Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mary Worth 2597

Well, we're back to our old plot extolling the various activities available on a cruise. But at least we get horses. Let's give those horses some cigarettes. I'm not sure why that strikes me as so funny. I just want to see the horses smoking.

But here's hoping Entertainer Esme locks Katie in the stable.

And panel 1 brings back our old favorite: "Enjoy"

Enjoy: 16
Good:14
Love: 11
Nice: 5

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mary Worth 2596

The passengers in the designated smoking areas are always so relaxed and cool. No wonder Katie goes out of her way to make sure Derek gets plenty of secondhand smoke.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mary Worth 2595

Well, Entertainer Esme has been outsmarted by the meddling of Mary Worth, and it probably won't be the last time, either. But maybe if she can get Katie to lean on that rickety wooden rail, she'll get to smoke Pall Mall's with Derek before the day is through.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mary Worth 2594

So... Toby is fleeing from Mary, but has forgotten who she's searching for? At least that's what Lord Montaigne thinks. He also said, "I quote others only in order the better to express myself," but I'm not sure it applies to today's strip.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mary Worth 2593

That kick may qualify Derek as one of Entertainer Esme's back up Abe Lincoln dancer's.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mary Worth 2592

The "sovenir" stand is right next to the bathroom?? Was Derek buying tacky caps for his assistants just four feet from Entertainer Esme as she locked up his wife? Or maybe that's some other restroom, and that's some other wife that Entertainer Esme has also locked up.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mary Worth 2591

Of course! Of course! Why didn't I think to just ask Mary? Mary knows. She always knows. Of course, Esme is going to have to kill Mary if she ever hopes to carry out any other diabolical plans.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mary Worth 2590

Please don't misconstrue new Take-Charge Toby's leadership for altruism. Once on board, she won't have to worry about missing the boat. And she can use the bathroom. If only she'd thought of that down by the beach.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Mary Worth 2587

Unfotunately, of the thousands of passengers enjoying this port of call, only Katie has to use the bathroom. It will be days before anyone notices she's missing. Things are going just as Entertainer Esme planned.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Mary Worth 2586

Uh-oh. Has Entertainer Esme actually hired Haitian gang members to abduct Katie in the ladies' restroom?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mary Worth 2585

Wait! What happened to Derek and Entertainer Esme? Were they up all night smoking cigarettes? We may never know for sure, but of this I'm certain: Katie is never going on another cruise.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mary Worth 2584

I am not certain how Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel would feel about being quoted out of context in Mary Worth, but at least he can rest easy knowing that he received no attribution. Except that I just exposed him. Dang. Sorry, Sir Elie.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mary Worth 2583

Woah, hey! What happened? How did these two end up alone together in the designated smoking area? This is bad, real bad. Derek is already lying to Katie and confiding in Esme the Entertainer. Smoking and flirting. Now if he'll just murder someone, I'm pretty sure Katie will divorce him.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Mary Worth 2582

Because one thing every entertainer knows: They are irreplaceable. I mean, how could they ever find someone else to sing "At Last?"

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mary Worth 2581

What does Entertainer Esme mean by "I can have him?" Does she want to add him to her collection of top-hatted chorus boys? Does she need a "Mr. Allora" in her life to keep her from hurting her back? Or is her tummy brain suggesting something more untoward.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mary Worth 2580

She's easily amused. 

One of Entertainer Esme's best qualities is finding the silver lining in every situation, like  amusing herself at sea by planting seeds of infatuation and then watching the fallout. 

Enjoy: 15
Good:14
Love: 11
Nice: 5 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mary Worth 2579


Katie's croissant is making Derek hanker for an unfiltered Camel 
Esme's not just a singer! She's a dancer! How dare you? And I didn't go on about her all night. Just until 4 AM. 

Enjoy: 15
Good:13
Love: 11
Nice: 5 

Drove through Iowa yesterday. 

The Spider Bug in Avoca, Iowa