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
Love: 11
Nice: 5 


Peggy Olson said...

Esme really is amazing. She's a dancer! She's a singer! She's a homewrecker!

Can't wait to see this romantic trio meet at the pool.

Anonymous said...

The headliner dines with the chorus girls. How wonderfully egalitarian!

"Come on, girls, let's finish breakfast and break up some marriages!"

-- S. McW.

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "Cruising In Three Lines".

Sick, rude!
Ship life!
All pretty good entertainment!

fauxprof said...

Ah, Evil Entertainer Esme! And I bet she has a carton of cigarettes back in her miserable little below decks cabin. She'll have to make the other two girls bunk in with someone else from the troupe, or else sleep out on the deck.

Oh, and for all my fellow nerds out there, May the Fourth be with you! Happy Star Wars Day! (If Wanders already covered this in the secret message, apologies. Haven't been able to access those on my tablet.)

KitKat said...

Oh boy, bit players! Brunette Malcontent should have a squeaky voice like Faith Prince as Adelaide in Guys and Dolls. That would be ideal for "I'm so sick of living on this boat...!"

In p. 2, Entertainer Esme looks like she stepped out of 1940s film noir B movie. I just know she's a smoker! By Sunday we'll see her light up on deck, take the cigarette out of her mouth, and pass it to Derek. The cigarette will have lipstick marks, too - red ones! Maybe a shade named "Torrid Passion."

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

No KitKat, I imagine Derek lighting two cigarettes that are in his mouth and handing one to get like Paul Henried did with Bette Davis.

I picture the brunette sounding like Fran Drescher.

Yahoonski said...

Wanders: Maybe you should be counting instances of forms of the word "entertain"; I think it might be at least in 4th place by now.

Sharon said...

Looks like Katie has stolen a page from Iris's fashion book -- the Ruffles of Doom.

Sandi Ego said...

@KitKat My mom smoked Debs cigarettes back in the 1940s - the filter ends were red so a woman's lipstick wouldn't show.
Now Esme has me humming "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran.

Anonymous said...

What if... Esme never sees Derek again and nothing happens; they just need a nice reprieve from the drug addiction arch. Derek is going to be faithful.
Either that or he'll catch a venereal disease and give it to his wife, boy would that open up a whole new can of worms!!!

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

@Regina: YESSSSS!!!! Exactly what I was thinking! _Now, Voyager_ ... how romantic! Well, if this cruise turns out to be even half as interesting as THAT romantic cruise movie, or even half as interesting as Dawn and Wilbur’s cruise on the Bosta Bombordia several years ago, then this strip has a chance to rack up serious brownie points in my opinion! And ...

Dare I say it, but today, this strip is starting to get ... INTERESTING! I don’t know whether the “entertainment” Entertainer Esme is referring to is watching Derek and Katie bicker (a soap opera!) or taking Derek into the deep dark recesses of the ship for family unfriendly activities (a soap opera on steroids!).

Mary’s Helpful Hint #35: ENJOY the breakfast buffet every morning! It’s really NICE! And if your friends start complaining about ship life, tell them they’re WRONG ... and BREAK OUT into a SONG AND DANCE number right there in the dining room ... because YOU CAN!

Anonymous said...

Hmm, Wanders might need to start a list of occurrences for the words "sick" and "rude", and maybe "cigarette"!

I wouldn't mind if we got to see some of the rude behavior of the passengers. That could liven up the proceedings.

- Liz

Anonymous said...

If Katie is worried about Derek now - wait until they get to the nude beaches on Haiti.