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.

18 comments:

Vince said...

Maybe I missed something in her character development, but it doesn't seem Entertainer Esme would use a term like "gorgeous, dark-haired hunk," and I see that Katie still has a big frown on her face.

Anonymous said...


This doesn't appear to be Esme's first venture into the forbidden, so surely some word of her previous dalliances must have gotten around. Isn't she worried about losing her job? Or is she such a great singer and dancer that Bargain Cruise Lines wouldn't dare fire her?

-- S. McW.

Nance said...

Um...what year/decade is this, again?

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "In International Waters, People Start Talking Like The Hulk".

Gorgeous hunk? Have!
Is passenger! Know off-limits!
Me--challenge. Want!
Can. Should!


Sharon said...

The leading quote from several Sundays ago -- "I'm a total performer" (Aaliyah) -- suggests that only Esme's brain is working. In a manner of speaking, our cool, calculating entertainer will chew Derek up and spit him out.

KitKat said...

Previous "bad girls" - Nola Wolvensen, Drunken Jill WhatsHerName - haven't done well in the Worthiverse. I expect the Happy Hobo is pushing his shopping cart of recyclables somewhere on this ship, just waiting to ask Entertainer Esme "Are you OK?" Filled with remorse and regret for trying to break up the Hoosiers' marriage, EE will throw herself into the drink, and Mary will mutter a platitude before going to Intermediate Towel Folding.

Anonymous said...


@Nance

Best boldface haiku ever!

-- S. McW.

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

Headliner on a cruise ship...every entertainer's dream gig. If Esme continues to grow as an artist she may one day even get her shot on America's Got Talent.

Chester the Dog said...

Julie the Cruise Director would not approve.

meg said...

And at some point, Mary will leap in to rescue Esme from her poor choices. "Here I go to save Esme's job!" Hey, it worked at the Pax Wellness Resort.

Gina said...

Today's haiku had me howling! Best one since the one that ended with "Married. Next?" Bravo, Nance!

Garnet said...

Well, Derek already has the hots for Esme and he has a total nag for a wife. I don't think this is going to be very challenging.

r u ok? said...

If Esme has a pack of cigarettes it's all over for the Hoosiers.

Tim Shanahan said...

I don't think it's her "tummy" brain that's doing the talking...

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Entertainer Esme: dancer, singer, vamp. This situation reminds me of a segment on the Sonny and Cher show where Cher portrayed historical "bad girls". When I read this I hear Cher singing "She's a tramp/a vamp/a bit of a scamp/She's a V-A-M-P-VAMP!" (I'll share the link if I can find it on YouTube)

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

Well, today's strip doesn't pass the Bechdel test, but it sure is ENTERTAINING!

Mary's Helpful Hint #36: If those HOSERS on the ship are getting on your nerves, why not "collect" one if you can "have" him? It will be cause for some SERIOUS off-stage DRAMA ... and we NEED it! (Plus, I can't wait to get meddling!)

@KitKat: Oh, yes! Pretty please! Let's hope that Entertainer Esme turns out to be as FUN as Nola Wolvenson (the BEST!) and drunken Jill Black were! I'm holding out hope for Katie turning into an Agitated Aggie from Pax Wellness Resort, too!

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Here is the Sonny and Cher "Vamp" skit. I got the words wrong. It's "She was a scamp, a camp and a bit of a tramp, she was a V-A-M-P-Vamp". Describes Entertainer Esme completely.

https://youtu.be/Pzj0dx_t_8U

Nance said...

SATURDAY

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "How Many Cliches Can We Cram Into This Plot?"

Fired, involved guest!
No tight ship, those!
Star entertainer, me!
Doesn't he your?

Nance said...

PS--Thank you for the kudos yesterday. Much appreciated.