Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mary Worth 2622

This seems to be more than a 'lurch.' Based on the angle of the horizon, that ship is going down.

But given the image below, how far do you think Entertainer Esme will fall? How many times do you think she'll hit something on the way down? Will she splash in the water, or splat on a lower deck? Either way, tonight's Cabaret Showcase has been canceled.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, this plot went from relatively great back to implausibly super lame in a hurry.

That massive ship lurched? Really? Must have been made unstable by the invasion of the giant skunks visible in the second panel.

So the question is, Does Katie tell anybody?

-- Scottie McW.

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "The Ravages Of Smoking".

No-
ooo-
o!

fauxprof said...

Remember back when Toby and Mary were planning this trip, and Mary commented that it wasn't hurricane season? Well, I guess it is now. Anyway, to address Wanders' speculation, smoking areas on these cruises are usually on one of the upper outside decks, all the way aft, to minimize the smoke bothering other passengers. So, Esme could go straight down into the ship's wake. However, since TripleE is no respecter of rules, they could be anywhere, and she might land on a lifeboat. Still not a good outcome.

meg said...

Katie:
#$%# OVERBOARD!!

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Looks like there's a job opening for a new evil entertainer.

Tomorrow's strip: Katie walks away and the second panel shows 3E's still smoldering cigarette on the deck.

Saturday's strip: Mary and Toby, blissfully unaware what has happened, talk about the next stop on the never ending cruise.

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Just another thought: wouldn't it be funny if she fell past Mary and Toby's room like something out of Monty Python?

Vince said...

Despite Katie's holding the higher ground in this particular situation, I think she will still have some explaining to do.

KitKat said...

Wanders and all, your comments are cracking me up!

So the comic noir coloring and diagonal lines indicated that a storm is raging? Boy, am I slow on the uptake. If the ship is "lurching" horribly, shouldn't panic (not to mention seasickness) be ensuing everywhere?

The unkindest cut of all for Esme will be her wig falling off - how embarrassing. If she dies, she'll join Aldo Kelrast in the Mary Worth Hall of Shame of Nonredeemable Characters.

Delilah said...

I really like how the clouds behind Katie have morphed into flying skunks. Apropos to the storyline, no? Anonymous @7:57, you beat me to it!

r u ok? said...

Dave of Parma nailed it yesterday! Katie shifts to the right and Esme goes right over the railing.

I hope Mary dives in from 60 feet up to save Esme.

Maggie Moros said...

I wish we could upvote comments, I would upvote meg and Regina! I personally think Esme is going to grab on to the rail on her way over and Katie will have to dig deep and pull her back up. If she's feeling generous, that is... OOH, or better, she'll fall a couple levels before grabbing onto a porthole... right outside Mary and Toby's suite! Thursday night is Casino Night; better hope they're not huddled around the craps table, Esme!

Darth Curt said...

I haven't been this entertained by Mary Worth since the demise of Aldo Kelrast! If I remember correctly, he screamed "NOOOOO!" too.

Chester the Dog said...

....and she goes with out her top hat and cane...

Petunia said...

Wow, considering cruise ship railings are so tall it is impossible for a normal-sized person to fall over them, Esme must be about seven feet tall!

Anonymous said...

Newest song on the Charterstone Jukebox: the classic song by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition, "Just Dropped In."

Anonymous said...


@ Delilah

Yes, these are the dreaded flying maritime skunks that were actually responsible for the Costa Concordia running aground. The Italian government covered it up, of course, but the U.S. has incontrovertible evidence stored in Area 51.

-- S. McW.

k knutt said...

Esme executes a perfect forward triple somersault in the pike position dive earning a perfect score of 10. Unfortunately, it turns out to be the last dive of her brief career.

Garnet said...

Whoa. I was only joking when I said that I thought someone was going to be chucked overboard.

A google search tells me that it's possible to survive falling off a cruise ship but that it's uncommon. I imagine falling off at night during a storm doesn't help your chances. The question is - will Katie tell anyone?

Toots McGee said...

If the ship's a lurchin'
don't go a lungin'

meg said...

Why does Karen Moy hate the cruise ship industry? Shipwreck, employee on guest violence, passenger overboard during storm at sea...
Up next: Norovirus, hijacking, or crew mutiny?

RJoy said...

I have never been more delighted with this strip than I am today.

meg said...

Grab her hair, Katie!

Carlye said...

Meg -- my dream scenario would be Katie grabbing Esme's hair, and finding out that it's a wig. Oooo, I'm swooning.

Dave in Parma said...

Given all the travel product placement we've seen here in recent weeks, I half expect Joe Camel to reach over the railing be and pull 3E back to safety.

Chester the Dog said...

All cruise ship entertainers should wear life jackets (especially those who smoke).

LouiseF said...

I don't like that look in Katie's eyes today....It's an Alfred Hitchcock moment.

Sandi Ego said...

It's the moment of truth for Katie. Does she toss a flimsy life preserver or scurry to the nearest lounge for a Sea Breeze? Alert a crew member, knock on Mary's door, single handedly release one of the lifeboats but have it land on Esme?
Alas, without a doubt, Katie will facilitate the rescue of Esme, who will see the error of her man-hunting ways and apologize while being briskly dried with the aforementioned unfolded towel animals.
Wanders, may I suggest Stormy Weather for the jukebox?

KitKat said...

June must not have seen photos of actual cruise ships (like the one Wanders posted yesterday).

I have to applaud Esme's gymnastic skills - being able to grab a railing after being pushed over that railing is admirable. I bet Esme can do the splits, too!

Maybe tomorrow we'll see a tiny angel on one of Katie's shoulders and a tiny devil on the other, whispering in her ears.

Anonymous said...

I love a good moral dilemma. Wow, KM really left us hanging....

Maybe Wilbur will end up writing about this disaster at sea.

fauxprof said...

How did Esme manage to go over head first, then twist in mid-air and grab onto the railing? You've got to give her credit for gymnastic skills. Katie seems smaller and slighter than Esme, so pulling her back up on deck without going over herself would be quite an athletic feat in itself. Whatever happens will probably defy the laws of physics.

meg said...

Katie saves Esme, who is not transformed by her near-death experience. She accuses Katie of pushing her, and the cruise cops are called in. Fortunately for Katie, a certain someone just happened to be on her balcony and witnessed the entire event. Next up: Victory Lap.

Anonymous said...


Of all the days BlogBoy picked to abandon ship . . . (J.K., Mr. Wanders!)

KitKat and meg, I thought the exact same thing about Gymnast Esme and Accuser Esme. Except that Katie gets thrown in the brig, and Esme consoles a distraught Derek, who kind of suspected that his wife is capable of murder, considering her high bee-otch index and all.

To make things worse for Katie, several seagulls pooped on her.

-- Scottie McW.

Anonymous said...

I know if it were so, everyone here would be all over it. What I'm talking about is the weird feeling that there was once in the past a Mary Worth storyline involving someone falling off a boat. Am I thinking of another strip perhaps or am I just off my rocker.

Anonymous said...


Oops, I forgot to credit fauxprof too for noticing what an Olympian athletic achievement under pressure Esme pulled off. A full pike, half-twist, reverse grawlix. A unanimous 10 from the judges.

-- S. McW.

mr_darcy said...

About Esme's physics-defying acrobatics...
It's a little known fact that word balloons containing grawlix are lighter than air. Just sayin'.