Derek mourns at the wall of missing passengers. Most of them either slipped under the "safety" rail, or were thrown overboard by Entertainer Esme.
Quite a lot happening in Implausible Disconnect World today. It suddenly stopped raining, but the ship is lurching at a fairly precipitous angle. Even so, Katie and Esme haven't been pitched face-first onto the deck. Meanwhile, Derek decides to cope with his crumbling marriage by looking at pictures of other couples for some reason, even though the ship is wildly lurching. Then Mary just happens to materialize in the pretty-picture room at this apparently late hour, no doubt with her phasers set to Meddle. And I'll bet Esme's cigarettes aren't even wet.-- Scottie McW.
It does seem like the middle of the night would be an odd time to go look at pictures of the other people on the cruise, as would any other time.
I can't sleep -- I think I'll go down and look at headshots of people I don't know!--Liz
A shout out to @Scottie McW. at 7:31 a.m. for "phasers set to Meddle." ;-)June got it wrong today. Instead of "Meanwhile, in the ship's photo gallery...," she was supposed to insert "Meanwhile, in an alternate universe...." How good to see the late Dick York, the original Darrin on Bewitched, in the 3rd row far right of the photo gallery. June's Elizabeth Montgomery needs some work, though.
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "Better Late Than Never".Derek!Hello!
The ship is lurching through a hurricane, all of the other passengers are cowering in their cabins and puking their guts up. Mary and Derek are made of sterner stuff, apparently. Oh, and the photo gallery is a real thing. Most cruise lines have photographers who are ubiquitously and annoyingly in your face. One of the most boring things you can do is go peruse the photo gallery and buy pictures of yourself. So naturally, Mary would gravitate there. Makes the towel folding sound downright exciting.
"Hello, Newman, er...Mary."
Panel 1: The ship tilts sharply backwards as the captain orders full speed ahead in order to outrun the oncoming rogue wave.(I've never been on one, but I assume gigantic cruise ships do tilt backwards like speedboats when they accelerate right?)
I'm with Derek. That photo gallery is fascinating. Try to find a couple that is not white. Try to find a same sex couple. It's like "where's Waldo."
Derek looks like such a dope.
"And for your sins Derek Hoosier, I damn thee to hell....what's that?, we have no vacancy right now?....ok. sure, we could do that instead.........And for your sins Derek Hoosier, we damn thee to spend eternity cigaretteless being nagged by your wife at the passenger video wall while Mary provides a background of everyone she sees."
Dave-love this, esp. the Mary part. 'Well, that man there looks like my cousin Ramona's son Stanley, or no, his name wasn't Stanley, but the woman in the picture reminds me of a lady I used to know in New York, but I haven't seen her since 1957 or was it 1958, no, it was the year that I had that lavender dress, and women didn't wear pant suits then, but they really are much more comfortable, Darrin, and as I recall, there isn't another formal night on this cruise, but the men in these pictures look very nice in their dinner jackets, but I have a friend who wore an AstroTurf tuxedo when he went on a cruise, and do you know, that ship ran aground, and I wondered....Dallek, where are you?"(channeling my dear old mother)
Love it, Meg!And Nance, even with little to work with you somehow make it fab.
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