Sunday, July 16, 2017

Mary Worth 2642

It would also be a shame for them not to work things out because Derek lied to Katie after she caught him making out with a flaming hot strawberry blonde whom he spent hours with, smoking cigarettes and singing show tunes. But, yeah, misunderstandings are also bad.

Good: 21
Enjoy: 19
Love: 18
Nice: 7

16 comments:

KitKat said...

Now that Toady Toby has validated Mary's powers, Mary will give Toby cash to cover the disco outfit purchased from Santa Royale Retro Resale Duds.

So is this it for the cruise? No more fun, enjoyable events?

Ian Cameron, PhD said...

I am so glad Mary chose to advise Derek to make things right. If she had advised him to make things wrong, or to present Katie with a list of Esme's pros and cons, it might not have worked. Then again, her advice always does..

meg said...

Ladies and gentlemen, I am sorry to report that Entertainer Esme will not be performing tonight due to a bad case of smoker's throat. However, we are pleased to present an all passenger Talent Show! First up, Mary and Toby's rendition of "Sisters (there were never such demented sisters)". Then Katie and Derek will perform La Danse Apache while singing "Sincerely", backed up by the Purple Passengers Chorus. And a complementary carton of Camels will be placed in each stateroom this evening, so enjoy!

Anonymous said...


Jeez, Moy has really mailed it in again this week. She's not even trying.

It took only about 20 seconds to read today's strip, but it was a complete waste of 20 seconds.

-- Scottie McW.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it also helped that Katie apologized for being a shrew. I can tell you from personal experience that it's way better when your wife doesn't blame you for kissing another woman on the cruise vacation. Just as long as you don't smoke.

Anonymous said...

I've been reviewing Derek's past interactions and I have to say that his kiss with Esme looked a lot more passionate than his kiss with Katie. Just saying.

Sandi Ego said...

Why does Derek look so short and awkward in panel 1? I think they're at the back of the boat but the lack of a wake has me worried they are adrift and the cruise won't end soon.

Anonymous said...

Before they left didn't Mary say that she had submitted enough "Ask Wendy" columns to last a few weeks? They've been on this cruise for about four months!

Dave in Parma said...

I was going to comment on how incredulous I was that Toby and Mary wake from talking about the Hoosiers while falling asleep too resume the discussion as if there was no interruption, repeating the cycle days at a time.....but then I realized I check back here daily and do the same. For shame.

Btw - I've wondered this for years, but who in the world names their daughter Toby?!

Sandi Ego said...

Dave, I think Toby is a nickname for Tobacco. Her dad was a heavy smoker. He even used to de-worm their horses with the stuff.

Vince said...

Dave, not that you haven't paying as much attention as you should have been, but I think Toby is short for Victoria in this situation, in the way that Bob is short for Robert.

Dave in Parma said...

Perfectly clear Vince; don't know how I didn't see that. :) Ah well; all's well that ends well!

babycenter.com does show that Toby is the 2,355th most popular girls name, peaking in popularity when 146 girls per million picked up the moniker.

Yahoonski said...

And so the S.S. Nothingburger heads back to home port.

KitKat said...

Mary's packing her un-bagged shoes on top of her clothes? Yuck!

I foresee a floating head of Jeff as Mary and Toby wing their way back to Santa Royale. Mary will sigh "Dear Jeff!" and then give him a crummy souvenir and then the brush-off when she's back at Charterstone. (I bet Jeff would appreciate a souvenir like Esme instead of a trinket!)

Dave in Parma said...

Adendum to my 9;11 post: it peaked in popularity in 1936 (not making that up)

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