It's a temporary problem? Then by all means, stick with the alcohol.
As far as I can tell, Wilbur himself is the problem. And yes, he’s certainly looking temporary at the moment.
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled"Speaking Truth To Cower".Disappointment...Escape it all!Permanent : temporary!
If Wilbur is in a time loop - is his experience temporary or permanent or both? Is Mary just making up difficult riddles for a drunk man to solve? That's mean meddling.
As I expected, Mary has cranked up the Cliche Generator, which is sputtering on.In keeping with today’s secret message, this plot truly is the Never-ending Story.
Didn’t Wilbur “escape it all” for a year?Looks like our “platitude generator” wrote today’s strip.
Mary's cliche IS, in fact, something that is taught in classes to help people stop someone from doing suicide, but when a person is sitting on the edge of a cliff, blurting out that statement in such a ham-handed way might just make them DECIDE to jump...Still, I am glad that KM included that panel. Never know when it could come in handy, even to save a guy like Wilbur...
@Nance, love it! Truth to cower, lol.Is this the point where Mary jumps off the cliff so that Wilbur will jump down to save her?
It's A Blunderful LifeMary will earn her angel wings whether Wilbur cooperates or not.
Out Of Order ... Today, the role of the platitude-generating robot will be played by ... MARY WORTH!
So, Mary Worth understands that Wilbur is suicidal? Why doensn't she dial 911? ... Can ... we ... PLEASE ... have ... just ... ONE ... LITTLE ... earthquake tremor? Right there at Lookout Point? Just enough to make a small crack in that small portion of cliff ... PLEASE? I want to see Wilbur and Mary go ... PLOP! into the Pacific!Then we can start calling the strip "DAWN WESTON'!!!
If they really were going for a title/regime change in the strip, I'd only support either IAN CAMERON, PHD or THE HAND TRUCKS OF CARLOS ALLORA.
Wait, why wouldn't I want a permanent solution to my problems, temporary or otherwise.Take care of business and be done with it, I say!I mean, really. Does anyone go around advocating for temporary solutions to permanent problems? I suppose sometimes they do but that doesn't really provide any sound basis for decision making than the original 'advice' Mary so blithely dispensed.
All you people making fun of Wilbur are trivializing loneliness, depression, suicide, alcohol abuse, obesity, baldness, poor body image, lack of self-esteem, and ocean pollution, among other things.Everybody making fun of Mary are trivializing friendship, compassion, caring, and counseling.All of you criticizing the story line are trivializing the struggles of two women trying to make their way through a male-dominated field. And one of them is not only a woman, but an Asian! This is not only trivializing, it's sexist, misogynist, and racist!You should all be ashamed of yourselves.-- Mr Holier-than-Thou Moralizing Bluenose
I'm glad Wilbur at least changed out of his bathrobe before he headed to the cliff. I see his still wearing those ratty shoes, though. i'm surprised he didn't add that to his list of woes--"..and not only does my radio not work, I couldn't buy new footwear because Iris and Zak were there buying camping equipment!"
Let me give everyone an example of a temporary solution to a permanent problem:I love to shop. I shop when I'm bored. I get temporary joy (and some nice clothes!) and I have alleviated my boredom. My credit card comes, maxed out. That's a permanent solution (paying off the credit card for the next year or so) to my temporary problem of boredom. Just put it to Wilbur that way...but then, maybe not.Oh just jump Wilbur and put us out of our misery. The only one who is going to have a permanent solution is Dawn. She is going to sue the pants off of whoever owns Lookout Point for not having a safety fence and will be rich-a permanent solution to being broke.
Thank you, Regina. Another great example that Mary's advice is nothing more than a category mistake and a rather trite one at that.
lmjb64: Correction, Iris and Zak were buying camping supplies, not camping equipment. Obviously you don't know as much about camping as KM.
Ah, Yahoonski, thank you for the correction. That's right, they were buying a tent and sleeping bags, which are of course camping "supplies." What was I thinking?You know, in going back to review that part of the story, a couple of thoughts came to me:1) Wilbur spent a lot of time talking to Mary about his feeling of hopelessness and feeling alone. Why didn't Mary refer him to an ACTUAL therapist? Does she think her meddling experience qualifies her as a counselor? S2) This storyline has been going on for a long, long time.
@Sandi Ego--Thank you!
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