Friday, July 13, 2018

Mary Worth 2921

Tommy: "So do I, but for entirely different reasons."

15 comments:

RobC said...

I think Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" should be added to the Charterstone Jukebox.

Brandy sings.
"You got a fast car
And we go cruising to entertain ourselves
You still ain't got a job
And I work in a market as a checkout girl
I know things will get better
You'll find work and I'll get promoted
We'll move out of the shelter
Buy a big house and live in the suburbs...."

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled

"Probably What Most Of Tommy's Exit Interviews Sounded Like".

Why!
Sorry.
Drinking, drugs, worst!
Over...

Anonymous said...

Interesting ginger ale you’ve got there, kids.

Nance - HA!!
Noreen

Anonymous said...


They're drinking grape Kool-Aid through bendy straws like six-year-olds.

-- Scottie McW.

Chester the Dog said...

I am going to go out on a limb here and give her father the benefit of the doubt. I think, back in 1999, he had one can of beer (Lite), stubbed his toe and said "@!&^%", took an asprin for the pain and his wife (Brandy's mother) kicked him out for being a drugged up, drunk, foul mouthed loser.

Just a thought.

KitKat said...

It may be cranberry Kool-Aid, Scottie McW. Those ice cubes are oddly shaped, and are those straws PLASTIC? Yesterday’s strip showed no patrons nearby, so I presume that Brandy’s oversharing made everyone flee. Maybe the burly server did as well.

Ha ha Nance, another on-target zinger. Tommy’s exit interview at Jerry’s Sandwich Shop included a mention of the mess in the bathroom, too.

On a non-Beedie topic, the Nordstrom anniversary sale catalog features a VINCE “Alora” sandal (open-toe mule in black leather with a very chunky, very high heel). I guess Mr. Alora is supplementing his soul-killing Charterstone job with a more fulfilling design gig.

mr_darcy said...

A humble non-haiku titled...

How Now, Maren Koy?

Starin' boy
Wearin' coy
Face makes
Carin' ploy.
Dare annoy.

Downpuppy said...

So we can go away until Labor Day, when Brandy will get clued in by an ex-con coming into the store & greeting Tommy, yes?

Gina said...

Nice work, Nance! And you too, mr_darcy!

Anonymous said...

So was there a law passed in Santa Royale that all restaurants had to place paper napkin dispensers on all their tables?

Anonymous said...

The ice cubes look like fortune cookies. And serving up the rose with twisty straws. Nice touch.

Maxwell Bacon said...

So many questions!
Why is the ginger ale purple?
Will Tommy tell Brandy about his own experiences with addiction? (At first glance, I thought he was doing that, but it turned out to be Brandy’s speech bubble. Groan!)
Will Mary show up at their booth and say ...
“Why, Tommy! So nice to see you. I’m so pleased that you have overcome your Vicodin addiction and can enjoy an evening out with a friend!”

Downpuppy said...

Schweppes & Canada Dry both make pink ginger ale.
Why?
Why not?

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Nance, your title hit it out of the ballpark once again. KitKat, you beat me to the punch! I was going to mention the mess someone (*ahem* Wilbur) left in the bathroom.

I had the same question about the ginger ale. My other question is why are those glasses so huge and did they order food. Maybe this place just has "great beers" and pink ginger ale.

@Downpuppy, I think it'll be more like Tommy's parole officer looking for him. He'll see Tommy and say "How come I didn't see you down at the parole office last week? You know you hafta report or it's back to the slammer, pal."

Now that Brandy has overshared, it's Tommy's turn. Tommy will tell his pitiful story, while looking at his pink ginger ale and stirring his straw. When he looks up, Brandy will have made like a ghost and disappeared.

LouiseF said...

If Tommy really wanted to change the subject, he could declare that he will never again use straws to drink since they ruin the environment.