Saturday, October 27, 2018

Mary Worth 2997

If "Providence" is code for "God," and "God" is code for "Mary Worth," then, yes, Providence indeed.

25 comments:

TimP said...

MARY WORTH IS GOD

I dunno. Worked better for Clapton.

mr_darcy said...

Mary's starting her victory lap already.
I'm Mary Worth, Agent of Providence.
I bet she even carries a badge in her purse.

RobC said...

Well, that's that! Saul has a new dog; the hound's heart is warming and his heart is melting. Mary has another notch in her belt.

I can't wait for the new story arch to start up in THREE weeks!

KitKat said...

Has Mary ever flat-out claimed to be God before, or is this a Worthiverse Watershed Moment? Will Mary remove the earrings of a mere mortal and insert those of a divinity?

@RobC at 9:30 a.m., we’ll be fortunate if it’s ONLY three weeks to a new story arch, not three months.

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Greta is giving Myster Wynter a look as if to say “you’re not going to let that old dame feed me salmon treats and you’re not going to put a bow tie on me, are you?”

Yes, Mary is god like. A meddling god.

Anonymous said...


With apologies to Psalm 150:1-6 . . .

Praise the Meddler! Praise Mary for her mighty deeds; praise her according to her excellent greatness! Praise her with trumpet sound; praise her with lute and harp! Praise her with tambourine and dance; praise her with strings and pipe! Praise her with sounding cymbals; praise her with loud clashing cymbals!

-- Scottie McW.

Tim said...

Has Mary ever read the story about Herod who was praised by a crowd shouting he was a God. Anyhow, worms ate his bowels.

r u ok? said...

I worked at an animal shelter for years - I keep waiting for Greta to bite Saul right in the face. You pick a traumatized dog that doesn't know you and go nose to nose? Scared dogs love that!

Challenge - What is Mary the Patron Saint of (could be many)? My guess is Muffin Making.

KitKat said...

r u ok? at 11:49 A.M., Mary could be the patron saint of busybodies and Nosey Parkers.

Sandi Ego said...

Patron Saint of Meddling, Awkward Hand Gestures, Monochrome Outfits, Chastity

hia5 said...

Mary definitely should have a halo above her head tomorrow or Monday at the latest. Canonize Mary now!

fauxprof said...

Let’s not canonize Mary, but rather cannonize her. If we work out the ballistics correctly, we can loft her as far as Goleta.

RobC said...

Meanwhile, in Heaven...

St. Jude: "What's on the docket today?"
Angel Secretary: "We have a lost cause of an old man who has become a shut in because his dog died after eating tainted salmon."
St. Jude: "Hmmm.. I need to wrap up the ex-con grocery store clerk who's fallen in love with Brandy (the girl, not the drink). Better assign this to an AS2. Perhaps she'll earn her wings."

Sandi Ego said...

@RobC - Angel Second class! Love those It's A Wonderful Life references!

LouiseF said...

Hilarious, everybody!

KitKat said...

Sunday
@RobC yesterday, that’s so funny! Mary might bristle at “second class,” though.

@fauxprof yesterday, cannonizing Mary is a great and fitting idea. Or, on a seasonal note, she could be launched by a pumpkin-firing catapult.

On to today: Animal Shelter has awfully low standards (and I do mean awful). The staff person hasn’t even asked Saul for any personal info or asked any questions about his fitness to own a dog. Maybe Mary has railroaded other people through this facility.

Yahoonski said...

"She looks comfortable with you" somehow reminds me of Rodney Dangerfield commenting on the hat Ted Knight is wearing in Caddyshack, only here it would be "That's the ugliest bow tie I've ever seen...but it looks good on YOU!"

Anonymous said...


BTW, we didn't see Iris with or without Zak at the pool party. Are they still camping? Have they dropped off the grid to spend all day rutting, despite the fact that they're both filthy and unkempt?

Will we find out after Saul finally takes home his dog to live in bliss while Bela's mausoleum goes neglected?

I hope so. Iris is my favorite character, mainly because she makes Wilbur so miserable.

-- S. McW.

Anonymous said...


BTW II, I read George Eliot's little boxed quote several times and it makes no sense.

-- S. McW.

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

S. McW., I thought it was just me scratching my head. Perhaps KM got her quotes from her “Golen Book of Quotes” mixed up and this should be the quote for next week’s strip.

I was hoping that Greta, thinking that Saul’s nose was a rubber toy was going to bite it off, rather than lick it.

lmjb1964 said...

"Maybe it's an act of Providence that you're here." "For whatever reason, you're here." Has Mary forgotten that he's there because ticked him into being there? She acts like it's some fortuitous accident, rather than a twisted scheme of here.

Mary and Shelter Worker are really tag-teaming poor Saul. And they must be on the same team, since they're wearing the same color shirts. They do have pretty lax standards for adopting.

KitKat said...

MONDAY
Greta's been at Awful Animal Shelter a YEAR, Saul. Odds are pretty good that one more day won't make a difference. You and Mary have time to skedaddle back to your apartment and ditch all the Bella portraits and bow ties. Maybe there will even be time to get those tires (tee hee!).

TimP said...

The art today (Monday) really betrays the writing in the way the depiction of an elderly shut-in adopting a traumatized shelter dog is depicted so menacingly.

These people are terribly maladjusted.

LouiseF said...

Mary is going to have to ask Santa for those tires now since her Tire Advisor (Saul) is going to be busy with his new responsibility.

mr_darcy said...

She's coming home with me! I can't wait to feed her salmon cakes!