"Yeah, yeah... you miss Jimmy. Of course you do. SAY! Do you like CATS?"
Holy moley, I almost literally LOLed at this. I think we have a Daily Installment of the Year candidate."Yeah, yeah, yeah, dead husband, yada yada yada. Hey, I know just what you need . . ."-- Scottie McW.
Mary Worth, the Empress of Insensitivity. Actually, this seems to be much too convenient. There's no way KM would wrap Mary's Libby dilemma so neatly - her plots always grind on and on and on. Maybe Estelle will say, "I'm severely allergic to cats," or "I HATE animals!" So, Mary's next plan: fly to NYC for Christmas, take Libby along, and hope the airline loses her.
Yep, Mary’s just going to hand Libby off to a random widow we’ve never seen before today. No need to notify the shelter. Things are much simpler in the Worthiverse. The perfect wrapping on this holiday package would be to introduce said widow to Old Man Wynter—love at first sight, even between Libby and Greta.
Estelle: Well, yes, I do like cats but my new boyfriend is severely allergic to them. It's funny how we met. He literally ran into me as he was running down the hall the other day. He explained that his eyes were swollen shut from an encounter with some inconsiderate idiot's cat. Must have been fate, don't you think Mary?Mary: Meeooowwww...yowelllll!!!
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled"Both Muffins And Cats Fit Neatly Into A Deus Ex Machina".Hello. Are?Miss...getting by.Cats?
Estelle is looking a little haggard. Dry skin, dry hair, the heat must be on full blast in her apartment.
Mary: Yeah, yeah, too bad about Jimmy. But, hey, I bet he taught you a lot about buying tires. You got any plans for this afternoon?
OMG, once again Mary shows us what a horrible sociopath she is. She runs into a random woman who lost her husband and she's ready to foist that one eyed, lamb roast licking, counter jumping, computer sleeping cat on her.Does KM know anybody? Does she interact with people, because normal people don't interact like this. If God forbid I had lost my husband, the last thing I would be thinking about is getting a cat to replace him. Mary is a horrible person
I lost my wife in January. If some random neighbor randomly offered me a cat I might just abandon my preference for gracious language. Karen Moy is a nitwit who appears to have never met a real person.
Sheesh! Doesn’t Mary know that the only appropriate response at this time is “Say, how about those Red Sox?” (Insert sock color of your choice.)
@Tim, my condolences. The holidays can be bittersweet or downright awful after a loss like that. I agree, Karen Moy has never met a real person. She is beyond tone deaf.
Mary is definitely suffering from compassion fatigue, and KM seems to be suffering from bereaved-individual-storyline fatigue... What else could Mary suggest to Estelle? 1. Joining a bowling league. Too uncool for the West Coast 2. Surfing? Possibly. More West-Coast-friendly. Surfing would take Estelle's mind off of Jimmy. Of course, so would skydiving, which, like surfning, might take her mind off of everything, including her neck. .. 3. The Christmas Bird Count. Could be...Once Estelle discovers how many pesky starlings are depositing all over the walls of Charterstone, she might be more amenable to considering the adoption of a cat... Get with the subtle segues already, Mary!
There is only one plausible explanation. KM (K-Generation Machine) is an experiment in artificial intelligence. She (It) cannot possibly be a living, breathing human being.
@LouiseF, Mary developing compassion fatigue is the most compelling Mary Worth plot I've ever heard. Low bar, I know, but think about it. She's ostensibly a role model, right? Why not talk about the limits a real human would hit trying to emulate a character like her?(The answer is because neither Mary nor Karen Moy are human.)
Whoa, Mary, opportunistic much? I loved Anonymous's comment at 8:44, but I wonder if fauxprof is right. As KitKat said, it seems to soon to wrap up the Libby story. I wonder if this storyline is really just a continuation of the Saul storyline? Although if she gets a cat, and Saul has Greta, not sure how that would work out. I had to go back and read today;s strip again Look how happy Mary is at finding someone to foist Libby off on. She is nuts.I'm actually going to miss Libby. Weird eye-marking aside, June really gives Libby a lot of attitude. Tim, I'm so sorry to hear about your wife.
Do I like Cats? Well, don't get me wrong as I respect all that the man has accomplished but it's probably my least favorite of his musicals and it has more than a few competitors.
"Say...do you like DOCTORS?"
“Well, I like cat meat — why do you axe?”
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