Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Mary Worth 3054

A day without a secret message is like a day without sunshine.

"Certain things are meant to be overlooked. Like your obesity, and your chin beard."

18 comments:

RobC said...

Where would the world be today if everything were based on merit? In a right pickle, I tell you!

KitKat said...

Another thing to overlook: Chinbeard's obesity is emphasized by the tie bar (!) anchoring the necktie that cascades over his considerable stomach.

Jannie, he overlooked your come-hither wink, too. You must have overlooked your homework at the Santa Royale Academy for Wannabee Sirens and Bad Girls. Tsk tsk!

Enlong said...

I have to give this comic credit. When I imagined all the different outcomes to an angry Jannie confronting Prof. Cameron when her legendarily clumsy attempt at seduction for grades failed, I never could have imagined that her line would be something as lame as "I thought we were friends!" Mary Worth is a grand-master when it comes to making everything less interesting.

Unless she meant the kind of "friends" Dawn is with her teacher?

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled

"This Is The Hallmark Of KM's Inabilities".

Thought friends!
Teacher...what don't...overlook?
Meant!

Chester the Dog said...

What kind of "friends" wink at each other? Yuk.

fauxprof said...

You can be friends with your professors. My graduate advisor even walked me down the aisle at my wedding. But I still had to meet his exacting standards in class. (He once gave me a grade of 98.8 on a history final because I had used an adverbial phrase incorrectly. History, not English! Nance, I’m sure, would approve.)

Enlong said...

"...with benefits!"

Nance said...

@fauxprof--Not only do I approve, I think I may be In Love. (Said the English Major/History Minor...!) My Romantic Poets prof supplied a reading for my wedding, and my American History prof was invited but was unable to attend because he was on sabbatical studying a dig in the Southwest.

Anonymous said...


Well, so much for the Friend Zone.

Gotta say, I was looking forward to today's strip, but now I'm disappointed since both of Jannie's utterances are so ludicrous.

Ah well, it's not like we haven't been disappointed before.

-- Scottie McW.

KitKat said...

I forgot to mention that my hopes for a Jannie-Toby smack down a la Entertainer Esme and Katie Hoosier are waning. Jannie appears to be a bush-league bad girl who's unworthy to carry the mascara of Esme or Fabiana.

Yahoonski said...

But Scottie McW, disappointment is what we come here for! Speaking of which, I must say that a day without a secret message is like a day without sunshine. Or is that without orange juice? Anyway, I am reminded of the time my poetry professor (Miller Williams, Clinton's inaugural poet) saw me struggling with a question on an exam where we were supposed to identify the authors of given quotes. He asked me what the problem was and I explained I knew the poet, knew what page he was on in the text, could recite the rest of the poem, and even knew his initials but his name just wouldn't come to me. "LANGSTON HUGHES," he hissed, while cuffing me sharply on the head. R.I.P., Miller (and Langston, too).

LouiseF said...

KitKat, it's no wonder Jannie is a failure at being a bad girl. Her studies at "Santa Royale Academy for Wannabee Sirens and Bad Girls" were likely carried out with the same effort she showed in her Shakespeare class with Ian. If she were at all savvy, she might have turned her failure at flattery on its ear by quoting Shakespeare to Ian from "Two Gentlemen of Verona". “Flatter and praise, commend, extol their graces, Though ne’er so black (In Ian's case, make that FAT), say they have angels’ faces.” Jannie could have hammed that line up and declared to Ian that she was invoking Shakespeare when she winked at him. I really think it would have worked on Professor Plump.

MDmaryTed said...

What things should be overlooked? Overlooked because Jannie flattered Ian? Sorry, her flattery was at D level at best.

Carlye said...

I think the "certain things are meant to be overlooked" is ominous. Is she referring to something that she is going to claim happened between them?

Chester the Dog said...

@ Carlye: You are on to something...

lmjb1964 said...

I wonder if it's symbol that when she's talking about things being overlooked, she's looking over to the side instead of at Ian. What is she looking at?

I can't even with this girl. SHE DIDN"T TURN IN THE ASSIGNMENT. I know, it's MW and things don't make sense, but for some reason I'm really really bothered by the fact that Jannie assumed she didn't have to turn in any work at all.

Maybe I need to get out more.

Sophronia Sphynx said...

Hell hath no fury like an undergraduate minx. Mark my words -- Dr. Cameron will be up in front of a tribunal in the very near future, incompetently defending himself against a charge of sexual harassment This is what happens when someone tells Karen Moy about #Metoo.

Sharon said...

I hope the office door is open.