Thursday, February 28, 2019

Mary Worth 3076

Chin Napkin! Thank you, June.

You know, Estelle, you don't have to go out with everyone you meet online. In fact, it is probably a good idea to be a little bit discerning before you say yes. Unless of course, you're just in it for the food, and then by all means, go to town.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have no experience with online dating so correct me if I'm wrong. Doesn't one establish some sort of online relationship before meeting in person?

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

@Anonymous: I did the online dating thing before I married my husband. (I stopped before I met him because was getting inboxed by creeps like Estelle is dating, plus I was busy getting my Masters.)

KM, since I know you don't get out much, let me tell you how online dating works. (I haven't done it in over 15 years, but I'm sure it hasn't changed much.) First, you sign up for it. Then you make a profile. You then review other people's profiles. You find someone you like, then you inbox each other. You get to know them online and then you meet at a public place. You don't close your eyes and pick out the first person your finger lands on. I can't believe how so little research KM does on this. Either that, or she wants to believe that Estelle is this stupid and naive. Did she sign up for Silverdates or Loserdates?

However, June is helping Wanders by supplying plenty panels of the year.

KitKat said...

I’ve never heard anyone use a form of “nope” as a verb.

Hey Estelle, maybe your luck will change if you change your jewelry. You’ve worn the same necklace and earrings for all of these dating debacles.

@Regina Wolfe-Parks, research like that would take time, something KM’s likely not interested in.

RobC said...

I didn't date much. I met my wife at a wedding; I was best man and she was the maid of honor. Pretty corny, huh? That was 22 years ago.

Oh Lord! My life has been a Mary Worth strip!!!

mr_darcy said...

Estelle has a slice of pizza, yet there is no slice missing from the platter. Looks as if Estelle ordered a single slice and her date ordered an entire pizza for himself. Could be a mistake, but I'm calling it a nice touch on June's part.

Jana C.H. said...

Let's see, we're supposed to be horrified by (1) a man who is old and slightly disabled, (2) a man who dresses in tacky clothes, and (3) a man who is fat. Okay, Mr Tacky Clothes is also a male chauvinist pig, but otherwise the only objectionable thing about any of them is their appearance. Old Codger and Divorced Fatso might be warm and loving people who are a lot of fun to be around and really know how to treat a woman right.

Anonymous said...


Who'd imagine the Internet could be a gateway to Loserville?

I guess he forgot to mention all this in his profile.

Maybe Estelle should have checked some Yelp reviews or something before she signed up with SilverCreeps.

-- Scottie McW.

Anonymous said...

@Jana C.H. - uh... I think we might want to eliminate Divorced Fatso on the grounds that he apparently thought it was okay to maintain two families at once. Bigamy is not my definition of treating a woman right.

Enlong said...

@Anonymous:

Which makes me a little confused that they even went with the "fat and ordered an entire pizza" thing in the first place. Was it assumed that the bigamy wouldn't be enough to convince the audience?

Jana C.H. said...

When I made my comment about Divorced Fatso, I had read only the panel posted here. It is only in the second panel, posted elsewhere, that we learn Fatso is a bigamist whose tears have the perversity to run uphill.

Yahoonski said...

Hey Anonymous @ 8:05: How you doin'? You want to go out sometime?

LouiseF said...

I have nothing to add to the hilarious responses here. I'm going to quietly wait for Nance's bold-face haiku, unless she's had to lie down and rest before tackling the non-word "Noping", which makes me think of Leslie Knope on the TV show "Parks and Rec". SHE would have some ripe comments about online dating. OK, I didn't quietly wait after all...

Nance said...

Today's (from my Defender Of The Language Fainting Couch) Boldface Haiku is titled

"In Which Estelle, Tired Of The Swipe-Right Rigors Of Adulting, Like, Can't Even".

Divorced...other!
Too much?
Noping out!

Anonymous said...

@Yahoonski - Sure.... But assuming that you're being honest and that's really a photo of you in the fighter plane, I'm afraid that you died in 1982, Mr. Falter. However, in the Worthiverse, that's probably less of a negative factor than being fat or bald.

LouiseF said...

Nance, you are a stitch! I forgot about "adulting", that other non-word in the Worthiverse. And who THINKS in bad grammar?

Chester the Dog said...

Estelle, poor Estelle, she could have just rammed her shopping cart into the cart of a handsome gent at Food Team. Much simpler than all this, BUT, look at all the free dinners she is getting!

Chin Napkin Groupie said...

He's Baaacccckkkk!!!!!

Nance said...

@LouiseF--Thanks! ;-)

Urban Dictionary has an entry for Noping Out, as it does for Adulting. What I don't get is why KM expects a 60-something to use slang that someone decades younger would use. I'm 59, and my contemporaries have never used Noping Out. Ever. Having older people speak like younger people is not going to attract a more youthful readership.

LouiseF said...

Thanks, Nance,for the Urban Dictionary reference. I agree with you about KM's tone deafness to the uses of youthful language by those of us who would NEVER choose these phrases. Thank heaven she hasn't gone in for the word "awesome", which I really hate. You may also have seen this meditation on "noping out" in no less a publication than the Chronicle of Higher Education. Pretty funny. https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2014/11/18/noping-out/..

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

@Nance: I am 62 and have never heard this term used before today. When I read the strip this morning I thought Estelle had thought “moping out”, which would have made a lot more sense, looking at fat boy bigamist’s tears. If KM is trying to be hip and trendy, she’s striking out on both counts.