Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mary Worth 3104

For a moment, I worried that Arthur would have another woman in his hotel room. That would have really devastated Estelle.

20 comments:

fauxprof said...

It looks as if Arthe(u)r may have taken a shower. It didn’t help.

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled

"I Wonder If Arther Knows About The Fish Pattern On The Carpets?"

Queen?
Soon! Counting days!
Wrap up! Together! Love!
I love you too!

Jay Brutus said...

The twist will be Arthur is actually on vacation with Fabiana

KitKat said...

Sidebar: Is Estelle colorblind? Who pairs a purple pillow with one with brown and orange stripes?

I initially thought that Arthur had a long ponytail cascading down his back, a la Rapunzel, but I guess that's a shadow - ? That candle is perilously close to the table edge. If the tablecloth catches fire, that ten grand may be enough for Arthur after all. His dinner looks like it was catered by Mary. The plate of green stuff is open to interpretation: kelk rosettes? decaying salad greens? moldy mussels?

RobC said...

So he's dropped some cash on a swank hotel room and room service. The rose is a nice touch. Could he at least have spent some money on a haircut, shave and body wax? Evidently he's not at the Ritz Carlton in LA.

Anonymous said...

I think Arther is on a cruise... I think he decided to save a couple of bucks by opting for the "no flatware" meals.

Bill the Butcher said...

Arther Zerro: “Oh no! I lost my ticket! Unless you wire another $20000 I’ll be stuck here for another twenty years until I’ve earned enough to pay for another!”

Estelle (cramming money into envelope): “My beautiful man! Sigh!”

Bill the Butcher said...

Hey, at least he’s putting her ten thousand to good use! Better than she ever did! Just look at that spiffy new singlet, everybody! Really shows his arm hair to perfection!

Bill the Butcher said...

So – panel 1 – being scammed out of ten thousand dollars taught Estelle to hold a mobile phone halfway like a normal person? I get it! The Mystery Of The Charterstone Mobile Phone Grip is that these people have so much money they can afford to drop their phones and break them five or six times a day!

Chester the Dog said...

Why did Arthe/ur ever get in touch with her after taking the ten grand? Mary is going to trace that phone call and nail him. Is he on the cruise ship where Evil Entertainer Esme works?

Anonymous said...


Hey, look at Mr. Zerro; he's tucked his napkin into his tanktop. He cleans up real well -- you know, relatively.

On the other hand -- as Anon at 8:42 points out -- Artie probably told the room service waiter, "Nah, I don't need none o' dat silverware stuff. I'll just shove it in wit' my mitts. On second thought, gimme dem forks and whatchacallits. I'll take 'em home as a souvenir."

Wanders, I too was wondering about him procuring some -- um, how to put this delicately -- temporary companionship.

Anyway, I'm so glad we got to see Arther living it up. But now Mary and Toby are going to RUIN EVERYTHING!

-- Scottie McW.

Garnet said...

I find it interesting that Arther is using a napkin as a bib to eat in a hotel room.

LouiseF said...

It looks as if a waterfall is cascading off Arthu/er's table, which may be a metaphor for what's happening to Estelle's money. In any case, I'm relieved that Arthu/er apparently knows how to live it up. He'll be able to keep up with Estelle's tastes. I was a bit alarmed at the difference between their life styles, but I see that Arthu/er is actually the embodiment of the saying "a champagne appetite and a beer pocketbook", unless, of course, he has access to someone else's $$.

KitKat said...

I've been mulling over how quickly Arthur/er will burn through that ten grand. Rather than going back to the Estelle Well for a cash infusion, he might be like Max Bialystock in The Producers, cultivating multiple willing victims. (The jury's out on whether they're as credulous as Estelle.)

@Nance, you have a great memory! Thanks for making me laugh about the fish pattern on the carpeting!

Steve G said...

How did he get razor stubble on his arms?
Is he also a champion age-group swimmer that shaves his whole body?
(I know guys like that!)

Hope he comes to Charterstone pool party!
(Arthur vs. Wilbur "Speedo competition"?)

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Great comments everyone!

Steve G, I also knew wrestlers that would shave all their body hair. (I was friends with one who did.) A hairless body is supposed to show off muscle definition. (We won't have to worry about this in Arthur/er's case.)

I'm hoping that Arthur/er is on a cruise and Entertainer Esme is blowing through that 10K with him. She won't even care how greasy and gross he is. He has two things she enjoys: Money and cigarettes.

I am surprised that Wooly Willy didn't change his phone number and drop Estelle like a bad habit when he got the 10K. I think he's going back to that well until it runs dry. I suspect that Estelle is such a nincompoop that she wouldn't believe Jesus, let alone Mary and Toby telling her that Arthur Z looks about as much like George Clooney as Danny DeVito does. (The real Danny DeVito, not this cheap imitation.)

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Oh and Arthur/er made me squeal with delight when he called Estelle his "Queen". Now if he was like Ted Confey and called her "Queenie", my day would have been made.

Bill the Butcher said...

"Actually, when I said I discovered something, I meant it wasn't quite I, by myself. I meant I had a little help. Actually, I meant Toby Cameron. Yeah, Estelle, not only did you get rooked, but the story is now public property! Unless, of course, you want it kept quiet. Now, how much adulation are you able to pay me?"

Anonymous said...

We're all being pretty hard on Arther/Iven. I'm thinking he may not be on a cruise, but actually on his way back home to Estelle and Charterstone via boat. He can't fly because of his injuries.

And you're right. The shower didn't help.

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

Thursday: Estelle has a look on her face like Mary showed her a porn video of Arthur/Arther. At least Mary's holding the phone correctly.

Estelle is such a delusional numbskull, she will refuse to believe Mary's findings and will ask Arthur/Arther about the picture. "Oh that Estelle my darling. I only used that picture because I'm ashamed of my looks. That's my half brother. He's nowhere as handsome as I am. I didn't want to brag at how handsome I really am. By the way, my equipment broke down again and I'll be delayed for a year if I don't get help. Can you wire me another 10 Large-uh-I mean ten thousand dollars so we can be together in paradise my queen."