Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Mary Worth 3176

That shirt is some kind of crazy paint magnet, sucking up gobs of paint while protecting his arms, face, and precious hair from every single purple drop.

17 comments:

RobC said...

Hey! I can see the roller pan!

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

WHen I read what Hugo said, I immediately thought of the Bette Davis film "Cabin in the Cotton" (yes, I'm a big Bette Davis fan!) where she famously said "I would kiss you, but I just washed my hair".

I have painted before and I have always gotten paint all over myself. Hugo has performed some kind of painting miracle, where none of him gets paint on him but his shirt. (Unless he bought the shirt like that and added to it.)

Like her father, Dawn is such a tool. She met this clown like three weeks ago and she's all ready to get married on top of the Eiffel Tower. (Or under it, depending if she lates it like Guy de Massupant.) Every summer this happens and every summer she gets played for the the fool she is. I agree with everyone who yesterday said that Hugo is probably an American sprouting a fake Pepe Le Pew accent and living in his parents' basement.

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

I meant to say "hates" it like Guy de Massupant. Sorry, I type too fast.

KitKat said...

Hugo can enter this shirt in the Santa Royale Summer Art Show. There will be a fierce competition for “Worst in Show” between his shirt and Toby’s gray clay animals.

RobC said...

Kitkat,

Kennebunkport, Maine, used to have a dump parade every year.
https://newengland.com/today/travel/maine/kennebunkport/kennebunkport-dump-parade/

I don't think the Bushs ever entered a float from Walker's Point. All the same, Hugo can enter and just say he's from Quebec.

Nance said...

Today's Boldface Haiku is titled

"The DNA Of Matisse's Wife Was Found In All Of His Works; Now We Know Why".

Kiss paint!
You...
So will!

Anonymous said...


Pretty funny strip today. First, we have the worst depiction of paint spatters ever. Not even close to real.

Second, it looks like he used one of his host family's baking pans to pour the paint into.

-- Scottie McW.

Regina Wolfe-Parks said...

@RobC, I just sent the link to my husband, the resident "Mainah" castigating him for not telling me about this annual tradition.

Imagine if they had one in Santa Royale: We'd have anything that Mary has baked or cooked (Muffins, salmon squares, kelk,etc.) the aforementioned Toby's clay animals, Hugo's supposed "paint splattered" shirt, John Dill's pink cakes, I'm sure we can think up more things. Wilbur would be the Grand Marshall.

Chester the Dog said...

What does this mean if the discovery of a paint tray in the bushes gets more attention than the storyline?

LouiseF said...

To answer your question, Chester, when noticing illustration details or reporting on goings-on from our respective geographic areas (Regina and Rob's talk about the "dump parade" in Maine for instance) overtakes our commentary on the story line, it's time for something new. I do love how we have these geographic clusters in the fans of the Worthiverse. I like hearing about events in other parts of the country, probably because the Worthiverse is so decidedly bland and white bread, and we all know (and love) that there will never be a real, engaging plot in this comic strip (hence the frequent calls for a pool party when the plot gets especially tedious). I could brag about my getting to see the Apollo 11 crew, life-sized, sculpted from 2200 lbs of butter at the Ohio State Fair, but I won't, because I'm much too cool for that.

katyb said...

A really romantic person, French or not-French, would kiss her and not paint his lack of desire in excuses. Proof positive, Hugo is a Fony. And, proof positive again, that Dawn is an "idiote." The Westons are loathsome.

meg said...

Just then, 30-50 feral hogs swarmed the yard.

Yahoonski said...

Louise F - Yes, you're cool, but it would have been even cooler had you seen the cast of MW sculpted from 2200 lbs of butter. Of course, by the time the sculptor finished with Ian and Wilbur, he or she would have needed more butter.

LouiseF said...

Yahoonski, thanks for that clarification! Maybe the fair committee will choose Mary Worth characters to sculpt from butter for next year's fair. Apparently, the yearly theme is a closely guarded secret.

TimP said...

And that's the true story of how Dawn ruined a perfectly nice top because of poor impulse control...

KitKat said...

@RobC, merci (that's French for "thanks") for the link to the Dump Parade. I especially love that the first Miss Dumpy dressed as Boss Hogg from The Dukes of Hazzard. No one can make up stuff like that! Coincidentally, I was just reading the cover story in the current issue of Scene magazine about Train Avenue, "Cleveland's once, current, and probably future trash avenue." Unlike the Trash Parade, Train Avenue is not at all charming and amusing.

Anonymous said...

How the heck do you hold onto a paint tray while you're on a ladder?