Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mary Worth 643

Yes, I, Wanders, have returned, like a long lost son that you never knew about (if you are my dad; if you are my mother, you probably knew about me), and who you met on Facebook. I have decided to move in with you and my hot sister. I only hope that when you look at me, you'll think of my mother, and not resent me for being a total weirdo. And that you won't ask too many questions... like where have I been the last couple of weeks? There's a three part answer. First, I was sick a lot in December. Second, it's the holidays, so I spent as much time with Mrs. Wanders and the little Wanderers as possible. And third, we got Beatles Rockband for Christmas. Need I say more?

There's still a few more hours to stuff your ballots in the Worthy Awards ballot box. I know there won't be many surprises this year since the poll shows you the current results, but I hope you've had fun voting.

Happy New Year! Here's to all the great stories we'll read in 2010! And also, the Mary Worth stories we'll read.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mary Worth 642

Yeah, yeah, we're all familiar with Jeff's commitment to family. The strings he pulled to get his children through medical school, and then placing them on the staff at his own hospital where he can continue to cover up for their malpractice. But at least he has contact with them, unlike Wilbur Weston, who last we knew was weighing the consequences of actually sending an email to his illegitimate son. What a great story that was. And it only took two weeks to tell. The new mini-format needs a little work, but if Karen Moy excels at anything it is telling stories in ways no one else would ever even consider.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mary Worth 641

Another groundbreaking story is being developed in Mary Worth. For the next five weeks, we can expect to watch Wilbur type at his computer in a too-small sans serif font as he seethes in resentment over Abby, the girl who dumped him never revealing she was pregnant with his child, and who had the audacity to die just before he could reconnect with her on Facebook. The excitement never ends.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

2009 Worthy Awards

Yes, it is time for the 2009 Worthy Awards! This year, the Condo Board was faced with so many difficult choices, just winnowing the options down to a few outstanding nominations was a painful and distressing process. But, we've done it. And now it is your turn to determine who will go home with the coveted Worthy Award Loving Cup. Voting Ends Midnight, December 31. You have until the New Year! Cast your vote now!

Mary Worth 640

Oh, Abby. So headstrong and wild and free, with your fringed jacket and pirate shirt. And your man hands. You were an amazing girl. Just the thought of you makes me look suspiciously over my shoulder.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Worth 639

As Wilbur sucks down another ham on Wonder bread sandwich, it seems like a good time to pause and wish all of you a very Merry Worth Holiday. 'Tis the season for all of us at Mary Worth and Me to thank you for a year of great comments and commiseration as we share the exciting adventures of Mary Worth together. To celebrate, we dressed up like elves and had some fun.

I hope you enjoy our video.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mary Worth 638

Do I really need to say anything? As Kurt "The Skeleton" Evans emerges from his closet, Wilbur is so distressed that he's inhaling not one, but two ham on Wonder bread sandwiches.

It's about time for an I.M. to pop up from Mary to begin some cyber meddling.

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Mary Worth 637

NOT the information he was looking for, Wilbur.

Puzzle Corner:

Can you find Seven Differences between Wilbur Weston and's computer user?

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Mary Worth 636

I can't tell if this is a story warning us about the dangers of the Internet, going to college, or dating women whose names are anagrams for the word "BABY." Possibly all three.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Mary Worth 635

Yesterday, we began with the iconic Charterstone Bench of Despair, but after the second panel, I found that I couldn't go on. Wilbur's attempt to type with his claw-like deformity just made me so uncomfortable. Oh, sure, I tried to ignore it, tried not to stare, but eventually I became so self-conscious of my gawking, that I thought it was best just to turn away. So, imagine my surprise this morning to see that the email I sent Wilbur Weston was actually published!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mary Worth 634

This is the generation gap issue announced in yesterday's strip? I've got friends on Facebook in their seventies and doing just fine. I think what has depressed Wilbur so much, besides the poor selection of Ritz crackers, ketchup and pretzel sticks at this year's pool party, is that he just can't seem to find any friends. Maybe he should try that Santa Royale Fan Club site where Adrian met con-man extraordinaire Ted Confey.

I'm very excited for Facebook this morning. This kind of publicity will really build their audience. I hope they'll be able to handle the surge in bandwidth!

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mary Worth 633

Gasp! "Thank goodness?" Really, Mary Worth? Really? Can't you see that Wilbur is definitely distressed about something? Why, it's as plain as the Rorschach test on his face. Oh, Mary, what's wrong with you that you can't recognize a problem to be solved? There is something odd about you today, Mary. Wait a minute... ARE you Mary Worth? Or some sort of duplicated pod person interloper? I knew it! There goes the real Mary Worth not seven feet away. When pod person Mary sees that the real Mary has escaped from her formaldehyde tank in the alien laboratory there's going to be carnage.

I thought you might enjoy this article in a Naples, Florida, paper in which MW&M "reminds us of Mystery Science Theater 3000." Perhaps the highest compliment this blog has ever received! Be sure to let the writer know that you agree!

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