Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Mary Worth 1751

The Museum of Natural History is like Mary's kitchen, ever shifting and changing. In panel one, Ken and Mary are clearly standing in front of a skinny-necked bambiraptor, and in panel two, it has changed into a one-legged gasosaurous. Ha ha ha ha. Okay. I'm a dino-nerd. Sorry.

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Mary Worth 1750

Let me see if I have the chronology correct here:
  • First date: Mugging and lunch at Benedetto's.
  • Second date: Photo exhibit at New York Public Library to "create a certain mood," a walk in the park, and pizza for lunch.
  • Third date: Christmas party at the Haven.
  • Fourth date: Watch ice skaters, visit Museum of Natural History, then ask her to abandon her life and move in with you.
I think I have that right. It's hard to be so attractive, isn't it Mary? In fact, I think today she's done all she can to make herself as hideous as possible to discourage Mr. Banana Head.

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Mary Worth 1749

Do you know what I remember? I remember that Mary Worth was an accomplished skater who still enjoys the freedom of the ice. If Ken Kensington doesn't get her out on that ice now, he will miss out on the perfect opportunity to win Mary's heart.

If you haven't voted for the Worthy Awards, please do so. And if you figure out a way to vote twice, no one is going to say anything. By the way, the Condo Committee got a call from Ken Kensington's publicist about omitting him from the ballot. Apocalyptic doesn't quite describe the fury, but suffice it to say, he's been added. So all you Nostradamus fans should try to vote again.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Mary Worth 1,748

I wish today's strip had made it in time for the Worthy Award nominations... extra fingers, talking with food in her mouth, gargoyle eyes... so much to celebrate in today's strip. But now, it's on to the Worthy Award nominations... please vote!

2013 Worthy Award Nominations

It's that time of year again, when the Citizens of Santa Royale, and anyone else who wants to help, vote on their favorite Mary Worth moments of the year.

This year's Worthy nominations have exceeded my goals! The condo board has announced several new categories that I hope you will enjoy. Below are the nominees. After each category is a polling option to vote for your faves. Here we go!

The nominees for Outstanding Use of a Prop are:

Mary Worth for Yoga Matt-Ress.

Shelly Cohen for Bagels, Onions and Lox.

Mary Worth for Soup Pot.

John Dill for Cake Topper.

The nominee for Outstanding Floating Head are:

Beth Kinley for Nightmare.

Mary Worth for Beach Ball Head.

Tom Harpman for All Around Greatness.

The Girls of Pax for the Girls of Pax.

Mary Worth for Mary in the Sky with Dill.

Jeff Cory, M.D., for Heavy Matter.

Mary Worth for Patron Saint of Owed Favors.

Nominees for Outstanding Guest Character are:


Shannon Brown

Dr. Milton Smith

Elinor Kinley

Central Park Troll

Ken Kensington

The nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Regular Character:

Dr. Jeff Cory, M.D.

Mary Worth

Wilbur Weston

Toby Cameron

The nominees for Most Beautiful Use of Nature:

The Beauty of Nature Cake

The Beauty of Nature Park

The Beauty of Nature Wellness Center

The nominees for Panel of the Year are:

Better than Carrie Underwood, but not as good as Julie Andrews.

Prestigious Names

Mary Relives Aldo's Death

Mary Never Spills

Nominees for Best Hug

Mary Worth and John Dill

Shannon Brown and Mary Worth

Shelly Cohen and Mary Worth

Shelly Cohen and Dr. Milton Smith

Tom Harpman and Beth Kinley

Nominees for Story of the Year

The Widow June

Tom Harpman Gets a Wife

The Beauty of Cakes

Shannon Brown Means to Help

Thanks for participating! Your votes make all the difference. The Awards Ceremony will be held in January!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Mary Worth 1747

Congratulations to Joe Giella and Karen Moy for a perfect Christmas greeting. I must say today's strip really worked for me. Just a note, however; the children at the shelter represent the diversity in most communities in this country, so let's move forward with a wonderful holiday and a joyous and prosperous New Year.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mary Worth 1746

What does Ken Kensington mean by living off his shows? Does he mean he squirreled enough money away from his career as a musical theatre actor, and is collecting enough through the Actors' Equity Pension Fund, that he can maintain his celebrated lifestyle in New York City? Or did he somehow negotiate a residual royalty for every time some gawky high school senior attempts to impersonate his interpretation of Nostradomus. Because that would be a sweet deal since Nostradomus is one of the most popular high school productions of all time. Right after Hairspray, but ahead of Anything Goes.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Mary Worth 1745

A wonderful and diverse throng of Christmas shoppers flock Manhattan on a Sunday morning. I was hoping Mary and Ken had only gotten a slice, but it looks like they bought an entire pie and intend to eat every bite. I was pleased, however, to see that Mary finally decided to use a straw.

I hope everyone has been having a happy holiday season. We have been very busy. Our freshman came home from BYU this morning. She got stranded in Chicago last night and has had quite a few adventures. It's nice to have the family together again.

And please remember to enjoy your FREE secret message by holding your cursor over each image. Merry Christmas, from Buddy the Elf and Joe Giella.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mary Worth 1744

His niche? If you call training your entire life, moving to Manhattan and becoming one of the most celebrated Broadway stars of all time a "niche," then, yeah, New York City works for him.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mary Worth 1743

I can't tell if that is supposed to be some sort of generic soda can, or a paper cup, but either way, the cardinal rule in New York City is ALWAYS USE A STRAW! Mary is going to pick up some kind of bacteria, and it isn't going to be pretty.

I never asked to read Ken Kensington's mind. I really didn't want to read Ken Kensington's mind. But I have. And there's nothing I can do about it now.

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Mary Worth 1742

That pizza parlor has more menu choices than Penn Station has trains.

This series of New York clich├ęs just doesn't work without "You Make Me Feel So Young" playing in the background.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mary Worth 1741

Oh, Ken, when you first arrived, you were so fresh! So exciting, so new. A mugging! Lunch with a Broadway Legend! Now what? Nothing. You're as dull as her boyfriend back home. Maybe it's time we all moved on to something new.

How about this instead?

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mary Worth 1740

Indeed, Ken, there is something about black and white photos. I wonder where we might find some.

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