Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mary Worth 1,710

If people ever find out about this in Santa Royale, she's going to be cast out of respectable society. Hope she hasn't gotten rid of her old sign.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mary Worth 1,709

I'm glad to see Napkin Dispenser is back on the table. I was worried that they wouldn't be able to wipe their invisible food from their chins. Also, is a stick of butter really the best choice for a restaurant?

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Mary Worth 1,707

Dear Old Shelly Cohen doesn't have EVERYTHING. She doesn't have a HUSBAND. This plot is about to take off. At least until you read panel 2.

Gosh it's good to have time to blog again... I had a very long week and weekend.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mary Worth 1,706

Assuming Shelly Cohen was a young widow of 45 when she came to the Haven, and Dr. Smith was still 16, that would place their ages at about 30 years apart. Based, on his appearance, I'm guessing that Dr. Smith is now about 55 to 60. That would make Shelly Cohen nearly 90 years old. She really is Dear Old Shelly Cohen.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mary Worth 1,705

Today is a historic day. Mary Worth touches her first black person. She doesn't appear to be too pleased about it either.

However, the fact that a non-white character has finally appeared in Mary Worth is momentous, and I thank Karen Moy and Joe Giella for introducing us to Dr. Milton Smith, Success Story. It almost feels like when the Red Sox broke the Curse of the Bambino. There's no going back now.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Mary Worth 1,704

As long as her prestigious name is hidden behind Hillary Rodham Clinton's prestigious head, I'm sure she doesn't mind making an appearance in Mary Worth.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mary Worth 1,703

I missed you so much that I didn't write you at all, never once in the forty years I've lived in California. That's how much I missed you, you and your flattened bagels and lox.

P.S. To those of you commenting on yesterday's post, I'm not looking for disciples! Just more Citizens of Santa Royale! You can sign up here.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mary Worth 1,702

Mary's place is nice, but Dear Old Shelly Cohen's place is spectacular. I mean, look how she's hung her pink drapes! They don't just hang straight down -- they're GATHERED! Once Mary has spent a couple of months here, she'll never want to go back.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mary Worth 1,701

You haven't aged a day since the last time I saw you which was, I don't know when... you've always looked old, though, Dear Old Shelly Cohen.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Mary Worth 1,700

This will be quite a change from Santa Royale, in Southern California, where the population is 100 percent white. And Tuscon, Arizona, where the population was 100 percent white. According to Wikipedia, in 2010 the population of New York City was 44 percent white. It couldn't have changed very much in three years... could it?

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Mary Worth 1,699

After circling its prey for hours, Pink Fish finally dives for Mary Worth's silky white neck.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Mary Worth 1,698

"And when I'm kissing him, I'll be thinking of you, so don't you see how great this is for our relationship?"

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Mary Worth 1,697

"And then afterwords, we can drop off Drew in California and go for drinks in Paris."

"I'm sorry, Jeff, but Shelly is getting a trophy and thanking me at the ceremony. That could take at least until February. Let's plan something for March. Maybe April."

Oh, how Mary loves spending time with Jeff.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mary Worth 1,696

What bliss! What joy! In these troubled times, we can take comfort in knowing that Mary Worth is somewhere being thanked for her alleged good deeds.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mary Worth 1,695

The audacity, Jeff, to ask Mary to drop everything to go running off to Vietnam with you and Drew! Don't you know how busy she is? What with her rose garden, volunteer duty at the hospital and Charterstone matters? Mary's run off to New York twice before... without Jeff. Arizona... without Jeff. And now, New York again... without Jeff. Perhaps Snoopy said it best...

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Mary Worth 1,694

Well, Jeff is getting written out of the story for a while. And Wilbur is writing Ask Wendy again. The pawns are being positioned for something big. Some major shift in the Worthiverse is coming people. I can feel it in my trembling bones. Now, when do we go to the Bum Boat?

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Mary Worth 1,693

The anticipation is killing me. They both have news for one another. Mary's, no doubt, has something to do with Dear Old Shelly Cohen coming to visit. But, Jeff... What could Jeff's news be? We could be embarking on the greatest Mary Worth story of all time. Better than last year's Italian Vacation. Better even than the Death of Aldo Kelrast. I'm serious. This is the one we've been waiting for!

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mary Worth 1,693

Today's strip blows my mind. This first panel especially. Mary Worth is reading Love and Other Stories of Mary Worth by Karen Moy and Joe Giella. How in the world is she gonna feel when she gets to the end of the story about her stalker Aldo Kelrast and sees him drive off the cliff? It took her literally hours to get past feeling responsible for his death, and this is going to open up old wounds for sure. She's really going to need serious therapy.

Also,the Robert Frost quote doesn't really seem to have anything to do with the rest of the strip.

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Mary Worth 1,692

O, how I have missed good ol' Shelly Cohen. I cry myself to sleep each night, I've missed her so much! Oh, Shelly Cohen, my almost Jewish-sounding friend from New York where there are lots of people named Cohen. Perhaps we can send emails back and forth to each other, over all these miles. Since we care about each other so much. Fly swiftly my email, safe journeys as you travel all these miles across the country. What adventures you'll have. Find her, find her well, find my dear old friend, Shelly Cohen, and perhaps, maybe one day, I shall hear from her again.

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Rarely, but every once in a while, I'll throw in a little bit of my Mormonism. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participate in a worldwide conference every six months. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir usually sings, and the men and women who lead the Church speak. It is broadcast worldwide. When I was a kid, I thought it was mostly boring. But as an adult, I find it mostly wonderful, so I wanted to share this information with this little group of my online friends who put a smile on my face each day. Thanks for letting me share this short video with you. You can watch conference at

Friday, October 4, 2013

Mary Worth 1,691

The most intriguing part of this delightful panel is the phrase "Charterstone matters." I know it's a euphemism, but it sounds a lot more menacing than mere meddling.

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Mary Worth 1,690

Great literature is never rushed. It takes time to carefully craft character, to render environment and unfold the layers of plot. I for one would be content if this story never got underway. Greatness. Pure greatness is often deeply buried under many, many layers and it could take years to find.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mary Worth 1,689

I, for one, never believed for a moment that our new story was going to be an epic tale of redemption centered around Tommy and Iris. It appears my expectations, however, will still be exceeded if this turns into an epic tale about Wilbur typing on the computer.

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