Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mary Worth 1901

I'm pretty sure Gordon is being raised by the television no matter whose house he's in.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mary Worth 1899

Even with her impaired eyesight, Hanna can see that Little Gordon Dingdon has come to spend the day with her. And I use the word "little" in the ironic sense, like Robin Hood's sidekick, Little John. That kid is huge. He really has to be about 12. Old enough to spend his day at school, and then come home to play video games alone until Mom gets home to fix Kraft macaroni and cheese. I suspect the main reason Hanna doesn't want Gordon hanging around all day is because his face creeps her out. But look at the bright side, Hanna: If you maintain a good relationship with this child, in a couple of years he can drive you to the grocery store to buy some real food.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Mary Worth 1898

I don't know if the carpenter who hung those cupboards should be fired... or awarded a Nobel Prize for Physics.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Mary Worth 1897

Hanna, consider yourself pointed at. Mary has meddled. You have resisted, and now Mary has whipped out the pointy finger. Her curse is certain to result in an "I told you so," and perhaps even an "If only I'd listened to you when I had the chance, O Great One."

Toots McGee correctly deduced that I went to Maui. He wins the Nancy Drew Teen Detective Award. He no doubt noticed that on the day we left (on the plane actually), I read and posted on my Goodreads bookshelf, "Nancy Drew: Mystery on Maui" ... It wasn't too bad, actually. It was my first Nancy Drew mystery.

It was also our first trip to Maui, Hawaii. That wasn't too bad either. As these two pictures may prove:

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mary Worth 1896

Maybe she could live at Charterstone, where she already lives, and she could take a shuttle, or catch a ride from the many close friends everyone at Charterstone thinks they have.

My break was exactly what I needed. My only disappointment was that I didn't get to blog about Mary's road rage:

This reminded me of the time an old woman on the road near our grocery store got upset at my wife for some imagined offense, got out of her car, started banging on my wife's car window, screaming the F-word, and essentially flipping out. My wife just ignored her until the light turned green and drove off. Old ladies who suffer from road rage should not be driving!

Well, I'm back. I've read all the comments on the last post. (Winner: Hia5 for Hanna the Wiccan.) But I wondered if anyone would take a guess as to where I spent my break. I left a clue for you on this page that any hot shot teenaged detective should have been able to figure out.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mary Worth 1895

This story ended a couple of weeks ago, but we are still talking about it. It was just that good! However, I'm going to take some time off and let Toby and Mary find their way to a new subject. I think I'll be in a better place when I return.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mary Worth 1894

Now, don't go backing out, Mary. You promised little Olive you'd stay in touch with her. Just because there is PHYSICAL DISTANCE between you, doesn't mean you can't find some way to communicate. Maybe if you get two tin cans and a really, really long string...

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Mary Worth 1893

Ha ha! This is funny because it is ironic. Mary owed a life debt to Olive when Olive saved her from a falling branch, but Mary paid Olive back when she saved her from drowning in the pool. So, in reality, their life debt is even. Too bad they didn't save Dr. Kapuht's patient when they had the chance. They could have really cashed in on that one.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mary Worth 1892

Mary, your work is done here. Why don't we all just take a moment to ponder what we've learned in this story. You can leave your thoughts by clicking "comments" below. I'd also like to know what your second brain thinks as well.

Now it is time for Olive to get in the car with her parents and head home ... wait, where'd they go?

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mary Worth 1891

I'm trying to think of anything worse that an old lady can say to a child. I am struggling here.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mary Worth 1890

Mary in New York? Who could imagine such a thing?

(For new readers, I'm being woefully ironic.)

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Mary Worth 1889

Which of these two Star Wars clips remind me of today's Mary Worth strip? Hint: It's the first one (one of the worst scenes in cinematic history, in my opinion; whereas the second clip is one of the best).

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mary Worth 1888

"Uh, Olive, that's not what I was talking about. I'm no longer comfortable having this conversation with you."

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Mary Worth 1887

Wellll... It's not exactly impossible, is it Mary. Nothing is impossible, if you just believe in yourself. And Mary Worth certainly believes in herself.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Mary Worth 1886

Barometer is the perfect metaphor in this situation because Olive was born in 2007 and is interested in the sudden fluctuations of atmospheric pressure.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Mary Worth 1885

Ha ha ha ha ha! Mary thought Olive knew about Dr. Kapuht killing a patient and being addicted to heroin because Olive is psychic and knows everything! Ha ha ha ha ha! Silly Mary. If Olive knew everything, she would have exposed his PERSONAL PROBLEMS in great detail and probably saved the life of that poor patient he killed. Ha ha ha ha ha. Probably.

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