Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mary Worth 1919

Somerset even has its own Mr. Allora who is responsible for throwing out the gawkers who come to gaze upon the contentment of the residents and the many other amenities.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mary Worth 1918

Similarities abound: A labyrinth of unstationary hallways that intertwine randomly throughout the complex; mirrored floors; cotton candy fabrics; and an elevator that apparently opens up into the clear blue sky where residents are sent when management needs to shorten the waiting list.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Mary Worth 1916

Hanna, if the residents at Charterstone didn't depress you, you have nothing to worry about.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mary Worth 1914

The way Mary keeps calling their prescriptions "items," I get the impression their items are not just simple statins. I'm dying to know what embarrassing things she picked up, and why is Karen Moy protecting their privacy?

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Mary Worth 1913

When Mary presses firmly on the soft flesh of her cheek, a floating head pops out of her ear.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mary Worth 1912

Hmmm... Maybe this person who speaks like a bad brochure would be willing to take Hanna off of our hands at Charterstone.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Mary Worth 1910

Whoa, whoa, whoa, Hanna... slow down. When Mary says, "Let me know if I can do anything for you," it's a little presumptuous of you to actually ask her for help, don't you think?

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Mary Worth 1909

Over the weekend Mary persuaded Hanna to get her eyeglass prescription checked... erm, no, I mean, to stop driving. Yes, that was the logical solution to two near misses in the parking lot. But the Charterstone Menace has seen the revelatory light, and as heavenly cherubs sing praises from above, Hanna enters the world of senior shuttles and Meals on Wheels. And maybe even new glasses.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mary Worth 1908

When English professors get flummoxed, they turn to meaningless idioms. I can't criticize Ian in this case, however; true, cars do not have teeth, but teeth do not have skin. Thus, his usage is as correct as any. Wait a minute... his lips have grown so full and pouty... perhaps that is what he's referring to.

Now that we know there was no accident, we understand why Joe Giella used "SCREECH" instead of "CRASH" in Thursday's strip. But what was with the white flash that seemed to indicate impact? Perhaps it was a marshmallow blast that cushioned the blow. Perhaps it was his car's teeth skin.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Mary Worth 1907

At Charterstone, people just stand outside the door and shout 'Hanna Dingdon' when they want to come in.

In this case, Ian couldn't open his own door because he is so drunk the police took away his keys.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Mary Worth 1906

I can honestly say that I did not see Ian coming either. The accident... yes, we all saw that a few weeks ago... but Ian? Well, all I can say is welcome back. It's been so long, I almost forgot about this:

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My review of The Wes Letters

The Wes LettersThe Wes Letters by Feliz Lucia Molina
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

First of all, my name is Wes Andersen... similar, but not the same as Wes Anderson... so I admit there was something narcissistic about my reading this book in the first place. The authors have come up with a clever hook on which to hang their sometimes humorous, sometimes witty, frequently vulgar, and always self absorbed essays. I was disappointed as I became increasingly more aware that they weren't even sending these so-called letters to the sui generis director. Without that, the entire collection was hollow and even more insincere. Yes, their three individual voices are distinct: One smart, one sad, one vile -- but as a whole, the book is an experiment going nowhere.

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Mary Worth 1905

In other words, Hanna spent four hours a night, three nights a week, vaguely aware of what television program Amy was watching. Parenting is such a burden.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mary Worth 1903

What the heck kind of date is Amy going on? Eighties Dance Party? Well, by all means, bring Little Gordon along. His giant head has that gorgeous Sean Cassidy hair thing going on, and he'll fit right in.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mary Worth 1902

Hanna's alter-ego in the looking glass seems to be saying, "Hanna, you may have stopped raising your kids a little prematurely."

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