Friday, July 29, 2016

Mary Worth 2364

This morning I woke up thinking, now that Joe Giella has retired, and June is such an excellent artist, maybe I don't need to continue blogging about Mary Worth. Maybe this would be a good time to hang it up. And then June gives us a "Floating Head Shop," and I'm ready to give her a Worthy Award.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mary Worth 2362 - Goodbye Joe

Well, it's official. Uncle Joe Giella has retired. I've never met him, but, oh, how I enjoyed his art. He just seemed like the kind of sneaky, funny guy you wish were a relative... I guess that's why we started calling him Uncle Joe. Anyway, I wanted to showcase some highlights from the last seven or eight years I've been blogging here, but of course this list would be way too long. So here are the Panel of the Year winners from the the Worthy Awards starting with 2008.

But first put a free token in the Charterstone Jukebox and listen to Laura Nyro singing "Goodbye Joe" and enjoy.

 2008 (okay, this one was the runner up):








Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mary Worth 2361

Mary hates those who help themselves.

Today's full strip

I didn't have time to blog yesterday, but Rob from Nu Joisey pointed out this distressing Easter egg:

But, alas, it is true. I have added Goodbye Joe to the Charterstone Jukebox.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Mary Worth 2360

I wasn't always sure what the delegates at last night's Republican convention were chanting, but I know what the citizens of Santa Royale are chanting:


Today's full strip

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Mary Worth 2359

"Tossing my pills from five inches in front of my mouth -- with my eyes closed! I still got it, baby!"

Today's full strip

Monday, July 18, 2016

Mary Worth 2358

Thank you Ms. Moy and Uncle Joe for depicting so precisely how I have often felt blogging about this strip! (Sometimes the intensity just overwhelms me.) This panel is a keeper.

Today's full strip

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mary Worth 2357

I have to admit, today's Sunday dialogue was outstanding in every way. Karen Moy seems to be upping her Sunday game to keep up with this amazing art - I mean, Tommy's hair? Who knew?

Today's full strip

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Mary Worth 2356

Are we still in the Worthiverse? The room hasn't rotated or redesigned itself between yesterday and today. Except for a missing picture, it's exactly the same! I'm going to think long and hard about what this could possibly mean.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Mary Worth 2355

This is the second Beadie break up at Jerry's Sandwich Shop, so I'm not sure it's the romantic hot spot everybody claims. But I sure like how they have remodeled! Things are looking much better at Jerry's.

Today's full strip

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mary Worth 2354

Can Vicodin heal a broken heart? I don't know, but I get the feeling we're about to find out.

Today's full strip

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Mary Worth 2353

Good ol' Mr. Allora got them all moved in today. Of course, Tommy was no help at all, and he looks just fine. I'm starting to wonder if this was all a big ruse to score a few narcotics. At least Tommy's reflection is still in pain.

Today's full strip

Monday, July 11, 2016

Mary Worth 2352

As someone with periodic back problems, may I suggest, Tommy, that you try sleeping on the floor? It can't be nearly as bad for your back as that couch.

Today's full strip

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Mary Worth 2351

Wow, major spoiler alert: After Wilbur kill's Ian's wife, Tommy is going to shoot him to save him from Ian's mob.

Today's full strip

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Mary Worth 2350

When I see today's strip, I get nervous. Clearly, Joe Giella has upped his game. IPhones with audio and charging ports, believable shadows on people's faces, the stainless steel texture above the food counter, and food that looks almost edible. I worry that someone had a talkin' to Uncle Joe, and that he's feeling threatened and working under duress. It's enough to drive a man to addiction.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Mary Worth 2349

I was relieved to see that Mary attended Tommy's exam just to make sure the doctor knew what he was doing. But did she actually stay in the room while Tommy got dressed?

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mary Worth 2348

"Oh, Mama, I was hoping you'd say that."

The good news is that Tommy's spiral back to rock bottom, and that beautiful moment when we hear, "My name is Tommy and I've been sober for 30 days," is probably going to take a little while. So pop yourself a big bowl of corn and get ready for the entertainment.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Mary Worth 2347

Urgent care isn't as scary for an ex-con.  
If everyone whose father died in a hospital stopped going to the hospital, pretty soon no one would die in a hospital. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Mary Worth 2346

I can't tell you how much this resembles my life right now. Although, I will say that so far, thanks to Mr Allora, my back is doing okay.