Thursday, May 31, 2018

Mary Worth 2897

Truer words were never spoken, Ian. Wilbur has nothing to lose. He's already lost his dignity and his self-respect. Singing bad karaoke in front of you and 17 drunken strangers couldn't possibly hurt. Even if several of them record his performance and post the video on their Twitter feed.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Mary Worth 2896

"Because no one has ever felt judged while singing karaoke, and everyone feels better about their self when they do. But if you're feeling self-conscious, just take off your clothes and imagine you're in the shower at home."

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Mary Worth 2895

Maybe she's invited Vince Gill and Willie Nelson to do a live concert in Wilbur's shower since his radio stopped working.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Mary Worth 2894

Is there any question that Mary's surprise will be a new shower radio? Which is a creepily inappropriate gift in my opinion.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Mary Worth 2893

"My fog is clearing because my columns are back in the local paper because the readers demanded it. So now I'm no longer depressed. I'm on top of the world because of other people's behavior. So as long as people keep doing what I want, there shouldn't be any problem."

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mary Worth 2892

I think I'll enjoy the upcoming dinner scene more if Wilbur isn't there. But even if he is, Ian won't let him get a whine in edgewise.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Mary Worth 2891

Nothing like an hour with Mary to make you not want to kill yourself.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mary Worth 2890

I'm just wondering where these words are that Wilbur is reading. Maybe it is just subtext that Wilbur is able to comprehend by looking at this picture. The subtext continues: "... I haven't been this happy in a long time. Not since before Mom left you. Now I understand."

Monday, May 21, 2018

Mary Worth 2889

Better than ever except Iris is still dating Zak, Dawn is still in Italy, and the shower radio batteries are still dead. But other than that, better than ever! If you enjoyed Wilbur the last six months, you're going to really love him now! He's not even suicidal anymore.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018

Mary Worth 2888

I'm guessing it is very unusual for a paper to drop a syndicated feature and then pick it up again. Unless there is a huge public outcry. I wonder if Karen Moy is writing from personal experience when all the papers that have dropped this strip started to pick it up again.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mary Worth 2887

The fact that the first word in this morning's strip is "Wilbur," is all the bad news I can handle.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Mary Worth 2886

Forty-five minutes later, his chest once again Bogotá-Beach smooth, Wilbur is a new man without a care or suicidal tendency in the world. Also, his alcoholism is cured.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mary Worth 2885

AWESOME! Wilbur is headed to Medical Group, where he no doubt will meet Dr. Fletcher who had an almost-affair with his daughter. Which is awkward. But if we're really lucky, he'll be charmed by Medical Assistant Jared, and try to set him up with Dawn. So we've come full circle.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Mary Worth 2884

Based on their word balloons, it looks like Mary is now sitting on the passenger side of the car. Which explains why the car has swerved into oncoming traffic.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mary Worth 2883

..."Come on, let's go to Radio Shack and get you some batteries for your shower radio."

Friday, May 11, 2018

Mary Worth 2882

I for one cannot wait for the "Sitting in Mary's Car" scene! Maybe Wilbur will talk about his problems! I hope he mentions that his shower radio doesn't work.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Mary Worth 2881

Without Wilbur even noticing, Mary has talked him back from the edge of the cliff. In fact, I hadn't even noticed either. She's that good at what she does.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018

Mary Worth 2879

I'm traveling on business this week. I'm in Salt Lake City. We had a backyard picnic tonight and Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband played an awesome concert just for our group. They were rowdy and hilarious (check them out on Spotify), but when they played this song, I couldn't help but think of Wilbur:

Friday, May 4, 2018

Mary Worth 2878

Today's strip brings back a vivid childhood memory.

When I was eight or nine, my parents took me and my two younger brothers, and two of our cousins on a camping trip. They pulled a small silver camp trailer with our brown, faux-wood-paneled station wagon. On the way home, they decided to take us to the beach along the California coast. Dad set up the trailer atop a cliff overlooking the ocean, and June Brigman has captured the setting perfectly. It was a gray, chilly day, and the beach below the cliffs was utterly deserted.

Dad was with us boys down on the shore and asked me to go up to the trailer for something, where Mom was caring for the baby. I climbed the cliff trail, and as I approached the trailer, I could see mom engaged in conversation with a man who had arrived at the beach after us. The man walked away as I approached, and mom took me into the trailer and very calmy handed me a note she had written. "Wes," she said, "Please take this note to your dad."

I returned to the beach and handed Dad the note. Dad read the note, and his eyes got huge with alarm. His expression was just like Mary's in panel 2. "Okay everybody! We're leaving! Come on! Right now!"

We didn't know what was going on, and we were disappointed to leave, even if the weather was bad. Dad rushed us up the cliff, tossing all of our gear quickly into the trailer. As Dad hit the accelerator, the car bumped over the dirt parking lot, and my cousin Rod looked out the window and screamed, "That man is naked!" There at the top of the cliff was a middle-aged man, buck naked, watching us drive away. All of us boys laughed hysterically at that crazy man without any clothes. My parents explained what a nude beach was, and we thought it was the stupidest thing we'd ever heard.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Mary Worth 2876

Why would Mary ask Mr. Allora if he's seen Wilbur lately? Is Mr. Allora as nosey as she is? Apparently, he is. He even noticed that Wilbur looked like his normal self: Bad.

Was Wilbur headed up to the mountains to confront Iris and Zak? Will he be traveling via Kelrast Kurve?

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Mary Worth 2875

I know we all joked about Mary bringing muffins to Wilbur. We were joking. It was a joke. Not a suggestion.