Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Mary Worth 4104

Well, whadyaknow! It is Nan! And she's coming for dinner. I really hope nothing happens. And the odds are in my favor.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Mary Worth 4103

Suspense suspended. Turns out, Zak was just chatting with the other potential wedding guest. No chance of this turning into a circus with just two guests.

Monday, November 28, 2022

Mary Worth 4102

Wait! "Dear" is what Zak calls Iris. What is going on, Zak? Is Nan still making white rice and hamburger gravy for you on the side? Or could the author be purposely misleading us into doubting Zak's integrity and commitment? Which begs the question, can a red herring really build suspense, or is it just a prelude to inevitable disappointment?

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Mary Worth 4100

I'm on board with this, one hundred percent. Not only do I have the complete 26-volume set of all the Peanuts strips on my bookshelf, but over the years I've worn a few Snoopy shirts myself.

I decided a long time ago that if a T-shirt is worth buying, it should have the Peanuts on it. It probably has something to do with a story I've shared before about my freaky relationship with all things Peanuts.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Mary Worth 4099

Wait, Iris is over 50 already?? Where has the time gone? Zak and Tommy are the same age, and when Iris first met Zak, he was 25. I figured that Iris probably had Tommy young, perhaps 23 or even younger, placing her at late forties, but that was six years ago. Six years ago. So Iris is now in her early fifties.

So how does it look? I'd say Zak is a gold-digger, but in your case, he's probably just a grave-digger.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Mary Worth 4098

I don't know if I mentioned this, but Mrs. Wanders and I had our first grandbaby last month. She's coming by this afternoon for some turkey.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Mary Worth 4097

Okay, no cliff tops, and no circuses. I can't think of any other place they could possibly hold their wedding. This is getting tough. Better get that wedding planner.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Mary Worth 4096

That's a pretty tall order. You've set a pretty high bar for yourself. Following that terrain of thought, I can see you've really fallen for this guy. I hope you look before you leap. But I get it: Zak's a steeper. No reason to change your altitude. You can't mesa with fate. Mount me in! I'll ski there. I know you'll live happily Everest after.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Mary Worth 4095

I'm not sure it is going to be as enjoyable as Mary promises, but if the uncoventional Jill Black makes an appearance, it will certainly have its moments.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Mary Worth 4094

That's sort of how I feel about this strip. I mean, here we all are together. Strangers from around the world, united in our shared misery.

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Mary Worth 4093

I know some have theorized that Mary is a mechanical alien spying on humanity in an effort to rule earth, but really, could a robot master that English language in such a natural way?

Friday, November 18, 2022

Mary Worth 4092

"Sometimes the English language is inadequate. There's just no way to fully describe the contrasts using different combinations of words. Let me simply illustrate with a visual representation by holding my tea cup in the most inhuman way possible."

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Mary Worth 4091

Yes, Mary... One change can lead to another.... yes... but what was the first change you're referring to? I'm just struggling with your non sequitur.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Mary Worth 4090

"In the thrill of the moment, I abandoned my convictions and agreed to marry Zak, but now that I've had a good night's sleep..."

Monday, November 14, 2022

Mary Worth 4088

I know a reporter who will want to speak with you. He writes a syndicated column called "I Shouldn't Be Alive." His name is Wilbur Weston. Ever hear of him? I'm sure he will be very interested in covering your marriage proposal.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Mary Worth 4087

If you thought falling off a cliff was boring, just wait until tomorrow!

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Mary Worth 4086

"From now on I will only be hiking to wedding boutiques and bridal shows!"

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Mary Worth 4083

Given that Iris's past dating life includes Wilbur Weston, I shouldn't be surprised at how easily she's impressed.