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Joe

Is it just me or has Tommy gone girlie in the joint? Chest hair gone. Adam's apple gone. Hair tucked back with a short pony tail. He seems like a different person all right. A different gender altogether. Did he go through some kind of prisoner exchange program between the U.S. and Sweden?

deadlytoque

I like the little speed lines to indicate how quickly he's projecting that Bible at his mother. I can't explain exactly what it is that amuses me about that, other than it's a gesture I'm not sure any real human would ever use. It's little things like that that keep MW squarely in the Uncanny Valley.

Cathy

I have never followed Mary Worth, but I have to say, based on what I read at this site, I have clearly missed the hilarity of the dysfunction from those whose lives are touched by Mary Worth. I feel as though I've known her for years!

Cathy

I have never followed Mary Worth, but I have to say, based on what I read at this site, I have clearly missed the hilarity of the dysfunction from those whose lives are touched by Mary Worth. I feel as though I've known her for years!

Cathy

My comment posted twice... eeh gads! You can delete one of them, Bob! :-)

Chris

That should be Dr. Jeff in the background for bringing in some third world contraband. The cop could be pointing at Dr. Jeff's kids coming to post bail.

Chris

Some Subliminal messaging going on here. Was the cell mate drawn directly behind tommy with a slight forward lean over the table on purpose?

Bob

I didn't notice before -- that's one strict prison! They don't even allow bullet-pointed lists.

Cathy

Upon further review from Joe's comment... I suspect Tommy looks "fem" because he became someone's "prison wife."

Bob

You're right, Cathy. And it appears that his new beau prefers 'em smooth -- notice the velvety thatch of manly chest hair in the spork photo, verses the baby-smooth look he's sportin' in prison.

(Also, I didn't delete your dupe comments for two reasons -- one, it pains me to see my number of comments decrease, and two, I also would've had to delete your "please delete" comment, so my total would've dropped by TWO. Aargh.)

Culli

Tommy's ponytail faked me out. I didn't even recognize him as a him. But Moy's wasted storyline with Capt. Aldo Kangaroo Kelrast has burned my bridge for this comic strip.

Now, if you want to check out another comic I refuse to read anymore, see Rex Morgan, MD. The new, goofy, spikey haired losers the doctor and his nurse practitioner/wife will soon rescue are too bizarre for words. Plus, these medical do-gooders put their little girl in peril with each new shady character they befriend. I can't take it anymore!

Cathy

Do my eyes deceive me, or in the "pre-fem" stage, does Tommy appear to have "man breasts"?

Library Cat

I wish I could share in the "Tommy" experience but that was the storyline that made me go cold turkey on Mary-Watching for awhile. My local paper, the Kansas City Star, dumped Mare midway through the previous storyline; and I read it online until it was over and Iris and her problem child showed up. I just wasn't up for a teenage drug pusher living in Charterstone. I didn't start reading her again until I found the Curmudgeon about a year and a half ago. If anyone can tell me what the storyline before Tommy was; they will have my eternal gratitude. I think it was the "honeymoom baby" fiasco but I'm not sure.

Ol'Froth

And the Spork has its own blog!

Bob

Oh, LC -- how could you have ever forgotten the story of Benton Brooks and his horny, wanna-be adultrous ad agency superior? The fun started here...

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/mary.asp?date=20040310

---you can follow the entire dreadful series by manipulating the dates in that URL string....

Library Cat

Thank you Bob, I have spent a slow Friday morning re-reading four months of Mary in 2004. I can now pinpoint the exact date I tried and ultimately failed to give up this obsession, August 28th, 2004. In that strip, Tommy lets us in on his big dream to have his own meth lab. Over the weekend I will read his storyline and attempt to get on the Tommy bandwagon.

One thing that really jumps out at ya from reading four months in a row is how often these people are eating. It is amazing how many strips take place during dinners, lunches, coffee with cake...I know it's been pointed before but...damn.

Oh, and Mary gets lecherous at:
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/mary.asp?date=20040320

Sorry for misspelling honeymoon in my previous post.

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