By bats | November 4, 2019 - 2:21 pm
Posted in Category: Most maryWorthy

A number of readers are finding fault with Estelle, who lost $10K to an internet scam artist and will likely fall for Wilbur as well. I hardly know Estelle, but someone who adopts a one-eyed stray kitty is okay in my book. I’d rather see drunk, loud-mouthed, self-pitying Wilbur Weston as an endangered species.

Sooooo….while waiting for something to happen (Wilbutt still has to be drunk, right), I spent a little time doodling and borrowing some props from a Blondie strip:

AND THEN…it happened!!!! Sweet, glorious fed uppityness! I hate to think Estelle will regret her actions, but for now, I will just revel in them!

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By bats | November 16, 2019 - 11:50 am
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No, really.

But good for you, Moy and Giella! A great set-up, and a greater delivery!

By bats | November 14, 2019 - 11:27 am
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Nah. I think whatever Estelle may be dreaming of isn’t that bad (although there were several suggestions of “Mystery Date” and “Misery Date”). Also I should’ve used Fritzie Ritz as a leg model.

By bats | November 13, 2019 - 4:38 pm
Posted in Category: PSAs and Extravaganzas!

…and there have been no Public Service Announcements forthcoming. Looking back some of them, I realize that they were a hell of a lot of work! (and many of my sources, like For Better or For Worse (shudder), Rex Morgan, MD., Apt. 3-C, etc., have either stopped printing or just have substandard art these days).
Still, we muddle on, knowing that Mark Trail is our go-to guy for Good Behavior!

And sort-of-a PSA. In the land of overplenty, a number of U.S. clothing stores are rolling out (ahem) mannequins more suited for larger sizes. Someone mentioned a “Daddequin”…I didn’t, I just make fun of it.

Maybe Estelle is scripted to play a lonely old cat lady (aren’t all of the characters in Mary Worth caricatures?), but I like the evening is winding down….

And if people who wrote the funnies were truly diabolical and talented, maybe Estelle wouldn’t have left Wilbutt not quite so peacefully sodden:

By bats | November 12, 2019 - 8:29 pm
Posted in Category: Markin' the Trail

Wasn’t it more than a little good fortune that Mark’s last adventure sent him to the U.S./Mexico border?

By bats | November 11, 2019 - 12:16 pm
Posted in Category: Markin' the Trail

No matter where, you know it’s got to be interesting!

Like I said, it’s always interesting. I bet Mark could find a crocodile in somebody’s swimming pool!

By bats | - 12:11 pm
Posted in Category: I Smell Something Funky

And Linda can still supply a surprise or two for Les. Maybe it’ll keep him up at night.

So many discoveries!

By bats | - 12:09 pm
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…that Estella has the resolve to dump the chump. She might be a throw-away character who gets saddled with losers (Wilbutt isn’t the first), but I think she’s a good soul, and even good souls should have their limits.

And since Wilbutt sleeps like the veritable dead, Estelle has a whole lot of free time for herself:

By bats | - 12:02 pm
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…it really isn’t a nice dinner out! It doesn’t matter who pays for it.

And a single panel pretty much sums up the entire evening, possibly the entire weeks of Estelle’s sad relationship with Wilbutt:

By bats | - 11:58 am
Posted in Category: Three-Ring Freakshow

…it would be more entertaining than what Big Daddy and Thel have to endure.

Not that Mommy really gets off easy…