Monday, April 23, 2007

Mary Worth Your While

I've just recently been introduced to the Comics Curmudgeon, and I'm so distressed that I'd never heard about it before. He basically reads bad newspaper comics so we don't have to, making happy snark about Apartment 3-D, Mark Trail (one of my faves), Pluggers, and the like. I'm determined to read the entire archives. It's that good.

And it steered me toward today's clips, both of them about America's favorite Metamucil-swiggin' busybody, Mary Worth.

First up; a reenactment of some MW strips, in noiry black and white, with poses and angles perfectly replicating the strip itself. I don't know that it would choose this for its own soundtrack, but that just makes it all the better.

Second, a far-too-short clip of Mary trying to evade her would-be paramour Aldo Kelrast (an anagram for "stalker," don't you know) and providing further proof, as if any was needed, that everything is funnier when it's sped up a little and scored to "Yakety Sax."

No comments: