This Week in Milford

June 6, 2010

Backyard Tire Failure

Filed under: lessons learned, Milford Idiots, What the hell is going on here? — jasbeattie @ 11:22 pm

6/4/10

“BACKYARD TIRE FIRE! BACKYARD TIRE FIRE! BACKYARD TIRE FIRE! HEY, DID YOU KNOW THIS BAND’S MUSIC REMINDS ME OF BACKYARD TIRE FIRE?”
“Why are you yelling?”
“BECAUSE I’M COOL FOR NAME-DROPPING ‘BACKYARD TIRE FIRE’ IN THIS COMIC AS MANY TIMES AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE!!!”
“Hey, what is that on Cassie’s finger, a tumor?”
“EVERY TIME I’M IN GOSHEN, I MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT BACKYARD TIRE FIRE, WHICH ANAGRAMMED IS ‘BAKERY FRATRICIDE’!”
“Well for an alt-country comparison, these guys really sound more like the Drive-By Truckers, with a bit of early Uncle Tupelo influence to boot.
“UNCLE WHAT? WHAT’S ALT-COUNTRY? IS THAT LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT OR SOMETHING?”
“Yep, I knew you were a poser.”

6/5/10

If I didn’t follow this strip every day, I’d have looked at this comic and presumed it was about the adventures of some triplets and their blond nerd friend. But since I unfortunately DO read this dreck every day, I’m left to wonder: Is there a reason other than laziness that three seemingly unrelated characters in this comic look like f&%#ing triplets?

Oh and I really have no clue what the crap they’re talking about…unless it’s that the one non-triplet just realized that  the videographer must be the evil triplet based on his paste-on cone beard.

6/7/10

And today’s important life lesson, (from the “this should have been painfully obvious” category): When you hire a friend of the drummer’s cousin to shoot a video of your high school band for $75, you should expect the quality of the output will be less than stellar. In fact, it will outright suck. Way to flush that money down the toilet, guys.

I fear the ‘lesson learned’ here will be run through the Gil Thorp insanity ringer, and SlimJim will learn that you should never try to do be both a musician AND an athlete, because unless you’re Doug Flutie, things just won’t work out.

18 Comments »

  1. I think the drummer’s cousin’s friend is actually Dumbkin Daley’s ex-con brother. I also think he’s as good at shooting music videos as he is at prison fights. These guys should be happy they are just out $75 and not laying in the street with a sharpened toothbrush stuck in their neck.

    Comment by DieClambakeDie — June 7, 2010 @ 6:31 am

  2. “And the truth is, the problem is me:” Slim Chance just realized he’s as homely as a mule’s butt. Poor guy…but at least he doesn’t have a finger-tumor, like Cassie. She should have that thing checked out.

    Comment by jules — June 7, 2010 @ 7:05 am

  3. In strip three, I think the two blonde guys are twins. It’s painfully obvious that Chief Whigham only knows how to draw three types of guys: blonde generic guys, greasy dark haired generic guys and generic black guys.

    Yes SlimJim, the problem is you. You’re not BACKYARD TIRE FIRE!

    The triplet in the second strip with the cone beard looks like Maynard G. Krebs. http://www.fortunecity.com/…/lawrence/153/krebs.html

    Comment by Regina — June 7, 2010 @ 7:51 am

  4. Sorry the above link isn’t working. This one does! http://www.bobdenver.com/Maynard_s_CoffeeHouse/maynard_s_coffeehouse.html

    Comment by Regina — June 7, 2010 @ 7:54 am

  5. I think there’s going to be an extra spin on the Gil Thorp Insanity Ringer: Slim will realize (BACKYARD TIRE FIRE!) that he can’t play music and pitch at the same time — and occasionally show up for classes, maybe — and quit the team. (BACKYARD TIRE FIRE!) But then, Coach Gil will have a heart-to-heart with ol’ Slim (BACKYARD TIRE FIRE!) and convince him that he can do whatever he wants. (BACKYARD TIRE FIRE!) Slim will rejoin the team, but (BACKYARD TIRE FIRE!) only after a losing streak that keeps the Mudlarks (BACKYARD TIRE FIRE!) out of the playdowns.

    See, that way, Slim gets a life lesson and Gil (BACKYARD TIRE FIRE!) gets an early start on golf-and-drinking season.

    Oh, and one more thing… BACKYARD TIRE FIRE!

    Comment by jvwalt — June 7, 2010 @ 8:44 am

  6. Does anyone have a freakin’ clue as to what they’re seeing on this piece of crap $75 music video?

    Comment by Knoxy — June 7, 2010 @ 8:56 am

  7. Hee, I love me a Maynard G. Krebs reference. Crazy, daddy-o!

    Comment by jules — June 7, 2010 @ 10:19 am

  8. who is the guy with the glasses and where did he come from .plus how are you getting on tv with a 75 dollar videio the marty moon show no doubt

    Comment by mr120zcan — June 7, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

  9. I get a kick out of these guys with the paste-on beards – how many are there?? So when is school gonna end – July? I’ve completely lost interest in the baseball/softball seasons; thats how poorly the storylines are put together. Shoot em all out of a cannon tomorrow and start over. Summer’s here!

    Comment by Rob — June 7, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

  10. http://www.backyardtirefire.com/ Wow – the band actually exists. Dude!

    Comment by Rob — June 7, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

  11. @ Rob 7:36…yeah I’ve seen BTF live 3 times, opening for Reverend Horton Heat. Pretty good show. They’re from Bloomington, Illinois and a lot of Rubin’s “shout-out” recipients have been from Illinois (6-9 Jeff Ponczak comes immediately to mind here). I’ve even knocked back a couple of beers with the BTF boys at their gigs. Real cool guys.
    I think it’s cool that these guys have gotten a shout-out in GT, but after the third time, yeah, it’s kind of tiresome. As Jason said, it’s as if Rube is saying “Hey, I’m hip! I dig them Backyard Tire Truckers and Drive-By Bombers!”

    Comment by numbskull72 — June 7, 2010 @ 7:49 pm

  12. Most of y’all here must live in the South. In the land of the yankee doodlers, school goes on for at least 2 more weeks. Up there they start after labor day, whereas here in Kentucky it’s mid August.

    Comment by rowdyman — June 7, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

  13. Is it a four piece band? Slim, his look-alike, the drummer & a geeky looking dude I’ll call “banjo eyes”…

    Who is the new dude in panel 2 7 June?????

    So how many pieces in our band???

    Comment by rowdyman — June 7, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

  14. Hobo baseball! Hobo baseball! We want hobo baseball!

    Comment by milfordian — June 8, 2010 @ 8:34 am

  15. They start in mid-August and finish by Memorial Day in Illinois.

    Comment by Rob — June 8, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

  16. [...] say when I’m done shooting this video.” “Great! As long as you charge less than Maynard G. Krebs did for his crappy [...]

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  17. [...] Slim’s House o’ Distorted Perspectives, how may I help you?” “Hi it’s BACKYARD TIRE FIRE!” “BACKYARD TIRE FIRE?” “Yes, BACKYARD TIRE FIRE!!” “OMG, [...]

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  18. [...] I thought that meant he didn’t want to play at all. But then he starts talking about a BACKYARD TIRE FIRE, so I ran out of the room screaming and then called 911. Anyway…now that I’m here, can [...]

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