This Week in Milford

July 13, 2007

Fighting for a good Kaz

Filed under: actual action, Bad Jokes, Coach Kaz, Where is Milford? — jasbeattie @ 9:50 am


The bizarre Kaz storyline of awesomeness continues! My only complaint of the day: Kaz resolves this conflict without punching the guy in the face. Some Mark Trail-style fists o’ fury would have been nice. I guess we’ll have to be satisfied with him dragging out drunky by the shirt and dumping him on the curb. In fact, considering drunk dude is about to raise his fist to pummel the reanimated corpse of Walter Cronkite/Burt Lancaster/Mr. Blue, I’m surprised at the apparent ease at which Kaz gets him outside. I guess it’s a testament to Kaz, his muscles, and his jedi mind powers that he resolved this so handily. That, or the guy was baffled trying to figure out why the hell Bob is wearing pearl earrings and thus forgot to fight back.

Kaz’s awesomeness as a future action hero is also solidified by his ability to say something clever and pithy right after besting the bad guy. OK, so it’s actually kind of a weird, awkward line, but for this strip ya gotta take what you can get. Definitely the best Detroit Lions-trashing reference since that dude with the Fire Millen sign.

Up next, Kaz takes the summer job of Gail Martin’s bodyguard! (Keep your fingers crossed…)



  1. Wow, gargantuan heads on top of little people bodies in panel three are really frekin me out! It looks similar to an orange on a toothpick or perhaps the Milwaukee Brewers sausage races.

    Comment by bart — July 13, 2007 @ 10:00 am

  2. Getting drunky out the door was too easy. I’m lookin’ for him to bust back in the cafe with a weapon in tomorrow’s strip. Then we’ll see if Kaz has super powers!

    Comment by JanB — July 13, 2007 @ 10:03 am

  3. I’m still trying to figure out what happened to drunk dude’s sleeves in panel two. In panel three, is he sitting on the curb? The angle is so weird and awkward, it looks like Kaz might have given him a chair to sit on the curb for his “time out”. Then, there’s panel one. What happened to Walter Cronkite/Burt Lancaster et., al.? Did he run off back to stand in front of “Pub” after bitch slapping the drunk dude? Is he with Kelly cowering behind her flower necklace? So much I need to know. I’m hoping that Kaz becomes a roadie on the Gail Martin “One Night Only” tour.

    Comment by Regina — July 13, 2007 @ 10:08 am

  4. After the display of manliness that comes from NOT punching Lou Reed, Kelly will hopefully reward Kaz with a liquor run at CONVENIENCE STORE before the inevitable stop at MOTEL.

    Comment by Matt Ramone — July 13, 2007 @ 10:34 am

  5. I see drunk dude taking this as a challenge to actually deliver a Super Bowl championship to the Lions.
    He’s going to pick himself up off the sidewalk, march into Lions HQ and ask for an application for the GM job.

    “But sir, we already have a GM.”
    “Yes, but he clearly sucks and I need the Lions to win a Super Bowl in the worst way.”
    “Sir, we appreciate your passion as a fan, and believe me, you’re not the first guy to walk in off the street and suggest that you should be running this team, but, as I said…”
    “No, you don’t understand. I’m not a fan. I just need to go back into the CAFE and I’m not allowed to go in there until the Lions win the Super Bowl. This big freak with a tiny head and pearl earrings told me so. You see, I like to get liquored up and go into the CAFE to rub elbows with big rock stars who come through Central City. But now I can’t go in there, because of this freak that I told you about.”
    “Oookay…well sir, there really isn’t an opening for GM right now.”
    “Well, what about head coach?”
    “Do you have a resume with you?”

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — July 13, 2007 @ 10:56 am

  6. Is it me or does it look like Kaz is dragging drunk guy back into the cafe?

    Also, I am starting to doubt if that is really Gail Martin. She’s lost the glasses, and her hair is different. Maybe D.G. was assaulting random restaurant patrons after all.

    Comment by luke — July 13, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

  7. Wow. Kaz impressed me. Able to get rid of Drunk Concert/Cafe Guy without resorting to fisticuffs… it takes a real man to pull that off.

    So if this date doesn’t end with Kaz and Kelly humping like crazed weasels, I’m going to be bitterly disappointed for the poor guy. He deserves it!!

    Comment by TCM — July 13, 2007 @ 12:11 pm

  8. She’s lost the glasses, and her hair is different.

    And you think that’s evidence of being a different person in the Thorpiverse?

    Comment by Scott de B. — July 13, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

  9. Nice pair of man-boobs on Kaz in panel 3. Perhaps he’s been following the Greg Anderson fitness program.

    And Kaz… don’t forget to stop at DRUGSTORE to pick up some protection on your way to MOTEL.

    Comment by johnw — July 13, 2007 @ 3:56 pm

  10. This ain’t over. I ‘spect the fists of fury, just you wait. Then there’ll be an assult case, and it will be dragged out for the entire summer, kind of like when Liz had to testify against that goon on Foob.

    Comment by jailbird — July 13, 2007 @ 5:29 pm

  11. Ease up, friend!

    Comment by jwright — July 13, 2007 @ 7:18 pm

  12. Growing up reading GT in the 70s, living in suburban detroit, I had always assumed Milford was in Michigan. (There is, of course, a real Milford, Michigan in Oakland County). The Lions reference clinches it, no?

    Comment by RMc — July 14, 2007 @ 3:30 am

  13. That’s some saucy shirt Kaz is wearing. Up until now we haven’t seen below the nipple line but in panel 3 you can see it has a diagonal slash. At first I thought that he had ripped off the bottom buttons during his intense drunkman heave-ho but then I remembered that the shirt is a pullover with only 3 buttons at the top. I think Kaz shops from that Manly Man’s catalog…you know… the one with mesh tank tops, tight white jeans, puffy pirate shirts, and kaftans.

    Drunk boy really looks like drunk middle-age man; he is easily pushing 40. Which, if Gail was big 20 years ago, would be about right. In the last panel he has an Edward G. Robinson sneer on his face. Next thing we see he’ll be breaking out his gat, mowing down the bystanders, and taking it on the lam.

    Comment by Laura Jane — July 14, 2007 @ 6:41 am

  14. In today’s comic, I think the drunk dude went to GUN STORE and got his gat to cap Kaz for dissin’ his ass. Just as Walter Cronkite was about to tell us who he is and why he’s in CAFE.

    Comment by Regina — July 14, 2007 @ 10:10 am

  15. Saturday’s strip is teh awesome!!!1! Kaz talks about getting laid, the old man turns into wolverine, and then…..CLIFFHANGER!

    Comment by Sourbelly — July 14, 2007 @ 10:40 am

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