This Week in Milford

October 19, 2007

From the can to the Bucket

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, football, Marty Moon, Recycled art, The Bucket — jasbeattie @ 11:00 am


Panel one is most definitely a recycled panel…I’m gonna estimate that it’s used about once a season. Last year’s version came with those wacky star explosion thingies, which (as astutely noted by reader Ivan yesterday) are more than likely just rips in the panel from overuse. Today those holes have been patched up with a bunch of electrical tape.

More typical wackiness in panel two: Marty Moon has moved from yesterday’s mirrored bunker (complete with 1950’s style giant button control panels) to his more cofortable wood-paneled rec room, where he is safe from isolated confetti storms.

And um, what has three legs and can’t throw a football?
Panel 3!

I really hope Cully snaps and goes on a Bucket killing spree. But he’ll probably just spend the next week hiding in his cave. Oh well.


  1. Apparently Bill is cutting his hair with a chainsaw these days, too.

    Comment by jules — October 19, 2007 @ 11:10 am

  2. I, for one, toast Milford for their first win of the season!

    By the way, Cully “grunted”? Rubin is making the Cully/Caveman link way too obvious here.

    Comment by El Santo — October 19, 2007 @ 11:11 am

  3. “Going to the Bucket” is a phrase that has an entirely different meaning in juvenile prison. No wonder he turned them down.

    Comment by Matt Ramone — October 19, 2007 @ 11:34 am

  4. Maybe Cully misunderstood and thought that Bill asked him if he was going to kick the bucket.

    I think Bill has a nasty case of ringworm on his head. There’s medicine for that, Bill. Get some STAT.

    Comment by Regina — October 19, 2007 @ 11:36 am

  5. Yay! Milford isn’t the suckiest team in the league anymore! All together now…


    Gooooooo MUDLARKS!!!

    Comment by johnw — October 19, 2007 @ 11:40 am

  6. It really does look like Bill amputated the crown of his skull with that chainsaw. Or maybe it was an attempt at trepanning gone horribly wrong.

    Comment by sourbelly — October 19, 2007 @ 11:48 am

  7. I think Cully is gonna show up at the Bucket and totally kill the party.

    No no no! Not kill the party! Just, y’know, suck the life out of it.

    Wait! Is there any way to say this without making Cully sound like a cold-blooded killer (which he totally isn’t!)?

    Comment by Tony — October 19, 2007 @ 1:03 pm

  8. Panel 2 is the greatest thing to happen in this strip in weeks. (Which isn’t saying much, I know.) As Jason pointed out, Marty Moon has ditched the game altogether in favor of his wood-paneled rec room, where his snooty museum-goer outfit works much better. Speaking of which, that’s a nice painting Marty has hanging on his wall. What do you think it’s called — “Rear View of Crowd, Plus Confetti”? He’s looking at it awful close, though. Makes me wonder if it’s one of those 3D magic-eye paintings. I also wonder why he took down the painting on the far wall. Maybe he’s getting it restored.

    My question is, is Marty’s headset wirelessly hooked up to the station, and he’s broadcasting from his rec room, OR is Marty just wearing a dummy headset and narrating a fake game in the privacy of his own home?

    Comment by Cash — October 19, 2007 @ 1:21 pm

  9. I am reassured to think that it’s a painting, as I was most concerned about the giant clouds behind the confetti. What exploded? Why doesn’t anyone seem worried?

    Comment by KarenD — October 19, 2007 @ 1:46 pm

  10. #8 — To be honest, I kinda thought Marty’s head-set looked like a big two-button mouse attached to a smaller two-button mouse. I’m starting to think it’s not a headset at all.

    And if you happen to be in the rec room with Marty, just smile, don’t panic, and slowly back away towards the door.

    Comment by El Santo — October 19, 2007 @ 1:56 pm

  11. It’ll be interesting to see now what the Valley Tech pranksters will pull this week. Writing the Milford score somewhere might not be as effective after a win.

    Come to think of it, that was never effective, and it probably won’t be interesting to see what comes next. It will probably be very boring.

    Comment by TBon — October 19, 2007 @ 2:04 pm

  12. #6 – Maybe Bill was in juvie too, and the same doctor who lobotomized Cully gave him the trepanning. Must be time to bust out Tony’s laptop again.

    Comment by Ivan — October 19, 2007 @ 3:17 pm

  13. everyone,

    Per Marty’s wherabouts: Please remember new Valley rules this season require teams to switch stadiums every quarter. That explains Marty in two press boxes.

    Frank M.
    Valley Commission

    Comment by john b — October 20, 2007 @ 4:57 am

  14. Gosh, I think Marty may be studying a very rare early Jackson Pollack: you can see there is some attempt at realism with the little boy in a sailor suit in the foreground and the ominous clouds gathering in the background– but Pollack’s signature splashes and drips are beginning to overwhelm the canvas.

    My take on this scene is that Marty is mechanically dictating some mythical game played only in his head as he wanders his lonely den filled with stolen masterpieces.

    Comment by Laura Jane — October 20, 2007 @ 7:26 am

  15. Saturday: Cully is fixing to kill a transvestite!

    Christ, I love the hell out of this strip!

    Comment by Sourbelly — October 20, 2007 @ 7:50 am

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