This Week in Milford

March 12, 2008

If you high-five a joke about a half a burger, you might be a Milford redneck.

Filed under: Bad Jokes, basketball, High Five Fail — jasbeattie @ 8:33 am


Panel 1: Curley-Horse figures out a new way to win: Install a narrative box that favors your team. Meanwhile Madison must determine whether taping their school name on the front of their 1930s swimwear actually counts as a uniform. And why James Bottomtooth from Family Guy is on their team.

Panel 2: Most…awkward…high-five…ever. Plus: The Curley-Horse curl on ‘roids! Double-plus: Hey look, a black dude!

Panel 3: Andrew flies his retro-hover-car home, only to discover his family has become the white trash of the neighborhood, with a wide assortment of cars on blocks in the front yard. Let’s hope Jeff Foxworthy isn’t inside telling those horrid redneck jokes.


  1. Those two Madison guys look like they’re only rough sckecthes waiting to be filled in. I like the Famly Guy reference…he does look like James Bootomtooth

    Panel 2: A first in Frank 2.0 History…a black character! “CurleyHorse was only here for half the game, so he gets half a hamburger…we’ll get him a kids Happy Meal!”

    CurleyHorse comes home to the realization that the Stalker’s baby-sitting club has now made his home into a brothel, which explains all of the cars. (Insert Governor Spitzer jokes here.)

    Comment by Regina — March 12, 2008 @ 9:55 am

  2. I think the syndicate should market a “bobble-five” figurine as depicted in panel two. Those bobble-thingies are hot, hot, hot!

    And judging by the vehicles in panel 3, Andrew’s home may have been invaded by the Stasi. I think those are vintage Trabants.

    Comment by johnw — March 12, 2008 @ 10:00 am

  3. Regina, Gov. Spitzer comes to this bargain-basement brother when his funds are running low at the end of the month. Unfortunately the press followed him this time — and Hooray!! Maureen finally beats Curley-Horse on the scoop for NEWSPAPER!

    Comment by Gil'sBarber — March 12, 2008 @ 10:07 am

  4. oops brothel – Hee hee.

    Comment by Gil'sBarber — March 12, 2008 @ 10:08 am

  5. LOL good one Gil’sBarber!

    Comment by Regina — March 12, 2008 @ 10:12 am

  6. So why are the to dudes from MADISON in the Milford locker room?

    Comment by Striker — March 12, 2008 @ 10:59 am

  7. I meant “two”!

    Comment by Striker — March 12, 2008 @ 10:59 am

  8. Good to see Andrew back, working his two-handed set-shot, Naismith-style. I wonder if they’ve thought to cut the bottoms out of the peach-baskets yet. Really speeds up the game, I hear.

    Comment by sourbelly — March 12, 2008 @ 11:19 am

  9. It still beffles me why no one has numbers on their jerseys. What th’?

    Comment by Sgt Saunders — March 12, 2008 @ 11:34 am

  10. Totally agree with johnw on the Trabants. Someone has leaked Curly’s secrets to the East Germans, still the enemy in Milford time. I suspect Dr. Turtle. I like the hover car theory, although Curly could also be driving a Smart Car with his knees tucked in his armpits.

    Also like the brothel theory, considering UROLOGIST was also snooping around Andrew’s house a few strips back (remember Uncle Woodrow?) “Girls, he’s clean – time to open up shop again!”

    Hehe. I said wood.

    Comment by julienne — March 12, 2008 @ 11:40 am

  11. It’s hard to not comment on the bizarre perspective of panel 3, but I’m trying.

    It must mean that Big Ray and some of the ex-wives have shown up or it’s a raid by child protective services. Consider that the food delivery girls would still be involved in post game activites or maybe playing their own game somewhere.

    So far we don’t have a clue as to how the exes and the kids are matched up or if BR is even the father of all the kids.

    And by the way: I’m watching a small television which is sitting on a large television which doesn’t work.

    Comment by dale — March 12, 2008 @ 12:00 pm

  12. No, dale, you watch the small TV for the picture. The big TV is for the sound.

    Comment by julienne — March 12, 2008 @ 12:03 pm

  13. Those two Madison players are in Milford’s locker room cause the tape fell off their
    30’s swimwear and they forgot what team they were on.

    Comment by Gil'sBarber — March 12, 2008 @ 12:13 pm

  14. Didn’t get a chance to post yesterday… What kind of car was Curly-Horse driving in yesterday’s strip? Some kind of roadster??

    Comment by Thorpnotized — March 12, 2008 @ 12:24 pm

  15. From the looks of it, one of the vehicles parked Andrew’s lawn is a hearst. Looks like the A-train is to late to prevent a tragedy: Big Ray came back with a gun and in a fit of remorse and self-loathing, decided that this time he was going to “take the kids with him.”

    Comment by Striker — March 12, 2008 @ 12:31 pm

  16. Love the Warsaw Pact-era cars reference. Who knew those cars would run so long? Also, I think Andrew is driving a tram today, since it appears to have no front/engine/hood. Thorpnotized, right on — different car yesterday. He must have left that parked right smack in front of GYMNA.

    The narrative box in Frame 1 has a double competitive advantage, since it also masks the fact that Andrew is playing with arm-extenders that appear to be adding at least 1 extra foot to his reach.

    Comment by Roy Gillen — March 12, 2008 @ 1:18 pm

  17. Striker, I too noticed the hearse on A-Train’s lawn. “These kids are so dead, why bother with an ambulance? Just call a hearse and get ’em buried.”

    Comment by sourbelly — March 12, 2008 @ 2:27 pm

  18. Julienne – you are correct. The problem is the picture on the big set. However, I’m not at all hung up about sound quality. One speaker is enough, more volume without distortion than I can handle.
    To drive both sets, I’d need a splitter for the cable. Maybe there’s nothing magic inside a splitter. I do have a lot of old coax lying around along with wire nuts and electrical tape.

    Comment by dale — March 12, 2008 @ 2:29 pm

  19. Dammit! I can never spell “hearse” right…

    Comment by Striker — March 12, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

  20. Thorpnotized, the vehicle abandoned in front of GYMNA yesterday could be a 1957 Chevy pickup. Hopefully Curly jazzed it up with a stock rack to impress the girls.

    Comment by julienne — March 12, 2008 @ 3:23 pm

  21. I’m just not seeing the hearse, guys. Those look like sedans to me.

    Though A-Train’s gotta be driving a pickup. Or piloting a small airplane a little too closely to the ground.

    Also, that high-five: looks like Andrew thought his teammate was gonna deck him, realized it was a high-five, and returned the gesture as an embarrassing cover-up.

    Comment by El Santo — March 12, 2008 @ 3:27 pm

  22. Striker – – – you have to spell hearse often???

    Comment by Ryan — March 13, 2008 @ 5:02 am

  23. Are you sure that’s a black dude in panel 2? I would have guessed it was just a guy with a leech on his face (you never know what crazy new fad is going to get picked up by the kids.)

    Comment by Laura Jane — March 13, 2008 @ 5:46 am

  24. Ryan:
    For a while, often enough. Someone abandoned one in front of my apartment last year!

    Comment by Striker — March 13, 2008 @ 7:38 am

  25. Panel 3: Andrew, in his rush to get home, is now airborne (ala The Dukes of Hazard) and about to smash into the other cars…

    Comment by Thorpnotized — March 13, 2008 @ 8:45 am

  26. […] Speaking of disconcerting, in a strip with a long history of poorly depicted high fives (seriously!), this one enters the canon and impels me to […]

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