This Week in Milford

July 25, 2008

Because I got high?

Filed under: baseball, Boredom in Milford, Fat Guys, Milford Idiots — jasbeattie @ 9:59 am

Some of you may have wondered what the deuce I was talking about yesterday when I said “Meanwhile, Jimmy’s dad has a theory that actually makes sense: The Detroit Tigers were Method Man high when they drafted a no-talent pinkie-flapping retard like Jimmy.” If you were wise, you just ignored it.

Today I realized my error: my brain dyslexified the  word “46TH” into the word “HIGH.” So I thought Jimmy’s dad was referring to “the high round.” (c’mon…you can see how that happened, can’t you? No? Well then you try making sense of this comic every day, and see what it does to your brain. )

Speaking of stupid…Jimmy’s dad is sure stupid to think he can make his son not be stupid. Sure, some late rounders became stars in the majors, but Jimmy Hughes is no Mike Piazza. (Though he might be as brilliant as Jose Canseco.)

Meanwhile in Kalamazoo, El-Mullet is feeling rather uncomfortable, as he’s been forced to ride in Mrs. Benson’s one-seater with her AND her chins.



  1. I think Mrs. Benson means “player’s entrance” in the Annie Savoy sense of the phrase. That’d certainly be enough to scare any 18-year-old.

    And no parent, at no time in this strip, ever stops their kid from doing stupid things. It’s that damn Dr. Spock permissiveness! Neal Rubin is one of them liberals what’s tearing down the social fabric of our nation! Gil Thorp is Commie propaganda!

    Comment by johnw — July 25, 2008 @ 10:40 am

  2. I know Rod has trouble drawing hands, but Jimmy’s dad in the first panel looks like he’s got fingers made out of tiny baguettes. It’s … mesmerizing.

    Also, I’m pretty sure this is Jimmy’s supervillain origin. Just look at him stalking off! If that doesn’t scream, “Oh, they’ll pay. They’ll ALL PAY!”, then I don’t know what does.

    Comment by El Santo — July 25, 2008 @ 11:30 am

  3. Jason, I admit the “Method Man High” was way over my head, but I LOVED your description of Jimmy Hughes as a “no-talent pinkie-flapping retard.” AKA “NTPFR”.

    Comment by Gil'sBarber — July 25, 2008 @ 11:31 am

  4. I fail to see why Jimmy’s dad is upset. Does this interfere with Jimmy’s plans to go to rocket scientist college? I think not.

    Meanwhile, the freakish hands continue to scare the crap out of me. Dad’s seems to be emitting waves of a black malodorous stench, while Mrs. Benson’s bloated mitt has burst directly out of her chest. Eek.

    Comment by julienne — July 25, 2008 @ 11:32 am

  5. I forgive you for the “high” error, as I made the very same mistake on first reading. I almost posted in the comments about it, but then I realized that it may make me look exceedingly stupid. But hey, you’re stupid too! Thanks for the ego-booster!

    Comment by richard — July 25, 2008 @ 11:44 am

  6. I think I’m most disturbed by Mrs. Benson’s carrot fingers.

    Comment by sourbelly — July 25, 2008 @ 11:59 am

  7. Man, it’s a freak-hand-stravaganza today! I’m not even sure whose freak-hand it is in Panel Three – extra points for that!

    El Santo, I think you’re right about Jimmy becoming a supervillain…in Panel One, he’s already growing evil, pointy eyebrows.

    Comment by jules — July 25, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

  8. To add on to El Santo’s point, I hope Jimmy’s on his way out to the garage to build a rocketman suit so he can “SHOW THE WORLD” something or other, then crash and burn in the parking lot of The Bucket. Wah Wah Waaaah!

    Carrot Fingers and Extra Chins!

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — July 25, 2008 @ 1:28 pm

  9. Jimmy is a supervillain who grows an Abe Lincoln beard when he is angered. As the sun sets and the moon becomes full, we will see his stovepipe appear in silhouette.

    Comment by Julie B — July 25, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

  10. hat, stovepipe hat.

    Comment by Julie B — July 25, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

  11. Mr. Hughes seems to be confused about the oratorial traditions of Milfordland. You point at yourself when you talk, not the person you’re talking to. Maybe Kaz can explain it to him.

    Comment by eggbert — July 25, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

  12. I’ll add my voice to the creepy hand freak out.

    I think ElMullet is just as creeped out as we are about Mrs. Benson’s baloon hand…either that or he’s freaked out because the other baloon hand is grabbing his crotch.

    I think Jimmy needs Clambake to give him a good talkin’ to. I’m sure Clambake could spin a Negro league story from Jimmy’s stupidity.

    Comment by Regina — July 25, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

  13. Jimmy’s dad is saving him from what? Making $600 a month or so while playing in the Northwest League?

    I asked a buddy who played in that rookie league what the players did for fun when not playing? Drinking lots of beer, kicking the crap out of the locals, banging groupies. In that order.

    Maybe a couple of months in Bend, Oregon, will straighten Jimmy out? It sure beats using the *ahem* player’s (or is it players’?) entrance.

    Comment by bevo — July 25, 2008 @ 4:56 pm

  14. 7/26: Elmer gets a fist jab from Ming the Merciless!

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — July 25, 2008 @ 7:29 pm

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