This Week in Milford

April 4, 2010

New plot! (Watch your step. And $4 up front please.)

Filed under: actual action, Coach Kaz, Steve Luhm's Ghost Mops These Floors — jasbeattie @ 11:29 pm


“Lady, you’ve got problems. But hey, I guess you’re my only friend too, since I’m sure nobody else alive likes me. A chick who used me for her own selfish, deceitful ends will have to suffice. Sigh… if only Hadley V. Baxendale hadn’t blown herself up in that incident at Famous Footwear two years ago. At least now, thanks to her, they stock more women’s sneakers there.”
“What in God’s name are you talking about?”
“Hey, friend. Less talk-ee, more mop-ee!”


“Wait, what about all the loose ends?”
“Nobody cares. Keep mopping or I’ll give you a shiner to match mine.”


Kaz and Kelly? Central City? Ridiculous musicians? last time this happened, then this happened! And then this happened! And eventually even this happened, whatever the hell that was! And then, the strip pretty much went in the crapper for the next three years. So is this a resurrection? Slim chance and long shot. But we can dream, can’t we?

P.S. I am moving to Central City, just so I can slum at the Porter, the Pit and the Tiki Post! See ya all there.



  1. If Kaz is wearing a sportscoat into a place called “The Pit” to see a band that is advertised with a handwritten poster….you know there is going to be a fight!

    That Cassie/Steve storyline was the worst one in years and ended with a fizzle – just like Steve’s sex life. Bring on some hobo baseball players!

    Comment by milfordian! — April 5, 2010 @ 5:46 am

  2. Ease up, Jason!

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — April 5, 2010 @ 6:35 am

  3. Slim Chance and the Longshots is an alias for Kinky Friedman who will be singing The Ballad of Charles Whitman.

    Comment by Elmo — April 5, 2010 @ 6:46 am

  4. OH PLEASEGODPLEASEGODPLEASEGOD!I hope to see the return of Druken Lout the Kaz Punch and Kaz PI. Now if only Clambake would appear I’ll have died and gone to Heaven.

    Comment by Regina — April 5, 2010 @ 7:07 am

  5. Is Central City a stand-in for a hip music mecca like Austin, TX? Maybe its remade itself since a few years back when it was more of a Branson, Missouri type place with acts like Gail Martin (the rock n’ roll Carole King).

    Maybe there’s just those three clubs we see here plus the Lady Remington Theater where Gail Martin played. Kaz could just be being ironic (though I’m not sure if he’s an irony practitioner at all).

    If I had to speculate, I would say there’s a GG Allin tribute band at The Porter and some sort of donkey show at the Tiki Room.

    As weird and out of left field as this is, it still has to come back to baseball, so I’m not getting my hopes up. Summer is still a long way away.

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — April 5, 2010 @ 7:25 am

  6. The Steve/Cassie story got to the point where I didn’t care how it ended as long as it ended.
    What scares me though, is that nothing was really resolved. Steve didn’t go back to college and female Bill Hawkins didn’t really get on with her life. Hopefully, neither one is heard from again, but without any resolution there’s a chance we’ll see Steve janitoring and Cassie playing softball as late as July.

    A Kaz/Kelly story should be much more interesting. I’m not going to say “it can’t get any worse” because everytime I have, the strip proves me wrong. Still, it’s hard to screw up a story that involves Kaz, so hopefully this winds up being one, and not a throwaway “Remember Kaz and Kelly are an item” week/day. Throw in Mr. Bakst and I’ll shower Rubin with effusive praise.

    Comment by billytheskink — April 5, 2010 @ 7:48 am

  7. No consequences whatsoever for Cassie being AWOL at the title game and costing her team a championship? Not even a beatdown by the other players? Weak, weak, weak.

    Otherwise, I agree with billytheskink: “Kaz/Kelly in Music City” has so much promise, that the actual story is certain to disappoint.

    Comment by jvwalt — April 5, 2010 @ 7:54 am

  8. “Slim Chance and the Long Shots”
    1. Baseball team’s prospects for the year
    2. Probability that Gil will show up sober for any practices.
    3. Probability that Kaz will score tonight
    4. Probability that any new plot line could be any worse than what we just experienced

    Comment by gil fanski — April 5, 2010 @ 9:14 am

  9. Just noticed the sign in the first panel of the second strip. Is “The Porter” a shout-out to Steve Luhm?

    Comment by Regina — April 5, 2010 @ 1:07 pm

  10. remember kelly was the last person to see mr baskt alive telling him about that hotel in charleston

    Comment by mr 12 oz can — April 5, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

  11. Central City’s where it’s happening.

    Comment by mister beautiful — April 5, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

  12. I know! Clambake is part of Slim Chance & the Longshots!

    Also appearing: Nut Boy Slim & the Sex Change Band! They’re shitty!

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — April 5, 2010 @ 10:50 pm

  13. Dittos; the DumbLumb/UnclassyCassie “storyline” was putrid with more loose ends than a peroxided blonde. Rubie is a real Nut Boy; he’s you-know-what.

    Comment by semperfi4evr — April 6, 2010 @ 6:50 am

  14. 2 days of baseball workouts? What did we miss while Steve was punching Ray’s hand with his eye?!
    Kaz better through out an ease up and then hit somebody in the face. After that Steve/Cassie ordeal Chief and Rubie owe it to us.

    Comment by DieClambakeDie — April 6, 2010 @ 8:28 am

  15. C’mon, drunken lout! C’mon, drunken lout!

    Comment by south mauldin — April 6, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

  16. i hope this band plays tarzana nights

    Comment by mr 12 oz can — April 6, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

  17. I’m beginning to believe Slim Chance is actually Shep Trumbo from last year’s baseball storyline. Of coure it’s hard telling, since Whigham drasws every teenager’s face the same way.

    Comment by Doug Puthoff — April 7, 2010 @ 10:21 am

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