This Week in Milford

March 4, 2012

March Madness Is An Anagram Of ‘Mend Ham Scars’

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp, google nonsense, Marty Moon — nedryerson @ 12:11 pm


“Parker Ric letterhead tattoo permission something. Whoa Bob, what happened to your bicep? It’s freaky, like it’s two and a half times as large as normal.”
“Oh, I was fooling around with some ‘supplements’ I found in a dumpster behind the veterinary clinic. Can you just move your arm a little bit that way to cover that up? Where should I file these psych evaluations of the kids on the team I got from the guidance counselor’s office?”
“Put them over there with the scouting reports.”
“Where are the scouting reports?”
“Over there, wedged under the leg of that wobbly table. So anyway, tattoo kid went too far with this permission letterhead scheme so I’m gonna sit him against Central.”
“Sit Parker? Central’s tough, Gil. They have that Sanchez kid.”
“I’ve got to send a message to these kids that tattoos are bad, mmmkay, or forgery or stuff.”
“Are you as bored as I am, Gil?”
“Yeah. Can we send a tweet mail or one of those type things so we can cut to Marty Moon blabbing about it and I can take a nap and you can have that arm looked at?”
“I don’t know how to tweet mail, but I’ll got threaten one of the nerds to send one or suffer a massive beat down.”
“Good plan, Bob.”


Oh boy, oh boy, this one’s for the Valley Title! Basketball season is almost over.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. We do have to look at some Roland Sanchezes:
Criminal from Modesto? Costumer designer from Lost? Miami Super Lawyer? Drunk driver from Augusta? Conquistador Dentist?

Okay, that’s done. Now Marty needs to slip into a sweater vest and wrap up this BONK slapping exhibition.


  1. well gents its time for baseball bonk foozle labadoodle

    Comment by mr12ozcan — March 4, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

  2. Damn, not only is Kaz’ bicep’s deformed, but his face is looking a little Cro-Magnon-ish.

    I wonder if Rick Devore signed his permission slip “Devore’s Mother” (Like Juan Epstein use to do on Welcome Back Kotter).

    Why is Babbabooey from the Howard Stern Show sitting next to Marty? Maybe he’s trying to get a “babbabooey to you all” on Marty’s mic. Little does he know, Marty’s mic doesn’t even work.

    I also see that Marty’s at the studio in panel one. Looks like no one bothered to tell him that he was kicked off his show for four years ago.

    Comment by Regina — March 4, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

  3. Central has silenced the crowd?? With what, sleeping gas? A couple of beefy guys armed with tranquilizer darts posted at each door, with the threat that they’ll start shootin’ if they hear a peep outta anyone? Man. Tough school.

    Comment by jules — March 4, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

  4. Sleeping gas, deformed biceps… If Jules, Regina, and I were not already in rehearsal for the topless coffee table dance, I’d be off with mr120zcan ignoring this strip. I have an awful feeling we’re headed for another of those deux ex machina endings such as we saw two years ago when the entire story hinged on the secret that the football captain was selling weed. Sure isn’t anything else propelling this plot.

    Comment by vaganova — March 4, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

  5. Regina @2: Well played. Many is the time I thought a well-placed “baba booey” would liven up the proceedings in Milford.

    I still can’t get over how long this arc has gone without introducing the obvious hep C from contaminated needles angle.

    Comment by delvaldawg — March 5, 2012 @ 6:32 am

  6. Kaz has been hanging out with Jarvis White and Aric at “Fitness Center” it appears.

    Comment by billytheskink — March 5, 2012 @ 7:43 am

  7. 3.Jules: Definitely the sleeping gas and Roland Sanchez is the dude who sprayed it..

    Comment by semperfi4evr — March 5, 2012 @ 8:41 am

  8. Hey, lay off the Kazmeister’s freak bicep. He got it the natural way, by pumping manila folders made of lead. Perfect for the office-bound weightlifter.

    It makes me a little bit sad to see a brief flash of the Old Marty Moon — the asshole troublemaker who was constantly all over Gil’s case. I miss that guy. And by the next day he’s gone again, replaced by the New Marty, the colorless, clueless play-by-play guy.

    Speaking of clueless — “silenced the crowd”? But in panel 2 there’s a guy standing up and cheering,and in panel 3 there’s a guy yelling in your ear. That’s not silence I can believe in.

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 5, 2012 @ 11:54 am

  9. The 3/2 third panel: Does Marty have an actual studio to broadcast from and a regular sports program? I thought he was aced out of Perp Sports Spotlight by Sacko and the Hatt.

    Next question: Does Central have the lowest gym ceiling in the Valley Conference?

    And finally, will young Micah Young continue to get shelled on the mound this spring?

    Comment by Dood — March 5, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

  10. Dood — I don’t know if you meant to type “Perp Sports Spotlight,” but I like it better than the original anyway.

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 5, 2012 @ 4:15 pm

  11. Does Marty have an actual studio to broadcast from and a regular sports program? I thought he was aced out of Perp Sports Spotlight by Sacko and the Hatt.

    Marty did lose his Perp Spotlight gig, which was sadly the last time we really saw him offering his classic anti-Gil commentary. I don’t think he was ever fired in-strip from his radio show on WDIG, not that he hasn’t come darn close.

    Moon’s show obviously gets ratings, otherwise Paul Strange would still be on the air.

    Comment by billytheskink — March 5, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

  12. That knowing smile from Gil in the first strip for 3/2 is because he’s figured out how to avoid making the playd-owns once again. That’s two seasons down and one to go for the 2011-12 school year.

    Comment by J.D. Springer — March 5, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

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