This Week in Milford

May 24, 2012

Bizarre Bucket Love Triangle

Filed under: Milford Idiots, sucking face, The Bucket — nedryerson @ 7:43 am


As a special treat, and since today’s strip is so awesome, here’s a one strip post. Don’t get used to the blistering pace of posting. For the most part, we really don’t care enough to do this every day!

The split screen telephone conversation is classic, like Doris Day and Rock Hudson in Pillow Talk, both as a visual device and because we know there’s a romantic subtext with Darby and Amanda. Darby sent some clear indications out to Amanda earlier on that she was enjoying all the pitching and catching and also that she was off men for a while. This metatextual conversation is also entertaining. “Listen here, you’re the slut in this storyline and I’m expecting all the details of your trampy ways. Now spill it, sister!”

Moving on to the flashback kiss. Oh. My. God. I guess Big Bob Stuff is as awkward at kissing as he is at eating spaghetti and meatballs. What are they doing there? They seem to be lining up their noses moreso than their mouths.

And then we move on to more weird sexual subtext. Dinny and Bobby have their own history of snapping each other’s jockstraps, but now Dinny is poised to become a third wheel in this budding courtship. One might say he’s the Tony Randall to Bob Stuff’s Rock Hudson.



  1. Dumby : “Did I kiss him?… Okay maybe a little.”
    Amanda “So how does my muff taste?”

    Comment by semperfi4evr — May 24, 2012 @ 8:16 am

  2. Has Micah Huang had a date yet?

    Do Bucket patrons just pick any window to enter through?

    Comment by Dood — May 24, 2012 @ 8:45 am

  3. Ew. Darby and Big Bob both look like Nancy Cartwright’s character in the Twilight Zone movie, after her mouth was completely removed.

    But at least the little hearts are realistic. Little hearts always fall out of my ears when I get a good snog!

    Comment by jules — May 24, 2012 @ 10:21 am

  4. Personally, I like to image the hearts in panel 2 as laser sites from 5 snipers. Take the shot!

    Comment by Small Robert — May 24, 2012 @ 10:34 am

  5. I use to read romance comics when I was a teenager (YEA, I’M THAT OLD!) Anyway, if Rubin is trying to emulate the romance comics of yore, he’s doing a really lousy job at it. This is about as romantic as athlete’s foot, even with the hearts.

    The only thing that could make this awesome is if Darby has a threesome with Dimwit and Big Bob Stuff.

    Comment by reginathenydiva — May 24, 2012 @ 10:39 am

  6. Once a tramp, always a tramp!

    Comment by Milfordian — May 24, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

  7. Maybe so Ned, but now we know Tony and Rock played for the same team. Dinny and Bobby? Maybe just on the field.

    Comment by teenchy — May 24, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

  8. exactly regina, they don’t call her DP Darby for nothing.

    Comment by gwilo — May 24, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

  9. Zing, gwilo!

    Comment by vaganova — May 24, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

  10. When we get to the sexy-time part—upon seeing Bobby “big stuff” in the nude, Darby will say “you need a bigger bat than that to ball in my league”….

    Comment by rowdyman — May 24, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

  11. Saaaay, when did AMANda grow a mustache? She looks like Snideley Whiplash.

    Comment by reginathenydiva — May 25, 2012 @ 5:57 am

  12. Big Bob Stuff, yer doin’ it wrong. They changed the CPR rules, chest compressions only now.

    Comment by billytheskink — May 25, 2012 @ 6:46 am

  13. I guess Dinny is hoping for a little sloppy seconds action? Well, if sloppy is what you want, The Bucket is definitely the place to get it.

    Comment by John Walters (@johnswalters) — May 25, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

  14. is he making out with her like that at ricozzis ? i hope the waiters took the plates away first . dinny asks can i watch from the closet as you pump baby two into darby kiser

    Comment by mr12ozcan — May 25, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

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