This Week in Milford

January 18, 2014

Healthy Broken Noses… Are There Any Other Kind?

January 18, 2104


OK, so maybe that was Omari Troy and not Malik McCall… and I guess that wasn’t a flashback on Thursday so much as a flashforward with past voiceover… and… and… I’m sorry I can’t go on. That triptych of dimpled faces in panel one is just breaking me up.

Any theories as to what’s the clock like thingy in panel two? I mean, I guess it could be a clock but, if it is, then that means that they are practicing at seven in the evening (or morning I suppose).

Regardless, we can all relish another appearance by Marjie. So, Rob and the rest of us who appreciate bespectacled women of letters should be happy. It’s a shame that there isn’t a category for Marjie but I am not aware of how I can add that. I assume the proprietorship of this blog is in charge of that sort of thing. In any case, I have no doubt that billytheskink has a fully categorized excel file capturing every appearance of Marjie with relevant links to the archives and that they are sortable by things such as whether she is doing serious reporting or just cracking wise to Gil about two testosterone addled teenagers about to kill each other.

Bonus point: Gil’s patented ‘run them till they hurl’ coaching technique has been deployed!



  1. Appears from panel 3 that since yesterday, Margie is suddenly “wearing Gil’s whistle.” His desk is a good height, and since there is never anything on it but a couple of trophies dating to the Ford administration, the next step will not take a lot of prep, though the gym teacher in him will probably suggest she “bend over and stretch her back for a while.”

    Comment by vaganova — January 19, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

  2. Panel 2 is like a Slylock Fox mystery. Is practice occurring at 7:00 AM or 7:00 PM?

    Answer (read upside down for full effect): 7:00 PM. The partial eclipse of the basketball and subsequent shadow reveals that the sun is to the left of the basketball, west if the sun is setting, east if rising. Moss grows on the north side of Gil, and since there is no moss to be seen in panel 2, the view there is looking north. This means that the sun is to the west, setting, and the time is in the evenin… wait, basketball is played indoors?

    Forget it, then. Looks like I’m off to touch up the Marjie Ducey archive.

    Comment by billytheskink — January 20, 2014 @ 8:30 am

  3. Excellent analysis as always, Billy. If it’s not a problem, please be sure that the archive is also sortable by whether Marjie is writing right handed or left handed. And, with that, I’ll be off for the week probably/possibly returning on Saturday.

    Comment by timbuys — January 20, 2014 @ 11:51 am

  4. For me, the most compelling point in all of this is whether Marjie is right-handed, a lefty, or ambidextrous. That and the question of whether Mfnrd will play St Feeb’s again later in the season, with the Keegan/Jack/Wendy triangle in the balance and Windy sitting in judgment. You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t crack your sister with an elbow.

    Comment by vaganova — January 20, 2014 @ 7:08 pm

  5. […] about naming names all the time, I still am not clear on who Jack’s interlocutor is. Is he peacemaker Omari Troy or is he Malik McCall? All we really know about the guy is he really likes him some sloppy Joe […]

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