This Week in Milford

March 15, 2014

All’s Well That Ends.

March 14, 2014

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OK. I’m not sure what sort of dance sensation that’s sweeping the nation we’re supposed to be seeing in panel one, but that’s fine.

Panel two is all kinds of disturbing as Mimi appears to be trying out her chops at directing an underage makeout film. To her credit, that is the sort of thing that I would reluctantly have to imagine is sought out on Youtube. I am sure Keegan and Mia will be bookmarking it at any rate.

And, in panel three things don’t get any better as Wynn reaffirms that in addition to being an overprotective creep, he has practically no functional vocabulary. Wait, for once I’m being a little too hard on him. I don’t know what to call that thing either. Furthermore, while I can’t condone it, I guess he has succeeded in scaring his sister from ever dating anyone ever again. It’s a good thing he won’t have to continue with his violent remonstrations. I’m not saying those were the most disturbing thing about this storyline, but they sure were up there.

And, with that, let’s turn to Saturday’s strip where I’m sure we’ll have a satisfying wrap-up to the basketball season.

March 15, 2014

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Well, we learn that Wendy’s not really into poor old Jack and that’s a relief because… HOLY CRAP! What the F is Wynn doing in panel two? I don’t know about how things are done in Milford, but if someone were to punch their fist into their open hand right in my face, I would take that as a very threatening act and be ready for either ‘fight or flight’…

Wynn doing that to his sister at the mere mention of one of his teammates is a pretty strong signal that he has grown not at all during the course of the season. Then, when Wendy mentions that she’s about to take up with her new sugar daddy Don Stebbins, he starts in on the self abuse. I’m sure he does that a lot…

There you have it folks: our first full season under the new posting team. I gotta say that was grueling. Let’s hope that baseball/softball season is a bit better as we all learn (or don’t learn as the case may be) valuable life lessons through the lens of high school athletics and the real issues kids these days face. Or, we could just get Knox Foley hilariously committing barratry and essentially ending his legal career before it ever had a chance to begin. That’d be OK too.

10 Comments »

  1. Mimi is as stupid as Gil. The girls are dressed for basketball, not beach volleyball. And nothing fell off.

    Comment by Dale — March 15, 2014 @ 10:35 am

  2. I love how this whole arc resolves itself without anyone taking Wynn to task for his violently overprotective behavior re his sister.

    Comment by teenchy — March 15, 2014 @ 11:07 am

  3. Teenchy, I think Wendy is working on that. But I agree that Wynn’s craziness is the real story, and thus the one not addressed.

    Comment by vaganova — March 15, 2014 @ 5:34 pm

  4. Can anybody recall a more hokey ending. A bunch of girls gyrating & wiggling their asses in asynchronous harmony, without music… IMHO this flash mob “solution” is a new cornball high water mark, beating out the cardboard bikini episode…

    Comment by rowdyman — March 16, 2014 @ 7:02 am

  5. So the flash mob craze hits Milford 5 years after the rest of the world. Were they doing the Macarena too. Milford locked in a perpetual time warp.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — March 16, 2014 @ 8:06 am

  6. Exactly Bobby Joe, that’s why Gil’s cult enjoys the strip so much…

    Comment by rowdyman — March 16, 2014 @ 12:56 pm

  7. @ Teenchy and Vaganova, I certainly harped on it a bit and am actually a bit surprised this wasn’t more of an issue in the plot. Right there at the end, the guy is still talking about getting suspended. It’s been many years since I applied to college, but I’m pretty sure they ask you about things like disciplinary suspensions and I can’t imagine a suspension for fighting is really going to help your case – and, no, we’ve been given no hints that Wynn’s got enough game that that sort of thing would be swept under the rug.

    Comment by timbuys — March 16, 2014 @ 5:27 pm

  8. 7. – timbuys

    I kept asking, were they really suspended from school or just from playing by some school rule?
    In the latter case, Gil could have covered it up if they had fought in the locker room instead of the hallway.

    Comment by Dale — March 17, 2014 @ 1:15 am

  9. I won’t spoil today’s new arc opener but turns out that yes, this is how it ends. No resolution on the boys’ season, on the anger management issues, nothing. Lazy, just lazy.

    Comment by teenchy — March 17, 2014 @ 6:11 am

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