This Week in Milford

March 25, 2014

You Should Be So Lucky

Filed under: Bad Jokes, Boredom in Milford, Gil Thorp, Milford Weirdos — timbuys @ 8:10 am

March 25, 2014


Sure, dad could take his injured son to the ER to have his eyes checked out, but I think we can all agree that going to the most improbably named tiki bar in Milford is a clear second best option. Ah, Schultz’s Polynesian Garden where you eat with chopsticks (at least that’s what it looks like Haskins fille is doing) and forgo Mai Tais in favor of pitcher after pitcher of that sweet, sweet island drink, root beer.

I guess late night working Ma Haskins is going to be kinda screwed when she comes home from a long day to an empty house and glumly reheats whatever leftovers even a raccoon like Lucky wouldn’t deign to eat. Well, that’s about all I have to say about today’s strip. Let’s take a poll to shake things up before the waitress drops an ice cold pitcher of root beer on Lucky.


  1. I vote local brand – St. Arnold’s root beer is the tops. If I’m in New Orleans (actually you can buy it outside of Louisiana these days), Abita root beer is pretty great too.

    Comment by timbuys — March 25, 2014 @ 8:11 am

  2. Schultz’s Polynesian Garden??? (Waitress, more molokai sauce for my schnitzel!)

    Forget it, Lucky. It’s Polynesiantown.

    Comment by nedryerson — March 25, 2014 @ 9:45 am

  3. Local brand – Hank’s. I’m told Sprecher out of Milwaukee is good too.

    Schultz’s Polynesian Garden: “Is this chicken?” “I know nothing, nothing!!

    Comment by teenchy — March 25, 2014 @ 9:49 am

  4. I voted for the local brand for sure, in fact, timbuys stole my thunder by bringing up St. Arnold’s.
    Among the national brands, many of which are fine root beers (and some of which are Mug), A&W. I would say Hires, but they seem to have retreated from the national picture. Dad’s is a solid choice as well, when you can find it.

    Schultz’s Polynesian Garden appears to be Milford’s answer to Lane City’s Trujillo’s Pagoda. Actually, the strip never really says what Trujillo’s Pagoda is, but I always pictured it as some kind of hole-in-the-wall Japanese restaurant on the wrong side of Lane City.

    Comment by billytheskink — March 25, 2014 @ 10:22 am

  5. Rootbeer is disgusting. I’d rather drink sweatsock squeezings.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — March 25, 2014 @ 10:33 am

  6. Wow a big night out at the Polynesian Garden.The best that Milford has to offer?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — March 25, 2014 @ 10:44 am

  7. A pitcher of root beer at Schultz’s Polynesian Garden? This could not be improved upon.

    Comment by vaganova — March 25, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

  8. Another Saint Arnold’s over here, please. Abita’s pretty tasty too — the Flying Saucer in Houston carries both.

    Comment by lauramac — March 25, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

  9. you know that vase is history……….

    Comment by Knoxy — March 25, 2014 @ 6:55 pm

  10. Loved A & W as a kid when we would go to the local Dog&Suds drive-in. They’d put those frosty mugs on the window and we’d have a nice family dinner in the car. One of my favorite childhood memories – would love to do that again just once. Quality family time and good food.

    Comment by robmize2013 — March 25, 2014 @ 7:19 pm

  11. Still recovering from “Schultz’s Polynesian Garden.” Straight out of The Honeymooners, with Neapolitan Knockwurst and FOUR KINDS OF PIZZA.

    Comment by vaganova — March 25, 2014 @ 7:43 pm

  12. No one knows what it’s like
    to be the Mudlark
    down at the ballpark
    behind sore eyes.

    Comment by nedryerson — March 25, 2014 @ 8:52 pm

  13. Or, given the increasing prominence of Japanese players in the bigs, perhaps a haiku:

    Ball flies off the bat,
    Changes its course with a bink
    And hits. Black eye two!

    Comment by vaganova — March 25, 2014 @ 9:47 pm

  14. Vaganova, I think you’ve hit on something there. Haiku may be a good way to work through the tedium of GT story arcs.

    Comment by teenchy — March 26, 2014 @ 3:56 am

  15. I like Sprecher root beer on tap

    Comment by wannabe wilbur — March 26, 2014 @ 5:32 pm

  16. […] for his dead-end job. Maybe he stocks the shelves at McShane’s Hardware, or washes dishes at Schultz’s Polynesian Garden. He’s gotta wring every last drop out of his tired ’90s econobox (maybe a Plymouth […]

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