This Week in Milford

May 7, 2014

Playa’d Out

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, Just plain sad, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 8:30 am

May 7, 2014


Oh hey, we’re doing the ‘yesterday’s panel three is today’s panel one’ thing again. Well, if they can recycle artwork and dialogue, there’s really nothing stopping me from recycling snark. Let’s see how this goes:

Panel three one: The lengths Conrad will go to put a ‘sunnyside spin’ on getting an apparently pretty bad case of mono are almost troubling. Say, what’s with the chin grab thumbs up there as he’s talking about himself as a ‘playa’? Look out, Rob! I think Luckey is hitting on Marjie!

Hmmm… that worked pretty well and it was environmentally friendly too! In the interests of conserving our dwindling snark supplies and leaving a better world for our children, I think I’ll just skip right over panel two.

And, here in panel three, we see another classic Gil Thorp plot motif: the jealous teammates. Did I say jealous? Now that I’m taking a second look, that guy in panel three (are we supposed to know who he is? I guess we can be reasonably sure he’s neither Jordy, Scott, Lucky or Amy, Amy Lange) looks positively deranged. That he’s facing ninety degrees away from the person he’s presumably addressing doesn’t help matters.

Bonus points: I so hope that the brief glimpse of Marjie’s notes reflects pretty much the entirety of what she’s getting out of the interview. “Doubles, Lucky, STD’s, blah-blah-blah…”

I know I said I was going to skip panel two, but what the heck… Do the kids these days wear a lot of Captain Marvel themed clothing? Have they perhaps recently rebooted that into a major summer blockbuster starring large explosions?



  1. Panel 1: Anyone notice that Marjie appears to be writing with her fingernail? In blood, maybe?

    Comment by Gregory Luce — May 7, 2014 @ 9:18 am

  2. I think that is a Shazam shirt in panel 2. Haven’t seen one of those in 25 years.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — May 7, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

  3. Seeing several remarks about the monastic tonsure– the shaved crown of the head– that keeps showing up in Mfnrd. The first time I noticed it was on the St Feeb’s kid who was hitting on Wendy last fall, but now it’s everywhere. I know the idea– to show a top-lit highlight, but somebody needs to point out that not everybody has a 500w tungsten lamp directly over his head like the kid in P-2 today.

    And yes, I agree with those who have said we have another of those never-resolved intra-team jealousies starting. And that Lucky is not helping to tamp it down.

    Comment by vaganova — May 7, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

  4. Ok – fake playa? I thought he was a real playa. Every time we think we have a good storyline it slowly devolves into another sinkhole. And what editor would allow such lines like that? Wasnt he a real player before? How did he make the team? Need to see what Amy thinks about this before proceeding. Hey Jordy – hit 3 doubles in a game next time.

    Comment by robmize2013 — May 7, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

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