This Week in Milford

May 10, 2014

Hold Up Your Hands

Filed under: Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, Just plain sad, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 8:21 am

May 10, 2014


Am I jealous that Rob got to cover yesterday’s handpocalypse*? Yes, yes I am.

Am I revolted by the nauseating display of affectionate nose nuzzling going on in panel three? You betchya.

Do I appreciate the drawing of Luckey’s gape mouthed visage of terror in panel two? Heck yes.

Will I keep on answering my own questions with short affirmative answers instead of writing a real post today? So it seems.

Bonus points: My favorite windows make a nice comeback in panel one!

How much time do you think Whigham spends trying to make the appearances of Amy’s freckles consistent from panel to panel? I wonder if he regrets that character design decision or if he resents Rubin for insisting that the character have freckles…

* Handstravaganza? Handemonium? Handemic?



  1. amy’s freckles—–in & out like the tide……

    Comment by George P Burdell — May 10, 2014 @ 10:15 am

  2. So, all our speculations about Lucky being stricken down by ALS or something are happily blown to flinders. The real crisis is that Amy (Amy Lange) kind of likes the idea of holding his hand in public. Amy, you strike me as pretty cool, possibly TCFM (too cool for Mfnrd.) So while you are quietly making it public that you and Lucky are becoming an item, AVOID ladders, black cats, mirrors, et al.

    Comment by vaganova — May 10, 2014 @ 1:35 pm

  3. dont know about happily – was looking forward to his demise already.

    Comment by robmize2013 — May 10, 2014 @ 3:58 pm

  4. The story trajectory is still open: my guess is that Amy will advance to starter and lead the softball team into the playdowns, while Lucky comes apart and sets a Valley League record by beaning the same spectator three times in one game overthrowing first. But Amy will decide she still likes the big oaf and Lucky will tell us how lucky he is, just before he falls out of the bleachers at graduation.

    Comment by vaganova — May 10, 2014 @ 4:54 pm

  5. No love for the doublefreakhand in Panel 3? Must be a handout

    Comment by Downpuppy — May 10, 2014 @ 6:14 pm

  6. @Downpuppy, well, the post title was kind of an oblique play on words reference to both the dialogue in panel one and the drawing in panel three. Maybe a little too oblique…

    Comment by timbuys — May 11, 2014 @ 10:53 am

  7. vaganova, I like your predictions, but they make too much sense (and since when do story arcs around here have actual endings? What is this, Aristotle’s Poetics? That is WAK.)

    Unrelated: you know what we haven’t had in a while? Outlandishly costumed fans/taunters.

    Also, I vote “handemonium”. And I think Whigham probably just taps a pepper shaker in Amy Lange’s direction & calls it freckles.

    Comment by lauramac — May 12, 2014 @ 8:27 am

  8. Lauramac, don’t be misled by that “fap fap fap” sound; that’s applause. And I admit to being outed as a classicist.

    Maybe we should be thinking “outlandishly costumed fans/taunters,” but all I can up with is (ancient) history such as Chevy Chase– in one of his rare moments of actual funniness– sending up Gerald Ford for clumsy accidents such as falling down the steps from Air Force One.

    Comment by vaganova — May 12, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

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