This Week in Milford

June 4, 2014

Mushrooms Would Probably Liven Things Up

Filed under: freak hands, Just plain sad, Milford Weirdos — timbuys @ 7:09 am

June 4, 2014


I kinda want to tag this one with a ‘what the hell is going on here?’ but I think it’s more or less clear enough:

Panel one seems like a perfectly nice composition until we notice the young gentleman’s wandering pinky finger swelling up to freakish proportions and, also, that the banner appears to be announcing that the theme of this year’s prom is ‘dread’.

Panel two confirms that Lucky’s seemingly eternal optimism was in fact the result of some personality disorder as he continues to be mired in depression over a throwing error in a game that his team won…

Panel three is the stumper. I yield the floor to anyone with roughly teenaged children: Are those turns of phrase common among the acne prone set? Or, is she really proposing that they attempt suicide by jumping off a building or eating foraged mushrooms without the benefit of any training in micology?



  1. Fairly sure in panel 3 she’s just poking him to try & get him to snap out of it. Since he’s been in this stupid funk for a week, she may have to dump another pitcher on his head.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — June 4, 2014 @ 7:18 am

  2. I would recommend hunting mushrooms first. If you are successful, you can skip the hang-gliding. If not, you can experience the thrill of waiting for a liver donor.

    Comment by nedryerson — June 4, 2014 @ 8:15 am

  3. Will former Milford hot dog and pro prospect Adam Mundy crash the prom in a drunken stupor?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 4, 2014 @ 8:47 am

  4. Dunno. Do we have to start consulting urbandictionary in order to comment here? If so, Amy’s mushroom hunting may begin in Lucky’s pants, IYKWIMAITYD.

    Comment by teenchy — June 4, 2014 @ 9:04 am

  5. Someday I hope to live in a world where the male athlete will put his own relatively minor setback aside, and actually celebrate the major accomplishments of his girlfriend.

    Or in a world where the female athlete, faced with a mopey unsupportive boyfriend, would dump the jerk and find someone who cares about her.

    Comment by John S. Walters — June 4, 2014 @ 11:48 am

  6. One of those scenarios may well be imminent, John S. Let’s see what the next several days bring us.

    Comment by teenchy — June 4, 2014 @ 11:58 am

  7. Teenchy, you almost sound as though you have some inside info.

    As to John’s point, I would note that Amy was rather despondent regarding her substantial success as a fill-in player.

    On a side note, I regret not pointing out that we get another appearance of the twin suns of Tatooine at a Milford dance in today’s strip.

    Comment by timbuys — June 4, 2014 @ 5:08 pm

  8. And I regret not pointing out that the kid with the deformed pinkie is also wearing the same vest Robert Vaughn did in “The Magnificent Seven.” If anything really dramatic happens, he will freeze up and sweat profusely.

    Comment by vaganova — June 4, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

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