This Week in Milford

July 9, 2014

The Strip Snarks Itself

Filed under: Boredom in Milford — timbuys @ 6:20 am

July 9, 2014

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What more can be snarked about this strip that the strip hasn’t already snarked itself? The creative team might have completely outfoxed me today by pre-supplying the commentary before I even had a chance to do so. Let’s break it down.

Panel one: Razzing Jarrod’s post game speech by comparing him to Knute Rockne? Check. Not only that but we get some excellent hairstyles – not quite pantheon worthy but still notable – on ostensible bad guy junior and tiny ballcap-wristband guy.

Panel two: Obligatory shot at Milford and Milford athletics… it wouldn’t be a TWIM slam if we didn’t make fun of the town and here we get an ellipsis preceding the suggestion of Milford as worthy of any interest and a bolded, italicized repetition of the name in shock that anyone would want to have anything to do with it. It’s subtle – no ‘tank town’ to be sure – but the disdain is evident.

Panel three: And we conclude with a shot at Milford’s uniforms – another common target of the commenters here at TWIM complete with a ludicrous drawing of Jarrod continuing to spout off to his teammates long after they could have ever possibly cared to listen to him expound on competition.

Comedy gold? I wouldn’t say so, but then again it’s not as though the stuff I normally post here is all that funny either. All in all, I tip my hat to our honorary TWIM snarkers for today, Rubin & Whigham.

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4 Comments »

  1. P-1 no shades; P-2 on cue Horatio, shades on….
    I think maybe younger stranger could be future Milford athlete…

    Comment by Rowdyman — July 9, 2014 @ 10:30 am

  2. Pre-loaded snark? What’re these guys tryin’ to do, take away our livelihoods? (NOTE: TWIM blogger is an unpaid job. We do it for the glory.)

    Comment by teenchy — July 9, 2014 @ 11:04 am

  3. Going camping this weekend, so not blogging Friday, maybe I can do Thursdays before I leave?

    Comment by robmize2013 — July 9, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

  4. Rob, if you wanna swap Thursday and Friday this week, be my guest. I’d just downloaded the strip and was looking for inspiration when I saw your comment.

    I’ll plan on doing Friday and Saturday back-to-back. enjoy your trip!

    Comment by teenchy — July 10, 2014 @ 4:31 am


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