This Week in Milford

August 5, 2014

While True Standish Quietly Weeps

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, exposition comics, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 4:47 am

August 5, 2014


Actually, I was thinking about setting today’s post to Smoke on the Water but a lack of time and talent on my part precludes me from doing so. Instead, we’ll do what I normally do when I got nothing to say and less time to say it in and go panel by panel.

Panel one: True poses for his cover shot in Sulky, Pouty teen magazine while wearing his sunglasses on top of his head in a tribute to the father who has left him to, you know, work at his job during the week.

Panel two: I tried to find the ‘in the absence of weights, I’m employing isometrics’ strip but that didn’t happen. Nevertheless, it is interesting to get to know that Jarrod is not only an
insufferable prick, but that he is likely delusional regarding his place in the world of high school athletics. I don’t know Jarrod, should True have heard about you?

Panel three: Not gonna lie, at first I skipped past the narration box, saw the flat-topped coach slumped in his chair drunk dialing Art Standish and wondered what it was that actually inspired Gil to do some follow up work. Then, I noticed the subtle things like the VaTech logos, the narration box plainly stating that we were ‘at Valley Tech’ and I realized that the only reason Gil is even able to pull off tying of second in the valley on a semi-regular basis is that the other coaches are just as loaded as he is. I can only wonder what those ‘wrinkles’ are and whether Art is peeved that he is taking a call from a drunken lout while he is no doubt prepping for some very important meeting. And, speaking of that, time for me to go prep for a not quite so important meeting.



  1. Jarroo’s M t-shirt will look great in his evening job at Manners Big Boy.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — August 5, 2014 @ 6:44 am

  2. No wonder we haven’t seen janitor Steve Lumm lately at Milford – he obviously got a new job at Valley Tech. Look at the shine on the coach’s office floor!

    Twue had better get some workouts and practice in over the summer. Don’t those highly-rated high school players spend their summers at elite prep camps? Or do they hang around tank towns and buy soft drinks at local diners?

    Comment by milfordian — August 5, 2014 @ 6:46 am

  3. Obviously a player as talented as Twue doesn’t need to workouts practice. All he need to do is show up and toss the pigskin. This school decision is taking as long as Carmelo Anthony’s. Let’s get on with already. This 7-on- 7 crap should be ending soon. Two a days should. Be starting any day.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — August 5, 2014 @ 7:16 am

  4. “In the absence of weights, I am employing isometrics” was August 30, 2005. (I searched Comics Curmudgeon & found that the “Home-School Phys Ed” t-shirt was first mentioned in August ’05, then clicked around till I found the strip. August ’05 was a good month, with Rick Reilly, facepalming Marty Moon, and a Von Haney almost-fight.)

    Comment by lauramac — August 5, 2014 @ 10:56 am

  5. Wow, lauramac, Rick Reilly actually looks like Rick Reilly in that strip. The other humans, well, not so much like actual humans.

    Comment by teenchy — August 5, 2014 @ 6:57 pm

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