This Week in Milford

October 30, 2014

Junior Achievement

October 30, 2014

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In the immortal words of Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent, “What the heck?”

Since when have high school homecoming king/queen/court elections been anything other than popularity contests? Okay, okay, don’t answer that. I see now that some of the more enlightened homecoming court selection committees of today apply more rigorous standards, including “involvement in clubs, organizations and athletics; leadership skills; community service; academics; and awards” as well as essay writing and panel interviews.

Nothing in this entire months-long story arc has given us any indication that Jarrod is popular, involved in anything other than football, is academically stellar, or has won any awards. We’ve been told he has “leadership skills” but they’ve never amounted to more than berating his teammates to improve their performance. (I can, however, imagine his essay: “Honest, I’ve wanted to be Milford’s junior attendant since third grade.”) Nope, the only way I’m buying this ridiculous plot development is if it’s part of a ballot-stuffing initiative by his teammates to get the pouty douchebag to smile.

Jarrod shares his spot on the homecoming court with one of the office staff at a Tampa elementary school.

On to the action. Glad the guy with the Toyota truck with the lightbar showed up again. Typically, Rubin sums up big Mudlark wins in a single strip – often a single panel – while losses (or unfortunate events in wins) get dragged out over days in Batiukian (Batiukish?) style. (Milford should get Westview on its non-conference schedule one of these days.) So what’s gonna rain on Milford’s homecoming parade this year?

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8 Comments »

  1. Why is that tackler kicking #23 in the chest?
    The strain on the Goshen ball carrier’s gammy leg in P3 must be what made his face explode like that.

    Comment by FoolyRain — October 30, 2014 @ 6:57 am

  2. Ah Goshen, the team Les Neemy’s sister could beat.

    Oh, and Jarrod is probably gonna embarrass himself in front of the homecoming crowd that just voted him attendant.

    Comment by billytheskink — October 30, 2014 @ 7:17 am

  3. You know things are tough when the narration box reluctantly agrees with Marty Moon.

    Comment by Dood — October 30, 2014 @ 9:23 am

  4. Maybe Jaroo can buy a bottle of “Just for Men” to touch up those temples before the big dance.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — October 30, 2014 @ 10:04 am

  5. Looks like Jarroo would rather have some of his football team buddies as the other junior class attendant!

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course….

    Comment by milfordian — October 30, 2014 @ 3:18 pm

  6. I gotta say that I am (almost) genuinely excited that we may be heading towards a playdowns appearance.

    Comment by timbuys — October 30, 2014 @ 3:35 pm

  7. I haven’t seen a high schooler so excited about being named Junior Attendant since… hmm… actually, I’ve never seen a high schooler so excited about that.

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 30, 2014 @ 10:16 pm

  8. @ John S. Walters – Yep, it might make more sense if the homecoming court had been developed beyond a clumsy insert of a panel or two here and there. Oh well, today’s strip is taking things in an even weirder direction so hurray for that I suppose.

    Comment by timbuys — October 31, 2014 @ 7:18 am


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