This Week in Milford

February 2, 2015

Full-Tilt Bacon Needs To Score

Filed under: Milford Idiots, What the hell is going on here? — nedryerson @ 6:51 am

February 2, 2015

Let’s celebrate the first strip of February and Groundhog Day with…another couple panels featuring the Milford school bus. Due to Milford’s geographically diverse road schedule, that bus logs a lot of miles and is overdue for a salute. We salute you, school bus.

Okay, I guess I have to talk about this plot, which has now moved past the #branding nonsense into…what the hell is going on here?

So Bobby has ADHD? Is that supposed to be common knowledge or did Max just diagnose it himself? Maybe he thought Bobby really did have AHDD (African Heritage Dancers & Drummers) and didn’t want to sound dumb so he let that go when Bobby corrected him?

And what of Max’s retort? “I want some!” You want some ADHD? You’re feeling flat and think the answer is to develop a complicated set of neurological and behavioral conditions in the hopes that it might put more pep in you step on the basketball court? That’s pretty consistent with the idiocy we’ve seen so far this winter, so okay. (He might be asking Bobby for some of his medication, if he has assumed that Bobby may have been prescribed the drug adderall. It’s the preferred pharmaceutical grade stimulant of kids everywhere! Is there room for this in the plot, too?)

Say, how about that Super Bowl? I’ve seen my share of heartbreaking interceptions deciding Super Bowls, but that thing was, oh man, I don’t have words. Sorry Pete Carroll, but it doesn’t get any more bone-headed than that.



  1. The idiocy in this arc, capped by today’s three panels, finally broke my brain.

    Comment by FoolyRain — February 2, 2015 @ 7:57 am

  2. Gil was, no doubt, yelling at the television for the Seahawks to run the ball, calling the pass play a “Tod Andrews play call”. Mimi, of course, was already passed out on the couch. This week’s Thorp household grocery list contains only a single item: Thunderbird…

    Meanwhile, apparently ADHD = an interest in dressing nicely and having overdriven career ambitions at a young age. Had my parents known this I never would have been on the Ritalin.

    Comment by billytheskink — February 2, 2015 @ 8:34 am

  3. Okay, even as someone who’s been waiting for a Mudlark PED scandal to break for some time, to me this reeks of retcon. Bobby forgets to get Kaz a towel: because ADHD. Bobby jumps from coach to statistician to brand consultant: because ADHD. But Bacon is “beat up and worn out” and “sort of… flat” and thinks ADHD meds will help? Max is probably thinking Bobby’s carrying the stimulant variety of ADHD meds and can amp up like the Wehrmacht on Pervitin; with his luck Bobby will be on the non-stimulant α2A receptor agonist variety and will just get sleepy.

    Unrelated: I’m glad we don’t harp on the shower jokes here ’cause “I like going full-tilt against big dudes all the time” is a loaded line if I’ve ever read one.

    Comment by teenchy — February 2, 2015 @ 9:05 am

  4. I’m really lovin’ (not hatin’) the space-bus in P2. Apparently Jefferson High School was located on Jupiter, which *is* a lot of miles away.

    We see the bus driver didn’t quite nail the curbside docking procedure, so our protagonists have to float across the starry gap. Here’s hoping for random Chinese space junk to wipe this entire story-arc to oblivion.

    Comment by g2design — February 2, 2015 @ 9:23 am

  5. To be fair, anybody who’s spent two minutes with Bobby could have diagnosed ADHD. For that matter, anyone trying to follow this winter’s plot line could reach the same conclusion about Neal Rubin.

    Comment by John S. Walters — February 2, 2015 @ 12:38 pm

  6. Ah, it’s the old misdirection play. Ever since preseason for football I’ve been wondering if there were a PED scandal waiting to erupt. As I remember, the last drug scandal was the football captain selling the PID (performance impairing drug) weed. But I never guessed a kid who is said to be maybe too stringy for the game would imagine a psychoactive drug– presumably Adderall, as others have noted– would help. This plot just went off the rails…

    Comment by vaganova — February 2, 2015 @ 3:08 pm

  7. Vaganova, the plot’s off the rails like a trainful of Canadian tar sands that just slipped its brakes.

    Comment by FoolyRain — February 2, 2015 @ 4:48 pm

  8. I lost $20 on yesterdays game… Thankfully I was raised before drugs… I was fortunate to have Nuns who knew how to deal with this… Today, the ever expanding “autistic spectrum” includes just about everybody who takes the test…

    Comment by Rowdyman — February 2, 2015 @ 4:59 pm

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