This Week in Milford

February 23, 2015

Move Over Bacon!

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Marty Moon, Milford Idiots — nedryerson @ 7:51 am

February 23, 2015

Looking at the first panel of today’s installment, one might wonder if we’re headed for a bit of slapstick where the pill falls off its precarious perch on Max’s finger and gets squirted across the room by a comedy water fountain, then Max crawls around on the floor looking his waterlogged Flintstone chewable. But, alas, the first two panels are just the set up for Marty to deliver the real payoff, bacon-based wordplay.

The fact that we’re this far into this plot and the Gil Thorp creative team is still devoting a whole strip to a weak pun is….well, pretty typical. This strip is also typical in its ability to bore me so much that my mind wanders down a tangential corridor, then inevitably to youtube. So please enjoy this tv commercial for a leaner bacon that America rejected thirty years ago:



  1. A.D.D., how can I explain it
    I’ll take it frame by frame it
    To have Max all jumping, shooting, scoring it
    A is attention, D is deficit, Marty scratch your temple
    The last D, well that’s not that simple…

    Comment by billytheskink — February 23, 2015 @ 8:50 am

  2. If Marty needs a catchphrase for whenever Max scores, may I suggest “PORK-TACULAR!!!!!”

    Comment by John S. Walters — February 23, 2015 @ 10:35 am

  3. Ham-tastic!

    Comment by Moon Mullins — February 23, 2015 @ 11:40 am

  4. When the plot is thin, the way that butcher-cut bacon is not, the eye wanders and takes in the dress and environs of the Moon-Unit:

    We see the dapper sportcoat; 3-kissing-button sleeved, mind you. Note the silver collar tips with the top button done up. Are those french cuffs? Damn, Moon’s lookin’ good!

    And the workspace: no mere peach crate this time. Various bits of modern technology, a plethora of sliding storage, and OOPS! Marty, your gin! You misplaced your gin! Behind your right shoulder! And the reader’s sharp eye perceives a user-friendly liter bottle of Ford’s Gin, with gradated measurements on the side.

    Comment by g2design — February 23, 2015 @ 2:40 pm

  5. “Extra crispy!”

    Comment by Dood — February 23, 2015 @ 3:29 pm

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