This Week in Milford

March 30, 2015

He Hurt Max

March 31, 2015


The denouement continues apace here as Gil has probably hit peak-sermon.

Do you suppose Mr. and Ms. Howry just got up and started walking out of the office mid-rant and Gil followed after them – not willing to spare them the conclusion of his jeremiad against rogue student basketball managers? Their body language certainly doesn’t suggest that they are really wanting the conversation to go on any longer.

Thank goodness for panel three to lighten things up. That is just all kinds of Marty panel goodness. I must leave it to our commenters to do it justice.



  1. Max is not in uniform but his dad has a courtside seat.

    “He Hurt Max” has an XFL ring to it.

    Comment by teenchy — March 31, 2015 @ 4:21 am

  2. All’s right with the world: Marty has his familiar Sippy Cup at courtside. Forty minutes’ worth of hermetically sealed comfort.

    Tomorrow: “Milford down by 20 at the half. Without Bacon, the Mudlarks are laying an egg. They’re toast!”

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 31, 2015 @ 5:27 am

  3. While on my way to cracking wise, I googled he hurt me. Aaaaannnnd, not exactly a bright and happy subject, so let’s try another angle.

    Does My Favorite Mart-ian tap an annoying random beat on his go-cup lid? It sure looks like it. I bet he jingles his change, too.

    Comment by g2design — March 31, 2015 @ 7:29 am

  4. Are we sure that’s Max’s dad, teenchy? I was getting all excited about what is possibly the first sighting of Marty’s old broadcast partner, Paul Strange, in over a decade.

    Comment by billytheskink — March 31, 2015 @ 7:34 am

  5. WTF is Marty’s comment supposed to mean? “The math is the same”. Is that supposed to be a reference to the score? If so it’s an odd way of putting it. Think that’s Paul. Must be a silent partner.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — March 31, 2015 @ 9:14 am

  6. @ G2design, hmmm… Yeah, I was going for the XFL angle plus pulling a phrase from the strip itself.

    Comment by timbuys — March 31, 2015 @ 9:43 am

  7. I like the XFL angle and will not google he hurt me. I’m pretty sure he’s a DB from Idaho St. I’d love to tell Gil to go piss up a rope. This is the same guy who told the QB (forgot his name) to don’t bother going out for basketball. You need to rest up. Who hurt the team?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 31, 2015 @ 10:47 am

  8. My first thought was Paul in Panel 3 for the first time in years… In Panel 2, we see Bobby’s mother with a sweater vest…
    Gil is so far out to lunch, it’s pathetic..Bobby never intended to “experiment” with Max–he just wanted Max off his back about being a drug connection. And he quit doing it because Max turned entitled jerk….. Any decent attorney would have taken the wind out of Gil’s sails for not following any kind of due process…

    Comment by Rowdyman — March 31, 2015 @ 1:01 pm

  9. @ Timbuys: Text can be a lousy medium for conveying anything subtle.

    So, to be overt: I am not, in any way, passing judgement on the bloggers or fellow commentators here. I actually think He Hate Me is hilarious and well worth riffing on. I took this topic into “he hurt me” territory, not you. Not looking to offend anyone (well, almost) and certainly not calling you out.

    So, thanks for allowing me to be stupid and maybe inappropriate just about every morning. And of course I expect the same from you all.

    Comment by g2design — March 31, 2015 @ 1:49 pm

  10. I was a public school teacher for a long time and can testify that Gil’s handling of this case is pretty close to reality. Due process in a school is not the same as it is outside. If a team member admits to wrongdoing, or it can be proven, school policy dictates that the coach apply appropriate penalties, and losing playing (or managing) privileges is actually a pretty mild response. In a lot of districts I know, both kids would be out of school for these offenses. Due process in a school consists of the right of appeal to the superintendent, but there is no jury of one’s peers.

    LIke everybody else, I am wondering what the hell math Marty is talking about, and what’s in that sippy cup…

    Comment by vaganova — March 31, 2015 @ 3:13 pm

  11. […] Quick cut to the MILFORD RECREATION CENTER (nice Chartpak lettering on the facade there) and we’re left with an unprecedented WTF plot resolution. In Gil’s own words: […]

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