This Week in Milford

November 21, 2015

I didn’t know you wanted to get involved with the exposition, Mr. Helper


Astute if not clairvoyant TWIMmer Philip commented yesterday:

True: “Are you getting a sense that Rubin is becoming a little frantic, trying to wrap things up before real-world high school football is finished in all 50 states?”
Pete: “Yep! I’ll bet Saturday’s strip will end with somebody preparing to tell Coach Thorp about Dory and Alan.”

Nailed it.

What more is there to say that we all haven’t said numerous times, either as posters or commenters? True has borrowed Gil’s pissy face for the afternoon; he and Pete the guy eating lunch with him (Jarrod? someone else?) are staying well hydrated; a Trish doppelgänger saunters downstage left. (Another reason we miss Boo Radley, besides the letdown that was Go Set a Watchman: fully half of Milford High’s female population consists of lanky, long-haired brunettes, many of whom don’t even get a name.)

Strap in for next week’s climax, sure to have more dei ex machina to explain the disappointing gridiron season than a week’s worth of Luann.

metapost: The “Mr. Helper” in the post title refers to Pete the guy eating lunch with True, not Philip, so if you’re reading this, Philip, I meant no ill intent toward you.



  1. While P1 has the requisite 17 syllables, P3 is more fun. Allow me:

    Which helped injure your
    Shoulder. Do we tell Coach Thorp?
    First, I want answers.


    Comment by g2design — November 21, 2015 @ 11:24 am

  2. I invite others to come in on this– Teenchy refers to True’s borrowing “Gil’s pissy face,” and I notice that in p3 True is making a fist with his right hand. Is this the first time we have seen True (aka “Galahad”) angry? Clearly he has reason, and there is precedent: his namesake Harry Truman wrote the famous letter threatening the music critic who had panned his daughter’s singing, but was said to have first offered, upon reading the review, to “kick his nuts in.”

    Comment by vaganova — November 21, 2015 @ 3:25 pm

  3. I really hope I get to use the Pissy faced True category sometime. It’s much too funny to be a one off. Best possible scenario for that? Three years from now True returns to Milford after his high school injuries destroy his dreams of success and he starts leaving footballs in weird places and sets fire to Gil’s wood pile a la Marty DeJong. A guy can dream, right?

    Comment by timbuys — November 22, 2015 @ 3:45 pm

  4. If this were baseball, we could get the Pimp Producer to stand outside the line so the players could foul pitches at him. But maybe since this is football he could be invited to stand on the sidelines, “for a closer view of the action,” so a ballcarrier going out of bounds could run him over.

    Comment by vaganova — November 22, 2015 @ 8:52 pm

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