This Week in Milford

November 27, 2015

And By the Way, It’s “Mr. Standish” to You


Show of (freak) hands: How many of you dear readers thought True would interact more with Coach Mimi Thorp than Coach Gil Thorp during football season? Yeah, me neither. Then again, with that monster finger on that polydactyl throwing hand, word gets around.

Speaking of word getting around, True’s becoming The Wesley doesn’t mean he’s not above spreading lies if it means removing obstacles to his organization’s success. Pussyfooting around on the recruiting trail and getting sabotaged by Gil’s draconian disciplinary methods may have hurt True’s playing future, but he’s showing true(!) executive potential right here.

Will #toogoodtobetrue be the catalyst for getting the plug pulled on Welcome Back, Carter? Let’s hope so; I’m ready for this season of squandered opportunities to be over. For now though I’m hoping Holly whips around and wings that eraser (at least I think that’s what it is; one for the Pantheon?) at Mimi’s head tomorrow.



  1. What has True proven? That Holly will repeat something he tells her? “Between you and me” is not exactly an ironclad pledge of secrecy.

    Comment by Philip — November 27, 2015 @ 6:29 am

  2. I’m not even trying to figure out how this is supposed to represent some sort of stinging reproach of Holly or WBC (c’mon all the kids are calling the show WBC!)

    Comment by nedryerson — November 27, 2015 @ 8:53 am

  3. Teenchy, I think you are right that that’s an eraser Holly is holding. At first I mistook it for an oversized harmonica. Philip is right that Holly and Toogoodtobe did not use the phrases “off the record” or “on background,” but a confidence was clearly intended. And what he has shown Dorky Darwin and everybody else is that Holly and The Pimp will put any kind of horseshit they hear on the air, even if– as in other cases– they make it up. It may take a little more to get the plug pulled, and I am guessing it will be the result of some kind of retaliation against Mimi, Gil, or Toogoodtobe.

    Comment by vaganova — November 27, 2015 @ 8:59 am

  4. On the other hand, this is Mfnrd, where school boards illegally allow a reality show to be filmed in the high school, and where a tattoo artist gets run out of town on a rail for pretending to sell bootleg videos. This story, incredibly, will be yet another reason to love Mfnrd.

    Comment by vaganova — November 27, 2015 @ 9:01 am

  5. And what’s your point Standish? How does this convince Dumb Dory to change his tune?

    Comment by nedryerson — November 27, 2015 @ 2:23 pm

  6. Ha, so Rubin totally did forget that Prep Spotlight was Milford’s local high school highlights show and moved it onto TAP. I’m not sure if I’m happy or sad that Jeff “Sackodog” Ponczak and Matt “Hatt” Rogers didn’t make the leap to the national show. On one hand, those two shmucks were pretty annoying.
    On the other hand, they definitely would have been wise to True’s scheme. After all, they scammed a doctor with a decade of post-secondary education.

    Also “vaganova”, not “vagrant a”, just to prove to myself that I’ve turned Autocorrect off. Good.

    Comment by billytheskink — November 27, 2015 @ 11:45 pm

  7. Billy is right, that its taking one to know one means that Ponczak and Rogers would have seen through True’s trap play like a glass of water.

    Again, I kind of like “Vagrant A.” The name “Vagrant B” is still available, and sitting in an alley drinking out of a paper bag does fit well with what we do here.

    Comment by vagrant a — November 28, 2015 @ 9:47 am

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