This Week in Milford

December 5, 2015

We’re All Asking the Same Question, Alan


Today’s strip is just three panels of “Well duh!” that does next to nothing to advance the plot.  Holly begins to develop a conscience a bit too late; don’t bite those nails, honey, you’re still on TV!  Rubin missed the perfect opportunity to give us drunk, sad Marty in P3 as counterpoint to the first two panels but… wait, what?  Is that Gil’s pissy face pasted onto Bobby Bittmayne’s head in P2, at an angle that suggests being punched that way? Sure looks like it. I’m pulling the “Recycled art” tag even if I’m not 100% certain. So sue me.

Finally, Breck Girl Darwin calls out bro Dor(k)y in the last of today’s “no shit Sherlock” moments.  Another missed opportunity to connect the dots between Dor(k)y’s on-field antics and their consequences; at the very least I’d have expected his hand in a cast.



  1. We don’t have a category for Pantheon of Mysterious T-Shirt Logos, but if we did… what the heck is on Not-Dory’s shirt? A wheel? A Detroit Pistons logo? Also, what’s with the generic reference to ‘social media’? Did the folks at Twitter send Whigrub a C&D to keep from being further associated with these past few storylines? Couldn’t we at least get an unintentionally hilarious mashup name such as FaceSpace or InstaTwit?

    Comment by timbuys — December 5, 2015 @ 10:45 am

  2. Bittmayne: What, me worry?

    Comment by g2design — December 5, 2015 @ 11:48 am

  3. Dory is “getting crushed on social media”? What about Gil Thorp? The coach has been completely absent during this season’s denouement, and apparently he neglected to confront the player who committed a stupid personal foul and cost his team the game.

    Comment by John S. Walters — December 5, 2015 @ 12:43 pm

  4. Quite right, John. For those of you playing at home, Gil was last seen on 18 November, telling the trainer to be careful with True’s shoulder. Apparently the “See you after the first of the year” line was omitted.
    We’ve seen Holly’s bipolar personality disorder too many times … switching between “let’s exploit these rubes” and “what have I done?” without any obvious reason. Perhaps Dr. Wally Lamb could write a prescription for lithium and see if that manages the situation.
    And, teenchy, you’re right about the “plot”. The masters of moving the action along … Ian Fleming, Robert Ludlum, 9 Chickweed Lane … would have settled on an end game by now.

    Comment by Philip — December 5, 2015 @ 3:02 pm

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