This Week in Milford

December 26, 2015

Is Max Bacon Carcinogenic Too?


Greetings again from Charleston. Mr Bakst and I had a nice libation on the piazza on Christmas morning, but after we exchanged gifts he wandered off slightly south of Broad and I haven’t seen him since. I understand he may have been meeting up with a certain comedic actor who is known to call the city home.

Since we last saw Bacon in this strip the World Health Organization has declared it carcinogenic. Response was soon swift (see what I did there?) that the increased risk associated with bacon consumption was minimal – certainly so in comparison with the risk associated with tobacco use. For Gil, I’m sure he thought he’d cut out the cancer on the basketball team by banishing Bobby Howry from the bench. Will a humble, penitent Max grow and thrive under the watchful, protective, ominous, shadowy, Easter Islandeqsue nose of Gil?

The “163 Pounds of Fury” jokes would come too easy today; instead I’m gonna sit back and hope that Rubin does a better job of character development and continuity with Max Bacon than he did with Boo Radley.



  1. How high are the rims? Max would run into the bottom of the net if he stepped backward – so he musta grewsome as well. Like 2 feet? Hey, put Max and Henley together and you have the new Twin Towers, albeit double gender.

    Comment by robmize2013 — December 26, 2015 @ 9:59 am

  2. Max and Kenzie I mean.

    Comment by robmize2013 — December 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am

  3. Are we looking at a Mutt and Jeff romance this season? Kenzie ‘n Max? They look so cute in the high school hallway, Kenzie maintaining a brisk pace and Max clinging to her leg like an infatuated chihuahua.

    Comment by John S. Walters — December 26, 2015 @ 10:24 am

  4. What’s the drug of choice for this season? Anphetamins for all?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — December 26, 2015 @ 12:23 pm

  5. Last year’s basketball arc will have its unholy revenge.
    Is it too early to wish for baseball season?

    Comment by FoolyRain — December 26, 2015 @ 2:35 pm

  6. Ah, good ol’ Max ‘Fried’ Bacon… I can’t count the number of comments we’ve received on the blog hoping to see his return. You know, in the sense that zero is not a counting number. (Hey, bad math joke!)

    I agree with the thoughts above but think the obvious Max/Kenzie angle is for her to pump him up Hans und Franz style. As obvious as that is, it could very well be the case that the two plots never meaningfully intersect with each other.

    Comment by timbuys — December 26, 2015 @ 3:24 pm

  7. Must of been a banner f’n year at the Thorp household. Looks like Mimi got Gil a nose hair trimmer.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 26, 2015 @ 7:40 pm

  8. Max does hot appear “buffed” in all panels by any stretch of the imagination…. Thus Gil asked what I was thinking….

    Comment by Rowdyman — December 26, 2015 @ 8:33 pm

  9. Max will be seriously injured when Kenzie wraps those thighs around his neck.

    Comment by MTD — December 27, 2015 @ 8:48 am

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