This Week in Milford

January 26, 2016

It’s Sort Of Funny (Not Really)


Man, if you’re into kids talking about watching basketball, has this ever been the story for you.

There’s been some chatter about whether that’s Lesil Ishii-or-isn’t-she and I think we can confirm that this is her in panel three. I almost wonder if we’re going to see the return of Bobby ‘Breaking Sad’ Howry.  I wonder how things turned out for him after Gil kicked him out of the program.

Tune in again tomorrow where hopefully something will happen.

Bonus point: Let’s talk real basketball for a second: If Kenzie means that she is accurate from five feet, then shouldn’t she be a starter already given her rebounding ability and, ahem, presence? Also, what do you figure a Lady Mudlark guard weighs? Maybe 120-130? Kenzie’s story seems plausible.




  1. I’m waiting for the spring arc when some dynamite cricket player transfers in from Pakistan and goes out for baseball and then….um, does some weird cricket thing like pitching the ball into the ground or forgetting to run the bases?

    Also, another forking meatwad incident?

    Comment by nedryerson — January 26, 2016 @ 8:43 am

  2. “It’s sort of funny. I’m really good at one thing, but I suck at something completely unrelated. Who’d a thunk it?””

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 26, 2016 @ 9:21 am

  3. Dang – and here I thought Kenzie and Ishii were The Cool Kids [TM]. Cool kids sit at the back of the bus – the very back. Slightly less cool kids sit in the penultimate back seats.

    Comment by g2design — January 26, 2016 @ 9:38 am

  4. JEFF Ponczak. Thank you, Billy. My main recollection of that story is of a single frame– Wally and Bitsy Lamb driving to the homecoming game, leaves swirling behind, just before Dr Wally charges onto the sideline to tell Gil the bad news.

    Yes, the arc is a little flat thus far, but we also thought it was flat when True and False spent most of a summer scouting 7 v 7 summer football, and that turned out pretty well. I won’t panic unless Bobby Howry resurfaces or the guy who cleans the prairie windows becomes Mimi’s assistant.

    Comment by vaganova — January 26, 2016 @ 9:58 am

  5. Do girls like Kenzie really talk about how strong they are? Every damn day?
    “Isn’t it strange?! I could clean and jerk The Mystic Pranks but I can’t play one chord on a guitar!”

    Comment by Jive Turkey — January 26, 2016 @ 12:34 pm

  6. I’m not sure it’s unusual that Kenzie talks about her size and strength. A local high school here had a Dutch girl playing center. She was 6-5 and I am sure could have smashed the backboard with a simple layup. She joked about herself too– I always thought it was to defuse the matter, as if to say “Let’s get the obvious out of the way first…” As a player, she was an octopus on the model of Phil Jackson in his playing days– inbounding against her was nearly impossible.

    Comment by vaganova — January 26, 2016 @ 3:04 pm

  7. I don’t really have a problem with the Kenzie range chatter. In most sports the stronger you are, the farther you can throw, the longer your range. We’re used to basketball being full of big lunks who play inside and shooting guards on the perimeter, but I cant think of another sport that works that way, except maybe spikers in volleyball (which would have been a better sport for her)

    Also, “maybe five feet” hardly sounds like she’s money at that range.

    Comment by Downpuppy — January 26, 2016 @ 8:52 pm

  8. Ah, the Dutch. Being rather overgrown myself, I’ve always appreciated taller women. Once while touring the Museumplein, I came across two lovely ladies who were both nearly half a foot taller than me. There’s not much more to the story than that that image will always stick with me.

    Comment by timbuys — January 28, 2016 @ 11:39 am

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