This Week in Milford

February 11, 2016

Every Kiss Begins with Tab

Filed under: actual action, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Kenzie Hanley, sucking face — teenchy @ 5:31 am


“Picked up a Tab? You mean the soda pop* that was Diet Coke before Diet Coke?”

Ah, primitive dating rituals in Milford. At least Max got further with a cuppa than clueless Gunther over in Luann last week. Now hurry up and kiss before those oncoming snowmobilers run you over.

Gotta say Whigham’s done a fair job with the artwork thus far in this arc, but Kenzie’s earrings have grown and added detail since the beginning of this date. By the weekend they should be positively blinging. Almost makes ya wonder if this is some subliminal pitch for jewelry in advance of Valentine’s Day.

*I figure they must say “pop” given the general geography of the Thorpiverse



  1. They might say Coke instead of pop or soda, as panel 3 appears to take place in New Mexico (or at least in front of several New Mexican flags).

    Comment by billytheskink — February 11, 2016 @ 8:24 am

  2. Tab? Isn’t that stuff full of sodium cyclamate? Might explain the general behaviors observed in Milford men. [damn I love the interwebs!]

    I began to more fully understand the South (after first being schooled on the War of Northern Aggression), when I asked for Diet Coke for lunch in Birmingham.

    She: You-all want sweet tea, unsweet tea, or Coke?
    Me: Uh, do you have Diet Coke?
    She: So you-all want a Coke then?
    Me: Diet Coke if you have it.
    She: A Coke then?
    Me: Uh, sure?

    Comment by g2design — February 11, 2016 @ 8:54 am

  3. And I’m ruling E3 as there’s no way he should be safe at first base. We’ll soon see if Max possesses Rickey Henderson skilz.

    Comment by g2design — February 11, 2016 @ 9:05 am

  4. Billy, I am soo relieved you identified the New Mexico flags. I thought that– lost in love– they had wandered on to the approach end of 3-4 Left at Mfnrd International. The REIL lights do look close, though, so it’s possible the undercarriage would not clip them anyway.

    Comment by vaganova — February 11, 2016 @ 9:22 am

  5. Speaking of geographically tinged linguistic tics, this morning, less than ten minutes apart, I received two separate, unrelated e-mails from two of my colleagues who are both based in or around the southern Michigan area that used that most Milfordian salutation, ‘Gents’.

    Comment by timbuys — February 11, 2016 @ 10:48 am

  6. Is it my imagination or has Max grown a couple of inches in the last few days?

    Comment by lester — February 12, 2016 @ 9:36 am

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