This Week in Milford

February 15, 2016

Meet The Bucket Brigade

Filed under: freak hands, Kenzie Hanley, The Bucket — nedryerson @ 5:42 am


Gee, Maxwell, why didn’t Kenzie just go sit at the table with “the guys” and introduce herself as Maxwell Bacon’s girlfriend? Perhaps because that’s not something a normal person would do. Perhaps she doesn’t really want to hang with the guys.

Post game Bucket sessions are collective events, requiring all participants to gather around single tables and share fries create Last Supperesque tableaux. I hope this jibes with newly coupled teens taking a relationship to new levels of intimacy. What could go wrong?



  1. Umm… I think any normal teenage boy would keep his new girlfriend as far away from potential competition as possible. “Here, let me introduce you to a bunch of horny athletes!”

    But then, judging by MASSIVE FREAK HAND in panel 2, Maxwell is far from a “normal teenage boy.”

    Comment by John S. Walters — February 15, 2016 @ 6:33 am

  2. None of “the guys” had to stop at home as well? Bacon had better hope that silly scarf impresses Kenzie enough to have kept her waiting awkwardly…

    Comment by billytheskink — February 15, 2016 @ 8:25 am

  3. ((OK, she thinks. With Max, there will be eight of these bothersome little boys. My so-called boyfriend and the other one with glasses; no concern. That leaves six. Should be a fair fight. Yes, let’s go “fix that”.))

    What is with the windows? Is The Bucket located on the bridge of a battleship?

    Comment by g2design — February 15, 2016 @ 8:59 am

  4. g2: IIRC The Bucket has been historically drawn as having windows tilted outward from bottom to top. I guess it slightly gives the visual impression of a bucket. Kind of a Mid-Century Modern fast food restaurant thing. Maybe The Bucket is a repurposed Sandy’s?

    Comment by teenchy — February 15, 2016 @ 11:34 am

  5. It’s impressive in P1 how Kenzie can hold that entire jumbo Flinstones’ soda pinched between her thumb and index finger.
    I was hoping she would say “Work it like a claw, and call me randy!”
    It also appears as if her arm rose directly out of her crotch.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — February 15, 2016 @ 11:51 am

  6. I had never noticed the sloped windows, which do invoke “Mr Bacon, you have the watch and the con.” But the first thing to draw my eye was Kenzie’s flat affect in panel 3. Whether it says “Why would I want to sit with a bunch of guys I’ve never met?” or “I have been sitting here alone for twenty minutes, asshole,” it is not promising. The worst explanation, though, is that she has translated Maxwell’s suggestion as “Let me show you off to my teammates, who spend half their time in the locker room in uncomplimentary speculation about you.”

    Comment by vaganova — February 15, 2016 @ 2:13 pm

  7. Thanks Dr. T! Knowing you all see the windows a-tilt is a tremendous relief.

    Comment by g2design — February 15, 2016 @ 4:19 pm

  8. We take windows pretty seriously around here.

    Comment by timbuys — February 15, 2016 @ 4:31 pm

  9. I wonder why the other players do not have girl friends…

    Comment by Rowdyman — February 15, 2016 @ 6:37 pm

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