This Week in Milford

February 17, 2016

I Mean, Is Six Foot Rugby Player Really Even A Stereotype?

Filed under: Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, freak hands, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 8:48 am


So, Ken’s halo yesterday has now coalesced into a small ocular outburst. Or, as we call it around here, Exploding Eyeball Syndrome.  It’s catchy too as Maxwell seems to have a case of it in panel two.

I am somewhat disappointed that we get a ‘hold on’ rather than an ‘ease up’ out of (possibly, probably) Bobby Howry. I don’t think we’ve seen much of Bobby dissin’ Kenzie (that I believe was mostly coming from some guy named Tracy) and Ken had previously been shown to be sympathetic, so I suppose this is a sincere, if goofy, gesture by Bobby.

Negative Bonus Points: Did we really need two panels of Ken asking seriously?



  1. No we don’t need 2 seriously panels. That’s usually reserved for Mondays because we’re so brain dead we can’t remember what happened during Saturdays mind numbing strip.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — February 17, 2016 @ 9:58 am

  2. Where did Bobby Howry get that outfit? The Dasher Hatfield Collection?

    Comment by John S. Walters — February 17, 2016 @ 10:39 am

  3. “Bobby” is now Dale Gribble, not even in disguise.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — February 17, 2016 @ 11:06 am

  4. Not know if “six foot rugby player” is a stereotype in the sense of “widely invoked instance of ‘hasty generalization,'” but she clearly feels it is, and this is going to be trouble for Kenzie and Maxwell. Bobby is trying for a social save– but the harm may already be done.

    Comment by vaganova — February 17, 2016 @ 3:06 pm

  5. I’m pretty sure Bobby Howry had dark hair. I cannot at all figure out who this bespectacled guy is supposed be.

    Comment by billytheskink — February 17, 2016 @ 3:34 pm

  6. If she stood up abruptly in P2, I would have expected sodas tipped over and the food scattered all over. You have seen her play ball, right?

    Instead, no spilled anything, and she’s looming over the table as Ken tries to get a look down her shirt. Only Farmer Bob has a slim chance of leaving the table in one piece. BRING THE RAGE GRRRL!

    Comment by g2design — February 17, 2016 @ 4:06 pm

  7. In the colored CJ in Louisville, Maxwell’s hair & the goofy looking “banjo eyes” have the same color…

    Comment by Rowdyman — February 17, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

  8. I have learned that billy is always right about the details of GT, and he is this time as well. Bobby Howry did have dark hair last year, in a kind of Clark Kent cut. So who is the doofus I have been calling Bobby? He’s appeared in three or more strips but I don’t remember his being identified by name. Since I have admitted to all but developing a twitch at the mention of “Bobby Howry,” I am delighted to be shown wrong.

    Comment by vaganova — February 17, 2016 @ 7:07 pm

  9. Yeah, I have no idea and I help co-write a blog about this stuff for some reason or another. The hair color has definitely changed, the glasses are very prominent but a bit off-model. As demonstrated from my previous lack of commentary on it, the sartorial styling is hard for me to even wrap my head around.

    The fact that this character – in a strip where the names of new characters are often repeated repetitiously and superfluously, even occasionally redundantly – has remained anonymous is, I think, the strongest argument that he is Bobby.

    I made a half-hearted attempt to sort it out here.

    Comment by timbuys — February 17, 2016 @ 8:19 pm

  10. […] Is this the new plot focus? I was going to categorize this one as ‘What the hell is going on here?’ but between yesterday’s P3 and today’s P1, we are definitely getting another dose of plot padding. […]

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