This Week in Milford

March 8, 2016

Maybe There’s A Reason Marjie Is Stuck In Milford


Is Kenzie now practicing her free throws overhand? Perhaps not, as it seems she is at least a step or two past the free throw line. Regardless, her form in panel two is very questionable as most experts agree that you shouldn’t jam the thumb and fingers of your non-shooting hand directly into the ball.

I’m not sure what to make of her statement in panel three. Did the article really describe her free throws as cute? Did Marjie really go into detail on Kenzie’s relationship with Maxwell? I frankly have a hard time believing that there was no mention of the fact that Kenzie is a nationally recognized rugby player in the lede paragraph.

Bonus point: Speaking of form, why are the reflections of Kenzie’s legs more or less straight while her legs are at an angle?



  1. Is Mimi wearing assless chaps?

    Also, love Kenzie’s emphasis on BOYFRIEND. Just like the Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein clip teenchy used last week!

    Comment by nedryerson — March 8, 2016 @ 11:13 am

  2. Kenzie looks huge in panel one . But the basket looks about 15 feet off the ground. And the rim is big too. I think I could chuck backwards and make 80%. I wish these Milford kids would just say what they mean and not try and be so clever. They didn’t say anything about rugby because nobody cares.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 8, 2016 @ 11:14 am

  3. Teenager finding drama by perceiving a slight in something irrelevant. That’s actually pretty realistic…

    Comment by billytheskink — March 8, 2016 @ 1:08 pm

  4. Well, yes, Kenzie may be being pissy about the fact rugby was not accorded a more central role in an article about basketball. But maybe Whigrub is simply reminding us that roundball is not her real focus (Dr Naismith did in fact invent basketball to give the football team something to do in the winter.) I wouldn’t mind if we got to follow her in rugby a little. If would have to be offscreen, something like “Did you hear True threw only four interceptions against Pitt?” (I do not mean to slam the likableTrue, only to point out that GT’s tendency is to point out– accurately– that every high school has a no-fail star, and that most of them wash out.)

    Comment by vaganova — March 8, 2016 @ 4:01 pm

  5. I am not a high school girl. Trust me on that. But I’m pickin’ up what K-Zie’s layin’ down: Girl Power. Helen Reddy’s, I am Woman, Hear Me Roar. Or more recently, Ayui Hamasaki’s My Name’s Women. Or pick one of a 1000 other empowerment messages.

    Certainly not Juicey’s offensive tripe (trope?) about Boyfriend and Cute. “I have never been so feminized!”

    Comment by g2design — March 8, 2016 @ 4:06 pm

  6. I also think it’s pretty dumb of Marjie to ignore Kenzie’s star status in rugby, and if I were Kenzie I’d be upset too. Marjie ignores her primary focus in life, her pride and joy, for a stupid little high school romance angle?

    Damn media!

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 8, 2016 @ 4:12 pm

  7. We seem to be in accord. Tank Town Writer Misses Point. This may also explain why, as I say, Marjie is not moving up. Even a mid-level sportswriter would pick up on “National Level Rugby Player Contributes to Mifnrd’s Solid Season.”

    Comment by vaganova — March 8, 2016 @ 4:50 pm

  8. Many really good observations by you all today. Ned, I must say your musical selections have been on point of late as well.

    I gotta say this latest twist threatens to throw what had been a decent story arc off the rails. It’s obvious (despite the bizarre court proportions) that self-conscious Kenzie is changing her free throw style to spite Marjie and Max. This will come back to haunt her and the Lady Mudlarks in a game which will probably cause their season to end – or not, if there’s enough time for Kenzie to see the error of her ways and switch back to underhand shooting.

    No, the biggest sticking point is the unfettered access Marjie, Marty, Holly Dobbs, Bobby Bittmayne et al. have to the Milford kids and the token resistance that’s put up to it. No parent/coach presence during interviews, no push back from Mimi after the story runs, no parent raising hell in Mimi’s office or at the Milford Star. Then again, maybe Kenzie is an orphan, sprung upon this world fully formed like Athena from the head of Zeus…

    Comment by teenchy — March 9, 2016 @ 5:22 am

  9. Hear, hear, teenchy.

    Comment by vaganova — March 9, 2016 @ 8:27 am

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