This Week in Milford

March 9, 2016

She’s Just A Girl(friend)


Not much to say about today’s strip other than to note that the Athenian references are resonating for whatever reason.

That said, allow me to present today’s musical accompaniment and inspiration for the title of this post which, if Wikipedia is to be believed – and surely it must – was only ever played live ten times by The Who.  They say you learn something new every day. I figure if that’s what we get for today, we kinda got gypped.




  1. Girl with heart t shirt reminds everyone how far behind Milford is behind the times. Still early Feb in Milford while every girl in the rest of country are wearing Shamrock t’s. Baseball and softball games about a week away. Poor Kenzie. She’s just another teenage girl after all with emotional swings. How quaint .

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 9, 2016 @ 11:01 am

  2. I hope this does not come off as an extreme position given that the story has in some ways slowed waaay down, but I think Kenzie has every right to be pissed. Here she’s worked all these years to be something in sports, and now this tanker of a sportswriter ignores that to focus on her boyfriend’s role in her free throws. To me it’s amazing that the Duce punted this one– what a story– NATIONALLY PROMINENT RUGBY PLAYER CONTRIBUTES TO MFNRD’S BASKETBALL SUCCESS. Disappointed that behind the raspberry beret and the formerly stylish glasses we may have a dunderhead who is over her head at the Mfnrd Star. Of course, Whigrub could be planning to show us that despite Title IX, girls and women are still seen as secondary athletes. On second thought, naah…

    Comment by vaganova — March 9, 2016 @ 12:37 pm

  3. I’ve largely ignored the Who album which spawned “Athena”, even though I remember lots of MTV and radio airplay for that particular single along with the title track “It’s Hard” (it’s very, very, very, very hard). The previous album, Face Dances, had a couple good singles too, but I never even tried to connect with that stuff. I never heard that story about Theresa Russell before (via Wikipedia link) but good Lord I remember her from that era.

    Wait, what were we talking about?

    Comment by nedryerson — March 9, 2016 @ 1:16 pm

  4. Mimi’s unspoken thought, panel 2: “Tell me about it, sister. I’ve been playing second fiddle to that drunken blowhard for decades.”

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 9, 2016 @ 3:56 pm

  5. I have categorized this under ‘Secret Thoughts’ in recognition of John S. Walters’ comment. It made me laugh.

    Comment by timbuys — March 9, 2016 @ 4:45 pm

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