This Week in Milford

March 15, 2016

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Panel three – for the win.

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  1. Knock knock…

    Pretty sure the panel 3 sucker puncher is going to be revealed to be Kenzie (who was wearing gloves last time we saw her hands, Maxwell wasn’t), but I’m thinking Stacy Duford or Ira “Brick” House would be a nice twist…

    Comment by billytheskink — March 15, 2016 @ 7:06 am

  2. The rest of this story can crater and we won’t care: the unseen Elbow of Justice– wielded in the past by those as diverse as Kaz and Herk the Mauler– has earned Whigrub the right to bore us to tears with both the Mfnrd boys and girls teams missing the play-acrosses. From the moment Kenzie appeared three months ago I have been hoping for exactly this. I deplore violence, but much like a Canadian watching hockey, I love a comic touch of it in a good cause. I have to add that for the Center City Cretin, that’s one of the worst places there is to take a hard elbow– a Winter Blast to remember.

    Comment by vaganova — March 15, 2016 @ 7:18 am

  3. Epic. Glorious. Gloriously Epic.

    “Please, sir,” replied Oliver, “I want some more.”

    Comment by g2design — March 15, 2016 @ 7:32 am

  4. That elbow belongs to none other than Sheriff Johny Blaze. Instead of Thud we need a Gordon Solie, “WOW!”

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 15, 2016 @ 8:24 am

  5. I didn’t want to detract from this masterpiece with too many words so I’m leaving my more extended comments for here… So, we’re saying that’s an elbow? Where’s it coming from? In any case, man, elbow/punch to the side of the neck. That Cretinous Central Citizen barely had put up his dukes to defend himself prior to his eyeball exploding and, and, and, is that a tooth flying away from the impact as well? Heck, if this were Mark Trail I’d half expect his chin beard to have been knocked loose. I am truly excited to see what we get tomorrow.

    Also, THUD. I am going to update this post with the Fontastic category as that is a killer font by Whigham.

    Comment by timbuys — March 15, 2016 @ 9:07 am

  6. We didn’t get a WUD! but a THUD! will suffice. I wonder if that’s a recognized Rugby technique, the elbow to the neck.

    Comment by nedryerson — March 15, 2016 @ 9:09 am

  7. From what I have seen, Ned, anything that inflicts pain but which the referee misses is a recognized rugby technique. Some years ago a South African paper ran a photo of a match in which player A was biting player B’s arm, while B’s other arm was punching A in the balls. The caption was “Spirited Play in Cup Final.”

    Comment by vaganova — March 15, 2016 @ 9:17 am

  8. Now I do none of the work that keeps TWIM going– I just shoot my mouth off now and then– but I do have an idea for a new category, Commendable Acts of Violence Which Make Us Laugh Out Loud Every Time We Think of Them. They might include Kaz decking the concertgoer who refused to ease up, Herk flattening the two punks in defense of a high school girl, and now Kenzie Klocks Kretin…

    Comment by vaganova — March 15, 2016 @ 9:36 am

  9. The only time I really got into rugby was when there was a channel on my cable called Fox Sports World which carried the 2003 World Cup. It was fascinating, even if a lot of the game was lost on me. I loved the All Blacks, the national team of New Zealand. The hakka dance, this speedy guy named Doug Howlett that would break out and fly and of course they had their share of the meanest looking, dirty fighting, gnarled ears and noses sporting badasses, they had a special mystique. England won somehow. New Zealand didn’t make the final.

    I looked for it in 2007, but by then Fox Sports World had morphed into Fox Soccer Channel and they focus on the beautiful game, primarily with the English Premiere League (excuse me, the Barclays Premier League) and the UEFA Champions League. Still good stuff, but not nearly violent enough.

    Comment by nedryerson — March 15, 2016 @ 11:09 am

  10. I love soccer, Ned, and freely admit that like you, the nuances of rugby are lost on me. But it has an intuitive flow– even if you don’t understand exactly what they are doing at every moment, you can follow it. I learned recently from NZ friends that that remarkable haka is not limited to what we usually see– the declaration of readiness which seems to say “We will break your bones, we will rip out your hearts.” While I am told the traditional Maori haka is borderline terrifying, it is deeply spiritual, and is sometimes used as a funeral tribute, in one case for a beloved teacher. If interested, look it up on YouTube under Funeral Haka Dawson Tamatea.

    Comment by vaganova — March 15, 2016 @ 12:23 pm

  11. @timbuys -Spoiler alert: If she targeted the Cartoid Sinus, and positioned the blow correctly, HatHed drops like a pile of bricks.

    Comment by g2design — March 15, 2016 @ 1:32 pm

  12. That’s scary, g2. Is she James Bond or something?

    Comment by nedryerson — March 15, 2016 @ 1:34 pm

  13. I think g2 is referring to what is known, at least in soccer, as a “professional foul.” These range in severity from “ways to slow the attacker down” if you can’t run with him, to deliberate attempts to inflict injury in retaliation for a bad foul. Examples of the latter range from the kick to the side of the knee in an “awkward tackle” to the shot to the kidney on a corner kick. I am guessing that in a rugby scrum, an elbow such as Kenzie has just administered might be similar.

    Comment by vaganova — March 15, 2016 @ 2:29 pm

  14. Nah, she’s trying to flat out waste that dude. Probably the best K-Z can hope for is a charge of Involuntary Manslaughter, but, of course, that’s up to the DA. Then Gil Thorp becomes a women’s prison dramedy strip and I’m so up for that.

    Comment by g2design — March 15, 2016 @ 5:01 pm


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