This Week in Milford

March 18, 2016

You’d Think She’d Have More Media Savvy From All Those USA Rugby Interviews


Fat Chance? Oops, wrong guy… Maybe we’ll get more commentary in the comments section because, for now, I’m treating this blog like it’s the Central City Courier.



  1. I’m confused. Is Maxwell constantly running into Tonsure Boy? Or are there multiple Tonsure Boys in Milford High? Or is a Tonsure Boy this strip’s visual code for Teenaged Asshole, a touchstone instantly understood by readers? You know, kind of like Ernie Bushmiller’s Three Rocks.

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 18, 2016 @ 7:02 am

  2. He puts the Max in emaxsculated. Hey, if his name was Ted or Cula that would have been a lot easier.

    Comment by g2design — March 18, 2016 @ 7:51 am

  3. There have definitely been multiple tonsure boys at Milford over the years, no reason to think there can’t be multiple ones in school at the same time. Unless, maybe they’re the school mascot or something. Is a Mudlark a member of some Catholic order that I’m not aware of?

    I will, henceforth, describe all bacon dropped on the floor and picked back up before the 5 second rule goes into effect as “accidental contact bacon”.

    Comment by billytheskink — March 18, 2016 @ 7:52 am

  4. About those tonsures– remember that Mfnrd is 1958 with cell phones. The boys all use “Odell’s Hair Trainer,” which lends that reflective highlight. But I will admit it could be something in the water, which would allow us to add tonsures to all the other anomalies. Count among those the fact they’re not all high-fiving Kenzie for flattening the big city cretin.

    Comment by vaganova — March 18, 2016 @ 7:59 am

  5. I remain of the opinion these tonsure boys are instead sporting Mt. Fuji tribute hairstyles, a.k.a. Fuji-do’s.

    Comment by g2design — March 18, 2016 @ 2:04 pm

  6. I had not thought about Mt Fuji. Good point. But I will stick to my original reaction to the kid dissing Maxwell in the hall. I think that even in 1958, kids would like the fact Kenzie busted up an out of town bully, and that any kidding would be respectful if playful.

    Comment by vaganova — March 18, 2016 @ 2:11 pm

  7. So, uh, how long were we all going to just sit idly by while I have a glaring typo in the title of the post? Kidding, of course, the last thing I need is anyone examining the writing I do at this place.

    Back to the (other) foolishness: I definitely agree that everyone in MHS would think Kenzie was an ultimate badass. I guess Fat Chance here is just having trouble reconciling himself to being intimidated by a girl. He needs to get over that. I’m a big (but not at all tough) guy and, if some six foot tall, national level rugby player just demonstrated she can shatter someone’s jaw with her elbow, I have no problem being quite candid that I wouldn’t want any part of tangling with her.

    Comment by timbuys — March 18, 2016 @ 5:01 pm

  8. timbuys, I work as a for hire editor, sometimes for disreputable outfits such as Random House, and I don’t see no serious typo in your title. Am I an idiot, or are you following some new rule?

    Comment by vaganova — March 18, 2016 @ 9:09 pm

  9. I originally spelled ‘savvy’ as ‘saavy’.

    Comment by timbuys — March 19, 2016 @ 5:39 am

  10. This has been some crazy, hurry-up-and-finish-this-arc ish going on right here. I’ll be back in a few with today’s post.

    Comment by teenchy — March 19, 2016 @ 7:22 am

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