This Week in Milford

April 2, 2016

Who’da Tunk It?

Filed under: actual action, Gil Thorp, Kenzie Hanley, Mimi Thorp — teenchy @ 7:33 am


(alternate title: “All This, and Heaving Too”)

I leave it to you good folk who are bigger basketball fans than I to question the wisdom of Mimi’s buzzer-beating coaching strategy. Bear in mind the Lady Mudlarks are only down by one and don’t need a three to win. Top of the backboard’s in play!

Nice shoe’s eye view of the Parkland rafters in P3 but no resolution today = another week left in the basketball arc. How many days will that ball hover over the rim?



  1. “Captain, the odds of a basketball hitting the top of the backboard and bouncing straight up are approximately 10,253,776 to one.”

    “Approaximately, Spock?”

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 2, 2016 @ 9:43 am

  2. Ah yes, the improbable. That’s what’s great about comic strips or even sitcoms. Where else would a turd like Dagwood marry a hot broad like Blondie. Or Jim Bedouchie marry anyone.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 2, 2016 @ 12:36 pm

  3. The winter story line needs to end this coming week, so I’ll guess that the ball will bounce on the rim once or twice and fall out … probably Tuesday. Kenzie and Max will speak of the lessons they’ve learned. Someone with USA Rugby will say “Didn’t we used to have this one kid …”.
    Have we set a record for fewest Kaz sightings in a sports season? Has he spent all this time at Bed, Bath, and Beyond looking for a towel to replace the one Bobby never gave him last year?
    I was going to say something about the Parkland player in yesterday’s panel 3, who should not be that close to Kenzie. If there were contact, Kenzie could go to the line with a chance to win it. Then I remembered … high school basketball players, even the ones on playdown teams, get out of position and make mistakes all the time. This is actually quite realistic.

    Comment by Philip — April 2, 2016 @ 12:39 pm

  4. If the clock stopped at 1.3 seconds, a desperation heave is all Mimi has in the bag of tricks, and Kenzie is probably the only player who can put that long a baseball throw into the right zipcode. Thus we’re down to author intent– has Whigrub decided to prolong the season or not? If not, is being chosen to take the final shot enough of a high note for Kenzie to end on?

    Comment by vaganova — April 2, 2016 @ 2:32 pm

  5. En dash, ellipses. TUNK! Ellipses, em dash. Feeling a bit verklempt, I am!

    Can I get ruling? Are those rafters in play? Dunno about basketball; in the old Metrodome the speakers were in play. And they did play the Final Four in that marshmallow. Twice.

    I digress. But be prepared; that caroming ball might rattle around up there all next week.

    Comment by g2design — April 2, 2016 @ 2:59 pm

  6. You’re right, it could continue to hronk and foozle for days.

    Comment by Roscoe P. Soultrain — April 2, 2016 @ 4:37 pm

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