This Week in Milford

May 28, 2016

Now with More Drinking, Just Not the Kind You’re Expecting

Filed under: freak hands, Gil Thorp, metapost, Milford Idiots, softball, The Bucket — teenchy @ 8:32 am


I was expecting a lot of drinking in today’s strip, but rather of the industrial solvent kind. I reckon we’ll have to wait until next week for Del’s wine-sodden world to unravel. Instead we’re full-on sports for the second day in a row, as Boo Radley succumbs to catcher noogies and the beginnings of a dawgpile.

Then it’s on to The Bucket, where Boo invokes the unwritten rules of softball whilst the girl across from her settles in and makes herself comfortable on a giant circus peanut. The burning question for this holiday weekend: Now that they’re just BFFs, can Boo’s milkshake (and the news of her no-hitter) still bring True to the yard? Or will fate, in the form of a swerving Del Bader, tragically intervene?

Metapost: I’ve added a new category to the tags: The Bucket. As time permits maybe I’ll go back and retroactively tag Bucket posts.



  1. Excellent idea, teenchy. Just don’t ask how much progress I’m making on adding tags to old posts and/or grabbing strips from the GoComics without ads site for posts where the strip was a hotlink to a Tribune Media URL.

    Comment by timbuys — May 28, 2016 @ 8:52 am

  2. Wow, great prediction, teenchy — what if True, rushing across the street to The Bucket, eager to see the gals who’ve been made pliant by no-hitters and milkshakes, gets hit by red-light-running buzzed-driver Del, paralyzing him forever and robbing Wake Forest of the quarterback who would have led them to the ACC title? That would be an amazing twist and would make all the nonsensical strips of the past few weeks seem like carefully planned plot points. But I just can’t see it, this ain’t Funky Winkerbean.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — May 28, 2016 @ 10:20 am

  3. Rubin’s foreshadowing is not on the Jane Austen end of the “nuance” scale, but, hey, it’s a six-day-a-week comic strip. True and Del will be driving at the same time, and it will end badly. Having young Mr. Standish buried in his Demon Deacons jersey would be a little dark. It probably won’t be that extreme, but Del will fail the breathalyzer like Snooki Polizzi in a calculus final.

    Comment by Philip — May 28, 2016 @ 10:24 am

  4. Seeing others connect the stories of Bader and the good guys– Boo, True, etc– is REALLY making me regret having mentioned “Bonfire of the Vanities,” because I have an increasingly bad feeling about the fact these two stories are running side by side…

    Comment by vaganova — May 28, 2016 @ 10:59 am

  5. I just realized that the Milford girls wear shorts. Here in Louisville, the teams I saw play wear long pants. Maybe they don’t slide in Milford…

    Comment by Rowdyman — May 28, 2016 @ 1:22 pm

  6. Apparenlty the unwritten rule is that no-hit pitchers buy their catchers a teeny-tiny milkshake (panel 3). Either that, or the catcher has some serious freak hands.

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 28, 2016 @ 4:31 pm

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