This Week in Milford

July 21, 2016

Metapost: Going On Strike.

Filed under: Gil Thorp, metapost — robmize2013 @ 5:34 pm

Okay gang – after much thought (okay, not that much) about the length of this plot, my busy summer with trips coming up both tomorrow and next month, plus all the fun outdoor activities I do, plus the fact that in 3 years of doing this blog once a week I havent really taken a vacation from it, its time not only for a vacation but to go on strike. To officially protest the length of this storyline, and keeping  those poor Milford kids in school in mid-July, and a month-long funeral process, and the family Bader not knowing who’s coming or going in the house, if they still own the house, and the never-ending baseball season, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.  I’ve officially had it.

Now if y’all also join me in this strike, there wont be anyone to write this blog, so I dont encourage a full walkout, but just giving a heads-up that I am O.U.T.  until the new storyline starts. Hopefully you can all pitch in until then. I’m sure you completely understand. Its been miserable coming home every day and seeing that, yep, MHS is still plugging away in class 2 weeks after Independence Day. Who knows if the air still works.

Anyway, thanks again for filling in for me until either Barry is the first student ever expelled in August or Del gets 10 to 15. Years, not free Jack Daniels bottles. Maybe Drew may decide he likes hockey after all.

I will announce my return to work in another metapost after demanding at least a 300% raise. Enjoy the rest of your summer and — Stay thirsty my friends!

— Rob




  1. I’m about ready to go on strike, not because of the endless baseball season, but because the plot is doubling down on the pointlessness of Boo’s death. (Remember Boo?) No subplot about the girls’ team, who are presumably on an epic losing streak and crying uncontrollably after every loss (because girls CAN’T TAKE IT). Not only is her death a McGuffin; Del’s pending murder trial is a McGuffin as well, just to set the stage for Barry’s life lesson. One life lost, one irrevocably broken, and all it is is a double McGuffin in service of an unlikable character.

    Comment by John S. Walters — July 22, 2016 @ 5:37 am

  2. Strike? Better hope a couple of schmucks from Westview Ohio don’t try to cross the picket line to steal some pens.

    But, yeah, this thing needs to end. Milford Mudlark Record Book.xlsx agrees.

    Comment by billytheskink — July 22, 2016 @ 6:58 am

  3. Well, tagging on to the meta, I’M GOING ON STRIKE TOO! SOLIDARITY!
    No, not really, but I will be unavailable to post on Monday. If either of the remaining staff want to slap something up on Monday or let it carry over, have at it.

    ETA: It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since the team assembled. You guys are the best.

    Comment by nedryerson — July 22, 2016 @ 7:39 am

  4. The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    Comment by g2design — July 22, 2016 @ 8:17 am


    P3: No such luck that Barry’s inside that locker, eh? *sigh*

    Comment by lauramac — July 22, 2016 @ 10:54 am

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