This Week in Milford

July 22, 2016

I Shoulda Kept That Alliteration Joke In Reserve

Filed under: Bad Jokes, freak hands, Marty Moon — timbuys @ 11:17 am


Not that I would ever cross a picket line, but here’s today’s cruddy replacement post:

I’m going to assume that’s just Ken hitting his locker and not slamming it shut with Barry stuffed inside as has been so devoutly wished for by our TWIM commentariat.




  1. Oh crap! Sorry to step on your toes, Tim! I’ll take down my post.

    In case you weren’t glued to the blog, you may have missed where I posted a second entry for today’s strip with all the confusion about the “labor issues” around here. This is the what the post said:

    So Barry is back to being Barry, crowing like a bantam rooster about a couple bloops. The blond kid in the peanut gallery’s head just whipped around in anticipation of…Ken Brown’s BANG! Is this the BANG! we’ve been waiting for all season? Can Ken Brown put Barry’s braggadocio in check while also navigating the trouble waters of the real woes of the Bader clan? Stay tuned, I think we’ll be keeping the lights on.

    There was another joking comment about the strike and collective bargaining or something, but I’ll leave that in the trash.

    Comment by nedryerson — July 22, 2016 @ 11:30 am

  2. Your post is good too, Ned!

    Comment by lauramac — July 22, 2016 @ 11:31 am

  3. Anyway — best possible outcome is that Barry’s in the locker. Lock it, leave quietly one by one, and forget that any of this ever happened.

    Comment by lauramac — July 22, 2016 @ 11:39 am

  4. Ken’s the captain, and faced with a “Now I have to do something” moment which his asshole teammate has set up. His problems are amplified by the fact his mother will likely be involved in adjudicating the fatal DWI case and that the victim’s best friend is his closer. Ken is in for a bad few days and I keep thinking of Lloyd Bridges: “Looks like I picked the wrong week to give up sniffing glue!”

    Comment by vaganova — July 22, 2016 @ 12:15 pm

  5. No worries, Ned. I like your post better and we never did coordinate behind the scenes on this. As it happened, it was a slower day at work and I had my minimalist post primed and ready to go when my boss called me and 40 minutes later it was not such a slow day. When I freed up, I took a peek before I hit post and hadn’t seen anything other than lauramac beat me to my comment about hoping Barry was in the locker.

    Incidentally, I also had a larger labor relations joke lined up, most of which I left on the cutting room floor.

    Comment by timbuys — July 22, 2016 @ 12:15 pm

  6. Just want to add the obvious, that rob has done a fabulous job with this site and that I will miss both his dedication and his wit while he takes some time off. I can imagine that the current story would run almost anyone into the ground.

    Comment by vaganova — July 22, 2016 @ 12:22 pm

  7. Yeah, it’s all gone to hell, but at least we have the haiku lurking in P1.

    The HRC sticker on Marty’s cans is a nice touch.

    Comment by g2design — July 22, 2016 @ 1:20 pm

  8. You know what really sells today’s strip? Bader-Bloop’s double-thumbs-up of doucheitude. Oh, crap, he is indeed back, baby.

    Comment by Dood — July 22, 2016 @ 1:50 pm

  9. One person stands up to cheer Baders blooper. Did Del make a daring escape?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

  10. Ned, I missed your post!

    If I post tomorrow does that make me a scab?

    Comment by teenchy — July 22, 2016 @ 7:03 pm

  11. Marty always brings an old analog answering machine to the games. He thinks it fools people into believing his broadcasts are done with cutting-edge technology instead of the decades-old crap that you find at low-budget small town radio stations. Especially AM stations.

    No one is fooled, of course. They smile pityingly and sidle away.

    Comment by John S. Walters — July 23, 2016 @ 5:50 am

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