This Week in Milford

August 6, 2016

Girls Holding Places for Boys


As I watched the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics last night, several friends and I were having a running IM commentary about the Parade of Nations. Most of the comments involved the costumes/uniforms (or the greased-up lack thereof) worn by the athletes. Some involved the wide diversity (or lack thereof) of the various teams. But one person couldn’t help but notice how downcast and unhappy some of the female Olympians looked during the ceremonies, and wondered whether that was a reflection on the status of women in their respective countries.

If Milford had an Olympic team its girls would walk out in front, then be tearfully pushed aside for its boys, whose places they were holding.




  1. Will this finally end the baseball season? Will the boys exclue Master Bader from the celebration or will Tru step up and invite him?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — August 6, 2016 @ 8:59 am

  2. Will the baseball season finally end? Will the boys exclude Master Bader or will Saint Tru step up and invite him?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — August 6, 2016 @ 9:04 am

  3. Excuse the double post. The first one didn’t seem to go through the first time so did it again and they both appeared.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — August 6, 2016 @ 9:07 am

  4. I was way too optimistic on my over/under. Rubin couldn’t even go a single day without returning to the riveting boys’ storyline. Guh.

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 6, 2016 @ 11:20 am

  5. I am curious how many losses in a row the team has wracked racked up since… Boo.

    Comment by timbuys — August 6, 2016 @ 1:50 pm

  6. timbuys, I suspect the team has racked up no more than one or two losses. With the time dilation we are experiencing, we are still little more than ten days after the crash. It only seems L-O-N-G-E-R. But Mr Silver Lining here says be glad we do not have to endure some asinine golf plot. We will go directly to football. Besides, we need this chance to say goodbye to familiar faces such as Leisl Ishii, the Japanese-Austrian player whose given name, presumably Liesl, has been spelled here to sound more like Lysol.

    Comment by vaganova — August 6, 2016 @ 2:59 pm

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