This Week in Milford

September 6, 2016

Hey, Football! And Another Obnoxious Milford Teenager..

Filed under: football, metapost, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 7:18 am


So, to be sure we’re all clear here, Kevin Pelwecki appears to read and, at least twice, comment on this blog.  Things are getting meta here and I’ve neither the time nor inclination to ponder the implications of it all. Hopefully, this is not some sort of Peter Thiel style subversion where we end up libeling Kevin and the vast TWIM empire dissipates in a cloud of smoke as Whigrub reaps their terrible revenge for all of our snarking over the years.

Back to the strip: Huh, another over ambitious and therefore socially awkward boy happens upon the scene. Sure, why not?



  1. Judging by the football he’s using in Panel 1, Kevin Pelwecki is a Canadian quarterback.

    Usually I’m understanding about these things. Many artists are not sports fans and have little reason to know or care about the differences in the white stripes on NFL (none), high school/NCAA (on top only), and Canadian (all the way around) footballs. However, when your comic is explicitly about the sport, I expect to see a correctly-depicted football.

    Comment by billytheskink — September 6, 2016 @ 7:36 am

  2. Looks like another douchebag in the making. How can he possibly follow St Tru at Milford?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — September 6, 2016 @ 7:36 am

  3. That should read “How” not go.

    Fixed! – TimP

    Comment by Bobby Joe — September 6, 2016 @ 7:38 am

  4. Also, Milford Mudlark Record Book.xlsx has returned from Labor Day vacation to summarize a very loooooooooooooong spring. The seasons were pretty light on action this year, for… um, obvious reasons.

    Milford Mudlark Baseball 2016 – 3-2 with 2 unknowns (2-1 with 2 unknowns in the Valley Conference)

    W vs Oak Ridge 7-3
    L @ Sunbright 2-9
    ? @ Jefferson
    W ? Valley Tech 5-3
    W vs Oakwood 7-3
    L @ Tilden 3-4
    ? vs Jefferson

    Gil’s record since 2001 now stands at 143-73 with 19 unknowns with a 76-45 with 4 unknowns record in the Valley Conference. He has gone 11-5 in 4 playdown appearances with one state tournament berth. Milford’s last playdown appearance came in 2010. His all-time record, minus the lost years of 1996-2000 is 641-468 with 5 Valley Conference titles. He also won a Valley and a state title in 2000.

    Lady Mudlark Softball 2016 – 2-1 (2-1 in the Valley Conference)

    W vs Tilden 4-0 (Boo Radley’s No-Hitter)
    L vs Jefferson 2-12
    W ? Madison 8-7

    Mimi’s record, since she began coaching softball in 2005, stands at 30-18 with 6 unknowns with a 20-13 with 1 unknown record in the Valley Conference. Mimi’s teams have never made the playdowns.

    A total of 40 named characters appeared during the extended spring season, 20 of which were new to the strip. A rough year for Hall of Name candidates, but Judge Lisa “Hang ‘Em” Hiatt and our own Kevin Pelwecki might be worth consideration. Yes, Maynard G. Krebs’ guest appearance as the SwiftiMart clerk who calls 911 after Boo Radley’s wreck is counted as a named character appearance.

    Milford Mudlark Record Book.xlsx shall return upon the conclusion of football season, presumably sometime around May…

    Comment by billytheskink — September 6, 2016 @ 7:54 am

  5. So the “spring” season was twice as long, and the two teams combined for only ten games?

    And oh, by the way, the plotline featured the death of the softball team’s star pitcher, and Rubin could only bother to show them playing three games — two AFTER said pitcher’s death. What was her name again?…

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 6, 2016 @ 8:21 am

  6. Even though they are at the beach it looks like most of the boys have adhered to Coach Thorps warning about the harmful rays of the sun.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — September 6, 2016 @ 10:07 am

  7. Do we need a “Cavernous Nostrils” tag?

    Also, The Cavernous Nostrils is the name of my new Mystic Pranks cover band.

    Comment by lauramac — September 6, 2016 @ 12:34 pm

  8. That’s Dave Grohl’s nose and Dave Grohl’s teeth and his name is Kevin. huh.

    Comment by g2design — September 6, 2016 @ 5:46 pm

  9. I think part of the gag is the flowing locks of hair. My hairline rests firmly on the back third of my head with the rest being shaved down to fuzz.


    Comment by Kevin P — September 6, 2016 @ 6:34 pm

  10. We may be indeed be seeing yet another ambitious and thus socially awkward Mfnrd boy (Bill Dana, as Jose Jimenez, might say, “Oh, I hope not”) but the real jerk may be the nascent bully who appears in the final panel of yesterday’s strip and reappears today.

    Comment by vaganova — September 6, 2016 @ 8:14 pm

  11. […] has apparently, secretly if you will, always wanted to play quarterback but, despite diligently practicing his drills on the beach, doesn’t seem to know shit about how to do […]

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