This Week in Milford

September 8, 2016

Can’t Stand Losing True



It would appear that what we thought was a full swing into the fall plot for the first three days of this week was either a false start or an attempt at a segue. Nope, it’s still summertime in Milford and The Golden Child Who Will Never Leave still hasn’t left. Once diminutive point guard Leisl Ishii is back as well, having undergone a growth spurt to end up nearly as tall as the quarterback. Watch now as another once-promising female character falls by the wayside, left to jump the True Train as it leaves the station… or is she? If she is No. 6, then maybe she’s getting spun off into a reboot of The Prisoner.

Coming next week: the Milford Public Library closes, unable to compete with the glut of littlefreelibraries that have sprung up in every other front yard in town. The building reopens as the Boo Radley Memorial Swifti Mart.


  1. Gee, why wouldn’t everybody want one of these monstrosities in they front yard. Looks like a giant birdhouse on pole, and the artwork is exquisite.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — September 8, 2016 @ 6:45 am

  2. Missed that fantastic Wake Forrest tee that Tru is sporting at first look. Looks like a white crew neck undershirt with the school name added via a magic marker.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — September 8, 2016 @ 7:19 am

  3. Neal Rubin’s from Detroit. Maybe the Wake Forest tee is a shoutout to a great moment in Detroit sports history. In 1985, Lou Whitaker arrived at the All-Star Game without his uniform. He had to wear a faux-Tiger uni from a souvenir stand — with his number stenciled on the back by a clubhouse attendant.

    Which is more interesting than the continuing summer flashbacks, which may be Rubin’s feeble attempt to give a little bit of attention to Boo’s female friends. Or he’s just killing time while he thinks up a plot for Kevin Pelwecki.

    I do wonder how many suburbanites would actually want these little libraries in their front yards. If the libraries work as intended, those lovely front lawns are gonna get beat-up in a hurry. Not to mention the high risk of vandalism. (That “BOO” on Leisl’s library is just begging for someone to add a “B” at the end. I don’t approve, but that’s how adolescents are.)

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 8, 2016 @ 7:53 am

  4. @JSW – Vandalism… if you got the L.F.L. heated to, say, 451°F it’d go up like a roman candle.

    As an aside, ever seen an exterior student notice board/pole fully engulfed? At my Alma mater, that’s how they cleaned off the old fliers – just torch the board every once in awhile. That’s when I knew I picked the right school.

    Comment by g2design — September 8, 2016 @ 8:26 am

  5. If “Gil Thorp” is the new setting for “The Prisoner,” then Marty Moon is No. 2.

    And, damn, that third panel — how big are those mini-memorial libraries? Big enough to stuff a Barry Bader in one?

    Comment by Dood — September 8, 2016 @ 8:56 am

  6. Does Tru have to stay in Milford until all 10 mini libraries are erected so he take a picture of each one?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — September 8, 2016 @ 10:00 am

  7. I guess this says something about how my mind works: what are the legal implications of having something like this on your lawn? What if a child pulls on the door, and the ugly thing falls over and injures the kid? Are we asking homeowners to embed the pole in concrete? If it is vandalized or accidentally damaged, who pays to fix it? If someone lives in the SOTBHD (South of the Bucket Historic District), are they enjoined from putting something like this up? If your neighbor’s realtor asks you to block the view of that eyesore while potential buyers are on the block, must you comply?

    Comment by Philip — September 8, 2016 @ 10:51 am

  8. I thought that too Bobby Joe. It’s obvious WF didn’t lavish True with gifts. No improprieties to see here. Maybe Boo made it for him. How sweet. Or the great Brian Piccolo once donned that shirt.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — September 8, 2016 @ 11:21 am

  9. The only worthwhile extension of the spring/summer storyline would be the deliberations of the SOBHD. I love it.

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 8, 2016 @ 12:23 pm

  10. Hobart chairs the SOTBHD.

    Comment by Dood — September 8, 2016 @ 12:42 pm

  11. Nice Craftsman columns on the Ishii place. They should have tricked out their LFL with a similar base in keeping with the Craftsman aesthetic. That’s how people roll in the SOTBHD.

    Comment by nedryerson — September 8, 2016 @ 12:52 pm

  12. Dang, Ned, you’re about to turn this blog into McMansion Hell.

    Comment by timbuys — September 8, 2016 @ 6:31 pm

  13. I hear you Philip. Not only are kids are on your lawn, possibly getting hurt, but who in hell wants them there? Get off my lawn!
    No way would anyone put up one of those in my neighborhood.
    Hey, love you Ned !!

    Comment by Gil's Barber — September 9, 2016 @ 3:20 pm

  14. And good luck to Tru, and good riddance. Next guys!

    Comment by Gil's Barber — September 9, 2016 @ 3:28 pm

  15. […] can read as well as any Milfordian (especially since all those little free libraries have been springing up around town) but I expect even more some sort of backstory/exposition about her quarterback […]

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