This Week in Milford

September 9, 2016

This strike is now over after 50 days.

Filed under: actual action, football, Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 4:45 pm

Yep, its good to be back on duty now that the slog of a spring/summer plot is behind us,.. we hope. Was actually gonna hold out for another week but saw no strip today so decided, ah what the hell. Been amused watching everyone struggle to describe a never-ending summer of True, Boo, court hearings, school, and finally a couple days at the beach before getting back to the grind of 2-a-days. Myself, I had a great time in Denver watching the Cubs and sightseeing the mountains, even though they lost both games I went to, and had a 2-hour rain delay in Game 1 before playing 11 innings and finishing at 12:30 AM Mountain time, but that gave me ample time to walk around the park and explore, and boy there were a ton of Cub fans everywhere out there, so had a wonderful time all around. Even missing my flight home was ok, (driver was late) because my next flight took me to Peyton Mannings favorite city in Nebraska – Omaha.

So True is finally leaving for Wake Forest, hmm, didnt school start in mid-August, and week 1 was last Saturday?  Ah well, damn strip held him up. I’m sure by November he’ll have the plays down pat. And who’s ready for football after just finishing baseball last week? Hope the roster is completely different, otherwise there will be dissension soon.

And we have girls soccer – something new for the Milford Record Book xxls. Hope they play more games then the softball team, which would be 5. Dont understand the girl wondering about her place in the running; its only a light sprint to stretch the muscles and condition the wind for those long matches. Who cares where you are then? And if she’s been doing this 4 years, she either flunked a year or we havent seen the other 3 at all. The only thing that matters is its a new storyline. Hallelujah.

Thanks again to all who filled in for me during my strike, the first in TWIM history. It was really nice not having to worry about this for a good while. I did comment now and then but otherwise flew under the radar and let the plot play itself out. Looking forward to the bonfire and a new QB which will probably be that guy with the backward feet. Figures.

Time for a song:





  1. Great to have you back, Rob! I, too, am intrigued at the thought of a soccer plot.

    That narration box in panel two is doing a lot of chronological heavy lifting to bring the seasons back into sync….

    Comment by timbuys — September 9, 2016 @ 4:52 pm

  2. I did watch a bit of the first couple of seasons of “Welcome Back Kotter” back in the day when it first debuted, it was occasionally OK, but then it devolved into nothing more than giving the characters opportunities to say their catch phrases so the ‘audience’ could howl. (I’ll wager much of “The Simpsons”‘ parodies about sitcoms were based on such schtick on “Welcome Back Kotter” and “Good Times”).

    One thing I never noticed before, though, in the closing credits of WBK, during the long camera shot of the girl in the high school cheerleader jacket: at the very end of the shot she turns slightly and reveals she is carrying a baby.

    Those varied scenes in the credits sure paint a picture of Brooklyn as a bleak place. Doesn’t seem like it could be the same borough that’s now filled with hip neighborhoods and multimillion-dollar brownstones.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — September 9, 2016 @ 5:48 pm

  3. Oh, and welcome back Rob! Glad to have you back at that same old place that you laughed about.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — September 9, 2016 @ 5:49 pm

  4. Welcome back Rob. That Cubbie juggernaut shows no signs of letting up (dangit).

    The reflections in Kaz’s shades make him look like a refugee from Spy vs. Spy.

    Have we ever actually seen fall soccer in Milford? What says this girl ends up kicking for the football team? What’s Brody Abro been up to these days?

    Comment by teenchy — September 9, 2016 @ 6:56 pm

  5. I think Kaz is trying out for the Hugo Weaving role in the inevitable remake of The Matrix.

    As for girls’ softball, don’t get your hopes up. If the past is prologue, the girls’ll be lucky to get 30 percent of the airtime. No, I think this is the season of “Pelwecki, The QB With the Backward Feet”. (Working title for Peyton Manning’s first children’s book.)

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 9, 2016 @ 9:16 pm

  6. Glad that you’re back.

    The title of the post makes me think that “The Strike Is Over” would be a good song parody (of “The Search is Over” by Survivor).

    Comment by Matt — September 10, 2016 @ 9:40 pm

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