This Week in Milford

December 21, 2016

Impressed That Someone Born Shortly Before The Turn Of The Century Makes ‘I Love Lucy’ References

Filed under: ?, anatomically implausible, Boredom in Milford — timbuys @ 8:56 am


I suppose it’s important to establish the domestic situation of Milford basketball players early in the arc as it seems we’ve seen more than a few of them (Andrew Gregory and Ted Pearse for example) where that drove the plot.

Other than that, not much to say about today’s strip other than I’m impressed by Ma Aardvark’s flexible neck.



  1. Ready to conk out? What is it 6:00pm? Is MA Aardvark suffering from mysterious disease?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — December 21, 2016 @ 9:01 am

  2. Wow! This kid is quirky annoying. I’d like to tell him up your nose with a rubber hose!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 21, 2016 @ 9:28 am

  3. How many high school students are familiar with 65 year old television shows?

    Comment by Ol'Froth — December 21, 2016 @ 10:45 am

  4. Mrs. Aagard, exhausted from her long day’s work as a PEZ dispenser…

    Comment by billytheskink — December 21, 2016 @ 11:04 am

  5. Ehh, I knew the “to the Moon!” catchphrase from The Honeymooners in high school, and Lucy is much more influential, so I’ll buy that. That does not explain why Aaron is greeting his mother the way Ricky greeted his wife, and then engaged in a tender embrace in which they look each other in the eyes.

    Comment by drewfunk — December 21, 2016 @ 11:05 am

  6. Yeesh. Didn’t we get too much of this with the Beedies in Mary Worth? All the good jokes & most of the bad ones are worn out.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — December 21, 2016 @ 12:09 pm

  7. Relieved to see drewfunk’s observation. I was afraid I was the only one who thought there was something creepy about today’s strip. Timing… let’s see… classes probably end around 2:30 or three, with practice until 4:30 or 5, so yes, something unusual is going on with Mrs Aa. Thinking maybe she’s not well, especially since it does not appear unusual that Aaron has offered to cook.

    Want to thank billy for yesterday’s exhaustive rundown on past centers on both basketball teams, even if it reminded me of how annoyed I was that an interesting character, Cortez Beecher, was eclipsed by that preposterous contraband and tattoos plot.

    Comment by vaganova — December 21, 2016 @ 12:29 pm

  8. Doh vaganova, now that you mention it – Ma AA is a raving drunk.

    Also, if Aaron Aarrrrgh is a Junior or lower, he was probably born this century.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — December 21, 2016 @ 3:28 pm

  9. Had not thought of that possibility, Downpuppy, but it makes perfect sense.

    Comment by vaganova — December 21, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

  10. What if both Mom AA and Son AA both have bipolar disorder, and both are in the midst of an episode of mania? That would explain the euphoria and high energy, plus some exhaustion.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — December 21, 2016 @ 9:16 pm

  11. Gil Thorp-a Desivark Inc. production

    To follow on timbuys’ observation, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mrs. Aardvark is the daughter of The Mole, of Dick Tracy fame. Some people turned out okay in the wash.
    Finally, I think we’re seeing a diluted version of “Hi, Honey, I’m Home!”
    “Yeah, I did a 360 windmill job with plenty o’ hang-time on Ken Brown!! Cookie and coffee?”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — December 21, 2016 @ 11:05 pm

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