This Week in Milford

December 28, 2016

Did Gil Actually Put Aaron On The Bench?

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, freak hands — timbuys @ 8:44 am


Because that would suggest in-game coaching and that ain’t Gil’s bag…

Panel one: Good thing there isn’t a coach or anybody in that other seat next to AAAA. Nope, just put the low energy guy next the shaggy haired teen doing his best impression of the personification of ennui.

Panel two: I admit that I had to check whether Julius Funchess is a Key and Peele reference. The character design certainly is suggestive of Keegan-Michael Key.

Panel three: I also admit that I don’t have a joke for this one. Enjoy your day in the sun, Mike Granger!



  1. First thing that came to mind for me with Funchess was the Carolina Panthers’ wide receiver, Devin Funchess, but that’s only because that’s a fairly distinct last name.

    Comment by J Neas — December 28, 2016 @ 8:53 am

  2. Is it time to resurrect Steve Luhm to coach up Aaaaron cause gawd knows the coaching staff sure as shit isn’t going to.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — December 28, 2016 @ 8:56 am

  3. P1: “I think I’ll sit down next to Shaggy and Scooby(“Ruh Roh, RrAardvark got Relbowed”) since I’ve been nothing but a wussy the first half anyway and Coach Thorp went to get a Slurpee and some Laffy Taffy. Wow, that must be a long line. Next time I’ll avoid the disco scene and work on upping my macho game. I got ‘Rambo VI: Rambo Sheds Blood in Milford’ in my DVD collection. Gotta start somewhere. I would play Chuck Norris’ ‘Missing in Action’ but well, you know…”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — December 28, 2016 @ 10:17 am

  4. Welcome to Spooooooky Milford! Watch as the invisible man sends Aaron to the bench! Listen for the spooky disembodied voice narrate the action!

    Binghamton at Milford might go down as the most inexcusable coaching no-show from Gil ever. Brutal fouls, dirty play, a struggling star, and no coach to comment on any of it. Is Gil still building that snowman from Christmas, trying to repair its face after Mimi smashed that helmet on it?

    Luckily for us, we have two brighter lights to focus on: New Basketball Coach Ken Brown, and Mike Granger, the smuggest man on the planet! Look at that grin on his face! He is well guarded with a hand in his face, and he still knows his 3 is going in. One cold mofo, is that Mike Granger.

    Comment by drewfunk — December 28, 2016 @ 11:27 am

  5. Those of you from the Looney Tunes generation should know what I’m talking about in P2: “IT’S MINE, ALL MINE!!!!!!! I’M RICH, I’M WEALTHY!!!!!!!!!”
    Now that I’ve established that that is NOT Daffy Duck with the basketball in P2, the issue NOW is whether that is a basketball at all. I’d have exploding eye effect too if I saw my opponent applying the Sleeper Hold to my teammate. Hey, we’re gettin’ really masculine in these neck of the woods. I’m surprised the margin of victory was in single digits.
    Today’s headline in the Milford Enquirer:
    “Mimi’s Divorce Scandal: ‘He was paying more attention to Heather than to me.'”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — December 28, 2016 @ 12:29 pm

  6. I don’t believe that’s an exploding eyeball in P2. Instead, it’s the movement lines from the huge and growing schnozz of the Binghamton player, whose nose enlarges every time other players assert themselves against him, a la Pinocchio.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — December 28, 2016 @ 1:47 pm

  7. President Reagan spoke here when running for re-election in 1984, and one of the local names he tripped on was “Binghamton.” His writers coached and coached, and he had no trouble with even the Native American tongue-twister names common in this region. But Binghamton (silent h) came out a “bingamun.” Guess it’s harder to pronounce than we realized.

    Comment by vaganova — December 28, 2016 @ 3:35 pm

  8. Listless, useless white guy overshadowed by strong, determined black guys. Hey, it’s the Saga of Darko Milicic all over again!

    Comment by John S. Walters — December 28, 2016 @ 3:52 pm

  9. The plot appears to be one about Aaaaron’s…. um…. disordered existence, perhaps with counselors or mental health people getting involved. Thus far it does not appear to be another involving a teenaged boy who thinks he’s an attorney or a future Wharton grad. Praise Odin for that.

    Comment by vaganova — December 28, 2016 @ 6:29 pm

  10. T. Drew @5: “I’m rich—I’m a happy miser!”

    Comment by teenchy — December 28, 2016 @ 6:32 pm

  11. Nailed it, Teenchy, my friend. You da man. Looks like you’re a cartoon junkie like me, especially growing up(ha).

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — December 28, 2016 @ 8:58 pm

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