This Week in Milford

January 10, 2017

A Regular Ol’ Bad Day

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Chunky Bracelets, Fontastic, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 1:01 pm


P1: The Ken and Mike show is a bit tedious but I can live with it a lot easier than a Bobby/Max/Knox type featuring prominently.

P2: Did we ever come up with a name for those little baby’s fist size onyx earrings so popular with the Milford women? Is there some corresponding signal Kaz is trying to send with his pearl white studs?

P3: Does AAAA’s hair serve as a quasi barometer for his energy level?

Bonus points:

Nice Net.

Those panes of glass are tremendous. I wish my desk at home looked out of a window like that!

Mad props to the MHS jersey designer for having the 4 nestled into the 2.



  1. THis is like Groundhog Day. Rubin pops out of his hole, sees his shadow, and we get six weeks of repeatedly hammering home a single plot point.

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 10, 2017 @ 2:06 pm

  2. P2: A decent crowbar purchased from True Value Hardware oughta align Mrs. Aardvark’s left arm back to its original position. Occasionally, appendages in the Thorpiverse drop out of socket.
    P3: I guess I’d suffer from Matador Defense too if an average-sized squid was perched on my head.

    WHERE is Marty Moon? Lately, Coach Shaw has punched the clock more than The Great Eviscerator. Surely he’s not on maternity leave.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 10, 2017 @ 2:37 pm

  3. Whoa. What is “Central?” Central City? Isn’t that a little out of range for the little burgs which make up the Valley League? Billy? Ruling? I have always pictured “Central City” as a kind of regional metropolis, comparable to Syracuse or Spokane.

    Comment by vaganova — January 10, 2017 @ 2:57 pm

  4. To pursue Timbuys’ take on the title, rarely are those adjectives juxtapositioned to stress a point. I tried welding “regular” and “old” in a sentence and while grammatically correct, they are essentially Felix and Oscar. They can live under the same roof but barely.
    I can see it now

    “K-Tel presents Jimmie Rodgers!!!!
    “…as The Singing Brakeman yodels his way into your heart!!!!!!!”
    While “Your Regular Ol’ Bad Heart” is nestled on the moving scroll between “Blue Yodel No. 1(T for Texas)” and “In The Jailhouse Now.”
    “Available at your local Wal-Mart, Target, and Costco!!!!”!
    How about “Regular Ol’ Bad Day” on the Little Jimmy Dickens Anthology?” Maybe the Carter Family used that song to escape Clinch Valley. Even Bill Monroe sang it workin’ the Bluegrass honky tonk circuit.
    “Mimi, is that regular ol’ bad leftover pepperoni still in the fridge?”
    “Right next to the regular ol’ bad 2%. You need to throw it out, it’s getting sour.”
    “Go ahead, make my regular ol’ bad day”
    The last line made the cut up to final editing. The rest is history.
    Anyway, I suppose it’s better than Aardvark having an irregular new bad day. The lesser-of-2-evils perspective.

    Today’s headlines from the Milford Enquirer

    “The Ghost of Principal Ek Spotted at Milford Cemetery!!!!! Rare Photo Catches His Presence Behind The Mausoleum!!!!!”

    “Psychics Predict End of the World Will Take Place At Milford Rotary Club Meeting!!!!!”
    “Coach Boone: ‘I Hope It Happens Before The Raffle Drawing. It Sort of Fouls Up The Schedule.'”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 10, 2017 @ 7:20 pm

  5. To maintain the Valley League range of burgs, I posit that “Central” is not short for “Central City”, but rather stands for “Central County”, as in “Central County Agricultural and Technological High School”.

    Now that you mention it, how exactly does a league in northern Ohio or southern Michigan get to be called “Valley”, anyway? Thanks to the steamroller scraping movement of glaciers during the last Ice Age that people from the Midwest learned far too much about in public education, those regions are flat, flat, flat. Rather than Valley it probably would be better labeled “Prairie” or “Plains” League.

    But, I expect the locals aspire to different heights, eh?

    Comment by Moon Mullins — January 10, 2017 @ 8:40 pm

  6. Moon, I was wondering earlier if “Valley League” might be a holdover from the earliest days of GT, when Jack Berrill set Milford in Connecticut. There are “valleys” everywhere, but as you say, notable valleys are uncommon in much of the midwest.

    Comment by vaganova — January 10, 2017 @ 9:03 pm

  7. I grew up in East Central Illinois. There were ‘ridges’ left over from the glaciers. We have rivers in the ‘bottoms’ between the glaciers but, to Moon’s point, our valleys and such were shallow.

    Comment by timbuys — January 10, 2017 @ 9:32 pm

  8. River valleys. I live in Eastern Indiana, in the “Whitewater Valley” region, named after the very small river that runs through my town. Also, Goshen is a (mostly Amish) town in Northern Indiana. I’ve always assumed it referenced river valleys.

    Comment by drewfunk — January 11, 2017 @ 7:21 am

  9. So this season’s plot deal with another teammate(s) trying to play half-assed detective with limited information? Where have I see that storyline before?

    Comment by hitorque — January 11, 2017 @ 8:12 am

  10. Last time I recall that, hitorque, was when Tony Casey and Howard Gourwitz used the internet to discover that Cully Vale killed a guy. Scratch that, actually it was when Ken Burger used the internet to figure out that Clambake Yancy didn’t play in the Negro Leagues. Or maybe…

    To my knowledge, vaganova, Central is not located in Central City. Central has been in the Valley Conference for about as long as I remember.

    Comment by billytheskink — January 11, 2017 @ 9:04 am

  11. Also shades of Brynna Blake believing that Mimi had cancer from hearing a partial conversation. (I think that was also the Clambake year)

    Comment by drewfunk — January 11, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

  12. Wow – lots of geology going on here. Agreed, one would think the Milford environs to be prairie, or perhaps set among a series of glacial moraines. However, perhaps it abuts the The Driftless Area, which is chock-full of topography. Hey, have go have fun with your favorite search engine.

    Comment by g2design — January 11, 2017 @ 12:54 pm

  13. g2 — if you want to have even more fun, look up “kettle moraines” and you’ll know all about our high school Earth Science class field trip long ago.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — January 11, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

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