This Week in Milford

January 17, 2017

Is Marty Holding A Pencil Or A Stylus?


Putting quadruple-A in for a Pantheon of Hair nomination now that it’s clearly the case that its posture is proportional to his perceived performance.

I tried, and failed, to line up all of the high fives with the arms in panel three. Nevermind that, however, because what is the deal with AAAA’s left arm? I think this is the first time I’ve used the ‘big arms’ tag but there it is.


  1. “See, coach – Molly works!”

    “Well, OK, just don’t tell Kaz”

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — January 17, 2017 @ 7:38 am

  2. It’s not a lightning bolt on the formerly-of-San Diego Chargers helmet, it’s Aagard’s hair.

    Comment by billytheskink — January 17, 2017 @ 8:07 am

  3. So this is supposed to provide proof Aaaaaaaron is not on drugs. Seems to me that it just as much can be proof to the contrary.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — January 17, 2017 @ 8:35 am

  4. The position of a cockatiel’s crest reveals their state of mind. Upright equals alert. Flat equals relaxed.

    I don’t know why I suddenly thought of that, but I just wanted to let you know.

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 17, 2017 @ 9:21 am

  5. Awright, we get the point, Meadowlark went home, Curly went to The Bucket to celebrate with friends and family and Goose is receiving a standing ovation and getting high-fived by Krishna and Vishnu and a couple of minor Hindu gods but WE STILL DON’T KNOW WHO(OR WHAT) MOLLY IS.
    The Colonel steps out of the bleachers
    “Stop it, stop it, that’s enough. This storyline is getting way too sil-lay”
    “But Colonel, Aardvark has been holding up this team with his secret and it’s my obligation as a coach to clear up the muck”
    “Personally, I couldn’t care one smidgen whether Molly is the Antichrist, we have better things to do then to follow some sil-lay path that leads to a cul-de-sac. Now move along, everybody out of the gym, you too, Millie or Molly, whatever your appellation, don’t make me bludgeon you…”

    Pursuing billytheskink’s observation from yesterday
    “Oh, Gil, I forgot to tell you, we won the State. In fact, the banquet was 2 weeks ago.”
    “Man, I’m getting old. I’ve lost my touch. What happened?”
    “Heather got clotheslined by an Ironwood Ingot and made the free throws to win. The Ingot spent a night in jail over the flagrant foul. We pitched in and helped their coach with the bail money.”
    “I was wondering why the Girls Basketball Designated Money ran short.”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 17, 2017 @ 1:00 pm

  6. Marty, what in the name of Roy Gillen are you DOING? The crossword? The Aardvark is having a career night and your still picking your brain trying to come up with the answer to Peer Gynt’s mother. Next thing you know, you’ll be doing needlepoint with Rosie Greer. Aardvark will break Wilt’s record in the interim.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 17, 2017 @ 5:14 pm

  7. Your arms are somethin’ good
    You know they’re huge and odd
    It’s not the shaping of your hair

    Big Arms
    I keep falling for those
    Big Arms
    They keep calling my name

    /Cheap Trick

    Comment by Moon Mullins — January 17, 2017 @ 8:44 pm

  8. P1 Quadruple-A looks like he should have the subtitle accelerati incredibilus.

    Comment by teenchy — January 17, 2017 @ 9:15 pm

  9. Teenchy,
    “That coyote’s really a crazy clown…”
    “…Rooaadd Runner!! If he catches you, you’re through!!!”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 18, 2017 @ 8:02 am

  10. […] Speaking of disconcerting, in a strip with a long history of poorly depicted high fives (seriously!), this one enters the canon and impels me to create a new […]

    Pingback by I Would Have Guessed That, At Some Point, A Permission Slip Of Some Sort Would Need To Have Been Signed | This Week in Milford — June 20, 2018 @ 7:58 am

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