This Week in Milford

February 8, 2017

Standard Odds

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp, Milford Weirdos — timbuys @ 8:49 am


I’m sorry about missing yesterday’s post, folks, and am grateful to Rob for filling in on short notice!

I picked up on panel two being a flashback, but it wasn’t until the second or third time I read the strip that I noticed the beveled corners. Annnnd, that’s about all I have to say about today’s snoozer. Tune in tomorrow when we may or may not see the plot advance.



  1. A real coach would follow up. “What’s going on, Aaaaron? Trouble at home? Why do you play well one night and not the next?”

    Even if the coach didn’t give a tinker’s damn about the player’s well-being, he’d want to know for the sake of the team. But nope, not Gil.

    Comment by John S. Walters — February 8, 2017 @ 9:42 am

  2. Funny you should mention the word “advance”, timbuys. General McClellan and the rest of the Army of the Potomac is plodding along faster than this.
    To paraphrase Lincoln

    “If you’re not going to use the plotline, may we at least BORROW IT?”
    “This plotline has the slows.”
    “Will this plotline tell this administration what has it done lately that would fatigue our horses of ANYTHING?”
    “This plotline and General McClellan are admirable engineers but they have a special talent for the stationary engine.”

    General Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia(I mean the whole damn army) could stay at B & B’s in Spotsylvania Court House, Gaines Mill, Cold Harbor, Fredricksburg, etc., eat hearty breakfasts(i. e., flapjacks, biscuits and gravy), play cards, eat a late lunch, jump in the swimmin’ hole and do cannonballs, chow down on a slab of beef and hearty vegetables for supper, downing it with pipin’ hot coffee, dance quadrilles and mazurkas and waltzes at the local ballroom with the ladies, smoke cigars to their hearts’ content before the plotline starts to mobilize. By my count, Appomattox would occur around the fin de siècle. Assuming the plotline wears ’em down in a war of attrition.

    Today’s headline from the Milford Enquirer
    “Elvis Spotted At Those Apartments On Poplar!!!!!”
    Sub headline
    “Colonel Tom Parker: “I Gave Marty Moon The Green Light For An In-Depth Interview But Discussing His Movie Career Was Off-Limits.”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — February 8, 2017 @ 10:30 am

  3. Gil judging another character as “odd.” Hmm. He’s walking a thin edge there; but Kaz is too dull to recognize a great set-up line.

    Comment by g2design — February 8, 2017 @ 11:39 am

  4. Yes, T Drew. Not just mazurkas but also czardases, odzemeks, kolos, and probably a rip-roaring furiant as well. As I get older and do more character roles and fewer solos, I’ve had to learn them one by one. You’ve seen them– one step looks like you’ve gotten out of step marching and are trying to get back in, another as if you’re trying to shine your shoe on the back of your pants…

    Comment by vaganova — February 8, 2017 @ 4:22 pm

  5. My My, Vaganova, quite an array(ha). Thanks for the info. I will check them out. I’m always learning. You da man.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — February 8, 2017 @ 6:54 pm

  6. Myself, I prefer a good rousing Schottische.

    Comment by John S. Walters — February 8, 2017 @ 7:43 pm

  7. Nobody likes a smartass unless I’m the smartass(ha ha). Funny, funny, John S. I can see Stonewall Jackson attempting that maneuver(ha). You da man.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — February 8, 2017 @ 8:32 pm

  8. This exchange brings to mind a line from a Monty Python sketch: “I am one who delights in all manifestations of the Terpsichorean muse”

    Comment by nedryerson — February 9, 2017 @ 6:35 am

  9. Ah yes, Ned, The Cheese Shop Sketch. Cleese and Palin(with Chapman and Jones doing that silly dance(par for the course on that show) in the most unlikeliest of places) at their finest. I also loved the Silly Walk sketch, another Cleese/Palin classic. Laughed my butt off, it was so hilarious. My teenage years were well-spent(to the chagrin of my mom who hated the show-ha).

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — February 9, 2017 @ 7:31 am

  10. Knew you’d like that, T. Drew.

    Comment by nedryerson — February 9, 2017 @ 9:31 am

  11. vaganova – can we get a tarantella?

    Comment by lauramac — February 9, 2017 @ 12:21 pm

  12. […] all the ineffectual sleuthing of the last few weeks worth of strips, you’ll recall that Aaron predicted he was going to have a big game. He probably shouldn’t get in the game at all given the mouthing off in panel one, but we […]

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