This Week in Milford

February 23, 2017

Nuttier than Nutboys

Filed under: basketball, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots, Milford Weirdos — teenchy @ 7:52 am


What’s with this product placement? And here I thought Nutboys were the official candy bar of Gil Thorp.

I suppose the conclusion Rubin’s trying to lead us to is that Quadruple A sandbags unless Mom’s getting paid the next day, and the family Aagard banks something out of that arrangement. I’m starting to reach the conclusion that Ken and Mike are turning into the winter Milford power couple. I’m also starting to reach the conclusion that the thing Ken Brown makes happen is gossip, rampant speculation, and locker room dissent. Way to be a team player, Big Ken.

A thought on yesterday’s strip: Did anyone else hope for a Kenzie Hanley cameo when reference was made to “a linebacker in short pants”?  For that matter, where has all the Bacon gone? Wasn’t he still an underclassman last year? Did he drop out of Milford and follow Kenzie and USA Women’s Rubgy around the country? That would’ve made for a more compelling story arc than this dreck.


  1. Wow, teenchy: Kenzie and Max on tour– now that would be a spectacle– about one woken yaw a week, I’d say.

    I have an awful feeling I know where this is going: Mike Granger’s payday insight is too similar to many in past stories. Mom gets paid, Aa gets his allowance, and goes to see his girlfriend “molly…” His depression lifts, and he has a good game.

    Comment by vaganova — February 23, 2017 @ 8:38 am

  2. Mike Granger with the least entertaining use of a Bennett quote from Commando ever.

    Kenzie Hanley was a senior last year, which put Mimi in a tough place because seniors are not allowed to make the varsity team and Kenzie probably could have used the JV experience for at least part of the season.

    Maxwell Bacon, on the other hand; I don’t believe his class was ever stated. He only appeared in two seasons, but as a small player, he very well could have spent two years at the sub-varsity level.

    I’m actually more interested in what happened to last year’s rarely-seen center, Tracy Schroeder. Not to mention his predecessor, Malik McCall.

    Comment by billytheskink — February 23, 2017 @ 9:07 am

  3. Billy, I knew you’d know, and almost asked for a ruling on Kenzie and Max. Thanks for refreshing our memories.

    Comment by vaganova — February 23, 2017 @ 10:42 am

  4. I think Mike and Ken are the new McMillan & Wife, or Nick & Nora Charles or something.

    I have a niece in her mid twenties who posts stuff on Facebook about techno music stuff she goes to. She just posted a poster image about a big event this summer in, of all places, Scranton, PA. I was scanning the dozens of acts listed on the poster and there was “Kill The Noise” in the mix.

    TWIM fans might also enjoy the headline act:

    Comment by nedryerson — February 23, 2017 @ 11:24 am

  5. Pigeons playing ping-pong– That damned BF Skinner is still with us, even from beyond the grave. My favorite behaviorist episode came when his students trained hundreds of pigeons to fly toward the sound of a whistle, then released them at the Harvard-Yale game…

    Comment by vaganova — February 23, 2017 @ 12:34 pm

  6. @billytheskink: I’m still waiting for the return of the character who I loathed the first time I ever read this wretched strip, “Coach” Bobby Howry and his penchant for stalking the girls basketball locker room, even during road games!

    Comment by Hitorque — February 23, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

  7. Might as well address the obvious : Mr Scam a few apples. If he’s so hungry, why? Can he not get free lunch or a job?
    All I’m saying is we’re about to get the reveal & I can 100% gaw-ran-tee that it will have a LOT of holes in it.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — February 23, 2017 @ 5:26 pm

  8. This portion of the strip comes from the volume “The Hardy Boys Raid The Dumpster Again”. My My, what people do to get the lowdown on someone. They could have just walked in the hardware store like Gil did. Maybe he was risking violation of privacy but it would have been literally less messy. No banana peels or Coke cups to sort through, for example.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — February 24, 2017 @ 8:35 am

  9. Ned, I like the Mac & Wife comparison, having been a McCloud/Mac & Wife/Columbo junkie from the ’70’s.
    “Oh, Mac, Aardvark had a MONSTER of a game, didn’t he?”
    “Yeah, and that makes me more suspicious. Why this week and not next week?”
    After dragging through this plotline with questions such as this, I can see why Mac & Wife obtained Special 2-Hour Status. Heck, why that status became permanent. The way things are going(loosely speaking), Mac & Wife could make this a Mini-Series, hopefully before baseball season. Columbo was the king of dragging matters from Milford to Oakwood but we got to Oakwood before 1st pitch.

    Today’s headline from the Milford Enquirer
    “O. J. Trial Reaching Fever Pitch At Milford Courthouse!!!!!!!!!!”
    “O. J.: ‘I’ve Been Buying Work Gloves At McShanes For Years!!!!! The Milford City Prosecutor Ain’t Got Nothin’ On ME!!!!!!!!'”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — February 24, 2017 @ 12:56 pm

  10. 1. There is nothing likable about today’s strip – Dudebros storming in the coach’s office in their sweaty-assed uniforms, Gil having an office the size of Magic Johnson’s despite working at a public high school in Central Ohio, the dudebro non-logic leading to the non-break in this non-mystery, Kaz’s loose white necktie with a black shirt and electric blue slacks, Kaz’s hipster douchebag sideburns, the irrelevant, forced, and out of left field “Inspector Gadget” reference, which Gil still managed to fuck up, the list goes on…

    2. Just to remind everyone — If Aaron had some REAL fucking teammates who actually talked to him instead of backstabbing spies, snitches and informers who can’t mind their own business; if he had a coach who wasn’t from East Germany and didn’t invade his mom’s privacy and actually gave a shit about more than winning games, this lameassed story arc would have been done in two weeks instead of the three months it’s taken so far… I didn’t know it was possible to get worse than True Standish’s college recruitment, the former teacher-turned-B-List-actress coming back to teach for a reality show and Marty Moon trying to re-spark the flame, “Coach” Bobby Howry and Maximillian Bacon, Billy Bader, Big Barda the national rugby star-turned clumsy basketball player, and the Quarterback Princess, but Rubin finds a way.

    Comment by Hitorque — February 24, 2017 @ 3:16 pm

  11. Hitorque – I appreciate the rant because you are saying what we think. But along with the list of storylines hat were completely unbelievable, you left out the shitty Brickhouse saga, all things Cully Vale and that dude that chopped his arm (or was it his leg?) off

    Comment by southmauldin — February 24, 2017 @ 6:20 pm

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