This Week in Milford

April 4, 2017

Cruel Parents?

Filed under: ?, freak hands, Mimi Thorp, What the hell is going on here? — timbuys @ 7:35 am


Dafne Dafonte is a shoo-in for the Milford Hall of Name.

I have to wonder if sharing details of your ‘killer story’ with someone tied into the Milford administration is sound journalistic practice.  Then again, looking at Mimi’s meathook in panel two, I would do my best to keep her on my side…



  1. Yes. Why would Daffy reveal her big scoop to the high school softball coach? Stupid move.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — April 4, 2017 @ 7:47 am

  2. Why does the big scoop preclude Dafne from being at practice on time? Ms. Mimi realizes this too, right? A fist bump to Dafne’s head should clear her up.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 4, 2017 @ 8:18 am

  3. 1. As a former reporter, I’m going to be doing a LOT of facepalming this spring, aren’t I?

    2. $500 a night? Where the hell were they, Las Vegas? Or is there some kind of backroom kickback deal where all educational conferences got re-scheduled at Trump hotels?

    3. It’s not really a story if this WAS a legit conference and the hotel really was $500/night, since the board would have to sign off on all travel… And first-class airfare doesn’t mean anything if the county/state is part of some kind of business travel plan with an airline…

    4. Let’s just cut to the chase and call this the worst story arc ever unless Little Miss Wannabe Investigative Reporter starts digging extensively into the decades of professional/ethical transgressions the Thorps have committed (and turned a blind eye to when done by their players)

    Comment by Hitorque — April 4, 2017 @ 8:22 am

  4. I think I see what Rubin has in mind here, but Hitorque is right– we don’t know what arrangements the school has for travel, though flying first class is unusual, and $500 is on the high side even in Manhattan. And I think Ms Risky would be upset if she knew Daffy were discussing the story outside the Trumpet office. We do have the precedent of Knox “Knothead” Foley investigating the wrong gas station…

    Comment by vaganova's accountant — April 4, 2017 @ 9:56 am

  5. Since the only logical explanation for Gil’s continued employment is some kind of blackmail, I think the Coaches Thorp already know about the school board’s sketchy travel habits.

    So… are we going to have a softball storyline that completely ignores Boo Radley’s death? Or will there be some insultingly token mention, like the team setting up one of those cheesy micro-libraries outside the dugout?

    And if baseball muscles its way into the equation, will we deal at all with the leftover consequences of the asshole shortstop’s broken family, or will that simply fade into the background as well?

    True must be thanking his lucky stars he’s safely off to Wake Forest.

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 4, 2017 @ 10:20 am

  6. Oh. My. Goodness. I agree with you, hitorque, the plotline gods reached to the bottom of the barrel on this one. Did Dafne also mention that this same School Board VIP was showered with Moet & Chandon and surrounded by dancing women, all expenses paid by Trump & Co. Sure, some hicktown School Board member was entertained by Dino and Ol’ Blue Eyes but before Peter Lawford got blackballed from The Rat Pack. Liza and Sammy Davis Jr. were throw-ins for the entire travel package. Wish I was there.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — April 4, 2017 @ 12:44 pm

  7. Dafne appears to have stolen Derek “Slim” Chance’s haircut. Does she sing while she pitches?

    Comment by billytheskink — April 4, 2017 @ 2:54 pm

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