This Week in Milford

May 18, 2017

All Milkshakes, All The Time


Boy, I’m glad I read the “About” section at GoComics this morning.  I was getting ready to lay into Whigrub for burying the sports-related aspects of this strip beneath ever increasing layers of vague, tell-don’t-show bullshit ” topical, teen-oriented issues.”

The spring arc is playing out to be about anger management and ethics in journalism.  Girls’ sports are getting worse than no attention; thus far they’re being portrayed solely as a means to meet boys and get free food.  (This time, fries with the milkshakes; maybe burgers too after the next game?) We clearly know what Dafne Dafuq loves more; if the Lady Mudlarks softball team had a more observant coach, Dafne would get the hint and drop the game. But the softball diamond is Thorp country, where laissez-faire coaching rules the day and nothing should be done to upset the shakes and fries gravy train.



  1. I swear, every time I see Dafne I expect those extravagant “sideburns” to become sentient and start moving around on their own.

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 18, 2017 @ 7:52 am

  2. What’s up with lavender girl’s neck in P1? From the position of her head, it looks like its perpendicular to her spine.

    Comment by Ol'Froth — May 18, 2017 @ 9:39 am

  3. Now here’s a puzzle for you: everybody has fries except for the hurdler.

    Comment by vaganova — May 18, 2017 @ 10:11 am

  4. I thought that Gary wasn’t so much into Carrie, and Dafne wasn’t so much into Jimmy. I guess it’s all about those milkshakes. Maybe they put bourbon in them.

    Comment by nedryerson — May 18, 2017 @ 12:19 pm

  5. Don’t spend too much time looking at Carrie’s fingers in panel two is all I’m saying.

    Comment by timbuys — May 18, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

  6. CARRIE WHITE BURNS IN HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, timbuys, I was having a dreadful flashback when you mentioned those Herman Munster fingers. Accompanied by that Krylon-painted hair, P2 is the sequel to “Carrie”, Ms. White having arisen from Hades to attempt a normal life once again with a hack journalist a/k/a part time softball debutante plus 2 lukewarm track guys who have apparently staged a round-the-clock vigil at The Bucket. They leave the weekends free for track practice. Anyway, Carrie’s gotta start SOMEWHERE in acquiring new friends.
    BTW, vaganova, our hurdler is on the Ultra SlimFast diet and this has to be his 2nd shake of the day, you know, 1 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon…
    Oh, and a sensible triple-decker and chili fries in the evening, as long as he is(along with, of course, the other 3) going to camp out in that booth overnight…

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — May 18, 2017 @ 8:53 pm

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