This Week in Milford

May 24, 2017

The Lost Art Of The Follow Up Question

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, Chunky Bracelets — timbuys @ 7:08 am


So, did the crooked school board member just crack like an egg the moment Dafne started inquiring about those flights and hotels? I ask as it seems like it’s pretty easy to brush her off during her investigation of the Volcano Van Auken incident.

Bonus point: in Panel two, Dafne is sporting chunky bracelets on both arms, in panel three, just a watch.



  1. Santa Claus wants his belt back, Dafne.

    Comment by billytheskink — May 24, 2017 @ 7:21 am

  2. THAT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER HAD A NAME, AND IT WAS CASPER HEENAN! And his hilarious sputtering rage was the best part of this plot so far, but maybe Coach Gaston will be able to top him when he leads a mob of angry torch wielding Kingsbrookians to Milford to silence the Trumpet and its snooping reporters once and for all! Maybe Casper will join them.

    Meanwhile, every non-Dafne character in this strip is falling asleep.

    Comment by drewfunk — May 24, 2017 @ 11:49 am

  3. Also, site section ideas, to join the pantheon of hair and mysterious objects:

    Milford Rogues Gallery: would list all of Gil’s momentary arch nemeses, such as Hobart and Wildcat Maris and Shep Trumbo and Kemper and Torrey’s crazy dad.

    Milford Hall of Shame: reserved for the worst athletes in Milford history, such as QB Tony Casey, and K Azal Jaddou.

    Comment by drewfunk — May 24, 2017 @ 11:56 am

  4. What is Coach Gaston talking into?

    Comment by nedryerson — May 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

  5. Ned? Coach Gaston is clearly talking into his nail brush. This is Kingswhoop, and there are standards of appearance for staff. Note also the neatly tied half-Windsor and the painfully correct cuff length.

    Comment by vaganova's tailor — May 24, 2017 @ 1:39 pm

  6. Maaaan, this story would be SO much better if Marty Moon were involved. It’s downright painful to watch Dafne make all these rookie reporter mistakes and her adviser failing to be much help. “You cold-called a school official, and expected him to dish the dirt on a former student? What were you thinking?”

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 24, 2017 @ 3:17 pm

  7. Perhaps having snagged Casper the Unfriendly Board Member, Daffy feels she is on a roll, to a degree that she is pursuing a non-story with no regard for procedures. Her advisor, for example, brought up “police report,” yet we see no sign she has looked for that square one piece of evidence. Meanwhile, she has the ability to head off a problem on game day but shows no sign of acting on that. I am fully prepared to be wrong– the Thorpiverse is a different dimension, as we all accept– but I have an awful feeling she will be joining Knox Foley, boy attorney, and Bobby Howry, boy coach, as a fly in the ointment.

    Comment by vaganova's tailor — May 24, 2017 @ 3:53 pm

  8. So THAT’s what happened to Mr. Clean. When he’s not endorsing cleaners to scrub your floors or your toilets, he’s a part-time baseball coach at a preppy school. The skull structure suggests Pre-Cambrian or Neolithic, I’m not always up on the past.
    And like John, I’m bemused to watch our fledgling reporter fumbling through what would be handled with aplomb by Massacre Moon. The Great Eviscerator traversed across the Bermuda Triangle. Darn the luck.
    It’s interesting to see her attempting to cut through all the complexities of the present situation with a machete while being exposed the other day to the rudiments of language arts from the blackboard. Yeah, See Jane write Coordinating Conjunction. No, Jane, says Spot. You put a Direct Object there. See Dick erase the Colon. Oops, Spot pooped where there should be a Verb. Bad Spot. Put him in the dog house where Volcano is sleeping. Maybe Daffy Duck will track him down with her GPS. Hey, says Jane, what were those hieroglyphics on the left side of the chalkboard? No clue, says Dick, cleaning up Spot’s Verb. Let’s ask Ms. Risky. I bet she’d know. Probably same language as that thing on her coffee cup. I heard she was a kippy. Oh, Dick, says Jane, rolling her eyes. I think you mean hippy. Have you been drinking again? Only out of Spot’s water bowl, says Dick. Or I’d have trouble with Indirect Objects.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — May 24, 2017 @ 7:25 pm

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