This Week in Milford

May 29, 2017

We’re Not Supposed To Talk About This

Filed under: Chunky Bracelets, huge earrings — nedryerson @ 3:43 am


There’s really only one thing to talk about. Those earrings. There’s just that one kind of earring and Dafne, her BFF and the sign maker are all wearing it. Once I noticed it, I can’t look at anything else.

There are other things, but they are all being cycled through for the third or fourth time. There’s Dafne’s reporting on Ryan’s past. We get it. Dafne, emboldened by her breaking the Heenan story, thinks she’s got another huge scoop on her hands with the rumors about Ryan. Ms. Rizk has advised her to back off because there is no hard evidence and because Ryan is sixteen. It seems like Dafne still needs some help in learning a lesson.

Maybe it’s just me, but I think this situation should have been resolved weeks ago. There’s no place in a school paper to write about anything like this.  A student may or may not have committed a crime. Another student wants to dig into the incident and potentially publish it for other students (or anybody accessing the Trumpet website) to read. No. Just no. Like the dumb reality show in the classroom plot, this is another one that should be a cut and dried “No, we can’t do that here.” Milford is clearly in a heightened reality. I guess that’s for dramatic purposes, even though you’d never know because all the drama leaches out while the plot gets boiled and boiled and boiled….

Also, we’ve got our fun girls. They are still planning their stunt. This is their whole spring. They will probably need to go to summer school as they forgot to go to any classes while they hung out and planned this sign.





  1. And so the race is on to see who makes Van Auken the hot gossip topic of Milford, blabbing Dafne and Carrie or the Central City hecklers.

    Maybe we could get some sports in on Tuesdays or Wednesdays… Probably not both.

    Comment by billytheskink — May 29, 2017 @ 8:57 am

  2. Are the Central City hecklers in panel 3???

    Comment by Rowdyman — May 29, 2017 @ 5:18 pm

  3. I’ve been down on Ms. Rizk’s handling of this, and I still am, but Daf’s being a little ridiculous. She doesn’t have the story! She has a vague anonymous tip and a rote denial from one school official. She has nothing publishable, even if Ms. Rizk was on board.

    Of course, all of this not only ignores the threat of the Central City Hecklers (should be a sports franchise), but it also omits the fact that Dafne could, oh, I don’t know, use the INTERNET to get the word out. Ms. Rizk has exactly zero power to suppress a story.

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 29, 2017 @ 5:42 pm

  4. Um.. its May 29th. I’m sure by now most seniors have graduated, and the last issue of the Trumpet should’ve been published already. My school only seniors wrote the paper anyway. It was in the Journalism class. So all these creeps should be out the door already. Instead theyre dicking around wondering when the big story will leak out. In real life all this would be blown over by summer vacation, and by next school year all will be forgotton.

    Comment by robmize2013 — May 29, 2017 @ 7:22 pm

  5. Even though I despise the pejorative “Social Justice Warrior” (SJW), here it’s apt… Of course these daft bints should get a proper comeuppance when the story turns out to be false, but I’m not holding my breath. Why is it impossible for Rubin to have a season plot where characters don’t invade someone else’s privacy? Hell, Gilberto has more skeletons in his closet than anyone – Why doesn’t anybody dig into HIS fucking past?

    Comment by hitorque — May 30, 2017 @ 7:45 am

  6. @robmize2013: Let’s not go there… Last year’s True/Boo/Bobby Bader’s baseball/softball season arc literally ran through goddamned August… Rubin had to do a time jump just to get the football season up to speed… And don’t get me started on that bullshit football arc, either….

    Comment by hitorque — May 30, 2017 @ 9:02 am

  7. I’m curious what the outboard motor on the right side of panel 3 is for.

    Comment by vaganova — May 30, 2017 @ 9:24 am

  8. Sign will probably say something like “ryan has a micro-dick” or similar

    Comment by franku2016 — May 30, 2017 @ 12:51 pm

  9. I get this sick gut feeling that Marcia Brady & Friends plan on displaying a much harsher message than “Ryan is a weenee.” Now that Daffy is pouting that Ms. Rizk turned DD’s story into roadkill, SOMEBODY has to carry the torch and nail Ryan on a cross of gold. That is, if we don’t want to watch Gil’s golf game for 3 month’s because the project stalled.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — May 31, 2017 @ 8:26 am

  10. ANYTHING but an effing golf plot. That said, I told you so– Daffy should have dropped this non-story and warned Gil to expect trouble from the Weird Sisters.

    And I STILL want to know what that outboard motor is doing in panel 3.

    Comment by vaganova — May 31, 2017 @ 1:57 pm

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