This Week in Milford

June 28, 2017

So, Are They Just Going To Stand There In The Kitchen With Their Drinks?

Filed under: Bare Midriffs, Chunky Bracelets, general nonsense — timbuys @ 9:06 am


Panel one: That sound bar thing is pretty groovy.

Panel two: Try not to spend too much time with what’s going with Carrie and Gary’s respective postures.

Panel three:  I already used my panel three ‘joke’ such as it is so I will simply compliment the Caruso’s on their lovely tile backsplash.



  1. That was a waste of three panels. This plot is moving at a glacial pace.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — June 28, 2017 @ 9:17 am

  2. I’m wondering where Rubin plans to go with this. Are we about to have one of these couples get into an argument that escalates to a smack in the face? Are Mr. and Mrs. Caruso going to walk in and throw the kids out, or at least put on different music? Will Jimmy suggest that Dafne take her story to Marty Moon or Marjie? Will this plot just wander aimlessly until September?

    Comment by Philip — June 28, 2017 @ 9:53 am

  3. Thanks to Panel 3, I now know how to draw Dafne.
    1. Draw a bowling pin.
    2. Add bosom, arms and hair.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — June 28, 2017 @ 10:12 am

  4. Philip, I agree. I’m waitin’ anytime for Mr. Lodge to throw Archie and Reggie out the door on their rumps because, as timbuys mentions, the yoga postures are a bit absurd and he don’t want Betty and Veronica gettin’ any radical ideas. Next thing you know, they’ll be one with The Tao. Hoo Boy.
    I liked yours too, Moon Mullins. It’s like the back flap of the Richie Rich-Little Lotta-Little Audrey-Hot Stuff-Casper the Friendly Ghost comix, somewhere around the cartoon where the 98-lb. weakling gets sand kicked in his face in front of his girlfriend but, as that particular cartoon itself says, LATER, our hero gets beefed up and wins the grudge match with the bully, there used to be ads where if you could draw a few lines in strategic places and it came out a half-way decent cartoon figure, you could be Michaelangelo. Heck, let’s bypass the Little Lotta route since we do, indeed, have someone like Daffy to sate our artistic ambitions. I could be the next Picasso. Or Monet. Imagine.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — June 28, 2017 @ 10:35 am

  5. This has GOT to be the lamest “parents are away, let’s have a party” scenario in human history.

    Panel 1: If Jimmy Caruso is trying to help Gary avoid a romantic entanglement with whatshername, Drake was a poor choice. I’d suggest John Philip Sousa.

    Panel 2: That posture just screams that Gary is indeed gay. “Girls, ick!”

    Panel 3: “Let’s grab another round of Cokes” — is that what the kids are calling it these days?

    Comment by John S. Walters — June 28, 2017 @ 10:58 am

  6. Add a lamp, & you can be the next Frank Bolle

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — June 28, 2017 @ 11:02 am

  7. I always thought the Coke/Pepsi commercials were so lame and unrealistic. “Hey! Let’s have a party! We got Coke!” (Or Pepsi, RC,Mountain Dew.) Today’s strip proves it.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 28, 2017 @ 12:02 pm

  8. I am a big fan of tile backsplashes. Mine are red glass “subway tile.”

    Mfnrd decadence has been established– Carrie, judging by body language, is far more willing that Gary, whom I am convinced is a to date undeveloped stand in for Lini Verde. Unlikely music is being emitted by a device which has not yet been seen in my region, and (drum roll) a warning sign– MORE COKE! Anything short of multiple nosebleeds will be a letdown.

    But as far as plot advancement is concerned, I have to cite Wally Shawn’s character Vizzini from The Princess Bride– “I’m WAITING!!!” Unless some untoward thing develops and Ryan Van Awkward shows up to save the day. There are possibilities, for example that Caruso the shot putter’s expression indicates he thinks “another round of Cokes” is code for “I can get these pants off really fast.”

    Comment by vaganova — June 28, 2017 @ 2:21 pm

  9. I believe the jingle from ads in the 1990s went: “Wherever there’s a pool, there’s always a flirt. Wherever there is school, there’ll always be homework. Wherever there’s a beat, there’s always a drum. Wherever there’s fun, there’s always Coca-Cola.”


    Comment by billytheskink — June 28, 2017 @ 3:41 pm

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