This Week in Milford

July 1, 2017

We hate to see you go but we love to watch you – oh, never mind


Poor Carrie Hobson. First she gets shellacked by Jefferson in the first game of the post-Boo Radley era, then she gets soundly rejected by Hurdler Gary Meola. Another spring arc, another tearful exit for Carrie. What did she ever do to piss Rubin off?

Meanwhile in the kitchen, Dafne finds herself having to fend off Shot Putter Jimmy Caruso’s poorly aimed Vulcan nerve pinch. Let’s hope it doesn’t turn into a bad touch.

Wishing our friends to the north a happy Canada Day on the 150th anniversary of your confederation. A bit of hardball nostalgia for you today as a lagniappe:



  1. Carrie’s really crying a river there. Get the mop.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 1, 2017 @ 1:47 pm

  2. Why, why why, do they think anyone wants to read this soapy garbage?

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — July 1, 2017 @ 5:25 pm

  3. This is getting awfuler and awfuler, and may be the worst recorded grade ever on the Bechdel Test, not counting Stallone films.

    And the sad thing is, Rubin had a really good dual storyline all set for this season. How does Barry Bader handle his dad being in prison, and how does Carrie and the softball team handle Boo’s death? Instead, we got a weak-ass effort to cash in on domestic abuse by athletes and this even weaker-ass bad romance. Meanwhile, Barry was hardly mentioned and we’ve only gotten the briefest glimpse of the softball squad.

    Comment by John S. Walters — July 1, 2017 @ 6:58 pm

  4. Gary pretty much violated every rule from chapter one of “Being a Wingman For Dummies”.

    Comment by Philip — July 1, 2017 @ 7:20 pm

  5. The spring plot has begun to remind me of a graduation speech I once heard. The speaker talked about academics, global economics, his son’s handicap, Pablo Picasso, and even the Yankees. “This is going to be amazing when he pulls all this together at the end,” I thought, but he never did…

    Comment by vaganova — July 2, 2017 @ 2:08 pm

  6. vaganova, I agree. This warm, fuzzy Hallmark Special has suddenly turned saturnine after Rhett Butler rebuffed Scarlett(“Frankly, My Dear, I don’t give…”) and the plot looks like the Mississippi Delta at this point. I’d hate to steer a barge down this tributar(ies)y because I wouldn’t be able to tell whether the New Madrid fault came crashing in or no. It’s like Mark Twain’s “Life on the Mississippi” where Samuel Clements finds himself on a scow headin’ down the Danube. Or maybe the Rhein. Yeah, that’s it and he’s trying to withstand the temptations of the seductress, Lorelei so he doesn’t crash his barge, er, scow into the rocks. Wait a minute, those are the Sirens. In the Aegean Sea. Or was that the Dardanelles? Or the Black Sea? Or the…

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — July 2, 2017 @ 2:46 pm

  7. T Drew, don’t leave out The Clashing Rocks. This part of the story would better be told in scene summary: the hero washes ashore on a strange beach to be discovered by a princess who happens to be there washing her socks. She takes him to her father, the king, who clothes him, feeds him, and provides him time to recuperate from his ordeal in exchange for his telling the story of how he got into this ridiculous jam. Δυστυχώς, αυτός δεν είναι ο Όμηρος, ούτε ο Απολλώνιος.

    Comment by vaganova — July 2, 2017 @ 5:20 pm

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