This Week in Milford

July 15, 2017

The door into Milford summer

Filed under: freak hands, Gil Thorp, lessons learned, Milford Weirdos, Pantheon of Hair — robmize2013 @ 8:48 am


Sorry gang I was too busy yesterday to get to this but here’s a double dip today. Looks like the plot is drawing to a close with the 2 main characters talking about life lessons learned, albeit from a teacher who should be on strike for forced July labor. (And there’s still one game left!!)

Of course its perfectly ok for Dafne to just walk in the dugout after the game while the team is presumable cleaning up and exiting the premises etc. And whens the last time these two spoke alone anyway? What happens with the other boy-girl combo – do they sit in the girls dugout to even it out? Will Dafne graduate before another issue of the Trumpet comes out? Will Marty melt in his wooden coffin of a booth?

At any rate, Milford summer is now close at hand, at last. How about an excellent cover of a Monkees song to close out the week?



  1. Well you beat me to the punch, Rob. I was working on a song parody to wrap this up but I’ll shelve it. Maybe if I’m having a hard time falling asleep tonight I’ll finish and post it anyway.

    Marty really went all out on the crate this spring. Too bad we didn’t see more of it. Nice double entendre there in 7/15 P1 too.

    Comment by teenchy — July 15, 2017 @ 9:42 am

  2. Boy was I wrong about P3 7/14 strip. I knew it wasn’t Mordecai Brown or Antonia Alfonseca but I thought it might be Charlie Brown’s chubby hand. I thought Charlie might tell him a story of another loser as Otter tried to tell the Delta’s in Animal house. Unfortunately it’s Dafne and another potential loser story goes untold.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 15, 2017 @ 11:54 am

  3. I mean, I was expecting fireworks from The Volcano given how he was built up at the beginning and outside of a couple flare-ups that landed somewhere in the alley behind McShane’s Hardware, he not only never really hogged the stage but melted into Keanu Reeves from “The Lake House”? C’mon. And one minute, DD is this mordant, intrusive reporter whose brand of journalism was wisely truncated by one who knew better but now, even now, Paul McCartney’s “This Never Happened Before” is piping through the baseball stadium speakers and finding its way to the dugout. Now if they slow dance to that song on the pitcher’s mound, I say we get out of July with our life. God only knows we still have Jimmy, Carrie, Gary, and, and, wait, gimme a second(snaps finger), OH YEAH, the softball team, but I don’t think Paul crooning can salvage that portion of the strip. The softball season lasted maybe a nanosecond and don’t hold your breath on Gary and Carrie dancing to the same number between the hurdles on the track and the high jump area.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — July 15, 2017 @ 1:25 pm

  4. It may be summer – feels like it, I must say – but the Hallmark Channels are in full Christmas rotation.
    Time to hit the eggnog with Marty.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — July 15, 2017 @ 2:07 pm

  5. Thank you, Jive Turkey, for the mention of Mordecai Peter Centennial “Three Finger” Brown. When I wonder how pitchers of that dead ball era would do against current batters, I think of Tommy Lee Jones as Ty Cobb. Asked how he thought he would do against modern (1950s) pitching, Jones’s Cobb said he did not think he would hit much higher than .290. Asked why– given that Cobb hit as high as .420 for a season and still has the highest lifetime batting average of any player– Cobb replied BECAUSE I’M SEVENTY-THREE ****ING YEARS OLD, YOU DUMB *******!

    Comment by vaganova — July 15, 2017 @ 4:55 pm

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