This Week in Milford

October 9, 2017

Ease Up, Connie

Filed under: Boredom in Milford — nedryerson @ 5:27 am


Uncle Gary is really stepping up his game in reprehensible behavior. Chillax, Connie. I’m just manipulating your teenage son by suggesting he might be experiencing symptoms of a potentially debilitating head injury. Jeez, what a nag.

Meanwhile, at the Bucket, Rick seeks reassurance from his teammates. They’re not interested in helping him get a grip on Uncle Gary’s con game. They saw him sing Mack The Knife at the Elk’s Club, so they want an encore at The Bucket, under the hamburger sign.


  1. I’m already tired of this plotline.

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 9, 2017 @ 6:02 am

  2. Reminds me of the country singing baseball pitcher from seasons past. Totally forgot his name. Equally silly story line.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — October 9, 2017 @ 6:57 am

  3. John S. Walters – I agree; this story line is making me feel concussed

    Comment by franku2016 — October 9, 2017 @ 7:21 am

  4. And excessively set up. In which panel tomorrow will Nick Soto be unable to remember the words?

    Comment by vaganova — October 9, 2017 @ 7:49 am

  5. What was Uncle Gary trying to accomplish? If Rick really did get worried about a concussion, he’d check with the trainer, who would clear him in nothing flat. Then what?
    BTW, Bobby Joe, I think the singer was Derek “Slim” Chance.

    Comment by Philip — October 9, 2017 @ 8:08 am

  6. I bet you wish you could cut me down with those cloudy eyes.

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — October 9, 2017 @ 8:46 am

  7. It’s unusual for a good plot to hinge on a coincidence. Hope we don’t have one here– Uncle Gary (whose presence at the Soto house has yet to be explained and thus almost counts as a coincidence in itself) talks concussions in the hope of scaring Nick out of football so Gary can exploit his singing, and then Nick gets one? Concussions are common enough, even in high school, but the Vaganova Empirical Law #14 says that coincidences with important consequences are to be avoided in storytelling.

    Comment by vaganova — October 9, 2017 @ 9:25 am

  8. P3: “Yo, dude, get up here with Bird and Dizzy ‘cuz we wanna hear “Yardbird Suite” again. They’re about to shut down Minton’s for the night and the gang is ready to blow. All right, Duke, start ‘er off.”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — October 9, 2017 @ 9:42 am

  9. Has anyone ever produced a Milford HS “Ease up” T-shirt? If not, they should. It’s right up there with “Just Do It” as a slogan.

    Comment by J.D. Springer — October 9, 2017 @ 1:55 pm

  10. Cloudy eyes!

    So said my Uncle Gary whom I despise!

    Cloudy eyes!

    That awkward lead block took me by surprise…

    Comment by vaganova — October 9, 2017 @ 2:22 pm

  11. I’d by that t shirt JD. I don’t if if Rick had a concussion, but he ain’t right if he has to ask Pelwecki if his eyes look weird.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 9, 2017 @ 6:54 pm

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