This Week in Milford

October 26, 2017

Thinking Big ≠ Cat Videos


If Uncle Gary’s idea of “thinking big” is going viral in a YouTube video with a cat, maybe Rick should stick with football. At least find a better agent – one that doesn’t think of himself in the third person – or a cat. Doesn’t the cat at least have to be grumpy?

For such a hotshot lawyer, Uncle Gary’s been spending a lot of time on his sister’s couch for the past two months. Shouldn’t he be billing hours, or organizing a cancer fun run, or something?


  1. I’m guessing today’s colorist really liked the Kansas City Royals in the 70s and the Florida Marlins in the 90s.

    Comment by billytheskink — October 26, 2017 @ 7:40 am

  2. So, regarding that thing on Uncle Gary’s wrist: was it supposed to be a watch and the colorist turned it into a Giant Pendant Bracelet? Or are they Bracers AC6, and Uncle Gary can now be armored while also casting spells unencumbered?

    Also, I need a smash cut of Gil Thorp characters pointing to the reader from the panel, like Uncle Gary is here. It is one of my favorite themes. Gil does it once a year when he is yelling at some blowhard councilman/school board member/bad parent. Torrey Peake had an epic one back in the day.

    Comment by drewfunk — October 26, 2017 @ 7:59 am

  3. Rubin and Whigham have quickly what I thought was impossible but make a story that is WAY more asinine than the last one.

    Comment by franku2016 — October 26, 2017 @ 9:56 am

  4. Random night on “Night Gallery”.
    “Good evening. Tonight’s offering concerns a man driven to impel his nephew towards a stardom that the latter steadfastly resists. What complicates the scenery is that the uncle blew his inheritance on the roulette wheel and is therefore compelled to address the surgical procedures with his left hand via alternative financial means. His only hope is if his nephew takes the stage, eliminating further embarrassment in relation to his appendage.”(Removes the drapery, displaying P1) “We call this portrait ‘A Hopeless Ambition’, submitted for your inspection and approval and this IS the Night Gallery.”

    edit: Stuck in moderation, not sure how. Here ’tis. – teenchy

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — October 26, 2017 @ 11:48 am

  5. Next, Uncle Gary is going to find one of those “How To Get Your Book Published” scams and urge Rick to write his memoirs NOW before he loses all his marbles playing football.

    That’s another Uncanny Valley hand pointing at the reader in p1. Whigham does a lot of things well, but he blew the perspective on the index finger big-time.

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 26, 2017 @ 1:46 pm

  6. Thought not yet as preposterous as the “reality show” plot of two falls ago, UG’s role in the present story threatens to go in that direction. Someone please pass on to Whigrub that most of us are happier with “1959 with cell phones.”

    Comment by vaganova — October 26, 2017 @ 2:27 pm

  7. No biggie, teenchy. I promise I’ll stop dumping Aunt Jemima Reduced Fat Maple Syrup when I text(ha). Seriously, you da man. Things happen. No big deal.

    Jive Turkey, I liked that cat act you mentioned yesterday. Sadly enough, I just gave a hypothetical situation based upon the plotline at hand. Stuff like the act you mentioned actually WOUND UP on the Gong Show. You da man.

    As our writers have mentioned, the funky colors are not really meshing well with a plotline that is hopelessly stuck in the Everglades somewhere. Some college at the Division III level has those colors on their uniforms, puke purple, like on those curtains, included(I’m trying hard to imagine what those colors look like on their mascot, say, a tiger, a bear, or maybe a hornet). And Uncle Gary might have to see a doctor at the Milford Choropractic Clinic if he keeps sitting on that tombstone.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — October 26, 2017 @ 7:26 pm

  8. T. Drew @7: Surely you’re not thinking of Coastal Carolina which, after becoming autonomous from the University of South Carolina in the early ’90s , decided to ditch the parent school’s garnet and black for teal and bronze. Those colors scream ’90s and, yet, CCU not only hasn’t abandoned them but embraced them further, leading to this monstrosity. But hey, they won the College World Series last year, so they’ve got that going for them, which is nice.

    Comment by teenchy — October 26, 2017 @ 7:52 pm

  9. teenchy, I’ll have to admit that it wasn’t what I had in mind ALTHOUGH that’s an excellent example, especially the blue. I follow college baseball through my favorite team as I go to a ton of games and I know exactly what you’re talking about in relation to Coastal Carolina. They just flat out came out of nowhere and grabbed the brass ring(while my team got eliminated on a last-second grand slam-ha). Baseball, in my view, is a funny game. After coaching in Babe Ruth League for years and watching my own nephew for 12 years in the feeder leagues up to his high school, I have found baseball to be arguably the streakiest of the sports. All the college baseball heavyweights slugged it out with each other, yet Coastal Carolina emerged the victor. Hard for me to imagine them doing that in, say, football but that’s me talking and people are free to disagree. Anyway, great little write-up on them. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — October 26, 2017 @ 9:42 pm

  10. Go Chanticleers!

    Comment by nedryerson — October 27, 2017 @ 9:47 am

  11. I agree with Teenchy about the streakiness of baseball. In any league, any team can beat any other on a given day, thus a lot of tournaments are inherently unfair, and in single elimination play, you might as well flip coins. Even in the bigs, where the best teams nearly always have the best season records, anything can happen in a playoff series.

    Comment by vaganova — October 27, 2017 @ 12:16 pm

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