This Week in Milford

November 11, 2017

I Routinely Wear Glasses And I Swear That I Never Do That…

Filed under: freak hands, Milford Weirdos — timbuys @ 9:37 am

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Maybe I just need to up my evil game… The notion that Uncle Gary is sitting at the kitchen table, tapping away at his laptop and sipping coffee, almost exactly as I am right now, would be more disconcerting if I weren’t clean shaven.

Panel 1: Pretty creepy.

Panel 2: Super creepy.

Panel 3: This is all a little too much to take in on a Saturday morning.

Enjoy your weekend everybody!

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5 Comments »

  1. “Signed off” on posting an Internet video? Uncle Gary isn’t exactly running a multinational corporation here.

    Comment by John S. Walters — November 11, 2017 @ 1:50 pm

  2. Are we setting up the confrontation where Rick finally tells Gary to take his James Bond supervillain leer back to California?
    At least I know who’s going to get a concussion: me, from whacking my forehead against the table, after I read this strip.

    Comment by Philip — November 11, 2017 @ 2:06 pm

  3. The principal suspense has devolved to the question of whether UG is a villain or merely an asshole. But to paraphrase Geena Davis’s teenaged admirer in “A League of Their Own,” can’t he be both? And given Rick’s facial expressions since the video surfaced, I see the odds rising that UG will be the one to sustain the concussion. It’s not going to be Rick, who’s recently sprained his ankle but is not Lucky Haskins, and since it will have to be a central character who gets skulled, that leaves Kevin Palooka, who is more likely to inflict a concussion than suffer one. It could be Gil. Once when I was serving as an assistant coach on a soccer team, we scored a surprise goal which led the entire bench to leap to its feet. The head coach, who was sitting at the end of the bench, took a complex fall worthy of Rube Goldberg, and suffered a concussion when he went headfirst into the outsized cooler we used for ice.

    Comment by vaganova — November 11, 2017 @ 2:24 pm

  4. What good looks is UG talking about? Rick looks rather ordinary at best.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — November 11, 2017 @ 5:34 pm

  5. I am laying aside my humor for a bit to remember Grant Hart, a member of the group, Husker Du, a group which arguably raised the bar for Rock, especially Punk Rock and Alternative Rock. He passed away a couple of months ago from liver cancer. He was 56 years old.
    I thought I could bear up and use him in one of my posts, believe me, he would have wanted it that way. He was not one to draw attention to himself and it was VERY therapeutic because I love the guy and his music. But it’s STILL killing me.
    One of his songs, the one I used in my posts, “You’re a Soldier”, exemplified how keen an observer he was. I worked in a factory warehouse for years and one day saw a woman who looked like Spike from the Nancy & Sluggo comic strip. Not a day went by that she wore either camouflage pants and/or a shirt with some generic battalion listed on it. A dead ringer for that song. One day, she got fired for too many occurences(absences/tardies) and I knew why. In the military, if you’re late, for example, you might do beaucoup push-ups or KP. In the workaday world, she wasn’t used to supervisors accompanied by the union steward bringing into a room and politely telling her “we’re sorry, you’re a great worker but you’ve used up your occurrences and we’re gonna have to let you go”. Out on the street and clueless. As much I respect our military(my grandpa a WWI Veteran and my step-father a WWII Veteran), that song pointed out the dangers of treating ANYTHING like it’s the ONLY thing and turning it into idol worship. For years, I ALWAYS wanted to tell him that because he was the kind of person who appreciated stories like that because he was DEFINITELY a people person.
    I thought it was classy to see him and Greg Norton(bassist for the group) arm-in-arm and smiley-faced plus him as well as Bob Mould(guitarist, co-vocalist, and co-song writer with Grant) collaborating in recent years after the acrimony that the group endured. As they admitted, 5 years traveling in a van before you reach the pinnacle would get on ANYBODY’S nerves. They buried the hatchet and made music once again. All the more reason why I followed the group for YEARS, even when they were occasionally on the discount rack.
    You take the strong statements like “2541”, “She’s a Woman(and Now He Is a Man)”, “Books About UFOs”, “The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill”, and “Nobody Rides For Free” and you got a helluvan artist who made his mark while staying in touch with the human race.
    I would ask that if you agree with my comments to PLEASE spread the word about Grant Hart. The man meant a lot to me and to a million others like me. God Bless You, Grant. I know you’re in a better place. Thanks for reading.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — November 12, 2017 @ 10:05 am


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