This Week in Milford

November 15, 2017

Sing Some Spanish

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Uncle Gary came so close to touching his face and springing me from having to write today’s post…

Panel 1: Great, so we’re adding in some racial condescension to Uncle Gary’s shtick. That’s just what we needed.

Panel 2: I’ll say it again, Ricky is being awfully tolerant of his uncle’s delusional maneuvering. As has been suggested by others, it seems we’re well past the point where he would’ve told UG to stuff it.

Panel 3: Worst episode of Entourage ever. (I dunno; I never saw the movie.)

Please note that posts from me next week will be delayed as, instead of rehashing this dreck, I will hopefully be taking in views from the Tortolita mountains.

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13 Comments »

  1. I would watch a television show in which the phrase “we can even have you sing some Spanish” is uttered. Sing some Spanish… amazing.

    Comment by billytheskink — November 15, 2017 @ 8:32 am

  2. TAKE US WITH YOU!!! RELEASE US FROM THIS PURGATORY!!!!!

    (Ahem)

    As for today’s installment of “Uncle Gary Ruins My Life,” it’s always nice to see Steve Luhm’s janitorial handiwork on display. Look at that sheen! Do you think he sprinkles a little radium in his floor wax?

    Comment by John S. Walters — November 15, 2017 @ 9:29 am

  3. Steve Luhm may or not be gone, but he’s not forgotten. I hate to return to the story, but if Rick is venting to his teammates, UG is not long for the household. I also note that Palooka is dumber than we thought– he says “It’s working,” as if this idiotic video were a good idea.

    Comment by vaganova — November 15, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

  4. Uncle Gary, Mr. White you are not. At least the latter got the Wonders out of Erie, Pennsylvania into the national spotlight hammering home “That Thing You Do”. I’m not holding my breath that you’ll pull off a similar feat. You’ve gone from Uncle to sound engineer to P. T. Barnum on any random day, sonetines assuming all 3 roles at once and failing at all 3. The Wonders made a #1 record before they splintered their separate ways. But then again, Richie Valens made it big and he was stuck in Hole in the Wall, USA, and he was Hispanic too. Maybe there’s a pattern.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — November 15, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

  5. OK, not that there has especially been any popular demand but I am going to add a Steve Luhm tag because why not?

    Comment by timbuys — November 15, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

  6. timbuys, a Steve Luhm tag ties this story to better ones. Good idea. The other main connection to previous plots is that this one, like the tale of the Irish exchange student, Holly Dobbs faking out Mfnrd, and Jaquan Case’s uncle seeing his nephew as a money faucet, involves a sleaze trying to exploit decent people.

    Comment by vaganova — November 15, 2017 @ 3:24 pm

  7. Well, I’d need to go back and tag Steve Luhm strips or, for that matter, ones with shiny floors and that particular project is, unfortunately, unlikely to ever rise to the top of my to-do list anytime soon.

    Comment by timbuys — November 15, 2017 @ 3:28 pm

  8. Oh, but those floors, timbuys! (OK, I admit it. I have exactly one rug in my house, a modest area rug in the living room. Everything else is red oak, waxed and polished to a high gloss. In the right light there’s the illusion that under a glass floor, there’s an upside down duplicate of each room. So when Steve Luhm resurfaced [sorry] as a janitor instead of an historian, I did get it.)

    Comment by vaganova — November 15, 2017 @ 4:41 pm

  9. He’s sure not a chick magnet. (Hey, its better then the lines in the strip) How come every story line has one character who is a certified asshole? Can we get normal people for once?
    Marketing is selling your product, not taking advantage of someone by lying about their life.

    Comment by robmize2013 — November 15, 2017 @ 7:12 pm

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