This Week in Milford

November 30, 2017

All Hands On Rick!


In the forest of hands found in today’s strip Rick Scott’s speaks the loudest, as it tells pissy Uncle Gary to talk to it. We could have fun all day coming up with witty retorts to Uncle Gary’s question but I think Rick does well enough making the point that he needs to stfu when grown folks is talkin’.

Meanwhile I dunno what Connie Soto’s doing with hers: checking out the results of her facial/wax job, maybe. She’s managed to pop her ear out from under her hairdo, giving her that Middle Earth look that pops up in Milford from time to time.


  1. Is that a keg in the background of panel one? Also, in panel three, is that a cross bar? A field marking?

    Comment by timbuys — November 30, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

  2. Trainer Rick Scott’s “to continue” is right up there with Jeremy Brett’s overbearing “Never-the-less…” as Sherlock Holmes. I’m guessing the doctor will declare a grade one concussion. Scott has some training in evaluating concussion, and it appears that while Rick was clearly on Mars for a few moments, his symptoms have eased in “less than fifteen minutes.” But these things are hard to predict– if he develops a whanging headache or starts barfing, all bets are off. I admit I’m surprised there’s no physician on hand. It’s mandatory in my state but obviously not in Mfnrd.

    Comment by vaganova — November 30, 2017 @ 3:43 pm

  3. Man, I dislike Uncle Gary more in every strip, without fail. I hope he gets kicked to the curb by Connie soon.

    Comment by Richard A. — November 30, 2017 @ 3:44 pm

  4. P2: “no, bitch, I’m not, but you’re gonna need a fuckin doctor if you don’t get outta my face..”

    Comment by franku2016 — November 30, 2017 @ 3:44 pm

  5. This strip should be renamed “Trainer Rick Scott”.

    Comment by billytheskink — November 30, 2017 @ 3:51 pm

  6. billy, Trainer Rick Scott is definitely the most interesting character right now. I wonder if he will finish with UG by channeling Patrick Stewart– “Now get off my bridge!”

    Comment by vaganova — November 30, 2017 @ 3:56 pm

  7. I think Trainer Rick Scott did get greenlit. I’ll see if I can come up with something next week.

    Comment by timbuys — November 30, 2017 @ 4:25 pm

  8. Trainer Rick Scott: “No, Uncle Greedy, I am not a doctor and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. But if you don’t get your hand out of my face and stop trying to ruin this kid’s life I will hit you so hard with MY hand that relatives you didn’t even know you had will die.”

    The crazy thing about Uncle Greedy’s scheme if you could even call it a scheme is that, mathematically speaking, Rick Soto probably has a better chance of making it to the NFL than he does of becoming the next big pop star.

    Comment by J.D. Springer — November 30, 2017 @ 4:50 pm

  9. I thought my “UG” as a name for Creepy Gary was ok, but JD has set the price with “Uncle Greedy.’ Well done.

    Comment by vaganova — November 30, 2017 @ 5:53 pm

  10. Connie looks like her heart is being melted by the aquiline manliness and down-to-earth common sense of Trainer Rick Scott. I think Mr. Soto is going to return from Dubai only to find an empty house.

    Comment by John S. Walters — November 30, 2017 @ 8:44 pm

  11. I’m waiting for Rick’s dad to suddenly return, surprising everyone, tell Uncle Gary “get your lousy mitts off my son” and pop him one in the mouth, Mark Trail-like, when he tries to say he was only trying to do what’s best for the boy. (Think “father returns from Middle East as deus ex machina”).

    Comment by Moon Mullins — November 30, 2017 @ 10:18 pm

  12. Sure looks like a keg to me timbuys. Which explains why we haven’t seen Gil in a while. He’s underneath the bench that the keg is perched upon.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 1, 2017 @ 11:10 am

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