This Week in Milford

February 14, 2018

In Which One Of The Basics Of Spanish Pronunciation Is Learned

Filed under: Fontastic, freak hands, Marty Moon, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 10:35 am


Panel 1: I was gonna call the dude on the left Glasses McDiaperJeans, but I am informed by Ned in yesterday’s comments that he is one Duncan Levin. I wonder if there is some sort of Chekhov’s Duncan Levin principal which requires that he go off in Act 3. As it is, he appears to be checking out of the conversation and who could blame him, really?

Panel 2: That the speaker doesn’t identify as a student and/or classmate of Jorge suggests to me that the window is in fact chiming in, having to daily bear witness to Marty’s ramblings.

Panel 3: Or the speaker was Karina’s forehead? Well, explains the knit cap she was previously sporting. While we’re here, is that a promotional poster? The stenciling on Marty’s office door? Help me out here.

Bonus points (Panel 2 edition): The font is really out there and, I can only assume, that we are given WDIG’s frequency as 77′ in the MM band (AKA the double Golden Arches band).

Bonus question (Panel 2 edition): 35 TWIM points to whomever correctly identifies the year, make and model of that car.



  1. “Whoa, Boy” as Martin Mull used to say a lot on Fernwood 2 Night when he found himself in a sticky situation such as in P3. Karina and Duncan are green behind the ears, little knowing they are about to walk into an alligator pit. They don’t call the radio station WDIG because they advertise shovels. But it’s your funeral, K & D. Marty might overbleached his slacks but he more than makes up for it in venom spewed out to anyone who dares enter his temple, even with good intentions. Might wanna leave a peace offering at the door to appease his appetite for vengeance, Karina and Duncan.
    And, timbuys, to answer your question about the car, here we go “GOLDFINGER!!!!!!! wah, WAH, wahhhh…”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 14, 2018 @ 11:40 am

  2. Will Marty back off or step up his Georgie lingo? If Jorge gets a basket will he scream,” GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!” Will he wear a sombrero? Pants that are too short readying for a flood? He doesn’t seem to sympathetic.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — February 14, 2018 @ 11:57 am

  3. I predict Karina’s reply will begin “No, you asshole…” If it does, what do I win?

    Comment by vaganova — February 14, 2018 @ 12:57 pm

  4. The esteem of your fellow commenters? I’m not sure how that works out to TWIM points but I’m sure we can make a deal.

    Comment by timbuys — February 14, 2018 @ 1:33 pm

  5. I believe that WDIG is named after its owner, a Mr. Digiovanni.

    The car in panel two reminds me of the early 1980s Honda Accord that my parents owned, but with the roof chopped down. Or maybe a Sterling 825…

    Comment by billytheskink — February 14, 2018 @ 1:44 pm

  6. This whole mispronunciation of Latino names is about, oh, 40 years behind the curve. Ballplayers used to routinely get their names Anglicized willy-nilly — Roberto Clemente was called “Bob” early in his career. But Marty would have to be way, waaaaay out in the boonies not to know how to pronounce furriners’ names, even if they are rarely featured in the Valley Conference.

    His reaction, on the other hand, isn’t terribly unusual. In my experience, people in the media business are incredibly thin-skinned about criticism from outsiders. Also, Marty’s an asshole.

    Comment by John S. Walters — February 14, 2018 @ 3:30 pm

  7. Boston sports station WEEI is finally tired of the taste of their own feet. (One host insulted Brady’s daughter, another his agent) They’re shutting down for 12 hours Friday for sensitivity training.


    Comment by Downpuppy Downs (@Downpuppy) — February 14, 2018 @ 5:02 pm

  8. I was going to ride off into the sunset, but Ladies & Gentlemen, I spotted another candidate that belongs in the Pantheon of Mysterious Objects. Look no further than what looks to be a globe in P1 unless Marty is studying DNA in his spare time.
    To all you old-timers, surely you remember
    “Spanning the globe to bring you a wide variety of sports. The THRILL OF VICTORY and the agony…of…defeat. WDIG reports it all!!!!!”

    No, no, not a Nerfball on a shish kebab either. Almost got faked out.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 14, 2018 @ 5:36 pm

  9. Every high school basketball game I ever attended had a roster sheet, which the announcers used to read the names. If the announcer wasnt sure of a pronunciation, he’d ask the player individually how he would prefer to be called. So there shouldnt be any confusion about the spelling either. None of this makes any sense, and what a time-waster to have to go to the radio station to straighten out such a trivial matter.

    Comment by robmize2013 — February 14, 2018 @ 8:46 pm

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