This Week in Milford

February 28, 2018

Somehow, I Don’t Think This Is Helping Ad Sales

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Chunky Bracelets, freak hands, Gil Thorp — timbuys @ 11:21 am


So, you’re a manager or perhaps the owner of Los Morenos restaurant, the new (and probably only) Tex-Mex restaurant in Milford if you don’t count Taco Bell. You’ve been told by the incessant sales guy who only orders shots of bottom shelf tequila and eats a LOT of free chips and salsas to tune into the game. What’s going through your head in panel one?

Meanwhile, we get an interesting reaction shot in panel two as we see that Paloma has nearly fully assimilated into her new hometown, chunky bracelets, exploding eyeballs, freak hands and all.

Panel three has my full attention, although I’m not quite sure about number 31’s defensive technique there. Is he about to hammer Jorge* number 50 in the back of his neck with an elbow? It’s been a pretty chippy game from what we’ve seen so far.

Bonus points: I’m trying to decide what Whigham was going for on that logo in panel two. My guess?

Dove Icecream bar

Also, I like how Paloma is doing kind of a reverse Vulcan salute with her left hand.

* Further research (no, I don’t know what is wrong with me that I researched this) reveals that Jorge is number 33.



  1. Yeah, like Marty really gives a fuck where burritos come from or what some snarky little HS girl thinks about his use of the word burrito. I think she should go confront him like that last group of nitwits did and see where it gets her.

    Comment by franku2016 — February 28, 2018 @ 12:57 pm

  2. Hats off to Gil (no, not sombreros off) for missing the whole month of February. Here’s hoping his next appearance is on St Patrick’s Day as he is wasted on green Long Island Ice Teas.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — February 28, 2018 @ 1:25 pm

  3. Paloma’s going to be at a nursing home when she’s 89 years old, listening to Marty when he’s 133 years old(fascinating read, that “After Many a Summer, Dies the Swan), and Marty’s not only going to misalign his slurs to the wrong country(burritos: Puerto Rico :: wienerschnitzel: Russia), but will spit out 1 slur too many and that’s gonna be all she wrote.
    “NURSE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get me my wheelchair!!!!!!!!! I’m gonna have another chat with Mr. Moon. I thought we had an agreement!!!!!!!!!”
    And the title of today’s blog says it all. At least Marty’s creative while putting his foot in his mouth.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 28, 2018 @ 1:48 pm

  4. I think Marty gets his market. If they don’t advertise on WDIG, they’ll lose their market share to Schwarz’s Polynesiantown, and Clubber Lange will return from the cornfield.

    Comment by Downpuppy Downs (@Downpuppy) — February 28, 2018 @ 4:22 pm

  5. I congratulate timbuys for pointing out Paloma’s use of the reverse Vulcan salute. The conventional separation between the second and third fingers, of course, means “Live long and prosper,” while holding the second and third together with separations on either side means “Eat shit and die.”

    Comment by vaganova — February 28, 2018 @ 4:23 pm

  6. Right? And it’s the the back of a hand rather than the open palm.

    Wouldn’t you like to get away?

    Comment by timbuys — February 28, 2018 @ 6:51 pm

  7. GREAT PROP, timbuys!!!!!! That just came out of nowhere. It’s dessert after Paloma and Karina finish up the order of McDonald’s fries in their hands.
    And think of the possibilities for TV ads
    “Do you have any more burritos in the fridge?”
    “Stupid, they don’t sell burritos in the Caribbean. But I smuggled some Dove bars off the port past the Customs Office.”
    Dove Bars. It’s worth the serious prison time.

    Now see, Marty could get back into Paloma’s good graces if he’d make a slight adjustment.
    “That was a Klondike Bar shot for Padilla.”
    Paloma could go on eating her fries. And what polar bear is going to pull the race card? Problem solved.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 28, 2018 @ 7:04 pm

  8. I’m panel 3 number 31 must be saying “Gimme a CCCCCCCCC !!!!”

    Comment by Jive Turkey — February 28, 2018 @ 9:12 pm

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