This Week in Milford

March 28, 2018

I Had No Idea It Was Sweeps Week In Milford

Filed under: freak hands, huge earrings, Marty Moon, Milford Idiots, premature baldness — timbuys @ 9:43 am


I feel duty bound to remark on behalf of my esteemed colleague, Rob, that any strip that has two mentions of the Milford Star without a drawing of Marjie Ducey is bullshit. Full stop.

That said, it would seem that, as improbably as we’ve all noted that it would be, the Milford Pirate Network has gone ‘viral’. And, you know what? Props to Pocket Square Sporting Radio Station Manager for being on the ball! This guy sees the needle moving in the wrong direction in the coveted Madison 13-18 year old demographic and he is on top of it.

Minus points: I wrote those last two sentences and then realized that the only reason Pocket Square is vaguely aware of this shit is because he is literally reading about it in a print newspaper… What in the name of Andy Travis is going on around here?



  1. Seems like a chronic case of premature balding in Milford. Panels 1 & 2 have teenagers with distinct bald spots and don’t know what’s up with Marty’s hair in panel 3. This artistic style is something that is not seen elsewhere.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — March 28, 2018 @ 9:59 am

  2. Balding? No, just the traditional Milford blue yarmulkes. In the color version, Marty has weird blue rings on his head & Big Boss Man looks even more like a brown haired Gil.

    Comment by Jael's tent peg (@Downpuppy) — March 28, 2018 @ 11:21 am

  3. Lots of small-time radio stations broadcast HS sports (local advertisers eat that stuff up) but don’t maintain local news reporters. Budget and all that. If they have news at all, its just the jock reading state or regional news off the wire.

    Comment by Ol'Froth — March 28, 2018 @ 12:08 pm

  4. I guess that I was wrong about Marty being the owner and proprietor of WDIG since that’s the only way one gets away with such douchiness for so long. It looks like he actually has a boss who’s even more of a dick than Marty is.

    Comment by franku2016 — March 28, 2018 @ 3:07 pm

  5. Yes, I too am out of patience with this story, or rather with the emphasis placed on the wrong parts of it. But I can’t help pointing out that the only “permanent” characters in GT are Gil, Mimi, and Marty, and that the latter is under fire, for the first time since his “drunk and disorderly” period some decades ago. I’d still rather the focus were on the Padillas and the teams they are part of, but I have to think that whatever is going on with Marteen may turn out to be important.

    Comment by vaganova — March 28, 2018 @ 3:09 pm

  6. Absolutely timbuys. We havent heard a word out of Marjie about this nonsense. She needs to make an appearance stat. And radio ratings are quarterly, so how the hell can you compare a Youtube video show with a Local (LOCAL!!) radio broadcast?? Its been at most 2 weeks since this shit show started. Numbers dont change that fast anywhere. How do they know that Everyone who is watching Shit Show would otherwise be listening to a LOCAL radio broadcast?! You CAN do both. Both ends of this mess are dopes. One thinks its hurting Martys broadcast (nope, listeners cant see Shit Show) and the other is WORRIED about Shit Show. (see reason #1). They are separate entities who can co-exist peacefully if they have half a brain between them. But thats half a brain more then they have combined.

    Comment by robmize2013 — March 28, 2018 @ 7:17 pm

  7. […] landing some big salmon. Also, to address his opening salvo to Marty yesterday, as Rob pointed out in his comment, ratings don’t work that way, Big Guy. So I don’t know where you’re pulling your […]

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  8. […] no Marty, no Gil to antagonize or be antagonized by Marty. Hence Gil’s call on Pocket Square Sporting Radio Station Manager to no doubt try to get Marty back on the air. As with his meeting with Marty, Gil’s on […]

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  9. […] but it can’t afford to replace that window that mysteriously got broken after the Star ran its piece on the Milford Pirate Network last basketball season.  Well, it’s either that or the window […]

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  10. […] between B/Robby and WDIG’s resident LBJ impersonator. What is it with this guy and his pockets? Regardless, he should stick with the jacket, as it looks like he crumpled up his tie and ran it […]

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