This Week in Milford

April 14, 2018

Saturday haiku à la Padilla


Marty Moon’s boss is

covering his ass big time

Slow trigger finger?


“Imploded” must mean

“using the seven words you

can’t say on TV”


Don’t know why Gil Thorp

plays intermediary

to the Padillas


Who cares if Marty

is “disgraced, embarrassed and

suspended”? Can him!


Paloma gets it

Jorge wants to get along

Milford ain’t Georgia!


Marty should offer

A public apology

Over the airwaves


Then we can move on

From this disgraceful story

I give it a week



  1. After weeks of fucking around, we finally return to the nub, the predicament of displaced Puerto Ricans and our attitudes about them, and specifically, the different responses of pissed off Paloma and get along Jorge. Not sure it was worth the delay, but I’m glad to see the lights finally come back on. If Whigrub can salvage the past few weeks of slop I’ll re-enlist.

    Comment by vaganova — April 14, 2018 @ 2:13 pm

  2. Gil: “But Paloma – why kick a man when he’s down?”
    Paloma: “Because it’s easier then?”

    Comment by Philip — April 14, 2018 @ 6:12 pm

  3. Nice to see haiku
    On a comic strip snark blog
    I might have bias

    Playin’ basketball
    We love that basketball, yeah
    Wait, no they are not

    Comment by billytheskink — April 15, 2018 @ 12:03 am

  4. Gil is trying to get this unpleasantness behind him, without regard for truth, justice and all that stuff. He doesn’t even seem to understand why Paloma might be offended by Marty’s tastelessness and racism and his non-apology apology. He should be talking to Marty, not trying to convince the Padillas to let a poor ol’ white guy off the hook.

    This is like asking David Cobb to forgive Laura Ingraham.

    Comment by jvwalt — April 15, 2018 @ 10:39 am

  5. So, just to recap: Marty = bad; Jorge = likeable but dumb jock; Paloma = Harpy; Karina = Hippy; Duncan = Pirate (?); Mimi = background decoration; Marjie = MIA; and good ol’ Gil bringing up the rear, seeing double but not quite slurring his words and goddamnit if the ground would just stop moving for a friggin’ minute he’d be able to find his flippin’ car keys.

    Comment by timbuys — April 15, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

  6. No brother with a pair says whatever sis says.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 15, 2018 @ 5:20 pm

  7. teenchy, the haiku is priceless. What better way to sum up a raspberry than by expressing it in a unique kind of way? It caught EVERYTHING that’s been going on the last few months in just a few lines and still call it haiku poetry. Touché

    And we still haven’t seen much basketball out of Padilla or her brother and that doesn’t look to change if we’re still trying to rescue Marty from the Titanic. The strip isn’t big enough for both concepts not that either one did any justice. Watching Marty Leaving Las Vegas really doesn’t make up for a basketball season that sunk to the bottom of Marty’s bottle. And I have better things to do with my time than to watch a sniveling snot wrap Gil around her finger. I hope the Milford Teacher’s Union doesn’t do its bargaining with the Milford School Board out in the parking lot as well. Sure, the terms for the Retirement Fund are ironed out by a teenager’s jeep and the contract is signed on the hood of Steve Boone’s Honda Passport. We’re all one happy family around here next to the school busses. Yeah, buddy.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — April 16, 2018 @ 10:38 am

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