This Week in Milford

June 28, 2018

Going Crazy Is A Kind Of Progress


Were any of you as surprised as I was to find out that The Secret Pelwecki is the The Secretly Not Such a Bad Student Pelwecki?  No?  I know there’s a trope name for giving a character some hidden talent or strength that had heretofore not been shown, but it’s already mid-morning here and I don’t have time to go down the rabbit hole that is TV Tropes to find it.

Speaking of not going down rabbit holes to find info, who is this unnamed coach at State U to whom Gil is putting in a call on Pelwecki’s behalf?   The glimpse of a #1 banner from last decade suggests that he, like Gil, may be cruising on past glories.  Based on yesterday’s convo with flirty Counselor Dern, Gilberto (looking a little off-model today, kinda like a younger Mojo Nixon sans sideburns) will probably try to talk The Coach Who Shall Not Be Named into letting the ‘Weck walk on.  Maybe Gil should ask him if he’s talked to John Pascoe lately.

It’s not like we’ll find out anytime soon ’cause we’re headed back into the Trumpet office to find out what progress Dafne’s made on the Ballad of the Blameless Baders, i.e., very little.  I’m beginning to think Dafne’s serving as Rubin’s author avatar here: both having painted themselves into a corner pursuing an angle on a story that’s unlikely to get published in a school newspaper IRL, they’re making themselves a little crazy trying to figure out a way to polish this turd.




  1. turdPolishersUnion

    Comment by nedryerson — June 28, 2018 @ 9:41 am

  2. Great insight, teenchy. Dafne is thus the George Willard of the piece. Hey, it’s Ohio. As an actor, I trained in The Method, and am having a hard time discerning Dafne’s “motivation.” We may finally have Palooka’s– he has to pay for college, and has been going for broke over and over with attempted position changes in order to hit it big.

    Comment by vaganova — June 28, 2018 @ 10:32 am

  3. Regarding Pelwecki: I really think he just wants attention. It would explain the repeated attempts to move to a glamor position. Maybe if the State coach sends him a letter to ask for video, he’ll be happy.
    Regarding Dafne: I realize I’m beating a dead horse here, but there is no story. The Baders are hoping she will tell the world how unfair life has been to them. No one else will care, which means no one else will read it. Write an article about how your school district is the only one in the country that takes a day off for the Fourth of July, and move on.

    Comment by Philip — June 28, 2018 @ 11:11 am

  4. Ah what the hell. I’ll use the same art but different dialogue.
    P1: “Gil, you’re usually so freaking hammered you probably don’t remember what state you attended college in.”
    P2: Gil responds: “That reminds me, you owe me a drink! Did you bury my kids deep enough or should I make you re- bury a la “Goodfellas”?
    P3: Forgetable Mudlark: “Skipping practice again?”
    Dafne: “I’m hitting.750! Why should I practice?!”

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 28, 2018 @ 4:15 pm

  5. With Pelwecki, I get the impression that Rubin, after 2 years of showing the guy, likes him but doesn’t really understand him
    Same impression I had with Boo Radley. Don’t think he’ll kill Pelwecki off.

    Comment by Downpuppy, Lord of the Files (@Downpuppy) — June 28, 2018 @ 4:48 pm

  6. Friday: Dafne wrote something pretty fucking stupid, didn’t she?? This is why you don’t send teen amateurs to interview another teen about something this personal and raw. At some point, the editor should have long ago killed this abortion of a story idea…

    Comment by Hitorque — June 29, 2018 @ 1:17 pm

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