This Week in Milford

November 12, 2018

Straight Answer

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, Coach Kaz — nedryerson @ 6:38 am


Tiki had to leave New Thayer. We will find out why if we are allowed to have more straight answers.

So, Tiki’s family, in order to contend with his removal from New Thayer is renting an apartment in Milford to establish residence. Something about that doesn’t add up. I don’t expect further explanation of why or how they did this. It’s just another one of those things we are supposed to accept.

That pose in Panel 2 is used a lot.  With tilted head, a character clutches the side/back of the neck. Maybe there are swarms of mosquitoes in Milford and characters are often swatting them.



  1. Is Kaz doing the punch your left hand with your right hand to signal imminent fisticuffs? Wow.

    Also, if you had to leave New Thayer and your first choice to move to is Milford well, that says either a lot bad about you or a lot good about the other towns who refused you domicile.

    Comment by timbuys — November 12, 2018 @ 7:44 am

  2. Kaz threatening to make a student “sleep with the fishes”, even in jest, is… inappropriate to put it mildly.

    I’m pretty sure Milford doesn’t have a significant body of water anyways. Maybe New Thayer does?

    Comment by billytheskink — November 12, 2018 @ 8:15 am

  3. Reminds me of a video golf game I played on my PC where the British accented-announcer says of a ball sailing toward a water hazard – “That ones sleeping with the fishes…”

    Comment by robmize2013 — November 12, 2018 @ 9:21 am

  4. Oh crap, I just realized Kaz is making a super weak Godfather reference. It’s an obscure cult film about a dysfunctional family descended from Italian immigrants for those who haven’t heard of it. BUT, Tiki ain’t the film nerd. Gah! Where’s Hitorque when you need some serial swearing?

    Comment by timbuys — November 12, 2018 @ 9:40 am

  5. @billytheskink: I thought that there was a Lake Milford, where they sometimes show kids hanging out in September, like it’s the end of June, or something.

    Comment by franku2016 — November 12, 2018 @ 9:40 am

  6. Tomorrow’s strip will center on the delivery of Luca Brasi’s bulletproof vest with a fish hauled out of the surf in Red Hook.

    Comment by vaganova — November 12, 2018 @ 9:44 am

  7. Godfather?! Dang, I thought it was a Troy McClure reference.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — November 12, 2018 @ 10:09 am

  8. P 2.5: “….I had to leave NTHS because I lost my temper and kicked the shit out of some students and coaches that were nosin’ around in my biz-ness…”

    Comment by franku2016 — November 12, 2018 @ 11:11 am

  9. When Kaz said sleep with the fishes I had to laugh. (Great Mudhoney song eh, Ned?). And I usually don’t laugh at anything said in the strip, just posts and comments. As much as Tiki has dicked them around I don’t blame Kaz. Do we have the truth yet?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — November 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

  10. I don’t listen to country or western but “So we bought an old car and rented a cheap apartment “ sho’ sounds like one of them thar songs.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — November 12, 2018 @ 12:04 pm

  11. I think this would work better maybe in punk format. The unsteady meter isn’t real friendly to typical C/W phrasing.

    The Walking Talking Tiki Jansen Blues

    New Thayer is a pretty town, on that they all agree
    Oh yes, it was too civilized for this bad brazen safety

    Then one day a football coach stood right in front of me
    The copper mane and pearl white stud, my god, ’twas Bob Kaczynski

    Despite the passion in his eyes and the sneer upon his lips
    I couldn’t turn my eyes away from his curiously slender hips

    I grasped my nape and stammered out
    our family’s dire situation to the red headed lout

    So we bought a clapped out Breeze and rented a cheap apartment
    I never made it to class on time and I couldn’t pay the rent

    Yeah, then one day a football coach stood right in front of me
    The copper mane and pearl white stud, my god, ’twas Bob Kaczynski

    With apologies to who else but:

    Comment by timbuys — November 12, 2018 @ 1:15 pm

  12. you know kaz had to do it to ’em

    Comment by Roscoe P. Soultrain — November 12, 2018 @ 2:32 pm

  13. Geez….this kid sure caves easy…what a pud….all he has to say is “this is where I live, dickwad…don’t rub it in…it’s really none of your business”

    Comment by franku2016 — November 12, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

  14. Tiki came to Mfnrd with the hope he could leave his past behind…. But many of us are fugitives from the 80s, so we’ll have to see… Apologies in advance– a loved one in Seattle points out that ABBA earworms are the worst…

    Comment by vaganova's arranger. — November 12, 2018 @ 6:58 pm

  15. Hah! Ladies like that ask for much more than just taking a chance…

    Comment by timbuys — November 13, 2018 @ 7:53 am

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