This Week in Milford

November 21, 2018

Help a Buddy Out?


Today’s cameo

By Toshiro Mifune

Which film, I’m not sure


Surprised Whigham drew

Recognizable actor

Mudlarks look alike


How many of you

Knew that was Bolek next to

Tiki in the caf?


“Feeling frisky” is

Euphemism for “horny”

Is it sexy time?


Nah. Let’s interrupt

The Kurosawa screening

For some adventure


“Help a buddy out”

Will translate into filming

Some wacky hijinks


Phone camera vid

Of Tiki getting bullied

Make it go viral!


Toshiro would be

As confused as we all are

With what’s going on



Haiku metapost:

Here’s to our Ned Ryerson

Ten years at the helm


How has he done it?

It’s been hard enough for me

To post twice a week


Ned is the straw that

Stirs This Week in Milford’s drink

Here’s to ten years more…?


  1. How many of you

    Knew that was Bolek next to

    Tiki in the caf?

    I’ve been wondering if it was worth the effort to look at this in more depth. (I think we’ve all learned that the answer to that question in any Gil Thorp context is always no.) So I won’t include the “twenty-seven 8 x 10 colored glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explainin’ what each one was” (Alice’s Restaurant has always been a Thanksgiving tradition), but I will say that when Joe Bolek was introduced, he didn’t have that center part. He had a more spiky hair look, similar to Tiki. I think what happened was that Whigham and Rubin got their wires crossed early on and spiky haired Joe Bolek was sent to the cornfield and replaced with the current model (aka they swapped out a #2 for a #4) to avoid confusion with Tiki. It really doesn’t matter. The plot is still derpa derpa derpa, so merrily we roll along.

    On the other metapost score: Thanks teenchy and others for the accolades. As much as it blows my mind that ten years has passed, it’s even more incredible that it’s been over five years since we started sharing duties! (I guess blogging solo does take it’s toll on cognitive abilities! The couple years I was on my own felt like forever!) I owe Jason a huge thanks for stepping in and bringing new contributors on board when I bowed out. (It was that damned peacock, i swear!) One of those lessons that I still haven’t learned fully is that it’s no sin to ask for help. So, we all share in the glory.

    Jason (blogfather), teenchy, Rob, T. Drew & Tim (emeritus)… are all “da man”!

    Comment by nedryerson — November 21, 2018 @ 10:48 am

  2. Did Pelwecki flunk gym? Sure looks like he’s back in P3. I really don’t know any of these damn kids this year. Now I know how old lady Olson felt as my 4th grade teacher.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — November 21, 2018 @ 10:59 am

  3. Whenever I’m assembling a posse for a rumble in New Thayer, the first place I look for rough and tough characters in Milford is the, uh, ad hoc film club?

    Comment by timbuys — November 21, 2018 @ 2:52 pm

  4. This is more interesting than Gil and Kaz dealing with this issue, which.. I mean, that’s sad.

    Comment by billytheskink — November 21, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

  5. Teenchy, HEAR!!!!!!!! HEAR!!!!!!!!!!! I am all for Ned for another 10 years on the site. Ned, LOVED blogfather. You come up with things I can only conjure up in my dreams. Your apercu on humor is SO uncanny and I like the way you write things. You DEFINITELY have a sixth sense for the pen. I wrote something the other day about you and, naturally, the computer ate it up. I apologize for the delay. Anyway, ANYBODY who has that Monty Python streak in him as toi has a friend in me(ha). Ned, congratulations and may God Bless you. You da Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — November 23, 2018 @ 10:33 am

  6. […] not with Bolek […]

    Pingback by The Constraint Reappears | This Week in Milford — July 6, 2019 @ 7:35 am

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