This Week in Milford

December 12, 2018

In Milford, Some of Us All Look Alike


Wow, feels nice to free myself from the constraints of the haiku form.  Wish I had more to say today.  Bet it would feel nice for Whigham to free himself from the constraints of using the same facial features and hairstyles for all of his Mudlarks.  Let’s take a closer look at that first panel, shall we?


Do these two not have identical noses?  I leave it to you, gentle readers, to draw your own conclusions.  Guessing Marcell doesn’t use his first name, Duwan.

I reckon after multiple seasons Rubin has decided to imbue Man of a Thousand Faces and Hairstyles “Marginal” Mike Filion with a personality and backstory.  He’s been quiet ever since we’ve been introduced to him, speaking only when spoken to by Gil or Kaz.  But Neal needs another extroverted look-at-me guy to make his plots go, so Filion it is.

Meanwhile Bobby Howry plots his revenge via billboard…


  1. I don’t know what it is about the Ruffin character that I don’t like, but he is annoying AF; his smart-ass comments aren’t really even that funny and he seems like nothing but a know-it-all busy-body. R&W have also now introduced another weird character as a run-in to another stupid story for Ruffin will stick his unwanted nose into; “back to work, kettle-heads”? WTF is supposed to be so funny or semi-insulting about that? Gil should tell this douche to STFU and make him run until he’s puking. Can’t wait for the ensuing story……

    Comment by franku2016 — December 12, 2018 @ 10:16 am

  2. This would be so much better if Mike “Suddenly I Have A Character Trait” Filion were hooked on really obscure catchphrases from, say, “F Troop” or “The Phil Silvers Show.” Or better still, “Father Ted.” Feck! Arse! Drink!

    Comment by jvwalt — December 12, 2018 @ 10:52 am

  3. Is “kettleheads” something we should know from somewhere? maybe from Sad Sack comics or something?

    Comment by nedryerson — December 12, 2018 @ 11:25 am

  4. So the guy who disrupted practice with his antics is now the guy insultingly exhorting his teammate to get back to work? Checks out.

    Say, do you suppose Joe Bolek might be the three point shooting specialist that MHS is sorely lacking for reasons that are explained poorly or not at all? Kaz and Kelly better start screening those Jan Švankmajer films if he’s going to have keep this act up over the winter.

    Comment by timbuys — December 12, 2018 @ 1:11 pm

  5. GOOD ONE, NED, MY MAN!!!!!!!!!! I read Sad Sack religiously as a kid and that’s just about where you’d find a name like that which somebody drew out of a hat because they ran out of ideas. Kettlehead? If you’re wanting to start your own cartoon on The Cartoon Network, I can think of no better slur to throw at somebody and still keep it clean. Otherwise, on Gilligan’ s Island

    “Skipper, I’m going down to the 7-11 for a bag of chips and some Cokes. You want anything?”
    Gilligan, you kettlehead, we’re 3000 miles away from EVERYTHING. Easter Island is just over the next atoll.”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — December 12, 2018 @ 1:21 pm

  6. Is Filion calling Andre and Marcel black kettleheads or the potheads black or…? This new plot is totally confusing.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 12, 2018 @ 1:47 pm

  7. What the hell is a Kettlehead?

    Comment by hitorque — December 13, 2018 @ 3:54 pm

  8. Thanks, Teenchy! I was hoping not to be the only one out there in Mudlark-land who thought the yutzo from the billboard company resembled a certain Adderall-pushing former Milford towel boy.

    Comment by Prof. Anthrax — December 14, 2018 @ 10:20 am

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