This Week in Milford

December 15, 2018

Four Mudlarks Make a Bunch and So Do Many More


Just when you thought we were done with film buffs, Rubin’s got us scrambling to analyze Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. For now I’ll stick with analyzing Four Dorks in Milford.

That’s some super forced perspective on He Who We Think Might Be Bobby Howry (or, at least, He Who Is Wearing The Bobby Howry Suit from Central Casting This Winter).  Either he’s tall enough to be playing basketball or is built like an orangutan.  Someone needs to tell him rock, paper, scissors isn’t one of Milford High’s winter sports. If it was, though, I’m sure it’d get more coverage than Lady Mudlarks basketball.

Speaking of orangutans*: later, at The Bucket, Rick Soto & co. will try to solve the eternal question: Did Bob Marley write “Buffalo Soldier” before, after, or during watching an episode of The Banana Splits Adventure Hour?  Burly Rick didn’t go out for hoops last season; maybe he was still recovering from Post-Uncle Gary Stress Disorder.  Three banana splits will create a lot of mucus, which won’t be good for Rick’s singing voice or when Gil makes him puke them back up running Death Valleys next practice.

Sorry this took so long to post.

* One of the Banana Splits was allegedly an orangutan; the others were allegedly a dog, a lion and an elephant.



  1. Needed a week off – been working late plus I went out to play pool Friday night. So wasnt up to posting this week. Thanks all for picking me up.

    Comment by robmize2013 — December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

  2. You got it, Rob. I know this is primetime for you so glad I can help!

    Comment by timbuys — December 15, 2018 @ 8:06 pm

  3. The Bucket Banana Split comes drenched in roquefort dressing.

    Comment by nedryerson — December 15, 2018 @ 9:40 pm

  4. So I guess it’s Howry, who is going to try to get the citizens of Milford to pressure the school board to fire Gil and hire a 21-year-old with no actual high school coaching experience in his place. In fairness, some seasons that would have been almost justifiable.
    And as to the question of “how much does it cost to rent a billboard”: as best I can tell, a billboard along a lightly traveled rural highway might go for as little as $300/month. A billboard in a small to mid-size city, as much as $4000/month. Something along I-90 near Fenway Park? Over $20000/month. I’ll estimate Milford goes under $1500/month.

    Comment by Philip — December 16, 2018 @ 9:29 am

  5. The very first Rubin Gil in the GoComics archive is about not accepting mediocrity

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — December 16, 2018 @ 1:47 pm

  6. I always thought the orangutan Banana Splits character was supposed to be Micky Dolenz of the Monkees (makes sense that he’d also be an ape).

    Comment by Moon Mullins — December 16, 2018 @ 3:04 pm

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