This Week in Milford

January 5, 2019

Snatch It Back (Up) And Hold It


GoComics has finally started back putting up the black and white version of the strip, but looking at it today confused me at first.  It looked like Kelly’s tiny hatchback was about to submarine under an eighteen-wheeler Magnus Walker style, potentially making her the first known vehicular casualty in Milford since Addison “Boo” Radley.  The color version we’ve been using of late makes it a bit clearer.


Of course the dialogue helps with that too: Kelly has just seen the Third Billboard Outside Milford.  Speaking of Boo Radley, good on Whigham for drawing a Bluetooth cockroach in Kelly’s ear.  Hands-free phone usage while driving in the Thorpiverse from now on, not like the times before.

That whole bit about Mrs. Kapoor* and her hand-delivered itinerary, tickets, etc.?  Just a red herring to get Kelly on the road and driving to the edge of town.  Kinda puts a damper on that whole internet ninja thing she had going.  Heck, even Kaz recognizes that travel agencies are a dying business.  (Let’s try finishing Kaz’s sentence for him.  I’ll start: “As long as she’s going back to India three times a year, it’s three times you won’t have to sell plasma for beer money.”)

Credit where credit is due: that was some pretty quick reaction time on Kelly’s part to get off the highway and onto the shoulder into a sand trap at the Milford CC.

*edit: thanks to Son of teenchy, I was able to make the connection between Kelly and Mrs. Kapoor.  SoT watches The Office whereas I do not.

Musical inspiration for today’s post title:



  1. “As long as she’s going back to India three times a year, that’s six blissful weeks where you don’t have to find reasons to leave the office to get away from that overcooked curry smell.”

    Comment by Moon Mullins — January 5, 2019 @ 8:54 pm

  2. “As long as she’s going back to India three times a year, it’s gotta suck thinking about all of the exotic places other people get to travel to while you’re schlepping from your office to some exurban McMansion on the good side (i.e, the outside) of this tank town in your robin’s egg blue 1984 two door Honda Civic.”

    Note that this is the main road in and out of town. Which means that Kelly had to be doing a good 45 mph at least as she was passing the sign. She’d have easily driven a quarter mile or more past the sign depending on how hard she braked. That’s a long ways to then drive in reverse along the shoulder of a major road. Further, how shocking could what she read be that she literally couldn’t believe it, thus necessitating this dangerous maneuver?*

    * Editor’s note: Do you know how to spell ‘maneuver’? Apparently, I don’t! Thanks spell check!

    Comment by timbuys — January 6, 2019 @ 1:48 pm

  3. Go pound sand, Mrs. Kapoor. We can mail this shit to you.

    Comment by nedryerson — January 6, 2019 @ 3:12 pm

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