This Week in Milford

February 20, 2019

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap


P1: Neither show nor tell is an interesting narrative choice regarding the conversation between B/Robby and WDIG’s resident LBJ impersonator. What is it with this guy and his pockets? Regardless, he should stick with the jacket, as it looks like he crumpled up his tie and ran it through a mangle.

P2: Saying that you work cheap is one of the absolute worst ways one could possibly close out any sort of career/employment discussion. What’s more, I’d like to know how Bobby could afford to work cheap when he’s paying for billboard advertising on the main thoroughfare in and out of town…

P3: We leave those questions aside as today’s so called action concludes with Mimi pouring herself a cup of joe in her personalized mug while Gil awkwardly sits on the world’s most uncomfortable sofa, pretending to read a book. His demonstrable and complete disinterest in Mimi’s day to day is almost symbolic of the strip’s own disinterest in the Lady Mudlarks.


  1. Gil flaunts his big little black book right in front of Mimi. He doesn’t even try to hide the fact that he’s trolling for Milford’s finest floozies.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — February 20, 2019 @ 12:14 pm

  2. P4: “yeah….me too..”

    Comment by franku2016 — February 20, 2019 @ 12:28 pm

  3. Mimi has so much time on her hands now that there is no Lady Mudlark basketball.

    Comment by billytheskink — February 20, 2019 @ 1:47 pm

  4. The Many Faces of Eve applies to the station manager at WDIG. The other day, he could have passed, with his semi-youthful looks, for a DJ at WKRP, taking Johnny Fever’s place, the latter on assignment at an Aerosmith concert. Today, it’s a toss-up between Chet Huntley and David Brinkley and I’m gonna go the Chet route.
    “I’d LOVE to stand in for you. What time does NBC Nightly News start? Sure, Mr. Brinkley, I’ll work for 3.00 dollars an hour. I’ll work my way up. And what’s that? Absolutely, I’ll be here 2 hours before the newscast to fill out my W-2’s”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 20, 2019 @ 1:50 pm

  5. @tdrewhardin: he could also pass for Maxwell Smart with his shoe cellphone.

    “I work cheap” No….you didn’t have to get that in, McDouche……he already knows that. It’s the only reason he allows you to hang around in the first place, chump.

    Comment by franku2016 — February 20, 2019 @ 2:51 pm

  6. So is this, finally, Howry’s motivation? He’s trying to get a foothold in … RADIO? A few years honing his craft at WDIG and he’ll be applying to become the play-by-play guy for some NAIA school! After that, the sky’s the limit!

    Comment by Philip — February 20, 2019 @ 4:25 pm

  7. GOOD ONE, Frank, I never thought of that but NOW that you mentioned it, I’m guffawing imagining Booby and the man in charge of CONTROL, er station manager at WDIG devising ways of counterattacking KAOS.

    “We can put KAOS out of business with one of my billboards. How ’bout ‘KAOS members enrolled in the Reading is Fun program’?”
    Hittin’ below the belt, Booby.

    Frank, I LOVE your hard-hittin’ approach and again, nice one today. Keep it comin’, My Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 20, 2019 @ 4:34 pm

  8. I gotta level with you guys. I was always more of a Thunderstruck guy….

    Comment by timbuys — February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

  9. So… he’s Evil Billboard Suckup Boy.
    “You work cheap? Good. You can move in to Moon’s old place, the dumpster behind The Bucket.”

    Comment by Prof. Anthrax — February 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

  10. Ten years ago, Marty Moon lost his TV show “Prep Spotlight” to a pair of obnoxious dudes, ‘Czak and Matt the Hat. Now Robby’s muscling in on Marty’s radio gig. Pretty soon, Marty will actually be pretend-broadcasting out of a refrigerator box in his mom’s garage.

    Meanwhile, on the Domestic Bliss front, Mimi has carried the carafe into the living room so she can pour a cup over the beige shag carpet like nobody does, and their couch is made of concrete.

    Comics Curmudgeon covers the “Prep Spotlight” saga:

    Comment by jvwalt — February 20, 2019 @ 9:55 pm

  11. The radio station isn’t the only one to kick Marty to the curb. Didn’t Moonie have a girlfriend a while back who decided to do that to him too, and her reason was basically that Marty was such a dick the way he bashed HS athletes and Gil publically all the time that she didn’t want nothing to do with him, or his drinking?

    Comment by franku2016 — February 21, 2019 @ 9:13 am

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  13. […] to how he was bankrolling his billboards.  We never did connect the dots between B/Robby’s “I work cheap!” to Mimi’s deduction that he was after Marty’s job.  (At least someone found that […]

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