This Week in Milford

February 25, 2019

Hello, Ladies

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Hey, check out Mimi’s gal pal who’s throwing shade at Marty as his beer foam drips all over her. It’s a middle aged version of Velma from Scooby Doo!

velma*

I hope she doesn’t lose her glasses, forcing her to crawl around in the puddles of beer and ketchup on the floor of Barney’s!

So Marty needs a minute of Mimi’s time. Whatever for? Does he want to convene an impromptu focus group consisting of Mimi’s circle of friends? He could be fishing around for a new audience niche in the Milford’s media landscape. He must sense that he could be once again in danger of being replaced by younger talent in local sports talk on AM radio. Does Marty have anything to offer middle age women who like wine and chunky earrings (as a media property or just in general)?

 

 

*If you do a google image search for Velma, you get about 10% cartoon images from various Scooby Doo iterations, 20% images of that actress from Freaks & Geeks playing the cute live action Velma from the Scooby Doo movie and the other 70% is women doing totally sexed up Velma cosplay.

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14 Comments »

  1. So is Marty stalking Mimi or is she such a regular at PUB that he knew she would be there? Obviously, it is no surprise that Marty is a regular anywhere that serves alcohol, but this meeting does not seem coincidental from his end.

    Comment by billytheskink — February 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am

  2. P1: “I wasn’t talking to you, grandma”

    Comment by franku2016 — February 25, 2019 @ 10:19 am

  3. In four days of the strip, what has happened? Mimi is out enjoying an adult beverage with some friends, and Marty Moon walked in. That’s it. Not what I would call breakneck pace.

    Comment by Philip — February 25, 2019 @ 11:12 am

  4. Hello, Ladies. I just wanted to say Hello, Ladies twice in a row. It’s like a reflex: every time I see more than one woman somewhere I can’t stop myself from saying Hello, Ladies. Hello, Ladies, is it any wonder that I’m still single?

    Comment by jvwalt — February 25, 2019 @ 11:14 am

  5. Marty has a Cunning Plan to unite with Mimi against their common enemy, Robby Bobby.
    Even Marty has underestimated Gil’s indifference.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — February 25, 2019 @ 11:46 am

  6. @Philip – Agree. This story is moving at a Mark Trail-like pace. Gil even looks like Mark Trail. At least Mark kicks ass in a fist fight once in awhile. Gil just gets pushed around by a bunch of no-bodies.

    Comment by franku2016 — February 25, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

  7. 30 Seconds Over Milford

    Comment by nedryerson — February 25, 2019 @ 1:12 pm

  8. This story is moving at a Mark Trail-like pace.

    I agree @franku2016, but at least Mark Trail has flamethrowers.

    Comment by nedryerson — February 25, 2019 @ 1:13 pm

  9. I am a little surprised at the overt hostility from Mimi’s circle. Usually in a small town people whose work puts them in conflict try to establish a facade of courtesy. “Marty! How nice to see you!” translates as “The fact I’m at a table means I can’t knee you in the balls.”

    Others suggest that Marty is threatened by Bobby Howry (let that sink in) and hypothesize that he is looking to Mimi for help. Good luck with that– if the Thorps have not popped Bobby’s bubble by now, they’re not about to, and Marty may have to do his own research. What’s that? The gentleman in the back points out that if Marty exposes Howry, he will make himself look like a jerk for featuring him all winter? Fortunately for Marty, the station manager is an idiot, and there is neither an Andy Travis nor a Mr Carlson in sight.

    Comment by vaganova — February 25, 2019 @ 2:55 pm

  10. So, what was the sample size of your survey, Ned?

    Comment by timbuys — February 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

  11. You’re not fooling me. That’s Marie, the housekeeper whose husband faked his own death, and we’re just a couple of panels away from the apocalypse that is the Gil Thorp/Judge Parker mashup.

    Comment by teenchy — February 25, 2019 @ 3:35 pm

  12. Tim, about as many images as show up in one page of search results. My percentages were purely estimated based on how distracting it was to look for the right image of Velma from the o.g. Scooby Doo while seeing lots of busty women popping out of orange sweaters.

    Comment by nedryerson — February 25, 2019 @ 5:58 pm

  13. Isn’t Marty like Belushi in that SNL sketch where those Wild and Swingin’ Guys mess with the ladies at the table and Belushi, who didn’t get past 1st base trying to hit on them, turns around in a you-know-he’s-doing-this-for-the-sex defensive stance and goes “Are they giving you any trouble?”
    And one of the ladies responds “Oh, great, our hero”.

    And as long as we’ve taken quantum leaps from Filion’s problems to Robb’s Discount Billboards to Ladies Eat Spaghetti Free Every Monday, this had better be good.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 25, 2019 @ 11:24 pm

  14. Good deal, Ned. I apologize for teasing ya and appreciate your response.

    Comment by timbuys — February 26, 2019 @ 7:16 am


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