This Week in Milford

March 29, 2019

Flogging Molly



Pretty damned presumptuous of  Linda to assume Molly’s skating event didn’t involve her family.  Most young people I’ve known who have been involved with events on ice have had massive family support, not only in dollars but in time (predawn drives to rinks for ice time come to mind).  Also presumptuous of Linda to think her volleyball extracurriculars are somehow more worthy than Molly’s synchronized skating.  Guess that’s what happens when your high school only offers football, basketball, baseball/softball, soccer and track (the latter two we almost never see or hear about because no one named Thorp coaches them).

People who shed in their lockers shouldn’t throw stones, nah mean?  Now Steve Luhm’s gonna have to show up and sweep all that hair off the locker room floor.  More likely, we’re gonna be treated to a couple of days of Molly’s “nobody understands me or my skating hobby” pity party.  That, or Mimi signing up all the Lady Mudlarks for skating lessons so that they can become as graceful as Molly in the field.




  1. Lets see – in Lovin’ Molly, Blythe Danner and Tony Perkins spent 40 years fighting over Beau Bridges, so this might take a fair spell

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — March 29, 2019 @ 10:36 am

  2. This whole “family stuff” “synchronized skating” thing has been overloaded with non-sequiturs, even by “GT” standards. Usually I’m inspired to mockage, but this is just making me tired.

    Comment by jvwalt — March 29, 2019 @ 12:57 pm

  3. I guess the spring story is going to consist of the pressures placed on overscheduled kids. If you’re playing both softball and volleyball, when do you eat, sleep, and study? With skating it’s almost worse. It’s probably possible to combine school and skating in little Mfnrd, but not softball as well. If a skater has designs on national competition, whether novice, junior, or senior, school itself often goes over the side for the duration. So I’m saying the plot is already setting off some credibility alarms.

    Comment by vaganova — March 29, 2019 @ 2:02 pm

  4. jvwalt nails it. I’m mildly curious to learn what ‘experience’ over the years prompted Molly to be euphemistic regarding her synchronized skating exhibitions.

    Comment by timbuys — March 29, 2019 @ 3:07 pm

  5. Well, just another far-fetched story. What won’t they think of next?

    Comment by franku2016 — March 29, 2019 @ 6:31 pm

  6. Teenchy, you come through as always, especially the last paragraph which was flat-out FUNNY(and true).

    Some nagging questions linger. What WAS Hardy Boy #1’s reason for being at the RIN(skating rink, bullfighting ring, bad misspelling of “arena” etc.)? Remember, he had a EUREKA moment the other day, meaning he had no idea what was going on in the RIN. He just lingered off the street because he was bored with the Milford scenery? Trying to get away from Friday and Gannon to avoid that misdemeanor charge of shoplifting Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum from Milford 7-11? Thought bullfighting on ice skates in the Milford Anillo de Toros would be worth the price of admission? Gee, I’d be curious to see The Brady Bunch on ice skates reenact The Battle of San Juan Hill with a bull. Too bad that hasn’t caught on yet, judging by the response of what was behind Hardy Boy #1 the other day. But one day The Brady Bunch will slay the dragon and fill the seats and the plot will go faster than Bobby Unser at the Indy 500. It can happen.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — March 30, 2019 @ 8:54 am

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