This Week in Milford

May 11, 2019

TCFS Goes To Eleven


Well it doesn’t stand for Top Cat or Twin Cities, that much is certain. Then again, maybe Molly’s related to Mickey. But what the hell kind of thing is she placing in Jamila’s enormous, Ernie Lombardi-like hand as she stands on a classic Nelson bench?  Is it some kind of challenge coin? The equivalent of a merit decal? They put those on batting helmets now, dontchaknow. Or is it a merit decal in pog form?

You know how I know Rubin sees this blog? Yesterday’s Molly Hatchet joke would be a big clue, but he could’ve been planning that from the get-go. No, it’s his response to our steady complaints about the lack of strong female characters in this strip and of story arcs that focus on girls’ sports. What do we get in return? Several months of this drivel. This had potential: internal team strife between girls who have varied outside interests and girls who are monomaniacally focused on the game gets ironed out as the girls come together and start winning. By turning them into unintentional mean girls who form a clique by beating an already dead horse of a phrase even deader (five times in the past week, eleven total in the arc to date), Rubin is flirtin’ with making a mockery of the whole concept.


  1. They didn’t put ‘FS’ on the reverse? I call BS.

    Comment by timbuys — May 11, 2019 @ 2:38 pm

  2. TC is for tort claim.
    TC is the guy that flew the helicopter in Magnum P.I.
    TC is for turkey club
    TC is for terry cloth

    Comment by nedryerson — May 11, 2019 @ 2:54 pm

  3. TC = too common, which is what these beeotches are. They are so impressed with their bad selves, that they now will advertise to anyone who notices these little trinkets, that yes, we are indeed cool. Just check out this hardware if you have any doubt. Only time will tell how Rubin wraps this up into a tidy little ending in time for a golf/baseball story. For the record, this story reeks up there with the one about that dumb NBA player thinking he could make it in the NFL.

    Comment by franku2016 — May 11, 2019 @ 4:38 pm

  4. There can be only one

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — May 11, 2019 @ 5:20 pm

  5. It looks like a pretty simple design, like maybe a 4th or 5th grader could have done it. Graphic goddess, my ass

    Comment by franku2016 — May 12, 2019 @ 2:56 pm

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  7. On my first look, I thought the second frame noted that Jamila was “shitting out Central.”

    Comment by Ol'Froth — May 17, 2019 @ 1:29 pm

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