This Week in Milford

May 14, 2019

Chosen To Play Against That Australian Team


Oh, these things are buttons? And, everyone in the school who has one wears it and everyone who doesn’t wishes they did? (Sorry, Milo.) Well, I guess that makes as much sense as anything, which is to say practically none at all.

Speaking of nonsense, let’s check in on Mimi and her irritable second base player who, in classic Milford teen fashion, wants to be something she’s not. Except that she kinda sort of is but, per life-coach extraordinaire Mimi, she started too late so forget about it anyway. If this is the resolution of Linda’s volleyball induced ennui, I will mark this down as the second most pat plot point wrap-up since Mike Fillion cured his depression by drinking CBD infused chai tea lattes.*

Bonus points: Linda emphatically is not wearing one of those stupid buttons.

I like Mimi’s on-brand screensaver in panel two.

Minus points: The vanishing point in the backgrounds of panels one and two seems to move around a little bit if you look at them for too long (as one does trying to write this stuff).

That said, Mimi has a nice sized office for her tiny desk. The other teachers must be quite jealous.

* Not actually depicted in the strip


  1. Milo sits and silently fumes while every kid in the school, except him, gets a “TC” button. As a true outcast, and rejected by his peers, Milo plots his revenge, and soon, there will be national news. “am I too cool for school now, bitch?”

    Comment by franku2016 — May 14, 2019 @ 11:37 am

  2. So the unkillable reality of “status” has already undermined the TCFS concept. Nice.

    I must note here that although Mimi has a huge office and a tiny desk, she’s positioned the desk directly against the humongous file cabinets. Bad planning. I do admire the blindingly bright Steve Luhm sheen on her office floor.

    Tag added – TimP

    Comment by jvwalt — May 14, 2019 @ 11:50 am

  3. Mimi: “With softball, sorry … you’re starting too late. Transitioning to NFL wide receiver, however? Should be no problem. Go for it.”
    And it still bothers me that Rubin has spent so much time on this harebrained TCFS subplot. In order to hold reader interest, he needs to come up with some character who has some kind of difficult goal or situation so we can cheer them on in their effort. Linda’s situation, for example. This other thing? No discernible goal, no reason to tune in tomorrow, but that’s where he’s spent his time.

    Comment by Philip — May 14, 2019 @ 12:46 pm

  4. Oh, so those things are buttons.

    Comment by nedryerson — May 14, 2019 @ 12:55 pm

  5. I’m not sure there’s anything wrong with the perspective in p1. I think instead that the wall behind the two boys congratulating themselves on their TC buttons is in the initial moment of falling on them.

    Comment by vaganova — May 14, 2019 @ 3:07 pm

  6. Those buttons remind me of the green silver shamrock ones in “Halloween 3: Season of the Witch”. Maybe the TC buttons will also turn every student who wears them into melted zombies.Here’s hoping!

    Comment by robmize2013 — May 14, 2019 @ 5:28 pm

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