This Week in Milford

May 25, 2019

Mimi Does the Australian Crawl


You know what’s not cool, besides this plot? Wanting to be thought of as cool.

Mimi could easily defuse this sitch, if she only had a clue. First off, it’s not “what’s with you [Linda] and the Aussies,” it’s “what’s with you and this need to be cool?” Linda’s answer gets to the root of her problem – not so much the cool factor but her insecurities about playing volleyball. She earned a scholarship, that’s not enough? How does she know the Australian girls didn’t too? Low hanging fruit that could let this arc wrap up by next weekend…. but…

…the bigger problem is the TCFS thing and how far out of hand it’s gotten. If Mimi had actually been paying attention to her players and not daydreaming about drinks on the patio, she’d have picked up on this developing trend and put some guardrails around it. (The stuffed hippo on the bench would’ve been a good sign.) As it is the only rails to be seen – well, besides the ones at Barney’s Pub – are the ones the Lady Mudlarks’ season is going off. Mimi needs to get a handle on this stat. Good thing Molly’s waiting for her in the shower.

Today’s musical inspiration:


  1. For a full account of what’s wrong here, see robmize’s account of coaching high school in his intro to the 5/24 strip. Well done, sir.

    Yesterday, jvwalt posted that this was the last time he’d ask Whigrub to feature a girls’ team story, because they can’t handle it. I hate to say it, but he may be right. Instead of a softball story, or a meaningful story about the problems high school girls face– and there is no end to them– we are seeing a Mindy Middleschool plot about “being cool.” The closest thing to a real problem here is Linda’s insecurity about volleyball and her wish to be recognized for softball (which will not happen as long as she kicks ground balls because she’s too busy being pissed at Molly. Those who said yesterday that Mimi kicked away a grounder herself by letting this button-down hippo nonsense get to its feet are right.

    Comment by vaganova — May 25, 2019 @ 3:36 pm

  2. Sorry, compadres– my first post appeared to have disappeared into the aether thus I reposted. Perhaps teenchy will be good enough to delete the first, which misstates the date of robmize’s insightful remarks of a couple of days ago. (Done! – t)

    Comment by vaganova — May 25, 2019 @ 3:44 pm

  3. Agree with vagnova. I couldn’t come up with a more bullshitty story if I tried. Mimi needs to get her head out her ass like yesterday and let them wrap this up. I just wonder if the next story will out-lame this one

    Comment by franku2016 — May 25, 2019 @ 6:18 pm

  4. Oh well, the video is the truth, anyway. That’s the consolation prize. Well done, Teenchy, My Man, as always. I LOVE your taste in music. Keep ’em coming.

    Still convinced Mimi needs to change her Mary Tyler Moore facade. It’s a ballplayer you’re talking to, not Mr. Grant.

    Will this plot make it, after all?

    Comment by tdrewhardin — May 27, 2019 @ 5:22 am

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