This Week in Milford

May 29, 2019

Voice of Harold

Filed under: Chunky Bracelets, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots, Mimi Thorp, softball, TCFS — teenchy @ 7:09 am


As a rule I try to stay away from political and religious references in my posts, but heaven knows Mimi’s exhortation to “be best” tempts me.  Suffice it to say I won’t be surprised if Linda ends up joining the Army.  You know you’re half-assing it when Gil, master of not doing his best work, gives you the stink eye.

Meanwhile the root cause of the late unpleasantness, synchronized skater/second baseperson Molly Hatchet, adds ventriloquism to her arsenal of TCFS skills.  Letting this thing spread beyond the softball team was bad enough and, granted, stamp collecting has never really been cool, but shooting down poor Harold by making him talk to the ball is just cruel.

Musical spoken word inspiration for today’s post.


  1. TEENCHY, I knew when I saw your title that you had another REM dish on the grill!!!!!!!!!!
    Gotta quit doing this to me, My Man.
    Let me get over my REM rush before I comment.
    BTW, wasn’t the song to another REM tune, Seven Chinese Brothers?
    Either way, I’m on a Magic Carpet Ride. I’ll be ready and rockin’ once the Steppenwolf organ soliloquy FINALLY stops.
    Excellent choice of wine, My Man.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — May 29, 2019 @ 7:28 am

  2. First Milo, and now Harold. I bet these two have to run home from school everyday because of all the hot chicks chasin’ them. “…a stamp collection?…oooo harold, stop it…you’re making me lose my concentration…”

    Comment by franku2016 — May 29, 2019 @ 7:29 am

  3. The Army is now sending 18 year olds cardboard goggles in camo colors. Kids are supposed to put their phone in them & watch a video. They’re also running a lot of ads on youth TV. like RuPaul’s Drag Race.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — May 29, 2019 @ 8:35 am

  4. We’ve all missed it…..Harold is actually bein’ a smart ass just to fuck with Molly

    Comment by franku2016 — May 29, 2019 @ 9:41 am

  5. Ha ha! Right Frank. But only if a TWIMer was writing this strip.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 29, 2019 @ 12:54 pm

  6. One of the many unanswered questions is why there seems to be a steady stream of applicants for these TCFS buttons. I can picture how a winning softball team would attract a following, especially with the play-acrosses in view (coming by mid-July!) but with all this internal strife the kids must be losing fans in droves, especially when their present specialties are rejecting classmates, sniping at one another, and booting grounders.

    Comment by vaganova — May 29, 2019 @ 3:16 pm

  7. […] that praise now they must labour, And it is for us to judge; Band geeks, scholars, stamp collectors, Didn’t get one? Hold no […]

    Pingback by Beasts of Milford | This Week in Milford — May 31, 2019 @ 6:14 am

  8. What was just a diversion among a few friends has blown full-scale into a cafeteria line. Now everybody is in on the act and I’m all for things that promote team unity as long as someone doesn’t bring their U.S. patents on it.
    “It slices, it dices, it chops up Julienne fries in a nano-second. You’ll have burgers and fries at your next cookout well before the horseshoe tournament.”
    “Oh, God, yes!!!!!!!!! Here’s a button.
    And I’ll give you another one if you’ll take home the horseshoe trophy.”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — June 2, 2019 @ 10:53 am

  9. BTW, Gil and Mimi won a button for 1st Place in Olympic Synchronized Running. Musta been the shoes.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — June 2, 2019 @ 10:54 am

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