This Week in Milford

July 15, 2019

Careful With That Pizza, You Could Put Somebody’s Eye Out


Brief observations:

The pizza at Ricozzi’s is nice and stiff. It has dry, yellow cheese. Yes, color is at the mercy of some hacks at the syndicate, so that’s not all on Whigham. (The colorist used Zippy the Pinhead‘s mumu for reference when doing the pizza.)

The colorist is also not sure what to do with Hadley’s hair.

Yes, Hadley wants to do some lawyering while she’s hanging in Milford.

Panel 3 appears to be a scrimmage. Maybe a seven on seven. I don’t think we’ve seen schools competing in scrimmages.


  1. “Please don’t make me litigious,” said Hadley V. as her pupils began to change color. “You wouldn’t like me when I’m litigious.”

    Comment by jvwalt — July 15, 2019 @ 6:28 am

  2. I like Tilden’s superhero logo scrimmage jerseys.

    Comment by billytheskink — July 15, 2019 @ 7:23 am

  3. Careful with that pepperoni, Eugene

    Sorry, Ned, you know me and my Floyd Fix

    NED MY MAN!!!!!!!!!!!! Good call on Zippy!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE Zippy. He was practically run out of my hometown. It seemed like every other day a letter was sent to the editor of our newspaper for Zippy’s removal. While I certainly was fighting for his place in the comic pages, the fact that he generated that much attention…
    Again, thanks for returning him where he rightfully belongs.

    And good call on P3. Since when did Gil dump golf behind the Milford 7-11 in the dumpster and make football a priority before Labor Day? Geez, it’s going to be a pain in the butt for us Thorpiverse veterans to synchronize our watches. Give us a warning next time, Coach Thorp.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — July 15, 2019 @ 7:28 am

  4. I don’t get the TiKi reference in P3… he now playing for Tilden?

    Comment by franku2016 — July 15, 2019 @ 8:25 am

  5. That could still be Tiki on the Mfnrd (non school) 7 man team. Unless football has started there already, which would put Mfnrd well ahead of the rest of us instead of starting around Labor Day. Maybe we’re being told that he is so disconsolate that he messed up and let Tilden score.

    Comment by vaganova — July 15, 2019 @ 10:06 am

  6. Between Gil sticking his fingers in the cheese, Hadley peering over her bifocals, and the short field in Panel 3, Milford has been moved to Purgatory.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — July 15, 2019 @ 11:34 am

  7. Random reactions:

    Gah! We don’t have a tag for it, but it always drives me nuts when a character in this strip lowers their eyeglasses in order to look over them at somebody. I, for one, expect Escape from New Thayer with Hadley V. Baxendale in the role of Snake Plissken to be just as boring as anyone might expect unfortunately.

    Speaking of tags, does action from a scrimmage equal ‘actual action’? In any case, it appears today’s scrimmage is taking place in a prison replete with fifteen foot high concrete walls and guardtowers on watch. Not that they can stop the giant Tilden coach who is watching this play from within the lines of the gridiron.

    Comment by timbuys — July 15, 2019 @ 11:36 am

  8. “A scrimmage in a prison” reminds me of one of my favorite NY Times captions. They ran a baseball article a few years ago about the California Penal League. Photo was of a man at bat, the caption was “Now batting, number 4766357…”

    Comment by vaganova — July 15, 2019 @ 11:46 am

  9. Gil cries poor every season about “we’re young “. That always pisses me off when HS and college coaches cry about being young. Every damn kid on the roster is young. Ok, you have a lot of underclassmen. If you have a good program the underclassmen should be ready to step up. But Gil already has his bag of excuses ready.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 15, 2019 @ 4:28 pm

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