This Week in Milford

July 22, 2019

Quasi-Eligibility Rules

Filed under: freak hands, Piss faced Tiki, Prairie Style Windows — nedryerson @ 6:25 am


It looks like we are finally circling back to the letter from the school board informing the Jansens that they are “violating the spirit of the rule”. Will Hadley be able to make hay with the contents of the letter, given the use of the equivocating language in the school board’s official communication? I don’t expect to get a clear answer because this is Gil Thorp.

The Jansens can’t afford to keep paying rent so Mama Jansen seems willing to go along with a scheme for Tiki to live with another family (Introducing The Flemings!) in Milford. That seems rather extreme. Also, what will the school board think of that? Will they want to see some documentation showing that the Flemings are serving as guardians for Tiki?

Is anybody down at the school board aware of the problems at New Thayer, where gangs were pummeling Tiki on the daily? Do they have any interest in addressing that?

None of these questions will be answered because Hadley V. Baxendale is riding in on a white horse (with an aimless NBA player riding behind her) to Clarence Darrow the shit out of this thing.



  1. P2-“This week at Milford Photography Studio, get a free 8 × 10 portrait when you buy 50 wallet size photos of your family.
    Limit one sitting per family, please.”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — July 22, 2019 @ 7:28 am

  2. Does Leonard’s family know about this?

    Comment by billytheskink — July 22, 2019 @ 7:31 am

  3. Living as a squatter at some other kid’s house still violates the spirit of the rule. If Hadley slash Velma is really the most awesomest lawyer ever, like she’s been telling anyone within earshot that she is, then she will know that they will have to figure out something else. Getting his ass kicked at another school is not their problem either.

    Comment by franku2016 — July 22, 2019 @ 7:39 am

  4. P4: “oh, uh,…I threw it out…”

    Comment by franku2016 — July 22, 2019 @ 7:40 am

  5. The chunky bracelets have made their return.

    Comment by timbuys — July 22, 2019 @ 8:57 am

  6. I wrote earlier that a soccer player I coached did exactly that– “live with the Flemings”– and the sectional officials approved this even though it did “violate the spirit of the rule.” But to cite Ned’s apt phrase, “because this is Gil Thorp” I don’t expect anything that clear and simple to come about.

    Comment by vaganova — July 22, 2019 @ 9:47 am

  7. What happened to Hadley’s mole in P3? Anything like this:

    Comment by franku2016 — July 22, 2019 @ 11:32 am

  8. Demoralizing as it may be to picture spending August watching Hadley v Baxendale take on the school board, it will have to be better than the plot of a few years ago in which Knox Foley, Boy Barrister, prepared a liability case against the wrong gas station, alienating his teammates (and all of us) in the process.

    Comment by vaganova — July 22, 2019 @ 2:42 pm

  9. […] Tiki’s still scared Of New Thayer So he’d rather Go to Milford He will not be A mere vagrant He will Stay with Leonard Fleming […]

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  10. […] It comes as no surprise to the TWIM faithful that today’s strip is a continuation of the famed Mudlark Roll Call, wherein Gil rattles off the roster to Marjie.  That no new names are introduced may come as a bit of a surprise.  Chris Schuring is, well, Chris Schuring, and we know Leonard Fleming better as a Mudlark defensive back and a member of Tiki Jansen’s host family. […]

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