This Week in Milford

July 31, 2019

Meet the Flemings


Just in time for the dog days of summer, this dog of a strip. This right here is some boring stuff.

That’s Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman and his dad, former NBA point guard Vern, on the receiving end of a Hadley deposition that’s not a deposition. Too bad dad Fleming isn’t actually Vern, ’cause Hadley could’ve let Jaquan tag along and have quality time with him. He does earn the Pantheon of Hair tag for that luxurious nostril hair he’s artfully groomed into a mustache.

Trying really hard to figure out the number and location of Hadley’s elbow joints such that she can get her hand that close to her shoulder and at that precise angle to roll up and flick a booger at the Flemings. Also trying to figure out why Papa Fleming shushed Leonard when he said the Mudlarks need Tiki. Is Leonard implying that Milford needs to attract players from other schools in order to field a competitive team? Given how much effort the Coaches Thorp and their assistants have put into developing and coaching up talent compared to the instant impact transfer students have made on their respective teams, I’d say the answer is a qualified “yes.”


  1. So, is the point here that because certain athletes can help the school’s team win games, it’s ok to fudge the rules a little bit? If Hadley doesn’t see through this, then she’s dumber than she looks. She should’ve just stayed at Ed’s dinner table and played games with him instead of Tiki/Flemming/Ballard/Carol, etc.

    Comment by franku2016 — July 31, 2019 @ 11:38 am

  2. If she’s just there to ask one question, maybe this could’ve been done over the phone while lounging on a deck drinking iced tea with her fiancee? Regardless, clearly Flemming père et fil are thrown off enough by Hadley’s disjointed forearm that neither can bear to look directly at her in panels two and three.

    Comment by timbuys — July 31, 2019 @ 11:42 am

  3. I’m pretty sure that’s a fake hand H.V.B. uses for dramatic gesturin’.

    Comment by jvwalt — July 31, 2019 @ 12:23 pm

  4. The team needs him,eh? As in we will play with 10 on defense without him? Or he’s better than the schmuck Mudlark than will play in his place? I wonder how said Mudlark feels about Tiki and Haxley? Maybe butt and get the hell out? Will his family get a Tank Town lawyer to sue the Fleming’s, the school board, Haxley, Gil and the Jansen’s? Or is it Jensen? I know, so many questions. Things get messy with hot shot lawyers in town, don’t they?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 31, 2019 @ 5:15 pm

  5. Jive Turkey, if anything, NOT ENOUGH questions. I’m glad you’re askin’ ’em. As ridiculous and silly as this plot-gone-awry has spun out of control, I’m glad you’re posing the tough ones. This plot is JPS.

    Then there’s that caterpillar stapled on his mouth. I think that can be surgically removed at Milford General. My nephew’s on call.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — July 31, 2019 @ 7:45 pm

  6. […] I took No depositions From Leonard Or his family When he blabbered That the Mudlarks need him His dad Told him “Shut your […]

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