This Week in Milford

August 31, 2019

The Milford Playbook: Student Body Left


Just when we think we’re getting a deeper dive into the blended Ballard/Roh family dynamic, quick cut to Marjie in Gil’s office getting the roster rundown she should’ve been getting last week when everyone was stuffing their face with sloppy joes. What’s up with Marjie’s manicure? Did she tell the nail technician to paint everything but her lunulae? And how many left elbows does she have such that she can line that notepad up directly under her right hand?

That Finn kid getting sick gave Gil enough time to think up witty repostes to divert attention from the fact his team’s gonna suck and he can’t coach them to play any better. Maybe the Mudlarks need a motivational speaker to come talk to them. One like “Teen Expert and Motivational Speaker” Gabe Salazar. After namedropping Salazar, Gil spouts doublespeak and practically dares Marjie to write anything negative. At least he doesn’t outright insult Marjie the way he did Marty; maybe those sloppy joes were insult enough.

Added new tag “Peering Over Eyeglasses” since that’s what everybody in the Thorpiverse who wears them does with them. It may take a while before we can retroactively tag every instance.


  1. Boy, Teenchy, now that you’ve mentioned it, you ain’t kidding about the “Peering Over Eyeglasses” tag which is rapidly taking over “Chunky Bracelets” as the new punching bag in town. Marjie’s wearing Hershey’s Kisses on her ear. Where are the women that were decorated like Mr. T?
    Marjie’s posing for the BOGO special at Milford Optical in P2 on some billboard before Booby vented his anonymous wrath towards Gil.
    No appointment necessary.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — August 31, 2019 @ 7:12 pm

  2. All they did was pencil in her face over The Hadley face. Marjie had to leave last interview early or she would’ve shit her pants from those really sloppy joes, giving Gil a little more time to add to his bullshit

    Comment by franku2016 — August 31, 2019 @ 7:34 pm

  3. Teenchy, is it me or is that Westview High in the background(home of the Fightin’ Scapegoats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)? A Duke-North Carolina rivalry, based upon the fact they are spitting distance from each other, how neat.
    Usually, the mutant poplars are sproutin’ everywhere but I forgot it’s not late fall/dead of winter.

    I was going to say Milford Junior High until I saw Les and Bull coming out of their own hopeless arc for a smoke break.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — September 1, 2019 @ 10:02 am

  4. If you look at panel one a second time, in one of those “is is a wine goblet or two faces looking at each other?” games, Marjie is wearing only a black push-up bra with its spaghetti-strap falling off her shoulder. And a thin choker necklace.
    Hubba hubba Whigham, now it’s a scene right out of ‘let’s play boss and secretary”! Or perhaps “let’s play high school coach and local shopper’s weekly reporter”?

    Comment by Moon Mullins — September 1, 2019 @ 12:01 pm

  5. In the interest of helping Moon back in off the ledge, it is worth noting that in the p 2 he refers to, Marjie’s right one is far more lovingly depicted than is the Chief’s usual practice.

    Comment by vaganova — September 1, 2019 @ 5:36 pm

  6. “It may take a while before we can retroactively tag every instance.”

    I’m very impressed with how far back you went. I did a few more for kicks just because if there’s one thing we take seriously around here about TWIM, it’s the tagging system. By which I mean to say that we don’t take it seriously at all.

    Comment by timbuys — September 1, 2019 @ 8:48 pm

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