This Week in Milford

November 18, 2019

Marty Uses Dr. Frazier Crane’s Catchphrase

Filed under: Fontastic, Marty Moon, Pissy faced Chet Ballard — nedryerson @ 8:24 am


So this is going where we kinda thought it was going. Chet Ballard’s anonymous tip to The Milford Star went nowhere, so he’s taking his grievances down to the lower levels of the Milford media landscape. Hello, Marty Moon.

Let’s start with the best part of this development: We’re introduced to a new drinking establishment somewhere in the Milford area. It’s The Anchor Bar (or maybe it’s The Anchor Bap or even The Anchor Bop). It’s a classy place where a classy guy like Chet Ballard can drink a bottle of beer. It also has a big sign…maybe, that second panel is just confusing, geometrically speaking.

So Chet appears to be easing into his airing of grievances, mixing in his general displeasure with Gil’s coaching results (“He never wins the big games”) with a ginned up version of Sam Finn’s trip to the ER. (Sam collapsed because a virus was spreading around at home…or that’s what Gil would have us believe wink wink).

We’ll wait and see how Marty reacts to any of this. We’ll also wait to see how Chet broaches the subject of Chance Macy’s checkered past as well as how Marty reacts

Until this develops, I’ll just hang out here at The Anchor Bar and have a Negroni and a scotch egg. What’re you guys havin’?


  1. Hamms

    ed: Probably a better choice than a negroni at The Anchor Bar.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — November 18, 2019 @ 9:37 am

  2. 1. Marty: “So how much $$ we talking here? I don’t grind axes for free, dingleberry!”

    2. He’s right of course about Gilberto not winning big games… Yeah, he’ll occasionally make a little noise during the football season, but the next big basketball/baseball game he wins will be his first…

    3.There are four shades of Martin Moon: A. Regular, B. Asshole Flavor, C. Martin with an axe to grind, and D. Pissed off, unleashed Martin after a four-Bacardi Mojito lunch who starts spouting off about the blacks, the Mexicans and the five Jews who secretly control the stock market… Here’s hoping we see all four of them during Gilberto’s next interview…

    Comment by hitorque — November 18, 2019 @ 9:39 am

  3. This conversation will continue for about a week’s worth of strips. Marty will like everything this arm-chair quarterback is telling him until he gets to the part about Chance’s elementary school background and how Chet happens to know about it. Marty will figure out what a weasel Chet really is and expose him somehow. Assholes like Chet come and go in this strip but Marty always stays.

    Comment by franku2016 — November 18, 2019 @ 10:11 am

  4. Guess we know where Rubin likes to hang out in Buffalo. I’ll have a Genesee Cream Ale to wash down those wings. Make it a boilermaker.

    ed: Genesee’s brewmasters take an extra step of kräusening, a process in which finished beer is primed for carbonation with wort instead of sugar.

    mmmm, WORT!

    Comment by teenchy — November 18, 2019 @ 10:12 am

  5. Rubin should have brought in Moon months ago. Even so, right now Chet isn’t telling Moon anything he does not already know, and if it stops here that is what Marty will likely tell him. But it won’t stop here, of course.

    Will Moon air Chance’s dirty laundry? Probably… but probably in service of disposing of Chet for Gil. It will look inadvertent, but I’m not buying that. Moon needs Gil, his complaining about Thorp is what buys his whiskey. And Gil knows Marty is one of his best operatives, Moon’s over-the-top attacks make supporting Gil look reasonable and keep general public opinion from questioning whether at least some of the ‘Larks teams (particularly baseball) would be better off with new coaches

    Comment by billytheskink — November 18, 2019 @ 10:17 am

  6. P4: “yeah, Chet…funny you should mention that….I met your ex-boss from GEICO the other day and that’s kind of what she said about you….never brought in big accounts, and so many of your direct customers made big claims, that she ended up in the ER…”

    Comment by franku2016 — November 18, 2019 @ 3:10 pm

  7. Did something else bad happen to Sam Finn?

    Who wants to bet that when Chet called Marty, Marty was already hanging at The Anchor…

    Comment by timbuys — November 18, 2019 @ 7:15 pm

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