This Week in Milford

December 21, 2019

Marjie Ducey, Muscle Queen


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.

It’s a little surprising that Marjie showed up in person to get the roll call instead of over the phone or via email.  After breaking the Chet Ballard/Chance Macy scandal, one might think that she’d be in greater demand. The Milford Star might have her working on even harder-hitting stories, like what really goes on in Those Dumpy Apartments on Poplar. She might even have designs on leaving the Star and the tank town of Milford, maybe for the bright lights of Central City or beyond. Maybe she’s there because she knows she really owes that lead to Gil – that he’s the one who helped her connect the dots to Chet – and so some ring kissing is in order.

Oh, who are we kidding? She’s there to check out the fresh meat. Marcell Irby’s lost an “l” in his name, but (oops! – t) put on some muscle. Not enough for Marjie’s taste, apparently.


  1. Put on muscle between his ears.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — December 21, 2019 @ 9:42 pm

  2. Seems like Marcell still has two “L”s in his name — only in the snark does his name only have one as Marcel, but today’s strip does still call him Marcell, as does the strip from last February.

    Maybe you were thinking that Marjie wants to give him a little “L”?

    (Baaah! What was I thinking? – t)

    Comment by Moon Mullins — December 22, 2019 @ 2:00 am

  3. P4-“Right at the junction of the antitibialanteriorcruciateandbilateralfemoralquinticept-oral muscles. It helped his rebounding. But I didn’t expect an Ida Tarbell like you to understand.”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — December 22, 2019 @ 9:36 am

  4. Marjie’s angling for locker room interviews so she can see for herself.

    Comment by vaganova — December 22, 2019 @ 10:33 am

  5. Either Douchey is some kind of cocky smart ass, now that she outed Chet or she’s just a cougar angling to see if the kid can make it on to her short list once he turns 18. That’s why she’s there, in person, to scoop the team.

    Comment by franku2016 — December 22, 2019 @ 7:27 pm

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