This Week in Milford

March 20, 2020

Oh let it go already!

Filed under: Brown Hair, freak hands, Milford Idiots, Milford Weirdos, Pointy Fingers — robmize2013 @ 7:18 pm

First of all:   Yes I had to go to work today. I’m essential, a mailman. I get permission to leave my house, which is somewhat of a relief given what I hear about people going stir-crazy in their homes and binge-watching every show ever produced. Hey, I get fresh air and (mild) exercise, and listen to talk shows on the radio while Im driving around outside. I get home, walk my dog, rest and watch a little tv, then make dinner and kick back and enjoy my evening.   I really hope by mid-April we’ll have a handle on this thing, because so many lives have been affected. I miss seeing my friends, but I’m sure we’ll be very happy to see each other when this is over. Its all I can do. I wash my hands when I can and try to stay as clean as possible, which is just about impossible while I’m working, but it is what it is. And I never knew I’d be giving up church for Lent.

So these 2 clowns are still re-hashing what happened 3 years ago, and Divot Head is refusing an apology that Chris doesnt even have to make. I really think Chris wasnt aware of it at that moment. You walk by a lot of stuff in a day, and if you stopped and policed every one of them you’d never get anywhere with what You had to do. I think if it was that obvious Chris woulda done something, but Divot should just take his word for it, and MOVE ON. We can add Divot Head to the list of characters to be shot out of a cannon after theyre done entertaining us.

P3 has what looks like Alexa’s guidance counselor reviewing her academic record.  I dont know why this is that necessary in the strip; why we care about her post-Milford life is dubious. And the dialogue is nonsensical. If Alexa already triple-checked this info,  why does Brown Hair have to top that? Who checked first? Sounds like they both did, but Alexa’s balloon should be a question not a statement.

I also cant get over the way that chair is shaped. How BH is sitting in it is beyond me. If its a swivel chair it should be visible behind both sides of her. Comments on this are welcome.

Stay healthy my friends! We’re all in the same boat.



  1. Rob, I guess if we’re going to drag this maudlin melancholia to the bitter end, can they at least give us a warning with a “Meanwhile”? Berrill, we hardly knew ye.
    It’s like watching Teddy get lined up at that blank wall at the end of Dragnet and the narrator is about to read his sentence, then suddenly Pink Panther appears on the screen.
    And I’m no artist but I bet I too could draw Ayer’s Rock and stick someone’s cranium in the interior and convince everybody that’s the guidance counselor in P3. Sitting on a chair with a mind of its own.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — March 20, 2020 @ 9:53 pm

  2. Teddy needs to grow a pair already. What a whiny bitch. Alexa continues to be a pest and I’m surprised that she didn’t just knock BH off her stability ball to reiterate her aggressiveness. Now that the Teddy arc is over, they can get back to alexas annoying behavior.

    Comment by franku2016 — March 21, 2020 @ 6:48 am

  3. True story: When FB became a thing, a guy who kicked my ass on the regular in 8th and 9th grades — terrorized me, back when the school wouldn’t do shit about that — messaged me on FB, and said something like, “I gave you a pretty bad time back in the day. I’m sorry.”

    And I responded, “That was a long time ago.” Because it was.

    Comment by MD — March 21, 2020 @ 9:02 am

  4. Speaking of brown, the DeMarco’s monochromatic porch is a pretty wild decorative flourish. That’s something I miss out on by only reading the B&W edition.

    I’m not sure if there’s supposed to be some sort of weird irony that the plot, such as it is, hinges, such that it does, on one instance of Chris ignoring bullying behavior and another of him encouraging it. Regardless, Alexa is coming across as less and less likable. If this is so important to her, she should be following up on it personally, not badgering some overworked and under resourced guidance counselor.

    Comment by timbuys — March 21, 2020 @ 9:47 am

  5. For the last twenty years of my teaching career, I worked mostly with the top forty or fifty kids in a class of three or four hundred in a nationally recognized public high school, and can tell you that Alexa’s seeming OCD over college preps is not remotely unusual but in fact middle of the road. People used to ask me how I pushed kids to achieve as they did– a number of kids I taught earned national and even international recognition– and I always said “Push them? I have to hold them back, so they don’t work all night and drive themselves into a breakdown.” There were various causes for their seemingly superhuman energy, but the two main factors were coming from families which expected high achievement, and the ridiculous notion that if you’re not admitted to Yale or Princeton you are a failure.

    Tell you a secret? I LIKE Alexa. She has sharp elbows and for now an unforgiving attitude, but her behavior in l’affaire Schuring tells us a lot. Kids who always fight fair very often learn that it’s not really about fighting but about fairness, and I think that in the longer run she will be fine.

    Comment by vaganova — March 21, 2020 @ 4:22 pm

  6. I was really hoping that extended hand was not for a handshake but for a bitch slap.

    Today’s post forthcoming.

    Comment by teenchy — March 21, 2020 @ 4:26 pm

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