This Week in Milford

May 20, 2020

“Pardon My Funk” Is…


a) The title of a lost George Clinton album

b) The tag line for an Old Spice deodorant ad campaign

c) An awkward way to rebut your handsy, unhelpful ex-coach’s unsolicited advice

Seriously, Mike needs to tell Gil to:


Gil’s rebuttal takes its own funky form, in so many words:


This is inspiring? And what’s with the sudden exposition that Mike already had a college acceptance in the bag? Gil’s little visit just became even more unnecessary.

Now move along, Captain Obvious, and let Mike walk off into the sunset by… wait, what? There’s still a good month and a half left in the spring arc. There’s still baseball left to play. Softball, too. Remember, it was Lady Mudlark success that led The Mayor to a life of crime. Come on, Rubin! Less Mary Worth, more Jayson Werth, IYKWIMAITYD.


  1. Wow!…could this actually be the end of this story already? It usually takes Rubin about 6 more weeks min to wrap shit like this up….

    Comment by franku2016 — May 20, 2020 @ 7:37 am

  2. He got expelled with what, one week to go? Sheesh! He could have went to 5 senior skip days and got his freakin’ diploma and avoided all this.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 20, 2020 @ 8:45 am

  3. JT…one of my best friends got suspended the last week of his senior year when he came into class drunk, called the teacher an ugly old hag, and then flicked her nose with his finger…he didn’t get to walk to stage for graduation and had to take a semester of summer school to get his diploma…entertaining for the rest of us?…yes…smart thing to do?…no….all-in-all, what he did was way worse than Mike, but his punishment less severe…of course, in 1978, they weren’t as hard-nosed as they are now

    Comment by franku2016 — May 20, 2020 @ 9:27 am

  4. Nice story frank. They were hard nosed in a different way back then. Now it’s candy ass hard nosed.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 20, 2020 @ 10:43 am

  5. Damn, what happened to the Gilberto who used to pull all the mafia strings to bail his guys out of trouble?

    Comment by Hitorque — May 20, 2020 @ 11:38 am

  6. TEENCHY, MY MAN!!!!!!! YOU HAVE A FRIEND FOR LIFE(ha)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE The Brothers Johnson. I live for Strawberry Letter 23 and listen to it just about every other day(ha ha) and fell in love with the tune listening to it in HS Chem class. What I liked was they wrote their own music. They could crank ’em out in part because they created it. Excellent calls on both videos.

    I wish I could say the same for Gilberto. The readership asks a timely question WHAT THE HECK ARE WE GOING TO DO now that the final bagpipes are beginning to die out on this “Nights in White Satin” start to the night, if the sunset is any indication? Are the bagpipes going to play “Get The Funk out of My Face” just to fill out the rest of “Days of Future Passed”? Ray Thomas on an extended flute solo on the same? Then sing to a funky beat “The Tide Rushes In”? Oh, I forgot, that’s off “A Question of Balance.” We’ll just have to find creative ways for Gilberto to stick his thumb up his ass.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — May 20, 2020 @ 11:59 am

  7. Isn’t ANYBODY going to blow the whistle on this brain-dead “zero tolerance” policy? Gil seems to be modeling the idea that when something completely unfair happens to you, you should just accept it meekly, finish up at Valley Modified, and hope that State doesn’t revoke your acceptance. Pretty goddamn feeble, if you ask me.

    Comment by vaganova — May 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

  8. Vagnova…yes, Gil has proven himself to be quite the dickless wonder for this entire episode. I wish Mike would just tell him in an exasperated voice “…geez, coach, just get the fuck outta’ here , would ya’?…I’m better off without your stupid advice, that pussy teacher, and that ridiculous old hag who insists on stickin’ up my ass…”

    Comment by franku2016 — May 20, 2020 @ 2:46 pm

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