This Week in Milford

May 30, 2020

Is That All There Is?

Filed under: freak hands, Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 8:09 pm


Is Valley Modified the same as “the alternative school”? If so, why didn’t it have day care when Darby Kiser was going there? Could be that Jaxon’s reign of terror behind the Milford bench led to the intro of on-campus day care. But let’s back that up a piece: Darby went to “the alternative school” yet somehow was allowed to play for Milford. Why, then, can’t Mike? Oh, yeah, Darby wasn’t expelled from Milford, though she endured plenty of taunts from opposing teams once she decided to play there. We couldn’t have stands full of kids brandishing butter knives now, could we?

The Mayor’s return to The Bucket is “triumphant” only in the sense that it can be pooped on. Why the need to bring up “athletes” at Valley Mod? Could be self-referential, so that he feels like he still has an identity. Then again, he could be referring to his classmates who ran the high hurdles after they knocked over the Swifti Mart out on the bypass.  Seriously, this doesn’t feel like an end-of-arc strip but more like a setup for Mike to resume playing baseball somewhere. If it is an end-of-arc strip, it’s one of the most anticlimactic we’ve seen in a while (and possibly worthy of a metapost later).


  1. So is Mike giving all his new classmates silly nicknames? That should fill out the rest of the school year.

    Comment by Philip — May 31, 2020 @ 7:18 am

  2. Ok. Now this is getting boring. As usual, it will be weeks before Rubin gets to the point

    Comment by franku2016 — May 31, 2020 @ 9:07 am

  3. P2-“Hell, yeah, we have sports. In fact, our X-country team is picked by the Milford Enquirer and the Milford High School Trumpet to win the Valley Conference title this year.”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — May 31, 2020 @ 2:28 pm

  4. P 4: “… so…that must mean you guys come in 2nd place every year too!…”

    Comment by franku2016 — May 31, 2020 @ 8:24 pm

  5. Why doesn’t he just sign up for American Legion or NABA?

    Comment by Hitorque — May 31, 2020 @ 11:34 pm

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