This Week in Milford

September 12, 2020

Corina and the Angry Three Inches

Filed under: anatomically implausible, Mimi Thorp, shadow figures, Volleyball — teenchy @ 6:03 pm

I have been compared to several people over the course of my life. When I played baseball I was referred to as “a white Kirby Puckett,” more for my physical dimensions than my batting prowess. On more than one occasion in Philadelphia, I was mistaken for a former Attorney General of Pennsylvania. At a fundraiser for the National Ataxia Foundation and the Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center many years ago, I was mistaken for a certain actor by a couple of drunken attendees and pestered to the point that I signed the actor’s name on a couple of napkins to get them to leave me alone. Until yesterday, however, never have I been compared to Joan Rivers. I was beginning to think of myself as TWIM‘s version of Edwin Jackson – an innings eater. But, okay, fine. If I’m ever half as good at anything as Joan was at comedy, then I will have done well.

On to today’s strip. It wasn’t enough for Rubin to give Corina authority issues; she had to be a general jerk to everyone around her as well. Now we can add “wants to be violent towards people” to her psychological profile. She may also suffer from penis envy a Napoleon complex as she wishes she had Becca’s three additional inches to better inflict harm on her opponents.

I do appreciate the little difference of opinion between Becca and Susan on Corina; hopefully Becca’s take is a sign that Corina’s shtick is getting old. I also appreciate the contortions Mimi’s elbows have to go through to get her forearms parallel to her shirt placket and her palms up at collarbone level.


  1. Go Gilbertina wasn’t even at her own team’s practice? She acts like she just walked in?

    Comment by Hitorque — September 12, 2020 @ 7:04 pm

  2. Edwin Jackson
    Is my name!
    Eating innings
    Is my fame!
    Ask for any frames from me,
    I’m good for three.
    Edwin Jackson!

    /sung to tune of old toy figure ‘Action Jackson’ commercial jingle

    Comment by Moon Mullins — September 12, 2020 @ 7:32 pm

  3. If this wasn’t Milford and Mimi was a real coach, she wouldn’t rely on two kids to form an opinion of CK, who is kinda built like Kirby Puckett herself. She would do her own research and just cut this attitude problem. There was a girl who played VB with my daughter in HS, was the only girl to get moved to varsity as a freshman. Her senior year, she came into preseason with a similar CK attitude and was cut immediately. Of course, Mimi will make her a pet project and we will be stuck seein her bitch ass for the next year or so.

    Comment by franku2016 — September 12, 2020 @ 7:37 pm

  4. I agree, Frank. Somewhat related to what you’re talking about, anybody who knows Indiana knows how practically the entire state went into mourning the year the high school basketball tournament went from single class to multi-class. Only 2 other states, Across the river in Kentucky plus Delaware had a single class format. When you won State, you beat EVERYBODY. I support a high school who won the boys tournament and used to live next door to a family whose son was on that team(which I didn’t find out about until MUCH later-ha).
    Anyway, my high school won the sectional and the regional and was a heartbreaking loss away from getting out of semi-state when I was a sophomore in high school. We simply had a damn good team, humbly speaking, led by a player who I’ll call Joe Grant(not his real name). He was instrumental, even with our solid core, in taking us to better things.
    So next year, giddy about bigger dreams, practice started on October 15th(as dictated by the Indiana High School Athletic Association). The first three days, Joe doesn’t show up and everybody was understandably concerned. He comes in on the fourth day drunk out of his mind and our high school coach, great guy with a super-nice personality, tells him GET THE HELL OUT OF THE GYM AND I DON’T EVER WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN. End of story.
    Wouldn’t hurt for Mimi to take the hint.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — September 12, 2020 @ 9:17 pm

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