This Week in Milford

May 15, 2021

How ‘Bout Them… Well, You Know

Do y’all get the sense that Rubin is finally acknowledging that his catcher with no filter has a character flaw? Can Corina just not go through a season picking out a person or people to publicly take down a peg, whether they need taking down a peg or not? Or is this her way of projecting the pressure she feels now that Mimi has tabbed her as a college prospect? It amazes me that Rubin thinks the students at Milford High would take this treatment from someone who’s still the new kid in school lying down.

Funny how the kids cut her such slack; it’s as though Maureen at the diner told them all about her problems at home before she ever set foot on campus. With that kind of leeway you’d think Corina might, you know, take the time to learn a little more about someone else’s backstory before ripping them a new one. If she had she might have known that making it back to the diamond is an accomplishment in itself for Zane. Was the object to win when she and the Valley Mod kids were snarfing down free eats compliments of the Coaches Thorp?

Thank goodness for Katy Brito. A decent player in her own right, Katy can recognize not only when an adult is being a redass but also when a kid just needs to let his hair down. The obvious joke is that Zane’s channeling Elvis Presley but he comes off more like Futurama‘s Richard Nixon.

13 Comments »

  1. Futurama’s Richard Nixon, bah ha ha, excellent call!

    Comment by MopMan — May 15, 2021 @ 6:03 pm

  2. Guided By Voices was topic of discussion on R&R Friday (WHAT!!). I really don’t know much of their music but like some of it. R&R Thursday veterans know I’m a big fan of Locals H. They recorded a cover of Smothered in Hugs. I guess it’s in the movie Sling Blade which I wouldn’t watch with Marty Feldman’s eyes. But oh, maybe 15 years ago Local H covered it live at show I was at. I was blowed away! It was excellent. I didn’t know it was not a Local H song. Sometimes they do covers and sometimes they debut new songs live. Thought it was new song for them. I thought same thing when they played The Pixies Tame darn near 20 years ago at a live show. So anyways I plan on getting to know more GBV. Thanks for the music education I get from you folks.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 15, 2021 @ 6:42 pm

  3. Peppermint Patty to QB1 and QB2 during football season: “YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!! (in the voice of Herm Edwards) Also, you are both super-sucky idiots and you’re disgusting for daring to think I’m sexy and would ever go out with you!”

    Peppermint Patty to Zane during baseball season: “YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!! (in the voice of Herm Edwards) Also, you’re an effeminate nancy boy with no killer instinct because you have tiny little shriveled raisin balls!”

    –ON THE FLIPSIDE–

    Peppermint Patty when playing in last year’s ‘exhibition’ baseball game bullshit between Milford High and Valley Mod: “I’m just here to have a good time and more importantly gobble up as much free food as I can like Dustin Hoffman in ‘Midnight Cowboy’! Can one of you guys teach me how to play catcher good?”

    Peppermint Patty when helping out Truman Standish in his rehab last summer: “LOL I DON’T KNOW HOW TO CATCH A BASEBALL! WHO DO YOU THINK I AM?? AND IS THIS EXTRA TIP MONEY YOU’RE GIVING ME? DO YOU THINK I’M SOME SORT OF CHARITY CASE, ASSHOLE?!”

    Peppermint Patty as a volleyball player: “COACH GILBERTINA!! THOSE FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARE SITTING IN DIFFERENT SECTIONS DURING GAMES AND IT’S REALLY REALLY DISTRACTING! CAN’T YOU SAY SOMETHING TO YOUR HUSBAND ABOUT IT?”

    Peppermint Patty as a basketball player: “WHY IS TESSI MILTON GETTING ALL THE ATTENTION FROM THE PA ANNOUNCER? I DON’T CARE IF SHE REALLY IS SCORING ALL THE POINTS AND OUR TEAM CAPTAIN!! THAT’S WHY I’M GOING TO SABOTAGE HER BY FUCKING UP TEAM CHEMISTRY, THROWING SHADE BEHIND HER BACK AND TURNING ALL THE TEAMMATES WHO HAVE KNOWN TESSI THE PAST 2-3 SEASONS AGAINST HER!! THAT’LL TEACH HER TO CON SOME RETARD KID INTO BEING OUR PA ANNOUNCER WITHOUT EVEN HAVING THE COURTESY OF OFFERING HIM A SYMPATHY FUCK!! THE KID HAS BEEN WORKING HARD ALL SEASON, SO SOMEBODY ON THIS TEAM OWES HIM A PIECE OF PUSSY! BUT SOMEBODY OTHER THAN ME, NATURALLY! AND I WON’T BOTHER TO GET INTO WHAT BOYS TEAM SHOULD DO TO REWARD HIM…”

    Peppermint Patty as a softball player: “GOD DAMNIT COACH GILBERTINA I’M IN THIS SHIT TO WIN GAMES, NOT TO LOSE GAMES!! SO YOU CAN FORGET TRYING TO PULL SOME STRINGS TO LAND ME A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP! I DON’T NO FANCY SCHMANCY BOOK LARNIN’ NOWAYS!”

    Comment by hitorque — May 15, 2021 @ 6:46 pm

  4. Oh, and by the way, does anybody want to venture what “Being a bulldog/hound dog” even means in specific baseball terms? Because clearly his isn’t going to fucking howl on the mound like he’s Ozzy Osbourne.. Does it mean getting into more pitcher’s counts? Working the umpires? More velocity? More break? Challenging more batters with the fastball? Disrupting more batters timing with off-speed and breaking balls? Telling his catcher to call better games? Developing a new pitch completely? Throwing more beanballs? For someone who talks out her ass as much as she does, Patty says nothing of actual substance… It’s almost like she’s the long-lost daughter Gilberto and Gilbertina gave up for adoption years ago… Maybe that’s why only good and totally undeserved things have happened to her nonstop in the 13+ months we’ve had to endure her?

    Comment by hitorque — May 15, 2021 @ 6:57 pm

  5. Yeah, PP is a prick, but what’s even worse is that next week, we will be back to watchin more so-called excitement as Katy’s dumb ass dad steps in dog shit all week while he tries to reform the library even though he’s more full of shit and more of a sycophant than PP

    Comment by franku2016 — May 15, 2021 @ 9:04 pm

  6. The difference is we all know that Mr. “Make Milford Great Again” will get his karmic comeuppance in the end… I’m still waiting for PP to get her first one, and she’s owed like at least four humiliations….

    Comment by Hitorque — May 15, 2021 @ 9:34 pm

  7. I actually like hockey dad. His character anyway. I just think it’s so dumb that he’s the library penny pincher that’s it’s funny. Bring him back because PP’s schtick is so annoying and redundant.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 15, 2021 @ 10:45 pm

  8. That Arrrooooo reminds me of a fiercer night dog…

    Comment by Downpuppy — May 15, 2021 @ 11:40 pm

  9. JT… that’s what I’m talking about…. The library angle is stupid af…. His talents could be used in better situations

    Comment by franku2016 — May 16, 2021 @ 7:57 am

  10. I hear ya frank. If he was targeting Gil’s ouster that would be time better spent.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 16, 2021 @ 9:56 am

  11. Teenchy, today’s comic panels remind me of those Elvis movies we’d watch when we were kids on a late Friday night after the news came on.
    I remember when some comedian once said “Elvis would always come up with some cockamamie reason to sing”. As an example

    THE COWS ARE STAMPEDING THE TOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And Elvis and his band would go
    “Little bitty cow
    Ya better git on home
    Yore mama’s waitin’ or ya
    ‘S no room to roam”

    While his back-up is wah-wah’ing and these people in cow outfits are dancing around in unison on stage.

    Are members of the baseball team going to wah wah while Elvis sings
    “Hey there pitcher
    Make that pitch today
    Gil’s not coaching
    You gotta save the day”

    Priceless

    Comment by tdrewhardin — May 16, 2021 @ 2:54 pm

  12. […] to rethink my stance on Katy […]

    Pingback by Blood Is Thicker than Coffee | This Week in Milford — May 26, 2021 @ 9:39 am

  13. […] can I say? A repeat mea culpa from me for painting Katy as a sympathetic character when Zane was channeling Nixon’s head in a jar. I really bungled that one. Since Katy’s now all so down on supporting the disadvantaged, why […]

    Pingback by Whatever Happened to Teenagers Rebelling Against Their Parents? | This Week in Milford — June 12, 2021 @ 7:54 pm


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