This Week in Milford

November 13, 2021

Idiots, Useful and Otherwise

Steve Luhm’s doing his job just a bit too well these days, amirite? Oh, wait. It wasn’t the hallways of Milford High that Kianna landed on; it was one of those pesky gym mats somewhere else in the Valley. Too bad she had some fly-by-night gym trainer checking her out. You know Rick Scott would’ve had her up and running with some horse liniment and a couple of greenies. Then again, she must’ve done something serious to her head for her to be able to push her finger into her skull that far.

She knew the Spiller show was all a ruse yet she tried to convince herself otherwise. No matter that Tevin has said so much on multiple occasions (as has Gordon); Kianna wanted to believe the kid getting a B on his algebra test was proof of Boyd’s magic. So what remains? Will she call Spiller out in the cafeteria, causing everyone who thought he was magic to lose faith and bring all the Milford sportsball seasons crashing to earth?

The only subplot left to tie up is the mystery of why Chance Macy has no professed interest in his life after high school. There have been so few hints to his backstory to piece it together that it’s anybody’s guess. Don’t bet against it being as contrived and anticlimactic as possible.


  1. Hey, don’t go accuse me of injuring kids. My special Mopman Wax™ produces the brightest shine with a tacky surface that’s impossible to slip on. A true marvel.

    Comment by MopMan — November 13, 2021 @ 10:28 pm

  2. Yes you are an idiot!

    Comment by Bobby Joe — November 13, 2021 @ 10:39 pm

  3. It’s nice of the fellow students to clear the hallways for the handicapped gymnast.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — November 13, 2021 @ 10:51 pm

  4. Alternate word balloons for panel 3: Tevin tells her to “point to your forehead and spell the abbreviation for mountain”, the she does so.

    Or, point there and say “I am an idiot”. Essentially the same thing.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — November 14, 2021 @ 12:05 pm

  5. This entire bullshit hypnosis activity could’ve been avoided if Tevin had just given BS a knuckle sandwich back in August when he first brought up “ choking “

    Comment by franku2016 — November 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

  6. I was thinking the same thing as franku. Also, we snipe a lot about Gil’s supposed negligence, but here sniping would be justified. How could Gil have not known that the boy hypnotist was giving the quarterback a hard time about “choking” as far back as two-a-days in August? Why didn’t Gil sit him down and say “Either support your teammates or collect splinters on the bench?” A coach of Gil’s experience (he’s been in Mfnrd since 1493) surely realizes that dissension has to be squashed immediately.

    Comment by vaganova — November 14, 2021 @ 4:13 pm

  7. @MopMan: I didn’t! I explicitly called out “one of those pesky gym mats.” Now if MopMan Wax helps her gets a grip to whack Spiller with one of her crutches, then I’m sold!

    Comment by teenchy — November 15, 2021 @ 11:56 am

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