This Week in Milford

November 17, 2021

Shrinky Dinks

That Boyd. He needles because he cares, bless his heart.

Doesn’t the fact that Tevin played along with Boyd’s con make him at least somewhat culpable for Kianna’s injury, if not the duping of the Mudlarks and that algebra test kid? I mean, just look at those vacant stares of hope from the student body, not to mention the epidemic of diastema. The responsible thing for him to do now is to bench himself (if not quit the team outright) and sink Milford’s shot at the playdowns.

The only believable panel today is the last one. It isn’t anyone’s business if Tevin was seeing a shrink but when you’re writing a story, don’t you think there should be some hint of exposition before you drop your plot twist? I suppose the next thing we’ll learn is that Chance Macy has already committed to joining the Marines after graduation? He’ll be seeing South Carolina dirt alright, but on Parris Island rather than in Death Valley.

meta: I’ll be on the road on Saturday, so asking publicly if one of my fellow bloggers can cover for me. I’ll gladly return the favor, just say when. Okay? Okay!


  1. Someone has also been bored.


    Comment by billytheskink — November 17, 2021 @ 9:49 am

  2. 1. Agree. But instead of saying “someone got hurt” , he should say “yeah….I knew that this was bullshit all along, but this bitch here was so pushy with me about it, I didn’t bother to warn her, so too bad – so sad..haha…fuck you Kianna….anyone dumb enough to believe that this jag-off here is legit (points thumb towards Spiller) deserves everything they get…”.
    2. And right about now, there should be a loud male voice saying “…GET.THE.FUCK.OFF.OF.THAT.TABLE…NOW, SON..BEFORE I PUNT YOUR ASS OFF OF IT…”

    Comment by franku2016 — November 17, 2021 @ 10:16 am

  3. 1. This makes ZERO fucking sense… Did the entire school start believing Boyd Spiller had special powers like Professor Xavier and there wasn’t a single skeptic?? How many of them even knew about “Boyd the Psychic?” And regardless, why would any of this shit warrant a cliched, Hollywood teen movie soapbox address to everyone at lunch period?

    2. What the fuck does a sports psychologist have to do with anything, besides humble-bragging that Tevin’s mommy and daddy have the income to burn on a sports psychologist for their teenage son? Why is it anyone’s business? More importantly, why would anybody in that lunchroom ever give a rat’s ass?

    3. “I always knew Boyd was full of shit, yet I still patronized him by brushing off his pointed, unfunny, doesn’t-really-sound-like-he’s-joking insults and played along with his hypnosis gag because reasons!” Uh, Tevin… That isn’t making the public statement about your character that you THINK it is…

    4. It AT LEAST would have been SOME KIND OF STORYLINE if Tevin and Boyd were both in on some kind of big con just to prank the school or Gilberto or the Principal or something…

    5. Because it bears repeating from Monday: Boyd never seriously pretended to be something he wasn’t, he never claimed to be a professional, he never charged actual money for his “services” so I can’t even say “Caveat Emptor” in this situation, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY OF ALL HE TOLD EVERYONE UP FRONT THAT HIS “TRAINING” CAME FROM A COUPLE OF RANDOM YOUTUBE VIDEOS!!

    6. In all seriousness, the entire school needs to have their asses kicked for being so gullible.

    7. And Kianna is literally too stupid to fucking breathe… She never needed hypnosis, she needed REST and BETTER TIME MANAGEMENT!! If push came to shove she needed to focus on the sport she liked best and dropped the other one. How the fuck can someone get hypnotized into not feeling fatigued? Because the body doesn’t fucking work that way!

    8. It’s odd that nobody has brought it up yet, but I’ve seen no proof to indicate that Kianna’s injury had jack shit to do with her fatigue level… I’d have thought an injury like that could have happened any time and in almost any situation?

    9. And fuck both Tevin and Kianna for trying to insinuate to everyone at lunch that Kianna’s injury was in ANY WAY connected to Boyd’s “hypnosis”, as if he somehow deserves the blame when Tevin was the one who legitimized Boyd’s “powers”, and Kianna was too fucking stupid to realize even a hardcore world-class professional hypnotist couldn’t make her NOT feel exhausted…

    10. So what’s the next big thing to help Milford athletes play their best? Palm reading? Feng shui? Tai chi? Transcendental meditation? Reiki? Fortune telling? Ouija boards? Acupuncture? Hare Krishnas? Shintoism? Divine Metaphysical Research? Commune with the dead? Witchcraft? Brazilian voodoo? Celtic rituals? Viking mythology? Russian Orthodoxy? Pagan Druidism? Druidic Paganism? Wheaties? Red Bull cocktails?

    11. And because I forgot, shout out to my Kansas Jayhawks for their first road win in forever, the WFT for slapping around Tom Brady, that Dolphins offensive lineman who caught the screen pass, that kid from UC Riverside who pissed all over Arizona State in their own barn, the U.S. National Soccer Team’s statement against Mexico, and Lewis Hamilton shutting up all the fucking haters after winning in Sao Paolo…

    Comment by hitorque — November 17, 2021 @ 2:29 pm

  4. and why are those kids so mesmerized in P 2, like Tevin is givin’ away free bags of weed or something?

    Comment by franku2016 — November 17, 2021 @ 3:09 pm

  5. The only thing I can guess is that the implication is that Kianna wouldn’t have tried her most difficult vault if she didn’t have fake courage from the fake hypnosis? But there was nothing to imply that, heck, her coach suggested it and Kianna’s thought was, “go big or go home”. What would have been different if she had never stared into the middle of Boyd’s magic penlight?

    P.S., “Boyd’s magic penlight” could, I suppose, be a euphemism if you have a twisted mind like me.

    Comment by MopMan — November 17, 2021 @ 10:22 pm

  6. I’ll do Saturday if necessary but prefer to defer to somebody else. Just let me know either way. Let TWIM rule.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — November 19, 2021 @ 1:43 pm

  7. […] the nerve to bring Kianna Bellom into the picture. (Is it coincidence that she always happens to be sitting in front of the table the football player stands up on?) Guessing he doesn’t Kianna to talk to him, […]

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  8. […] on the jet sweep, and Kianna, who might not have had Tevin not pretended to be the fourth and played along with the jackhole. So who do we pin the Mudlarks’ late-season collapse […]

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