This Week in Milford

January 5, 2022

Today’s Special at The Bucket: Sausage Biscuits

Filed under: Bad Jokes, basketball, freak hands, High Five Fail, The Bucket — teenchy @ 9:49 am

Today’s strip is a Gil Thorp classic: an example of how Rubin makes the sausage in Milford.

  1. Give character a seemingly random name that lends itself to fairly obvious nicknames.
  2. Give character a seemingly innocuous extracurricular activity that lends itself to abuse.
  3. Give character an extracurricular situation that could potentially benefit from character’s abuses of the extracurricular activity.*
  4. Give character lines that would seem to imply that character is engaging in said extracurricular activity in a manner that could address said extracurricular situation.
  5. ?
  6. Profit!

Step 4 is taking place at The Bucket; at least I assume that’s The Bucket, from the outward-leaning pillar of a type found nowhere else in Milford and the non-institutional table. Now that he has mouthed off about point spreads in games he’s playing in, it’s only a matter of time before Pranit gets cold, clanks a couple of shots and is immediately accused of tanking. Pranit will offer a weak explanation but not before word of his mouthing spreads like omicron around Milford and the Valley and the Mudlarks are out of playdown contention, either via actual losses or games they’re forced to forfeit because of said mouthing. Someone will step up to defend Pranit but not before his reputation is sullied and his bones broken by the Valley Mob the Mudlarks win a now meaningless season finale.

Now then, what’s going on with the Lady Mudlarks and that Air Force cadet-in-waiting?

*edit: Bonus points if said extracurricular activity impinges on said character’s ability to play for the Mudlarks to the fullest of their potential.


  1. Yeah. Pranit is not really good at keeping his mouth shut and his boastful jargon won’t even be missed by Gil’s clueless ass. Of course, it’s still gonna’ take something like an off-hand comment from Mimi, or Heather’s trusty little Twitter account for Gil to get a clue, but yes, it’s just a matter of time before this kid puts up some bricks, intentionally or not. Maybe the future AF cadet will squeal on him when she overhears something and decides that it’s a good time to implement the USAF Academy Honor Code.

    Comment by franku2016 — January 5, 2022 @ 1:21 pm

  2. Elvis Costello has ENTERED the building.

    And ready to deliver another toxic, inane plot to keep us entertained the next few weeks. I just love kids virtually involved in point-spread scams, don’t you? Pranit needs to be nicknamed Pranit Crewe. He’s headed in that direction anyway. I’m just giving him a head start.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — January 5, 2022 @ 4:04 pm

  3. When the fuck did he say “We’d handle them by five?” Because I sure as hell don’t remember

    Comment by Hitorque — January 6, 2022 @ 12:23 am

  4. […] bragging about his online gambling from the moment we were introduced to him and pretty much every time we’ve seen him since. The only thing he hasn’t done was jump up on a cafeteria table […]

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