This Week in Milford

March 9, 2022

Exile on Thorp St.

Filed under: exposition comics, Steve Luhm's Ghost Mops These Floors — teenchy @ 8:43 am

Gentle readers, I will profess up front (if I haven’t already) that basketball is not my sport. When one is built like a white Kirby Puckett, one tends to avoid situations where height is a benefit. While that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy watching it – especially this time of year – it does mean that I’m not as well versed in the subtelties of the game as I could be.

I say this because yesterday’s comments gave me food for thought. Faithful TWIMer Downpuppy brought up the point that in today’s basketball, assigned position doesn’t matter as much as skill sets.* In that light, Mimi’s agreement to give Junior Birdgirl Hollis Talley some playing time at guard makes some sense. What makes less sense is that Mimi didn’t do that earlier in the season and only at Birdgirl’s prompting. The casual onlooker might think the lunatics are running the asylum.

Contrast Mimi’s approach to Gil’s. Bobby Bittman Pranit Smith is back in the halls of Milford High, but not on the Mudlarks. Is that Trevor Lawrence lookalike Gabe Landau he’s high-fiving? If so, Trevor’s bulked up a good bit since the start of the season. (That, or Pranit Hollywood has shrunk physically as well as psychologically.) Begs the question why Gil needed Gordon Achebe on the team.

Oh, now I get it. Once Kaz caught Pranit checking scores, Gil knew that he was gonna have to kick Pranit off the team eventually. Once Gordon dimed Pranit out, Gil had his opportunity. Like Hollis, Gordo gets to play a dual role: not forward and guard, but muscle and snitch.

*edit: It wasn’t so long ago, during the winter of Our National Disgrace, that Gil had to deal with a lineup with two tall guys, a bunch of short guys, and no one in between. Mimi should have been paying attention.


  1. Now get your money, dumb ass!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 9, 2022 @ 9:11 am

  2. Pranit is too much of a pussy to get lard-boy to pay up. He’s dumb af too, and will keep believing lard-boy every time he sez “I’ll have it for you soon”. The good news is, that thankfully, maybe this is the end of this arc. The bad news is, if PS story is done, that means the next three weeks or so will be solely dedicated to Corporal HT’s bullshit, since the spring stories don’t usually start until about April 1.

    Comment by franku2016 — March 9, 2022 @ 9:43 am

  3. He’s not at Valley Modified after his crime was clearly worse than Mike Knappe’s infraction? A clear violation of the law over a butter knife?

    Getting senile, Dr. Pearl.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — March 9, 2022 @ 11:42 am

  4. “Exile” also looks better than walking the halls of the school and hearing kids say “…there goes the schmuck that took bets on credit from kids who won’t pay him…” too

    Comment by franku2016 — March 9, 2022 @ 1:46 pm

  5. Is he flirting in P3? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    Comment by MopMan — March 9, 2022 @ 4:03 pm

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