This Week in Milford

May 25, 2022

What’s a little HIPAA violation between friends?

“Paying a visit to” the eye doctor? Didn’t Hamm just bring her to the ball field yesterday? If Rubin can’t be bothered enough to keep his story straight and have his narration box match the artwork, I can’t be bothered enough to snark on it. So there. I mean, why not just draw people in a featureless void like in 9 Chickweed Lane or late stage Apartment 3-G?

I love how the kid is being blamed for all the adults’ cluelessness (and, in the case of the doctor, professional incompetence) about his condition. Hoping Ggerg tips his mom (Ruth, Daphne, or whatever the hell her name is today) off about this blatant violation of the HIPAA privacy rule. Maybe the Hamms can win a judgement big enough to keep Papa Hamm in a lifetime of disguises.



  1. Is this the first double chinned character? Baby oh baby! You wore green so you could hide!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 25, 2022 @ 6:44 pm

  2. Curious to see what ridiculous thing she says tomorrow. Because Gregg sure didn’t lug her all the way to practice just to have her say, “There’s no way in hell you should let him anywhere near the field!” Which is what she SHOULD say.

    Comment by MopMan — May 25, 2022 @ 7:24 pm

  3. So they’re gonna go talk some shit out of Gregg’s ear shot? If I was his parents, both Gil and Dr Douchebag here would have some ‘splainin to do before I decided to file formal complaints against them for doing all this maneuvering without parental consent. Just another hole in a story that already has too many to list here.

    Comment by franku2016 — May 25, 2022 @ 7:50 pm


    Seriously, is she a board-certified doctor or did she get her degree from a bible college for faith healing? If Gregg’s parents picked her out from the yellow pages they ought to have their own asses kicked.

    And I’m sorry, exactly how in fuck’s name do you “fake” your way through an eye test, which might as well be “faking” your way through an x-ray?? Even if Gregg memorized the entire eye chart this opthalmologist DID test him through additional means, right?

    And to top it all off she goes full “Let me tell a complete stranger about my patient’s diagnosis even though he’s standing right here and his parents aren’t present!” I mean, are both Gilberto and this doctor trying to get sued back to the stone age??

    By the way, why is Gregg still wearing that goddamned uniform when baseball should be the last thing on his mind?? What do you think the rest of the team is saying now that they all know he’s blind? Does anyone believe for a second that they’d want a complete and utter fielding liability in the starting rotation? Because it’s not like this is something Gregg could improve with more grounders in practice…

    As an aside, is this the first time we’ve had a hot-button issue that didn’t cause the Mudlarks to split into two warring pro/anti factions?? Because we’ve already seen countless teams split themselves apart over much more meaningless bullshit…

    Comment by Hitorque — May 25, 2022 @ 10:35 pm

  5. Excellent points, Hitorque. You can also include that geriatric-ass school nurse too with her “keep me posted” bullshit. How about “no fuckin way that kid even suits up, much less gets on the field coach….I’m sorry, but he will compromise the school’s liability”. Or what about opposing coaches? In real life, Gil might get a phone call like “…hey coach…I just wanted to let you know that none of my kids are gettin’ in the box if he’s pitching…we’ll forfeit if we have to, but I’m responsible for the safety of my players…and don’t worry about informing the school board or state athletic association…I did that for you…you’re welcome…”. This beyond stupid, as usual.

    Comment by franku2016 — May 26, 2022 @ 6:16 am

  6. *not school board but the Valley conference office

    Comment by franku2016 — May 26, 2022 @ 6:17 am

  7. I see what you did there with Ggerg/Greg, teenchy. Great job as always.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 26, 2022 @ 10:57 am

  8. “talk behind his back”…haha…what are they gonna do? say shit like “…this four-eyed fuck couldn’t hit the ocean with a rock from 4 feet away…”? “…do they make baseballs with braille lettering…”?

    Comment by franku2016 — May 26, 2022 @ 11:56 am

  9. […] HIPAA violation (recall she showed up at MHS in Tuesday’s strip but by Wednesday, Gil was “paying a visit to” her). Who’s that watching them walk away, Ggerg himself? If so, he peeled out of that uniform […]

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  10. […] clue about his vision problem, which seems highly unlikely since someone had to take him to see the HIPAA-violating eye doc. It also assumes Gregg himself has said nothing to his parents about Gil’s – […]

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