This Week in Milford

June 17, 2022

This storyline has gone to the dogs

Just got home from the Chicago Dogs Bark at the Park ballgame with my own dog; they let the dogs march around the park twice a year and I take her once. So not feeling like commenting on the strip but its obvious that Mr. Hamm has an interesting past life, including a changed name that should have been known by the Milford admissions department when Gregg enrolled. But no.

What the hell that has to do with Blind Man Gregg remains to be seen, no pun intended. Ok Rubin, connect the dots.

My song today is Heat of the Moment, as one line in it has “fall from grace”.


  1. franku had it right – after weeks of stonewalling this big secret, it ends like this? Gil makes one phone call, says “I’m sure there’s nothing to it”, and Mama Hamm folds up like a filling station map? No extraordinary rendition to a secret prison in Milfordistan? No waterboarding? Doesn’t hold up under tough questioning, does she? Somebody’s looking at a calendar and thinking “got to wrap all this up in two more weeks.”
    Another point – why was he so gun shy about being photographed? Who even recognizes a writer, anyway? Steven King, okay, and maybe David Mamet – but I really think Dan Brown, Harlan Coben, or David Baldacci could walk through any grocery store in the country with little chance of anyone noticing.
    Final point – if Mr. Hamm/Hamstetter was really all that good at cooking up compelling stories from his own imagination, maybe he can help Rubin with the summer plot.

    Comment by Philip — June 18, 2022 @ 6:39 am

  2. Great point Philip. Rubins stories seem to always get worse and it’s hard to believe, but the next one will be even worse than this one. Mr Hamster should be doing the writing from now on for GT

    Comment by franku2016 — June 18, 2022 @ 7:14 am

  3. And Gil looks pissed af in P 2. He hasn’t been this pissed since the football players sat on opposite sides of the gym at one of PPs volleyball games

    Comment by franku2016 — June 18, 2022 @ 8:46 am

  4. Wait for Rubin to connect the dots? Bah ha ha ha ha ha, good one.

    Comment by MopMan — June 18, 2022 @ 9:27 am

  5. Bark in the Park sounds like fun. I don’t think cat of teenchy would tolerate it, however.

    Added some tags to your post, particularly the appropriate “Google nonsense.” Today’s post coming directly.

    Comment by teenchy — June 18, 2022 @ 10:39 am

  6. Oh, and @Philip: I saw Joyce Carol Oates in a grocery store once. Immediately recognizable. I knew she was not Shelley Duvall.

    Comment by teenchy — June 18, 2022 @ 11:28 am

  7. Philip and Teenchy, excellent points.

    When I went to visit my dad when he lived in Atlanta, we went to the Sid and Marty Krofft Amusement Park at the Omni in the mid ’70’s. They have accomplished great things but unfortunately the park was a blip on their resume as it was poorly conceived and it fell through 6 months later.
    That said, the few bright points they had was the entertainment and while we’re watching one of their shows, my sister nudges me and my dad and says “That guy over there is Gilligan”. No lie, it was indeed Bob Denver standing in the back with possibly one of the Krofft officials. His hair had greyed immensely but still looked in excellent condition. As my dad said “Wearing the shades so that nobody recognizes him”. And they probably wouldn’t have but SOMEONE put two and two together and nudged the nearest person “That’s Gilligan!!!” and it went on down the line until it got to my sister.
    And I think Bob Denver saw the writing on the wall and just went with the flow. A couple of acts included Gilligan’s Island humor and Denver just laughed along with everybody else. And he would clap along with everybody else when they played some hand-clapping number. He was super-congenial. Patiently signed a few autographs to the delight of people who recognized him.
    I think he was there because(correct me if I’m wrong) he was doing voice-overs for some of the Krofft characters. Just wanted to check on what he was investing in. They’re people too, as my dad has taught me.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — June 18, 2022 @ 12:27 pm

  8. Tdrew… if you ever spend time in LA or NYC, you see these kinds of people all over the place, and yes, they are out running errands or waiting in the airport like everyone else and I feel it’s rude to bother them so I never would dream of trying to chat them up. There’s enough other people doing that stuff. No need to join in.

    Comment by franku2016 — June 18, 2022 @ 2:31 pm

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