This Week in Milford

July 22, 2022

On with the (no) show!

We finally get to the end of the long presentation which culminates in Gil accepting Coach of the year honors for…. what? Conference? Region? State? Hey, they were going to state after the big win on the cold winters night, and Lord knows how cold it would be for the next game or 3. The suspension of reality meter is still off the charts even with a new writer.

I guess Emmitt Tays was an all-time Milford player, but I’d bet my house that there’s not a peep of him in the archives. Good thing he caught that ball at the end of the game or he’d be forgotten about as soon as the lights went out. Who remembers the losers? Well, the Buffalo Bills are an exception.

Legendary, Gil?? I followed my high school team for years after I graduated, and a handful of them made the NFL, but there’s not a one I would call legendary. 1 of em even intercepted a pass in the Super Bowl, and if you walked down the street and asked people who he was, you’d get blank stares. So I have a hard time saying any high school player is legendary. Legendary means EVERYONE KNOWS WHO HE IS.

Babe Ruth was legendary. Jim Brown. Johnny Unitas. Hell, Joe Namath was very average but he won 1 game that made him legendary. So be it.

And P3? Every other table I ever saw with name tags had individual names at each place setting. Not “… Family” Pretty shocking that even Mimi couldnt take the time for this, but the time reference is so vague we dont even know if he’s married or has kids yet. But anyway its very strange to see a vacant table where your own family should be.

So so far this new guy has been nothing short of weird. Old memories, winter football, more bad graphics; we still have no sniff of any writing talent yet. Maybe next week will be that golf story I’ve been waiting for.

If not, there’s always lemonade with Mimi. In the present.

4 Comments »

  1. I agree. Rubin was slow and far-fetched with his stories, but this new writer hasn’t shown me any improvement over that type of story telling yet either. Legendary, my ass. Shut the fuck up, Gil.

    Comment by franku2016 — July 23, 2022 @ 7:02 am

  2. The dialog in Panel 1 is cringe level 8 – aka ” Karen Moy”.

    Comment by Downpuppy — July 23, 2022 @ 9:27 am

  3. P1: So confusing. Emmett has presumably been the storyteller this past week, but after Gil thanks him, either he starts referring to him in the third person (Bob Dole style) or should have turned to the audience to start talking about him. The fact that Gil calls Emmett “son” and that Emmett Tays is a little too close to “Emmett Till” in my mind is a bit disconcerting. Then again I have been reading a lot about the civil rights movement in the US, so this may be all in my head.

    P2: Gil’s eyes light up as his mind runs to the myriad of things he could do with that golden butt plug.

    P3: “If only I’d paid more attention to Mimi and hadn’t sent Keri to a convent and Jamie to military school.” There’s our bombshell in the making. Does this have anything to do with the fists and the belt getting passed down? This has the potential to turn very dark very quickly. Let’s see if Barajas takes us down that path in today’s post, which will be coming directly.

    Comment by teenchy — July 23, 2022 @ 10:24 am

  4. I think that may be Emmits father in P1. Explains everything, including the fact that Gil is older then all the parents.

    Comment by robmize2013 — July 23, 2022 @ 2:57 pm


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