This Week in Milford

October 15, 2022

Maybe it WAS a dream

Filed under: confusing dialogue, Keri Thorp, Milford Weirdos, They called it Puppy Love — robmize2013 @ 3:46 pm

I dont know about this storyline; I guess we have to suck it up until sports is more central to the plot.

Now we have our new kicker (who also plays soccer) having breakfast. Mom made it. When I was in high school I was making my own breakfast. Plus having coffee. That dish looks a bit complicated for a weekday school day. We only had bacon on weekends. Otherwise eggs sunny side up and a waffle, I can deal with. But teach Toby to cook Mom.

And isnt it a little early for a phone call from a kids friend? Wont they see each other at school in an hour or so? And why did Mom take the call? Toby still sleeping? Then its too early gang!

Football star my ass. He’s a freak show. Who joins a football team midstream just to kick? We still never really saw the whole play, just like the Immaculate Reception was never fully captured on TV. One thing that hasnt changed is the absurdity of the plot ideas. I know moms these days look way better then when I was a kid, but she looks awfully youthful for a high school mom. And “they” is plural. Keri is one person right? As my 3-year Spanish education would say, No comprende.

Figures more volleyball ahead. Lets enjoy the Immaculate Reception again. Lord knows we need it.

Well unfortunately the NFL wont let us show the video again, so here’s a re-enactment of the play in 2020. Pretty weak, just like this storyline. We need the real thing.



  1. Another thing HS kids do is communicate with cell phones, not call and talk to mom like they did in the fuckin 70’s. And just why did Keri call? To tell Toby how awesome he is? That’s bullshit too. Her ass would still be dragging too and not breathlessly waiting to talk to them.

    Comment by franku2016 — October 15, 2022 @ 4:55 pm

  2. After about 4 days I came up with a scenario…
    Mfnord lined up for a field goal
    Snap goes wrong. Off the holder’s hands..
    Towards the kicker’s feet. A huge crowd bearing down on him!
    He lets it slide under, and then kicks from behind, high in the air
    The rushers blast on by, not wanting to collect 15 yard penalties!
    Toby slides forward, catches the falling knife, and takes off
    Unlikely, but more or less legal, & good for a couple panels, no?
    Today? Well that’s cool. I had a few farm boy cousins, and Aunt Imogene generally made bacon & egg breakfast.
    Served on flat plates, not sliding off, but whatever.

    Comment by Downpuppy — October 15, 2022 @ 5:22 pm

  3. For the record, the shelter called the dog we adopted Toby.
    He’s a Visigoth, so I named him Wamba, which turned into Wambles, because it sounds better, and his belly isn’t that fat yet.

    Comment by Downpuppy — October 15, 2022 @ 5:27 pm

  4. Downpuppy, thanks for doing the mental gymnastics to make the rainbow kick scenario feasible. To quote the late, great Judy Tenuta, “It could happen.” Rest in peace, Petite Flower.

    Today’s post coming directly.

    Comment by teenchy — October 15, 2022 @ 6:43 pm

  5. Great add, Rob. I completely understand the copyright police scenario. I tried to insert a Monty Python video a few years ago and it got zapped off the post by these copyright watchdogs. It sucks, trust me.

    Only in Thorpiverse can you hold a plate of waffles, bacon, and a cooked egg at more than a 45 degree angle. I think this is where Lobachevsky’s Theorem got started.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — October 17, 2022 @ 6:17 pm

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