This Week in Milford

January 20, 2023

Falling further off the tracks

We switch from a non-Milford hoops contest to.. teens hanging out like they do in real life. I dunno, maybe Im selling todays kids short, but I must confess I didnt hang out like this when I was in high school. Most days after school I would get home, either by foot or by car, and after putting my books down in my room, I would head outside to shoot hoops in my driveway for a while, when my friend who lived 2 doors down came over we’d play one on one or shoot free throws, or otherwise I would head downstairs to the basement and play video games. Then maybe some TV shows either back upstairs in my room (I got a black and white TV for my confirmation in 7th grade, still remember watching Bucky Dents home run on it) or on the big TV in the basement after video games. Of course my friend would join me for the video games too, or we’d head over to his house to do similar stuff, or play chess or backgammon on the picnic table. Or Id go bike riding if it was nice out, and depending on the time of year, after dinner if it was still daylight I might do a little chipping in the front yard, using the lamppost in the middle of the lawn as my target, and going around the yard for various shot lengths etc. Or sometimes we’d do a little yardwork before dark or cut the grass if it needed it, although most grass cutting was done on Saturdays, like normal people did. I would generally do my homework after dinner, and quit in time for Monday Night Football or some other program I liked, (another show I really liked was Thats Incredible, which was on before MNF and I would stop my work to watch it, then go back to it if not finished, then catch what I could of the football game)

1 year me and dad joined a nearby gym and we got some weights at home and he would lift with me after he got home from work. I put on about 25 pounds in a year and decided to quit the weightlifting as it also entailed drinking this milkshake with bananas in it. No thanks. I just ate more instead. No more gyms after that year, save for a brief stint practicing for an indoor triathlon using the pool at another local gym.

So that was my after- high- school life. Plenty else to do besides what these characters are doing. I never smoked or did what these kids are doing, sitting on the ground against a building and getting offers to vape. Of course vaping is something new entirely and what I know about it, Im not interested. Sounds just as bad as smoking, although the flavors sound better.

Dont know why in P3 the 2 vape guys are walking away as theyre talking.. if its really free just let Sue have it if her hand is out.

Guess ol Henry has to show off his knowledge of vaping for us. Maybe tomorrow we’ll be back in Scottsdale for another golf lesson.

Finally, RIP David Crosby. I wasnt aware he started with the Byrds, and I believe if he stayed with them they’d be one of the alltime great bands instead of just another 60’s group with a funny name. He was an immense talent who made everyone around him better, and his incredible voice will be missed. Here’s a song performed 29 days after I was born:

…….And another on for good measure- he was so youthful you dont recognize him.



  1. I thought that you could just walk into a store and purchase this vape shit legitimately? What tf are dumb and dumber doing that’s special? And those sunglasses are lame. In all reality, bald kid would just help himself to whatever they got with a “… thanks, now GTF outta here cream puff and take Urkel with you…”

    Comment by franku2016 — January 21, 2023 @ 8:10 am

  2. …-and another great Crosby song

    Comment by franku2016 — January 21, 2023 @ 8:12 am

  3. Oops, wrong link. Here’s the right one:

    Comment by franku2016 — January 21, 2023 @ 8:13 am


    But hey, I’m totally down with Gilberto getting shitcanned, divorced and begging Kazuo Luzinski for a job over this scandal in the making…

    Comment by Hitorque — January 21, 2023 @ 12:33 pm

  5. @franku2016 — Depending on the state, you gotta be 21 to buy and sell vape products so there’s definitely an underserved market to cater to… Of course this begs the question of exactly how Tweedledum and Tweedledee acquired their wholesale inventory and I’m sure Rod Barajas is going to give his readership a full and satisfying explanation.

    Comment by Hitorque — January 21, 2023 @ 12:40 pm

  6. Good point, hitorque. They must have a big ass markup to be makin bank too. I still am waiting for one of the rougher customers to take product away from these guys with a comment like “…what are you gonna do punk?…Sic your girlfriend here on me?…”

    Comment by franku2016 — January 21, 2023 @ 1:59 pm

  7. Based on how she appears in panel one, how does anyone tell Sue apart from her teenage nonbinary volleyball-playing vegan Thorp “daughter” doppleganger?

    Comment by Moon Mullins — January 21, 2023 @ 2:54 pm

  8. Sue and Ian are totes gonna go get sushi and not pay!

    Today’s post coming directly.

    Comment by teenchy — January 21, 2023 @ 3:33 pm

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