This Week in Milford

February 1, 2023

If It’s Wednesday, I Must Be Himeno

There was a time when if someone was Ari, his s/o might be Jackie. But that time was over half a century ago, so yhs has to spend time Googling to find out who Keri and Pedro are comparing themselves to.

All of these characters are from a manga (and an amine based on the manga) called Chainsaw Man. Its main character is Denji, a young man who can turn parts of his body into chainsaws and works as a demon hunter. I’m not sure who Ari is, but there is a character named Arai who is another demon hunter. Himeno is a female demon hunter who wears an eyepatch. Aki is yet another demon hunter who Himeno has a crush on. And that’s all I have to say about that.

The Bucket’s decor is looking a lot duller today. This convo must have something to do with that. Things will get livelier soon, as someone is offering the pair a refill. Odds are it’s The Bucket’s new resident pusherman Toby. Will he be pushing soda, vapes, or to get the name of this strip changed from Gil Thorp to Toby Gordon?



  1. Tomorrow, Pedro, without turning around, looks at Keri and sez “….is that our waitress?… or is that a different waitress?…”

    Comment by franku2016 — February 1, 2023 @ 8:28 am

  2. Barajas responds to hashtags on Twitter, if not to weak jokes.

    Comment by Downpuppy — February 1, 2023 @ 8:37 am

  3. I added a new category- premature bald spot. (Thanks! – t)

    Comment by robmize2013 — February 1, 2023 @ 9:42 am

  4. Oh boy. How does this play in Poughkeepsie?

    Comment by Ned Ryerson's Secret Stash — February 1, 2023 @ 11:46 am

  5. What…. In the name of hell….?

    You know what I’m not even messing around today… See y’all tomorrow.

    Comment by Hitorque — February 1, 2023 @ 2:13 pm

  6. I think I have finally figured out what Henry Barajas is doing. He writes single strips on the basis of “what if x were to happen?” Then he throws each three panel strip into a box, draws them out at random, and sends them in, in no order whatever, to the Chicago Tribune syndicate. This is my latest take on THE MOST COMPLETELY DISJOINTED STRIP in the history of unintelligible comic strips.

    Comment by vaganova — February 1, 2023 @ 4:15 pm

  7. This is unintelligible jiberage. Is the writer on something. No coherence day to day. I didn’t understand anything said here today. I thinks he is writing for 16-year-olds. Problem the audience is much older than that.

    Comment by Bobb Joe. — February 1, 2023 @ 6:21 pm

  8. Vaganova, haven’t you ever heard of Pin the Tail on the Strip of the Day(ha)?
    I seldom criticize but I wonder if HB has a supply of darts under his desk and he throws at the wall behind him. You da Man, Vaganova, as always.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 1, 2023 @ 7:57 pm

  9. Thanks for your validation, tdrew. Relieved to see that you too value “continuity.”

    Comment by vaganova — February 2, 2023 @ 3:20 pm

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