This Week in Milford

June 16, 2017

Quitters never graduate they just mop floors.

Filed under: general nonsense, Gil Thorp, Pissy faced Gil — robmize2013 @ 7:29 pm

Oh great – theyre actually moving the plot along! Dafne quits the paper a month after she graduates high school to end her paper career anyway…

and we’re having a Jagermeister instead of lemonade on the porch while watching .. running? Ah.. track and field.

Hey I heard Michael Phelps is racing a shark on Shark Week later this summer. I’m sure that’ll be more fun then whatever passes for a summer storyline in this strip.

Wonder who Mrs. Risqk will hire to replace her editor. My school , nobody quit the paper. It was the whole journalism class working on it, and you couldnt just drop out of the class unless you were either quitting high school or moving away.

 

June 9, 2017

Overrated fight

Filed under: Chunky Bracelets, Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, Fat Guys, Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 9:40 am

So it turns out that Gil already is on the case of extinquishing the fire that is Ryan Van Auiken vs his old girlfriend featured on the sign at the baseball game by the girls from his old school. Good for him-  but its still almost mid-June and the kids not only have to finish baseball/softball but graduate already.

His parents describe the incident as non-violent, and are adament about it.  So its great that they completely believe Ryans version of the story. Because no way were they there when it happened, right? And Gil asks them before he asks Ryan about it, even though he has a first-person account of things. Why not ask him first? Oh yeah, he vamoosed. For all that coffee Gil drinks, he’s asleep at the wheel 98 percent of the time. If there was no police report, then Gil should just go back to Milford and tell Dafne to move on and find another story to cover. After she graduates. After she figures out she no longer writes for the Trumpet because she doesnt attend Milford anymore. And so on and so on..

By next week we should be on to lemonade and beach scenes. And golf. Yikes!!

 

June 2, 2017

Wild Thing, you make Mudlarks sing

Filed under: baseball, Gil Thorp, Milford Weirdos — robmize2013 @ 4:04 pm

I would think one of the school officials at the game would put an end to the sign-toting girls attendance at this game and excuse them from the premises, cardboard sign being folded and disposed of in the giant trash bin they have at these events that invariable gets overfilled with all the various empty plastic bottles and other concession items that collect during the course of several games until finally they topple to the ground and are walked around for a few days before being disposed of.

Predictably Gil is napping in the dugout and oblivious to the carnage of wildness Ryan displays until the horse is out of the barn. I recall Bob Uecker announcing in Major League: ” Ball 4, Ball 5. Ball 8.” Ah who gives a crap??”

How one of the pitches wasnt a hit-batsman I’ll never figure. Maybe Ryan needs special glasses, so he cant read signs as well. Then he’ll pitch better. Hey, that would be a better plot then what we have here.

 

 

May 26, 2017

Old scoops never die, they just wind up at Milford

Filed under: Chunky Bracelets — robmize2013 @ 4:51 pm

I always thought women who wore glasses looked more authoritative, and that now includes Ms. Rizk, who shoots down Dafnes big idea for a scoop. Thats what the teachers are there for- theyre older, wiser, and less likely to jump to conclusions on a big story thats at least a year old. Thats also what editors are there for at a regular newspaper- to review all the stories before theyre sent to the presses for publication to the masses. I went to a library discussion hosted by a political newspaper columnist a few years ago and she said everything she writes has to be approved by her editor.

Isnt  the Trumpet a print newspaper? Why does Rizk connect online trouble with a print story? It was presumable covered somewhere last year, either in print or cyberspace, unless the bald guy filled Dafne in entirely and that was the extent. In that case she’s right. No need to make him look worse then he is. But I think ‘ rest of his life’ is stretching it.

Thats about all I have gang, this was a tough one to dissect since its pretty much on the money.

 

 

 

May 19, 2017

A pitcher that hits

Filed under: Central City Cretins — robmize2013 @ 4:57 pm

And the plot takes a very different turn as a background check on Ryan reveals something the Milford enrollment committee should have seen when they were reviewing his application. I dont know how public schools enroll kids; I went to a Catholic high school and everyone had to take an entrance exam, which was a basic indicator of if you could handle a college-prep school like the one I went to. A couple of my grade-school friends wound up going to a public high school entirely because they didnt score high enough on the exam to warrant admittance at my Catholic school. It wasnt a big school, and only could admit so many freshmen at once. I know they were a little dissapointed, but life went on and they wound up as productive members of society. I know they were smarter then a couple of kids that Were accepted and wound up either leaving the school due to failing grades or other non-academic reasons. Anyway..

I suppose public school admittance has a little more leeway due to more size and the fact that we the taxpayers are funding the tuition that my parents paid to send me to my private high school. Transfers would be a different story; we had a few here and there every year, but none were troublemakers before that I knew of.

Again I figure Gil knew nothing of Ryans past trasngressions, but we’ll find out next time he’s on a panel. Looks like the sports side of this strip is definitely in the back seat for the time being. My next question is what stage of the assault charges are we at in the past city, and was one of the girls in the panel where they are talking about him his victim? (May 2, Panel 2, and May 12, Panel 3)

We also need to find out more details about the incident; was he intoxicated or did the anger issues stem from other life problems like bad parenting, etc. Got a lot on the plate all of a sudden gang..

 

 

 

May 12, 2017

More kid gossip

Filed under: ?, Central City Cretins, general nonsense, Milford Weirdos — robmize2013 @ 7:39 pm

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So after the Bucket stare-off, we find that both the guy and the girl thought the other guy and girl was impressed with them. Egads. I cant keep anybody straight at this point. All I know is someone is gonna get mad at somebody for no good reason. P3 adds to the confusion with 3 more girls deciding to go … where? Who knows who likes who at this point and who cares? We got games to play.

METAPOST: I couldnt upload  the strip because GOcomics wasnt working properly, so I put the link from the Seattle Times in instead. I dont know why I cant copy/paste the Seattle link anymore but if someone can tell me how I’d appreciate it.

META-METAPOST: Not sure the issue, but hope you don’t mind my fix, Rob. TimP

May 5, 2017

Mount Van Auken

Filed under: actual action, baseball, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots, Pissy faced Gil — robmize2013 @ 5:22 pm

When we were introduced to this Ryan Van Auken chap, we learned he was a former hothead who’s reformed into a semi-normal tempered guy at best. Of course we know that whatever is said about someone in this strip, the remainder of the storyline will consist of that person displaying the opposite behavior whenever he/she is involved. Which invariably is day after day after day. Why tell us anything and then not contradict it, so to speak.

So here goes a missed ball/strike pitch, which by the way the catcher stuck his glove out practically over home plate to catch it; if the batter swung its easily catchers interference. So kind of a moot point there. And of course the team cant play over the bad call as ALL teams must do as no umpire is perfect until they have robots behind the plate sometime in 2035 or whenever. P1 shows the OF 2 feet from the fence for a ball he has NO chance for; he’ll need a cast-iron jockstrap any second now. And Gil comes out to calm down his suddenly upset pitcher, who does what they all do and tries to convince Gil he can handle the moment. Gil, just get  a reliever up and do your job and move along.  Its game 1 of a 30-game, 5 game a week season, where a lot of teams play doubleheaders every week. And you’re worried about 1 game and 1 pitcher. Thats what happens when it takes a week to PLAY 1 FREAKIN GAME!! We over analyze what should be a small portion of a season.

 

 

April 28, 2017

Holy crap its yesterdays strip!

Filed under: Bad Jokes, general nonsense, lame jokes — robmize2013 @ 8:21 pm

I finally get around to doing this after a busy day and what do I see but one panel reviewing yesterdays strip, one panel making a lame one-liner I learned from a co-worker 20 years ago, and one panel making 3 (three!) more lame weak remarks effecting blowing a day in the life of the strip without advancing the plot ONE FREAKIN BIT!!!!

Just when I was getting a wee bit excited about the new plot; we get stuck in the mud after 1 lap. And none of the lines was the least bit funny.  If I talked to girls like that in high school I’d get stuffed in a locker for 4 years and not released until graduation day.  ( Hey, that was better then anything they said)

Boy if we have to put up with panels about track and field jokes til July I may have to go on strike again, but at least this time I’ll have a supply of these magazines to keep me busy …

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