This Week in Milford

March 7, 2015

It Takes Bacon to Make a Hot Brown

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 9:22 am

March 7, 2015


Louisville, Kentucky is known for a number of things, including a pretty decent college basketball team. The city has also made its mark on American cuisine via the Hot Brown, the signature sandwich of the Brown Hotel (and one of the better ways I can think of to use up leftover Thanksgiving turkey).

Just as bacon is one of the key ingredients of a good Hot Brown, Max Bacon’s passing will be key to a hot Ken Brown sinking the winning shot against Jefferson. As discussed on Thursday, why the Jeffs are leaving Ken open when he killed them in their last meeting is beyond me. Then again, so is Gil essentially handing the tactical reins of his team over to his student manager.

Wonder what the statute of limitations is on resting on your laurels after winning a championship in another sport? That question could be asked of this strip’s creators as well.

March 6, 2015

Makes wins misses loses

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Gil Thorp, Marty Moon — robmize2013 @ 5:01 pm

An exciting finish in store as its Max Adderall against Antoine Reed and darn if anyone else is on the court because these 2 are gonna settle it right here right now. Or maybe tomorrow. Who needs any help defense or rebounds when its one on one? Will Max score and be the hero, or miss and feel like a goat who cant win even though this opponent looks like he could play for the Lakers any day now. Hope Max finds an open man, because Reed isnt giving him any look with those long limbs blocking any shot. Gil needs a timeout to sort things out and call a play, but I’m sure he’s on auto-pilot until April when he tells Marjie the batting order.

March 5, 2015

In-season Sabbatical Over

March 5, 2015


“Need a breather, Max? I’ve had one for over a month and lemme tell ya, it does wonders! I don’t even mind it anymore when my student manager tries to coach players right after I do!”

Nitpicks of the day:

P1: There are more blobs representing letters on the Jefferson player’s jersey than there are letters in the word “Jefferson.”

P2: I suspect this is recycled art from Gil’s last appearance in the strip. Sure, you can see some kind of line behind the players, who are all now dark-haired (to compensate for Theo’s hair color flip?) but the central figure of Gil looks like 1/28 P2 flipped horizontally.

P3: “They’re slacking off Ken to double Malik. Watch for him!” Which “him,” Ken or Malik? I assume Ken since he’s getting slacked off – which makes absolutely no sense considering Ken getting hot is what led Milford to beat Jefferson in their house.

That’s all I’ve got for today. Significant snowstorm in the forecast today yet I have to travel in some or all of it. Wish me luck.

METAPOST (9:43 EST): No sooner had I begun to shovel a path to my car than I got the call that my client’s office would be closed for the day. I’ll still have to move a bunch of snow around later, but for now it’s time to put on another pot of coffee and watch the snark roll in. Thanks for the kind thoughts.

March 4, 2015

Brands Galore

Filed under: actual action, basketball, exposition comics — timbuys @ 1:01 am

March 4, 2015


Appropos of yesterday’s discussion in comments, we learn that Theo and Bobby – What are they doing in panel one? Are they really supposed to be drinking and talking at the same time? – are shopping at the S Mart, where they bought Big sodas and gazed away from the Yoo Hoo poster.

Hey, speaking of brands, it’s back over to Max Bacon (r) where he’s… sticky? I guess? Sure, that works. More accurately, Max looks a little stocky. It maybe that all of those sugar pills are starting to catch up with him. Nah, maybe he just needs to cut back on the flavored chocolate beverages.

March 2, 2015

The Continuing Story Of….All That Stuff You Just Saw

March 2, 2015

Relax, everybody. Take a breather. Let’s ease into March with a wash, rinse, repeat strip.

The girls are “breaking even” while Bobby is “breaking bad”. What exactly is Bobby delivering to Max? It looks like a couple dart flights, or is that supposed to be a baggie of some sort? Whatever he’s delivering, it is still producing sizzling, silhouetted results.

February 28, 2015

Burger Time, or “I Can’t Even Think of a Good Title Today”

Filed under: basketball, Chunky Bracelets, Gil Thorp, Just plain sad, Milford Weirdos — teenchy @ 7:24 am

February 28, 2015


Today’s strip has a Grease-like feel to it as some Lady Mudlarks get Lysol to “tell them more, tell them more” about her date with Bobby. Over burgers and bottled water, Lysol reveals little about Bobby. We don’t even find out how the date ended, though they probably kissed pretty hard given that Lysol’s mouth has shifted from beneath her nose.

Panel 3 leaves us with Lysol picking up the baton of unpaid Milford coach. Still no Mimi sighting this season beyond her appearance in the Christmas Day strip.

February 27, 2015

I can even talk with my mouth full of pizza.

Filed under: basketball, freak hands, metapost — robmize2013 @ 7:42 pm

Now thats a red pepperoni if I ever saw one. Bobby’s giant hand reaching for a piece and P2’s closeup of his multi-tasking eating/explaining is a sight for hungry eyes and stomachs. Now the moment of truth: what lights him up besides hoops? My guess is he likes books. But hopefully he’ll surprise us, as in ‘I may not be here much longer if that nitwit Max blabs about what I gave him.’


METAPOST: Found a clothing error – Leisl has a sleeveless tank top on in 2/26, today its a full sleeve shirt.

February 26, 2015

Spare Us the Cutter

Filed under: basketball, Gil Thorp, lessons learned, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 5:27 am

February 26, 2015


We’ve been to Ricozzi’s before – just once. Nice to see Whigham remember some of the architectural details of the place. The pizza tray stand is a nice little touch, too. Rubin thinks we haven’t remembered these characters’ names, or have forgotten them out of sheer boredom.

Speaking of sheer boredom, how about this date? Did you know a lot of the time coaches don’t worry about teaching proper cutting to their players? That’d come as no surprise in Milford, where the coaches don’t show up during the season, much less worry about teaching their players anything. By evening’s end, Bobby will have molded another unpaid coach for the Thorps.

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