This Week in Milford

February 21, 2015

Your PDR Moment of the Day

Filed under: basketball, Boredom in Milford, Gil Thorp, Just plain sad, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 7:49 am

February 21, 2015


I don’t expect Max knows or cares enough to track down a copy of the PDR but for his edification (and ours) this is what branded ADDERALL® (mixed salts of a single-entity amphetamine product) looks looked like:


I say “looked” because its manufacturer divested itself of ADDERALL in 2007 “and no longer owns, manufactures, or distributes ADDERALL or any of its generic forms.” The manufacturer still produces an extended-release form of ADDERALL but it’s in capsule form.


So any non-extended release form of ADDERALL being currently sold in the US is a generic.

I also expect that Max is unaware of the side effects, adverse reactions and drug/drug interactions of ADDERALL so he won’t know to fake, oh say, dry mouth, blurred vision or changes in libido. Psychotic episodes, on the other hand, may just come naturally to him.

February 19, 2015

The Lonely Point Guard

February 19, 2015


High on a hill was a lonely point guard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Austro-Japanese was the lonely point guard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

A girl in a town quite remote from Milford
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
She blocked the shot of the lonely point guard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

O ho lay dee odl lee o, o ho lay dee odl ay
O ho lay dee odl lee o, lay dee odl lee o lay

Back in the gym in the town of Milford
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Gil’s manager followed him with a clipboard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Then in the lab did the clipboard-tote nerd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Critique the shot of the lonely point guard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

“Don’t think and shoot” heard the lonely point guard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
Took the advice of the clipboard-tote nerd
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

“Maybe… something” said the lonely point guard
Lay ee odl lay ee odl lay hee hoo
“Need to know more ’bout the clipboard-tote nerd”
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Ummm (ummm) . . .
Odl lay ee (odl lay ee)
Odl lay hee hee (odl lay hee hee)
Odl lay ee

[repeat verses 5 and 6]

Happy are they lay dee olay dee lee o . . .
O lay dee o lay dee lay dee ho
Just the duet ‘cause they blew off Theo
Lay ee odl lay ee odl-oo

Odl lay ee, old lay ee
Odl lay hee hee, odl lay ee
Odl lay odl lay, odl lay odl lee, odl lay odl lee
Odl lay odl lay odl lay – HOO!







(Now if Lysol turns out to be a shooting guard this was all for naught.)

February 18, 2015

This Is All Going To End Badly

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 2:01 am

February 17, 2015


I’ll be frank: I figured Bobby’s advice would help her but I was not expecting what is depicted in panel one to be how Leisl was going to implement Bobby’s advice. I would have never guessed that ‘overplaying the right’ as a means of exploiting a perceived weakness in her opponent’s dribble by ‘making her use [the dribble]’ would mean that Leisl was going to somehow swoop around the player’s left side as she went after the ball which is being held firmly in the opponent’s hands.

As for the rest, eh, looks like we’ve set up quite a few storylines with crossing tensions: Bobby-Max, Max-Adderall, Bobby’s Ambition-Leisl’s biology grades, Gil-Hooch, etc.

February 17, 2015

Where Is Mimi During All Of This?

Filed under: actual action, basketball, freak hands, Milford Weirdos — timbuys @ 2:08 am

February 17, 2015


Is Bobby also the girl’s team manager? There probably isn’t an explicit rule against performing both tasks. Regardless, I am having a hard time imagining any coach but a Coach Thorp being cool with someone doing his little boy genius coaching act right on the bench during a game.

Tune in tomorrow to see if we’re back in drug dealing territory. If so, the odds of me posting a Curtis Mayfield song – but which one? – will have to be taken off the board.

Bonus point: Don’t stare at Leisl’s hand in panel one for too long.

February 16, 2015

Street Level Pharmacist

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Milford Idiots — nedryerson @ 5:27 am

February 16, 2015

It’s one stop shopping with Bobby Howry. He’ll help you with your dribble drive, tune up your brand and he’ll even supply you with prescription drugs (presumably, see comments from previous post discussing likelihood of placebo deployment). Just don’t ask him for a towel.

In the interim, there’s this other basketball team that we sort of care about but not really. How about a panel of that?

February 15, 2015

The Eyes of Bacon Are Upon You

Filed under: basketball, Boredom in Milford, Just plain sad, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 9:46 am

February 14, 2015


Good grief, this is getting monotonous.  Bobby’s three raised fingers yesterday could’ve signified how many times Max has asked him for a hit of Adderall. Is Bobby finally gonna cave and give Max a dose? Or can he resist the eyes of Bacon, breaking the fourth wall and boring into his – your – very soul?

We’ve seen so much of the Milford Magic School Bus (MMSB) this arc it’s practically become a recurring character. Tonight someone is following MMSB a tad too close. Better hope Robert Loggia isn’t the bus driver!

February 12, 2015

Apathy Valley

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Gil Thorp, Marty Moon — teenchy @ 7:33 am

February 12, 2015


“Do the Hustle!” would be the obvious title here but why be obvious?

“Boredom in Milford” is one of our tags here but “Boredom at Valley Tech”  (or “VALLEYTECH” if we’re to believe that jersey) would be more fitting today. What a tiny, apathetic crowd. No sign boys, fist pumpers, holler kids, nothing. One kid looks like he’s checking his smart phone or shaving with the electric razor Marty uses to interview Mudlarks. I think the kid in front of him passed the razor back, as he’s now admiring his own close shave.

I’m guessing the apathy toward Valley Tech sports is a direct result of their lumpy football coach’s foot-in-mouth accusation that Gil poached True Standish from him and his subsequent on-field comeuppance. At least the Tech hoopers kept Milford closer than the Tech gridders did.

Today’s strip is mercifully Bobby Howry-free. Maybe he’s read some of today’s tributes to the late Jerry Tarkanian and (as Ned recently observed) come to realize the importance of keeping up your coaches’ towel supply. Rest in peace, Shark.

February 11, 2015

If Only He’d Taken More Drugs

Filed under: actual action, basketball — timbuys @ 5:12 am

February 11, 2015


Judging by the crowd in that last panel, I’d say that Valley Tech is more of a football school. Taking a closer look, it appears we have Margo from A3-G with one of their characteristically broad collars, some guy about to fall asleep while his date is dressed in a burqa and a pair of disembodied legs that nevertheless had the foresight to bring some luggage to the game. Thank goodness there’s that railing to hold back such a raucous bunch.

True story: I one time knew a person who used to sneak their younger sibling’s Ritalin. The last I heard of this person’s tragic tail included their being one of the most successful people I know with a beautiful family. Don’t do drugs, kids!*

* (except for maybe Max and definitely Bobby)

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