This Week in Milford

March 19, 2015

The Struggle Is Real; The Drugs, Not So Much

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 4:36 am

March 19, 2015


So Bobby’s cunning mono-focused plan has been set into motion:

Part the first. Teaching Max to not be a dick to his dealer by stiffing him, not letting on that the drugs have been placebos all along.

Part the second. Hinting to Lysol that he can predict the future re player performance, with a subtle hint at mind control.

Why do I get the feeling nobody (including we, the readers) will be happy with the way any of this turns out?

Anyway, it’s game time! Tiny Tilden player has either taken off for a dunk attempt way too soon or is coming down with a board way far away from the hoop. At first glance I thought the framed pictures on the wall were cafeteria menu items, but if I squint hard enough I can imagine they’re little banners with the names of all the Valley Conference schools on them, kind of like the ones you sometimes see in gyms.

metapost: Has WordPress forced us into the “new” post creation interface I first noticed back in August? I don’t see the option to go back to the old version. Change bad! Forced change worse!

March 18, 2015

Bacon Goes Cold (Turkey)


Panel One: Yep, Max is doubling down on the mono-focus deal… and it’s working about as well as could be expected.

Panel Two: Not sure just how shocking this is supposed to be. I’m going to guess ‘not very shocking’ and assume that Leisl’s eyeball is exploding because she can’t believe Bobby is still talking to her about it. Further to this point, I went back into the archives just to make sure and it was never established that Bobby is Leisl’s lab partner (good thing too as she’s the only one ever depicted doing labwork).

Panel Three: And, in a special edition of Max Bacon: The Junkie Jock’s Journey, the education of Max continues as he learns that it might not be the swiftest of ideas to casually insult your sole supply of illicit prescription drugs. Also, to borrow a joke from one of our commenters, we see Max sporting the ‘table saw accident’ look with his left ring finger. You don’t suppose he got mouthy with his bookie too?

March 16, 2015

Maybe Bobby Is Evil…

March 16, 2015


I’ll give Bobby this: he is definitely putting his own spin on being a Milford Idiot. He sure ratcheted up pretty quickly from reluctant pill pusher to actively contemplating homicide (aviacide?) with what may perhaps be among the bluntest of all instruments.

Bonus Points: That is quite a dense burnrow that Kaz is sporting. It almost draws attention away from the fact that he clearly didn’t wear his ‘good’ pearl stud today.

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.

February 24, 2015

Doing “Drugs” Makes “Coach” Bobby “Grumpy”

February 24, 2014


Not much to say about panels one and two (a little cold in Milford for a skirt but what do I know?) and less time to say it so…

Bobby’s scowl in panel three stopped me in my tracks and made me chuckle. That is an epic sourpuss. Cheer up, guy! You’re only possibly/probably committing felonies before you’re old enough to drive. Hey, why don’t you go see what that Leisl Ishii is doing? She seemed to always be on the lookout for some good basketball analysis…

February 23, 2015

Move Over Bacon!

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Marty Moon, Milford Idiots — nedryerson @ 7:51 am

February 23, 2015

Looking at the first panel of today’s installment, one might wonder if we’re headed for a bit of slapstick where the pill falls off its precarious perch on Max’s finger and gets squirted across the room by a comedy water fountain, then Max crawls around on the floor looking his waterlogged Flintstone chewable. But, alas, the first two panels are just the set up for Marty to deliver the real payoff, bacon-based wordplay.

The fact that we’re this far into this plot and the Gil Thorp creative team is still devoting a whole strip to a weak pun is….well, pretty typical. This strip is also typical in its ability to bore me so much that my mind wanders down a tangential corridor, then inevitably to youtube. So please enjoy this tv commercial for a leaner bacon that America rejected thirty years ago:

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.)

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