The Blockhams in "LAUNDRY SERVICE"

Submitted by Six Zero on March 27th, 2012 at 9:24 AM



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Some of THE BLOCKHAMS™, I will freely concede, are less autobiographical than others.
I have never had an Indian roommate, and the prospects of sitting down with an NCAA
bracket next to my remote was admittedly something of an alien concept to me.

But today, I must admit, draws on something directly from my own life. There are
enough Michigan tees around here to clothe a small village in Nairobi, and when it's
time to do the laundry it becomes impossible to ignore, and also symbol of pride.

So, yes. We actually do create a Michigan pile when folding the shirts.
And I'm sure many of you can relate or have a similar routine.

OnThursday we'll look at another Michigan take on the more mundane things
in life, the results of which every family must live with year after year.

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March 27th, 2012 at 9:34 AM ^

Yet another timely strip from SixZero!  Just last night I was folding the laundry and fuming that some of my Michigan tees were put in the dryer.  I cannot risk them shrinking!  They must be air dryed and then dried in the dryer for a few short minutes to remove the wrinkles.  A receipe for perfection.



March 27th, 2012 at 9:37 AM ^

I love this. This is exactly what the exchange would be between my wife and me. Good thing I married a Michigan girl!

Thanks for the strip - you really have the Michigan home down.

Maize.Blue Wagner

March 27th, 2012 at 10:05 AM ^


Yikes, I think Tom might be missing a finger on his left hand, or at least he folds clothes with his fingers in some really funky positions.  (Maybe he lost a finger while rushing the field or fighting off a buckeye? Flashback comics could be very interesting.)

Great strip! Very applicable in my family as well.  


March 27th, 2012 at 10:30 AM ^

Someone I know took his high school kid to UM this last month to look at the campus.  Being from the East Coast, they didn't quite know what to expect.  One thing that struck them was that "about half" of the students on campus were wearing Michigan clothing -- T's, sweatshirts, etc.  By contrast, two days later they visited William & Mary (in Williamsburg VA), and they saw "only two kids" with W&M clothing.  I hadn't thought of it, but it IS in our school's culture to constantly wear the Maize n Blue and all things UM, now including our "1% - Glory to God" t-shirts and our "Worst State Ever" tee.


March 27th, 2012 at 12:41 PM ^ it is because I would often separate out my Michigan gear into its own basket and move it to the front of the laundry queue, that to this day, I am apparently not allowed to touch the laundry except in "emergencies".


March 30th, 2012 at 7:46 AM ^

Only tee shirts i own beside whites are maize baby! You for sure can't dry adidas shirts. You pull them out and they went from normal to youth size in 30 mins.