This Week in Milford

June 3, 2009

I bet that’s not as comfortable as my Frankenberry box underpants.

Filed under: freak hands, Milford Idiots — jasbeattie @ 10:17 pm

I was once at a party where folks were constructing items of clothing entirely out of aluminum foil. So I can at least kinda understand the goofy nonsense going on here. But if Molly wears that thing in the hot tub…I’ll know these girls are on something much stronger than caffeine.

This week’s strips may be teetering a fine line between titillating and moronic, but I’ll give ’em this: It’s still waaay better than more Shemp Dumbo pranks or Gil learning lessons about the inter-webs. That being said, what sort of upgrade does a cardboard swimsuit offer over, say, just wearing your underwear as a swimsuit? Discuss.


  1. Dammit, now you’ve got me wondering if there’s a group out there who considers soggy cardboard to be unspeakably erotic. Since I’m thinking about it, it probably exists.

    Comment by Zaq — June 4, 2009 @ 2:36 am

  2. I will say one thing for Gil Thorp. Every time I think this strip can’t get any more stupid and pointless, it proves me wrong. I have no idea where this story arc is headed, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it has something to do with a camera and/or video, YouTube and Gil’s new-found passion for Facebook. Sheesh.

    Comment by niccomm757 — June 4, 2009 @ 5:34 am

  3. Wet cardboard contest, here we come!
    And they’re going to blame it on the caffeine.

    Comment by Mudlarks Fan — June 4, 2009 @ 6:09 am

  4. the story arc here is a PG version of “sexting”. Consistent with the whole internet theme we have been seeing. Unless clambake shows up with a video camera, then it gets creepier than is permissable for a family newspaper. I’m just glad this story is so wierd that Jason is back to posting every day. The soft drink carton bikini will probably be in SI swimsuit issue next year instead of the painted bikini.

    Comment by Rick — June 4, 2009 @ 6:14 am

  5. I think Dave Berg addressed the difference between a bikini and underwear sometime around 1965. Similar circumstance — girl with no swimsuit is told to borrow one from hostess. Girl appears in nifty leopard print bikini and freaks when told that it’s underwear.

    Comment by Elmo — June 4, 2009 @ 6:23 am

  6. She’s gonna send pic of herself to bill “tripod” hawkins and hilarious anger will ensue. We may even see some exploding freckles…I can’t wait

    Comment by PFM — June 4, 2009 @ 6:45 am

  7. New level of stupid reached here. Where do they come up with these absurd ideas.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — June 4, 2009 @ 6:49 am

  8. Note to Chief Wigham; P2: For tomorrow’s strip leave Cousin Itt out. Unnnnghhh! We wantum cheesecake!

    Comment by SemperFi4Evr — June 4, 2009 @ 6:56 am

  9. The strip has officially hopped on the crazytown express. Never mind what these girls are on…what the hell is Chief Whigham on??????

    Comment by Regina — June 4, 2009 @ 7:10 am

  10. #4: If ONLY Clambake showed up with a video camera, the Summer ‘O Crazy would officially have an early start…although I think it’s started already.

    Comment by Regina — June 4, 2009 @ 7:11 am

  11. Just for the taste of it…

    But really, is the sight of Molly in a cardboard bikini so racy that the back of some girl’s head needs to cover 60% of it?
    Retarded as this idea is, it would certainly be more interesting if you could, you know, see the only thing that is interesting about it.

    Comment by billytheskink — June 4, 2009 @ 7:12 am

  12. This is a true story: My ex-husband and I went to a hotel and we were by the pool and there was a guy in the pool with his tighty-whiteys. We stared with disbelief and horror the whole time were there. This describes my reaction to today’s strip.

    Comment by Regina — June 4, 2009 @ 7:15 am

  13. Love the title of the post, Jason. The brand of cereal you use to make box underwear says a lot about you. I personally use Honey Nut Cheerios.

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — June 4, 2009 @ 7:45 am

  14. hmmmm. When the residual cola sugar mixes with the sweet tart bracelets in the hot tub water, there will be a hell of a foam explosion.

    Comment by Dr. Eatmorecheese and DrinkmorePabst aka: Gils Dietician — June 4, 2009 @ 8:02 am

  15. Gosh, that Molly sure is a tall drink of soda!

    Sorry. The constant stupid is wearing me down.

    Comment by sourbelly — June 4, 2009 @ 8:38 am

  16. What I want to know is why the girls in the background of Panel 2 are recreating Goya’s “Third of May, 1808”.

    Comment by Scott de B. — June 4, 2009 @ 8:47 am

  17. Way back when Curly Horse was still raising his siblings alone, didn’t he show up random places with a video camera to sell footage to the local news? This would be a perfect time for him to resume that activity.

    There was a quick flash of non-stupidity there when she says, “No Pictures” but then, in another flash, we’re back to normal stupid levels.

    Comment by another Josh — June 4, 2009 @ 9:01 am

  18. Bah Gawd, it happened! Ima buy Rubin a beer!

    I vote panel 2 for future random amusing panel o’ the moment. “It’s a soft-drink-carton bikini!”

    Comment by El Santo — June 4, 2009 @ 9:53 am

  19. Dayum, those broads are all coked up.

    Comment by Gil'sBarber — June 4, 2009 @ 10:13 am

  20. Swatch dogs and diet cokeheads.

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — June 4, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

  21. Forrest’s mama may have been right, that Stupid Is as Stupid Does, but this plotline is nearly inexplicable. The run-up is obvious– we are about to get pasted with a horror story about the Dangers of Sexting, Facebooking, etc– but a SODA CARTON BIKINI? With a houseful of teenaged girls nobody could come up with a halter and a pair of gym shorts so Long Tall Molly could get in the hot tub with her girlfriends?

    I’m scrambling here: the best I can come up with is that the prig Hawkins will be shocked by being sexted and that Gil will have to hold the police at bay, or that Marty Moon will get involved and bring about an end to Life as We Know It. Andrew is out: Rubwhig– who appears to be undergoing an acid flashback– has lost interest in Andrew and has consigned him to the forces of order.

    Comment by vaganova — June 4, 2009 @ 1:35 pm

  22. The only advantage is that the cardboard is colorful. Now that you bring it up, why didn’t she just go in with her underwear? I mean, it’s just girls around, she’s probably in a sports bra (being from Milford, you know), and it’s a lot less embarrassing than that monstrosity.

    Comment by Wynne — June 4, 2009 @ 2:24 pm

  23. Nothing compares to my g-string made from a Chock Full ‘O Nuts can…

    Comment by meathook — June 4, 2009 @ 2:47 pm

  24. You know, I can get behind Molly sending a picture of her soda-carton bikini to Bill because she thinks it’s funny, or she’s feeling a bit silly, or whatever – but the idea that Bill is going to think he’s been sexted (because I think y’all are right, that must be where we’re going with this) makes me want to cry. Kinda funny, sure. Totally ridiculous, oh yes. Sexy? NO. That is the highest-necked bikini I’ve ever seen, and also it’s made of soda cartons. Not sexy! Bill, there is no sexting going on here! Bill…!

    Dammit, he’s not listening. Guess I’d better hitch up my Maple Brown Sugar Smart Start undies and get ready for the next big storyline!

    Comment by jules — June 4, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

  25. With you, Jules– this is yet another case of Girls Not Being Allowed to Have Fun. But that’s absolutely where we’re going with this storyline– we have Censorious Bill, Clueless Gil, and the backdrop of horror stories in the papers about cellphones and social networking sites. Guess I ought to hitch up my own Smart Start undies…

    Comment by vaganova — June 4, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

  26. Did I mention how much I love this strip?

    Because I do.

    Comment by southmauldin — June 4, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

  27. “Caffeine”? The girls are hopped-up on caffeine? I suppose Rubin had to make it clear that there was no illegal drinking going on, but how many Red Bull shots with Diet Coke chasers does it take to induce behavior like this?

    Meanwhile, in a rumpus room on the other side of town, Shep is outfitting Robbbb in a jockstrap made from a Skittles bag. (Mmmm, taste the rainbow…)

    Comment by johnw — June 5, 2009 @ 4:43 am

  28. Next thing you know they’ll be making togas out of Nutboy wrappers!

    Comment by another Josh — June 5, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

  29. Nut Boy togas?! They’re shitty!

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — June 5, 2009 @ 4:21 pm

  30. Shit boy togas?! They’re nutty!

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — June 5, 2009 @ 8:31 pm

  31. Where the hell does Molly live that she can’t just leap in her Pacer and run back to the house to get a bathing suit? Beats this moronic cardboard bikini trip. Although isn’t this cardboard juggs-inna-box bikini bit somewhat derivative? (See generally, Dik in a Box SNL video)

    Comment by Sgt. Saunders — June 6, 2009 @ 8:53 am

  32. responsible girls don’t drink and caffinate, Sgt.

    Comment by Emily — June 6, 2009 @ 2:07 pm

  33. The last few days’ strips have been obvious, and a little creepy, but Saturday’s– June 6th– is utterly unintelligible. Rubwhig has been watching old John Garfield noir movies and misunderstanding the concept of “quick cut.”

    Comment by vaganova — June 6, 2009 @ 5:22 pm

  34. So, instead of threatening the boys with expulsion from the team, Gil makes them run laps and has the AV geek tape it. What should probably happen is one of the players will now retaliate against Gil. This storyline is getting crazier every day!

    Comment by Doug Puthoff — June 7, 2009 @ 8:59 am

  35. Chicken and lemonade? Bad combo. They cant even get the picnic menu right. I either have the drink alone or with a PBJ sandwich. Chicken? With milk.
    So Monday the trainer joins them eating, and the boys drop dead. Baseball finals in my state are this weekend – and I’m going.

    Comment by Rob — June 7, 2009 @ 11:59 am

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  40. Coming across this strip is too funny. I actually am the Molly Kinsella that this character was based off of and, while I haven’t followed where the strip went, Rubin did actually spot a picture of me in a carboard box outfit (not a swimsuit tho…) on facebook! I had posted it because it was funny. I WAS being “silly” with some college friends for a dorm event and we had to construct silly outfits from cardboard for an event. Nothing creepy, nothing weird, no alcohol (or caffeine even as I recall), just a funny and fun time with friends. It wasn’t even too racy, but eventually I did take the picture down because of pressure that it would interfere if employers saw it (which I’m sure it would have!). Thanks for the fun reads on this page though, too funny that a real, random event from my life became a strip in Gil Thorp! loved all the strips growing up!!! And I did play basketball in high school! :)

    Comment by Mkins — September 27, 2012 @ 1:59 pm

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