This Week in Milford

September 22, 2009

The Most Hated T-Shirt At The Bucket

Filed under: Gil Thorp, google nonsense, Marty Moon, The Bucket — nedryerson @ 5:13 am


Yay! Milford wins! Marty can hitch the booth back up to the El Camino and haul it back to the motor court. Those of you waiting for a cameo of the Oakwood coach Tod Andrews will have to wait until next year (or perhaps the playdowns?!) Instead, please enjoy this Marjie Ducey interview with Gil which reveals that Gil blacked out some time in the first quarter. Gil spouts off about the last play he can remember and doesn’t respond to Marjie’s actual question: “Coach Thorp, can you explain the smashed-in, grass stained right side of you face and the foul stench eminating from your pants?”

Meanwhile, at the Bucket…

Duncan models another band T-shirt. At first, I thought he was wearing an Esprit T-shirt, which were popular with girls back when I was in high school, which would have been weird, but interesting. Upon further review, I’m going to assume that the T-shirt is for The Despised. I did the required seconds of research to learned that The Despised is a hardcore band which calls themselves “the most hated band in Atlanta” among other colorful slogans. Compared to Duncan’s closet full of Sonic Youth wear, that’s pretty obscure. My bet is that this is actually product placement and that the Despised sent Neal (or Rod) a case of beer to get their name in the strip. They probably had a few stipulations, like “whoever’s wearing our T-shirt needs to be a mean looking dude and he should be surrounded by some real skanks”. Close enough, I guess.



  1. Lisa Loeb as Marjie Ducey in, “Sometimes I Fall On The Line: The Gil Thorpe Story”

    Comment by Jack Mehoff — September 22, 2009 @ 5:52 am

  2. Hey Jack–Who is Gil Thorpe?
    Right now, you are “The Despised”

    Comment by PFM — September 22, 2009 @ 5:58 am

  3. Nice Brandi Chastain look on the blonde in panel 3. Somebody should tell her that “underwear as outerwear” season ends on Labor Day.

    Actually, the black bra reminds me of the British “Modesty Blaise” adventure strip, one of the greatest serial comics of all time. Occasionally, a female character would be drawn in the nude (usually waist-up), which was acceptable in the British press. For American syndication, somebody would glop some black ink over the offending breasts in more or less the shape of a bra or bikini top. I think that’s what happened here: Whigham drew a topless female cavorting at The Bucket, and the syndicate censored his art.

    Well, I’d like to think so, anyway.

    Comment by jvwalt — September 22, 2009 @ 6:03 am

  4. Strange time for Marjie to decide to give Gil a shave with her Lady Norelco…….

    Comment by knoxy — September 22, 2009 @ 6:41 am

  5. Nice of one of The Despised’s groupies to visit Milford.

    Comment by Regina — September 22, 2009 @ 7:04 am

  6. Tod Andrews may have gotten fired. I don’t recall Oakwood winning too many games against the usually weak Milford squads since he became head coach.

    Comment by billytheskink — September 22, 2009 @ 7:13 am

  7. Of course Duncan is having fun you moron… he is almost to second base and its football season!

    Comment by el lumpbo — September 22, 2009 @ 7:13 am

  8. Strange black space between Dunkin Donuts legs in panel 3 – he must have some unusual leg structure.

    Comment by milfordian — September 22, 2009 @ 8:28 am

  9. Playdowns?! Are you kidding me?! Playdowns?!

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — September 22, 2009 @ 1:58 pm

  10. “The most hated band in Atlanta.”

    That is really saying something.

    Comment by Freehawk — September 22, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

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