This Week in Milford

September 6, 2010

Belabored Days Weekend

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, exposition comics, football, Gil Thorp — jasbeattie @ 11:43 pm


Cody Exner becomes the bane of our existence by bringing JamJar back into the strip. It’s like that time you found out George Lucas  announced JarJar would be in Episode 2…Why the hell would they do that to us?


Now we know the reason Gil has stayed at practice all morning…Free Sloppy Joes from a stranger! The only down side for him is he’s now become engaged in a conversation. “Dammit, here we go again…” he thinks,”time to pretend to care about something for several minutes. Damn my weakness for free meat-like sandwiches!”

More information on Sloppy Joes can be found on the Internet.


Today’s boring expositional comic is brought to you by Cheesy Poofs! (A subsidiary of the extremely lame NutBoy Brothers International. We’re talkin’ Night Court in it’s fifth season lame…)

And today’s third panel flashback sequence is brought to you by Move It! The folks at Move It! would like to remind you that you may leave Milford at any time, you don’t need to get laid off to abandon this down-market dump.


“It’s not me, coach. It’s the law.”
“Holy crap!”
“Glad to know you care about the law.”
“No I meant, I just wholly crapped my pants! I’d been holding your horrid Sloppy Joes in my colon since Saturday…”



  1. So can we just skip to the end where Cody and Jamarr work out their wacky differences and Cody gets adopted by the Gaddis family?

    Comment by jlp — September 7, 2010 @ 1:16 am

  2. Too much drilling in this comic.

    It seems to me that Mrs. Morgan is resigned to the fact that she’s stuck with Cody until she can finally put him out when he turns 18.

    Comment by Regina — September 7, 2010 @ 4:56 am

  3. 9/6 P1……….
    New Blond Lady: “Didn’t Cody Exner have a different mom last year?”
    New Blond Lady: “Yes- Eileen Pickler- she was a foster parent like me”.
    Gil: “While you’re having this conversation with yourself, I’m going to drift over to the locker room and see if Cody has finished drilling Casper”

    Comment by Knoxy — September 7, 2010 @ 5:31 am

  4. 9/6 would have us believe that Eileen Pickler moved to Omaha voluntarily. The true story is that unemployed people are not allowed in Milford. If you lose your job the people at Move It pack up your stuff and take you to someplace far away. In Eileen Pickler’s case she “wound up” in Omaha. Cody was allowed to stay because he plays football. If he was a band geek he’d be midnight cowboying somewhere in Arkansas.

    Comment by DieClambakeDie — September 7, 2010 @ 5:58 am

  5. Funny that the practice field is under Milford’s I-95 on-ramp.

    Sloppy Joe’s as a mid-day meal during football two-a-days? With Cheesy Poofs? Uhm, yeah. They’ll go over big when they come back up.

    Can we switch sports to get a new plotline?

    Comment by Dood — September 7, 2010 @ 6:54 am

  6. Oh, so Gil’s star player has been in foster care since he was nine — and Gil is just now finding out about it? He’s just overflowing with care and concern for his little charges, isn’t he? Well, overflowing with something, at least. Gin and Sloppy Joes, perhaps.

    “It’s not me, Coach. It’s the law. After five foster placements, the kids get turned into Soylent Green.

    By the way, did I mention the secret ingredient in my Sloppy Joes?”

    Comment by jvwalt — September 7, 2010 @ 7:20 am

  7. “Dad’s in the wind. All we are are dads in the wind … ”

    And speaking of Kansas lyrics, how long to the point of no return for Marty Moon?

    Comment by Dood — September 7, 2010 @ 7:30 am

  8. Does Kay Morgan bear a resemblance to Gail Martin? Wasn’t “Chessy Poofs and Sloopy Joes” one of her songs?

    Comment by Dood — September 7, 2010 @ 7:46 am

  9. Cody drilled JamJar so hard he had to carry him to practice.

    Comment by sourbelly — September 7, 2010 @ 7:58 am

  10. “Glad to know you’re so certain.” Smug much, Gil? Speaking of placements, where in the wide, wide world of Valley Conference sports are your kids?

    Comment by Dood — September 7, 2010 @ 8:04 am

  11. Kay gives the team sloppy joes; Torrid and Cassclown give the team sloppy seconds.

    Comment by semperfi4evr — September 7, 2010 @ 9:07 am

  12. Are there really schools where a player’s parents are expected to feed the whole team? How many on a football team, 25-30? Plus the coaches and trainers. Don’t forget the janitorial staff and the admins. What if the kid were in the marching band?

    Comment by dale — September 7, 2010 @ 9:52 am

  13. Gail Martin?! She’s the rock and roll Carole King!

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — September 7, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

  14. New Plot gang. Mrs Morgan resigned to fact the she keeps Cody until he’s 18. Then she realizes he is of legal age and she and him become the Hot ticket. Mimi finds out and wants some of that too. Cassie can’t have him, she’s too young so she turns them all in, Cody is suspended from team, Milford misses another playoff and Championship.

    Comment by Clinton — September 7, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

  15. gil having struck out with torrey goes for a woman more his speed of course she must supply constant sloppy joes rum n cokes and rusty trombones .

    Comment by mr120zcan — September 7, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

  16. If I wanted to hear heart-warming stories about foster-care children I’d watch the four o’clock news.

    Comment by laura c — September 7, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

  17. Never mind the cheesy poof, i want some “HIPS”.
    Mrs. Morgan reminds me of Cassie without the freckles and the sluttishness.

    Comment by Regina — September 7, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

  18. I meant “poofs”.

    Comment by Regina — September 7, 2010 @ 4:16 pm

  19. Screw the poofs, Regina– you are dead-on about Mrs Morgan, a cleaned-up, grown-up, de-skanked version of Cassie. But from the defeated look in her eyes you can tell a lot has been lost in the process.

    Comment by vaganova — September 7, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

  20. There’s about 60 players on a football team. Kay Pickler’s family wound up in Omaha – so she HAD to follow them?? I guess you dont move, you ‘wind up’. And if the sloppy joe’s went over so well, why are there SO MANY left over?? And what the hell does the dad being in the wind mean? I was in the wind today.

    Comment by Rob — September 7, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

  21. I think Neal might be confusing high school football with some type of little league activity where parents take turns bringing juice boxes and snacks to games and practices. Sloppy Joes for 50 or 60 high school kids? You can’t be serious.

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — September 8, 2010 @ 8:36 am

  22. True that, Ned #21. Kind of hard to picture bull-in-the-ring with a stomach (temporarily) full of sloppy joes…

    Comment by vaganova — September 8, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

  23. Eww – might as well follow em up with some Nutboys — they’re SHITTY!

    Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    Comment by Gil'sBarber — September 8, 2010 @ 6:26 pm

  24. Dayum, I sure know how to kill a thread.

    Comment by Gil'sBarber — September 9, 2010 @ 10:10 am

  25. Elbows up to throw a football?? Both of em?? I challenge anyone to throw a ball with both elbows up and see what that looks like. Egads!

    Comment by Rob — September 9, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

  26. Rob;
    I thought I was the only one who does not understand the phrase “in the wind”……
    I googled it & really got nowhere…
    Are “in the wind” & like the golf panel that said he “ripped one” new sayings or what? I heard neither before, but that could be because it’s been 20 y since I played golf…
    Or maybe the authors have coined some new expressions…

    Comment by rowdyman — September 9, 2010 @ 3:51 pm

  27. “in the wind” has been around forever………… means no one has a clue as to where he is.

    Just an aside……his foster Mom has a mighty purty mouth………

    Comment by Knoxy — September 10, 2010 @ 7:43 am

  28. Here’s the urban dictionary definition of ‘in the wind’. Knoxy is right.

    Comment by Rob — September 10, 2010 @ 3:11 pm

  29. Uh oh! todays strip-we have another angry defensive player hurting the QB before the season even starts

    Comment by DieClambakeDie — September 10, 2010 @ 4:44 pm

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