This Week in Milford

October 11, 2010

Those Cans, The Park And Other Things

Filed under: exposition comics, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Prairie Style Windows — nedryerson @ 10:31 am


Raise a bottle of Yoo-Hoo to Miles Paris. He figured out Cody’s caper, but he couldn’t figure out how to get the sunglasses unstuck from his head. So he trades poorly executed hand gestures with the captain. Miles is trying a nanu nanu and I think Cody is attempted a modified Montgomery Burn “excellent” gesture. Dude, you can’t create any tenting without fingertip contact! Maybe he’s doing “It’s Pat!” He is sporting a haircut reminiscent of lesbian folksinger Phranc:

Look! Another transaction! Oh, whatever could they be slingin’ out there in the muted lamplight? What manner of contraband brings these shadowy figures out to conduct their business so close to this wholesome celebration of butch wax and soda bottles?


Well, no more news about the transactions in the park, but hello! Marjie Ducey’s putting her wares on display. Somebody put up a sign, she’s opening up a candy store (and I’m not talkin’ about Nutboys!)

Well of course you have to talk to that reporter, Cody. You play your cards right and she might be your new mommy.  Now get the heck outta here so I can stare at this imaginary work and zone out until lunch. Oh, and can you tell the drama club production of Three’s Company to move away from my doorway. They kinda creep me out.



  1. Now there are four shadowy figures involved in the varsity level stuff ring. Could it be that Derek Tolan is involved? Here’s to Marjie beating out Marty on breaking the story again.
    Those tables are looking just as shiny as the floors. That Steve Luhm is really on the ball.

    Comment by DieClambakeDie — October 11, 2010 @ 10:41 am

  2. What’s with that Relax poster? Has Frankie Goes to Hollywood finally reached Milford? And speaking of relax, why is Marjie’s chesticular region whited-out?

    Is “playing the best safety you’ll ever see” some sort of one-on-one competition to look forward to?

    Comment by Dood — October 11, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

  3. Do these kids ever go to class? They seem to wander into Gil’s office any time of the day.

    Comment by dale — October 11, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

  4. I’m thinking the ‘transactions’ are for bootleg Leon Ashley CD’s.

    Comment by semperfi4evr — October 11, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

  5. Who is under the bridge? Could it be:
    – Tank and the other Longshots taking bribes to keep Derek Chance from trying out for the football team?
    – Gil and Kaz selling “varsity-level Ben-Gay” to their banged-up team?
    – Dr. Pearl and Coach Rick collecting insurance to make sure some on the team remain academically eligible?
    – Ray the Pizza Flipper and Steve-O, both realizing they have no life, exploiting those no-talent Milford jerks?
    – Hobo baseball players all growed up?

    Comment by milfordian — October 11, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

  6. Why is Marjie wearing her bra over her sweater??

    Comment by Gil's Therapist — October 11, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

  7. I think Miles is doing a distorted “Live Long and Prosper” hand sign while Cody is doing a Nazi salute. Now Miles is off to spend his new found cash on a pair of huge hooters in the sky. What excuse is he going to use next week for missing money?

    I like how Gil is trying hard to look busy while reading some illegible scribble he did bat PUB last night.

    Comment by Regina — October 12, 2010 @ 5:44 am

  8. I think Cody’s ‘do is more Frankie Avalon

    Comment by Regina — October 12, 2010 @ 5:49 am

  9. Superb!

    Comment by Tim Edkin — October 12, 2010 @ 7:27 am

  10. #6 Gil’s Therapist

    Perhaps Marjie is Quailman’s sidekick, Quailwoman…

    Comment by billytheskink — October 12, 2010 @ 9:13 am

  11. Cody: “Do I have to talk to that reporter?”

    Gil: “Yeah, next week’s script is here. What’s my motivation again?”

    Comment by Dood — October 12, 2010 @ 2:01 pm

  12. Troubled by the truly weird drawing of Marjie and her cutaway sweater- where did her boobs go? Then I realized they had in fact been spotted, like a pair of UFOs, taking in the dastardly transaction in the park, 10/9 panel 3. Evildoers, count your remaining minutes– Marjie’s tits have you in the crosshairs…

    Comment by vaganova — October 12, 2010 @ 11:17 pm

  13. Uh oh, in today’s strip it looks like Jamaar decided he doesn’t want to block anymore and Miles is going to pay the price. I see a fumble, a defensive touchdown for Tilden, an injured QB and once again the hopes of a promising season dashed for Milford.

    Comment by DieClambakeDie — October 14, 2010 @ 6:06 am

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