This Week in Milford

August 2, 2012

Shaving Private Boone

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, freak hands, Gil Thorp, golf — jasbeattie @ 1:53 pm


“As long as you’re flailing away like a one-armed guy at an angry golf-club-swinging contest, why not coach all these damned junior golfers for me?”
“Golf sucks. I’d need no arms to enjoy playing this sport.”
“That can be arranged. My old Crimean War buddy played with no arms. And I managed to him into teaching this class from ’34 through ’36.”


Ooh look, it the annual “Unnecessary Point at the Reader” panel of the summer. Which is YOUR favorite… 2010, 2011 or this masterpiece of pointing mockery?


Why would you want to fix being Scruffy? Being Scruffy is awesome.


“Now that you shaved that goddamn beard, people will stop confusing you for that awful Steve Luhm.”
“Yeah, people kept punching me in the head when they thought I was that guy.”


  1. Nothing like some hot jailbait to bring you out of a funk.

    Comment by gwilo — August 2, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

  2. 8/1/2012
    Molly: “But you’re kind of grumpy and scruffy, and you’re 25. Also, I need to see a picture of you in a cardboard Speedo”.

    Comment by Philip — August 2, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

  3. How did Molly know Steve is 25? They just met.

    Why does Steve go to the country club? All he does is hang around for a few minutes and leave.

    Comment by Dale — August 2, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

  4. I can’t wait till Gil Thorp is available in 3-D, so I can flinch back from Molly’s magic finger.

    And Steve has discovered the magic of shaving: not only does it eliminate your facial hair, but it also clears up all those zits and blackheads that used to cover his face.

    Comment by jvwalt — August 2, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

  5. I noticed the shaving side benefit. If you press hard enough for it to work, you will bleed a lot and be really grumpy.

    Comment by Dale — August 2, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

  6. Here’s a weird thing:

    I just discovered that the Seattle PI website is providing the Gil Thorp strip in color.


    Comment by Ned Ryerson — August 3, 2012 @ 4:22 am

  7. So, Molly — soda-carton-bikini-wearing Molly — is pointing at all 32 of us Gil Thorp readers, expressing her doubts about whether we get it? Oh, I think we get it.

    Comment by Dood — August 3, 2012 @ 7:23 am

  8. 6 – Ned

    Looks like work done by the Mark Tail crowd.

    They’ve taken years off Steve.

    Comment by Dale — August 3, 2012 @ 9:45 am

  9. Molly gets my vote for Best Unnecessary Point at the Reader. She is obviously mocking Steve. “I got a left hand and you don’t! HRONK! FOOZLE!”

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — August 3, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

  10. Hronk!! lmao re: mocking
    Gil: Hey, take up golf cause you obviously can’t make a living any other way.
    Steve: Screw you, never liked golf!
    Gil: Screw you, you ain’t my problem!

    Comment by Gil'sBarber — August 3, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

  11. So tonight I was reading the new issue of Nintendo Power and there, just inside the back cover, was a picture of Professor Layton doing a creepy “Unnecessary Point at the Reader” pose. I pointed it out to my eldest child with kind of a “what the hell, son, explain this to your elderly mother, why does he look like he’s in a Gil Thorp storyline?” And my son said, “Yeah, he does that a lot.” Really! Professor Layton, just pointing unnecessarily at the reader (or gamer)! Here he is doing it again:

    The part that weirds me out most is that it sort of makes me want to play a Professor Layton game. Do I like being pointed at unnecessarily? Have I developed Milford Syndrome?

    Comment by jules — August 3, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

  12. steve clans up the scruff doesnt want the rep like a former olympic judo coach

    Comment by mr12ozcan — August 4, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

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