This Week in Milford

August 8, 2012

The Color of Flub

Filed under: bizarre cameos, Gil Thorp, golf, metapost, Neal's friends, Where is Milford? — jasbeattie @ 1:47 pm

As crack* field reporter Ned Ryerson recently reported, the Seattle Post Intelligencer (official motto: “We’re intelligencer than you!”) has a color monkey decorating our glorious episodes of the Thorpster. Today, I’m running those fine color versions…the down side is that these are smaller size than the ol’ black and white ones. Be sure to vote at the bottom of today’s post to let me know which fancy-pants version you prefer!


“Hope it’s okay that Steve is using the driving range.”
“For a wounded vet, no problem. If he was an unwounded vet, or just some armless dude, I’d tell him to go to hell.”
“And since he’s not hitting any balls on the course anyway, what do I care? As long as there’s no foozling going on out there.”


Do you think Molly’s sexy advance of removing her (cardboard?) underwear in panel one makes up in any way for her insensitive second panel question? Everyone who knows Steve is aware that he lost the arm in that wacky but tragic lima bean cafeteria food fight at Fort Benning.


To blur the lines of reality, Gil steps away from Milford to bring in real-life Michigan golf pro John Jawor. He’s an expert at bringing out the best golf sound effects in his students. Steve will progress from FLUB! and SHANK! all the way to MIGHTY-ONE-ARMED-BALL-SMACK! in just a few short lessons.

*On crack.


  1. 8/7 P1: Boone: “Dang Molly I’m bad!” Molly “Oooohhh [pant pant], like in 50 Shades of Gray? Why didn’t you say so before? Now got to Lowe’s then be at my house in an hour!”

    Comment by semperfi4evr — August 8, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

  2. Stick with Black and White! Colors make it too easy to tell what the objects and surroundings are, and therefore, make the drawings less funny!

    Comment by Suzy — August 8, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

  3. Love the color – its like watching a b/w TV show for years and then seeing it in color – now you know what everything REALLY looks like! I’ll stuff the ballot box if I have to!

    Comment by Rob — August 8, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

  4. Steve is amazing! He took a full forward swing with a putter and managed to hit the ball behind himself! Bending the laws of Physics isn’t easy!

    Comment by Milfordian — August 8, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

  5. I couldn’t access any color further back than the last month, so I couldn’t see what color unies the Mudlarks wear. I would like to know if Milford wears pink, like in the Louisville paper that one of you whack jobs sent to Jason. Louisville? Hmmm…I need bourbon.

    Crack is whack. I only smoke Foozle.

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — August 8, 2012 @ 8:58 pm

  6. Given that the Seattle PI is an online-only paper now, you gotta wonder why they decided this was worth their time.

    Given the attention to detail in these color strips, you gotta wonder why we haven’t been been doing this for years in MS Paint.

    Comment by billytheskink — August 9, 2012 @ 6:53 am

  7. Gil’s been summering at this club for how many years, and this is the first time we’ve met the head pro? Sounds like a man after Gil’s own heart — lay low, keep a full bottle in your office and a flask in your back pocket, and never, ever do any work. If Mr. Jawor’s coaching style is equally Thorpian, I expect he’ll watch Steve hit a couple dozen balls, then leap to his feet and exclaim, “I see your problem — you’re missin’ a goddamn arm!”

    Comment by John Walters (@johnswalters) — August 9, 2012 @ 7:53 am

  8. Jeez, 74 votes? I thought there were only 29 of us readers.

    Comment by Dood — August 9, 2012 @ 8:02 am

  9. Wow, the color makes them less goofy. I agree with Suzy.

    Nice to see Wilford Brimley is back and that he’s dyed his hair for the occasion.

    When I take my “SHANK” out, I usually “FOOZLE” in using it. Therefore I “FLUB”. “HRONK!”

    I wonder if John Jamjar is going to give Steve a cufflink. Now Gil is going to “exit, stage right” to the 19th hole and let John Jamjar do his job.

    I knew someone that was drunk and fell in front of a subway and lost part of their leg. Maybe Steve’s lost arm is more along that line and that’s why he gets all ticked off when someone shakes his hand and thanks him for being a hero. Me thinks his arm was blown off in a drunken game of “let’s play hot potato with a grenade” and Steve was the loser.

    Comment by reginathenydiva — August 9, 2012 @ 8:18 am

  10. Dood, I think it was Al Capone that once said “Vote early and often.”0

    Comment by reginathenydiva — August 9, 2012 @ 8:27 am

  11. Steve chewed his own arm off after being stuck in some Chinese fingercuffs.
    Dood, some people are obviously stuffing the ballot box in this critical vote that will shape the future.

    Comment by gwilo — August 9, 2012 @ 9:46 am

  12. Color comics?!? Now I’m bad and have stage fright, and I wet myself, and the cat’s eaten my tuna sandwich. FLUB!

    Comment by jules — August 9, 2012 @ 10:28 am

  13. Dang, Molly, I’m bad, I’m bad, I’m really, really bad! And the whole world has to answer right now just to tell you once again who’s bad! HRONK!

    If you want to read some Gil Thorp, it don’t matter if it’s black or white! FOOZLE!

    Two Michael Jackson allusions in one post! FLUB!

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — August 10, 2012 @ 7:31 am

  14. Another theory of what happened to Steve’s am: He was in bed with a coyote ugly chick and he chewed his arm off to get away.

    Comment by reginathenydiva — August 11, 2012 @ 7:06 am

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