This Week in Milford

October 20, 2012

Those Bucket Fries Are So Tasty I Could Eat…One


One more panel of outer Bucket snogging folks and now the worm is turning. Irish footballer Terry Gallagher can reenter the Bucket and brag about the tremendous amounts of tail he’s going to get from his new found fame. Gosh and begorrah, a tool in the making.

Cyndy Canty (the goddess of basketball, since we’re gettin’ all legendary here) feeds Chip Visci a hand carved wooden french fry.


Now lets go visit the Jeffs, where we get a visit from Trainer Rick Scott drawing smiley faces on Safety Ric Devore’s knees or injecting horse tranquilizers into Safety Ric Devore’s knees, or whatever he does.

In game action, Milford catches a break when Jeff’s receiver Thurgood Peasprattle suffers involuntary elbow and wrist spasms right before his eyeballs explode.


Milford’s astonishing lack of depth is further revealed as is their luck in playing the Jeff’s, the clown princes of the Valley Conference. The Irishman is getting Bonk!ed on and off the field.


Yay, other guys doing actual football things for the Mudlarks, sealing a victory over the hapless Jeffs!

Now back to Doyle Dane Ding Dong Daddy, who’s gonna spin this crap three ways to Sunday. Why? Why no? This s what is is gang and the TWIM crew lacks the skill of Ding Dong to make anything of this dog turd of a plot.

Will the one armed coach start punching players? Are the Gallaghers from Detroit? We got nothin’



  1. Why isn’t this story line about the Milford giant in p2 10/18?

    Comment by gwilo — October 20, 2012 @ 7:35 am

  2. That’s not a Milford giant — that’s a Milford Giant Robot! Notice the mechanical pose. Unfortunately, Coach Shaw forgot to turn it on before the play started.

    Apparently Doyle Dang Doof is not only a jerk wad, he also never bathes. Note how the crowd is giving him a good ten feet of airspace on all sides.

    Comment by John Walters (@johnswalters) — October 20, 2012 @ 8:11 am

  3. 10/19 P1:The way Gill ‘n Kaz are dreamily staring at Terry’s buttocks they’re having their own thoughts of poor Terry getting turned around.

    Comment by semperfi4evr — October 20, 2012 @ 9:08 am

  4. Frankly, this is the most deliriously insane plot since Clambake, maybe since self-clubbing Tyler Lane.

    Comment by Scott P. — October 20, 2012 @ 9:33 am

  5. Er, Tyler Jay.

    Comment by Scott P. — October 20, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

  6. I nominate the current story for “Most Asinine GT Plot of All Time.” It’s too bad: we had an attractive character in Terry Gallagher, but now– apparently in order to get in every imaginable advertising pun– Douchebag Dane has pointlessly taken over. How bad is it? Regina won’t even comment.

    Comment by vaganova — October 21, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

  7. I can’t say for sure if I’d be any more interested in blogging about a different plot (provided the different plot wasn’t equally shite). Suffice to say, Gil Thorp isn’t doing me any favors.

    At least two or three of those erudite commenters over at Comics Curmudgeon have puzzled, “why is Dean Don Durbin doing this?” and those are usually some serious thinking folks over there! And Gil Thorp is small potatoes for the likes of the serious CC blog commenterati. So what;s my point. I don’t know. I find it all exhausting. Even kids grinding up against each other in this strip isn’t noteworthy any more.

    Philosophically, if call into question a writer’s character motivation (like with Dildo Doggins), suggesting that the character is lame because nobody would do that, can’t the writer just say, “well he’s my character and I say he just feels like doing this because he does, so nanny nanny poo poo”? It doesn’t mean we can’t bitch about it I guess, but I’ve repeated myself enough around here, so that’s why I can hardly be arsed to read this crap lately, let alone blog about it in any kind of entertaining fashion.

    Know what I mean?

    Comment by nedryerson — October 21, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

  8. If anybody’s ever heard of Dean Don Durbin besides me and maybe one friend, drop me a line. I want to buy yez a drink.

    Comment by nedryerson — October 21, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

  9. It has been a long time since we’ve had a BONK! Can HRONK & FOOZLE be far behind?

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — October 22, 2012 @ 5:38 am

  10. Ned, I’m with you. As a GT reader for over 40 years (!), this is not the GT of my youth. A definite change since Rubin and Whigham have taken over – I wonder if they actually played or coached anything (except golf, which they seem to know all too well). The greatness of GT used to lie in its sports-centered stories, with sideshow antics thrown in but never dominating the overall sports storyline. Now GT is an “afterschool special” about dating older guys, drug dealing, music interests, blah blah blah.

    Rubin and Whigham: PLEASE get back to a sports-oriented storyline, where coaches think about sports and using sports as a metaphor for life – that’s why we read GT!

    And, jeez, could the Mudlarks put together a state run in some sport soon?!?

    Comment by milfordian — October 22, 2012 @ 7:19 am

  11. gil might have to invite anabel sanchez to the shady rest milford motel where all the classy milford hos hang

    Comment by mr12ozcan — October 22, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

  12. Hey Milfordian, 40 years, wow!
    I should probably conserve my energy for posting and stop complaining. I won(t lie, it’s been hard since Jason got deported.
    I’m glad you stalwarts are still reading when I sober up enough to post my cryptic ramblings about a comic strip that I clearly don’t care about. I am worried about Regina. Maybe she tripped on some bean dip and fell off a coffee table.
    But back to your point milfordian, I have no nostalga for Top Thorpe of old. I did buy one of those anthologies which presents about a dozen baseball stories from various time periods. I’ve been meaning to read these and see what Berril’s characters were like. I guess it’s cliche to talk about “changing times” but there really was a simpler approach to writing teen characters. Have teens changed that much? Should they have these veiled adult motivations? Am I crazy? Why don’t I just post some jokes about freak hands and go about my business.
    Feel free to weigh in on my troubling psychotic break with comics commentary orthodoxy.

    Comment by nedryerson — October 23, 2012 @ 5:51 am

  13. Ned, I’ve been following GT since its inception, allowing for time out of the country (the first plot involved Gil convincing kids to come out for football instead of taking after school jobs to pay for the cars they needed to get to their after school jobs) and can agree with Milfordian that the strip has changed. Change over more than fifty years is inevitable and desirable, but I do like your phrase “veiled adult motivations.” Allowing for changing times, I think a lot of us still want the same things, a sensitive look at young people through the familiar lenses of sports and school.

    No idea what’s become of Regina. We were planning to smear ourselves with bean dip and dance on that coffee table, but now she’s vanished…

    Comment by vaganova — October 23, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

  14. I didnt know the main blogger got deported – I see he still has other comics, so what gives? I still remember running for the ‘backup blogger’ position that Ned occupies. If he really doesnt want it, I can take over. I’ll even find Regina too!
    So now Dane is calling Marjie Ducey to report on this new sensation at Milford. Hope the smartest character in the strip will see thru his act and turn him over to the Milford police, who will escort him off this strip at once.

    Comment by Rob — October 23, 2012 @ 5:44 pm

  15. Rob, on the model of the tattoo guy, the police will charge Dane Douche with pretending to start rumors. Here’s to Marjie and that raspberry beret!

    Comment by vaganova — October 23, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

  16. I was kidding with the deported line, Rob. Lame jokes like that are what “we do” around here sometimes.

    I’m gonna see how much longer I can hang in there. Jason may want to rerecruit for a fill in, but I can’t speak on his behalf. I’ll restrict my whining to the comments though, because I do kind of enjoy hearing this type of feedback from you guys beyond the general fun we have.

    New post soon.

    Comment by Ned Ryerson — October 23, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

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