This Week in Milford

July 11, 2013

Bethel, Johnstown, Meadville, Beaver!

Filed under: freak hands, Gil Thorp, Just Plain Awesome — nedryerson @ 5:56 am


Did Hercules cream Coach Thorp in that charity match?

That is pure poetry. I shall savor that all these muggy summer months. Oh but it gets better!

Gil pinned him. I’ve always wondered if Hercules let him.

“Let him what, Chief? Let him what?”

Chief Lind’s appearance was quite a creepfest. He tops it off by detatching his chin. Oh but it gets better!

Beau! Beau Dandy!

Oh, what sweet music! Max “Herk the Mauler” Herkelshimer has mistaken Gil for some dandy, good guy wrestler, some oiled up pretty boy! Classic Herk!

Musical Intertude, A Tribute to the Central Pennsylvania Intercontinental Semi Professional Wrestling Circuit
Pittsburgh, Scranton, Altoona, Hershey
Everybody talk about
Polka Music!
At the Hunky Club!

They wrestled each other everywhere!


  1. Beau Dandy to the rescue,
    Beau Dandy to the rescue,
    Beau Dandy the rescue,
    Go, Beau Dandy, go!

    Comment by teenchy — July 11, 2013 @ 6:11 am

  2. Ugh, “to the rescue” in line 3. At least you can tell I didn’t copy/paste three lines. Excuse me while I shuffle off to the Coffee Cantina.

    Comment by teenchy — July 11, 2013 @ 6:14 am

  3. P1 Mighty big hand o’ justice there, Chief! Your gun must be custom made; your other gun huge.

    Comment by semperfi4evr — July 11, 2013 @ 7:27 am

  4. I knew a man, Beau Dandy, and he’d wrestle you
    In worn-out shoes
    Silver hair, ragged shirt and baggy pants
    He’d still pin you
    He’d jump so high, he’d jump so high
    And then he’d flying cross you
    Mr. Beau Dandy! Mr. Beau Dandy!

    I met him in a cell in Milford
    I was down and out…

    Comment by Dood — July 11, 2013 @ 8:30 am

  5. So I’m asking myself:
    When I was in HS in the early 60s, would I have paid $1 to watch one of my gym teachers wrestle a pro?
    Would school spirit have caused me to root for the gym teacher? I still think they were mostly stupid jerks.

    Comment by Dale — July 11, 2013 @ 8:54 am

  6. “Did Hercules cream Coach Thorp in that charity match?”

    “No, that happened afterward, when he ‘took him to the Bucket.'”

    Comment by John Walters (@johnswalters) — July 11, 2013 @ 10:03 am

  7. Something tells me that Herk’s identifying Gil as “Beau Dandy” is an example of his not being quite with it these days. Now it’s perfectly possible that Whigrub is introducing and new story line and getting it to dovetail with the story of Gil coming to Milford from the Marines, but I have been reading GT pretty much from the beginning and this is the first reference to rassling I recall.

    Comment by vaganova — July 11, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

  8. Does this have anything to do with high school? The punks definitely looked older than the typical MHS athlete who also looks too old to be in HS.
    We have to find out why they are in Milford. (Probably will make no sense)
    Was Herk hit in the head too many times or is this an Alzheimer’s story?

    Comment by Dale — July 11, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

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