This Week in Milford

July 17, 2013

The Corn Store Called. They’re Running Out Of You!

Filed under: Gil Thorp, golf, What the hell is going on here? — nedryerson @ 3:54 am


They’re kidding, right?

Okay, but there’s still a funny panel with Gil putting rubbers on golf clubs to teach kids or something, right?



  1. At this point, Rubin is just trolling.

    Comment by Baskingshark — July 17, 2013 @ 6:45 am

  2. I’m actually hoping he’s just trolling. That means he might throw us a bone before the summer’s out.
    If he’s sincere, we’ll definitely see golf until football season.

    Comment by billytheskink — July 17, 2013 @ 6:46 am

  3. Can it at least be Children of the Corn golf?

    Comment by nedryerson — July 17, 2013 @ 6:56 am

  4. Ned — from the look of panel 3, I’d say it’s not so much “Children of the Corn Golf” and more like “Up With People Golf.” Seriously, how ecstatic can a group of teens become at the mere sight of a golf club?

    Otherwise, yeah, Rubin’s definitely trolling.

    Comment by John Walters (@johnswalters) — July 17, 2013 @ 7:57 am

  5. Those kids are only coming up to his waist. They’re not teens, more like 8-year-olds, which might explain their delight a bit more. But you are correct in that Gil used to work with teenagers during previous summers.

    Perhaps he got demoted to the elementary school kids? They’re less likely to notice or complain about the alcohol on his breath.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — July 17, 2013 @ 9:37 am

  6. Maybe it’s a trick of perspective, but is Gil pulling the club out with the club end stored in the bag? Admittedly, I don’t know a lot about golf, but I always thought the ‘end with the rubber on it’ went into the bag. (no filthy double entendre intended)

    Comment by TimP — July 17, 2013 @ 10:18 am

  7. Posted too soon… so, not only are we all OK with Herk The Mauler being left unsupervised to deal out eye socket crushing justice at the Subwich shop, but we also think he’s good to go doing the driving from tank town to tank town?

    Comment by TimP — July 17, 2013 @ 10:28 am

  8. P1: First Hairy Hercules sends Pops alone into the Subwich where Pops has a meltdown. Now he’s lettin’ him drive the Kia? Just like Tunces the driving cat! Hairy, you’re a D*U*M*B*A*S*S!!!

    Comment by semperfi4evr — July 17, 2013 @ 10:31 am

  9. Some of these kids will go home and ask what are rubbers.

    More knowing ones will spread the joke to churches, Scouts, and the PTA.

    The sensitive ones will complain about being called “newbies”. Well suck it up, maggots!

    Comment by Dale — July 17, 2013 @ 11:38 am

  10. NO! NO! NO!

    Gil’s advice to “hold the end with the rubber on it” is the only remotely promising thing in this strip. Unless this turns into a horse condom plot, we have just been dropped to a hard landing. Herk the Mauler to kiddie golf? Give me an effiing break.

    Comment by vaganova — July 17, 2013 @ 1:57 pm

  11. Marjie Ducey will be a sight for sore eyes, but she is anyway.

    Comment by Rob — July 17, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

  12. This has to be one of the most unintentionally funny strips ever, with the kids all like, “Yay!”

    Comment by Dood — July 17, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

  13. I grew up in Illinois. Grades 7-12 we had gym class every day, every year. I thought those teachers were the dumbest people imaginable.
    48 years later – nothing has changed.

    Comment by Dale — July 17, 2013 @ 5:45 pm

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