This Week in Milford

August 9, 2013

The Exquisite Corpse of This Week in Milford

Filed under: Gil Thorp, Mimi Thorp, What the hell is going on here? — nedryerson @ 8:59 am

Okay, look here folks. I’m about to get lazy as crap on y’all. I’m hoping something weird and homoerotic is going to happen soon in Gil Thorp, with some weird and hairy wrestling. Right now it’s just Herk and Herk Jr. eating and Gil recapping for Mimi. I’m beyond bored with this and am starting to worry that the payoff is going to suck even more as so much air has escaped from the balloon over the course of the summer.

So, what I’m proposing, hopefully just for this week, is that all you commenters start commenting and I’ll just paste whatever you say into the post proper. Maybe identify which day you’re talking about or I’ll guess. It may look like a mess or make no sense for posterity, but who cares.

Is this a dumb plan? Yes, pretty much as dumb as whatever Gil seems to be getting at.

8/5/13
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“He’s sharp as a javelin.” Is that something people say or is that just a not so subtle way of working in a sports reference? Hey, where’s the Track and Field storyline? I bet that’d be fascinating.

Gil’s bulking up like he’s going to fight a circle saw. And no Javelins aren’t sharp, unless your looking at the ’72-’73 Pierre Cardin editions, which were among Kenosha’s finest…

8/6/13
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“Sometimes sharp, sometimes fuzzy” isn’t a bad description of this whole story line. It’s a sort of low key insanity, mostly ridiculous in ways you don’t really care about, yet you are still interested in seeing where the whole thing is headed.

Panel two: it took me awhile to figure out what the hell Mimi was doing. But then, I had just read a review of the film opening today, “Lovelace”, which talked about Linda Lovelace’s “unique talent” that formed the basis of the movie “Deep Throat” — so perhaps my Rorschach-style interpretations are skewed today.

Panel 3 there is a sports pennant that seems to say “Go Ha…” i.e. the Pickford mascots. Go Hankies? Go Halfwits?

8/7/13
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Looks like Shaggy and the gang are in Pickford. Maybe they will take on the case of Papa Herk’s missing memory!

8/8/13
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A game-time decision, eh? It had better be sometime during the 4 hours Bud’s Diner is open.

“This remands me of that time in Buffalo”? Remands? Reminds? Is that a typo? Was someone remanded into custody in Buffalo? Was it the person responsible for making sense of this storyline? If so, can we get him/her released on their own recognizance?

8/9/13
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Are you kidding? The storyline is about to get awesome! Gil and Herk are going to wrestle! For charity! And Gil is going to throw the match!

Gil’s postulating in the 8/6 strip that Pops’ dementia “feels different” combined with his loudly challenging Pops to a wrestling match in the middle of Subwich in the 8/9 strip are both ridiculous but not especially interesting developments. However, if this leads to Gil believing that he can cure dementia through wrestling and then that actually happening… payoff!

Why doesn’t someone remind this nutlog that all his matches were choreographed, with the winner determined before they entered the ring. The only time he would lose, is when he played the bad guy, the heel, the uberdouche, the fucktard. Steel cage death match where Gil puts him in a coma and we join the golf arc already in progress.

Bad craziness, as Uncle Duke would say. Curious a promoter would identify Gil as Gil for the gate, but as the late Beau Dandy for the fans..

Please, oh please, a charity tag-team: Gil and Kaz vs Herk and Jerk, with Mimi as ring girl! And Marty Moon as referee. Then they can all beat the crap out of Marty!

Let’s see… Gil proposes to wrestle a guy old enough to be his father, but who can still demolish two punks (and a sub shop) while hardly breaking a sweat. And who also suffers from some form of dementia– perhaps Oldtimer’s– that causes him to confuse people in the present with those in the past. If Gil’s proposal is serious, and not just a hail-mary attempt to snap Herk out of it, it seems he’s risking his own safety, Herk’s, and that of anyone else in close range to the match. On the other hand, we might get to see Herk pull the “airplane spin” on Gil and hurl him into the crowd, landing on Marty, Jolene Raptor, or some other target of opportunity.

In other news, what kinda favor (or improper benefits) did Rubin receive that merited a Brian Ellerbe cameo? And, more importantly, how did he then end up misspelling Ellebe’s name?
Ellerbe

For what it’s worth, and as a favor(?) to Rob who wanted Marjie Ducey updates, here is

MARJIE

20 Comments »

  1. Are you kidding? The storyline is about to get awesome! Gil and Herk are going to wrestle! For charity! And Gil is going to throw the match!

    Comment by Scott P. — August 9, 2013 @ 9:19 am

  2. “Sometimes sharp, sometimes fuzzy” isn’t a bad description of this whole story line. It’s a sort of low key insanity, mostly ridiculous in ways you don’t really care about, yet you are still interested in seeing where the whole thing is headed.

    For example, Gil’s postulating in the 8/6 strip that Pops’ dementia “feels different” combined with his loudly challenging Pops to a wrestling match in the middle of Subwich in the 8/9 strip are both ridiculous but not especially interesting developments. However, if this leads to Gil believing that he can cure dementia through wrestling and then that actually happening… payoff!

    Comment by billytheskink — August 9, 2013 @ 9:24 am

  3. Yeah, I hope it does get awesome. But I just had nothing to say about this section of the plot that is just idling along. The more days that went by the more I dreaded that I had to write something about Pop and Herk eating lunch, AGAIN, this Gil filling Mimi in on NOTHING! So I’m crowdsourcing this one, until I get tired of doing that. (I mean this post, only) Hopefully something good happens soon!

    Comment by nedryerson — August 9, 2013 @ 9:27 am

  4. Okay, maybe this won’t work.

    Don’t give up, Ned.
    signed, Ned

    Maybe I should import comments from other blogs with readers.

    Nah, Ned, take a vacation. Eat a sub, wrestle a demented old bear.

    Comment by nedryerson — August 9, 2013 @ 9:28 am

  5. 8/8/13 A game-time decision, eh? It had better be sometime during the 4 hours Bud’s Diner is open.

    Comment by Benjamin — August 9, 2013 @ 9:49 am

  6. Looks like Shaggy and the gang are in Pickford. Maybe they will take on the case of Papa Herk’s missing memory!

    Comment by Scott P. — August 9, 2013 @ 10:00 am

  7. “He’s sharp as a javelin.” Is that something people say or is that just a not so subtle way of working in a sports reference? Hey, where’s the Track and Field storyline? I bet that’d be fascinating.

    In other news, what kinda favor (or improper benefits) did Rubin receive that merited a Brian Ellerbe cameo? And, more importantly, how did he then end up misspelling Ellebe’s name?

    Comment by TimP — August 9, 2013 @ 10:29 am

  8. Why doesn’t someone remind this nutlog that all his matches were choreographed, with the winner determined before they entered the ring. The only time he would lose, is when he played the bad guy, the heel, the uberdouche, the fucktard. Steel cage death match where Gil puts him in a coma and we join the golf arc already in progress.

    Comment by Knoxy — August 9, 2013 @ 11:35 am

  9. Gil’s bulking up like he’s going to fight a circle saw. And no Javelins aren’t sharp, unless your looking at the ’72-’73 Pierre Cardin editions, which were among Kenosha’s finest…

    Comment by Dood — August 9, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

  10. 8/6, panel two: it took me awhile to figure out what the hell Mimi was doing. But then, I had just read a review of the film opening today, “Lovelace”, which talked about Linda Lovelace’s “unique talent” that formed the basis of the movie “Deep Throat” — so perhaps my Rorschach-style interpretations are skewed today.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — August 9, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

  11. I notice that in 8/6 panel 3 there is a sports pennant that seems to say “Go Ha…” i.e. the Pickford mascots. Go Hankies? Go Halfwits?

    Comment by Scott P. — August 9, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

  12. Bad craziness, as Uncle Duke would say. Curious a promoter would identify Gil as Gil for the gate, but as the late Beau Dandy for the fans..

    Comment by vaganova — August 9, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

  13. “This remands me of that time in Buffalo”? Remands? Reminds? Is that a typo? Was someone remanded into custody in Buffalo? Was it the person responsible for making sense of this storyline? If so, can we get him/her released on their own recognizance?

    Comment by J.D. Springer — August 9, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

  14. Please, oh please, a charity tag-team: Gil and Kaz vs Herk and Jerk, with Mimi as ring girl! And Marty Moon as referee. Then they can all beat the crap out of Marty!

    Comment by Milfordian — August 9, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

  15. For what it’s worth, and as a favor(?) to Rob who wanted Marjie Ducey updates, here is just another terrible rendering of her.

    Comment by TimP — August 9, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

  16. Let’s see… Gil proposes to wrestle a guy old enough to be his father, but who can still demolish two punks (and a sub shop) while hardly breaking a sweat. And who also suffers from some form of dementia– perhaps Oldtimer’s– that causes him to confuse people in the present with those in the past. If Gil’s proposal is serious, and not just a hail-mary attempt to snap Herk out of it, it seems he’s risking his own safety, Herk’s, and that of anyone else in close range to the match. On the other hand, we might get to see Herk pull the “airplane spin” on Gil and hurl him into the crowd, landing on Marty, Jolene Raptor, or some other target of opportunity.

    Comment by vaganova — August 9, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

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