This Week in Milford

August 12, 2013

Dick Cheney Will Bring The Pain!

Filed under: Coach Kaz, exposition comics, Gil Thorp — nedryerson @ 6:10 am


Yeah, this is going to work out just fine, provided we can find a “joint” that will waive all insurance considerations. Maybe the SwiftMart parking lot?

Okay Gil, go ahead and bring everyone up to speed on your totally whacked out “plan”. I really love how Gil and Kaz pump iron while Gil shares his latest completely nonsensical plan to “help” people with their problems. It’s kind of like all those deep philosophical discussions that Ponch and Jon used to have on CHiPs while they roared down the freeway on their police motorcycles.

Here’s a prior episode of lifting exposition:


Hey readers, I sorta looked (but not that hard) to find other Gil and Kaz working out exposition and only came up with one. If you spot others (either in TWIM archives or in that other place), let me know in the comments and I’ll add them to the post.



  1. I like the whacked-out direction this is heading! Whingrub definitely “jumping the shark” with this one!

    Kaz and a one-armed guy involved. Now if Mimi will be the ring girl…..

    I bet we see a whole host of ex-Milford characters show up for this event. It is going to be old-home week!

    Comment by Milfordian — August 12, 2013 @ 6:51 am

  2. OK, Ned, you’re Gil’s wrestling blogger.

    Comment by Dood — August 12, 2013 @ 7:18 am

  3. Billy, you’re Gil’s statistician. He’ll call you Stats.

    Comment by Dood — August 12, 2013 @ 7:23 am

  4. For a second I thought the prior lifting exposition strip was part of the current story line, and that Gil was bringing Doyle Dane in to promote the match. I actually think that could work in this story.

    Kaz as the referee is a nice touch, a shout out of sorts to his introduction in this strip as a Lane City rec league softball umpire.

    Comment by billytheskink — August 12, 2013 @ 7:25 am

  5. Does Coach Shaw get to handle the spit bucket?

    Comment by Dood — August 12, 2013 @ 7:27 am

  6. Awesome title for today Mr. R. As for venue, the MHS gym will do quite nicely. Gil still has that pic of Dr. Pearl en flagrante delicto with Hobart so approval not a problem.

    Comment by semperfi4evr — August 12, 2013 @ 7:30 am

  7. #4 billy, yeah, come to think of it, sticking in an older strip is a bit jarring, but I wanted to mix things up a bit and not just post a link so the images can be compared. Maybe there’s a framing device I can come up with to signify looking back in time, like those little photo corner thingamjigs that Funky Winkerbean uses to look back with nostalgia on date rapes and bully beatdowns.

    But now that you mention it, why not bring in Doyle Dane to prepare the proper exploitation.

    Comment by nedryerson — August 12, 2013 @ 7:48 am

  8. I know all about that stuff. I have been exploited all my life.
    Elwood Blues

    Comment by nedryerson — August 12, 2013 @ 7:50 am

  9. The scheme goes awry when Herk the Mauler reveals that his character always got paid on TV before the match. In Krugerrands.

    Comment by Scott P. — August 12, 2013 @ 12:41 pm

  10. In fact, it would be sweet if we learned that all this time Herk and Hairy were con artists, roaming small Michigan towns, feigning Alzheimers, bilking small business owners out of free subs, just for the thrill of the chase.

    Comment by Scott P. — August 12, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

  11. If that’s an Olympic bar, that looks like a 35 lb plate and a 2 1/2 lb plate. So Gil is throwing up 120 lbs? That’s as unimpressive as Kaz’s homemade muscle shirt.

    Comment by southmauldin — August 12, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

  12. Oh man, the story of how Bob got to be an assistant coach for Milford is just so good. The long string of loser applicants Gil had to interview (Have you ever asked an interviewer ‘You don’t test for drugs, do you?’), Gil being impressed when Bob – as ump! – roughed up some belligerent softball team/dojo guys straight out of Karate Kid… then, the transition to Von squiring Kelly only to then sub in Bob because Von was after all only in high school. Et cetera, et cetera. Crazy days indeed.

    FWIW, I am totally going to steal the ‘drugs’ guy’s look on my next interview.

    Comment by TimP — August 12, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

  13. “What the girls are doing to Gallagher”? The “comedian” Gallagher? What, are they looking for payback after he splattered them with watermelon shrapnel during a performance at Homecoming last year?

    Comment by J.D. Springer — August 12, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

  14. Or maybe it’s Noel or Liam Gallagher. Maybe they told “the girls” to f— off after an Oasis show.

    Comment by J.D. Springer — August 12, 2013 @ 10:56 pm

  15. I want a Trujillo’s Pagoda softball jersey.

    Comment by billytheskink — August 13, 2013 @ 6:53 am

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