This Week in Milford

May 9, 2014

The freak hand of all freak hands

Filed under: Gil Thorp — Tags: — robmize2013 @ 1:09 pm

Amy settles in as a supersub, not to be confused with those offered at Subway or McDonalds, and Conrad is rightfully glad that he can share success experiences with her. But wait. Something’s wrong with his hand. Dont know for sure, but in P2 it appears to be trembling a bit as I detect a motion line near his right pant leg. Then in P3 she wonders about ‘ the hand’. Who calls someone elses hand ‘the hand’? Why not ‘your hand’?  Anyway, this may be the start of a nervous disorder that will eventually cause Luckey to be completely bedridden and wish he was able to run into doors and get root beer splashed on him. The good old days. He may have to change his nickname to Shakey as well. All speculation here, dont get too worked up folks, it may just be a tic. But definitely worth keeping an eye on, as if freak hands arent easy enough to look at around here. Hope Luckey consults his physician pronto. Maybe that old player who’s now a doctor (name escapes me, think he married Bitsy Twill) could take a look at him. And also – -it looks like his right hand is on his left side as well. Was on his right side in P2. Mr. Artist, please remember which hand is which next time.

And I think you should all give me a hand for making it through this post.


  1. Major hand, robmize. Well done– I would have had no idea where to begin. I noticed “the hand” was presented flat forward and wondered if perhaps someone had crept in as Lucky slept and transposed his radius with his ulna, on the model of a particularly creepy episode of Star Trek TNG. But cripe, Lucky has been Mr Silver Lining all spring now, thus it seems likely that a Burden is to be Borne and that Mr Bitsy Twill (Wally Lamb, MD) may become involved. He’s in the next town, and he and Bits have remained in contact with Gil. They drive to Mfnrd for Homecoming, in fact, trailing a swirl of leaves, so that Wally can run onto the field and tell Gil “You can’t play that kid! He– not the asshole with the hat– has a heart condition!”

    Comment by vaganova — May 9, 2014 @ 2:24 pm

  2. Panel 2. There are worse ways to carry books – balanced on head, shoved down pants, …
    But, pinky sticking out?
    (I’m not ignoring panel 3. There’s no rationale for it.)

    Comment by Dale — May 9, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

  3. Damn… I saw “supersub” and hoped we were heading back to the Subwich for more Papa Herk & Beau Dandy.

    Comment by lauramac — May 9, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

  4. I think comment 19 in today’s Curmudgeon offered a plausible theory on the freak hand positions.

    Also, some ‘mudges apparently think “supersub” has some kind of BDSM connotation. Read too many McEldowney comics, they do. I first heard “Supersub” as a nickname applied to journeyman utility infielder John Kennedy (no relation to the President, though he shared the same birth date) when he played for the Red Sox.


    Comment by teenchy — May 9, 2014 @ 5:24 pm

  5. Lauramac, I’m with you. That Subwich story was the best GT change of pace in twenty years. I still laugh at the image of the unconscious punk draped over the banquette seconds after dissing the teenager doing her best to make subs.

    Comment by vaganova — May 9, 2014 @ 5:42 pm

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