This Week in Milford

June 10, 2014

Mia Swoops In

Filed under: freak hands, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 5:21 am

June 10, 2014


I may have made one or two jokes about Mia’s strong interest in watching Wendy Wiley’s wardrobe whackiness. However, now that Mia is making her move, I think we can see that Mia is no longer content to simply move the plot along by explaining things for us and instead is now deciding it is Mia time! Good for her, says I even if her line in panel three is just a teensy tiny bit disingenuious.

Oh, and personal note to Conrad, I’m not sure if I would describe it as ‘lucky’ but judging by those meathooks Amy is flashing in panel two, you seem to have gotten off pretty easy for that terribly timed breakup.



  1. Well, at least Amy is reacting like a nearly-normal teenager. That ship sailed on Conrad weeks ago.

    The baseball team is 5-1, which should put them in position to make the playdowns. It’s June 10th and we’re watching a weepy prom night, so…

    Comment by billytheskink — June 10, 2014 @ 7:07 am

  2. Long time Gil Thorp reader but recently came back after a 3 year layoff. Why is this still called Gil Thorp? I don’t think he has appeared in strip in over a week and I don’t think he said a word in the 2 weeks I’ve been reading. Enjoy the Mystery Science Theater like critique of the strip.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 10, 2014 @ 12:14 pm

  3. Dunno, JT. In that respect it’s sort of like the comic strip Ernie, which gradually became less and less about Ernie and more and more about his Uncle Sid and the shady characters who made up The Piranha Club. One day the strip’s name was changed to The Piranha Club and no one missed a beat.

    In this case I’m not sure what GT would change its name to; Milford Idiots would be as good as any, I suppose.

    Comment by teenchy — June 10, 2014 @ 2:16 pm

  4. As Ernie and Robotman got new names, Funky Winkerbean and Gil Thorp did not. Gil is typically front and center in the summer plot lines, at least. On the golf course… always on the golf course.

    Comment by billytheskink — June 10, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

  5. Then of course there’s ‘Barney Google and Snuffy Smith’. Barney Google hasnt appeared in that strip in many years, only Snuffy has. But Barneys still in the title.

    Day 8 of Prom Marathon 2014 features Conrad repeating what he said yesterday, again, then Amy running into the ladies room to find her teammate giving her sympathy. I actually thought his idea made a little sense, as maybe they were thinking too much about each others travails and needed some time with other friends and other activities to help forget these things. Variety is the spice of life. But looks like we’re blowing another tire here.

    Comment by robmize2013 — June 10, 2014 @ 3:54 pm

  6. Wasn’t there a commenter on the Curmudgeon whose entire schtick was to point out how many days it had been since Barney Google had appeared in BG&SS? Then, one day, Barney finally appeared and that was that?

    Billy, I guess it’s too much to expect Gil not to go back to the links this summer. That whole Herk the Mauler thing was what got me interested in GT again – well that and to see if the placekicker who was on the autism spectrum would be back on the team.

    Comment by teenchy — June 10, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

  7. OK, Amy has made an error: expecting a 17 year old boy to be as emotionally mature as she is. Common mistake.

    But my attention is snagged by that dread word g-o-l-f. I know there are people who like to play it, but as the subject of a comic strip it falls far behind the greenskeepers’ attempts to get Bermuda grass to grow in Ohio. That’s why we– a mature and classy group of readers– were driven to bad jokes about Gil, Torrey Peakes, and the ballwasher. Bring back Herk the Mauler, or the Mexican outfielder, or anybody but those goddamn golf parents.

    Comment by vaganova — June 10, 2014 @ 7:23 pm

  8. 6. teenchy

    50+ years ago, my father explained that Snuffy had become much more popular with the readers than Barney.
    The strip kept the name, and Barney would show up once a year.

    Comment by Dale — June 10, 2014 @ 11:48 pm

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