This Week in Milford

July 11, 2014

I Know This Much Is…

Filed under: Gil Thorp — teenchy @ 5:36 am

July 11, 2014

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I understand that acts of denial are a classic symptom of alcoholism. “The younger kids can take forever to bring me three Bud Lights play three holes.” No worries: Gil will have time to sober up at the Coffee Cantina while Myles Standish’s descendant (and don’t think he won’t throw that Mayflower Society crap at Gil to try to establish some cred) prepares to make him an offer he can’t refuse.

Art Standish then either emphasizes that he is Art Standish or that he just bought another kid – no, wait, that’s the kid’s name!  I think the TWIM hive mind was onto something yesterday:

Asshole bearing in part the name of a hero from Colonial America? Check.

Pushy and meddlesome guy with an oddly named kid to push on Gil? Check.

I’ll be interested to see where Standish’s demerit system comes into play here. Retired ex-West Pointer looking for a place to settle down and help groom his QB son for future stardom? Or something even creepier?

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9 Comments »

  1. It was just a good guess, honest.

    Comment by vaganova — July 11, 2014 @ 6:46 am

  2. Oh, the kid’s name is “True”. For a second there I thought Mr. Standish was doing his AJ Foyt impression.

    Coincidentally, my alma mater was featured in this morning’s paper for participating in the state 7-on-7 football tournament for the first time. We did not do better than Milford…

    Comment by billytheskink — July 11, 2014 @ 7:14 am

  3. Gil appears to be some kind of compulsive liar…Standish does not care where .he was, yet Gil offers an excuse anyway……There is a technical name for this behavior…

    Comment by Rowdyman — July 11, 2014 @ 7:36 am

  4. There’s that foreground gesturing hand thing again in panel 3.

    And this is true!

    That’s also true.

    I know this much is true.

    Comment by nedryerson — July 11, 2014 @ 7:55 am

  5. If this is what I think it is– a manipulative “live through your son” father who is shopping for a school for his kid to star in, Gil had better think fast. Superfund site under the high school. Satanic cult among the cheerleaders. Lowest SAT scores in the state. Out of control clap epidemic. Those kinds of things.

    Comment by vaganova — July 11, 2014 @ 11:48 am

  6. “I’m more interested in your older kids. What kind of pervert do you think I am?”

    Comment by John S. Walters — July 11, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

  7. These are the days I’m glad I don’t have to comment on the strip. I don’t know what I would’ve said about today whereas the Blues Brothers clip had me laughing.

    Comment by timbuys — July 11, 2014 @ 7:53 pm

  8. Who is Art Standish that Gil had to rush off and meet with him?

    Comment by Dale — July 12, 2014 @ 9:07 am

  9. It appears that Art is a self absorbed A-hole.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — July 12, 2014 @ 2:12 pm


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