This Week in Milford

July 15, 2014

Where Or When?

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, Coffee Cantina, Gil Thorp — timbuys @ 4:52 am

July 15, 2014


Let’s run through today’s panels so I can post a video related to the title neither of which are related all that much to the content of the strip…

Panel one: Gil is only one fourth of the way through his Long Island Iced Tea so – even though he already pounded a sixer of PBR earlier this morning – he hasn’t started slurring his words yet. Instead, he is in the ‘pontificating’ stage of his drunk and at least trying to maintain a semblance of some sort of authority figure who offers guidance here and there before disappearing from his namesake strip for weeks at a time on epic benders.

Panel two: Ah yes, now we get True telling us the truth. How many awful play on words will the creators come up with? How many awful play on words can we the commenters respond with? Much like any arms race, this battle will pivot upon the fulcrum of the MAD principle, Mutually Assured Disdain.

Panel three: Art sure does cut to the chase. I suppose that where this is really going is something along the lines of Johnny Football and his rich dad. Unfortunately, we won’t find out more until tomorrow as that ellipsis keeps us all on tenterhooks.

There you have it folks, another rushed post squeezed in between a six am meeting to discuss variances in our root beer sales and distribution forecast, that will be followed by facilitating an all day workshop on root beer processes and then diagramming numerous root beer related flow charts so as to reflect recent changes in root beer distribution processes and policies! I guess what I’m trying to say is that at some point while I was staring at today’s strip hoping for something to hit me (figuratively if not literally), I looked at panel two and thought of the song Where or When and, as something is better than nothing to work with, I went from there even if I never quite got back to that. Why? Because the following is a quite nice rendition of the tune!

Bonus points: Someone pointed out in comments yesterday that the Coffee Cantina is misnamed as a cantina sells booze. I humbly submit that the reason the CC is Gil’s favorite place for a morning pick me up is that it’s one of those trendy new coffee shops that sell liquor and coffee and that they do in fact Irish up his coffee and put the Long Island in his iced tea. I’ll leave the details of Milford liquor licensing to another post though.

I think if True lets his hair grow out, he could be a Pantheon candidate. This development just might be the most interesting aspect of this summer’s plot. I will say that I am almost positive that the resolution of the plot will result in Jarrod Hale being the unquestioned starter come Fall.


  1. I think Jarroo will change position.(No D on offense)

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — July 15, 2014 @ 6:52 am

  2. This is great, in panel 1 Gil is actively trying to discourage the Standishes from coming to Milford. I mean, the whole no playdown appearances in over a decade thing ought to have been enough, but Gil is taking no chances… hauling out the big guns of school and town quality.

    Comment by billytheskink — July 15, 2014 @ 6:57 am

  3. Gil seems to be following my advice (warn them about the epic low SAT scores and the clap epidemic) but it probably won’t work. If Art and his marionette Twue are assuming there will be a football scholarship, they are fantasists as well as idiots. The odds of any one player winning a scholarship are better than those for being struck by lightning, but only by a couple of orders of magnitude. If we are lucky, these jackals will be off stage when real football begins, having served to annoy us only during this recent hit “seven man.”

    Comment by vaganova — July 15, 2014 @ 7:25 am

  4. The Coffee Cantina is also one of those trendy places that serve a wedge of Lucite with their drinks instead of lemon.

    Comment by John S. Walters — July 15, 2014 @ 8:30 am

  5. My guess is that Twue ends up at St Fab and a new football rivalry we begin. A showdown between Twue and Jaroo will culminate the football season.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — July 15, 2014 @ 9:12 am

  6. True will some how end up a Mudlark. Maybe his dads “big job ” is a liquor distributor. Gil will change his tune if that’s the case (of Schlitz).

    Comment by Jive turkey — July 15, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

  7. Ooh, Twue playing for St Feeb’s? This has potential, but only if there is a battle over a girl who declares them both assholes.

    Comment by vaganova — July 15, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

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