This Week in Milford

August 4, 2014

Could It Be True?

Filed under: freak hands — nedryerson @ 3:52 am


It’s been a long weekend, or rather, it’s been a long time since Saturday. Folks have immersed themselves in their Sundays and forgotten all about the thrilling cliffhanger from Saturday where Sam Malone and Diane Chambers shared that passionate, somewhat angry kiss in Sam’s office at Cheers….wait I’m confused. See how long it’s been? Even long suffering Gil Thorp bloggers are lost and confused, so a recap strip is definitely in order! After all, it’s Monday and none of us are operating at peak efficiency and furthering this strip’s plot at this point would be dangerous to readers mainlining coffee, preoccupied with the mental strain of stealing themselves for another week in the salt mines. Many of us couldn’t handle new information about our favorite high school coach and the tank town over which he casts his spells. Besides, there are hidden subtleties to this work, delicately structured themes spun like gossamer that must be presenting in an organic form which can to the casual observer appear to be simple repetition, but to the trained observer of this most intricate form of storytelling reveal, um…something. See? Clearly we just need to get caught up so we don’t spiral down a wormhole of weird hands and the chunky accoutrement that adorn them.

So True returns to the hotel across the street from the Hilton to check in with his father, Art. True alerts Art that he ran into Gil Thorp but reveals that he didn’t glean any new information about Gil Thorp’s team. We will presume that the football team is the team in question, but we haven’t got space to delve into that so we smash cut over to a couple of Milford’s young ladies revealing that the Milford rumor mill has been running at peak capacity, spreading misinformation about True Standish and his family’s decision about where True will go to school in the valley.

Wow. I’m going to need a nap. Tell my boss I’ll be in Tuesday, probably.


  1. And Dad has spent the last two days sitting in a chair reading the paper, because That’s What Dads Do. Just ask Hugh Beaumont.

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 4, 2014 @ 8:21 am

  2. It’s time for the current QB to show up. Voice an opinion and start working on an assassination plan.
    Take Tru for a walk in the tall grass.

    Comment by Dale — August 4, 2014 @ 9:29 am

  3. True’s dad also has a vague job like Ward Cleaver. All Ward ever did was work at the “office”. Though Fred Rutherford called it the salt mines.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 4, 2014 @ 10:43 am

  4. Two points for True, who talked to Gil but didn’t think to ask for details about the team, lost as he was in how nice it might be to be a normal kid in a small town. False will no doubt be disappointed by True’s lack of a killer instinct. Dale makes a great point: when will Nathan Hale– or was it Nathaniel Bedford Forrest? I forget– make an appearance to defend his role as uber-leader?

    Comment by vaganova — August 4, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

  5. Bracelets! Big honking bracelets!

    I wish I could add a tag for those….

    Comment by timbuys — August 4, 2014 @ 4:36 pm

  6. Doesnt matter what day of the week it is, everyone has different jobs, different schedules, different days off; some people love Mondays; they’re off. Others work on Sundays, so Monday is Day 2 of the ‘week’. I only work 4 days in a row, so my weekend starts on Thursday afternoon. I dont call working on Saturdays work anyways.

    Comment by robmize2013 — August 4, 2014 @ 5:43 pm

  7. […] Well I’d say this is quick and unsatisfying – how ’bout you? It’s only a matter of days before True goes from 3-star prospect with major college program potential to scrub who’ll have to battle for a starting spot at Milford with less talented “leader” Jarrod Hale*. It has to be Milford, right? Gil’s the only coach who’s shown he cares about True the person by not talking with him about football. […]

    Pingback by Curbstomped | This Week in Milford — August 7, 2014 @ 5:00 am

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