This Week in Milford

August 23, 2014

Feeling Standish’s Pull

August 23, 2014

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I fell asleep and dreamt just about winning conferences

Read the scene where Art Standish is jerking me around
Light up the Valley light up the sky
Stomp Valley Tech into the floor
It’s a Gil Thorp kind of sky
I can’t show you what I can do with it
Wins and talent are out of place here

Step up, step up, step up our guy is rubber-armed
If the job was mine, I felt Standish’s pull

Sometime late last week he said
“We’re not big-time”, I said “We can be”
Pass, run, teams to beat, records fall on floating feet
It’s a Gil Thorp kind of sky
I can’t show you what I can do with it

Step up, step up, step up our guy is rubber-armed
If the job was mine, I felt Standishes pull onto my eyes,
Holding my head high (looking up)
This is the crappiest task I’ve ever had to do

I fell asleep and dreamt just about winning conferences

Read the scene where Art Standish is jerking me around
Pass and run, teams to beat
Records fall on floating feet
It’s a Gil Thorp kind of sky
I can’t show you what I can do with it
Wins and talent are out of place here

Step up, step up, step up our guy is rubber-armed
If the job was mine, I felt Standishes pull onto my eyes,
Holding my head high (looking up)
This is the crappiest task I’ve ever had to do
Ennui had harnessed the lame
Holding a drink in their hands
Gil Thorp pulls me down

 

 

 

*apologies to Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe

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8 Comments »

  1. So on Monday we begin a new episode? or will there be a part II of the Standish saga…..

    Comment by Rowdyman — August 23, 2014 @ 7:38 am

  2. I suspect that Twue will be hanging in the shadows for the whole football season. Wonder if VT coach will poach the St Fab receiver that Kaz wouldn’t.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — August 23, 2014 @ 8:24 am

  3. had no idea what song that was from. Still never heard the song.

    Comment by robmize2013 — August 23, 2014 @ 6:46 pm

  4. Maybe a stretch. All I could think of at first look of today’s strip was the gravity-defying feet and how Art, and to a lesser extent True, had jerked Gil and Kaz around.

    Looking again at those floating feet, Whigham’s concerted effort to not use the logos of the major athletic shoe manufacturers leaves the shoes looking like WWI dazzle camouflage.

    Comment by teenchy — August 23, 2014 @ 7:01 pm

  5. Something missing? You guys didnt know True Standish from jack 2 months ago, now you cant do without him? I know a ton of people I didnt know 5 years ago, and I didnt give a hoot about them for 40 years, now I cant do without them? Did just fine without them before. Life is about adapting to current conditions.

    Comment by robmize2013 — August 23, 2014 @ 7:45 pm

  6. If the True plot IS over, then this has been the most inane summer plot ever– worse than cardboard bikinis or even the father who named his kids for golf courses. No, True will be back, and, impressed with Gil, will so something “noble” against the wishes of his skeevy VT coach. Either that or else he’ll lre-injure his leg when his crutches slip and end up dying, thus reenacting the end of “A Separate Peace.”

    Comment by vaganova — August 23, 2014 @ 9:12 pm

  7. There have been a lot of good points raised about who’s falling where and what feet should be angled in which direction. I would like to point out the whiplash inducing head tilting that Gil is doing between panels two and three. That is some ‘do not try this at home’ stuff for sure.

    Comment by timbuys — August 24, 2014 @ 6:09 pm

  8. Panel 3 reminds me of the classic “Gil Contemplating Iced Tea” from the pre-Whigham days. https://gilthorp.wordpress.com/random-amusing-panel-archive/

    Comment by lauramac — August 26, 2014 @ 8:10 am


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