This Week in Milford

August 26, 2014

So, Saad?

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, freak hands, Gil Thorp — timbuys @ 5:11 am

August 26, 2014

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As promised, today’s no-frills commentary:

Panel one – That is a well drawn hand. Nope, nothing freaky about it at all. Gil’s dialogue is even kind of OK. Note, he says ‘gentlemen’ instead of the Milfordian ‘gents’.

Panel two – Hey, it’s the return of Steve Boone, who I guess is still slumming around the MCC and hitting on the caddies? I guess? Maybe? Who cares… he is introducing us to this strip’s new and exciting character, Saad Shamoun!

Panel three – Things had been pretty normal up until this point, but now we get Steve bringing the weird. The ‘in my office’ joke in panel two was played out twenty years before Steve was born so I’ll let that slide. I won’t let the freak-hand-inappropriate-touch go by nor the weird turn of phrase. Of course, that is perhaps the most salient feature of Steve: He’s missing one pronoun.

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8 Comments »

  1. I thought “Saad Shamoun! was what Billy Batson said to transform himself into Captain Marvel.

    Comment by teenchy — August 26, 2014 @ 7:23 am

  2. Because he’s Saad, he’s Saad (Shamoun)
    You know he’s Saad, he’s Saad
    You know it
    You know he’s Saad, he’s Saad (Shamoun)
    You know
    And the whole world has to
    Answer right now
    Just to tell you once again
    Who’s Saad?

    Comment by billytheskink — August 26, 2014 @ 7:55 am

  3. Weird Bill Skinkovic, is that you?

    Comment by nedryerson — August 26, 2014 @ 8:19 am

  4. You’re right ! A pronoun is indeed missing.

    Comment by Howard S Sample — August 26, 2014 @ 8:50 am

  5. For some reason, I’m anticipating some sort of mixup between the Shamoun and Standish camps. Saad but True, as it were.
    I’m still hanging on to the belief that False hasn’t ceased to darken Gil’s door, and maybe Gil’s alcohol-induced hallucinations will kick in…

    Comment by FoolyRain — August 26, 2014 @ 1:15 pm

  6. Agree, FoolyRain– False has lots left to do. But I’m more curious if the linebacker’s ethnicity is going to come into play, the way Knox “Knothead” Foley tried to make an issue of the Jarbo family’s Chaldean heritage. The argument against this is that Steve Boone has already been established as a good guy, thus he is unlikely to pick on someone for having a middle eastern name.

    Comment by vaganova — August 26, 2014 @ 6:38 pm

  7. Strong Saad?

    Comment by Tracer Bullet — August 26, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

  8. […] hey, I almost missed that True’s interlocutor in panels one and two is Saad Shamoun. You remember him, right? Who could ever forget that pulse pounding dramatic arc? Anyway, yeah, I […]

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