This Week in Milford

September 10, 2014

Got A Minute?

Filed under: freak hands, Gil Thorp, Just plain sad — timbuys @ 4:51 am

I don’t. Well, maybe two or three so quick post today….

September 10, 2014


So papa Standish doesn’t have time to come to practices – and the question was raised yesterday in the comments of why exactly he would be going to practice – except when he does because obviously that big important job that forced him to move to Milford isn’t taking up too much of his time.

In panel two, we get a further sense that Art may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, the brightest bulb in the chandelier, the whatever-est whatever in the whatever-holder as he somehow still thinks that Gil could ever give two flips about what he has to say.

Finally, Kaz and Gil yuk it up in not especially funny fashion. Wouldn’t a doctor or at least a physical therapist have a better sense of when True is ready? Art kinda has a point, but no Gil is perfectly willing to screw True and his team over to make it clear who’s boss.

Bonus point: What is going on with the, uh, details on Kaz’s hand?


  1. “The doctor cleared True to play, and it’s important he get back on the field.”

    “Sure thing. He knows how to use a chalker, right?”

    Kaz has the jitters from drinking too many steaming hot mugs of GIL. That, or those are wrinkles and the picture of Dorian Kazinski back at the dojo has stopped aging.

    Comment by teenchy — September 10, 2014 @ 5:02 am

  2. Not the sharpest tool in the shed? Maybe tool isn’t metaphorical enough for Art.

    The Doctor? What Doctor? Dr. Zaius?

    Comment by nedryerson — September 10, 2014 @ 6:18 am

  3. Well at least Kaz only has five fingers on his hand, unlike Art with six.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — September 10, 2014 @ 6:51 am

  4. “Our Pleasure” = Gil already training for his post-Milford career working the counter at Chick-Fil-A?

    Kaz ought to get checked for cat scratch fever…

    Comment by billytheskink — September 10, 2014 @ 7:16 am

  5. So which Doctor cleared him? He’s had enough regenerations.

    Comment by FoolyRain — September 10, 2014 @ 9:21 am

  6. Kaz has old lady man hands.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — September 10, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

  7. Timbuys, not sure Gil is being vindictive at all (“willing to screw True and his team over to make it clear who’s boss.”) False is a meddlesome parent, one almost any real-life coach would have “banned from the clubhouse” by now. What he thinks doesn’t matter– the decisions are Gil’s, with the advice of assistants, PTs, etc. False can let his kid play, nor not, but once he does, he is a spectator.

    Comment by vaganova — September 10, 2014 @ 1:32 pm

  8. Whoa, wait a second– look at GIl’s hand in p-1. Is polydactyly spreading?

    Comment by vaganova — September 10, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

  9. We’ll see, vaganova. Sometimes, in the absence of actual plot interest, I make up my own little items of interest.

    Speaking of which, I just noticed Gil’s play diagram on his clipboard there. It looks… odd. Doesn’t it? Like one of the offensive players is supposed to run into triple coverage or something? I don’t know much about diagramming plays, but am I reading this wrong?

    Comment by timbuys — September 10, 2014 @ 7:57 pm

  10. Looking at Kaz’ hand, I immediately thought of the first changing into werewolf scene in An American Werewolf in London when the protagonist’s hand lengthens into a foreleg while he screams. His hand was extended out too.

    Comment by Stevo — September 10, 2014 @ 10:01 pm

  11. Timbuys, I would not DREAM of guessing what Gil’s diagrams mean. There are probably multiple explanations, not that this guarantees any of them will make sense. And yes, making up one’s own “little items of interest” can be a useful exercise in not dozing off while the plot develops, or fails to. I for one am trying to anticipate the next appearance of (drum roll) Marjie Ducey, assuming she is still in Mfnrd, yawning and looking at her watch. Possibly the unexpected materialization of the Coast League’s (underage) True Standish will keep her in town for another season and give Marty Moon some long awaited material.

    Comment by vaganova — September 10, 2014 @ 10:32 pm

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