This Week in Milford

October 16, 2014

Time for a Blanket Party, If You Know What I Mean

Filed under: football, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots, Mimi Thorp — teenchy @ 5:26 am

October 16, 2014


At the end of a hard day of bursting self-entitled high school boys’ bubbles, there’s nothing like untucking, unbuttoning and unwinding on the couch with the missus. Why do I get the feeling that the Thorps are watching Whose Line Is It Anyway?

“Let’s call it ‘less than wild enthusiasm,’ if you know what I mean.

“But I’m planning to enlist some counselors to steer him along, if you know what I mean.

Gil’s “counselors” take the form of the mouthy Troys. Hard to recognize Milford’s Omari Troy (not the Georgia criminal) and Troy Costello (must’ve bleached his hair since we last saw him); why Silent John Pascoe isn’t part of this posse is beyond me. Gil is no doubt aware of the seeds of dissent a petulant Jarrod has already sown, and wants to nip that in the bud. So he’s getting the Troys to “move him in the right direction, if you know what I mean.” Remember, it’s just a bad dream, freckle face.



  1. “Omari, Troy… You’re seniors and leaders. Show Jarrod how a locker works.”

    Comment by FoolyRain — October 16, 2014 @ 5:47 am

  2. Classic Gil: destroy a kid’s dreams and then fob off the follow-up on somebody else. Somebody else he doesn’t have to pay, of course.

    Also, nice little display in panel 1. “So what do you want to do tonight, Gil?” “Oh, I dunno” — spreads legs as far apart as he can — “we’ll think of something.”

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 16, 2014 @ 7:17 am

  3. Cue the ’70’s porno bass guitar beat! The Gildo is back!

    Comment by milfordian — October 16, 2014 @ 1:19 pm

  4. Where, given the names of the two “senior leaders,” are the Trojan Horse jokes? But no matter. Teenchy raises the question of why John Pascoe is not in on this: he is the backup. If Jabba the Hale fluffs something out of revenge, Pascoe will suddenly be standing in front of him as a kind of menacing counterpart to Mr Clean. Without the earring– Kaz has that trademarked.

    Comment by vaganova — October 16, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

  5. “Omari, Troy… You’re seniors and leaders. Show Jarrod the door. And the wall next to it.”

    Comment by Tracer Bullet — October 16, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

  6. Man, in panel two it looks as though Gil and Mimi are going to have sexual intercourse right there on the sofa if you know what I mean. Wait, I did that wrong, didn’t I?

    Comment by timbuys — October 16, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

  7. I want one of those t-shirts that tells you today’s date on your shoulder, like Mimi has.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — October 16, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

  8. […] becoming more of a team player, then hopefully it will be toward the inside of those lockers, as FoolyRain suggested on Thursday.  Omari has a valid point: everybody has their reasons for joining a team, but as that […]

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