This Week in Milford

December 16, 2014

Back To Reality

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, Gil Thorp, High Five Fail, metapost — timbuys @ 5:35 am

December 16, 2014


Gil looks pretty pie eyed in panels one and two, but that’s not going to stop him from pulling off the high five with be-pearled presumed school staffer. He is a professional.

Having won the state championship, True believes his notions of personal autonomy have been validated and that, as he becomes an adult, he will continue to make more and more decisions for himself.

Gil, to his credit, is having none of it. Guess what, True? No matter how much you may believe you control your own personal destiny, forces much more powerful than you – in this case Gil – can push you around like a crumpled up piece of paper on a windy day.

Metapost: Y’all may notice some slight changes around here. I’m not sure how many people notice or use the category tags, but if you do, you might be interested in this. I’ve only gone back and flagged posts I’ve done (well, and one of Ned’s) but going forward, we now have the advanced technology to pull up Marjie posts when needed. Hey, it’s for research! Get your minds out of the gutter…

Meetapost 2: FWIW, this is now my 150th post for TWIM. That sure is something…


  1. “No, you won’t.”

    1) You won’t be coming out for basketball – I’m making you a starter right now!
    2) Your dad is here – he’s going back to his old job. Nice knowing you.
    3) You had a tough football season. You need to rehab your shoulder and ankle and be ready for next football season.
    4) Your grades just arrived – you’ll be in remedial studies, dumbass!
    5) Have you met my wife, the girl’s coach? She has some work around the pool for you!

    Comment by Milfordian — December 16, 2014 @ 5:57 am

  2. I dunno, that looks like a bit more than a traditional high-five between Gil and Woman with Pearl Necklace. It’s darn close to that hand-jiving Brooke McEldowney uses as a visual euphemism for sex in 9 Chickweed Lane. Maybe that explains Gil’s attitude towards Mimi’s work around the pool.

    Comment by teenchy — December 16, 2014 @ 7:39 am

  3. Whigrub is now so into cliffhangers (*the final four yards”) that now we immediately find another, far more mysterious one (P3) before the bball season even begins. Oh, and timbuys, do you happen to have Marjie’s cell number?

    Comment by vaganova — December 16, 2014 @ 8:00 am

  4. “Marjie posts” reminds me of Markie Post, who was on “Night Court.” Did she ever rock a beret like Marjie?

    Is Gil going into his duck season-wabbit season routine again?

    Comment by Dood — December 16, 2014 @ 8:21 am

  5. Pearls and a manicure? A good start, and the 1″ tweeters she’s sporting as earrings make the whole thing work. P3: “No True, you won’t be coming out. I like my ballers nice and hetero, thankyouverymuch.”

    Comment by g2design — December 16, 2014 @ 8:37 am

  6. Panel 2–Gil has that certain smile, aka SEG…I wonder if that grin is induced by something he inhaled????

    Comment by Rowdyman — December 16, 2014 @ 10:44 am

  7. The high five is for the successful whiskey high jacking. Beautiful thing is Gil and Pearl didn’t get their hands dirty . That’s what former Mudlarks are for. And possibly current ones like True. That’s why he can’t play basketball. Wonder what Gil has up his sleeve besides that Thug Life tatoo?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 16, 2014 @ 11:49 am

  8. “Marjie post” is one of many nicknames already given to that state championship trophy.

    Comment by John S. Walters — December 16, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

  9. “The Marjie Post.” I do like the ring.

    But WHAT is Gil going to say next about True and basketball? Whigrub has discovered true suspense!

    Comment by vaganova — December 16, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

  10. Cant believe we havent seen Marjie since the title was won; all these years of hard work and now what should be her finest hour as a reporter is going completely unnoticed. Oh yeah, she’s still in the Bahamas on vacay. Wait’ll she finds out what she missed..

    Comment by robmize2013 — December 16, 2014 @ 9:23 pm

  11. Gil’s just cranky because there isn’t enough Irish in his coffee.

    Comment by lester — December 17, 2014 @ 8:55 am

  12. […] Speaking of disconcerting, in a strip with a long history of poorly depicted high fives (seriously!), this one enters the canon and impels me to create a new […]

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