This Week in Milford

March 11, 2015

Do The Jerk

Filed under: freak hands, Gil Thorp, hideous scar faces — timbuys @ 12:40 am

March 11, 2015


There is so much to unpack here and so little time for me to do so while I have to keep doing the real work. Therefore, apropos of nothing else, here you go:



  1. Gil takes a hand just in time to incite a team crisis that should keep him safely out of the play downs. Early tee time, anyone?

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 11, 2015 @ 5:14 am

  2. As Homer Simpson might say, “These jerks are the jerkiest jerks that ever jerked!”

    Comment by Milfordian — March 11, 2015 @ 5:25 am

  3. Panel 1–am I missing something? Gil’s two statements are a non sequitur…
    Panel 3–Bobby’s grasp of the obvious–Max is a major league jerk…

    Comment by Rowdyman — March 11, 2015 @ 6:39 am

  4. I own The Larks’ “The Jerk” on audio cassette. I mention this because it is timelier than the issue being tackled in this year’s basketball plot.

    Comment by billytheskink — March 11, 2015 @ 7:07 am

  5. P3: “Jerk”? That’s all he’s got? After the comeuppance in P1, and the bad touch in P2, his witty internal riposte is just, “Jerk?” Huh, maybe that’s how the Youth of America (TM) dis each other today. They do still dis, right? Right after talking to the hand?

    Comment by g2design — March 11, 2015 @ 7:39 am

  6. Talked to Max about what? Giving Bobby swirlies if he discontinues adderall? Switching to blue meanies?

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 11, 2015 @ 8:30 am

  7. I hope Bobby gives Max some very “special” Adderall next time, perhaps a mixture of ex-lax and syrup of ipecac, and the Milford jocks will learn what happens when you cross Bobby Howry! And maybe just for giggles he could put a little in Gil’s “water” bottle.

    Comment by Obtuse — March 11, 2015 @ 8:31 am

  8. Well now. It took long enough for Mack Swell’s true prickish colors to reach full flower.

    Comment by FoolyRain — March 11, 2015 @ 3:14 pm

  9. OK, Gil has used military jargon to tell Bobby “I’ve handled it. Quit trying to ‘coach.'” But Bobby is the equipment manager– it should not be too difficult for him to get a dose of liniment into Maxwell’s jock. When I was in school, “Atomic Balm” was the favored substance for message-sending…

    Comment by vaganova — March 11, 2015 @ 4:14 pm

  10. I had a similar experience to the Atomic Balm as part of an ‘initiation’ on the high school swim team. That was someone getting the burning ointment Ben-Gay into the crotch of my Speedo right before we dressed for a meet. Not fun.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — March 12, 2015 @ 12:36 am

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