This Week in Milford

March 28, 2015


Filed under: Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots, Prairie Style Windows — teenchy @ 5:05 am

March 28, 2015


In Dr. Pearl’s office, students don’t get suspended for taking aspirin. In the office of Gil Thorp, the principles of IngSoc are in full force. Did winning the state championship in football give Gil the authority to suspend students?

Maybe the Bacon parents (doubleplusbacon?) aren’t as concerned about Max’s crimethink as they are about his inability to distinguish low-dose aspirin from ADHD medication. I suppose Bobby wasn’t giving Max the yummy chewable kind so there was no orange flavor to clue him in. (Speaking of which, anybody here ever try a Tastykake Orange Junior? I’d swear the frosting is made of crushed baby aspirins.)

Next: What becomes of Bobby? I suspect he’ll be involuntarily joining the Junior Anti-Sex League.


  1. I’m thinking Max is suspended from the basketball team, not suspended from school.
    What becomes of Bobby? He won’t have the manager job anymore … not that he was doing the manager job when he had it, so no loss. Monday or Tuesday, Leisl will go medieval on him. I’m looking forward to that.

    Comment by Philip — March 28, 2015 @ 7:35 am

  2. Gil Thorp-The Elliot Ness of the Thought Police.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 28, 2015 @ 7:43 am

  3. Gil is “astonished”. Wow. That adjective describes a response requiring a high level of underlying cognitive function. Darwin seemed pretty clear that while animals could feel terror, astonishment was limited to Man. If this keeps up, I might have to rethink my preconceived biases towards Gil.

    Bye-bye Bobby – It was fun ripping on you. You too, Mr. Swell.

    Comment by g2design — March 28, 2015 @ 9:32 am

  4. This Bacon Is Toast.

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 28, 2015 @ 11:38 am

  5. No one wants to take a run at the black-hooded ninjas, lurking the background of P2, just waiting for the signal from Gil to make Mr. Bacon & Escort “go away”?

    Comment by g2design — March 28, 2015 @ 2:46 pm

  6. Gil on his high horse is always one of the more pleasant sights in these parts. Let’s sum up: He just devastated these parents by dropping a bomb on them about their son’s potential drug usage and suspensions. Max’s dad, still trying to make sense of all of this, starts to flail a little bit while trying to think about how to limit the long term damage to his son’s life. Then Gil levels him with two and a half panels of righteous sanctimony (or possibly sanctimonious righteousness).

    Comment by timbuys — March 28, 2015 @ 3:12 pm

  7. Gil wakes up from a long winter’s night to lay down the law.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — March 28, 2015 @ 5:09 pm

  8. Consider the crime “attempted murder.” OK, you’re a lousy shot and you miss, but here law judges intent, as Gil has with the cheat Bacon. Bobby is also done for in this, perhaps most of all for his self-contratualtory “that’s the beauty of it” remark. Like Philip, I can’t wait to see Lysol’s reaction.

    The Bacons are arguing the hey he didn’t do anything line. Nope. No more than the guy who levels the gun, takes deadly aim, and misses. Players like that you don’t need. Unless there is is “Saving Max Bacon” plot in the next six months. we have seen the last of him. Bobby I think we can leave to Lysol.

    Comment by vaganova — March 28, 2015 @ 6:01 pm

  9. The Baconater will be at St Fab’s next season. The focus has been on him so much this seas on we barely know who else is on the team.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — March 28, 2015 @ 6:36 pm

  10. Bobby Joe, I’d look forward to seeing Malik McCall accidentally clock him with an elbow under the basket…

    I do hope this is not a new trend– having the unsympathetic characters outnumber the likable ones. In the football plot, even Jarrod and his father came around. Not these knotheads– Max thinks he did nothing wrong and Bobby is crowing over the “beauty” of his plan.

    Comment by vaganova — March 29, 2015 @ 5:55 pm

  11. the fact that both lisel and max were lied to by bobby will cause them to fall in love and lisel will be ‘lisel bacon’ which will become a drinking game in some midwest college.

    Comment by lester — March 29, 2015 @ 6:36 pm

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