This Week in Milford

April 6, 2015

Wednesday A.M.? Boy, Did I Oversleep!

Filed under: What the hell is going on here? — nedryerson @ 3:33 am

April 6, 2015

Meet our latest new Gil Thorp character, Addison Radley. She’s got a mod haircut, sculpted nails, anti-grav bracelets, heavily painted lips and a weird, underhand spoon grip. She’s also lacking a car and presumably gets shuttled back and forth between Mom and Dad’s place.

What will happen this spring? Will Madison turn to crowdfunding to pay for her own car? Will Gil and/or Mimi jog by at some point? Will there be Boo Radley jokes?



  1. Best name since Hadley V. Baxendale. Addy Radley shows promise, which probably means she’ll be stuck in a storyline about some clueless boy. You know, just like Leisl.

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 6, 2015 @ 3:58 am

  2. Bobby Howry could still show up, to put the “ADD” in “Addison.”

    John S.: I know, right? I’m still scratching my head as to why Rubin even bothered to tell us Leisl was Austro-Japanese beyond using it as an opening line in her convo with Bobby.

    Comment by teenchy — April 6, 2015 @ 4:42 am

  3. Looks like girl’s softball will be part of the spring storyline. We haven’t seen it since “Darby Kistler, Unwed Mother” from several years ago. Let’s just hope Jaxxon the Giant doesn’t show back up!

    I think we will see Lysol as a pitcher on the softball team. I don’t recall Milford having two State Championship teams in the same year – could this be the year?

    Comment by Milfordian — April 6, 2015 @ 4:58 am

  4. Addy Raddy! The new Milford Action Figure (TM). Comes complete with Career Mom(TM) with her own important files and coffee mug!

    Comment by g2design — April 6, 2015 @ 7:12 am

  5. Aaa-dison, I know this world is killing you
    Aaa-dison —

    I’m sorry.

    Comment by FoolyRain — April 6, 2015 @ 7:54 am

  6. I was going to try to work in a 1060 W Addison joke (“1060 West Addison? That’s Wrigley Field.”) in honor of Opening Day.

    These are my brothers, Sheffield and Waveland.

    Comment by nedryerson — April 6, 2015 @ 8:09 am

  7. After yet another unsatisfyingly abrupt, playdown-less end to the basketball season and before Hall-Of-Name candidate Addison Radley sets up an endless stream of To Kill A Mockingbird references… let’s recap the basketball season as only Milford Mudlark Record Book.xlsx can.

    Milford Boys – 6-4 with 1 unknown (4-4 in the Valley Conference)
    W @ Lewistown
    W vs Ridge View 61-54
    W @ Jefferson 60-55
    W @ Valley Tech 57-53
    W @ Central
    ? vs Unknown
    L vs Jefferson 61-62
    L @ Tilden
    L vs Central
    L ? Goshen 49-54
    W @ Madison

    While an improvement over last season’s 3-3 record, Gil’s guys miss the playdowns for the second straight year and for the 8th time in the last 10 seasons. Gil’s record since the 2001-2002 season is 139-48 with 4 unknowns, 67-34 with 1 unknown in the Valley Conference, and 12-4 in 5 playdown appearances with 1 state championship (2001-2002). Gil’s career record from 1958-present, minus 1995-2000, is 728-303 with 4 unknowns and 9 state championships.

    Milford Girls – 2-2 with 1 unknown (2-2 in the Valley Conference)
    L ? Mifflin County 38-39
    L @ Irmo
    W vs Tilden 42-40
    W vs Goshen
    ? ? Unknown

    A step back from 2 consecutive 5-2 seasons, the Milford girls have not made the playdowns since 2006-2007. Coach Mimi Thorp has a career record (since 2004-2005) of 63-30 with 4 unknowns, 29-17 with 2 unknowns in the Valley Conference, and 2-2 in the playdowns with both wins coming back in 2004-2005 with the Hadley V. Baxendale teams. The Milford girls have not played New Thayer since the 2009-2010 season.

    27 named characters appeared this season, 14 of them for the first time. Maxwell Bacon and Leisl Ishii are potential Hall-Of-Name candidates. Ken Brown and Mike Granger have potential to succeed Don Stebbins in Milford’s traditional “guy who plays all the sports for years but never gets featured in a storyline”. It is a grand tradition that stretches back to such legends as Miles Paris, Steve Rosen, Charles Bloom, Grant Sanders, Paul Diehl, Alex Bernal, and Stefan Harvey.

    Comment by billytheskink — April 6, 2015 @ 9:15 am

  8. Thanks a lot Billy – way more work then I either have time for or care to research.

    Comment by robmize2013 — April 7, 2015 @ 6:43 pm

  9. Is that more shirt, or are her arms really hairy? Are we getting ready to do a story on gender identity and traditional roles in high school sports? If so, I can only hope it’s handled with the same serious and even-handed tone as any prescription drug abuse storyline we may have recently encountered in this strip.

    Comment by The Mighty Untrained FOOZLE — April 7, 2015 @ 8:03 pm

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