This Week in Milford

April 17, 2015

Do we really need to know this?

Filed under: Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, Gil Thorp — robmize2013 @ 3:55 pm

I was recently telling a co-worker about a trip to Walgreens where I had trouble finding the white vinegar to clean my coffee-maker. Seems it was in the coffee aisle instead of with the other cleaning products where I was looking and thought it should be there. Of course I needed to ask 2 people before I could find it. She turned around and said – “Why are you telling me this?”
Same question with this story about Johns college plans – why on Gods green earth do we need to know where he goes to college and at what cost? We never see these guys after they graduate unless they’re mopping floors or teaching golf with 1 arm. I suppose it makes Gil look more concerned about his players if he visits with the family about scholarships, but what about actually coaching the kids he has now once in a while?? ” Hey, once you go to State, John, you’ll have a coach who doesnt disappear for half the season and let some assistant with no experience do all the work, or better yet, one of the other players.” His transition will be a shock to his system as he deals with real coaches for a change.
I think we need more Boo Radley/softball strips. Obviously Bobby Howry has been blackballed.



  1. We need to know this because Gil is trying to manipulate Pascoe into accepting a football scholarship by shaming him while saying he is totally not shaming him. This is both horrible (and roughly what Gil was so furious with Bobby Howry over) and hilarious.

    Comment by billytheskink — April 17, 2015 @ 4:13 pm

  2. I will pay Neal Rubin $50 if tomorrow’s strip has John Pascoe leaping to his feet, shouting “You condescending bastard!” and punching Gil in the face.

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 17, 2015 @ 4:26 pm

  3. In some communities the coach is influential in helping choose. At the extreme HS coaches are in the take for steering players. John S. Walters nailed Gildeau with “”Condescending”… but in panel 3, John’s eyeballs are saying: “take a hike, coach…”

    Comment by Rowdyman — April 17, 2015 @ 4:51 pm

  4. To take a slightly different tack, we do adjust to trauma and do form adaptive identities even if they are unusual. John’s exploding eyeball may be a reaction to Gil’s implicitly telling him he needs to change and that State (whose football program is the only one in this quadrant of the galaxy to give a flying fuck about the welfare of an individual player) can “help him do so.”

    Comment by vaganova — April 17, 2015 @ 5:25 pm

  5. And my $50 makes it a benjamin. A wise-ass smile, a bit ‘o shame in front of the caregivers, and boom! This story wraps up tomorrow. Well played, Gil.

    Comment by g2design — April 17, 2015 @ 7:49 pm

  6. I think I’d drop in another $50 for that.

    Comment by FoolyRain — April 18, 2015 @ 6:28 am

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