This Week in Milford

April 22, 2015

I Happen To Have A Jeep Compass Right Here

Filed under: actual action, freak hands, Gil Thorp — timbuys @ 12:05 am

April 22, 2015


My current rental ‘upgrade’ is a Chrysler 200, but back when I was traveling to Milford every week, I would occasionally get ‘upgraded’ to the equivalent of a Jeep Compass (OK, it was a Patriot…) Let’s just say that life on the road is not quite as glamorous nor are the people you meet quite as attractive as is sometimes depicted.

Now that I’ve vented that, let’s turn to panel two: the question of whether ‘Boo’ is a creepy manipulator or a lovable scamp is still open to interpretation. That’s…. that’s actually a fairly accurate, if somewhat caricatured, depiction of most adolescents. Point: Gil Thorp creative team. On the other hand, Jeep Compass.

Panel three is another one of those panels that overwhelms me with all of the things there are to say about it. I will humbly admit that I never thought I would see Gil perfecting his moonwalk technique and the mere contemplation of that precludes me from saying more for now.


  1. Jeep’s running radio ads these days that have a Dad buying a new Jeep and his whole family suddenly sees him as totally hip and cool. To which my thought is always, “It’s a frickin’ Jeep!” It’s kinda like when Tiger Woods was pretending to like Buicks.

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 22, 2015 @ 4:17 am

  2. Boo just may be a master manipulator.
    So, who thinks she’s either going to get a taste of her own medicine, or is going to paint herself into a corner? Place your bets, folks.

    Comment by FoolyRain — April 22, 2015 @ 6:03 am

  3. Nononono Boo! There will be no “WHAP!-ing” with that million dollar arm! That, and your on fleek Compass is your ticket out of Milford! Nice earrings, BTW.

    Comment by g2design — April 22, 2015 @ 7:27 am

  4. Remember your future in this tank town is QB coach and offensive coordinator so I can continue collecting my salary by not coaching.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 22, 2015 @ 8:15 am

  5. Ha! So Boo’s like the girl from the song “Christmas Is Coming Twice This Year”, except instead of getting a Turbo Grafx 16 she gets the Turbo Grafx 16 of cars.

    Comment by billytheskink — April 22, 2015 @ 8:23 am

  6. Jeez, Mimi, teach your players how to field a grounder (p1)! Where is Alpaca Glory when you need her?!?!

    Comment by milfordian — April 22, 2015 @ 8:38 am

  7. Memo to Rodd Whigham: Google 2008 Jeep Compass

    Comment by nedryerson — April 22, 2015 @ 9:21 am

  8. Hey, our first “whap” of the baseball/softball season! That means a “krak” is just around the corner and then, well, it’ll be time for ol’ Gil to “hronk.”

    Comment by Dood — April 22, 2015 @ 11:03 am

  9. Panel 1–horrible technique, I agree with milfordian…Boo is getting a nice ride, especially if she get the 4 WD version… she’s rearin to get some “mud on them tarrrs”……

    Comment by Rowdyman — April 22, 2015 @ 1:43 pm

  10. If the fielder in panel 1 keeps doing that, she will on average suffer a broken nose or tooth about every tenth time.

    Comment by vaganova — April 22, 2015 @ 9:57 pm

  11. […] “But Coach Thorp, my future is in football. You said so yourself.” […]

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  12. […] that’s supposed to be Boo’s 2008 Jeep Compass, then that’s not an entirely inaccurate depiction of its interior. I can’t imagine its […]

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  13. […] Radley, who has been completely absent throughout this arc. Wonder how he felt about all of this, having caved last year and bought Boo that Jeep Compass in which she met her […]

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