This Week in Milford

April 23, 2015

They Call Me Mister Thorp!

Filed under: baseball, football, Gil Thorp, hideous scar faces — teenchy @ 4:51 am

April 23, 2015


Today’s strip is all about respect. Gil, with bad shaving cut and no styptic pencil to be found, tells True to respect his feelings as he threatens to turn him into Milford’s version of Stephen Strasburg (minus the chin beard and, probably, the high-90s fastball). True returns the respect with an RAF salute.

I’m not sure who this mutton dressed as lamb is in P3, but she shows her respect by calling Gil Mister Thorp. Wonder what kind of respect – or lack thereof – Silent John has left for Gil?


  1. “It’s right here … a box, and a note … ‘Did you see the end of the movie Se7en’?”

    Comment by Philip — April 23, 2015 @ 6:40 am

  2. Gil Thorp was a mountain
    Ethel was a tree growing off of his shoulder

    Comment by billytheskink — April 23, 2015 @ 7:27 am

  3. Nice Zappa ref, billythemountain – er, billytheskink. ;-)

    Comment by teenchy — April 23, 2015 @ 7:51 am

  4. Leftenant Standish reports to the cricket pitch.

    Comment by Dood — April 23, 2015 @ 8:00 am

  5. Dood! Classic le Carré storylines have turned on plot twists just like this! RAF salute? – oops, Standish, that’s a tell. Hmmm… “Standish” – isn’t that a British name?

    Let’s all watch as Truest bowls up only bouncers, on his way to horrific HB and WHIP stats. He’ll be “shut down” midway thru the first inning…

    Comment by g2design — April 23, 2015 @ 8:15 am

  6. Gil also means “just for fun” in the sense of “don’t win too many games, I’ve got a standing reservation at the 19th Hole.”

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 23, 2015 @ 12:03 pm

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