This Week in Milford

June 29, 2015

Maybe The Mystic Pranks Slashed The Tires

Filed under: Gil Thorp — nedryerson @ 3:55 am


Whoever had slashed tires wins the prediction pool, you can pick up your prize at the TWIM offices during normal business hours.* Those punks sure know how to slash a tire! It looks like they completely replaced the tires with melty cinnamon rolls.

At least they didn’t steal Boo’s MST 3-something license plate. If they had, the joke would have been on them because Boo must have stolen that plate from Running Back Chip Visci.

It looked like Boo was going to hulk out there, but she merely called her babe, True. Dad must have forgot to get Boo AAA.

If the summer plot is Boo hunting down these punks for retribution, I’m all in!

*and maybe call first.



  1. …And that’s why you never let them see you park.

    Comment by FoolyRain — June 29, 2015 @ 7:02 am

  2. Worst supervillain origin story since the Fantastic Four films.

    Comment by billytheskink — June 29, 2015 @ 7:20 am

  3. I think that prize will have to be divided several ways, as a number of us predicted slashed tires. My own observation was on the 25th: “I don’t think this confrontation is over. If Chekhov’s rule is in play (“The gun on the wall,”) then there is a reason we were shown the cretins seeing where Boo parked. I suspect they will be thrown out and will slash her tires or otherwise vandalize her car, she will call True to rescue her, and we will STILL see Chief Lind get involved somehow.”

    My thinking was that Chief Lind is ALWAYS involved in crimes involving Mfnrd kids, and that since Boo is now in Central City, something will have to go wrong in the chief’s jurisdiction, probably as the two return to town.

    Comment by vaganova — June 29, 2015 @ 10:20 am

  4. Boo gets extra cred. Her plate – that’s MST3K! You know, Mystery Science Theatre 3000? That’s my gal!

    Comment by G2Design — June 29, 2015 @ 3:04 pm

  5. Well done, G2Design.

    I am kind of hoping that at some point billytheskink will reveal what he has gathered about “Central City.” The place seems clearly midwestern, as (name of state) cities and the like seem to be more common there. I am willing to bet the streets are numbered and the avenues named for trees…

    Comment by vaganova — June 29, 2015 @ 4:05 pm

  6. As Tom “Wimpy” Paciorek used to say, “I called it, I predicted it, I’m awesome!”
    The prize is mine only. I made slashed tire prediction first on June 23. Boo maybe didn’t deserve a tire slashing but as I also said, these guys aren’t 120lb boys easily intimidated in a high school cafeteria. She’s a C word.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 29, 2015 @ 9:03 pm

  7. I think we will all happily concede Jive Turkey the Prediction Prize. But I do dispute the characterization of Boo, whom I see as assertive and independent. Engaging female characters are uncommon in GT; I am pleased to see this one.

    Comment by vaganova — June 29, 2015 @ 10:33 pm

  8. The prize is a set of steak knives, so we can split it among the winners. Unfortunately, they are on back order from the warehouse. I’ll keep everyone apprised .

    Comment by nedryerson — June 30, 2015 @ 6:24 am

  9. Much appreciated, Ned.

    Comment by vaganova — June 30, 2015 @ 6:52 am

  10. I’ll take the Ginsu knives.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 30, 2015 @ 10:54 am

  11. That same prank took place in a fall, 2000 strip of Gil Thorp—-still remember that !

    Comment by Howard S Sample — June 30, 2015 @ 12:07 pm

  12. So… True will also forget about AAA and rush off to Central City… he’ll be caught breaking curfew… he’ll explain to Gil, who will understand and appreciate his loyalty but bah gawd RULES ARE RULES and he’s suspended for the Big Game… Milford loses in the ninth inning and misses the play downs… Gil gets credit for Doing Things The Right Way and also gets to make his next tee time. Exeunt Omnes.

    Comment by John S. Walters — June 30, 2015 @ 12:20 pm

  13. Yes, John S. But to further muddy the waters (spoiler alert: I have seen the Tuesday strip) False is back on the scene, wearing a bathrobe and a pissed-off expression, waiting for True to get home.

    Comment by vaganova — June 30, 2015 @ 4:20 pm

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