This Week in Milford

July 20, 2015

Still In Diner

Filed under: Chunky Bracelets, Gil Thorp — nedryerson @ 3:37 am


Relax. Take a load off. Nobody has anywhere they have to be. Let’s all enjoy this leisurely lunch at Diner.

A mute Gil stares steely eyed as True rambles on about stuff that is all gibberish to Gil. Something about stars and somebody named Jarroo. Wait, who’s Jaroo again? Wasn’t he that mouthy kid who kept getting himself duct taped to his locker? No, he graduated, or whatever they do before they stop coming back.

The star of this particular strip is diner waitress, who rocks several patented Milford chunky bracelets on each wrist. We salute you diner waitress and your determination to accessorize, even in a tank town dive where people mainly go to meet people they’d rather not be seen with. I just wish we knew her name. Is it Imp? Lup? Ilf? C’mon Whigham, you take the trouble to legibly scrawl MST3K across half the license plates in this strip, you could at least provide a name for the most dynamic character featured in this strip!



  1. Why. Does. True. Care?

    The various star rating systems exist to sell paysite subscriptions to impatient alumni and boosters, they should not have anywhere near the relevance to True or Art that who is actively recruiting him does.

    Comment by billytheskink — July 20, 2015 @ 7:22 am

  2. Work with me here – In the future, our media delivery system will allow an artist to render 3 panels, and the, ah, enthusiasts submit content whilst +1’ing and downvoting other’s efforts. Which is to say, in that glorious future, you and I write the storyline atop the panels. Sort of like Mystery Science Comics 3000. Sorry Rubin.

    My submission for P3 would center on True’s uncontrollable shaking head, beady eyes and proffered palm. “Please Coach, just one more Viagra. Last time, I swear. It’s just…well…Boo’s a goddam animal, nowadimsayin?”

    Comment by g2design — July 20, 2015 @ 7:39 am

  3. I think we are again being shown that True understands D-1 is a fraud, a zillion dollar entertainment industry masquerading as college. For a full year now he has been practically the only one with his head on straight, and this appears to be continuing. The healthy thumb, in other words, the one who sees what’s going on and doesn’t want any part of it. I suspect he will still end up at some mid-level college similar to the Miami of Ohio he rhapsodized about last year.

    Comment by vaganova — July 20, 2015 @ 8:04 am

  4. I realize this is a Gil Thorp comic strip and there may be a Ward Cleaver type lesson here but it’s not rare to be upgraded from a 3 to a 4 star. He’s a year older and the scouts have seen improvement. No, the state title doesn’t mean Jack to scouts other than giving them more opportunities to see him play. Maybe Boo can explain it to him since she figured out why he “goofs” off in baseball . Gil and True are dumber than Jefro Bodine.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 20, 2015 @ 9:41 am

  5. “…and if there’s anything weirder than the rating process, it’s having lunch with a wax effigy of Gil Thorp.”

    Comment by John S. Walters — July 20, 2015 @ 10:20 am

  6. The guys are right– when the incidentally passing server steals the scene, the story is flagging a little.

    Comment by vaganova — July 20, 2015 @ 11:05 am

  7. Gill invited Tru to chew, right? This isn’t A3G, so something should happen.

    Comment by Downpuppy 3G (@Downpuppy) — July 20, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

  8. […] Panel One: Gil distracts Brady Syndrome Patient Zero with inane puffery while deftly swiping the tip that True left for diner waitress. […]

    Pingback by Milford Malarkey | This Week in Milford — July 21, 2015 @ 12:12 am

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