This Week in Milford

August 17, 2015

Why Is Gil Smiling?

Filed under: anatomically implausible, Gil Thorp, Milford Weirdos — timbuys @ 11:53 pm

August 18, 2015


Panel one: What I wouldn’t give to make out the livery on that tail fin in the upper left corner of the panel. I think all the traveling I do has given me a bad case of Stockholm Syndrome for airplanes as I really enjoyed yesterday’s PSA joke in the comments.

Panel two: I’m not a golfer, or a golfer watcher, or really even at all well informed on the subject but Mimi’s approach to the ball seems distinctly off. And, that’s to say nothing of her shorts and shoes, which I’m going to stop looking at now.

Panel three: Also, Mimi’s kinda weird face. I’m going to stop looking at that now too. I dunno, but something about the weird angle of her dentition framed by the symmetrically brushed back bangs is giving me the creeps.



  1. Looks like Mimi has become left-handed since she blistered the field at the great Milford golf tournament of 2001. Or maybe she’s so good that she’s just trying to make the game challenging.

    Comment by billytheskink — August 18, 2015 @ 7:27 am

  2. I think Whigham is using the classic Pan Am tail art as an inspiration.

    Comment by g2design — August 18, 2015 @ 7:32 am

  3. Good to see True and Rod shake hands. No bro hug for them . Is that really Mimi? Looks quite young. There is a song called High School Girls by the Victims that seems appropo here. If I knew how to upload or download YouTube videos, whatever is proper term, I’d do that. I’m lucky that I ever found TWIM.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 18, 2015 @ 8:08 am

  4. United, Continental & Fed Ex all use lined globes on the tail, Trouble is, even in the colored strip it’s black & white.

    Comment by Downpuppy XƎЯ (@Downpuppy) — August 18, 2015 @ 8:48 am

  5. I sense the fine handiwork of master janitor Steve Luhm in panel 3’s ultra-sheeny river. How did he get such a fine glassy finish on flowing liquids?

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 18, 2015 @ 9:15 am

  6. The other week, we saw the children Gil is allegedly coaching. They were trying to hit off the tee with their left elbows in a 90 degree bend. Now Mimi is attempting to putt with her knees locked. Either that, or her hip dysplasia is getting worse. Perhaps Whigham could look at pictures of people actually playing golf?

    Comment by Philip — August 18, 2015 @ 1:03 pm

  7. So, False is taking True “to see UCLA.” Maybe the sleeping dog– False’s attempts to stage manage his far healthier son’s life– is about to awaken. Anything but more camps, which have thus far simply repeated the same exposition that was clear at the beginning. What’s making me quail is that the deadline for a letter of intent is not until April 1st. Another way to put this is that Whigrub appears to have invested more than a year and a half in exploring the story of a “national prospect.” What’s going to go wrong? A blowup at the Standish house, leading to True ‘n Boo moving into the Thorp kids vacant room? Injury? Misconduct by a recruiter? Given the tone of the camp stories, I’m voting for the latter.

    Comment by vaganova — August 18, 2015 @ 1:30 pm

  8. I’m guessing that tail in P1 belongs to a current United plane using the livery they inherited from Continental in the merger. As for True, Delta is ready when he is.

    Speaking of airline nostalgia, I mourned a little bit last month when American changed my frequent flyer number from the one I had with US Airways, which was the same number I was originally issued by Piedmont (which, like PSA, was sucked up by US).

    Comment by teenchy — August 18, 2015 @ 6:05 pm

  9. […] with bows on top of them have mysteriously shown up in the Standish driveway. No shady bag men. No awkwardly drawn golfers. No Gil feet. Oh, […]

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