This Week in Milford

October 20, 2015

Em Dashes – Commas, And Ellipses…

Filed under: Gil Thorp, Holly Dobbs, Mimi Thorp, Recycled art — timbuys @ 9:18 am


If you were getting a little too worked up by the fireworks in the Mimi-Holly showdown, two panels of flashback ought to settle you down. I get that the rounded corners in panel two are indicative of the jump, but why does panel three have those Batiukian photo corners?

Speaking of which… Haven’t we seen panel three before? For that matter, I’m not sure what to make of the fact that Gil’s speech is punctuated differently. Nevermind the substitution of ‘from’ for ‘and’.

Bonus point: I have to imagine that the lack of an exclamation point on Mimi’s dialogue is an exceptional deviation from the normal soap strip practice.



  1. “You made it look like Gil was posing for a Soviet propaganda poster.”

    “No, Whigham did that.”


    Comment by billytheskink — October 20, 2015 @ 9:52 am

  2. Creative editing is par for the course, but overdubbing dialogue?

    10/10: “Last week, we weren’t good enough to beat Bastrop.” Past tense.

    Today’s flashback: “We’re not good enough to stay with Bastrop.” Present tense.

    Big difference. I think Tricky Dick Travolta found himself a Gil Thorp soundalike to spice up these dull proceedings.

    Comment by John S. Walters — October 20, 2015 @ 5:16 pm

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