This Week in Milford

December 9, 2015

The Right Reasons


I am trying to read Holly’s facial expressions and I’m mostly getting that she fell asleep about ten minutes ago when Gil was just getting warmed up during his jeremiad.

Bonus points: Is Gil… is he… is he wearing French cuffs? Because I never would’ve figured him for that sartorial twist.

Gil’s tiny talking hand in panel three is really freaking me out.


  1. Still need to see that clip – – we’ve evidently skipped over it like so many football games. Isnt the rec center across the tracks no matter what side its on? Whats summer stock? Chicken broth? A play? Gil is turned both ways talking to Holly. Does that make him a 2-face?

    Comment by robmize2013 — December 9, 2015 @ 7:35 pm

  2. I’m thinking it was ‘across the tracks’ because it was for kids from the proverbial ‘other side of the tracks’. From Milford’s notorious Skid Row, in other words.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — December 9, 2015 @ 8:18 pm

  3. Gil: “You used to survive on a teacher’s salary, Holly. Then you became a big TV star and made a fortune. Why did you change?”

    Holly: “…”

    Comment by John S. Walters — December 9, 2015 @ 10:42 pm

  4. In logic, a straw man is an imaginary enemy whom one attacks instead of one’s real opponent. This entire story, no matter how it ends, is a perfect illustration. While I have no respect for “reality” TV and little for TV itself, the Holly show could not possibly take place in our world, and must reflect some other grievance Whigrub has against the mass media. Not that there is any shortage of real grievances.

    Comment by vaganova — December 9, 2015 @ 11:58 pm

  5. I’ve just been keeping myself entertained during this arc watching the distance between Holly’s eyes and mouth grow and shrink. Hey, gotta do something.

    New post coming directly…

    Comment by teenchy — December 10, 2015 @ 6:10 am

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