This Week in Milford

March 26, 2016

If it’s just a game, Then we’ll lift weights just the same


Obvious next question: “Kenzie, do you like movies about gladiators?”

Seriously, I don’t know where Mimi and Gil are going with this ruse; there’s so much sexual innuendo to be had I don’t even know where to start.  Gil might get Mimi to cut her hair into a mullet, dye it dark, then hit the weight room with Kenzie and him. Dim the lights and cue the ‘Mats:

Given that this is a G-rated comic strip my best guess is that this will lead to A Very Special Gil Thorp in which Kenzie learns “You’re not Mimi; you’re not Max Bacon’s arm candy; you’re Kenzie. You be the best Kenzie you can be.”

Tune in Monday when Dr. Pearl puts the Thorps on paid administrative leave for the rest of the school year, the Lady Mudlarks miss the playdowns, and teenchy grabs a copy of Trouble Boys


  1. This latest plot twist puts me more in the mood for “Take Me Down to the Hospital”, or “Fuck School” for that matter.

    Comment by g2design — March 26, 2016 @ 7:50 pm

  2. I have a feeling that this is a classic Gil Thorp swerve. Instead of an introduction to attempted cosplay, Monday’s strip will probably feature the following (disappointing) dialogue:

    Gil: “Why don’t you look and act just like somebody you like?”

    Kenzie: “Why on Earth would I do that?”

    Gil: “So you can become somebody you’re not.”

    Kenzie: “That’s messed up.”

    Gil: “Exactly. Be yourself! Don’t pretend to be anybody else or try to meet other people’s expectations.”

    Life lesson delivered, curtain falls.

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 26, 2016 @ 9:58 pm

  3. Yeah, panel three is all kinds of messed up alright. Has Gil been spotting Kenzie like this all season or is this some sort of set-up-to-seem-serendipitous intervention. Only, to the extent that Gil and/or Mimi put any forethought into this, it is completely belied by Gil’s stunningly awful execution. Let’s hope Monday’s strip features Kenzie fracturing Gil’s jaw.

    Comment by timbuys — March 27, 2016 @ 9:42 am

  4. We all know there’s an after school special lesson coming. This misdirection of creepiness is just hard to swallow. Especially since the way this evolved, it’s hard not to read this as if Gil just snuck up behind Kenzie and blindsided her with the Ward Cleaver routine. God forbid he make himself available to randomly spot Lady Mudlarks in the weight room.

    It’s nice that the weight room has a nice, big picture window so Groundskeeper Willie can keep an eye on the students’ workouts.

    Comment by nedryerson — March 27, 2016 @ 10:49 am

  5. […] hair in an effort to gain more attention for Milford girls’ sports or to fulfill Gil’s Kenzie Hanley fantasy.  Also pulling the Pantheon of Hair tag for Molly’s kinda sorta pixie […]

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