This Week in Milford

July 7, 2016

Your Daily Dose of Nihilism

Filed under: baseball, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots, Pissy faced Gil — teenchy @ 4:40 am


“Some men just want to watch the stitches burn.”

The Milford Magic Short Bus has gotten inexplicably longer since yesterday, as has the spring plot. Does “not to do it again” imply that we’ll see even more baseball before it’s done?

True (no pun intended) story: The girlfriend of the older brother of a high school classmate of mine was killed in an auto accident during her senior year of college. Several years later the older brother married his next girlfriend, and they have been married ever since. Life goes on for the living, and I’m guessing that’s what Gil will try to impart to True over the next two days. Pity he’s had no time to console Barry Bader – Gil’s compassion’s for closers only.

Edit: For the record, I had this post up before the Curmudgeon made its nihilism reference to today’s strip. So there.



  1. “You were overthrowing. Putting your arm at risk. I mean, I didn’t want to say anything during the game while you were doing it, but now that we have this one in the win column, I figured I ought to try to ‘coach’ you a little.”

    Comment by timbuys — July 7, 2016 @ 7:17 am

  2. So is the summer plot going to consist of True buying black canvas wallets at the local Hot Topic while expressing his tortured soul via haiku? He included an extra syllable to the middle line of the haiku in panel 3, but I’m sure he’d write another one telling me why incorrect poem structure doesn’t matter.

    Comment by billytheskink — July 7, 2016 @ 7:23 am

  3. Gil wouldn’t know overthrowing if Chris Sale hit him in the face with a change up. “Don’t throw 96 again. Long Island Ice Teas and tee times await.”

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 7, 2016 @ 7:24 am

  4. P3 – if we’re looking at a street, the nose-to-nose parking is a harbinger of accelerating breakdown of the social order. Hey, is that an in-progress Hillary logo street art?

    If instead P3 shows a parking lot, then “Show me what you got, Nihilist!”

    Comment by g2design — July 7, 2016 @ 7:56 am

  5. It’s getting more clear by the day– Whigrub saw Boo as a plot trigger. The girl in charge of herself (stay the eff out of sight this summer, Molly and Kenzie!) was sacrificed in order to give Gil an opportunity to teach True to protect himself against the unfair facticity one accepts– or rages against– as an adult. In other words, “No girls allowed.”

    Comment by vaganova — July 7, 2016 @ 1:27 pm

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