This Week in Milford

August 17, 2016

Now That We’ve Briefly Thought About What’s Her Name As A Person, Let’s Talk About Someone Else.

Filed under: Gil Thorp, Just plain sad — timbuys @ 6:08 am

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Do we have to keep talking about this interminable plot? Not necessarily.

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6 Comments »

  1. No, Boo wasn’t ordinary. Too bad that little kid she belittled the first week we met her didn’t die instead. He was ordinary, on a good day.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 17, 2016 @ 6:45 am

  2. Donny Brewster, I think it was. Whatever happened to him?
    He was nice enough to sign Boo’s tribute page.

    Comment by billytheskink — August 17, 2016 @ 7:02 am

  3. Okay, let’s devote an entire, ehh, one and a half panels to Boo, and then back to the important stuff: THE TEAM. That Gil, what a sensitive guy. If it was Mimi who bought it, would we see endless weeks of rallying the softball squad to WIN THE GAME and Gil’s struggles to find somebody, anybody, to coach the team so he didn’t have to?

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 17, 2016 @ 7:09 am

  4. True: “I can’t get a grip on it, coach. Rubin has been kicking this meandering excuse of a story for about four months, and now he wants to bring in a monument subplot. Just another loose end he won’t know how to tie up”.
    Gil: “Try thinking of Boo as a person … wait, that’s what she was all along. Try thinking of … well, just try thinking. I never have, but I’ve heard good things about it. And, in the most awkward literary segue ever, let’s start talking about Barry Bader, the biggest jerk in Milford athletic history”.
    True: “Oh, not the biggest. You had Bobby Howry … Dory Darwin …”
    Gil: “OK, I get the …”
    True: “Parker Bowen … Shep Trumbo …”
    Gil: “DROP IT. Here’s something to get a grip on: it’s August 17th, and we still haven’t started the playdowns. We’re going to be playing baseball games while the real world starts football. And Del’s court case? At the rate he’s moving, by the time his trial is over, fifteen years could be ‘time served'”.

    Comment by Philip — August 17, 2016 @ 7:34 am

  5. There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call… Gil Thorp.

    Comment by g2design — August 17, 2016 @ 9:55 am

  6. PIcture if you can a coach in a small town high school. Milford is America, a predictable place where kids go to school and meet at The Bucket after sporting events. Each sports season is the same other than for variations in the team’s records, but for that coach, one Gil Thorp, things are about to change: he is about to enter… The Twilight Zone (roll credits for “The Season That Did Not End.”)

    Thanks to g2design for the prod– Rod Serling grew up ten miles from here.

    Comment by vaganova — August 17, 2016 @ 2:04 pm


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