This Week in Milford

September 19, 2016

It’s A Little Secret, Just The Pelwecki’s Affair

Filed under: freak hands, Gil Thorp, Marty Moon — nedryerson @ 3:38 am


Let’s start the week off with a classic Gil Thorp trope: It’s the Marty interviews Gil where Marty serves up presumptive questions which Gil parries with derisive, contradictory answers. Watching Marty interview Gil is like watching Side Show Bob stepping blindly onto a dozen garden rakes scattered on the ground, each one springing up to smack Marty in the face. We just see one rake…er, question, but we’re fairly certain that these interviews proceed along similar lines, leaving Marty quite sore by the end, that is if Marty can even really perceive pain anymore.

Kevin Pelwecki, like many other Milfordians, keeps his radio dial locked on WDIG and never misses Marty’s show. That would probably help to explain his delusional outlook. He’s The Secret Pelwecki! (I wonder if he threw in his own little DUM DUM DUMMM musical sting.)



  1. Marty has a remarkably casual attitude toward mic placement. He’s not even bothering to get his recorder anywhere near Gil’s piehole. Of course, considering the quality of Gil’s answers, maybe an inaudible mutter would be more informative to Marty’s legions of loyal listeners.

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 19, 2016 @ 6:15 am

  2. Man that Pelwecki is one ugly dude. The anti-Tru.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — September 19, 2016 @ 6:37 am

  3. “The Secret Pelwecki”

    Decent band name, 6/10.

    Comment by billytheskink — September 19, 2016 @ 7:56 am

  4. “The Secret Pelwecki” sounds like a dance craze perpetrated by Weird Al Yankovic.

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 19, 2016 @ 8:31 am

  5. So, is The Secret listening to this as a livestream while Marty is recording the interview on his tricorder or is this a conference call and The Sec-Pel is dialed in via bluetooth?

    Does anyone else find Kevin’s pose in panel two odd?

    Bonus Freak Hands for me are Gil’s tiny, tiny, little nubs in panel one.

    Bonus point: All the cool kids are rocking the new Nerf steering wheel covers.

    Comment by timbuys — September 19, 2016 @ 9:19 am

  6. Why do I have the feeling that Pelwecki is driving a 1974 Maverick Grabber?

    Comment by Moon Mullins — September 19, 2016 @ 11:04 am

  7. I seem to recall Amnesty International sponsoring The Secret Pelwecki’s Other Ball when I was younger.

    Comment by teenchy — September 20, 2016 @ 3:23 am

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