This Week in Milford

December 13, 2016

Wouldn’t The Athletic Director Of All People Know The Gym Schedule?

December 13, 2016


Is Gil being sarcastic in panel one because he looks pretty torqued there?

Are panels two and three crying out for me to make a joke about how much alcohol Gil can consume in his two jumbo ‘coffees’ before seven a.m.?

Wait a second, what the hell is Kaz wearing and why is he sitting like that?

Too many questions…



  1. Considering that there are zero coffees in panel one and given Kaz’s hand placement, I do not want to know where those jumbo coffees came from.

    Comment by drewfunk — December 13, 2016 @ 7:23 am

  2. Did Kaz nab those sweet sippy travel mugs from Marty’s basement?

    “Marty, where are my travel cups?”


    Comment by Dood — December 13, 2016 @ 8:59 am

  3. A Gil and Kaz player humiliation party featuring cups with plus signs on them? YES!

    Will Trainer Rick Scott be there too?

    Comment by billytheskink — December 13, 2016 @ 9:51 am

  4. Boy, Timbuys, the last sentence trailing off pretty well sums it up.
    I’m still trying to sort out yesterday’s scene which presumably ties in with today’s. I THINK this will be the starting point to the message we’re supposed to learn from and apply to our own lives.
    Let me start off with the known facts:
    1) Central City can trip the light fantastic.
    2) Basketball season is starting.
    3) All the chairs in the room are in dire need of reupholstering.
    Whew! Glad I got that out of the way. Now I can pursue the unenviable task of guessing the implications(boy, I could use whatever Gil and Kaz are drinking out of their cups, coffee, gin & tonic, Fanta, etc.). I’m guessing we’re supposed to see that Nero was fiddling while Milford commenced basketball practice(in the middle of December? My state allows the first official practice on October 15th-Yikes!). Evidently, Central City likes to party a little too much and Milford has no discotheques, the latter because, by gum, the Mudlarks represent the American Dream and the Protestant Work Ethic. Plenty of schottisches, mazurkas, polkas, waltzes, and country line dancing at the Milford VFW Lodge on Saturday night but when crunch time is in the air like that mystery streak in P1, disco is ejected from the game.
    And who better to separate the wheat from the chaff so that the Protestant Work Ethic can be on display like those county courthouses you can see in the distance protruding while you’re standing on the county line than Gil and Kaz? Makes my heart flutter and my wanting to play “God Bless America” on my song flute.
    We’re still trying to find the connection to the aforementioned and the coffee(?)-imbibing. Is it the culmination of all the wheat-chaff sorting Hell that Gil and Kaz are subjecting themselves to? Or does the Milford 7-11 cashier sport a strong Protestant Work Ethic as well?

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — December 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am

  5. The biggest question for me: Who in Milford High has enough pull to force Gil’s basketball team to practice before dawn? The chess club? Dr. Pearl’s crocheting circle? Steve Luhm’s annual week-long Turbo-Shine using the most toxic chemicals he can find?

    It can’t be… Mimi’s girls’ team, can it?

    Comment by John S. Walters — December 13, 2016 @ 10:32 am

  6. I’ll bet anyone on this forum a bazillion dollars that Aaron Aagard will slam a gym door tomorrow.

    Turns out the fix is in, and the Curmudgeon is in on it.

    Comment by g2design — December 13, 2016 @ 12:08 pm

  7. ^^ Spoiler Alert

    Comment by g2design — December 13, 2016 @ 12:16 pm

  8. Well, that is interesting. There is a high degree of probability I will be posting tomorrow’s strip sometime later today.

    Comment by timbuys — December 13, 2016 @ 12:26 pm

  9. Has anyone ever read the first ever Peanuts strip? It goes something like this. Charlie Brown walks along and a kid says, “There goes good ol’ Charlie Brown.”
    He says that I think 3 times referring to him as good ol’Charlie Brown. Then in the last panel he says,”Oh how I hate him!” I think at least once a week a panel in Gil Thorp should say the same thing.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 13, 2016 @ 12:41 pm

  10. P1: “I apologize, Gil. My wife forgot to put Cling-Free on my BVD’s again when they were in the dryer.”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — December 13, 2016 @ 1:25 pm

  11. P1….”…right here. Gil….”

    Comment by Jim — December 13, 2016 @ 1:51 pm

  12. This has to be the weirdest hook yet. Central City rave, perhaps involving Kaz, but he is at the gym at sunrise ready to go even if he looks as though his clothes are glued on. But John S’s question, added to these things, raises the point: who pushed the roundball team out of the main gym on the afternoon of its first practice?

    I have a terrible feeling we’re about to find out. But not immediately.

    Comment by vaganova — December 13, 2016 @ 2:56 pm

  13. The link to the ComCrud in my previous post now 404s, so let’s address the here and now. I’m happy that Kaz emphasizes Jumbo-sized bevvies. Gently caressed in Gil’s meat-hook, it looks more like a demitasse or chárka. Skål!

    Comment by g2design — December 13, 2016 @ 3:18 pm

  14. g2design, I am not sure you realized you just did a shout out with Skål! In Mfnrd, I use the name of a celebrated Russian ballet teacher, but my actual roots are amongst the Vikings. We were well traveled in the old days, appearing everywhere from Ireland to Russia to Sicily. Now a travel company is exploiting this with “Viking World Tours.” The tales of violence and mayhem are of course measureless slanders.

    Comment by vaganova — December 13, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

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