This Week in Milford

December 15, 2016


Filed under: Gil Thorp, Pissy faced Gil — nedryerson @ 4:35 am


Here’s Aaron Aagard. He’s a joker. Hahaha, sliding into basketball practice. What a cut-up! Such a comedian! In the left lane? Is that funny? It’s Aaron Aagard. I guess it’s funny. He’s going to keep us in stitches all winter long.

I can’t remember this amount of focus on shoes and socks in a panel before. What era are those shoes from?





  1. Ermagherd! High top Keds, with the rubber tags in back, as I live and breathe!

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — December 15, 2016 @ 7:50 am

  2. Pro Keds, I believe the high-performance sports versions were called. Nate Archibald wore Pro Keds, among other notable players.

    Comment by billytheskink — December 15, 2016 @ 8:10 am

  3. 1. Well, Rubin has always been awful with shoes and equipment, so no big shock there…

    2. Why the hell would a basketball team practice in the morning?? Those boys are gonna reek like the Devil’s asshole in class all day! (yeah some *might* shower after practice, but we know at least half of them won’t)

    3. Has anyone ever heard of this happening before? At my school, the only sports with morning practice were cross country and swimming, because both had to be done at some separate facility shared by other schools…

    Comment by hitorque — December 15, 2016 @ 8:26 am

  4. Oh boy another wacky character for the new season. Milford apparently corners the market on oddball teenagers.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — December 15, 2016 @ 9:11 am

  5. Based on the perspective in P3, Aaron aappears to be quite tall. Is he the joke-a-minute, quipster deluxe, life-in-the-left-lane kind of 7-foot center Milford needs to aalmost make the playdowns this year?

    Frankly, after an autumn of H.E. Burns, I’m ready for just about anything new.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — December 15, 2016 @ 12:30 pm

  6. We need to be monitoring just what the hell is going on with Quadruple A’s hair!

    Comment by timbuys — December 15, 2016 @ 12:37 pm

  7. He certainly is in line for jag off of the season. So was this tool the DJ at the big rave in CC or is that gonna be forgotten like our 5th string QB? I tell you what I am ready for is the real Marty Moon. Not the one who got the RP McMurphy lobotomy special during football season.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 15, 2016 @ 12:54 pm

  8. A-A-Ron’s entire body in panel 1 merits immediate elevation to the Pantheon of Mysterious Objects.

    Comment by John S. Walters — December 15, 2016 @ 1:09 pm

  9. Left lane? Is there a chain of little libraries in this vowel-enriched character’s future?

    Comment by Dood — December 15, 2016 @ 1:48 pm

  10. Yesterday: Slam

    Today: Push It

    Tomorrow I can only assume they’ll work on their Jump shots. (Good thing that slide didn’t Knock You Out, A-A-Ron!) Then later in the season: Mudlark road trip to Tennessee.

    Comment by lauramac — December 15, 2016 @ 3:29 pm

  11. My God – that’s not Aaron, it’s Flock of Seaagulls! You know, Roger, one of Marsellus Wallace’s business associates.

    Comment by g2design — December 15, 2016 @ 3:52 pm

  12. Aaron Aagaard (the real one) has a Facebook page…

    Comment by George PBurdell — December 15, 2016 @ 6:58 pm

  13. Aaron is an aasshole.

    Comment by Don, the Rebel without a Blog — December 16, 2016 @ 3:24 am

  14. The plot threads are coming together. Look at panel 2, 12/12 — that’s A-A-Ron at the Central City rave, dancing so hard his hair is about to take flight. (Like a seagull!)

    Also, medical tip: “pushing it” for 90 minutes can result in severe hemorrhoids.

    Comment by John S. Walters — December 16, 2016 @ 8:24 am

  15. Oh brother. Awaayyyy we go with another tepid intro that presages a plotline going awry. Sure, Thorpiverse, that’s the to get things started, rally the troops around Foghorn Leghorn, a dancing machine on a rival school’s turf(people probably too drunk to care) who forgot that the carriage was going to turn into a pumpkin.
    SLAM!!!!!!!! “Hey, I say, hey, Coach, sorry I wuz late. Me and the hens wuz gettin’ carried away doin’ the Watusi and the next thang ya knows, it’s 1/2 hour afore practice. We all had ta fit ins my Camaro and we floored it comin’ here. I pays off the trooper so I could run all the lights. SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s a joke, son. I just made a funny. Damn, my belly aches. So, I say, so ya want me ta run some steps?”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — December 17, 2016 @ 9:11 am

  16. “That Coach, ah say, that Coach Kaz is lak
    A T & T. Awlways Talkin’ ‘n’ Flappin.”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — December 17, 2016 @ 11:18 am

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