This Week in Milford

January 3, 2017

But Of Course!


Taken out of context, today’s strip would present the unacquainted reader with a nonsensical succession of words. Even with context, today’s strip is a little jumpy. Are we on the verge of an antic, manic madcap jaunt through the world of underage raving as only Gil Thorp can capture it?




  1. That’s a distinct uh-oh expression on Ken Brown’s face in p-3. He seems to be aware Aa Aa is not referring to Molly Kinsella. Well, there we have it, confirmation that this is a drug plot.

    Comment by vaganova — January 3, 2017 @ 1:20 pm

  2. I will refer you to my prescient comment on this site way back last year, on Dec. 16th to be exact: Are we getting set up for a plot line around Ecstasy or Molly?

    You may now all bask in my glory, thank you, thank you for the applause ladies and gentlemen. I also do kids’ birthday parties, bar and bat mitzvahs, and corporate team-building events. Just ask for “Moon Mullins, the Extra-Large Medium.”

    Comment by Moon Mullins — January 3, 2017 @ 1:44 pm

  3. I didn’t feel the need to look up Molly until today. Seems it’s some euphoric drug. Now I wanna sniff some glue. And listen to Molly Hatchet!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — January 3, 2017 @ 1:58 pm

  4. Molly’s a bad one, especially since there are so many versions, none of them truly legitimate. Twelve students over at Wesleyan in Connecticut were hospitalized because of it last winter. Rubin has done his homework– Aa Aa’s behavior is classic for a molly user and Moon is to be congratulated for calling this weeks ahead of time. I can only add that for many people, molly can be readily addictive. In other words, while there are likely some unpleasant developments in the wings, this plot is going to be a lot more compelling than the one about that tool of a student manager feeding a player aspirin.

    Comment by vaganova — January 3, 2017 @ 2:16 pm

  5. Maybe it’s the drug, but an overheard reference to a girl seems more like Rubin’s speed. Rumors fly, weird teammate is ostracized, team goes on a losing streak and misses the playdowns before the mistake is revealed. Gil steps in afterward, smirks at everyone, and heads for the golf course.

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 3, 2017 @ 4:12 pm

  6. The comments are good today, addressing another plotline that, if this were Etch-a-Sketch, would contain curvy lines running amok, triangles and squares somewhere in Lobachevsky’s universe, circles metamorphosing into squares, Kafka’s Metamorphosis talking about a man who turns into an elephant, etc.
    Therefore, knowing I’m pressing my luck, I brought along The Colonel from Monty Python to keep things from getting too silly.
    “Man, I’m gonna have a good time this weekend. I can’t wait to see Kill The Noise.”
    “Big Guy, you know we got some games coming up. Save your strength.”
    “Aw man, I gotta have my release!!!! I’ll go nuts if I don’t go nuts!!!!!!!! I’ll still kill on the hoops.”
    “I don’t know. Staying up until 5:00AM, then hittin’ the court. Dude, you’re silly”
    “Quite agree. Quite agree. This whole plot is sil-lay.”
    “Dude, what’s with the Yorkshire accent?”
    “That wasn’t me.”
    They turn around and confront The Colonel, billy club and all.
    “Move along, move along. I thought the Bader plot was sil-lay but this is giving me gallstones.”
    The Colonel bludgeons Aardvark and his teammate with the stick. Aardvark and Company exit out of P3.
    “I hope things don’t get too sil-lay in Central City. I heard things were not all kosher and I intend to clamp down on the sil-layness. They won’t catch me napping. All right, move along, you readers. Get on with it. GET ON WITH IT!!!!!!!!

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 3, 2017 @ 5:58 pm

  7. Where is Mama Aardvark with all that’s going on? Is Aaaaaaaron slipping her a mickey while he goes partying all night.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — January 3, 2017 @ 6:36 pm

  8. There was a hint earlier that Mama Aardvark might be drinking or drugging as well– Aa Aa arrived home from school and Mom’s behavior suggested impairment. In other words I suspect the mickey finns are self-administered.

    Comment by vaganova — January 3, 2017 @ 7:05 pm

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