This Week in Milford

January 15, 2017

Coach? Coach?

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Gil Thorp, Prairie Style Windows — nedryerson @ 5:19 am


Seriously? Aaron wants to employ a cliffhanger to counter Gil’s charges about drugs? What day is this and how many days until Friday? No, no…let’s not even dignify this silly contrivance by picking it apart logically. It just defies common sense.

I think Gil’s brain shut down when it realized it was doing heavy lifting this early in plot and Gil just seized up and started staring into the middle distance, shutting down all but essential functions.




  1. Whoa, what if this is a flashback plot? Aa Aa needs more time to clear this up by using his “Molly” connection to kidnap the Thorpe kids to make Gil drop the allegations. It all goes bad, explaining their absence in the Christmas strips. Either that, or he’s going to arrange a hit on Gil, the witnesses, or all three. Either way we’re in for a thrill ride!

    Comment by Nate — January 15, 2017 @ 6:11 am

  2. “The problem will fix itself by Friday you say? Sounds good to me! I’ll go back to reading the back of this Thoblerone box on my desk.”

    HT to Moon Mullins for correcting my typo!

    Comment by timbuys — January 15, 2017 @ 8:51 am

  3. “…and Aardvark doesn’t know what day it is!!!!
    He doesn’t know who Jesus was or praying is…”

    “I’mmm FREE!!!!!! I’mmm FREE!!!!! And I’m wanting for youuu to follow meeee.”
    Coach Thorp interrupts “Tommy, can’t it wait until the Tilden game?”
    “Oops, my bad, Coach.”

    Today’s headline from the Milford Enquirer
    “Leakey Foundation Reveals Lucy Had A Sister!!!!!! The Skull of Molly To Be On Public Display At The Milford Museum of Natural Sciences!!!!!!”
    Sub headline
    “Specimen Accidentally Discovered On Local Farm.”
    “Farmer Elmo Fehd: ‘I Figgered That Wuzn’t A Milk Bone ol’ Jack Wuz Chawin’ On.'”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 15, 2017 @ 9:03 am

  4. Right on the money, Ned. I remember the basketball coach from my high school days, and if a player accused of drug use had said “I will reveal everything Friday”, he’d have said, “OK, and you’re suspended until then”.

    Comment by Philip — January 15, 2017 @ 9:21 am

  5. (he almost had me too, friends, almost…) Gentle readers, DO NOT look directly into his eyes there in P2. Maybe peek thru the corners of your eyelids, but do not REPEAT DO NOT look right at him. Those baby blues are ultra mega hypnotizing machines! Poor Gil, one glance in P1 and he turned into an Moai head (complete with torso!)

    I do appreciate AaAa going thru the motions; two panels of dialog even after Gil went all tuff on him.

    Comment by g2design — January 15, 2017 @ 10:32 am

  6. timbuys, I believe that’s a “Thoblerone” bar, brought to you by the good people at Nutboys, Inc.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — January 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

  7. I am grateful for Moon’s clarification. I was pretty sure Toblerone had not yet reached Mfnrd, and had noticed some time ago that Nutboys had not been mentioned for months. There’s an atmosphere to maintain here!

    Comment by vaganova — January 15, 2017 @ 3:38 pm

  8. “Boy, Willlbbburr, did I have ol’ Coach T fooled. Aardvark brought me in and introduced me as Molly.”
    “Now, Ed, why would you lie like that?”
    “Because Coach Thorp would have a seeeiiizzzure if he found out who I really was. Celebrity status, you know. Anyway, Aardvark told him I was his ride to the KTN concert.”
    “Good God, Ed, you took a teenager to a concert on the busy streets?”
    “Well, Willlbbburrr, I kinda dig that new-fangeled stuff. I was boogieing with Lassie with that glittterrr ball shining right on us. And them levitating booobbbsss really sent this stallion into orbit.”
    “Ed, what will Milford think when they find out you were going crazy with a group of juvenile lunatics?”
    “Don’t knock it, Willlbbburrr. That sobriquet earned me a good time. I’m going to use it to sneak in the female stablllesss.”
    “Oh, Ed, grow up.”

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 15, 2017 @ 4:27 pm

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