This Week in Milford

January 25, 2017

This Is Going To Be The Most Awkward Intervention Ever.

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Gil Thorp, Just plain sad — timbuys @ 6:50 am


Panel two sure is carrying a lot of narrative weight, isn’t it?

Anyway, Molly isn’t a drug she’s a girl and AAAA’s mom is clearly another Rustbelt opioid addict.

Bonus points:

The risers on those bleachers look rather comfortable if impractical.

It’s nice to see Lampy from A3G picking up work.


  1. John Tonsure there in panel 1 insures that Aagard has only the second strangest haircut in the panel.

    One panel of basketball action is more than we’ve had in about a week. I guess I’ll take it.

    Comment by billytheskink — January 25, 2017 @ 9:07 am

  2. P2: Damn, timbuys, are they at the Roman Colosseum? They ARE rather behomoth-looking structures. If you’re 7′ 8″, that’s a Laz-Z-Boy recliner for sure.
    “Aardvark, we can’t have any more lapses in your game. A couple of our power forwards got devoured by the lions. My bench is getting short.”

    Touché, billytheskink. Good stuff today

    Today’s headline from the Milford Enquirer
    “The Truth Is Revealed!!!!!!!!! Mrs. Aardvark Has Been On A Liz Taylor Diet For Weeks!!!!!!!!!!!! She Can Now Maneuver Her Neck Another 10 Degrees!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — January 25, 2017 @ 10:18 am

  3. If this is a setup for “Aaaaron is an angel in human form who’s caring for his troubled/sick mother,” then I’m calling bullshit. When we first met Aaaaron, he was staying out ALL NIGHT ON A SCHOOL NIGHT at a big-city rave. This guy may not be a druggie, but he’s definitely a delinquient.

    And if his mom is troubled, maybe it’s because her son is staying out all night on a school night.

    Comment by John S. Walters — January 25, 2017 @ 12:01 pm

  4. “Calgon®, take me away!” Ms. Aa strikes me as a heavy Bouquet Bath user.

    Comment by g2design — January 25, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

  5. Well, it certainly could be a story about Mrs Aa’s problems and Aa’s attempts to help– aside from the drug story, that’s been the only thing to be foreshadowed with any emphasis. Could Aa have discussed that with Gil, prompting Gil to suggest she come to a game BEFORE getting wasted?

    Essential, I think, to point out the superb work Steve Luhm has done on that floor in panel 2. I’d write more, but I have to go apply another layer of Ultra-Cote to my living room floor.

    Comment by vaganova — January 25, 2017 @ 1:29 pm

  6. Mimi has been written out of this strip. Gil has a thing for blondes. This strip is about to get weird, people.

    Comment by drewfunk — January 25, 2017 @ 1:38 pm

  7. And there’s a lot of hand wringing about how bad this undefeated basketball team is.

    Comment by drewfunk — January 25, 2017 @ 1:41 pm

  8. The risers on those bleachers look like those at my high school alma mater, a WPA-era building that was sadly torn down a decade or so ago. They also look like the risers at Princeton University’s old Palmer Stadium, another since-demolished edifice.

    There may be some surprises in store tomorrow. Stay tuned…

    Comment by teenchy — January 25, 2017 @ 3:36 pm

  9. Some surprises might be nice for us narratologists, teenchy. The pace of the strip has slowed to that of me backing down my steep driveway during the ice storm of a few days ago.

    Comment by vaganova — January 25, 2017 @ 3:46 pm

  10. Gil is 80 years old and can still squat like a spry catcher. Give it up Dick Ckark, you turd!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — January 25, 2017 @ 7:44 pm

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