This Week in Milford

March 13, 2017

What Loop? There’s A Loop?

Filed under: Gil Thorp, What the hell is going on here? — nedryerson @ 3:38 am


Aaron told Gil that his mother is abusing prescription drugs and as a result, there isn’t enough food to eat in his home. How is that not “going on the record”? I think this exchange is supposed to be a cute way for Gil to say he’s going to continue to help even though he’s not supposed to be doing anything. It reads to me like the usual Milford High horrorshow where teachers and administrators have no idea what their legal responsibilities are vis à vis the students.

After we discussed a bit in the comments last week about the faults of the colorized strips, here’s one of the worst color jobs yet. It’s like whatever product these characters use to get that blue tint in their hair is leaching out all over the place.




  1. I like to think that’s not a colorizing screwup in panel 1 — it’s proof that Gil Thorp uses the cheapest possible hair dye.

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 13, 2017 @ 4:26 am

  2. So there’s a some kind of legal definition of suspicion that requires on-the-record admittance? I’m not well-versed in such things, so I’m not all that sure Ms. Counselor is incorrect here, but it certainly sounds dubious.

    I’ll buy the hair dye theory, but that doesn’t explain Gil’s left arm in panel 1.

    Comment by billytheskink — March 13, 2017 @ 7:16 am

  3. That’s a spreadsheet on the monitor in P1 – using roman numerals. It fits…. My God – did they color this one using a paintball gun?

    Comment by g2design — March 13, 2017 @ 7:48 am

  4. Gil’s skipping the brown nose stage and going right to the blue. What a trend setter!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 13, 2017 @ 8:10 am

  5. billy, it’s a grey area. I know I don’t know for sure, but by default, I’ll err on the side of painting Gil and MHS as irresponsible and out-of-touch. It’s just how I roll.

    Comment by nedryerson — March 13, 2017 @ 9:03 am

  6. Well, I guess we know the answer to the “mandated reporter” procedure in Gil’s state– there isn’t one. The mandated reporter mechanism means that all school employees are required to report any reasonable suspicion to the relevant authorities. In New York it’s a statewide child abuse hotline (and starving your kid, even as an out of control drug addict, constitutes abuse.) In other states it may be a state, county, or city official who investigates and takes action. In my classroom years, I had to report such things about once in three years, on average, and since Mfnrd’s counselor is probably responsible for a couple of hundred kids it is inconceivable she would not be up to speed with mandated reporter protocols if they were in place. Oh well, we should not be surprised. In Milford, the superintendent and principal gleefully require the staff to cooperate with a completely unlawful “reality show.” NIAGARA FALLS!!! (Slowly I turn, step by step…)

    Comment by vaganova's dresser — March 13, 2017 @ 1:56 pm

  7. Casual Monday hits Milford High. Check out how happy COUNSELOR looks as she checks out Gil’s ass in his jeans over her readers.

    Comment by drewfunk — March 14, 2017 @ 7:29 am

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