This Week in Milford

March 20, 2017

Haven’t You Always Wanted To See The Fjords?

Filed under: Gil Thorp, Pissy faced Aaron, Prairie Style Windows — nedryerson @ 3:46 am


So Gil helped Tina Aagard find a couple rehab programs? I guess his job extends even further into the realm of crisis intervention than we had surmised. We’ll just assume that Tina has adequate healthcare coverage through one of her jobs.

Since Gil arranged this on his own, Aaron’s welfare falls upon him, I guess. Mimi, put some fresh linens in the guest room and stock the freezer with Hot Pockets. We’re gonna have a guest for a little while. What rules? What boundaries? I don’t know what you’re talking about.



  1. Christ, what an ungrateful asshole… I’m sorry for all the time I wasted defending this hypocritical, dishonest piece of shit…

    It’s a foregone conclusion that he’ll be moving into the Thorp residence, so he and Gilberto deserve each other.

    Comment by Hitorque — March 20, 2017 @ 6:42 am

  2. We get on Gil for not doing his job all the time, but he does a heck of a lot more of his job than this bespectacled school counselor does of hers.

    Judging by her glasses-fiddling, she probably spends most of her time on the job watching CSI: Miami reruns.

    Comment by billytheskink — March 20, 2017 @ 7:23 am

  3. “Wow, Aa! What a coincidence! I have a leftover ticket for SAS that I can’t use, and it expires at the end of the month! I can drive you to Mfnrd International (direct flight to Oslo) as soon as you’re packed!”

    Comment by vaganova's costumer — March 20, 2017 @ 7:38 am

  4. Well f** k you Aaaaaaron. It would be worth it to Gil to ship his ass to Norway, never to be seen again.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — March 20, 2017 @ 7:53 am

  5. Well, finally the key mystery of this plotline is resolved: what’s with all the extra A’s?

    Paaa Aaaagard must be a real piece of work. I bet it was his idea to name the kid “Aaron,” setting him up for continuous grade-school bullying, and then he hightailed it back to the fjords as quickly as possible.

    Comment by John S. Walters — March 20, 2017 @ 8:01 am

  6. What a sarcastic dick. Gil should know his pops is in Norway, I guess. Not quite half way around the world but far enough to get away from that turd. I guess Aaron doesn’t dig Norweighan black metal.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 20, 2017 @ 8:17 am

  7. It’s just Norwegian speed
    And Norway makes the world go round
    Like you go round in circles
    All the time
    Goodnight Oslo

    -Robyn Hitchcock

    Comment by g2design — March 20, 2017 @ 8:22 am

  8. I expected more aanger from Aron. May be time for Gil to ring Judge Bell.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — March 20, 2017 @ 8:41 am

  9. Gil: “You could move in with me and Mimi. You’d be like the son I never had!”
    Aaron: “Actually …”
    Gil: “OK, you could be like a son I didn’t lose track of. Anyhow, we need to wrap things up so we can start the spring story line on April 10th.”
    Aaron: “Spring story line means we re-introduce Barry Bader.”
    Gil: “Oh, yeah. Better make that April 17th, or the 24th.”

    Comment by Philip — March 20, 2017 @ 10:32 am

  10. Vark won’t be moving in with the Thorps. That would be too easy. One or both of the boy detectives will take him in, thereby bonding the team for that big run in the playdowns.

    Comment by J.D. Springer — March 20, 2017 @ 10:38 am

  11. JD may be right. The idea of Gil and Mimi taking him in seems to be on rails, which is why it probably won’t happen. If it’s one of the Hardy Boys who steps up, as JD suggests, I am betting on Ken, since Mike did so much more of the gumshoeing and it would be very Rubin for the two to share the intervention. How to make this happen? No more need to ask than to ask how Gil raised the subject of drugs with Mrs Aa, or why Aa himself swings between sarcasm and cooperation. The fact Ken’s mother is a judge might make the whole thing run more smoothly with the authorities, who can then continue to remain invisible.

    Comment by vaganova's doorman — March 20, 2017 @ 2:24 pm

  12. Hitorque @1: Nice use of the universal New Yorker cartoon caption.

    Comment by teenchy — March 20, 2017 @ 4:42 pm

  13. In P1, our heroes could be in a number of settings 1) The janitor’s closet, rife with wood shards stacked in random sites, ready on a moments notice to repair a chalkboard whose chalkboard tray got eaten by the termites or a ruler in case some teacher misplaced one in the faculty lounge. I ruled out a paddle since it’s basically cruel and unusual punishment in high school. 2) The staircase, designed by Alexander Calder, hey, mobiles add a nice modernistic touch, balusters suspended in midair bringing Mudlark Nation in tune with the times. I don’t see any problem with it. It goes hand-in-hand with Blue Hair Day. 3) A long shot but the staircase to the Bat Cave. I remember those Batman episodes where there were scenes at a 45 degree angle when Batman was in dialog with Commissioner Gordon or confronting The Penguin and apparently Gil and the counselor got caught in the whirlwind.
    P2: Why does she always tip her glasses to make a point unless she is indeed ogling Gil as I believe one of our writers have pointed out? Is this the inspiration for “Sunglasses at Night”? I can only imagine the video.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — March 20, 2017 @ 8:49 pm

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