This Week in Milford

March 23, 2017

Gil once begat Keri and, uh, some other kid


“Seriously? With us? Haven’t we spent the last eight years or so removing any evidence that children once lived in this house?”

Maybe Mimi’s not as keen on having a live-in boy toy pool boy as we previously speculated. Fact is, I’m not even sure that’s the Thorps’ house, as a quick ‘n dirty search of the archives doesn’t conclusively show that they live in a split-level. Nonetheless I get the feeling that we’re going to be denied that long-awaited retcon of Gil and Mimi’s kids.

Dodging that bullet Gil, now pissy-faced for ever having taken that bait from Aaron, shows him the door. Maybe Aaron can walk through it and shout out what was just discussed to his teammates same as he did yesterday. Tune in tomorrow when Marty Moon finds a new boarder in his mom’s basement!

metapost: Completely unrelated but it’s nice to see Mr. Bakst giving back to his adopted community.



  1. Having a sleek, muscular, athletic teenage raver move in with you sounds like the plot to a porno.

    “Hey, Aaaaron, could you help me reach this… box… in my… bedroom closet?”

    :Sure thing, Mrs. T.”

    “Ooooooooh, you’re so… strong…”


    Comment by John S. Walters — March 23, 2017 @ 6:46 am

  2. Jami was the other Thorp kid.

    Kelly Krystek was right, Mr. Bakst did indeed love Charleston.

    Marty Moon getting wind of and going after Aagard’s struggles and Gil’s ideas for solving them would have improved this story line 1,000%.

    Comment by billytheskink — March 23, 2017 @ 7:25 am

  3. @billy: Leading to a first round match in the playdowns against North Bend, all dressed up as giant Oxycodones.

    Comment by drewfunk — March 23, 2017 @ 9:15 am

  4. I eagerly anticipate the North Bend hecklers dressed as giant Oxycodones. Perhaps one fan will miss the memo and inadvertently dress up once again as a hobo, which will lead to another Aaaron shout-rant. (“I’m not homeless! I’m living with the Thorps!”)

    Comment by Moon Mullins — March 23, 2017 @ 9:39 am

  5. @billy: I knew about Jami but I expect the kids to be so far out of sight and mind that Gil and Mimi might not remember their names.

    As for Aaron’s hecklers, I figure they’ll pelt him with empty prescription bottles and lefse.

    Comment by teenchy — March 23, 2017 @ 9:42 am

  6. Good stuff, Moon! I have nothing to add other than I’m curious what the stats are from the rest of team. We occasionally see Aaron’s pedestrian numbers but no one else.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — March 23, 2017 @ 10:42 am

  7. You guys are way ahead of me– hecklers dressed as oxycodone tabs is brilliant.

    I thought “with US?” was a little ambiguous too. I’m not sure the front of the house has been depicted before, but I agree with teenchy’s implication that the split level doesn’t look right. It would strain credibility that panel 1 depicts Gil talking to one of the Hardy Boys’ mothers, but straining credibility is what brought me to Mfnrd in the first place.

    Comment by vaganova's chauffeur — March 23, 2017 @ 11:16 am

  8. That split level is really Ken Brown’s house, I bet.

    Comment by Jusbcuz — March 23, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

  9. I kind of thought that too, Jusbcuz. Of the two Hardy Boys, Mike Granger led the charge, but more recently Ken showed considerable empathy, and the fact his mother is a judge should provide some rectitude. We really don’t even know that that’s Gil in P-1. It could just as well be Ken and her honor.

    Comment by vaganova's chauffeur — March 23, 2017 @ 4:57 pm

  10. teenchy, I think you’re right, I never knew the Thorp domicile to resemble the Darrin Stephens residence of Bewitched fame. And for all we know, that could be Mork and Mindy, if it’s not 2 Martians with their own pursuits in mind, discussing Aardvark’s fate in P2.
    “Nanu, Nanu, he can sleep in my bedroom. But he has to use the shower in the basement. And he cleans up after himself when he goes to KTN concerts.”
    Hey, I guess it’s better than competing for a cot with the rest of the Milford unfortunates at the Milford Salvation Army.
    P3: Is that Bumbles(from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) overseeing Gil and Tom Petty as they discuss the future of where Petty should lay his head?
    John S., that was funny. The only thing missing from your Summer of ’42 dialogue is Hermie and Oscy(ha). Well done.

    Comment by T. Drew Hardin — March 23, 2017 @ 9:25 pm

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