This Week in Milford

April 4, 2018

It Could Happen To You


P1: Thanks for the exposition, Kaz. How much gel does Kaz have to use to get all of his sideburn hairs in parallel do y’all reckon?

P2: Is that even Paloma in the foreground hug with, uh, Karina I guess? Because the brunette in mid-panel looks closer to Paloma. Also, too, wasn’t this whole thing pretty much a Karina/Duncan joint with Jarrell ‘Spielberg’ Atkins directing?

P3: Jeeze, Mimi with a devastating toting the laundry walk by zinger. Meanwhile, Gil looks incredibly constipated as he just cannot deal with it that people keep bringing up this Marty Moon bullshit to him. It’s bad enough he has to show up at the games but he sure as hell didn’t sign up for talking about them for days afterwards.

Minus point: Karina has a terribly advanced case of trigger finger there in P2. Perhaps the Spring arc could help inform us about this potentially crippling condition and the plight of so afflicted high school athletes.



  1. Gil is not depressed over Marty’s suspension. It’s Sunday, he’s out of rotgut, and the liquor stores are closed. Damn blue laws!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 4, 2018 @ 9:18 am

  2. Just to recap, Gil instigated the student “broadcasts,” Gil did nothing to keep them away from Marty during the games, and NOW Gil feels bad?

    I can see we’re about to get a heapin’ helpin’ of Gil smugly proving he’s the better man.

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 4, 2018 @ 9:26 am

  3. And Marty proves how stupid he can be sometimes by letting some four-eyed, zit-faced, geek kid make a monkey out of him with minimal effort.

    Comment by franku2016 — April 4, 2018 @ 9:27 am

  4. Oh, dear lord, is that potbellied schlub in Panel 3 really the eternally trim Gil Thorp?
    An era, nay, an epoch, has ended.

    Comment by Jael's tent peg (@Downpuppy) — April 4, 2018 @ 9:50 am

  5. Gil’s coaching is an allegation, not a fact. Without Marty to trade barbs with, he has lost a major part of his raison d’être. Will Gil fade into nothingness or will he goad Marty into some sort of public mea culpa *that will get him back on the air before the end of this arc? My money’s on the latter. At least we can look forward to Gil paying a visit to a Johnnie Walker-sodden Marty at his bungalow.

    I’m still surprised that it took dropping an f-bomb, not repeated Latino slurs, to get Marty off the air. Wonder if WDIG runs Limbaugh when it’s not running Moon?

    *Speaking of mea culpas, I should issue one for using too many foreign phrases in my comment.

    Comment by teenchy — April 4, 2018 @ 10:14 am

  6. Au contraire, Teenchy, your use of borrowings from haute lingua franca is, in toto, comme il faut, usw.

    Comment by Jael's tent peg (@Downpuppy) — April 4, 2018 @ 10:52 am

  7. As my father used to say, “I could write the script.” Gil, feeling that by setting the Pirate Network in motion with a hint, he is to blame for pushing Marty over the edge, and will intervene with WDIG management. Marty will apologize, serve a brief suspension, and be back for baseball while the fishermen and their wives dance in the courtyard.

    Comment by vaganova — April 4, 2018 @ 11:07 am

  8. P2: We done got our ass kicked by 34 BUT WE GOT RID OF MARTY!!!!!!!!!!


    Comment by tdrewhardin — April 4, 2018 @ 12:07 pm

  9. See, my take is that the girls are wrong to think they’ve somehow inflicted pain on or beaten Marty. What they don’t realize, indeed simply can’t appreciate at their age, is that for Marty this is just a two week staycation comprised of day drinking and watching whatever’s good on his cable sports package at the time.

    Sure, losing a paycheck is going to hurt a little but no worse than a bad weekend playing video poker in that windowless cinderblock building two miles out past the county line. Come to think of it, they also sell discount liquor there by the case, cash only no sales tax… it just might be time to take a trip until the heat dies down and stock up while there.

    Comment by timbuys — April 4, 2018 @ 6:39 pm

  10. Martys getting whats coming to him?? HE”S A BROADCASTER FOR PETE’S SAKE!! Who the hell is Mimi to tell him how to do his job?? Like she really does hers all the time. Let him do his and you do yours girlfriend.

    Comment by robmize2013 — April 5, 2018 @ 7:20 pm

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