This Week in Milford

April 5, 2018

Marty Blowed Up Real Good!

Filed under: Gil Thorp, hideous scar faces, Marty Moon, Mimi Thorp — teenchy @ 7:18 am

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Ooh, Mimi, twist that knife girl!

I’m enjoying Gil’s mental gymnastics as he justifies the broad hints he threw at Karina. (I’m also wondering how that laundry basket got more cubical overnight.)

I’m on the road most of today. Have fun deciphering how far Gil would let things go up to swearing (hint: interrupting Marty’s broadcasts are apparently a go).

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5 Comments »

  1. Nice of Gil “letting them needle him”. Typical high and mighty Gil. Mimi in panel one reminds me of an Ice T lyric-“ Look at her lips, she’s got those crazy blisters! Body that smells like the New Mets! Arm pits all nappy packed full of sweat!” Welll, maybe I went too far..

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 5, 2018 @ 8:16 am

  2. Also nice of Gil to reveal the fundamental flaw in this whole plotline: play-by-play announcers’ mics are designed to minimize crowd noise, so there’s no way a small group of kids (let alone one nudnik with a parrot on his shoulder) could have prevented Marty from calling the game.

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 5, 2018 @ 11:02 am

  3. Similar– perhaps the same– technology as a noise-canceling Bluetooth headset. A mic on the face side picks up the user’s voice while another on the “outside” picks up ambient noise and produces the same wavelengths and volumes, but “upside down,” canceling the noise. It’s not 100% effective but is pretty close. This is of course the point we are not supposed to raise, parallel to “Where did Cain find his wife?” Maybe Gil is just saying the kids were not any LOUDER than if they were shouting “Go Mfnrd,” but no matter. Consistency is a lot to expect in Mfnrd, thus it is not surprising that Gil has not yet said that he handed the kids an even more effective means of goading Marteen.

    Comment by vaganova — April 5, 2018 @ 11:21 am

  4. Correction: Body that smells like the New York Mets. It’s Rock n Roll Thhhuuuurrrrsssdaaaaayyyy!!!
    This weeks band is the punk rock group The Spits from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Their first self titled album came out in 1999 with songs like,”Dropout”, “Black Kar”,”Remote Kontrol” and “I H8 Pussies”. Some of their songs appear on more than one album.
    Another self titled came out in 2002 with songs “Black and Blue”, “ Let us Play Your Party” and “Take Back the Alley” which talks about drinking in the alley which is near and dear to Gil’s heart.
    Skipping up to 2009 we have the album
    Volume 4 with “Tonight”, Live in a Van”, “Eyesore City” and one of my favorites “Flags”.
    In 2014 they came out with Kill the Kool. Songs include “Kill the Kool”, “Rip up the Streets”, “Chem Trails” and the must Listen “Black Candles”.
    Also in 2009 they had “19 Million A.C. “With songs “Violence Cup”, “Pissed Off Baby “ ( another favorite) and “Beat My Head”. After the last track “Space Guitar” fast forward to the 8:30 mark to hear a special hidden track.
    I’ve seens these guys twice, once in mummie toilet paper costumes and another time in plain clothes. They will be in Chicago at the Empty bottle the Friday before Memorial Day. If you see a guy wearing a Local H t shirt it’s probably me. Buy me a Hamms or PBR. Maybe I’ll return the favor. ROCK ON !!!!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 5, 2018 @ 12:39 pm

  5. “Marty’s a fuddy-duddy, a real loser. Just dump him. We can always replace him with another go-go semi-swinger willing to broadcast high school kids in a cow town. It’s in the bag.”
    “Good help is hard to find. BTW, Mimi, you forgot to put cling-free on my bowling shirts again. I’m gonna look like a prune when I’m picking up a spare.”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — April 6, 2018 @ 7:12 am


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