This Week in Milford

October 15, 2018

Gil Thorp or (The Perpetual Expectation of Incompetence)

Filed under: football, Gil Thorp — nedryerson @ 6:54 am


Apologies for a very quick post. Just a few thoughts:

No time for any game action, but we know the outcome. Milford prevails. Huzzah!

The “film crew” are morons. I presume they watched Joe punt, but couldn’t discern how well he did. Of course they’re just nerds and their question was just an opening for Joe to answer a question with a reference to a director.

OOOO, Alejandro Iñárritu. I guess the rhythm remark refers to his Birdman film and it’s musical pacing. I couldn’t watch all of The Revenant because it was long and brutal. If there was any rhythm to it, it was lost on me. Maybe Joe has an appreciation for his entire oeuvre, but so far he just seems like a guy who wants to sound impressive by squeezing the name Alejandro Iñárritu into just about any conversation.



  1. Gilberto Siskel and Kaz Ebert at the Movies: Oh, I get it… This smug punk bitch of a kid thinks he’s that snobby faux-intellectual film school Professor Fleeber from “The Freshman”, played by Paul Benedict? Well I got news for you, Rubin. The arthouse/cult/classic/obscure movie geek community (represented by yours truly) ain’t gonna stand for poseurs.

    Gilberto Shalit: What was it like being out there, Joe? “Well it was like the films of (daily obscure name drop)!!” Oh yeah, Joe Bolek must have the all the girlies lined up in his front yard with such single-minded one-track geekery, amirite??

    Gilberto Siskel and Kaz Ebert 3: Just your daily reminder that no teen talks this way, ever… EVER!! And on the rare occasions they *DO* talk this way, they’re referencing horror movies, sci-fi movies, comic books or anime, not some foreign arthouse director that sends even his only two friends running to… And is Joe a film snob or a classic/cult film snob?? There usually isn’t a lot of overlap between the two groups.

    Gilberto Siskel and Kaz Ebert 4: Seriously, I don’t care if he is their bro; who the hell is going to a football game just to watch the punter?

    Comment by hitorque — October 15, 2018 @ 7:01 am

  2. “There wasn’t anything good on the classic movie channel.” And, as there is literally no other way to view films on a Friday night, we decided to come down here on the chance you’ll participate in at most a handful of plays in a game of which we have no knowledge nor interest.

    Comment by timbuys — October 15, 2018 @ 7:30 am

  3. @timbuys: Meanwhile in some bizarro alt dimension, instead of trying to watch the “classic film channel” (what, their cable package only has one of them? they don’t stream movies on KODI??), the film snob clique would be spending their Friday trying (and failing) to start sniffing around some of their lithe, under-fucked female classmates…

    Comment by hitorque — October 15, 2018 @ 7:41 am

  4. The fraction-of-a-second synchrony of an athletic movement actually has NOTHING in common with the rhythms of a two-hour film, whether you’re talkin’ Inarritu or the Farrelly Brothers.

    Comment by jvwalt — October 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am

  5. It must have been an ugly win for the Mudlarks over New Thayer if Bolek is sweating that much. It would take a lot of punts to work up that kind of sweat.

    Comment by billytheskink — October 15, 2018 @ 8:12 am

  6. Real cinephiles don’t watch the later, commercial Iñárritu.
    Nope, it’s Amores Perros all the way.

    Comment by Downpuppy, Lord of the Files (@Downpuppy) — October 15, 2018 @ 8:45 am

  7. I noticed the bogus sweat too Billy. And why isn’t sweaty punter in the lockeroom with the team? What are those 2 turds doing on the field? Unless it’s a field storming upset playoff win, fans do not go on the field.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 15, 2018 @ 9:35 am

  8. R&W sure are creative. I don’t think that I could come with a story this fuckin stupid if I seriously tried.

    Comment by franku2016 — October 15, 2018 @ 11:29 am

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