This Week in Milford

October 24, 2018

Same Shirt, Different Day

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, football, Gil Thorp, Milford Weirdos, Pantheon of Hair — teenchy @ 6:14 am


He’s a cornerback!

He’s a safety!

He’s a floor wax!

He’s a dessert topping!

What isn’t he? Nosy, like you bastiges.

Since having read timbuys’ comment yesterday to the effect that Gil Thorp may be a constrained comic, I can’t shake that idea out of my head. So much so, in fact, that I’m sorely tempted to constrain my TWIM posts for the remainder of this arc to haiku form. What say ye?


  1. It would be for me
    To choose the second option

    Write all the haiku
    If you would like to do so
    I am good with that

    High school detectives
    Solve things no one cares about
    We’ve seen this before

    Seriously now
    Why is this a regular
    Theme in Rubin’s work

    Comment by billytheskink — October 24, 2018 @ 7:58 am

  2. 1. So.. For the hundredth consecutive time, a Milford player is being willfully evasive/shady/defensive/emo, and his teammate(s)/Kazuo/Gilbertofisch decide to dig into his personal life, East German style instead of talking to said player directly… Naturally, these private lines of inquiry will take the ENTIRE FUCKING SEASON to reach their conclusion whereas speaking directly (or God forbid the characters mind their own damn business for once) would have cleared it up in a day…

    2. Wait, so dude is a cornerback and not a safety??

    Comment by hitorque — October 24, 2018 @ 8:11 am

  3. I’d rather see our punter work on the coffin corner. I never realized until now how morbid that term is. I wonder where that term originated? Well, I briefly left my post hanging while I looked it up. Something to do with air flight. It is apparently dangerous so the pilot is putting himself at peril and anyone on board . Risking ending up in a coffin I suppose. If anyone has better information, correct me if I’m half-baked.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — October 24, 2018 @ 9:07 am

  4. Haiku is not methinks a worthy task
    For teenchy, a freaky handed fellow
    And thus I find it possible to ask
    Something twould harsh a bards lesser mellow

    Poetry’s a beast of many forms
    Great Neko Case says something much the same
    Most haiku writer’s work is with the worms
    Does not in cold hearts light a burning flame

    More words per line, more lines per weekly gem
    But not too many. TLDR the hook
    Sits offstage prompt to grab the prolix hem
    Its just a post and not a bleeding book.

    Buckle up, for Milford! get right on it
    We’re all ears to hear your finest sonnet

    (I may have misrepresented Neko Case –

    Comment by Drownedpuppy (@Downpuppy) — October 24, 2018 @ 9:21 am

  5. @Jive Turkey, so the Wikipedia article on the Coffin Corner pretty much gets it right: there is a point in an airplane’s flight envelope where the combination of increasing altitude and/or increasing speed will cause a dangerous stall. You’ll note this is also the origin of the phrase ‘pushing the envelope’.

    Say what you will about today’s strip but you can’t deny that the date is placed about as prominently as possible. It is October 24th and Gil Thorp wants you to know.

    Comment by timbuys — October 24, 2018 @ 10:26 am

  6. I agree that Whigrub is showing signs of having read too much Nancy Drew. I know I shouldn’t get into speculation about this plot, but I do keep thinking of Ted Pearce. I suspect the little sister is some kind of special needs child and that the family is fighting poverty to take care of her. Some aspect of this causes Tiki to be late for school. This requires us to think that the team is concerned about his welfare rather than just being snoops. But this does take us to the similar Aaaron Aaagard plot, which ended with Aaaron living with a teammate’s family while his mother was in opiod rehab.

    Comment by vaganova — October 24, 2018 @ 11:30 am

  7. I approve of the haiku of others
    Though the limit on lines often smothers
    Yes they’re great fun to write
    But I think I just might
    Prefer Limericks if I had my druthers

    Another Milford student evasive
    So fellow students become invasive
    Why do they so care
    ‘Bout Tiki’s what when and where
    ‘Cause one single mite I do not give

    Rubin has done this before
    So we kind of know what is in store
    Tiki’s secret is found
    Gil’s squad misses playdown
    And it’s once again just a big bore

    Comment by billytheskink — October 24, 2018 @ 4:48 pm

  8. There is a freedom in limericks
    A wild thing that can lead to many kicks
    if you must keep them short
    Pine barrens monsters abort
    Remember to dance & gavort

    Comment by Drownedpuppy (@Downpuppy) — October 24, 2018 @ 8:19 pm

  9. AABBB? Not AABBA? Pood.

    Comment by Drownedpuppy (@Downpuppy) — October 24, 2018 @ 8:28 pm

  10. Warning: Do Not Stare Directly Into The Giant 10/24.

    Comment by jvwalt — October 25, 2018 @ 8:51 am

  11. Perhaps Tiki is an undercover cop trying to bust stupid HS kids like in 21 Jump Street

    Comment by franku2016 — October 25, 2018 @ 9:13 am

  12. […] People have spoken […]

    Pingback by Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Kelly and Her Monkey | This Week in Milford — October 27, 2018 @ 8:42 am

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