This Week in Milford

February 16, 2019

Don’t Ask Yourself What’s Gil Doing With His Hand In Panel One


What a day to get back in the saddle of posting about what’s going on in Gil Thorp’s world… In lieu of any meaningful plot development let’s do a quick take panel by panel.

P1: Seriously, just ignore these two with their weird posturing. Did anyone else know that Gil has not one but two desks in his office? Say what you will about our pocket hockey playing hero, but you gotta tip your hat to the fact that he rates a huge office.

P2: It warms my heart to see Maxwell instantly disavow helping Gil as his motive for returning to this tanktown. That he does it while flashing a double inverted Vulcan salute and wearing a sailor’s turtleneck gilds the Lily.

P3: Maxwell is gonna be pissed when he goes from one end of town to the other only to see that the billboards both have the same message. Also, why would Gil encourage Maxwell to go check out the billboards but then discourage him from getting involved? Pretty mixed message there.


  1. ‘Twould seem there’s no love lost between Pancetta and Evil Billboard Boy, especially since during the first go-round the latter was partly responsible for Max getting dropped from the Mudlark hoopsters. He may not be in town to help, even with ol’ Gil making that perfectly clear, but an opportunity to leave Howry hanging from his billboard via his underwear could be too good to pass up.
    At least he got the hell out of this tank town, even if just to Generic State U. Evil Billboard Boy is merely hell-bent on becoming a big mosquito larva in the water-filled bicycle tire that is Milford.

    Comment by Prof. Anthrax — February 16, 2019 @ 1:26 pm

  2. I’m trying to figure out how Gil is empowered to “let” or “not let” Maxwell Bacon get involved. If Bacon went direct to college he’s now likely to be a 21 year old senior, approximately, and not under Gil’s control. There’s a clear ethical question in whether it is proper for Bacon to expose Bobby Howry in that Howry committed his offense as a minor, but I think honoring that fence is up to Bacon. He would be doing so at considerable risk to his own reputation, but I don’t think taking Marty Moon aside to explain that Howry is grievously misrepresenting himself is out of the question. I also think it would be proper for Gil to get Howry by the ears and ask “Do you know WHY my four players are suspended?”

    Comment by vaganova — February 16, 2019 @ 1:50 pm

  3. Panel 1: We’ve cleverly replaced Gil Thorp with a mannequin from a defunct Sears, Roebuck men’s department. Will anyone be able to tell the difference?

    Comment by jvwalt — February 16, 2019 @ 11:06 pm

  4. Tim, My Man, you STILL GOT IT!!!!!!!!
    I LMAO at your commentary today, true and accurate as it was.

    And in P1, that mystery box in the corner that was part of the scenery in “Attack of the Killer Cardboard” that is slinking up on our heroes while they are discussing how to euthanize Booby(“Put him to sleep but don’t use needles”) gets Honorable Mention in the Pantheon of Mysterious Objects.
    P3-Doncha just love that “Taxi Driver” mug that Robert DeNiro is showing? Classic theater, people.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 17, 2019 @ 8:11 am

  5. “Can’t let you get involved”?!?

    Who in fuck’s name does this guy think he is?

    Comment by hitorque — February 18, 2019 @ 8:34 am

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