This Week in Milford

February 27, 2019

Today’s “Gil Thorp” Sponsored by Staples®…


…or at least it would’ve been had Staples® not axed that slogan five years ago.

We saw this coming a while back. Isn’t it convenient how the Thorps get others to do their dirty work for free?  Today Marty is a witting accomplice, if a bit behind the times (I mean, who signs their text messages?). Station manager LBJ on the other hand is, well, unwitting. I’m not gonna let any of that that spoil my enjoyment of Marty’s takedown of B/Robby. Kid has it coming.

Speaking of slogans: I wonder the rest of WDIG’s slogan that begins with “We wo” is. Maybe “We would play music but nobody’s listening.” Thoughts?




  1. We WDIG It!

    Comment by timbuys — February 27, 2019 @ 10:09 am

  2. ‘We won’t worry about facts’

    Comment by franku2016 — February 27, 2019 @ 10:44 am

  3. So the story of Bobby Howry, boy radio jock, limps on. Meanwhile, Mike Filion has vanished. Don’t think he’s been seen since his big game with Stovepipe and Gil’s admonition that if he skipped therapy, he wouldn’t practice. There’s something wrong with the priorities here.

    Comment by vaganova — February 27, 2019 @ 11:31 am

  4. Marty knows Gil is his meal ticket and Gil knows that Marty’s over-the-top shenanigans keep Dr. Pearl and the school board from looking at any real issues he may have as a coach or a person. Howry is good at making powerful enemies.

    Frankly, though, working in weekend sports talk sounds like the station manager’s subtle way of kicking Howry to the curb. Weekend sports talk isn’t where careers die, it is where they are never even conceived.

    Comment by billytheskink — February 27, 2019 @ 12:09 pm

  5. I was going to limply weigh in with “We won’t, we won’t rock you”, the antithesis to Queen’s “News of the World” contribution, but franku, you hit it, My Man.

    So I’ll sidetrack the issue for a moment. Couldn’t see “We will, we will rock you”, BOOM BOOM BAH on the Lawrence Welk Show.
    With all those bubbles flying around, a couple sailing up Welk’s butt
    “Vunderful, vunderful, zat vas a nice piece by Coach Shaw, ZZ Top’s Arrested Fore Driving Vile Blind, accompanied by zee Ray Coniff Singers. Heez Jazz guitar technique eez non-pair-ell. Now zee Schnackenschitzer Family, directly from Creston, Iovah, are here to perform “Vee Vill Rock You”, accompanied by zair pet el-ee-phant, Bubba,who vill do zee stomping.”

    Teenchy, remember Spy vs. Spy in Mad Magazine? They return in P2. Marty left a bomb in the station manager’s desk so when the latter opened a drawer, KA-BLAM!!!!!!!!! Hope he wasn’t looking for Booby’s application. Better ways to die for something. Then the station manager laced Marty’s Sanka with sulfuric acid. Well, that backfired, Marty’s venom neutralized the formula. But the Black Spy vs. White Spy was roughly 50-50 in the one-upsmanship game so the White Spy, er, Marty better spray his bed tonight. Gil might dump man-eating bed bugs from Africa on it when Marty’s at the studio. Spies work that way.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — February 27, 2019 @ 1:32 pm

  6. Brilliant, tdrew, right down to Sinka Bath Salts. To continue the Welk theme, “Tank you tank you…”

    Comment by vaganova — February 27, 2019 @ 2:52 pm

  7. A few things.
    1. When Mimi told Marty that Robby wanted his job, where, exactly, did she get that? Did Robby tell her? Did he tell Liesl Ishii, who told Mimi?
    2. When Mimi told Marty that Robby wanted his job, why did Marty believe her?
    3. Whatever plan Marty has to thwart Robby’s ambitions, given the history of Marty’s plans, why would he assume anything other than “this will fail in a humiliating way”?

    Comment by Philip — February 27, 2019 @ 3:02 pm

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