This Week in Milford

November 1, 2019

I’m not sure anybodys ready.

Filed under: football, Gil Thorp, Milford Weirdos, shadow figures, Walking and Talking — robmize2013 @ 8:30 pm

Gil Thorp Comic Strip for November 01, 2019

No color today as the Seattle strip wouldnt load. So Chance confides in Gil that he’s essentially recovering from whatever condition he has (had before). Or at least he feels he can control himself. Wonderful. He even says playing football is major progress for him given his condition.

Meanwhile, we havent had a game in over 2 weeks, and as the falling leaves indicate, the season should be winding to a close, and playoff positioning finalized. The coaches shouldnt be worrying at this point about some kid who isnt even sure he’s up to the task of playing for them. Hey gang, if he is the Least bit unsure, tell him to take a hike right this minute and concentrate on getting better, I mean Really better. Cuz at this juncture, all he can do is further distract a team who we dont really have a handle on due to the lack of games lately ( hey thanks Chet for your contributions to slowing down the pace of pigskin play).

So we have our solution to this problem right in front of us. Lets see how quick Gil pulls the trigger and cuts  Chance from the team.  I wager they dick around for another week and I’ll be rehashing this crap-ola next Friday.


  1. Here in Illinois the HS football playoffs ( yes, in Illinois like the rest of the country, they are called playoffs, not playdowns) started last night, so you are right. It’s too late to GAF about such a problem

    Comment by franku2016 — November 2, 2019 @ 7:04 am

  2. Confrontations and injustice set this kid off? I’m thinking maybe Chance’s counseling didn’t take.

    Comment by timbuys — November 2, 2019 @ 11:49 am

  3. Gil isn’t cutting anybody. Much more likely that he’ll help the kid confront his “accuser” without getting arrested for assault. Learning experience for Chance, finding that he can negotiate a tricky situation without exploding, and for the town (a direct message to Chet from the board president– “Keep on selling insurance downtown next to the Sub Standard if you like, but stay the eff away from the schools.”) Message for Charlie’s mom to be determined.

    We’ve been speculating about past characters returning for this story, notably Hadley v Baxendale, who primed the pump in August. Others I’d welcome are Mr Bakst, or better yet, Herk the Mauler.

    Comment by vaganova — November 2, 2019 @ 2:19 pm

  4. Parts of me???
    Why not

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — November 2, 2019 @ 5:11 pm

  5. […] rage called “Blow Top” His backstory is weird Livin’ with his gram and grandpop So-called parents? Disappeared Blow Top, you’re gonna be Treated by Charlie Good ol’ Blow Top Blow Top […]

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  6. […] new about him. He lives with his grandparents; his parents haven’t been in the picture and he doesn’t hold them in high regard. He has (or at least had) anger management issues. He got plenty of exposition during that season […]

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