This Week in Milford

August 22, 2020

Time for a Mental Health Break

Filed under: Boredom in Milford, Gil Thorp, huge earrings, Milford Alumni — teenchy @ 1:57 pm

 Wordpress has forced us over to a new block-editing interface so I haven’t the foggiest as to how this will come out looking like once I’m done composing it. That said, let’s check in on the gossipy game of telephone that has become Gil Thorp.

Nosy parker diner waitress Maureen seems to think it’s her business to enlist multiple people to help convince Corina Karenna that she and her troubled mom should move to Milford. Now this little drum circle has expanded to include Mrs. Art Standish, mother of True and whose first name I don’t recall having been shared in this strip. (If it has, I’ll surely come back and edit this post.)  I also don’t recall having been given enough of a background on Mother Standish to know that she’d had bouts of depression and that any symptoms of those bouts had manifested themselves in the strip.

That’s not to say depression couldn’t be a logical aspect of her personality. After all, if I was married to a big windbag who based the family’s choice of home on whether the local high school football program was committed to poaching players to help showcase his kid and to polishing his brand, I might not be a complete ray of sunshine either. I also don’t recall seeing behavioral healthcare being mentioned when Standish pere et fils were casing Milford. Well, if we’re lucky we might just get more exposition on exactly how Mothers Standish and Karenna became depressed.


  1. This story is depressing. Speaking of over zealous parents, the was a guy in the Chicago area years ago who moved his blue chip QB son from one public HS to another one down the road for just that reason. He’s now doing life in prison for killing his wife and trying to make look like a suicide. He was so narcissistic, that he wanted to be free to chase skirts but didn’t want to pay for a divorce. That story is depressing too.

    Comment by franku2016 — August 22, 2020 @ 2:54 pm

  2. So far I’ve mostly been annoyed by this story, but now I’m genuinely confused, which may mean that the story line is more subtle than I first thought, or alternatively, simply dumber. Standish mere is promoting Mfnrd as a kind of Lourdes of mental health, or what? Move to Mfnrd and all will be well? Is Jerry Jenkins mailing stuff in to Whigrub?

    P2 looks a little scary. Is Corinna Karamazov about to close her eyes, put her hands on the ra-di-o, and sign over her possessions to Mfnrd’s favorite faith healer?


    Comment by vaganova — August 22, 2020 @ 3:23 pm

  3. Teenchy,
    P4-“…and now that she was a smarmy pussycat after being a pain-in-the-ass to Gil the Golf Man/Maureen the Mole/The Phoebe-Alexa Connection(“Soulful Strut” is played frequently at The Bucket jukebox)/True the Tampa Wannabe, agreed to be part of the battery between her and True and they would forever pitch and catch on the Milford Elementary sandlot and live happily ever after.”

    Can’t wait for the sequel.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — August 22, 2020 @ 4:40 pm

  4. P 4: “… plus True’s pro sports career ain’t shit, so we have no choice but to stay here since we can’t afford anywhere better…”

    Comment by franku2016 — August 22, 2020 @ 8:30 pm

  5. Um… Shouldn’t Patty be discussing this with a real professional? Because right now she talked to everyone but that…

    Comment by Hitorque — August 23, 2020 @ 12:11 pm

  6. @ hitorque… she should talk to fuckin Lucy Van Pelt because that’s probably all she can afford

    Comment by franku2016 — August 23, 2020 @ 7:09 pm

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