This Week in Milford

August 29, 2020

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and Shut Your Piehole

Corina must not have gotten enough free meals out of Milford, so she whipped out Mim’s* business card, punched up those digits, and set up a lunch date at the diner to glom one last one. Wow, that diner table sure is shiny, ain’t it? Looks like Steve Luhm must’ve dropped in and applied his mop skills to it. You sure as shootin’ know Maureen didn’t, since her nosy ass has been spending so much time burning up the phone lines.

This feels like an arc-ender, what with Maureen’s snappy one-liner and the fact that this is the last weekend in August. What, really, have the last couple of months advanced in this strip, besides laying the groundwork for two possible long-term (by Gil Thorp standards) characters? That Milford has its own version of Mary Worth in Maureen? That Mimi’s gonna end up with a decent catcher for the Lady Mudlarks next spring? That Golden Boy True Standish isn’t so golden?

Tune in Monday when we’ll see if Kaz and Rick Scott are attaching face shields behind the Mudlarks’ face masks.

*Not a typo; see Thursday’s strip.


  1. What is the big secret about the free food at the candy ass baseball game/picnic? So the coaches bought some food for the kiddies. BFD. Gil is a rat bastard for not sticking up for butter knife boy.
    Good Lord, Moe Reen is a rough looking broad! She looks like a dishwasher named Chuck I used to work with.
    What’s her name sure changed her rebel status. Bought by free food. What a phony!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 29, 2020 @ 8:43 pm

  2. Maureen looks more battered with each appearance. In this one she resembles Keith Richards. Could there be some Dorian Grey thing going on?

    I do hope that Corina Karenina’s ongoing citations of free food are simply an extension of something that’s already well established, her hostile sense of irony. For me, though, the thing that’s really hanging in the air is True’s creepy reference to a high school girl as a “cheap date.”

    Comment by vaganova — August 30, 2020 @ 11:54 am

  3. OMG….”…I just serve pie..”, my ass…. fuck you Maureen and go suck off a donkey, you old weather-beaten hag….you also squeal to whoever will listen about any none-of-your-business bullshit that you happen to overhear…the only character more annoying than CK is you…

    Comment by franku2016 — August 30, 2020 @ 1:07 pm

  4. Vaganova, I fell off the couch when you mentioned Keith Richards. Funny, funny. Shoot, the only thing missing from P3 is the cigarette dangling out her mouth when she’s doing her raw guitar on “Brown Sugar”. And I remember a comedian talking about how everything would get obliterated in a nuclear war and the only things remaining are bugs and Keith Richards.

    “Wheh’d ever’body go? I saw a brig’t light and I thawt we were on.”

    Maureen surviving a nuclear outbreak? Only in Thorpiverse. You da Man, Vaganova. Good job again.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — August 30, 2020 @ 1:33 pm

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