This Week in Milford

December 25, 2021

Yuletide Thoughts

Filed under: Brown Hair, Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp, Kelly Krystek, Mimi Thorp, Secret Thoughts — teenchy @ 4:57 pm

Greetings gentle readers. I come to you not this year not from the land of Mr. Bakst, but from the frozen tundra.

And so we come to that time of year when all sports are set aside and the strip’s namesake character gathers his wife and children his assistant coach and his assistant coach’s main squeeze together to wish the readers a merry Christmas. At least I think that’s supposed to be his assistant coach’s main squeeze; the last time we saw Kelly in this strip she was skating with Kaz a year ago today.

Last year the group got their warming beverages from Coco Hut. This year it’s HOT CHOCOLATE FOR CHARITY, with a logo a bit like a folded New Zealand flag. Maybe the real Coco Hut, in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward, sent Rubin a cease & desist letter.

Not sure what’s going on over their heads, though. Popcorn strings or thought balloons? What might Mimi and Kaz be thinking this time of year? Talk amongst yourselves, and may your days be merry and bright.


  1. Mmmmmm….Hot Chocolate For Charity!

    Comment by nedryerson — December 25, 2021 @ 5:34 pm

  2. Hmm, I don’t like the way they’re all staring at us. I think they’re trying to hypnotize us into believing this was an exciting year for this strip.

    Comment by MopMan — December 25, 2021 @ 6:27 pm

  3. Old Crow and hot chocolate. Helllll yeah!!!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — December 25, 2021 @ 6:31 pm

  4. JT… Marty pours that shit from his hip flask into his ‘ hot chocolate for charity’

    Comment by franku2016 — December 25, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

  5. I’ve said it a million times before. I miss the days of Berrill when Gil and his Mudlarks, to be hypothetical, would claw and scratch with their rival, say Oakwood, Gil would be cussing out the refs, then in P3 Gil would “take time out to wish Seasons Greetings to all my friends” with a huge-ass wreath wrapped around him. It made Gil-bashing easier on the conscience(ha).

    Comment by tdrewhardin — December 25, 2021 @ 9:31 pm

  6. Still no sign of the Torpedo kids. Is the FBI still working the case?

    Comment by Bobby Joe — December 25, 2021 @ 9:57 pm

  7. That’s Thorp. Darn auto correct.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — December 25, 2021 @ 9:59 pm

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