This Week in Milford

August 1, 2022

Gil Knows That’s A Wallet, Right?

Filed under: Gil Thorp, What the hell is going on here? — nedryerson @ 11:02 am

I had a post written, and I thought I published it, but the dog ate my homework. I’ll just blurt out my best effort to recreate and let everybody have at it in the comments.

I have two primary thoughts about today’s strip. First things first. The kids do exist! (What is this, WandaVision?) I guess structurally, if they could be winked out of existence, why can’t they be winked back in? I wonder if the kids will become fleshed out characters or if they will just be park of the backdrop in fleshing out the marital discord story. Are either of them high school age? Do they go to MHS and play on any teams? We shall see.

The other thing that still has me scratching my head is the nature of this award. Gil and others flew to this ceremony and booked hotel rooms. Mimi has flown in with him in the past. Where does this take place and who are the coaches eligible to receive this Coach of the Year award. It’s mighty confusing. Maybe some of the flying stuff is connected to the fact that Gil has been known to zip around in his private plane, so this could just be a couple towns over from Milford. Wherever it is, Gil knows the bartenders and they know him.

11 Comments »

  1. If this was Rubin’s story, I would think it to be some sort of big shit event like high school ESPYs, especially since some nitwit former player introduced him, but since it’s a new writer, I’m interested to see where this goes. So far, he’s making Gil less boring, predictable, and plain.

    Comment by franku2016 — August 1, 2022 @ 11:42 am

  2. Gil can’t even read his own strip on his phone. What a turd.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 1, 2022 @ 12:12 pm

  3. …although Gil still has a flip-phone? Ok, grandpa. What else do you still use? A VCR? A CRT television set (with a device to make it HD compatible)? A Sony Walkman? A Palm Pilot? A non-Windows or non-Mac PC with a floppy disk drive? A rotary phone and land line? A Diners Club credit card in case you have to someday pay for a large tab at a “fancy restaurant”? A fuckin buggy whip for that matter?

    Comment by franku2016 — August 1, 2022 @ 12:18 pm

  4. It’s no Herk the Mauler (so far), but it sure beats the golf course.

    Comment by billytheskink — August 1, 2022 @ 12:34 pm

  5. Gil likes having dirt road cred. He thinks that’s cool. Hey , I like some old fashioned stuff too, but I like having a phone where all my music is stored. Maybe Gil has AM & FM in his car.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 1, 2022 @ 12:37 pm

  6. I love having Gil with a flip phone. Perfect! As far as the kids, word is we see them (or at least Keri) on Friday and she’s in high school. And yeah, the bartender knows Gil all right. In the Biblical sense.

    Comment by MopMan — August 1, 2022 @ 1:31 pm

  7. Yes, Gil has AM & FM in his car, but only because he installed one of those FM converters that plugs into the AM radio.

    Comment by MopMan — August 1, 2022 @ 1:39 pm

  8. That’s a cute little mini-wallet too. I had one just like it back when I was in grade school.

    Comment by franku2016 — August 1, 2022 @ 1:54 pm

  9. Looks like more of a coin purse that older people used to carry.

    Comment by MopMan — August 1, 2022 @ 1:58 pm

  10. Marcel Proust-The Sweet Gil Remembered

    Can’t wait for the movie to come out.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — August 1, 2022 @ 8:18 pm

  11. The new Gil seems to have a lot of women interested in him and maybe he gets more ass than a toilet seat, which would explain why things are “rocky” with Mimi.

    Comment by franku2016 — August 2, 2022 @ 12:21 pm


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