This Week in Milford

August 15, 2022

Life’s A Beach

Filed under: Bare Midriffs, huge glasses, huge hats, Jami Thorp, Keri Thorp, metapost, Mimi Thorp — nedryerson @ 6:04 am

Here we are, visiting Mimi’s mother (who’s not doing well). Well, you can always swing by Shady Acres Assisted Living Facility, stop in for a quick visit, (Mother, you remember your grandchildren, Jami and Keri? No, sure you do. Remember how they would come visit you every summer? Of course you do, mother. Of course you do.) then get to the shore to enjoy the sun, the crashing of the waves and the absence of Gil Thorp. Seriously, did Mimi straight up lie to Gil?

For some insight on that last question, let’s turn our attention to the latest media appearance by new Gil Thorp writer, Henry Barajas. In this interview featured in The Daily Cartoonist, Henry says:

Something I’ve learned from better writers than myself is to never underestimate your audience—and the reader is always smarter than you. I intentionally leave things “vague” with the promise to follow it up.

So I guess we are smart enough to figure this out. I’m just going to say Mimi lied about her mother. But lying to your spouse and then involving the children is rather low. Maybe I’m not all that smart. By the way, if you read to the end of the interview with Henry, you’ll see that the Daily Cartoonist writer D.D. Degg (great name) throws in a link to TWIM and quotes teenchy’s last post. Wow, This Week in Milford is going places, after sixteen years. Today it’s The Daily Cartoonist (the source for industry news for the professional cartoonist), next up, who knows! (Hat tip to MopMan for calling attention to the TWIM shoutout.)

I don’t want it to sound like I’m throwing shade at Henry Barajas or D.D. Degg of The Daily Cartoonist. I love daily comics and the anticipation of cracking open a browser tab every morning to see what’s going on in Milford or Santa Royale wherever. (Yesterday’s Mary Worth was another one for the ages.) I salute these people who figure out how to pay the bills creating comics. I feel like “comics mockage” as Jason referred to it when he started TWIM is an outlet for our own creativity from the vantage point of the comic strip consumers. Does it veer off into some real aggro attitude sometimes? Maybe, but I think it’s mainly based on devotion to the strips. Am I being sincere here? I think the readers of TWIM are smart enough to know.

So let’s get back to the beach. Jami’s got an ice cream cone and there’s some sniping between him and Keri. Mimi’s reading a book in that classic pose that Whigham uses when the strip’s teen girls lay on their beds with their laptops. Keri is absorbed in her phone. We’ve yet to see the evidence that Keri is “missing her daddy”. We know her daddy has a flip phone and is a little unsure how to use it, so I doubt Ker is texting Gil. (If she was, would she have to keep up the visit Grandma charade? I’m having a hard time keeping the narrative I’ve created straight.)


  1. Looks like Keri had some of that skin bleaching treatment since we first saw her too.

    Comment by MopMan — August 15, 2022 @ 6:37 am

  2. Yeah, Keri is “…missin’ her daddy…” alright, but her ‘daddy’ ain’t Gil

    Comment by franku2016 — August 15, 2022 @ 6:39 am

  3. By the way, if you read to the end of the interview with Henry, you’ll see that the Daily Cartoonist writer D.D. Degg (great name) throws in a link to TWIM and quotes teenchy’s last post.

    Wait, what? In the words of The Countess from Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, “Shit O dear!” I guess I am gonna have to be on my best behavior. So much for my comments about Keri’s daddy issues and questionable paternity; I’m sure y’all can handle those just fine. At least Jami has Gil’s chin and Mimi’s hair.

    FWIW the only place Mimi can see Jami or anybody for that matter is between her face and the pages of that book. She’s completely oblivious to that drowning man in the ocean, for instance.

    Comment by teenchy — August 15, 2022 @ 6:57 am

  4. I agree with Ned, a HUGE shout-out to Mopman for the quote from Teenchy. He definitely has a keen eye for good stuff like that.
    And congrats to Teenchy for the funny quote getting special recognition. Hey, we got somebody’s attention and Teenchy certainly helped in the cause. When TWIM looks good like that, I’m happy.

    P2 reminds me of a litty ditty Burl Ives sang in the ’50’s, Mr. In-Between. Jami’s too young to be swimming with the sharks but really too old for the Good Humor Man. We’ll fill in the details as we go, kinda like grocery-shopping at Milford IGA but getting milk and eggs at Milford 7-11 if necessary.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — August 15, 2022 @ 8:38 am

  5. …and I gotta’ agree with some of the comments on the other sites about Jami tryin’ to squeal on his sister…what a little bitch…she should get up and shove that ice cream cone right tf in his face with a “…shut up, you little punk, before I beat your ass and feed you to the sharks myself….”

    Comment by franku2016 — August 15, 2022 @ 8:46 am

  6. “I’m telling mom!” She’s right fuckn there! Oh, but she’s got her head buried in her little black book.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 15, 2022 @ 8:47 am

  7. JT…she should still pound tf outta’ that little fuck…it’s not like Mimi would notice or even GAF

    Comment by franku2016 — August 15, 2022 @ 10:19 am

  8. Can I flash back to Friday real quick? Because Martinez L. Luna has put an outrageously sensational interview for his podcast on the back burner until he hears “the other side of the story”… OR IN OTHER WORDS, HELL HAS FROZEN OVER AND BECOME A SKI RESORT

    1. Gilbertina’s got some nice thighs… If she wants to show a little more skin or have a torrid fling with some stud service cabana boy, I won’t try to stop her…

    2. Yeah, “visiting the gramma” LOL… Gilberto’s going to be pissed when he sees next month’s American Express bill with airfare to the Virgin Islands and five-star accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas with plenty of shopping, room service and very generous tips to the staff…

    3. I don’t care — I’m going to keep on asking who that hot-assed blonde flying with Gilberto was until I get an explanation from Rod Barajas…

    4. Yeah, this Lucha Libre Hernandez is such a laughably over-the-top antagonist they might as well have named him Professor Fate or Snidley Whiplash or The Nature Boy Ric Flair… A bit more subtlety in Hernandez’s character development or motivations could have gone a long way here…

    4a. I don’t care how cliche it is — This storyline doesn’t officially get started until Lucha Libre Hernandez makes a very public pass at Gilbertina…

    5. I’ll admit I’m kinda sorta underwhelmed so far with the rebooted Milfordverse, but this is still light years better than some dumbassed self-serving half-blind pitcher or Peppermint Patty or Heather Belichick or some star running back who decided to play in Canada because he’s scared of big stadiums, raucous crowds and tough competition, or some holier-than-thou brat who thought her shit didn’t stink because she was accepted into the Air Force Academy or exhibition baseball games against Valley Modified, or some wannabe NBA arena PA announcer or some ringer from the U.S. Women’s National Rugby Team, or the only kid in the world who could own a 1966 Pontiac Tri-Power GTO and **NOT** be cool because of it, or Billy Bader or self-appointed ‘Coach’ Bobby Howry talking himself right out of Liesl Ishii’s panties and welding her legs shut, or that basketball kid who was literally starving because he had a druggie for a mother so there was no food in the house yet he still always had a car, money for petrol, and enough cash to take his girlfriend to the trance techno club every weekend, or some dumbassed small-change golf hustler shaking down lawyers and accountants on the links all year long for the king’s ransom total of $500, or players delivering daily speeches on the cafeteria table, or that idiot journeyman NBA veteran who wasted a summer of rehab indulging his wannabe NFL WR pipe dreams, or literally anything having to do with Truman Standish or Billy Bader, or that former Milford teacher-turned-Hollywood-C-List-actress who came back to film a live reality TV show at her old school and former fling Martinez Luna was begging her to toss him a piece of ass for old time’s sake but he got whiskydick or something and ALL THE TOMBOYISH OVERACHIEVING GIRL CHARACTERS AND ALL THE BLONDE GIRLS AND ALL THE GIRLS WITH BOB HARICUTS AND ALL THE DOOFUS FOOTBAL LINEMEN AND ALL THE PRIMA DONNA QUARTERBACKS AND ALL THE SHORT, SCRAPPY BASEBALL INFIELDERS/CATCHERS AND ALL THE RINGERS WHO TRANSFERRED FROM OTHER SCHOOLS AND ALL THE CLICHE WHITE BOY LONG DISTANCE SHOOTERS AND ALL THE CLICHE BLACK LOW-POST MUSCLE AND ALL THE CONVERTS DRAFTED FROM OTHER SPORTS TEAMS AND WHAT ELSE AM I MISSING…….??

    Comment by hitorque — August 15, 2022 @ 1:08 pm

  9. Okay, other than that what did you think?

    Comment by MopMan — August 15, 2022 @ 1:14 pm

  10. Hitorque…let’s not forget that cunt Daffy Dafonte tryin’ who thought that she would get a Pulitzer for outing a kid in the newspaper who got in some girls pants (big news in Milford, I guess), or that jack-off, uncle Gary, who tried to profit off of his nephew’s singing voice while the dad was working out of town (and no thanks to that wet dish-rag of a mom who let him do it), or that happy asshole lawyer who easily got the school district to cave by letting a kid come in from out-of-district for academics (but not sports, of course), or that idiot who thought that the local library had too many computers but agreed that serving drinks and snacks inside was ok, or those whistle-britches bitches that went around passing out TCFS pins (even though they told the kid with the stamp collection to fuck himself, which was actually pretty funny), or last, but not least, the reincarnated dead kid as a fuckin’ peacock…I could go on, but that would take about 12 hours…

    Comment by franku2016 — August 15, 2022 @ 1:38 pm

  11. * delete ‘tryin’ after ‘Dafonte’

    Comment by franku2016 — August 15, 2022 @ 1:38 pm

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