This Week in Milford

September 5, 2022

Was This Concierge Oreintation?

Happy Labor Day, all. I think the holiday dictates that I needn’t give a full effort into dissecting this strip. Given that my full effort usually amounts to something approaching half-assed, we’re practically done here. It’s time for a picnic and contemplation of the efforts of my forefathers to organize themselves and give me the opportunity to develop leisurely pursuits like snarking on comics. Huzzah!

Okay, there are a few things here to talk about. Apparently, Gil’s role in manning the Oreinetation desk was loosely defined, and he was free to wander off and schmooze with parents if it struck his fancy. While Gil catches up with “Mel”, there’s another parent named Karen standing at the desk who needs help with her child’s schedule. Hold your horses, Karen. Someone will be along to help. Maybe Steve Luhm can show you around.

The Melanie/Kyle backstory timeline kind of baffles me. Their marriage fell apart after Kyle met a PA during filming of Robert Eggers’ new movie. So, this is a movie that’s new, meaning out now? Maybe there was a long postproduction period, who knows. Robert Eggers is a real director whose latest film The Northman came out this year. So Barajas is taking liberties a bit, but it does obscure the timeline a bit. It leaves me to question what happens faster, a divorce or the release of a movie.

What we’re mainly left with is that Melissa “Mel” Gordon requests that Gil watch out for Tobias, or is it Toby? I think if you choose a new name for yourself, you might be less inclined to be cool with someone using a diminutive variation. But Moms gotta mom, I guess.

3 Comments »

  1. “…Look out for Toby, will ya’ Gil? You do that, and there’s a big reward in your future, if you you know what I mean ( wink, wink)…. Don’t worry….this time, I’ll make sure that Mimi doesn’t get wind of it like she did last time, haha…giggle…”

    Comment by franku2016 — September 5, 2022 @ 9:17 am

  2. NED!!!!!!!! TOBY IS THE PHANTOM!!!!!!!!! GIL, PROTECT YOUR DAUGHTER!!!!!!! DO SOMETHING USEFUL BESIDES CAMPING AT THE ORIENTATION DESK!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was wondering where the organ music was coming from. Ray Manzerek just recently passed away and I think WDIG still has Rollerball in the vaults.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — September 5, 2022 @ 2:11 pm

  3. Melissa and Kyle Gordon is quite a deep cut pull for Barajas, I kinda like it… but it remains to be seen what he’s actually going to do with these new (or reintroduced) characters. He’s doing a lot of table setting right now, which is a bit of a departure from previous writer transitions where the new writer more or less just picked up where the previous one left off. Perhaps that’s not entirely fair to say, as Rubin last decade or so writing strip was largely setting up and not paying off…

    Comment by billytheskink — September 6, 2022 @ 12:32 pm


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