This Week in Milford

January 18, 2023

You Can Call Him “GilPa” But You Doesn’t Have to Call Him “Gil Exotic.”

Times are tough in Milford. Unspecified budget cuts have had some kind of unspecified effect on Mudlark sports. Kids are being forced to sell cheap substandard chocolate in front of grocery stores. Now Gil himself has stooped to debasing himself in, of all things, a spot for a used car dealer. Not just any used car dealer, mind you, but one whose appearance is explicitly based on Joe Exotic a/k/a The Tiger King. If Joe wasn’t behind bars I’d expect him to come after the Chief for appropriating his likeness.

Of course, GilPa* might not be doing this for the Mudlarks. Mimi’s little jaunt to Scottsdale hasn’t paid for itself yet! The fact that she’s been able to take it may imply that it was her job – and Milford girls’ hoops – that were the victims of the unspecified budget cuts. Then again, GilPa might need to pay a retainer to a divorce lawyer. He could be doing ads for the Foley Law Group before it’s all done. Maybe he could call in a favor from Hadley V. Baxendale.

*Gentle readers, never let it be said that your input falls on deaf ears. Today Gil refers to himself by a nickname used here and in just about every other Gil Thorp comments section known to man. (Me, I’m holding out for “Kaiser Gilhelm.”)



  1. Haha…”…tell fucks-ey that GilPa sent you…”. That reminds me of a commercial for an appliance store that was played on the local Bloomington-Normal IL TV station back in the early 80’s when I was going to college down there, where at the end of the commercial, this old-ass lady heartily sez “…tell ’em that ‘Blossom’ sent you…”. I went in there one day to buy a microwave oven and I happened to have a smart-ass friend of mine with me (microwaves in those days were heavy af, so I brought him with in case I need help moving it). He kept going up to the sales lady, telling her “..Blossom sent us…”. He said it so much, that the sales lady started to get pissed off at us. She finally told us that she was sick of hearing that shit from every college kid that came in the store….too bad…I told her that they should shit-can that dumb-ass commercial then, because it was just low-hanging fruit for every smart-ass in town. My guess is, we won’t see much of fucks-ey and his 1980’s porn ‘stache after today anyway, as HB has introduced more one-and-done characters than the Kentucky Wildcats have done with basketball players.

    Comment by franku2016 — January 18, 2023 @ 11:06 am

  2. P 2- Gil is funny:

    Gil is funny when he pulls kids out of someone else’s class to dress them down for some bullshit that could wait until after classes end for the day.
    Gil is funny when he coaches football without a headset or clipboard.
    Gil is funny when he yells out plays to run loud enough for the other team to hear.
    Gil is funny when he sez “I welcome failure”
    Gil is funny when he calls his bitchy daughter “princess”
    Gil is funny when he argues with an umpire about using a blind pitcher

    I could go on, but that would take all day…..

    Comment by franku2016 — January 18, 2023 @ 11:18 am

  3. I hope in a future strip Gil gets referred to as The Gilmeister. That’s another one that gets used (but not nearly as much).

    Comment by MopMan — January 18, 2023 @ 4:27 pm

  4. Good old Gilberto trying to pretend he ever had any principles to compromise…

    Comment by Hitorque — January 18, 2023 @ 5:31 pm

  5. Actually, Gilmeister isn’t the better one. I should have said The Gilfather.

    Comment by MopMan — January 18, 2023 @ 6:13 pm

  6. Do we have to pretend we don’t know that Fox is Marty Moon in a wig?

    Comment by Downpuppy — January 18, 2023 @ 7:04 pm

  7. I love the movie Used Cars.

    This is how to make a compelling commercial to sell used cars:

    Comment by Ned Ryerson" Wheel Ranch — January 19, 2023 @ 8:02 am

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