This Week in Milford

January 30, 2023

I Thought Gil’s Tongue Was Frozen To The Flagpole Again

Filed under: Cami Ochoa, Dr. Pearl, Gil Thorp, Prairie Style Windows — nedryerson @ 4:27 am

Check it out. Gil, Dr. Pearl and Coach Cami all have flag duty. Maybe Gil and Cami have flag duty and Dr. Pearl supervises all flag duty? At any rate, all are assembled by the flagpole to discuss the dire fiscal situation which has been hanging over the basketball season.

Coach Cami has a plan to raise money by having sponsors pledge money to have student athletes lift stuff. Like any stuff? Like here’s ten dollars, can you lift this economy sized bag of kitty litter into the back of my Pacer? I suppose what Cami has in mind is something more organized, but the odds are we’ll never really get the fleshed-out scheme fully explained, but we will see lifting. Maybe they’ll raise enough money to pay the legal fees when this vaping thing blows up in their faces. Ever mindful Dr. Pearl wants waivers signed. She’s got enough process servers hanging around outside her office as it is.

Isn’t panel three a thing of beauty? Canada geese flying over Old Glory while Dr. Pearl angles for minimal legal liability for the latest hairbrained scheme to endanger the students.



  1. Now that Gil & Dr Pearl are vaping, they’ve lost deniability.
    An _athon implies lots of lifts. Per pound implies just loading up once to the max. Either way, half the team should be out of action by the end.

    Comment by Downpuppy — January 30, 2023 @ 8:00 am

  2. This story seems to be lifting a lot of bullshit on to the readers too. How about a Gil flag-pole-sitting-a-thon…climb up there and see how long he can sit there for $$. Tobe and his buddy should show up in those idiotic sunglasses and tell these nitwits “…Hey look! it’s the three stooges!..nyuck, nyuck, nyuck…you dorks actually think that kids are gonna throw their backs out for this stupid-ass school?…sheeeit….half of the kids here can’t decide if they’re a boy or a girl most days and you think that they’re gonna exert themselves any more than the little that they do now?…yeah…good luck with that….if you guys want to learn how to make real money, just let us know and we will show you how to get out of 1985 and in to 2023….”

    Comment by franku2016 — January 30, 2023 @ 10:23 am

  3. Ned, You are in rare form today, My Friend. LMAO the whole way through.

    Frank, I remember when Buzz Sawyer, as the strip was winding down, had some guy who was dared to sit on a comfy chair perched on a flagpole that was itself perched on top of a skyscraper. His braggadocio was dampened by the thunderstorms that took place and now he’s hollering for his life. They showed one policeman wanting to help but in the end refusing to do so because this loser had made a bet and he was coerced to follow through on it.
    I’m sure everybody would love to do the same with Coach Thorp BUT LEAVE HIM THERE!!!!!! That’ll teach you to come up with lame story ideas that are going south like those geese.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — January 30, 2023 @ 12:12 pm

  4. Thanks, Tdrew. And I dint know that those were geese flying south…I thought that it was circling buzzards attracted to the stench of this story….

    Comment by franku2016 — January 30, 2023 @ 1:08 pm

  5. What the hell is a “lift-a-thon”?

    I’m actually impressed at the lengths Gilberto will go to AVOID having to shake down some local businesses for official sponsorship money.

    Comment by hitorque — January 31, 2023 @ 10:18 am

  6. @hitorque – You think Gilberto would exert actual effort instead of having the students do all of the work?

    Comment by MopMan — January 31, 2023 @ 10:58 am

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