This Week in Milford

December 3, 2015

Punch? Drunk? Love?


Alternate title: “Gil Thorp Has Lost Control of Milford.”

Well here we go again. Rubin, rushing to end this implausibly stupid fall arc, isn’t even bothering to throw his APBA dice to explain how he’ll make Milford lose. We’re supposed to connect the dots and conclude that Dor(k)y’s personal foul caused the Mudlarks to lose but unless there’s some tunrover we’re missing it’s the Milford defense that gave up the winning score to New Thayer. Remember the immortal words of Erk Russell, Neal: “If we score, we may win. If they never score, we’ll never lose.”

Marty, trying desperately to stay on the wagon, has taken to keeping Charms Blow Pops in his crate but that doesn’t stop him from seeing little bitty spots in front of his eyes. He may have rabbititis.

True still nursing that possibly separated shoulder on his non-throwing arm? Wuss. Fragility won’t land him a scholly anywhere. Has he thought about becoming a barista? I hear you can do that with pride.

November 28, 2015

Well Isn’t That Special?


I have to admit there are days when I post here and I feel like I’ve done a fair job of it. Other days, not so much. Song parodies can be hit or miss. I think one hallmark of TWIM‘s overall success (relatively speaking, of course) is the ability to offer genuine snark with a nod to Gil Thorp as a legacy strip with, well, legacy readers.

One frequent problem with legacy strips is continuity errors. Here in the Thorpiverse, where the past is never quite dead, continuity is critical.  If you’re gonna reboot a character that last appeared in your strip during the Johnson Administration while creating a Kathy Griffin-like resume for her, you’d think you could remember the name of a public access cable TV show you created seven years earlier.  I’ll venture a retcon that T.A.P., The Valleywide Leader in Sports, sent Sacko and the Rajah a cease and desist letter that consigned them to the dustbin of Milford history.

Anyhoo, looks like this is as close as we’re gonna get to a hair-pullin’, face-slappin’ catfight between Mimi and Holly. Behind that exploding eyeball lies Holly’s delusional house of cards oops! House of Cards® in which she believes she’s still in Hollywood and still relevant. Maybe that eyeball explosion will trigger a pancake makeup mudslide and reveal The Picture of Dorian Gray.


October 19, 2015

They’re Totally Going to Make Out, Right?

Filed under: Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, Mimi Thorp — nedryerson @ 3:44 am


Ohhh, the catfight is back on! Eyeballs are exploding, fingers are being pointed, and Mimi’s calling Holly cheap. Where’s the camera? Is someone getting this? It’s television gold!

October 17, 2015



Yeah baby, here we go! Gloves off, hands up, bracelets a-janglin’! C’mon Mimi, make Beau Dandy proud!

Quick aside: Is Mimi coaching a fall sport that we don’t know about? Or is Holly’s wish to be passed along to Gil, like some kind of STD?

Oh, who cares? Let’s get it on! This post is late ’cause I went down the YouTube rabbit hole of “best catfights” and lost track of time. Instead of choosing one (I’ll leave that to the comments) how ’bout a musical tribute to today’s strip?

July 9, 2015

We’ve Secretly Replaced Gil Thorp with Mary Worth

Filed under: Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 5:21 am


Let’s see if anyone can tell the difference!

Having had his gig as baseball closer cut short, star QB True Standish moves on to his next calling: meddling in family relationships. Shouldn’t he be getting ready for hot summer 7-on-7 action? Shouldn’t Gil and Mimi be hanging out by the pool with Seven and Sevens?

Actually, between Mom Radley’s* constantly shape-shifting facial features and Boo’s stream of angry non sequiturs, one could argue that Gil Thorp‘s been replaced with Apartment 3-G. Then again, we do see people’s bodies below the waist in this strip.

Brought to you by the inspiration for today’s post title.

*Does she still use the last name Radley? I don’t think that’s been established.

July 4, 2015

Will Boo Resist Learning?

Filed under: Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 9:39 am


Nothing like a romantic trip to Milford Auto Karts Parts to patch up a relationship set of tires.

Baseball’s over, so it’s time for this relationship to be over. Rubin’s spent three story arcs developing True’s character and only a small portion of one on Boo’s so he knows which side of the toast he’s buttered. A pity, as many of us TWIMers had been hoping to see a more fleshed-out female character in this strip.

The swift breakup will no doubt begin with True going off on Boo’s self-absorption and tendency towards violence. Wonder if he’ll start his lecture by telling her to hold her head high, keep those fists down, and try fighting with her head for a change.

June 30, 2015

Phoning it in…

Filed under: Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, Gil Thorp, Pissy faced Gil — timbuys @ 11:58 pm

July 1, 2015


There is a lot to process in today’s strip but I am about to fall over so can’t pass judgment.

Bonus Point: Pissy faced Gil in panel three is my favorite.

June 27, 2015

Pranking Bad


Saturday’s cliffhanger:  Have the Central City Cretins trashed Boo’s Compass and/or are they merely waiting on/by it to accost her?

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