This Week in Milford

May 23, 2018

Launch Angles!

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OK, Gil Thorp, I am not ashamed to admit that, when it comes to depictions of cartoon violence, you have my full attention. Showing the Derby baserunner (my hero!) dusting himself off in P1 just before getting tackled made my day. The only disappointment is that we miss the rest of the tussle and skip right ahead to the ump ejecting BB.

Bonus points:

BB’s form looks pretty good in panel two.

I always thought umps tossed people with their thumbs, not their pointer fingers but maybe I’m wrong about that.

Bonus questions:

How much of a run up do you think BB got and did the Derby baserunner (my hero!) see him coming or was he hit from the side?

Did I mention that the Derby baserunner is my hero?

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January 24, 2018

The Girly-Girl Basketball The Guys Play Around Here.

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Reading back from panels two and three, it’s really difficult to imagine the foul being committed mid-shot by Paloma in panel one, but I suppose she might have pushed off in panel zero.

Speaking of panel two, kudos to the chief on all of the details he’s included. And take those kudos back when the ref gains fifty pounds between panels two and three.

Bonus Points: Three straight panels of actual action including Paloma Padilla giving the zebra guff. I like it!

January 3, 2018

All Is Forgiven

Filed under: Gil Thorp, Just Plain Awesome, Marty Moon, Milford Idiots, Pissy faced Gil — timbuys @ 10:20 am

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You know, if the next week of strips is just Gil and Marty getting progressively more aggressively glib with their repartee, then I am all in.

I won’t even point out things like Gil’s ‘Thorf’ nameplate or his stick figure team portraits or the comically low back on the chair he’s making Marty sit in.

Yeah, I wouldn’t. But you go right ahead.

July 21, 2017

An old Case for a new plot

Filed under: basketball, bizarre cameos, football, Gil Thorp, Just Plain Awesome — robmize2013 @ 7:40 pm

Well lookie here, it IS Jaquan ‘The Don’ Case and his merry man, Trey Davis. Good job whoever opined who these 2 new characters were. Oh for the old days, before I had t this weekly gig and all I did was read the shit. I dont remember when the Don was in his heyday, but I’m guessing 2008. Thats 9 years ago. If Pelweki is 17 or 18 now, that would make him 8 or 9 when the Don was in this strip. I wasnt watching high school sports or Any sports, until I was 12. So who knows whether Kevin is blowing smoke up the Dons ass or if he really was attending high school hoops games at an age when his attention span was roughly 27 seconds.

OK I looked around for an old The Don strip in  action but I cant find one. So the editor team will have that job – it was a fun plot, and the old days are all some of us have going at this point. These last few storys have been like piles of manure, each one smelling a little worse then the last. Welcome back Don!!

 

 

February 21, 2017

Periodic Domination?

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Let’s leave aside the mysterious periodic relationship between Aaron, his mother and Milford basketball for a moment and get back to something we really haven’t talked about enough.

Someone needs to explain to me what the hell is going on with Aardvark’s hair because between panels one and two it is not at all clear to me where it is shorn nor where it has been left to grow out.

Bonus point: Panel two is pretty darn awesome. Not sure why it couldn’t have been done across the final two panels as the drawing of Marty doesn’t add anything.

 

January 20, 2017

Trumping Thorp

Filed under: freak hands, Gil Thorp, Just Plain Awesome — robmize2013 @ 4:44 pm

Yes I took the day off to watch the inaugural ceremonies, so taking a break to do this while the parade is going on. Hey, even when I have all day this strip isnt exactly Job One. Was hoping Trump would say this strip has to move along faster in his speech but no dice. Took 3 days to get it out of Molly that yes she’s his girlfriend, and yes they were raving all weekend. Still looks like a bit of a fake friendship but I’m holding out hope that its all good and we can move on to why he cant play well all the time. Love the freak hand in P3!

 

October 18, 2016

This Is The Stuff

Filed under: actual action, football, Just Plain Awesome — timbuys @ 7:22 am

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Marty Moon is going to give Gil so much hell about allowing the game to continue with lightning in the vicinity… But who cares about that? Today’s strip is one of the best we’ve seen in a long time.

 

June 4, 2016

Don’t Come to Any Skrash Conclusions

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It bears repeating:

I’m just gonna leave the IIHS ratings and the NHTSA ratings for Boo’s 2008 Compass here. Suffice it to say that the location of IMPACT! appears such that her injuries, if any, won’t be life-threatening. I’m also gonna leave the forensic accident reconstruction to the readers; as inconsistently as the angles of the cars and the backgrounds (blind corner, urban tunnel, or open field?) have been drawn the past three days, I’m not taking a stab at it.

In fact, I’m just gonna stop this post right here while I contemplate the life and times of the late Greatest Of All Time. Have at it, TWIMers.

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