Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

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  1. BitsyTwill

    BitsyTwill said, about 3 years ago

    Great. Another excuse for Whigham to indulge his giant hand obsession.

  2. Wieswald

    Wieswald said, about 3 years ago

    giant disembodied hand . . . with magic bracers.

  3. chiphilton

    chiphilton said, about 3 years ago

    Like the goggles. My daughters had a poster in their high school lab that showed a blind girl with a seeing-eye dog. The caption was, “Jenny didn’t think she should use safety goggles. Now she doesn’t need them.”

  4. DaleJQP

    DaleJQP said, about 3 years ago

    Can anyone translate those gestures into a coherent set of responses?

    What are they doing in a biology lab that requires eye protection. If they’re splashing chemicals around, they should have full-face shields.

  5. DaleJQP

    DaleJQP said, about 3 years ago

    I would cup my hands more, but that could be a local thing.
    My first thought was “so-so”. Maybe it has to do with lifting.
    Panel 1 looks like “no”. Did Pascoe(?) just listen to the game while studying to be a mime?

  6. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, about 3 years ago

    P4- Big John, do you want to play tonsil hockey with Angie? CLAP! CLAP!

  7. Gilfan79

    Gilfan79 said, about 3 years ago

    Cheerleaders and clap in the same panel? Sometimes the snarky comments aren’t even worth scratching the itch.

  8. BitsyTwill

    BitsyTwill said, about 3 years ago

    Um yes. I was referring more to the fact that Whigham/Rubin CHOSE to make Pascoe’s giant hands the focal point of today’s strip by having him make an ambiguous gesture with them in P2 and clap with them in P3. Because he’s not really real, right? And they’re his secret hand-loving puppeteers.

  9. softball coach

    softball coach said, about 3 years ago

    In the P3 dialog the emphasis could shed light on Big John’s hand gestures in P2.
    " I meant the cheerleaders", suggests a much tamer meaning to the uplift gesture than “I MEANT the cheerleaders”.

    Let’s get to Game 2. Here we’re already looking at game 4 this weekend, so Milford is at least 3 weeks behind, unless Goshen and Valley had to forfeit due to being associated with Oklahoma State recruiting.

  10. BooRadley56

    BooRadley56 said, about 3 years ago

    Hank from Breaking Bad, in Witness Protection at Oakwood.

  11. rglover1954

    rglover1954 said, about 3 years ago

    I wonder if Big John has grown up with a deaf family member, and is accustomed to a non-vocal environment. This could also explain why he is communicating with his hands.

  12. bearwku82

    bearwku82 said, about 3 years ago


    Dean Noris’ character Hank, was oftted last week along with fellow DEA Steve Gomez. Walt is now going stir crazy hiding in NH.

  13. Ellisburkes

    Ellisburkes said, about 3 years ago

    OSU were rank amateurs compared to UNLV and Michigan in basketball and SMU in football. Eric Dickerson has the distinction of being the only college player to take a pay cut to play in the NFL.

  14. Mr Reality

    Mr Reality said, about 3 years ago

    In all reality, lets not forget the U of Illinois numerous slush fund scandals and recruiting violations in both football and basketball.

  15. softball coach

    softball coach said, about 3 years ago

    I remember Dickerson and Craig James, the “Pony Express”. I also remember SMU coming to South Bend the year after the Death Penalty expired and Lou Holtz claiming that he did not, I repeat, not, tell that back up running back not to score. Many of us surmised he must have tripped on a long blade of grass, or the chalk line yard marker, which caused him to fall gracefully over the sideline. I don’t think the gentleman in question ever had another scoring opportunity, but it kept the score under 70.

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