A Recent Favorite:

Gil Thorp by Neal Rubin and Rod Whigham

Gil Thorp

Recent Comments

  1. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp 16 days ago

    Mimi’s last appearance before today was April 18, so that makes 85 days that she was MIA. She’s in the strip so infrequently now that I’m not sure it’s worth counting when she’s gone. Kaz takes over the Coaches Held Hostage lead now with 45 days since his last appearance.

  2. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp 18 days ago

    I know my job here is to keep track of how long the main characters have been missing from the strip – for Kaz it’s 43 days and “Coach” Mimi, it’s 84 days, which means she missed the entire softball season – but True quoting Boo inspired me to collect the Best of Boo Quotes. I tried to make it a Top Ten, but there are just too many, so I went with my Favorite Fifteen. It’s hard to believe that these weren’t written by Mop:
    •If you need to ask, little fella, you don’t deserve to know.
    •Parental guilt would be a terrible thing to waste.
    •Ladies, I think I’ve found the upside of divorce.
    •I know it’s not Wednesday, but it’s ok if we hug, right?
    •Great. She’s false and I’m multiple choice.
    •Read a book sometime.
    •Don’t forget Miss Smart Mouth – you still have to take batting practice.
    •Not bad. Get yourself a coffee.
    •Here’s the part where you kiss me good night.
    •I’ll knock down the third batter in the third inning, just for you.
    •I’ll leave a mushy note in your locker instead.
    •Read the context clues – if you can read at all.
    •Does your parole officer know you’re here?
    •These guys won’t take “buzz off” for an answer.
    •Care to translate that into logic?

  3. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp about 1 month ago

    Actually, Kaz has been missing 26 days, which seems like a lot until you consider Mimi’s prolonged absence of 67 days.

  4. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp about 1 month ago

    Coaches Held Hostage: Day 65 for Mimi; Day 24 for Kaz. If the speculation about being sat down for attending the Pranks concerts (that’s how hard core fans refer to them) is correct, then Mimi may have to make an appearance to administer that punishment to Boo. Wait. That’s what would happen in the real world or any comic strip striving for some semblance of reality (that’s your cue, Mr. Reality), but this is Gil Thorp. Never mind anything I said except the count.

  5. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp about 1 month ago

    The Larks appear to be on a long road trip. They’ve worn the dark jersey for three games in a row — Tilden, Valley Tech, and now Madison. By the way, Madison just won the state championship in boys baseball here in Virginia, so good win, Gil.

  6. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp about 1 month ago

    Coaches Held Hostage: Day 63 for Mimi; Day 22 for Kaz. (I know I posted this a few minutes ago, but it doesn’t show up. Conspiracy theorists have at it.)

  7. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp about 1 month ago

    The last time Mimi appeared was April 18, which predates the start of softball season. So we have no proof that she’s coached the girls at all this year. The last time Kaz appeared was May 29. I guess it’s time to start keeping track of this again.

    Coaches Held Hostage: Mimi, 62 Days; Kaz, 21 Days.

  8. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp about 1 month ago

    Nice “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis” reference. Of course you know that the “G” stood for Walter. Go figure.

  9. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp about 1 month ago

    As for the home/road question: you can tell by the uniforms. When Milford is at home, they wear red jerseys; on the road they wear black. Today’s are red (check out the Seattle Times comics online for the color version), so this has to be home, which is consistent with Gil making a pitching change in the top of the inning.

  10. HooDad commented on Gil Thorp about 1 month ago

    The ‘Larks are probably going to have to take the lead for Gil to bring in Tru as his closer, so I’m looking for at least a two-run rally here.