C’mon punk, make my day!
Coach – you are now trespassing – want to go for battery?
So let me get this straight … the guy is legally selling tattoos to teens who think it’s Cool, and he’s legally selling DVDs, to teens who think they’re Cool. Gil, ol’ buddy, you are overreaching. Badly.
So what is Gil mad about? Everything is legal. Nice touch, making legal product look illegal so kids will buy it. Also don’t take his threat too seriously, he was in the War of 1812.
I wonder how the ol’ ball coach will feel when he’s slapped with a restraining order. Wildcat would love that!
Gil’s checklist- Clenched jaw, check. clenched fists, check. Claude Akins toughguy mode, check check. With all this ink flying around, why isn’t this jackleg wearing any of his product?
Bear, in the beginning of this storyline he told Parker he had a rare skin condition that wouldn’t allow tats.
Throw me out? I’m Gil f-ing Thorp!
A real threat to society this Rupert guy is! Gill is really showing his age – what is it – 95.
When did Gil get a few DVDs? According to the storyline he only had the one from Kaz. Is Gil cheating on us, the readers? Does he have a secret life outside of this comic strip? This is a lot to go over on a Friday morning.
So he’s doing nothing illegal? Other than now trespassing, what is Gil’s plan? You know somehow he’ll run Rupert out of town. I’m still rooting for hepatitis to be diagnosed in one of the kids.
I don’t understand the fake bootleg scam at all. Don’t you usually bootleg DVD’s of films that aren’t available for release, or undercut the price of legit DVDs? The profit margin must be really narrow.
This was a decent storyline, but whata horrible ending. What other law-abiding citizens can Gil threaten?
By the way I’m currently in the service, and Ransom/Rupert could probably kick my ass without breaking a sweat. This guy’s got muscle definition that shows through his t-shirt.
Gil knows the art of self-defense. He’ll kick the guy in the groin.
In panel 2, there is the hippest thing ever in Gil Thorp history, Army of Darkness? Bruce Campbell’s best work
“Shop Smart, Shop S-mart” Go get’em Ash!
Oh yeah… “Happy Halloween Moon!” I still remember that one.
So Gil won’t leave… does he has something more to say, or are they just going to stare at each other? This will give Rupert an opportunity to try out a new accent on Thor P… perhaps French?
This whole line is B.S. Please bring back something that has to do with High School sports…and if it’s not asking too much could you please find the Thorp kids and their dog?
A racket of making used DVDs appear to be illicit? Man, this storyline has really turned weak fast. Speaking of Gil not punching anyone since Marty, didn’t he punch pizza boy a while back — or was that Mr. Mop?
…P3, Gil looking a little Kurt Russell-like…“Backdraft”
Will we ever see Marshall Lopat’s tat that started this whole lurching story line?
Hey! It’s been a while since Gil has used the ol’ “Hidden Tape Recorder Trick”. I think the last time he used it was also the same time he beat up Marty Moon (circa 10 years ago).
You could slap on grainy covers to make the DVDs seem illicit, but it would be obvious from the discs themselves that they were ordinary copies. At least I’ve never seen a bootleg CD that looked like a regular release. A bootleg of Titanic, for example, isn’t going to have Sony Corp., Copyright 1997, etc. right on the disc.
By the way, Rupe, if you want Gil to leave, the door is right behind him – unless you are pointing to the window you are going to throw him out of.
“If you like giving kids tattoos, and selling junk videos,If you’re not really Kiwi, GIl will punch you in the nose”(To the tune of Escape by Rupert Holmes)
So dude is making Legal look illegal to drum up business. He is a FREAKING MARKETING GENIOUS!!!!!
Watch out for Kitten, Gil! She nowhere in sight!