Okay, that’s it. We’re in a Gil Thorp parody strip now.
Shark has been jumped.
Principle? Really? I guess the copy editor didn’t master the principals of copy editing in copy editing school.
It’s a good thing Dr. Pearl is a “principle,” because this comics is otherwise devoid of them.
One last last thing. HRAAAAK You! To the new hacker in charge of this previously fun to read COMIC strip.
WHAT?! The peacock isn’t due until basketball.
Wow, this new writer is really desperate, eh? I suppose if you can’t be creative, be controversial. Kind of pathetic really.
OK Monica, no repeat gigs for you. You can now start your tom tom soundtrack. But more important question — When did Dr. Pearl go Yellowhair? Only her hairdresser knows for sure.
In all reality , P 1 a new character is introduced Gang Sign Man flashing the pitchfork ,showing his affiliation with Devils Don’t Care .
Old Gil Thorp Reader: “I wish This strip would get with the times.”
Henry Barajas: “OK, let’s make Keri non-binary and introduce a trans student.”
OGTR: “NO NOT THAT WAY!”
HB: “OK, let’s have Mimi consider a divorce.”
HB: “OK, then a National Anthem prote…”
HB: “OK, Valley Tech Will now wear teal uniforms with yellow trim, and Dr. Pearl gets new glasses.”
OGTR: “Now we’re talkin’!”
Bleah – what a way to end the strip.
“Actually… It’s not ending!!”
For me it has. Yow! No more nutty bonfires and Marty Moon in his wooden box talking to himself for me. ;-)
P1 Is there any significance to hoodie dude at lower front left’s hand gesture?
Thank you for that acknowledgement Monica. Please feel free to excuse yourself from singing the national anthem if you deem it to be offensive, after all it is a free country despite its faults, flaws, failings and imperfections. If it is such a horrible place to be, why do we have scenes like those on the southern boarder and not like those in Russia at this moment? Native Americans have been wronged and despicably treated. The issues are complex and cannot simply be summed up in one sentence. None of use were here when these events took place, so the implied rage, anger and blame the in that statement has little impact on the audience. Implying guilt by association only puts people on the defensive and shuts down any real opportunity for open dialogue that creates broad, informed awareness that will lead to meaningful change. The past is done and cannot be changed. What we learn from each other and act on to create a better future would seem to be more constructive.
Hopefully Gil wakes up and it’s all been a bad dream
P3, well it’s about to be a moot point as the aliens are about to take it from us all
At least the aliens returned in P3.
All right Hank. Playing, errr pandering to Snark Nation. Remember what Reg Wilder said. “Less is more. “
Are there vintage Gil Thorp comics out there…anywhere?
This is getting more and more asinine.
Isn’t is spelled “Principal?”
Extra tired in the mornings? The new and improved Gil Thorp comic strip is guaranteed to Woke you up these days.
P2- Dan Patrick goes undercover as Jaybirds handler. All we need is Obermann doing a cameo during basketball. Or a soapy shower session. “From way downtown, BANG!”
Bill Maher actually addressed this the other day. He said, “Either give it back or STFU.”
If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, skip to the 6:29 mark:
And can we please ease up on the wokeness here?
Uh, so why is the Mudlark’s mascot a peacock? A peacock named Jaybird?
This is terrible. Please go back to sports.
What used to be a pleasant, positive strip has turned into a heap of steaming crap.
The princiPAL is your PAL.
Principle Dr. Pearl is informal today. It’s usually Principle Dr. Pearl, D.Ed.
Any other marginalized cultures not yet represented?
That second “HRAAAAK” came from the audience!
I always laugh at the folks who have failed to understand how the most advanced civilizations always tend to win and are what made this planet great. If the natives still owned this land, none of us would be enjoying the Internet, or having an average life span of nearly 8 decades, etc…
Somewhere there is a very angry mudlark who got passed over!
P-1: Dr. Pearl reveals why Johnny can’t read or do math.
P-2: The first intelligent dialog in weeks.
P-3: Did anyone catch the irony of an Amerind acting like slavery was something that was unknown to the red man?
Coming soon: attacks on the Inquisition, Imperialism, Colonialism & in a nod to the opening of Monty Python’s Holy Grail the Proletariat & the Bourgeoisie.
Just because you wandered in here 15,000 years ago and found it unoccupied doesn’t mean it’s yours forever. As with the rest of the world since history began, battles were fought and you lost. Now you have casinos and a steady income stream. Move on.
I’m done with this crap. Not stolen, lost because they were defeated.
Or from another perspective, what was the Indian word for “wheel”?
I cannot wait for tomorrow . anxious to see just how ridiculous this strip can become : can’t spell “principal” ?;“YellowHair” means the Chickie’s hair on top of her head is the color yellow(remember “Smiles A lot” on Dancing With Wolves ?)He smiled a lot. And how many storylines do we need to have going at one time: Gil & Mimi love on the rocks; Thorp and Martinez families vying to be modern-day Hatfield’s and McCoy’s; Coach Kaz moving to —-could it be …Valley Tech ???; now, we discover Milford is built on “stolen” native land .
Good luck with this one Mopman
Will the cheerleading squad now take to the field in their new (non-)uniforms, starkers as jaybirds? HRAAAK!!!
Time to go full Joker, Monica. Don’t even bother with what I assume is likely to be the Star Spangled Banner, especially the fourth stanza. Think more Woody Guthrie…
“This land’s not your land, this land is my land, get the he** off my land, go back to your land, from the Gulf Stream waters to the redwood forest, this land is made for me, not you.”
Why do I have a gray wing?
To have this many people complaining can’t be a good thing. I really do think longtime fans are going to stop reading.
One of Custer’s nicknames was Yellowhair and he may have fathered two children with a Native American woman. Maybe Monica is a descendant of Custer, wouldn’t that be ironic, of course in a totally fictitious world of GT
Jaybird? Why not Muddy?
To me it’s not the fact that these issues are being brought up, there has always been content about current events or personal story lines in this strip. It’s that it’s a different issue every day with no follow through. Since the changing of the guard, we have read hints about Mimi wanting a divorce, that a previous student is enrolling their transgender child, that Keri is non binary and now the National Anthem protest. Oh and let’s not forget the charming new coach from the rival team. Please, just pick a storyline and follow it to a conclusion.
Everybody’s a critic…
Monica Yellowhair? Ugh.
Dr. Pearl, you’re the “principal” not the “principle”.
No giant bonfire to kickoff the season? Signman nowhere to be found with a Go Milford! sign? CK has Arthur Brown as a fire safety professor and they are mad as h&ll! You fouled up Hank. You fouled up good.
Uh, isn’t it “Principal”?? Maybe they should be the Milford High Bad Spellers…lol!
I think a lot of people don’t read the comments before they post.
And the writer has misspelled "princiPAL
use to love Gil Thorp, but am about our of here
What is going on with this strip. I have been following this Strip since start and if this does not stop, I will not view any longer
P 4: bzzzt…..squelch…muffled voices…a quieted audience, as chief yellowhair’s microphone and amplifier are abruptly disconnected and two burly security staff members drag her off the stage to the sound of Pearl’s screeching voice “…you’re out of this school!…you hear me Sitting Bull?….you’re done!…get her a$$ out of here!…”
OMG, you’ve gone WOKE.
tl;dr version of today’s comments:
“Woke!”…“Misspelling!”…“Woke!”…“Misspelling!”…“I’ll never read this comic again!”…“Woke!”…“Misspelling!”…“I quit!”…“Yay, Aaron Judge!”
Hey, I’m surprised nobody commented about the guy who brought the peacock. It’s Abel Brito! He must have saved the library so much dough that they had plenty of money to buy a peacock. And speaking of saving, I hoped you saved enough time to read today’s Mopped Up Thorp.
THIS STRIP HAS GONE TO HELL!!
I’m also surprised that nobody yet noticed that “principal” was misspelled.
Too bad nobody stole her hideous earrings that look like Cheerios glued together. Also, that appears to be a peacock not a jaybird or a mudlark.
Hey, how many As are there in “Hraaaak?”
Along with the other criticisms, may I offer: in panel 1, Dr. Pearl’s title is Principal — not “principle.” (Spelling counts, even in comics!)
I hate to tell you guys but this is what high school is like in 2022.
And for that reason, I’m out…
Good lord. Let’s just barf up as many controversial mentions as we can fit on the page. Get me out of here.