I have been enjoying The Comics Curmudgeon and what he has to say about our daily dose of the world’s unfunniest comic strips, especially Gil Thorp. During my all-too-short, though year-long, stint as a film critic on a local college radio station, I learned that the easiest reviews to write were for the best and the worst movies. Unfortunately, the bulging bell curve contains mostly mediocre ones, and those are near impossible to write about. So, I appreciate that the Comics Curmudgeon has Pluggers, Family Circle, and Archie and Jughead to write about. I was not really familiar with Coach Gil and his boys, but a quick Wikipedia session took care of that. The biggest bit of factoid which I gleaned from the article was that Jerry Jenkins, co-author of the infamous Left Behind series of books, had written the strip, sometimes with his son, Chad, from 1996 (when Jack Berrill, the original author died) to 2004.