This Week in Milford

April 6, 2015

Wait, Did The Strip Already Go There?

April 7, 2015


So, uh, this gap toothed proto Cyndi Lauper clone goes by “Boo”? Sure, why not… At least her unorthodox spoon gripping technique shows signs of improvement.

I’d like to think that panel three’s rendition of Gil half-heartedly trying, and failing, to hold the phone to his face is symbolic of something,* but I’m more intrigued that Gil has managed to rig his wristwatch such that it can spout brush off lines for him as he gradually slides out of his chair and under his tiny, tiny desk o’clutter.

Bonus point: If someone asks you to set a meeting with somebody, there is a big difference between saying something such as ‘Sure, I’ll give them a call today and set up a meeting for Monday or Tuesday of next week.” and saying that you’ll ‘try to set up a meeting’.

* Perhaps readers’ flagging interest…



  1. Eeeww! She has the same gross drool stalactite hanging from the Sugar Pops spoon as yesterday. Are hipsters not into keeping the milk in the spoon while eating cereal?

    Comment by Moon Mullins — April 7, 2015 @ 3:17 am

  2. To answer Ned’s question, the Boo Radley joke came the very next day, from the author himself.

    Interesting that Mom Radley (she may have a different last name, we don’t know yet and may never) can’t make eye contact with Boo. I suspect Boo will try to play her parents off each other for a car. Have we ever seen evidence of public transportation in Milford?

    Comment by teenchy — April 7, 2015 @ 4:31 am

  3. If she’s on the softball team, will we soon hear Marty helpfully explaining that “They’re not booing — they’re saying “Boo!”

    Panel 2: Foreshadowing of grand theft auto?

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 7, 2015 @ 4:33 am

  4. If the baseball team has a player named Scout, I’m leaving…

    Comment by billytheskink — April 7, 2015 @ 7:36 am

  5. Confession time: I have never read “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Never seen the movie either. My dear departed grandmother had a hardcover, nestled in amongst her various religious tracts. I grew up thinking it was a Jesus book with a funny title, and so avoided it.

    So, what can we expect from RaddyAddy now that we’re calling her “boo”?

    Comment by g2design — April 7, 2015 @ 7:44 am

  6. I predict stolen car too. Every good car thief has an alias. Boo works. Or maybe she buys an old clunker named Chris and fixes it up. “Death! To the shitters of the world!”

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 7, 2015 @ 8:13 am

  7. What can we expect of Boo… Well, first of all, she appears not to be the recluse who will knife the bad guy in defense of the neighbors’ children.

    Which puts us on a slippery slope of sorts. “Boo Radley” is an unofficial saint, thus if Addison does anything shifty we will not like her.

    The meeting bit stopped me– no idea of whose parents these are if not perhaps Bobby Howry’s. In my town, “set up a meeting” brings thoughts of Bruno Tattaglia, the Rosato brothers, and Salvatore Tessio…

    Comment by vaganova — April 7, 2015 @ 6:36 pm

  8. P2: Looks like Whigham had c.1980’s Melanie Griffith on the mind when drawing Adderall Radley.

    Comment by Bucket Lister — April 7, 2015 @ 7:42 pm

  9. I think Gil is just talking to a stapler.

    Comment by nedryerson — April 7, 2015 @ 8:04 pm

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