This Week in Milford

April 14, 2015

If Boo Radley Had Wheels…

Filed under: google nonsense — nedryerson @ 10:03 am

April 14, 2015

It’s like living in a cliché? Have you tried your hand at snark-based comics blogging, Boo? It will really make you question how you got to where you are.

Since Boo already tried the whole “If I had a car it would simplify everything” approach with Mom and got shot down in flames, the next step is to work on Dad. Dad is already guilt-ridden about the divorce (precipitated by an affair with a coffee shop waitress) and the sad bachelor apartment (not totally bed bug free and smelling strongly of potatoes) where Boo has to sleep on a sketchy futon. (Say, that is pretty cliché…touché, Boo.) I’m sure Dad can cough up a 1994 Ford Aspire*. You’ll soon be driving to the Bucket in style. Also, your dad is the comics curmudgeon, because any time a thin guy with a goatee and closely cropped hair shows up, it’s the comics curmudgeon. With all his sweet comics blogging dough, he might even spring for a 2001 Pontiac Aztec*.

The more I think about the whole teen girl nicknamed Boo Radley, the more I shake my head in wonder. I guess so far it just seems like an inconsequential jokey thing, but it really seems like something that parents with any sense would never encourage. Maybe the parents just aren’t big readers and were fans of the 90s britpop band?

*These car models show up in a couple different online lists of the worst U.S. made cars.



  1. Boohoo, Boo. You don’t have a car. I don’t noeice you friend tooling around town. Will dad be a suckered and cave giving us a summer full of tention between her parents.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — April 14, 2015 @ 10:17 am

  2. Agree about the name. Addy Radley clangs to begin with. The father reminds me of the divorced non-custodial father in an earlier story, perhaps three years ago. Cannot place the kids involved. I recall mostly that he resembled this guy and was kind of a dip, a weak, self-absorbed type… Or maybe he was trying to announce an upcoming divorce. Help? But my point is that this may be another “Divorced Dad” from the same warehouse.

    Comment by vaganova — April 14, 2015 @ 10:20 am

  3. It’s official. I’m a big fan, big fan, of that Boo-Berry Radley diastema. It went missing in P3 but there it is in P1! Dents du bonheur indeed.

    Comment by g2design — April 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

  4. Get’s car, runs over Twue – now THAT’S a plot line!

    Comment by Milfordian — April 14, 2015 @ 1:18 pm

  5. In the case of the Wife of Bath, diastema was “a sign she would travel far.” No doubt this explains Boo’s lusting after a car of her own.

    Comment by vaganova — April 14, 2015 @ 2:59 pm

  6. “Sorry I’m late, Addy. I just had to drop off Johnny, Hadji, Race and Bandit on the way over.”

    Didn’t the Standishes base themselves out of the Central City Hilt last summer? Can’t be that far of a haul.

    Comment by teenchy — April 14, 2015 @ 3:57 pm

  7. When I was a kid, I could never spit through my teeth like all da byes… Now I find out I had diastème aka Dents du bonheur…

    Comment by Rowdyman — April 14, 2015 @ 4:11 pm

  8. Ned’s mentioning the Comics Curmudgeon reminds me – and I apologize if I missed this already being discussed here – that our very own Mr. Ryerson is the current holder of the Comment of the Week over there. Congrats and thank you for filling in!

    Comment by timbuys — April 14, 2015 @ 9:23 pm

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