This Week in Milford

April 20, 2015

Requiem For A Little Fella

Filed under: Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, Milford Idiots, Prairie Style Windows — nedryerson @ 4:27 am

April 20, 2015

Just so everyone is clear, Addison Radley is widely addressed by the nickname Boo, but one must not ask her why. For you see, her nickname derives from a character in a popular piece of fiction which spawned an iconic film. The book has been included in school curriculum for years as it famously explores racial intolerance from the point of view of a young protagonist whose eyes are first opened to prejudice. Addison is of the belief that everyone in her peer group should be aware of he origin of her sobriquet, and anybody who isn’t must obviously be an uncultured piece of trash.

The poor guy who got a double barrel blast of condescension from Boo is David Archibald. All his life, people have been calling him Tiny. Unfortunately, everyone just assumed it was because he’s short.

In honor of the flaming wreckage of Tiny’s self confidence, here is a rocker by some noisy little fellas:



  1. What is the female version of a “dick” (as in acting like a dick)? Because Boo/Addison is certainly that! Oh, yeah – bitch!

    I hope the guy comes back with an insightful analysis of TKAM and points out that Boo Radley was developmentally challenged, so that must explain Boo/Addison’s behavior!

    Comment by milfordian — April 20, 2015 @ 6:17 am

  2. Y’know, that Milford School Board can be a bit meddlesome. I’m guessing they got TKaM banned for excessive use of racial slurs, as with Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. That’s the only logical explanation I can come up with for why so many Milfordians profess unfamiliarity with Boo Radley.

    I’m just waiting for someone to call her “Arthur.”

    Comment by teenchy — April 20, 2015 @ 6:33 am

  3. So are those crazy windows in the background of panel 2, or are Boo and Napoleon conversing in front of a giant Mondrian?

    Comment by billytheskink — April 20, 2015 @ 7:25 am

  4. Much of an ego Boo? The whole of Western civilization should know the origin of your stupid nickname huh. Frankly Scarlet I don’t give a damn.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — April 20, 2015 @ 8:28 am

  5. The guy was probably gonna sell her a nice car real cheap. Ain’t that a shame. I know what Russell from Fat Albert would call her. ” Boo, they should call you Saturday”
    “Why Saturday?”
    “NO CLASS!”

    Comment by Jive Turkey — April 20, 2015 @ 9:37 am

  6. Bitchy, or brassy?
    I’m liking the sassy.
    Our spunky little latch-key
    Makes the plot all morassy.

    Comment by g2design — April 20, 2015 @ 11:42 am

  7. I’m with g2design. I like the assertive Boo, and I’d gladly sign up for two months of her laying waste to the male egos of Milford. Give her ten minutes in a locked room with Bobby Howry, and there’d be nothing left of him but his stupid horn-rim glasses.

    Comment by John S. Walters — April 20, 2015 @ 11:44 am

  8. the strip in today’s Louisville Courier-Journal is different. Probably tomorrows, it’s a softball scene w/Boo et al & and “tiny archibald” real name comes out…

    Comment by Rowdyman — April 20, 2015 @ 11:50 am

  9. I’m siding up with g2 and John S. I like this Boo person already. She may turn out to be manipulative (cf “car”) but I like the combination of smart and assertive.

    Comment by vaganova — April 20, 2015 @ 7:18 pm

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