This Week in Milford

June 6, 2015

Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen

June 6, 2015


Today’s strip is mostly hair, here baby, there mama, everywhere daddy daddy – no fewer than six different ‘dos on display.

Boo Radley’s has grown six inches since yesterday, and Amy Lange’s maybe two inches. At least Boo’s earrings kinda look the same; can’t say the same for Amy’s face and her bracelet count. (Maybe the upper one on her left arm slid up and is hidden behind her word balloon.)

In P3 Boo tries out for the cast of Funky Winkerbean. Something tells me her hijinks will land her a Winkerbean-worthy comeuppance.

Still I can’t get over the constantly shape-shifting Amy. For old times’ sake I want to pull up a couple frames of her from last year’s Lucky Haskins arc:


It just makes me wonder: “Where have all the freckles gone?” oder, auf Deutsch, “Sag mir, wo die Sommersprossen sind?”



  1. [comment deleted per the poster]

    Comment by Howard S Sample — June 6, 2015 @ 11:40 am

  2. Boo should ask cool weekend Dad. He’d give her permission and also attend. After all, he saw Mystic Pranks at Lollapalooza last year. That would really anger ” she works hard for the money disciplinary Mom”.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 6, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

  3. As the Dustin Hoffman character in The Rain Man would say, “Chief Lind. Definitely Chief Lind.” The fact her teammates aren’t going pushes the idea that True will, but what will be the charges? Traveling to Central City with intent to see the Spastic Minks?

    Comment by vaganova — June 6, 2015 @ 6:52 pm

  4. On what school night? Its June 6th. By now the seniors have graduated, and the others have the school to themselves as they get ready for finals. All high schools around here are done – just the grade schools have a couple more days left, and only because of some snow days. Summer means stayin out late and having fun with your friends, who in a few short years you wont see anymore as they all go their separate ways to college, marriage, jobs, family and relocating.

    Comment by robmize2013 — June 6, 2015 @ 7:16 pm

  5. By the way, I dont know how old the poster is but I’ve not only never heard of Marlene Dietrich, or that song, but its not even in English. And its a number of years before I was even born, so its that rare video I’ve seen that I would never find or look for myself, let alone put up a foreign language video on an English site. I’m impressed by the breadth of knowledge of our posters that someone could come up with that video for a freckles phrase.

    Comment by robmize2013 — June 6, 2015 @ 7:32 pm

  6. Rob, I’m not young but I wasn’t yet born in 1962 either. I took a couple years of German in college so while I wouldn’t call myself fluent, I can make my way around the country. As for the song, you might recognize it in its original English, here also sung by Dietrich. It’s one I can’t help but think of on a June 6.

    Comment by teenchy — June 6, 2015 @ 9:40 pm

  7. Not to be overly particular, school is ending now in many parts of the country, and has already ended in others, but in the northeast there is still a week or ten days of classes yet to go in most places. A number of states are still on the old schedule– open a few days after Labor Day, and begin exams in late June.

    Comment by vaganova — June 7, 2015 @ 6:18 am

  8. And robmize, think of the character Mel Brooks always had Madeline Kahn play– in Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, History of the World, etc. A parody of one of the greatest film stars of the 20th century

    Comment by vaganova — June 7, 2015 @ 6:34 am

  9. It’s not just the freckles that are gone on Amy’s face. It looks like she’s had the full Beverly Hills makeover.

    Comment by John S. Walters — June 7, 2015 @ 12:37 pm

  10. Nope, never heard this song. Dont even know who the woman is, but ironically I know her final song, Just A Gigolo, which was later remade by David Lee Roth. Just before my time and I didnt watch a lot of old movies. I dont know Madeline Kahn either, though I’ve seen most of Young Frankenstein, not the other 2 movies.

    Comment by robmize2013 — June 7, 2015 @ 6:55 pm

  11. Not that this is of any importance, robmize, but the late Madeline Kahn played up the less attractive side of DIetrich, who was a genuine movie star, and who as a German who fled Naziism to become an American citizen, was a cultural icon. In Young Frankenstein, Kahn played Gene Wilder’s arranged fiancee, the icy Elizabeth. Somehow Wilder (Victor Frankenstein) fails to notice how much more suitable and compatible his assistant Inga (Teri Garr) is. Kahn ends up making it with “the monster,” played by Peter Boyle.

    Comment by vaganova — June 7, 2015 @ 7:07 pm

  12. […] panels one, two and three I’m guessing we see three entirely different hairstyles for Boo. As previously noted we’re getting a lot of hair in this plotline. Nothing quite pantheon level but, at this rate, […]

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