This Week in Milford

July 4, 2015

Will Boo Resist Learning?

Filed under: Exploding Eyeball Syndrome, freak hands, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 9:39 am


Nothing like a romantic trip to Milford Auto Karts Parts to patch up a relationship set of tires.

Baseball’s over, so it’s time for this relationship to be over. Rubin’s spent three story arcs developing True’s character and only a small portion of one on Boo’s so he knows which side of the toast he’s buttered. A pity, as many of us TWIMers had been hoping to see a more fleshed-out female character in this strip.

The swift breakup will no doubt begin with True going off on Boo’s self-absorption and tendency towards violence. Wonder if he’ll start his lecture by telling her to hold her head high, keep those fists down, and try fighting with her head for a change.



  1. Yes, we’ve come a ways away from the days of Hadley V. Baxendale and Brynna Antenna. There was Molly Kinsella as a more persistent character, but she mostly just had stuff happen to her rather than drive the action.

    Comment by timbuys — July 4, 2015 @ 10:56 am

  2. I am in favor of someone clocking Boo. I find her character tiresome. Why do they call her Boo? I forget or better yet don’t care. Tru would do better to rid himself of her.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — July 4, 2015 @ 11:17 am

  3. I have not given up on Boo and remain curious about the backstory, in other words finding out why she is so reflexively combative. Timbuys is right about the earlier strong female characters and I am hoping this one continues to develop. She’s been at center stage for several months now and we still know next to nothing about her.

    Comment by vaganova — July 4, 2015 @ 2:05 pm

  4. surely Monday will bring the summer plot…

    Comment by Rowdyman — July 4, 2015 @ 4:42 pm

  5. I’m still hoping he finds out Boo is his sister. Nothing else gives Tru a reason to stick arouns.

    Comment by Downpuppy 3G (@Downpuppy) — July 4, 2015 @ 8:43 pm

  6. P1: “early curfew for a few weeks, plus I have to ride in the trunk.”

    Comment by John S. Walters — July 4, 2015 @ 9:44 pm

  7. Rowdyman: you’ve forgotten that, before the summer plot can start, there is the traditional “Gil and Mimi drinking “lemonade” on the porch and doing the nasty” strip and then the “Introduction to the summer storyline” strip. I bet the Twue/Boo series still has one or two more days to go.

    Shouldn’t Twue be off at summer elite football camp this summer?

    Comment by Milfordian — July 5, 2015 @ 7:46 am

  8. Atticus, Addison, Arthur (“Boo”) Radley, Arthur Standish, Truman (“Dill”) Capote, Truman Standish. This has become awfully incestuous.

    Comment by vaganova — July 5, 2015 @ 11:04 am

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