This Week in Milford

May 10, 2016

Rack ‘Em!

Filed under: actual action, baseball, Pantheon of Mysterious Objects — nedryerson @ 3:33 am


It looks like we’re still following the pattern established at the beginning of the spring plot with one panel devoted to the baseball team and two telling the saga of Del Bader, industrial solvent salesman under the influence.

We go quickly from a small slice of action at Sunbright (in Tennessee?) to the courtroom where Del and his attorney stand before the  judge and her mysterious obelisk. Oh wait, maybe that’s supposed to be a flag.

As predicted, Judge Lisa “Hang ‘Em” Hiatt does not have much tolerance for driving under the influence. Hang on, Del. You’re about to get racked.


  1. This case needs 2 judges? The one in panel 3 has Whoopi dreads. No, the court doesn’t hold a .17 in great favor but if Bader had used a public defender instead of the throw in the towel lawyer maybe Judge Whoopi would have granted a favor. At the very least Bader would have saved some dough.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 10, 2016 @ 6:56 am

  2. Nice to see Whoopi reprising her role from Rocky & Bullwinkle. Can Meinhof claim celebrity immunity?

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — May 10, 2016 @ 7:13 am

  3. Haven’t seen Del warn his family that daddy’s about to go to Gitmo for a while … is he saving that until after the sentencing?

    Comment by Philip — May 10, 2016 @ 7:24 am

  4. “racked”? Can I get a little help? That term once implied a loaded gun, getting hit in the package, and/or a buxom lass. None of which is going on here….

    Comment by g2design — May 10, 2016 @ 8:08 am

  5. I only come here for references to the Rocky and Bullwinkle (and Piper Perabo) movie. Thank you Downpuppy for validating my participation on this site.

    Comment by billytheskink — May 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am

  6. Well, if Hakeem Archer was phoning in a hot take to the Jim Rome Show during the game, no wonder he pitched poorly.

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 10, 2016 @ 9:04 am

  7. Wondering if we will hear more about Hakeem Archer and his tendency to throw gopher balls (sometimes they go for two, sometimes they go for three…) His name does sound like one of the once and gone names which pass through the strip. And when will the DWI and Meinhoff Jr’s standing intersect? To quote Vizzini, “We’re WAITING.”

    Comment by vaganova — May 10, 2016 @ 9:49 am

  8. Sunbright is one place you don’t want to get racked.

    Comment by nedryerson — May 10, 2016 @ 10:36 am

  9. I think the judge is actually S. Epatha Merkerson from “Law & Order.” Wait, is Dick Wolf hijacking this plotline for yet another of his spinoffs?

    Comment by J.D. Springer — May 10, 2016 @ 11:03 am

  10. I agree the obelisk is probably a flag. But in front of it, to the judge’s left, is a Philips “mood light,” sold to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is also triggered by having to interact with assholes like Bader every day.

    Comment by vaganova — May 11, 2016 @ 5:16 pm

  11. […] through the crack in his parents’ bedroom door. Did Del Bader ascribe all these qualities to Judge Hiatt or did Barry/Darth fill in the details on his own? Either way, it is more than a tad extreme for […]

    Pingback by Smacking The Cow | This Week in Milford — May 16, 2016 @ 5:55 am

  12. […] Too bad we never got to see the trial (or maybe we did!) […]

    Pingback by This Season’s Arc Resolved Rather Quickly | This Week in Milford — May 18, 2016 @ 6:45 am

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: