This Week in Milford

May 13, 2016

If you wanna have a closed-door conversation, maybe you should actually close the door.

May 12, 2016


Beyond looking like the love child of Karl Malden and Howdy Doody, Barry Bader* thus far is another one-dimensional, self-before-team guy like we’ve seen so many times before. That may not last for long as Mother Bader (who still doesn’t rate a first name), albeit hesitantly, may be getting ready to drop the bomb on him re Del. Love her Hermey the Elf-like reply to Barry’s inquiry.

May 13, 2016


Continuity errors? Yesterday Dad was late to the game again** and today he’s “almost never late to a game”? Haven’t they only played two games, three tops? Also, Barry’s freckles disappeared, albeit temporarily.

You know, Bader parents, if you wanna have a closed-door conversation, maybe you should actually close the door. Del’s looking very hair-of-the-dog  there as he gets dressed for work. Meanwhile Barry’s eyes explode as he begins to put two and two together.  If Darth Bader hadn’t been so focused on Barry über alles, maybe he’d have noticed Del was showing up to the games on his bicycle.


*  I know there’s been a movement afoot to hang the Baader-Meinhof tag on Barry, but given his nickname “Darth” we can conclude his last nam rhymes with “Vader.” All good with me, as I hope Cousin Diedrich shows up to go all Rex Kwon Do on someone’s ass.

** Speaking of late to the game, apologies for the late Thursday post. Busy work day and time got away from me yesterday.



  1. Pops Bader seemed like a 90% rayon clip on guy but panel 2 on Friday says otherwise . I’m sure Ma helps him with the knot but maybe they close the door for that.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — May 13, 2016 @ 7:24 am

  2. Diedrich Bader is one of only a handful of folks who could improve this storyline. I mean, he made parts of Napoleon Dynamite, The Beverly Hillbillies Movie, and Surf’s Up worth watching…

    Comment by billytheskink — May 13, 2016 @ 7:55 am

  3. Diedrich Bader also excelled in The Drew Carey Show, IMO. And if you give me a vote in the nicknaming of Barry, I’d go for Master Bader: it reflects his profound narcissism and the immaturity of teenage boys quite nicely.

    Comment by John S. Walters — May 13, 2016 @ 10:43 am

  4. I notice that in 5/12 p-1, Ken Brown is still smiling as he chastises Meinhoff Jr for being a lousy teammate. Wonder how long that will last? (I do like it that he insists on calling him “Darth” again in the second panel: the tone is clearly “Shut up and listen, Junior…”)

    Comment by vaganova — May 13, 2016 @ 2:28 pm

  5. Unless someone has a better first name for Mother Bader, I suggest “Ella”.

    Comment by lauramac — May 13, 2016 @ 3:37 pm

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