This Week in Milford

June 4, 2016

Don’t Come to Any Skrash Conclusions


It bears repeating:

I’m just gonna leave the IIHS ratings and the NHTSA ratings for Boo’s 2008 Compass here. Suffice it to say that the location of IMPACT! appears such that her injuries, if any, won’t be life-threatening. I’m also gonna leave the forensic accident reconstruction to the readers; as inconsistently as the angles of the cars and the backgrounds (blind corner, urban tunnel, or open field?) have been drawn the past three days, I’m not taking a stab at it.

In fact, I’m just gonna stop this post right here while I contemplate the life and times of the late Greatest Of All Time. Have at it, TWIMers.



  1. Aww, we have to wait till Monday?

    Here’s a little musical number to heighten the suspense:

    Comment by John S. Walters — June 4, 2016 @ 9:45 am

  2. My dads a TV repairman! He can fix it!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 4, 2016 @ 10:07 am

  3. I figured the crash would come today, to allow for 48 hours of cliff-hanging. But I am pretty sure Boo is going to be hurt, though it’s impossible to guess how badly. Whigrub show us a “speeding” car and a violent impact. I haven’t been to the Swifty Mart since the holdup (without Molly Kinsella serving up Nutboys, what was the point?) and don’t remember the speed limit on that part of Ryerson Rd. But it doesn’t look to me that Dipshit Del is doing any 30-35. When I got hit in a similar crash, I was walking sideways for a couple of weeks, and the minivan that speared me WAS going 25 mph.

    Comment by vaganova — June 4, 2016 @ 11:04 am

  4. Nice job with your physics calculations prediction yesterday, John S. Walters! The impact was indeed in the rear quarter-panel.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — June 4, 2016 @ 11:43 am

  5. The county deputy will arrive to find Del frantically gargling with all the industrial solvent samples in his trunk, trying to kill the alcohol smell on his breath.

    Comment by Philip — June 4, 2016 @ 2:42 pm

  6. John S was dead right. Unfortunately, the impact extends into the driver’s door. I believe there are complications coming– we’ll get to True, Ken Brown, Mimi, and Dipshit Del’s son later, but for now there are Chief Lind and Judge Hiatt to deal with. DD will no doubt try to deflect blame: it is too bad that since GT runs in family newspapers, we will not see Chief Lind say “Just blow in the balloon, asshole.” Maybe I am a bad person, but I will be disappointed if we do not get to see DD in a orange jumpsuit. Let’s see what Judge Hiatt comes up with… If she shares her son’s athletic gifts she will be able to throw the book pretty hard.

    Comment by vaganova — June 4, 2016 @ 2:47 pm

  7. Maybe it wasnt Dell that hit her, maybe it was the ‘idiot’ who was flashing his brights. Boo is just leaving the S-Mart, and turning left onto a highway she should be looking both ways on, then she’s hit. I say its her fault for pulling in front of the car on the road. Thats why he’s coming so fast. He has right-of-way. Your honor I rest my case.

    Comment by robmize2013 — June 4, 2016 @ 3:50 pm

  8. Robmize has a strong case–in daylight. But this is pretty clearly an unlighted road (there has been no indication of lighting in any panel in which his car has appeared) and Del is showing no lights. At least in NY State, he would bear the entire responsibility even if there were streetlights. As it is, Boo, without “headlights” on the sides of her Jeep, cannot reasonably be expected to see Del coming. Robmize is right that we are assuming it is Del. It could perfectly well be Dan Quayle or Lindsey Lohan. But the story arc thus far has shown several panels of Del driving without lights, and one with an oncoming driver flashing at him, a common signal to “turn on your lights.” So, in a legalistic way, Robmize is totally right. But in this situation the case against Del is absolutely damning.

    Comment by vaganova — June 4, 2016 @ 5:36 pm

  9. I’m praying that the whole Del thing is a red herring and Tru is driving that car

    Comment by Knoxy — June 5, 2016 @ 8:45 am

  10. As much fun as it would be to have Truman at the wheel, the foreshadowing on this has been both consistent and heavy as a rhino. Addison is going to be injured. Most likely, concussion, broken leg & ribs, blood loss. Truman, her supposed “ex”, will be with her through her recovery every possible second.

    Never bet against the obvious in comics.

    Comment by Downpuppy — June 5, 2016 @ 3:34 pm

  11. I agree with Downpuppy whether True is central to Boo’s recovery or not. That’s Del, he’s drunk, he’s 100% at fault, and A “B” Radley is not heading for the prom Monday night, unless Dipshit Del’s speed has been wildly exaggerated or Whigrub has no feel whatever for this category of collision. Because Del is an asshole, he may not be belted in, and if that’s the case, things are also about to get a lot more complicated for his kid.

    Comment by vaganova — June 5, 2016 @ 6:50 pm

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