This Week in Milford

June 14, 2016

Lucky Either Way?

Filed under: Chunky Bracelets, exposition comics, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 5:31 am


Not really sure where clipboard toting person is going with this. Or, for that matter, whether that’s the same person with the clipboard in panels one and three as the conversation seems to have shifted rather abruptly… Still, a broken tibia is no joke. Nor, for that matter, is vehicular manslaughter.





  1. Clipboard people in #1 and #3 appear to be different. Person asking about blood alcohol in #3 is some guy with a goatee, so not Barry, but still some one digging for medical details (and/or crime report details) from clipboard person, who is speculating randomly with goatee person. C’mon people, this is a damned mess. I’m not saying that we can’t absorb the information that is included to drive this to its conclusion and be done with it, but this is a sloppy mess in storytelling.

    Del’s casted limb is all kinds of wrong too, but that’s the least of the problem here.

    Comment by nedryerson — June 14, 2016 @ 7:05 am

  2. The transformation of Dead Girl (formerly known as Boo Radley) into a McGuffin continues apace, as does the utter failure of the Bechdel Test. We still haven’t seen the softball team, or even Mimi, since Boo’s death was announced. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking toward the summper plotline. No way this is going to end satisfactorily.

    Comment by John S. Walters — June 14, 2016 @ 7:13 am

  3. I heard that every time Grant Hill drinks Sprite, he’s not thirsty anymore.

    Comment by billytheskink — June 14, 2016 @ 7:13 am

  4. …a broken tibia, a bad liver and a broken heart.

    Comment by g2design — June 14, 2016 @ 7:16 am

  5. If, as appears, we’re being told the Baders don’t yet know Boo was killed (it’s still the night of the accident) there’s a continuity issue– Bader has already been shown cuffed to the gurney, and they might be curious why.

    Comment by vaganova — June 14, 2016 @ 7:29 am

  6. .14? .16? What a lightweight. That Del Bader – he might be a drinker and a killer alright, but he’s no Christie Equils lemmetellya.

    Hey, “Super Extreme DUI” is a thing in Arizona! Who knew?

    Comment by g2design — June 14, 2016 @ 7:32 am

  7. g2design, I did enjoy the link. DUI, Extreme DUI, and Super Extreme DUI? Do they have anything past that? Super Extreme Cubed DUI? Double Dog Super Extreme DUI? Also, and I’m serious here: with a blood alcohol level of .322, how did she even manage to turn the key in the ignition?

    Comment by Philip — June 14, 2016 @ 9:06 am

  8. I wonder if the guy in P3 is able to attach a clipboard to the Velcro patch on his chin.

    Regarding blood alcohol levels, people can develop surprising tolerance to alcohol, and there are people who practically live at .322. I’m an ER doc, and I’ve seen people at much higher levels than that walking and talking coherently. The highest level I ever saw on someone was .700, although .500 is technically ‘lethal’.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — June 14, 2016 @ 9:18 am

  9. What about the pick-up driver, the one who actually caused the fatality? Who is it? Was there even a driver in the truck? In panel 2, Mrs. Bader only refers to the “other driver”, presumably Boo, but there had to be three right?

    Comment by johnnymac627 — June 14, 2016 @ 10:08 am

  10. Good point, johnnymack. It’s still the night of the accident and there are still basic questions being asked. Hope this does not work out like the cut-down version of Macbeth we have, in which characters do things and vanish. I suspect we will find driver 3 rounded a turn and could not stop in time (I may be improving on the story, but believe there was a double solid line involved.) Del, by causing the original crash and shoving Boo’s Jeep into the other lane, is still primarily responsible.

    Comment by vaganova — June 14, 2016 @ 11:33 am

  11. That was my exact thought G2. Lightweight. So is this the only DUI’s he’s had in his life? A span of about 6 weeks tops? C’mon!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 14, 2016 @ 2:21 pm

  12. Ok, line up Mrs. Pearl, Mrs. Bader and Marjie Ducey in a row and dare to tell them apart. All have glasses and platinum-blond hair. Maybe I can photo-shop them into 1 picture in the future and have a quiz.

    Comment by robmize2013 — June 14, 2016 @ 5:13 pm

  13. Ronnie has got it – two consecutive days, and two female characters who look alike, right down to the glasses. We know Whigham can draw better than this, so why does this happen?

    Comment by AirForbes — June 14, 2016 @ 5:33 pm

  14. “Your husband is lucky, Mrs. Bader.” No he’s not – Conrad Haskins is Luck(e)y!

    Comment by teenchy — June 14, 2016 @ 6:51 pm

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