This Week in Milford

August 4, 2016

Tell Ya, We Don’t Like It


You ain’t got no way of ending a plot
I gotta tell you that this story line is shot
You takin’ us on some kind of endless ride
You done this ever since Boo Radley died

Tell us something good
Tell us that you’ll end this, yeah
Tell us something good
Tell us it’s still summer, yeah

Sense of time is what you let slip away
You drag this out like there’s 48 hours to each day
Your problem is that you milked this puppy dry
We’re so bored with this, we don’t even try

Tell us something good
(tell us tell us tell us)
Tell us that it’s tee time, yeah
Tell us something good
(tell us tell us tell us)
Bring back Herk the Mauler, yeah

You ain’t got no kind of master plan
All your tales are told from the perspective of a man
You refuse to give us strong leads that are girls
Some of us think you should sit on it and twirl

Tell us something good
(tell us tell us tell us)
Give Del’s wife a new man, yeah
Tell us something good
(tell us tell us tell us)
Mimi and the pool boy, yeah

Got no idea how to let True get away
(Got no clue, no, got no clue)
College kickoff is less than a month away
Your problem is you gave us more of him than we could take
Let him go, ship his ass on off to Wake

Tell us something good
(tell us tell us tell us)
Wrap this story up, yeah
Tell us something good
(tell us tell us tell us)
Ready for some football, yeah

(lather, rinse, repeat)

edit: The tune, for reference.





  1. Spectacular, teenchy!

    Good to see Del’s-Wife-Barry’s-Mom has all of three words of dialog during her phone conversation and they are spoken off panel…

    Comment by TimP (aka timbuys) — August 4, 2016 @ 7:03 am

  2. Excellent work teenchy. I can hear that great bass line clearly as I read through.

    Comment by billytheskink — August 4, 2016 @ 7:16 am

  3. There’s a drink on Barry’s table. Hopefully somebody slipped him a Mickey.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 4, 2016 @ 8:02 am

  4. That was inspired, teenchy. Sometimes I try to sing along to these in my head, but I can’t really grasp the cadence of the verses so I just stick to the chorus.

    I think there was a lot of trouble in the Bader house before we were introduced to them. It’s probably too late for family therapy. Barry should get shipped off to military school and Ma Bader should divorce Del and become a nun. True gets lost on the way to Winston-Salem and winds up working on Mr. Bakst chartered fishing boat out of Charleston. Then we have a bonfire with mass carnage when the “3rd driver” plows through the crowd while thumbing through the libretto of Die Walküre.

    Comment by nedryerson — August 4, 2016 @ 8:15 am

  5. Sensational, teenchy. My contribution for today is utterly prosaic compared to yours (and to ned’s grand opera synopsis.) But the third panel does remind me of an event from third grade…

    I was friends with a recent German immigrant whose family was rapidly learning English. Ernst’s mother was especially proud of her progress. Ernst and I played catch a lot, and often threw the ball high in the air to practice fielding flies, a bigger version of Barry in panel 3. One Saturday I knocked on their front door to see if Ernst could come out and play. “Ja-ja, for sure,” Frau Muller replied gaily. “Ernst is in the back yard throwing up!”

    Comment by vaganova — August 4, 2016 @ 9:41 am

  6. “He’s fine….he’s in his room playing with himself. So how’s the chow in prison? Have you joined a gang yet?”

    Comment by nedryerson — August 4, 2016 @ 11:25 am

  7. Saw the post and was thinking maybe my strike was incorporated into the lyrics but anyway, good work. I used to listen to a talk show laying on my bed tossing a ball up just like Barry; every so often I’d plunk the ceiling with a too- firm toss, but I enjoyed doing something hand/eye while listening to the radio.

    Comment by robmize2013 — August 4, 2016 @ 6:55 pm

  8. Quick question: Del was rendered with what looked like some sort of incipient Van Dyke yesterday and is clean shaven today: Significance? Probably none.

    Comment by TimP (aka timbuys) — August 4, 2016 @ 8:13 pm

  9. My God, it’s full of stars.

    Nice work teenchy!

    Comment by lauramac — August 5, 2016 @ 1:14 pm

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