This Week in Milford

August 25, 2016

Three Days of the Bader


Counting today, I think that’s probably all we have left to see of Barry (unless of course that’s him sauntering into oblivion in P3 in best Kenzie Hanley and Maxwell Bacon fashion). Nothing like the twelve years Del got yesterday. Given the current pacing of this strip. maybe Barry will be a senior by then!

Who’s to say that Barry hasn’t “gotten it”? Certainly not the self-righteous Ken Brown. So the little jerk lashed out at your mom. He didn’t know she was your mom until you told him so, and you’ve carried a grudge against him ever since. Ken’s inability to recognize Barry’s pain and what passes for Barry’s coping mechanisms doesn’t win him any points or make him a sympathetic character.

From the Architectural Details Dept.: Are there staircases immediately to the left and right of Ken and True? Is this the M.C. Escher Wing of Milford High?

Listen, I’m not gonna put any more thought into this strip today. I can’t get sucked into making comparisons between Gil Thorp and other strips; I’m having a hard enough time as it is trying to figure out when my own life turned into a panel of Arlo and Janis. Anyway, here’s a song for Del.



  1. To recap: Boo is still dead, and Rubin spent the entire summer slow-playing The Unredemption Of Barry. Ugh.

    Comment by John S. Walters — August 25, 2016 @ 6:05 am

  2. Nailed it, John. What a waste of black lines on white paper.

    Comment by Philip — August 25, 2016 @ 7:13 am

  3. We could have had golf hobos and Molly Kinsella on our bag!

    Comment by Dood — August 25, 2016 @ 7:23 am

  4. I will give Whigham much credit for Barry’s punchable face and pose in panel 2. I would say he was told to make the guy look unredeemable, and boy did he ever.

    Comment by billytheskink — August 25, 2016 @ 7:28 am

  5. They were in the hallway which I assume has lockers. And Bader still wasn’t stuffed in one or given a swirlie in the boys room. Some team leaders.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 25, 2016 @ 8:20 am

  6. At this rate, I’ll be on strike till the next Olympic Games.

    Comment by robmize2013 — August 25, 2016 @ 2:12 pm

  7. For me the most appalling part is that the most interesting character in the present story line was sacrificed in a pointless accident, and that the central character has become the pissant Bader. If this has all been exposition for some event next season, it had better be good…

    Comment by vaganova — August 25, 2016 @ 2:16 pm

  8. Poltergeist Boo! Poltergeist Boo! *Pleeeeeease* be poltergeist Boo…

    Comment by lauramac — August 26, 2016 @ 12:15 pm

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