This Week in Milford

September 1, 2016

At Least It’s Not Called “Boo’s Legacy”

Filed under: Chunky Bracelets, Gil Thorp, Just plain sad, Marjie Ducey, Milford Idiots — teenchy @ 5:02 am

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Was this entire plot a setup to plug littlefreelibrary.org? At least that’s a real thing, although it might be more impressive if Whigrub had been able to create a real thing based on one of their fictional characters. I’m still eyerolling on the idea that naming a character after a famous literary one and giving her one panel in which she suggests someone read a book turns her into a book lover. Retcon away, Rubin!

Seen but not heard: Boo’s mom a/k/a Mrs. Radley (guess she kept her married name after the divorce), who was only first referred to this past Saturday.

Neither heard nor seen: Boo’s dad a/k/a Mr. Radley, who has been completely absent throughout this arc. Wonder how he felt about all of this, having caved last year and bought Boo that Jeep Compass in which she met her demise?

Also neither heard nor seen: Marjie Ducey, whose tag I’ve added since True is responding to her implied question, “Did you invent the idea, True?”

 

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11 Comments »

  1. Need a crying character? Bring on a female for a quick cameo. Otherwise, stick to the men. They’re the ones who react to tragedy with grit and toughness and learn valuable life lessons. In this case, how to get along with other males.

    Comment by John S. Walters — September 1, 2016 @ 6:35 am

  2. Okay Tru time to shuffle off to Wake Forrest. He is becoming a tedious character. The voice of the whole town while the adults all bask in his glory. Maybe they can rename the strip Tru Standish. The lead character certainly is AOL in all this gibberish.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — September 1, 2016 @ 7:29 am

  3. Nice to see Ms. Radley still rocking the massive onyx earring of grief. That thing is like the little black dress of funereal attire.

    Comment by timbuys — September 1, 2016 @ 7:32 am

  4. What did the school district do again? Why do they continue to get brought up?

    Comment by billytheskink — September 1, 2016 @ 7:46 am

  5. If you imagine that True just went completely off the rails and is talking back to himself, then P1 is a lot more enjoyable. Turns out MDuce is actually en route to Winston-Salem right now. And the website thing? True takes a clue from Mark Trail.

    Otherwise, what?, is Juicey just shouting questions and interrupting the soliloquy? Maybe she just gave him that wide-eyed come-hither look and True was momentarily stuck dumb?

    Comment by g2design — September 1, 2016 @ 7:48 am

  6. On a completely unsnarky note, I live next to a public park and we have a Little Free Library there and it’s a pretty awesome thing. People take and leave books without having to return any specific one. It’s kept up by people who leave books they no longer want. It’s kind of nice.

    Comment by J Neas — September 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am

  7. Two things:
    1. Does Mrs. Radley really want this? Now, every time she looks in her front yard, she’ll be reminded of the worst night of her life? (not to mention having to mow around the damned thing).
    2. Yes, Bobby Joe, the word “tedious” was invented for True Standish. Incomparably wise, ineffably successful, and intolerably noble. Not only does he never do anything wrong, nothing bad ever happens to him. But! Anytime anything does happen, we can count on True to use it to teach us all a valuable lesson. I’ve had enough. Das ist genug. Basta.

    Comment by Philip — September 1, 2016 @ 10:17 am

  8. Philip, you may be channeling Arthur Miller from All My Sons: “I’m getting kind of tired of living next door to the Holy Family– it makes me feel like a bum.”

    Comment by vaganova — September 1, 2016 @ 1:09 pm

  9. Philip, I thought the same about Mrs. Radley having this in her yard, yeh right! Drunk teens out there every weekend, what a memorial for her kid!
    Thanks a lot .

    Comment by Gil's Barber — September 1, 2016 @ 6:28 pm

  10. Comment by robmize2013 — September 1, 2016 @ 7:44 pm

  11. […] enough for me.  I expect that Heather Burns can read as well as any Milfordian (especially since all those little free libraries have been springing up around town) but I expect even more some sort […]

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