This Week in Milford

June 6, 2018

Frost/Nixon This Isn’t


Barry probably should’ve taken one of his mom’s Ativans before this interview.

Speaking of, did Ma Bader ever even come back with DD’s diet soda, er, ice water? The depictions of single moms in this strip, with the possible exception of Judge Hiatt,* are almost uniformly negative. What gives I wonder?

That said, I question why DD is leaning in in panel two and then throws BB a lifeline.

Bonus points:

P1: Rare double exploding eyeballs.

P2: Do the kids these days still use notebooks? Do the reporters?

P3: “Everyone thinks you’re a jerk. Do you think you’ve become more of a jerk?”

* As Billy points out Judge Hiatt is not actually single, which I think bolsters my point.



  1. Interesting note on the single mother (or mother with absentee husband in many cases – Bader, Aagard, Soto) phenomenon.

    It is worth noting that Judge Hiatt was not a single mom, though, as Ken Brown mentions that his dad is the one in the family who cooks.

    Comment by billytheskink — June 6, 2018 @ 8:07 am

  2. I remember Boo admonishing some kid at the lunch table because he didn’t know the character Boo Radley. Maybe that was Barry.

    Comment by Jive Turkey — June 6, 2018 @ 8:58 am

  3. Excellent point, billy. Your powers of recollection are quite formidable. I’ll update the post.

    Thinking about it a little further there was also the plight of a softball pitcher named Darby and her monster-baby Jaxxxxxxon.

    Comment by timbuys — June 6, 2018 @ 9:25 am

  4. What’s being said thus far sheds a little light, not all of it favorable, but that doesn’t get us past the fact that on any other planet, this interview would never take place.

    Comment by vaganova — June 6, 2018 @ 9:58 am

  5. Barry must be full of shit and telling lies because his nose has grown substantially since two days ago

    Comment by franku2016 — June 6, 2018 @ 10:19 am

  6. “Hey Barry, why the long face all of a sudden?”

    Never mind the long face; check out those long fingers. Dafne sure is. You know what they say: big hands, big…. ego, or something like that.

    Comment by teenchy — June 7, 2018 @ 4:24 am

  7. […] Short Bader just shifts the blame On you and I (He’s livin’ the lie) “Boo Radley was snippy Until the day she died” (You can’t polish this turd) Short Bader got nobody Short […]

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