This Week in Milford

June 9, 2018

Orange is the New Bader


“Ordinary things take longer in the prison system… like showers.”

My first inclination today was to search to see if Ms. Rizk was staying on model (I’d say close enough). I was thinking that between her knowledge of the penal system and her approach to journalism, Ms. Rizk might not be her real name, and that she’s a refugee from the Federal Witness Protection Program. Then I noticed this strip in which Gil was ready to jump on Ms. Rizk and Dafne for thinking about writing about Ryan Van Auken. Where’s Gilberto now that these two have turned their attention to Barry Bader? Oh, that’s right, no one gives two shits for Barry.

Now what in tarhooties does Dafne think sending a letter to Del in the can is gonna accomplish? I’ll leave it to you, dear reader, to reach that conclusion. Maybe if she keeps up the convo and sends some pics along with the letter, the guys in Central State Pen will think Dafne’s Del’s girlfriend… kinda like Pee-Wee and Lou.

Oh, yeah, I guess that last panel is supposed to remind us that there’s still some kind of sports going on in Milford. Think we’ll ever see another softball game?



  1. Dear Mr. Bader,
    My name is Dafne and I am a writer with the Milford High newspaper. I am doing research for an article on the debacle you’ve made of your son’s life, and I hope you can help me. What were the major parenting mistakes you made before you started driving drunk? To what extent would you say your enforced absence has made the situation worse? Has Mrs. Bader considered changing her name and moving to another state?
    If there is anything else you can think of that I could include to humiliate Barry in front of his high school classmates, among the cruelest people on earth, please feel free to include it.
    Thanks in advance for your assistance!

    Comment by Philip — June 9, 2018 @ 1:40 pm

  2. Is that a big enough piece of cake or what?

    Ned gets it! – teenchy

    Comment by nedryerson — June 9, 2018 @ 8:04 pm

  3. Ned and Philip, I laughed my ass off at your comments(can’t laugh too loud-I’m in the library). Sure(thinking like Daddy Bader), that was swell of my son and Dafne to bake me this Betty Crocker Bundt German Chocolate cake off that oven by Kenner Toys, I think I’ll take a bite, dinner isn’t but 3 hours away(takes a bite) CHOKE CHOKE what’s this 3 x 5 index card, hmmmm “Wishing you were here”.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — June 10, 2018 @ 1:44 pm

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