This Week in Milford

July 9, 2018

Done With The Baders? HA!

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I’m at a total loss on what to say about this. I’ve already opined that covering this for the school newspaper is unrealistic and dumb. We all know that things are different at Milford High and trying to apply real world thinking to what goes on there is…what? futile? generally 90% of what we do here? So, the story is out and Barry is predictably upset.

Speaking of the real world, Barry’s clenched fist is actually an alarming allusion to something all too real in schools. Barry is a student in emotional distress. We could have described him this way before Del’s conviction, but now his distress in heightened by his father’s situation and its impact on home life. Is Rubin suggesting that Barry is edging towards a violent outburst of a physical nature? If we want reality, that would be a reality. The big question is do we trust Rubin to do it well, or even decently?

Setting that aside, let’s look at mystery figure in an office downtown who would appreciate… Is somebody in the Thorpiverse writing their own blog?? It’s probably Ma Bader, composing an email, asking for the story to come down. The email might not get answered because Barry is already starting to punch all the computers in the Trumpet’s “newsroom”.

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8 Comments »

  1. (Golf Clap)

    Bravo, Rubin… Just when I thought we couldn’t have a shittier summer storyline than 2017’s “JOURNEYMAN NBA PLAYER WANTS TO CHANGE TO THE NFL, SPENDS SUMMER PLAYING CATCH WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS”, he surpasses himself…

    So Barry Bader stays at a public school despite leaving two years ago when he had the chance (since the entire school and his coaches, you know, actually hate him), despite being a 3+ year starter at 2B he’s never gotten a single word of praise from Gilberto, the coach who praises everybody; he gives an interview nobody in their sane mind would ever grant for a story no high school paper editor would never greenlight and both he and his old man decide to troll everyone by having some kind of “self-aggrandizement” olympics practically begging Dafne to give it to them up the butt with no vaseline and when she obliges, these idiots have the nerve to be shocked??

    Comment by hitorque — July 9, 2018 @ 7:04 am

  2. Huh, both Barry and Dafne have drastically overestimated the influence of student journalism. Rubin is a career newspaper guy, he should know better.

    Comment by billytheskink — July 9, 2018 @ 7:17 am

  3. Even without the fist in the foreground, “Let’s just hope I’m done with the Baders for a while” is just an astonishingly dense thing to say.

    Nice freak hands in panel 3, tho.

    Comment by jvwalt — July 9, 2018 @ 7:29 am

  4. And the summer plot limps on.

    Comment by vaganova — July 9, 2018 @ 7:46 am

  5. Wow a talking laptop in P3.

    Comment by Bobby Joe — July 9, 2018 @ 8:21 am

  6. Good point, Bobby Joe. Usually computers go down in value over time but I guess this talking one is a highly sought after item. That really is unusual.

    Comment by timbuys — July 9, 2018 @ 8:53 am

  7. Well, if BB does start shooting, hopefully he at least bags DD and that dipshit Rizzik before anyone else.

    Comment by franku2016 — July 9, 2018 @ 9:10 am

  8. P3: A scene from “2001: A Space Odyssey, The Year They Land in Milford’s Gym”: “Heather, don’t you think you were a little harsh on Barry?” “It’s called ‘Fair Reporting, HAL.”

    Comment by tdrewhardin — July 9, 2018 @ 2:03 pm


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