This Week in Milford

August 14, 2019

Not Janet’s Diner Again!?!


Now we’ve left the
Milford School Board
For the diner
Named for Janet
Oh, I never
Really ate here
But my boyfriend
Recommends it

I’ve brought with me
Tiki Jansen
And my dad
Ed, and he said
I was terrific
So I hope he’ll
Pick up the tab

My dad said I
Didn’t need him
But I needed
Local counsel
Member of the
Illinois Bar
But I’m not barred
Here in Milford

And I thought
That it was weird
The School Board brought
No lawyer
Even though it
Was informal
Who knew
They’d go pro se?

Tiki’s still scared
Of New Thayer
So he’d rather
Go to Milford
He will not be
A mere vagrant
He will
Stay with Leonard Fleming

And I took
No depositions
From Leonard
Or his family
When he blabbered
That the Mudlarks need him
His dad
Told him “Shut your mouth”

Then I went
Before Chet Ballard
And his puppets
On the School Board
And I showed them
Bolek’s film clip
But Chet
Ballard wasn’t biting

So I played the
Safety* card and
Then I brought up
Leonard Fleming
Then I spouted
Mumbo jumbo
And threw
Some pocket sand

Now my dad
Is looking pissy
Is he thinking
Of my boyfriend?
Should we go
Back to Chicago?
Then will he get
Off our backs…?

But now my phone is buzzing
And I’ve got a call
It’s that Ballard guy…

He’s come crawling back to us…
Thomas Jansen will be pleased


*(Tiki’s a safety, get it?)


  1. I sure hope the the New Thayer bullies transfer to Milford. Wouldn’t that be fun. I’d be such a good writer for this strip, ya know?! Maybe Haxley should have gone to the New Thayer school board to address the bullying problem at New Thayer. I’m sure since Tikis gone they found a new kid to pick on. That’s what bullies do I hear. Haxley is concerned about all kids safety in the tri county area, right? No?! Just Tiki? That’s disgraceful! Wouldn’t I be a good writer for this strip? What a swinging guy I am!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — August 14, 2019 @ 12:57 pm

  2. Panel 3: Tiki’s parents taught that one should never take a call while sitting at a restaurant table, it’s rude. So Tiki’s about to punch the phone out of Hadley’s hand.

    Comment by Moon Mullins — August 14, 2019 @ 12:58 pm

  3. That Ed, boy, he was such a huge help to HvB and TiKi, that I’m not sure that they wouldn’t have been so terrific without his quiet guidance and that the MHS so-called board wouldn’t have caved in quite so easily without Ed breathing his boozy, whiskey breath on them. Now that this idiotic little show is over, Ed can back to more pressing matters, like getting JQ out of his daughter’s life, once and for all.

    Comment by franku2016 — August 14, 2019 @ 2:04 pm

  4. Is that Cousin Itt wearing a pearl necklace in the background of P2?

    Comment by timbuys — August 14, 2019 @ 2:22 pm

  5. P1…. no one needs Hadley, either

    Comment by franku2016 — August 14, 2019 @ 4:36 pm

  6. I lived in Hadley in the 1980s. Great little town in the Happy Valley. Still miss the cat we had then.

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — August 14, 2019 @ 5:32 pm

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