This Week in Milford

June 23, 2016

Biggest Bechdel Fail Yet


Ach mein Gott!  Not only do we still not see the girls, we’re told they’re incapable of making a decision without the input of a (young) man, who supposedly knows what a dead girl would say.

No need for True to go to Wake Forest now; he’s already doing the jobs of not one but two coaches, so why not put him on the MHS payroll and put the Thorps out to pasture?

So much frustration with where Rubin has taken this arc. Long day ahead of me and problems staying connected to the WP server. I’ll probably come back and edit this post this evening. Okay? Okay!

metapost (updated): WordPress glitches didn’t seem to harm the original post. I foresee a future metapost from me this weekend to try to make some sense of the past couple of weeks of this strip.

June 21, 2016

Boo Who?

Filed under: Milford Idiots, What the hell is going on here? — timbuys @ 7:10 am


We’ve finally gotten to the last real victim in this whole arc: Ken’s sense of maternal devotion.

I’m going to take a cue from Two-Tone McSoulPatch there and quietly nod off while the last surviving sympathetic character acts like a jerk.

June 18, 2016

Let the Baders Hit the Floor


If that’s not True Standish that’s True Standish’s body double laying into tonsured Barry. I’m honestly surprised that it took this long – that people didn’t start throwing abuse at him (for reason of Del’s first DUI, not simply his inane self-centeredness) even before he dissed Hang ’em Hiatt in front of her son.  The sins of the fathers blah blah blah and yakety schmackety…

Once again, a female Greek chorus and another fail of the Bechdel Test.  Who will Mother Bader crash into on the way to Milford High?

Special Guest Cameo: The role of Barry in P2 is being played by Dondi.

June 16, 2016

Death. Loss. Other Random Words.


Running out of steam, Whigrub?  I know I am. Today Dr. Pearl strings together random words and platitudes in a token effort to appear caring. Not unlike a lot of what’s been going on IRL in the US this week.

The artwork is pretty good, but it could’ve been about anything, hence the quickly scrawled-in “Grief Comically Councilling.” Could even be recycled art for all I know. At least it’s nice to see that not every woman in Milford is fair-haired.

Meanwhile in P3, somebody offers a bit TMI about their STD.

June 14, 2016

Lucky Either Way?

Filed under: Chunky Bracelets, exposition comics, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 5:31 am


Not really sure where clipboard toting person is going with this. Or, for that matter, whether that’s the same person with the clipboard in panels one and three as the conversation seems to have shifted rather abruptly… Still, a broken tibia is no joke. Nor, for that matter, is vehicular manslaughter.



June 8, 2016

Send In The Clowns

Filed under: Chunky Bracelets, Gil Thorp, Milford Idiots, Mimi Thorp, Pissy faced Gil — timbuys @ 6:23 am


Gil is right to be confused and indignant that he’s getting a call at this late hour. What, exactly, is he supposed to do in this scenario anyway?

June 7, 2016

Can’t Anybody Here Drive Their Car?

Filed under: Just plain sad, Lens Flare, Milford Idiots — timbuys @ 6:33 am


Del was drunk and driving without his lights on, Boo is an inexperienced driver who ostensibly couldn’t see Del, but what’s the pick-em-up driver’s excuse? At least that driver was hitting the breaks, albeit to no avail it would seem.

I have to wonder if the pull-out for the Swifti Mart regularly features this kind of carnage.

June 4, 2016

Don’t Come to Any Skrash Conclusions


It bears repeating:

I’m just gonna leave the IIHS ratings and the NHTSA ratings for Boo’s 2008 Compass here. Suffice it to say that the location of IMPACT! appears such that her injuries, if any, won’t be life-threatening. I’m also gonna leave the forensic accident reconstruction to the readers; as inconsistently as the angles of the cars and the backgrounds (blind corner, urban tunnel, or open field?) have been drawn the past three days, I’m not taking a stab at it.

In fact, I’m just gonna stop this post right here while I contemplate the life and times of the late Greatest Of All Time. Have at it, TWIMers.

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