Bizarro Cartoon

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 2:31am
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I thought this cartoon was great today! it is titled Anaphylactic Cop and it shows two poice officers and a pari of legs with a peanut on the ground. One Cop says to the other "You saw it, Man! He had a PEANUT!"
here is the link
[url="http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/bizarro.asp"]http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/bizarro.asp[/url]

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 3:10am
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that might scare my kids....but they are younger. (10 and 7).

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 3:13am
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see, [i]I[/i] thought this was [i]hilarious...[/i]
But this is coming from someone who has a secret alter-ego--
[b]Anaphylaxis Woman!!![/b]
She can smell allergens a mile away, taze uncooperative idiots with a glance... vaporize food with laser vision, and most importantly, carries extra epinephrine for those in need.....
~CM, caped crusader.

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 3:26am
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Hysterical--I love it!
Sarah

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 10:21am
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you know...I saw it at first was like, "oh, how funny! That's how I feel sometimes, like shooting someone who has peanuts!" Then...I was like, "oh, I see. it's illustrating how the general perception is that we overeact to peanuts. uh-huh."
So I don't know really what to think of that comic anymore.
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 10:29am
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I love it!!!! I want to be the anaphylactic cop!! Not sure if this is suppose to be sarcastic or not, but I'm sure most of us feel like this is OUR roll in life....to watch out for our kids and be ANAPHYLACTIC MOM TO THE RESCUE!
Tracy ;-)

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 11:03am
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As a PA parent, I think it is funny - if it really wasn't meant to downplay PA.
But, I think it is meant to make fun of all those hysterical parents who think we should just rid the world of peanuts and shoot down anyone that doesn't agree. KWIM??
Rachel

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 11:22am
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I definitely think it could be taken different ways. My first thought was that it was showing PA people/parents in a bad way. Then I tried to see it as funny, and I could do that, too. But, my first thought was stronger for me.

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 11:48am
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Well i didn't even see this cartoon as bad until you guys brought it up. Maybe it just prooves how much I look at things differently than some of you here. Anyway, I wrote to the author and will let you all know what he says as to how he meant the cartoon.

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 12:36pm
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Quote:Originally posted by yarnwoman:
[b]Well i didn't even see this cartoon as bad until you guys brought it up. Maybe it just prooves how much I look at things differently than some of you here. Anyway, I wrote to the author and will let you all know what he says as to how he meant the cartoon.[/b]
After more thought, I'm thinking the comic was very clever --- it appeals to both sides. The "Anaphylactic Destroyer Superhero Parent" and the "OMG - those peanut people overreact" audiences.
I think it was intended to be funny to both sides of the street.
Adrienne
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30-something survivor of severe peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Thu, 08/10/2006 - 1:23pm
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myabe i took it wrong....i thought that the guy on the ground died after eating/handling the peanut. that's why i said it might be scary for my girls.
i see now that it may have meant something else ??? like he was shot for having a peanut, maybe. ??? i'm pretty clueless. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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