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Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2006 - 1:19am
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Quote:Originally posted by Ange:
[b]On a similar note. I watched this movie called "Hitch" this weekend. Will Smith has a reaction to seafood and puffs up like crazy. I found it stressful to watch. But the worst was that he went to the drug store and drank a bottle of Benadryl, got drunk on it and was fine. I swear, it gave me heart-palpitations!!![/b]
Now, when I saw that I couldn't stop laughing because it reminded me so much of DH a couple of weeks ago! He was stung by a bee, ran in the house, polished off a bottle of Benadryl and was woozy and out of it the rest of the day! It was pretty funny, and yeah, I kept checking on him to make sure he wasn't having any reaction more serious than a puffy foot (he wasn't) but I can tell you that someone who drinks that much benadryl really DOES act like that!
DH has only semi-serious environmental allergies. He doesn't have an epipen because he mostly reacts to pollen, molds, and dander, but a bee sting is one of those things that, while not ever life threatening for him, is VERY uncomfortable for days if he doesn't respond immediately.
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Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2006 - 1:40am
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I have to agree-- Matt Groenig has always taken the attitude that [i]nothing[/i] is off limits. (And I get this from a source who knew him back in the early 80s.... he's always been like that-- he's a scream.)
Something to offend everyone. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] Kind of like the Monty Python torch being passed, if you will. Anyway, it is definitely no-holds-barred humor that is very biting and not to everyone's taste. Just like SNL isn't.
(shrug) We tend to go for that kind of thing. Maybe its regional- eh Jana? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Gary Larson used to get accused of stepping over that line too. (And he was also pretty bemused by the accusation, given that it seemed pretty clear to him that there were no, er-- 'sacred cows.' )

Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2006 - 4:05am
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Quote:Originally posted by Corvallis Mom:
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Something to offend everyone. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img] Kind of like the Monty Python torch being passed, if you will. [/b]
Oh LOL! do you remember the "Dave Allen at Large" skits involving [i]religion[/i]??
I miss him. Might go out and rent some episodes.
[i]"Good night, and may your god go with you."[/i]

Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2006 - 8:55am
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Quote:Originally posted by ajgauthier:
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So I just saw it (got it on VCR tape).
I was laughing the whole time - it was classic Simpson's, lots of jokes and sub-jokes, and cleverness about the whole shrimp/peanut battle, the Bart/Principal Skinner relationship, 'moral of the story' sort of thing.
I thought it was done very cleverly, however I can see how most of the population would take it only on face value and only think that the writer's were trying to poke fun at PA.
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Didn't see it--don't really watch the Simpsons. But the idea of a fight between shrimp and peanut--that's funny. I'm shellfish allergic, and DS is PA (I've had peanut reactions but negative rast and positive SPT).
So many sites that deal with shellfish allergy I've seen emphasize that it affects more people than peanut alllergy does. Like there's a contest or something. (To me it [i]is[/i] more challenging to eat out with shellfish allergy than peanut, but there is no contest and no bragging rights to it.) So this is funny to me.
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Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2006 - 11:53am
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Quote:Originally posted by McCobbre:
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Didn't see it--don't really watch the Simpsons. But the idea of a fight between shrimp and peanut--that's funny. I'm shellfish allergic, and DS is PA (I've had peanut reactions but negative rast and positive SPT).
So many sites that deal with shellfish allergy I've seen emphasize that it affects more people than peanut alllergy does. Like there's a contest or something. (To me it [i]is[/i] more challenging to eat out with shellfish allergy than peanut, but there is no contest and no bragging rights to it.) So this is funny to me.
[img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img][/b]
yeah, the best part was the lightsaber fight mockery --- I'll see if I can digitize my VCR tape...I can't find the preview clip online anywhere...
Adrienne [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 09/26/2006 - 12:54pm
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We saw the whole episode and laughed out loud several times - we thought it was quite funny. Of course Stephen is 14 and it's not new to us so we can laugh about it - especially as he is still avoiding seafood so it was a double wammy for us.
Not sure what was on the preview, but when you take the whole episode it was actually quite educational. Marge reading the peanut ban notice at breakfast and going through Bart's lunch and having to eliminate everything (PB&J Sandwich, trail mix, dessert with nuts); Groundskeeper Willy inspecting backpacks and collecting all the "contraban" on the way into school; Dropping the bounty off on Principal Skinners desk (to which he reacts of course); saber fight complete with Star Wars Music; the only thing that was over the top for me was the factory in Little Bangkok when they dropped in the vat of Thai Shrimp.
It was actually quite well done. As much as I hate the Simpsons, somehow they do have a nack for bringing motivating, timely and controversial subjects to their plots; Religion, current events, etc.
Honestly, the commercial with the kid who has Cystic Fibrosys who "melts" while brushing his teeth because he can't breathe bothers me more than this show does - and I don't know anyone with CF.

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