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Too Sensitive?

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In Sunday's StL Post Dispatch the comics section carries a comic strip titled "Rhymes with Orange" by Hilary B. Price. I've never found the comic very funny to begin with, but Sunday's 3/26/06 strip was offensive to me. (My DH found it funny) It was titled "Today's Barnyard Blues" and shows a cat stating "I'm lactose intolerant", a horse saying "I'm gluten intolerant" and a squirrel saying "I'm allergic to nuts". For me and others dealing with dietary issues 24/7 because we HAVE to, I don't see the humor. Or am I over sensitive?

Any feedback?

Annette


gluten-free since Oct 1996

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In Sunday's StL Post Dispatch the comics section carries a comic strip titled "Rhymes with Orange" by Hilary B. Price. I've never found the comic very funny to begin with, but Sunday's 3/26/06 strip was offensive to me. (My DH found it funny) It was titled "Today's Barnyard Blues" and shows a cat stating "I'm lactose intolerant", a horse saying "I'm gluten intolerant" and a squirrel saying "I'm allergic to nuts". For me and others dealing with dietary issues 24/7 because we HAVE to, I don't see the humor. Or am I over sensitive?

Any feedback?

Annette

Sounds pretty funny to me. Cats LOVE milk, horses LOVE grain, and squirrels LOVE nuts.......lol

-Jessica :rolleyes:


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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right but I ALSO love grain, nuts, and milk....

I see where you could be upset, I probably would have been a little offended especially since I'm new at it and just made my first grocery shopping trip...not fun...asked the baker if he had anything without gluten in it and he said yea sugar free stuff...ok thanks....

but maybe once I've done this for a few years I could find the humor in it...

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Anette

Is there anyway we can see this cartoon. I'm going to try to google it..who knows might come up.

Funny, I don't know but not in the best mood this am so nothing is funny to me. after spending $900.00 on my car repaire before CA trip....car has had to be charged 4 times in less than a week..don't think seeing this cartoon will bring a :) to this face this morning. :angry:

But I'll try .....to smile and also find the cartoon.

Judy in Philly PS my hubby would probably find it funny too! :ph34r:


Judy in Southern CA

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When I googled the site this is what it said.

Find a Specific Strip

So you're looking for a specific strip, but it's not in the recent archives? Here's what you do:

If you JUST saw the strip in the newspaper, you have to wait two weeks for it to appear on the site. I don't want to be in competition with the newspapers that pay me.

The Web site has cartoons dating all the way back to December 1, 1999. There are some missing, but most can be located. What you need is the DATE, MONTH and YEAR of the strip. If you have the old tattered copy, look for the numbers near my signature (that's the date and month), then look for the year on the copyright blurb.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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I thought the cartoon was funny and it also shows just how much gluten intolerence is getting noticed!!

I think I saw a link to it posted on here under another topic - rhymes with orange maybe?


Ev in Michigan

GFDF since 8/20/05

Negative Bloodwork ~

Dr. encourages me to trust my

"Gut Reaction"

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Humans are the only animals that drink milk after they have grown. I never give milk to my cats or they will have the runs all the time.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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AS I POSTED BEFORE--MAYBE WE SHOULD ALL GO TO OUR VETS FOR MEDICAL HELP. :lol: THEY SEEM TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR DISEASE THEN OUR MD'S :lol::lol:

JUDY IN PHILLY


Judy in Southern CA

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I WONDER IF ANY WITH MORE TECQ KNOWLEDGE CAN SCAN IT IN AND POST IT???

jUDY IN PHILLY


Judy in Southern CA

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Cartoon link

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This board is not set up to allow pictues in the post. It just turned the image into another link. Either of these should show you the comic.

I don't really think it is all that funny, but I guess some people might. :huh:

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I think this is a cartoon on irony. The top of it says Barnyard blues. Imagine how depressed a horse would be without grain and how depressed a squirrel would be with out nuts and acorns. I am taking it that Hilary thinks we would feel the same way if we had those problems.


Rusla

Asthma-1969

wheat/ dairy allergies, lactose/casein intolerance-1980

Multiple food, environmental allergies

allergic to all antibiotics except sulpha

Rheumitoid arthritis,Migraine headaches,TMJ- 1975

fibromyalgia-1995

egg allergy-1997

msg allergy,gall bladder surgery-1972

Skin Biopsy positive DH-Dec.1 2005, confirmed celiac disease

gluten-free totally since Nov. 28, 2005

Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism- 2005

Pernicious Anemia 1999 (still anemic on and off.)

Osteoporosis Aug. 2006

Creative people need maids.

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Sounds pretty funny to me. Cats LOVE milk, horses LOVE grain, and squirrels LOVE nuts.......lol

-Jessica :rolleyes:

and I love pasta and fresh baked bread. But cat's are lactose intollerant after 6 months.


Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. (JC, De Bello Gallico Liber III/XVIII)

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Its not laugh out loud funny, but it is worthy of an ironic chuckle. My boyfriend outright snickered. I think I would have laughed more if I didn't know the setup.

Here's my take on it. I am ecstatic that gluten intolerance is something that could make it into a sunday comic.

I think its pretty funny, and I hope it makes alot of people ask "what is gluten?".

When I first got diagnosed it felt like the whole world was out to get me and I was very sensitive to any vaguely negative innuendo. I still get angry sometimes at insensitivity, but I don't think this is insensitive, I think it is pointing out the fact that yeah this sucks, but it could be worse. That's what I see.

Also, to come up with something like that, I have to assume she'd got experience with at least one of those. I mean who puts gluten in a comic?

Elonwy


Positive Bloodwork 7/8/05

Inconclusive Biopsy 7/20/05

gluten-free since 7/23/05

Never felt better.

"So here's us, on the raggedy edge, come a day when there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. - Malcolm Reynolds"

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I think it's hilarious! Yes, it's poking fun at the idea that "people are all saying they're intolerant to something these days", but new things are often ridiculed before they are accepted. I'll take what I can get for now. Twenty years from now... We'll see who's laughin'! ;-)


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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I thought it was kind of funny, funny enough to pass on to my mom and DH.

If she's poking fun at those of us with those problems, so be it. Until a couple of months ago I thought people that said they were "intolerant" to things, especially gluten, I thought they were hypochondriac nutjobs. To me, the gluten-free thing seemed like another health fad. How's THAT for irony? :blink:

Lucky for me, crow is naturally gluten-free. As is the egg on my face. Not so sure about humble pie, though.

Give it more time, it'll become mainstream...


Alright, don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy

We'll all float on, alright

Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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I think it's hilarious! Yes, it's poking fun at the idea that "people are all saying they're intolerant to something these days", but new things are often ridiculed before they are accepted. I'll take what I can get for now. Twenty years from now... We'll see who's laughin'! ;-)

Tiffany yes!! that's just what I and my husband were saying this morning when I read the original post to him.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I felt sorry for the animals having intolerance to their favorite foods....but it did put the world gluten out there for people to read..and question and the only way a non celiac can get the joke is to find out what gluten intolerance is.....


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Hear, hear...and maybe those who are curious to find out what gluten is may stumble upon the symptoms of celiac disease, and will suddenly say to themselves, "Hey! That sounds just like me....I'm depressed...and constipated...and ache all over...I'd better find out more about this"... Only good things can come of this cartoon, pragmatically speaking. We need to lighten up and hope that it generates attention and discussion. Whatever it takes to get people learning about this illness...


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Thanks for the feed back. Sometimes I am rather negative at times. Sunday I was just exhausted, had been on the road for 6+ hours to go to my step-grandma's funeral the day before and I just didn't take the cartoon right. I should remember that I wished celiac and gluten intolerance was more mainstream, and how much more mainstream can you get than to have a cartoon mention gi? And the week before Parade magazine had some really good paragraphs on celiac. Two weeks in a row the local paper had celiac and gluten intolerance mentioned!

Annette


gluten-free since Oct 1996

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Sorry for your loss, Annette. Hope you get some rest, and feel better soon :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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