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November 28, 2007

Salad Days

Filed under: Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, first aid, humor, salad, Scott Hilburn — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am



  1. Very sad pun on Caesar Salad.

    There is a myth that you should place a soft object in the mouth of someone experiencing a seizure, such as a wallet, wooden spoon, or wad of cash that you would present to your favorite congressional representative. The thought was that a person in seizure would bite through their own tongue. The character in the striped tie is correcting this belief and allowing the salad’s seizure to progress naturally, by making the environment safe. Of course, it will be eaten following the seizure.

    This cartoon appears to be in as poor taste as tossed salads in the epileptic section.

    Comment by Ora — November 27, 2007 @ 11:28 pm

  2. If she’d ordered the house salad, it’d just been stoned on Vicodin.

    Comment by Charlene — November 27, 2007 @ 11:56 pm

  3. Of course the moment it appeared on the page, I immediately got it — and couldn’t believe I hadn’t gotten it immediately.

    It’s not as if that hasn’t happened at least a hundred times over the years…

    Comment by Cidu Bill — November 28, 2007 @ 2:23 am

  4. Meh.
    As Batman said when Batgirl tried to introduce herself in “Batman and Robin”: “That’s not very PC…”

    Comment by Jim M. — November 28, 2007 @ 4:34 am

  5. According to Pastis, when he did this gag at the end of a Pearls’ strip, he got complaints from seizure sufferers, but not from short guys named Anthony for his “Mini Tony” soup gag. I guess “Seizure Sally” pushed some people’s tastes.

    Comment by Rasheed — November 28, 2007 @ 7:43 am

  6. I think if a comic takes that much explanation, they need to find a better joke. I didn’t get it at all.

    Comment by Lindsey — November 28, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

  7. But it doesn’t take that much explanation if one is familiar with the myth.

    Comment by Powers — November 29, 2007 @ 7:29 am

  8. Charlene, a full day after I read what you wrote, I suddenly got it.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — November 29, 2007 @ 8:51 pm

  9. I still haven’t.

    Comment by Powers — November 30, 2007 @ 6:54 am

  10. Powers, unless you watch the tv show House, you don’t even have a shot at it.

    Comment by Cidu Bill — November 30, 2007 @ 7:02 am

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