Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Looney Health Issues

Does breaking your leg make you a cripple? I heard that we aren't allowed to say "cripple" anymore. We have to say "better off" or something.

I hope they bury me in this position.

I have never seen this condition before, but I like it. Does Daffy have the Shingles?

23 comments:

Steven M. said...

Daffy seems to have swallowed something radio-active.

ther1 said...

In my college library there are many old books of psychology and social criticism (dating from the early 60s to the mid-70s).

I like to read them because they are much more direct about the subjects' situations than modern social science books, usually without resorting to mud-slinging. "Retard" and "cripple" aren't politically loaded insults in them, just diagnoses.

There's even a book that categorizes bad logic as "crazy talk" and "stupid talk!" Who has the balls for that anymore?

HemlockMan said...

A few years ago I went to buy some old comics at a show that was being held in a Shriner's auditorium. (They owned it or something.) And everywhere I looked there were posters and flyers and stuff promoting the helping of "crippled children".

Maybe Bugs has gangrene in that illustration and he's about to have the limb amputated. Then he'd be crippled for sure!

Alberto said...

Cripple? I think the term they use now is "structurally blemished."

Elana Pritchard said...

Once, when I was a child I broke my leg in a bike accident. I had a cast during the end of the school year, and during the summer I had to wear this brace thing on my leg. That summer I went to Girl Scout camp still wearing the damn leg brace.
One day, I was sitting on the steps of a cabin with a couple of my freinds and some adult came by and took our picture. I didn't think much of it.
The next year, before summer started, my family recieved the annual brochure from the camp. I opened it up to discover the picture of me in the leg brace sitting on the steps with a quote underneath it saying, "we accept all kinds of special needs children", or something like that.
Sheesh.

murrayb said...

oh man, I you totally made me remember this woody woodpecker we had on the wall that was made of dripped melted together plastic like that daffy.
it was like toxic plastic stucco and disgusting to the touch. fun.

gbeaudette said...

My grandmother used to have a Roadrunner one of those weird melted plastic things.

Rothello said...

Naw, Daffy's got a case of St. Vitus' Dance with a side of syphilis.

Unfortunately, it's only going to get much worse from here.

kurtwil said...

Bugs: "Disabled" is often used to replace "Crippled".
However, bandages suggest Bug's only injured - Polio brace would have been more dramatic.

Daffy: The aftermath of Duck Dodgers after his screaming rocket ride craters on the moon?

ca60gregory said...

So it seems political correctness would actually make it more difficult to help crippled children.

Justin said...

John,
This comment doesn't really pertain to this exact post, but I thought that you might have a (curse) word or two to say about the NEW Mr. Peanut.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/alltherage/2010/11/after-94-years-mr-peanut-finds-his-voice-and-its-robert-downey-jr.html

Jeri said...

Do you mean "better off [dead]"?

J C Roberts said...

I'm wondering how many people took the high road being given a choice of a quarter or a nickel.

bergsten said...

You just kind of know that if Bugs had a cast on his leg he got it kicking someone's ass.

Pokey said...

John, I don't know if Daffy [nice use of the old Clampett/early Friz Freleng model] has the shingles,but I have just gotten over them in my right boob! [okay, perverts!]

glamaFez said...

What bergsten said.

I'm generous as a rule, but I draw the line at crippled rabbits.

Dan said...

Good to see Bugs is standing without the aid of his crutches, despite having 'cripple' leg.

Phil said...

Hey John, this is off topic but i just want to say you are pretty awesome.

Online character design/cartooning classes are popping up everywhere, and they charge upwards to a thousand dollars per course. It's almost as if these guys realize there is no future in the industry and the best way to make money is to tell young artists that there is and charge money for the secrets. Schoolism, i'm looking at you.

Your cartoon college exercises are infinitely more helpful and yet they don't cost a thing. Thanks for not contributing to the fleecing of the art community.

PS: If your live instruction courses ever comes to fruition i wouldn't hesitate for a moment to pay for something like that.

The Rake said...

Shingles or not, that Daffy looks awesome!

Taber said...

Crippled or gimp was softened to handicapped, then disabled, then "differently abled," then the Styrofoam bland "physically impaired" and finally the worst of all "handi-capable."

Melissa said...

John: I've seen those decorations at the local gardening places around here. I grew up with those but I never had a Daffy Duck one! We'd have holiday ones like ghosts and pumpkins for Halloween, etc.

They're made of wax in this weird bumpy pattern. They're very cool

Tom Ray said...

Ha! My parents used to have that daffy duck decoration. It was made out of little pieces of plastic that looked like mini waded up tissues that were melted together.
We had a Rudolf the red nose reindeer one too.

MistahB said...

Yeah it does make him cripple. Thats what it means to be crippled when you get bone fractures, especially in the leg.