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Comics can help us "Be Ready".

Anyone who has read Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics can appreciate the fact that comics, in one form or another, can be an astounding educational tool. The United States Government is apparently aware of that fact too. In its "Be Ready" campaign the US government is using pictures and words to inform the public. From McCloud's own website, here is the link to illustrate.

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Panel 2:

"Watch for signs such as many people suffering from watery eyes, twitching, choking, having trouble breathing or losing coordination."

If "many people" around me are twitching and choking, I'm afraid it's probably too late for me. But, hey, I'll keep my eyes peeled!



Re: Comics can help us "Be Ready".

They also tell us to always keep half a tank of gas in our cars... as a reminder as to why we're
in this mess in the first place. ;)
(Thank you TDS!)

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Good grief.. NOOOO!!!! NO NONONONONONONONO!! I am not going to take part in spreading senseless panic. While it can be an educational tool, buying into the information the government and the media give is ridiculous. Anyone recall the 'procedures' for living through a nuclear attack in the fifties?

YES! And you too can be saved by a sheet of newspaper! Buy one now, everyone should carry a newspaper around for cheap protection! *It's a ploy from the newspaper companies! ;)* Now they're telling you that a door will protect you from radiation? Or laying flat on the ground? Or plastic from a chemical attack... while you're slowly suffocating from the buildup of toxins from your own breathing?

It is a darn good time for making fun of how ridiculous it is. *Waits for a Penn & Teller Bulls**t episode on terrorist attacks now.*