Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. yyyguy

    yyyguy said, over 7 years ago

    toggle, they ALWAYS notice.

  2. cleokaya (THE FLASH)

    cleokaya (THE FLASH) said, over 7 years ago

    Go for it, stop beating around the bush.

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 7 years ago

    LOL, wonderful!

  4. gimmickgenius

    gimmickgenius said, over 7 years ago

    Bet he’s wishin’ for a little of the ol’ Aphasia to slow him down.

  5. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 7 years ago

    Once on the slippery slope, point and *go*!

  6. txmystic

    txmystic said, over 7 years ago

    Dude, what happened to the aphasia??

  7. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 7 years ago

    I was thinking the same. Here’s some info:

    In some cases, a person will completely recover from aphasia without treatment. This type of spontaneous recovery usually occurs following a type of stroke in which blood flow to the brain is temporarily interrupted but quickly restored, called a transient ischemic attack. In these circumstances, language abilities may return in a few hours or a few days.

    For most cases, however, language recovery is not as quick or as complete. While many people with aphasia experience partial spontaneous recovery, in which some language abilities return a few days to a month after the brain injury, some amount of aphasia typically remains. In these instances, speech-language therapy is often helpful. Recovery usually continues over a two-year period. Many health professionals believe that the most effective treatment begins early in the recovery process. Some of the factors that influence the amount of improvement include the cause of the brain damage, the area of the brain that was damaged, the extent of the brain injury, and the age and health of the individual. Additional factors include motivation, handedness, and educational level.

    I guess he NOW has motivation!

  8. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 7 years ago

    Orgelspieler: (in case you missed yesterday’s comment)

    I listen to NPR and love sunday Baroque. Did you blast him with JSB’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor? Do you put on a mask and cape for that bit?

    Do you know any Danny Elfman tunes or J. Williams “Duel of fates ” , K. Orf’s “Karmina Burana: O Fortuna”, K, Jenkins “Palladio”? I would put money in a tip jar if anyone around me performed these in his garage!

  9. Nick V

    Nick V said, over 7 years ago

    The really funny thing is that with Alex, you can’t even tell if her thoughts are sarcastic or not. Part of me thinks that it’s one of those things like, “Well, guess I’d better start shopping for dresses… eyebrow raise” but without that last part to help.

  10. Kerovan

    Kerovan said, over 7 years ago

    I have no experience with aphasia, but I know a statement can slip by your automatic censors without you realizing it. Maybe it can slip by aphasia the same way. Then again, maybe it’s a rare mistake on Trudeau’s part.

  11. Sharch

    Sharch said, over 7 years ago

    And maybe, in GT’s mind, moving the story forward is more important than following a lingering recovery. I like Potrzebie’s motivation suggestion, myself.

  12. ozzimandius

    ozzimandius said, over 7 years ago

    Nods I deffinetlly gotta go with Potrzebie on the motivation part

  13. NicodemusLegend

    NicodemusLegend said, over 7 years ago

    For what it’s worth, GT has already established that Toggle’s aphasia has improved.

  14. JonD17

    JonD17 said, over 7 years ago

    yeh right Toggle, she’s not even gonna notice a lil slip like that. LOLOLOL Ya gots yer foot in it now young blood!

  15. JonD17

    JonD17 said, over 7 years ago

    Potrzebie, very interesting observation.. Also, the fact that he has hit it off w/ Alex so well is giving him confidence and rebuilding his self- esteem….. the best medicines he could get! Alex is in a win/win situation. She digs him because he is a damaged vet (for starters) and yet if he does recover, she will know that she played a huge part in his recovery.

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