Pickles by Brian Crane

Pickles

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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Oh great, get lead and wrap it around your head, Nelson. That ought to be really healthy.

  2. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, over 1 year ago

    Looks like Nelson is wearing the same type of
    helmet that Lance Armstrong used to wear.

  3. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    @Llewellenbruce

    But Lance doesn’t have any lead in His pencil !

  4. Susan Wobb

    Susan Wobb GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @beviek

    > Oh great, get lead and wrap it around your head, Nelson.
    > That ought to be really healthy.
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    Should be fine as long as he doesn’t lick it.

  5. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 1 year ago

    Can a person Nelson’s age afford lead? (Hi, everyone, “backwards MORMON” here. Sorry I’ve absent for a about week. My profile went screwy somehow. So “templo SUD” my new GoComics name from now on.)

  6. Linguist

    Linguist said, over 1 year ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    Welcome back. We have all been having problems with the wonderful folks at Go Comics.

  7. win

    win said, over 1 year ago

    @Linguist

    Problems? No, challenges! Yet I retain my sanity and dignity (well, pretty much).

  8. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    I haven’t had trouble with disappearing posts … just pressing submit … and nothing happens … or waiting for a minute for the strip to load .. .and seeing a coloured square.
    Yet, I manage to hang on to my insanity … er … sanity.

  9. Juice- Bruce

    Juice- Bruce said, over 1 year ago

    So I’m not the only one who has issues with this site !

  10. poppy1313

    poppy1313 said, over 1 year ago

    tin foil works too

  11. AlexPK85

    AlexPK85 said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe Lance Armstrong thought he could get away with all the stuff he did because no one could read his mind with his bike helmet on.

  12. DDS029

    DDS029 said, over 1 year ago

    @Susan Wobb

    Public Service Announcement : Lengthy direct contact exposure to lead can still cause lead poisoning. Harmful amounts of lead can be absorbed through the skin.
    .
    That’s something I had to worry about, working with Sign Paint for years.

  13. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 1 year ago

    At least you weren’t working with radium paint

  14. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 1 year ago

    Some lead compounds can be absorbed through the skin. Lead metal cannot. Indeed, lead metal is surprisingly non-bioavailable. Bullets will linger in the body until they are removed by surgery. People after the civil war carried them for decades.
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    Not only did I grow up in a house that had lead solder, but I used to work with solid lead plates weighing 50# by hand when I worked for the Corps of Engineers. A hair test toward the end of my tenure there indicated no lead at all. Little metal at all, actually, which I put down to drinking large amounts of soft water every day.
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    On the flip side, some lead compounds are easily absorbed by the body. While it was an extreme rarity for kids to actually eat lead paint and thus to get poisoned, a few did every year and lead chromate and lead dichromate was banned for civilian use. Military bans eventually happened. Lead poisoning is incredibly rare in the U.S. A few micrograms naturally occurring in water in places like the lead belt is not a problem.
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    Compare that with central Africa where kids are routinely poisoned.

  15. baldhedjer

    baldhedjer said, over 1 year ago

    Let’s face it, a tin foil lining would be far cheaper, and lighter. Earl’s on a fixed income after all.

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