Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for April 14, 1989
Doctor: Joanie, what you have to understand is there's a lot of anger on this ward. For most patients, AIDS is a stigma on top of a stigma. Society has yet to come to terms with it. Andy uses humor to soften the rage he feels na dto help him face the abyss. I encourage it, because AIDS care is about helping people cope, helping them die with dignity...every day I go in to see Andy, and he makes some terrible joke about his lesions, and I play straight man, and we're both screaming inside, but it's better than going mad. Joanie: And on your days off? Doctor: I unwind. Hold up convenience stores. That sort of thing.