Hello Everybody. Ms. Waxy Dragon here.
Now recently, Autumn the Puppy used this column to talk about something very serious. If you don't mind, I would like to do the same today. After all, it's not like comics haven't tackled more serious topics outside of the editorial section.
I'm sure everyone is has heard about the British Petroleum oil spill that has been plaguing the Gulf of Mexico for over three months now. It's been in all the news between the papers, TV, radio, etc.
Lately, the subject has also been touched upon in the comics section. Doonesbury (no surprise there), Mutts!, Pearls Before Swine, and even B.C. have featured it in their strips. Now it comes as no surprise to me that there are times when we (and I'm talking the collective "we" here to include humans, puppies, dragons, etc.;) are able to laugh in the face of adversity.
But let me tell you something right now folks: all this talk about what has happened, what is happening now, and what might happen in the future because of the past events is a little scary at times. I'm just a four year old baby dragon (unless you believe that story about me being just one of many avatars of an avid Internet user who contributes to this e-zine); but there are times when I hear some of this stuff and just want to crawl back into my egg shell and forget I was ever hatched! And I don't even live on the Gulf Coast! So imagine how the children who DO live along the affect areas might be feeling right now.
Parents: if you haven't done so already, please talk to your children if they have any concerns or questions about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Their teachers will hopefully be doing so this fall when school resumes for the new term, but why wait? Events now DO affect their future!
Thank you for your time, and hopefully we'll be back next weekend with something actually funny for the Sunday Funnies!-wd.