Talk:574: Swine Flu

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HANNELOREEC [1] is a character in the web comic Questionable Content [2]. Hannelore suffers from OCD and other issues including another anxiety disorder, and even the idea of kissing grosses her out. Her comment in this comic is a typical display of her OCD. -- ‎64.242.52.33 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I do not wish to start an edit war, so I shall give my reasoning here for putting this under "furries." According to xkcd, furries are people with a fetish for animals. Given that Untoward seems to have "gotten intimate" with a pig (hence why he got a venereal disease), I decided that Untoward has an animal fetish, thus concluded that Untoward was a furry. Greyson (talk) 22:41, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

  • I'm pretty sure that all the twitter names are references to other online comics. 69.121.10.82 04:53, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
  • Besides that, such an act does not make one a furry. Instead, it makes one a moron. Furries are in fact simply those who have an interest in anthropomorphic animals. 108.8.100.183 09:08, 1 January 2013 (UTC)

Anyone else notice the 1918 swine flu pandemic reference? 86.15.83.223 19:57, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

I think the title text explanation misses a key point, some flu strains (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic) disproportionately impact fit healthy young people due to an overreaction of the immune system. The title text humorously suggests that counter-intuitively being drunk and sleep-deprived will actually be good for your health in such circumstances. Plm-qaz snr (talk) 14:05, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

It may be worth noting that Hannelore's tweet is real.--108.162.229.123 11:12, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

The question is, did Randal and Jeph collude intentionally or did Randal just throw the tweet into the comic? 108.162.219.77 18:00, 8 December 2014 (UTC)