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Re: Comics

Postby BigBallinStalin on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:04 pm

ITT, I have designated enders516 as my official spokesperson.
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Re: Comics

Postby ender516 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:34 pm

Great. I thought I was lazy for only posting comments and no new comics.
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Re: Comics

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Re: Comics

Postby BigBallinStalin on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:08 pm

I supply the thread, you supply our reactions.

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Re: Comics

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:16 pm

That's it. I'm organizing a union.
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Re: Comics

Postby BigBallinStalin on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:01 pm

Sure!--as long as it remains voluntary! :D
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Re: Comics

Postby Crazyirishman on Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:54 pm

ender516 wrote:Great. I thought I was lazy for only posting comments and no new comics.

I think I win the lazy title for only posting once ITT just I can check for recent posts without having to contribute at all.
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Re: Comics

Postby ender516 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:56 am

I have done that in the past elsewhere. You can subscribe to a topic through the link in the bottom menu bar, which sends you "notifications" of new posts, but I don't know if those are PMs or emails.
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Re: Comics

Postby ManBungalow on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:40 pm

This thread because scrolling down is easier than clicking "next" in the comic archives.
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Re: Comics

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:09 pm

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Re: Comics

Postby ender516 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:54 pm

Still another good bunch, but I call BS on the first one. Anyone geeky enough to make that self-promise would have learned about aglets long ago.
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Re: Comics

Postby TA1LGUNN3R on Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:07 am

The first one gets an automatic +1 from me because he used "grok." I grok.

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Re: Comics

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:10 am

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Re: Comics

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:31 pm

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Re: Comics

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:52 am

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Re: Comics

Postby 2dimes on Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:31 am

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here's the links outside quotes so the big image code works. I brought them to this page to be with my inane comments.

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Very good.

It does bother me the guy saying the "get me out of this." grace. Doesn't know the difference between a "prod" and a stun gun.

I guess being from the city and not working with enough cows the author should be excused.

Regardless of why, cows and people are physically quite different. Even if you used a taser on a cow, it would not stun it. It would hurt and make it freak out but I doubt you could harm it much apart from a skin burn, which would be super minor compared to a red hot branding iron.

The prod which he described is just used to make them go up the chute. In order to stun them they need to use a steel rod forced into their brain. It runs on compressed air and is called the "stun gun." I see where the confusion comes from if you've never checked out the equipment though. Reading is great but sometimes to really understand things it helps to get up close.
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Re: Comics

Postby BigBallinStalin on Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:46 am

How many vicious cows have you eliminated, 2dimes?
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Re: Comics

Postby rdsrds2120 on Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:04 pm

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Postby 2dimes on Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:05 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:How many vicious cows have you eliminated, 2dimes?

You spell delicious funny.
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Re: Comics

Postby macbone on Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:03 am

I saw this one today and grinned.

Dumbing of Age by David Willis:

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Re: Comics

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:27 am

@2dimes So is the thing about 30% of them bleeding to death accurate?

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Epic, no wait horrible, no wait ep... It's funny because it's so bad.

Haggis_McMutton wrote:@2dimes So is the thing about 30% of them bleeding to death accurate?

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In the most common process used for cattle very nearly 100% bleed to death.

That is intentional for two reasons. Many Vets, doctors and animal rights people claim that is the most painless way to kill them. The cows didn't tell me. There are sometimes diseases in the blood that do not affect the meat because after they stun it with the spike it is hung by a chain from a back leg alive but essentially brain dead. The next guy slits it's throat, carotid arteries (google) and the jugulars, the blood is almost entirely pumped out of the body by the cow in less than two minutes.

Someone I was talking with once said Pigs know what is going on and flip out. Cows just kind of move up the ramp for the most part and get surprised at the end.

Having said all that.. It was still a good comic.
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Re: Comics

Postby TA1LGUNN3R on Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:16 am

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Re: Comics

Postby Haggis_McMutton on Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:45 am

@2dimes: That's interesting.
I guess the main point of the comic was the "writhing in pain" thing. So are any of them "writhing in pain" or does the stun gun = brain dead thing always work and they're pretty much just hanging there till they bleed out?

@TG: I think you're overthinking it. The joke is just that he was going to write some impressive bit of math but got totally nerd-sniped by the simple but somehow surprisingly odd fact that 10^2+11^2+12^2 = 365 = 13^2 + 14^2

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Re: Comics

Postby macbone on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:04 am

The "relative sizes" part was cool, but I'm not smart enough to get the math jokes.

I don't get this xkcd one, either:

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