Talk:1702: Home Itch Remedies

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Taking a hot (enough) shower is actually a remedy as it denatures the proteins causing the itching. 14:14, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Ammonia has a similar effect for mosquito bites. Proof:
Why don't you add that in the explanation? It would help. 14:17, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
" (enough) shower...." [citation needed] 15:42, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
I think it's important to mention that Cueball's remedy starts off plausible but gets steadily more complicated. (So I've done so.) 18:25, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Chiggers are not spiders. Stealth101 (talk) 15:50, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Changed spider to chigger. Chiggers may itch like the devil, but are nowhere as severe as spiders. Monolith (talk) 15:59, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Somehow, I was expecting the explanation of the remedy to take so long that Megan got distracted away from the itch, or something. After all, the folk remedy I heard most is “Don't think about it.” (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

This explanation in its current form misses one of the best jokes of the piece: Cueball's comment that it "sounds effective". Seems to me that he's under the genuine belief that Megan's 'home remedy' is effective, simply because it's a home remedy. Solid meta-humour. 17:35, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

What? No Juno? 20:55, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

It'll probably be there tomorrow. he's had jokes for New Horizons, Voyager 1, etc.. I don't see why he would exclude Juno. 15:27, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
Message from the future: The comic Juno did come out next but first after it was reported to have entered the planned orbit the day after this comic was released and on the day when the one second precision was reported (rather late that day so seems like Randall was waiting for some news like that to base the comic on) --Kynde (talk) 19:59, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

Anyone else think there is a pun in the title text in home remedy, since the remedy involves changing where your home is. Tharkon (talk) 21:53, 4 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes Tharkon. Totally agree Plm-qaz snr (talk) 23:31, 4 July 2016 (UTC)
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