829: Arsenic-Based Life

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[Three people, two women and a man, stand looking at a laptop screen, which is sitting on a desk. The woman with a ponytail is pointing at the screen.]<br/>
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[Three people, two women and a man, stand looking at a laptop screen, which is sitting on a desk. The woman with a ponytail is pointing at the screen.]
 
Ponytail girl: Our arsenic-based DNA discovery is cool, but these reporters are expecting life on Titan! Our press conference will be such a letdown!
 
Ponytail girl: Our arsenic-based DNA discovery is cool, but these reporters are expecting life on Titan! Our press conference will be such a letdown!
 
   
 
   
[Ponytail girl turns around to face the other girl.]<br/>
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[Ponytail girl turns around to face Megan.]
Ponytail: Okay, we need to make it more exciting for them. How do you make an event entertaining?<br/>
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Ponytail: Okay, we need to make it more exciting for them. How do you make an event entertaining?
Girl #2: Dunno, I suck at parties. Music, I guess?
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Megan: Dunno, I suck at parties. Music, I guess?
 
   
 
   
[Ponytail girl turns back around and leans over to start typing on the computer, while the other two look on. The other girl puts her hand to her chin.]<br/>
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[Ponytail girl turns back around and leans over to start typing on the computer, while the other two look on. Megan puts her hand to her chin.]
Ponytail: WikiHow says you can "serve cocktails and hors d'oerves that fit the theme of your event."<br/>
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Ponytail: WikiHow says you can "serve cocktails and hors d'oerves that fit the theme of your event."
Girl #2: Easy enough!
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Megan: Easy enough!
 
   
 
   
 
[Ponytail girl stands at a podium on a stage, the man stands amongst the audience with a tray. All the audience members are either dead or dying, having fallen onto the floor or slumped over in their seats.]
 
[Ponytail girl stands at a podium on a stage, the man stands amongst the audience with a tray. All the audience members are either dead or dying, having fallen onto the floor or slumped over in their seats.]
  
 
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Arsenic-Based Life
According to a new paper published in the journal Science, reporters are unable to thrive in an arsenic-rich environment.
Title text: According to a new paper published in the journal Science, reporters are unable to thrive in an arsenic-rich environment.

Explanation

Arsenic is a chemical element, known to poisonous to humans and other life forms.

In order to fit the theme of the event, the researchers make hors d'oerves with arsenic. This poisons all of the reporters at the press conference.

Transcript

[Three people, two women and a man, stand looking at a laptop screen, which is sitting on a desk. The woman with a ponytail is pointing at the screen.] Ponytail girl: Our arsenic-based DNA discovery is cool, but these reporters are expecting life on Titan! Our press conference will be such a letdown!

[Ponytail girl turns around to face Megan.] Ponytail: Okay, we need to make it more exciting for them. How do you make an event entertaining? Megan: Dunno, I suck at parties. Music, I guess?

[Ponytail girl turns back around and leans over to start typing on the computer, while the other two look on. Megan puts her hand to her chin.] Ponytail: WikiHow says you can "serve cocktails and hors d'oerves that fit the theme of your event." Megan: Easy enough!

[Ponytail girl stands at a podium on a stage, the man stands amongst the audience with a tray. All the audience members are either dead or dying, having fallen onto the floor or slumped over in their seats.]

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Discussion

What a waste of good poison, the food at conferences usually does that on it's own anyways. Davidy22[talk] 13:27, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Maybe it is to be noted that in the comic, "serve cocktails and hors d'oerves" should have been written "serve cocktails and hors d'œuvres"? 194.254.109.166 15:14, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

I do not talk French but my dictionary tells me that "d'œuvre" (without the trailing s) is correct. Thanks for your hint, explanation is updated.--Dgbrt (talk) 19:41, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
"Hors d'oeuvres" is English; "hors d'œuvre" (with a ligature and without the trailing s) is French. 173.245.50.84 12:53, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
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