Talk:1839: Doctor Visit

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This comic seems relatively simpler to explain. Nialpxe (talk) 06:38, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

I don't have the desire to edit this at the moment. However, it should be mentioned that when studied and considered critically the human body is actually quite resilient. We are merely used to thinking of "strong" and "tough" as properties of metal, which to someone unfamiliar with the materials which make up Human organs may associate them as being squishy and therefore weak. The human eye itself is perhaps vulnerable as it is a delicate instrument but it is not weak. Moreover the human body is self-renewing and of a far higher quality of function and design than any technology we have created. --Lackadaisical (talk) 13:16, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Anyone who thinks metals are strong and tough should talk with dentists about length of warranty on dental crowns. But yes, the main advantage of human body is the self-repair capability. (Note that I have cables which works for years, but maybe I don't manipulate them so often.) -- Hkmaly (talk) 22:41, 19 May 2017 (UTC)
30% Cereal

Am I the only one who doesn't get that one? 10:08, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure the 30% cereal is a reference that the human body is made of 70% of water. 10:46, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

But blood has around 90% of water. Can a blood test tell how much water Cueball has ? (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

This possibly has to do with the fact that numerous things produced by the body, such as hair, are partly produced from consumed high fructose corn syrup which is found in cereal and countless other foods as a sweetener. [citation needed] 12:37, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

I always thought that HFCS tasted like hair. Now I know what it's made of! *spits out beverage* (Just kidding. They don't use HFCS in my country.) Nialpxe (talk) 12:48, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

It seems that Randall recently read the book "Antifragile" by N. Taleb :) (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I think it refers to that 70% of a human is water, I guess. 13:39, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

That kinda reminds me of those Code quality strips. The overall tone in all of those is "How did you manage to get it working?!" 14:36, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

I was reading the 30% cereal comment as a play on the 'you are what you eat' idea. Three meals per day plus some snacks would make breakfast (cereal) about 30% of the diet. 15:28, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

I think this strip makes a lot more sense if you replace Ponytail with Zoidburg. 19:44, 19 May 2017 (UTC)

Am I the only one that thought "bread" referred to carbohydrates, and everything they break down into? 04:22, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

Anyone else think this has to do with Trump's latest stupid comment about the body having finite energy like a battery and it being a bad idea to exercise? 05:33, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

I thought that too, about the "finite amount of energy" comment from djt, but Randall mostly seems to avoid political commentary. PocketBrain (talk) 12:39, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Am I the only one that thinks that Ponytail might not be human - Referencing "my USB cables" bring part of herself that she needs to replace regularly from carrying out normal human activities? This would also explain her surprise at how the human body functions 16:25, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

You might be - in all honesty, I frequently think these same kinds of thoughts myself, and this may just be Randall's way of presenting them to us. I don't believe this has anything to do with aliens or possession. Just my $0.02 --Ianrbibtitlht (talk) 22:13, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

You know what we need? Biological self healing USB cables. Problem solved. 14:05, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

You would have to feed them and clean up their excrement - that's trading one problem for two. On second thought, they could be plant based. -- (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

They should definitely be plant based - we don't want them to move on their own. Still, keeping them on sun often enough and watering them would be easy to forget. Also, plants are not really good at conductivity ... but we could have biological optical cables. Or have normal cables and only use plant-based isolation on them - that should still make them last considerably longer. -- Hkmaly (talk) 03:14, 27 May 2017 (UTC)