Talk:2350: Deer Turrets

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There's no "next" button on 2349? -- 18:44, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

The reason there's no Next button is that it's the newest comic. -- 21:04, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

Is this about something? I mean, it could be a commentary on the way politics handled Covid, some politicians taking terrible decisions, then saying it was a mistake and that science is still learning, but then still taking terrible decisions afterwards. 21:02, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

That's definitely my take on this comic. The similarity with certain political meetings in the covid situation is quite abvious, in my opinion. 16:02, 25 August 2020 (UTC)
I saw it as a send up of the agile development practices of Silicon Valley and many other businesses today. The principle is that if an idea is going to fail, you want it to fail fast, so you can learn and pivot quickly to a better idea. This can ideally result in a culture that values constructive failure. If taken too far, it can lead to sloppy practices, waste, and outright harm to customers and to the public. JSekula71 (talk) 20:12, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

The thing about icebergs, is that 9/10ths of them would be on fire, if they weren't kept underwater. Truth! 22:17, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

(to the tune of “Do-Re-Mi”) Does are near, now flee in fear; The ray will boil everyone; The antlered gun is taking aim; Now it’s vaporised my lung... Lightcaller (talk) 22:43, 24 August 2020 (UTC)

Deer don't gallop. Are you sure that's about the deer? 22:54, 24 August 2020 (UTC) Dear IP_address, deer most certainly do gallop. Since I'm a nice guy (rarely), I LMGTFYed that to confirm. Cellocgw (talk) 12:35, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

No deer run. 02:25, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
Some deer run. 16:04, 24 September 2020 (UTC)

I don't think you can build an iceberk-proof airship. Or at least, you won't get it into air because it would be too heavy. -- Hkmaly (talk) 00:21, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

You make a ship iceberg proof by making it fly. You can't be sunk if you fly over. Hax (talk) 07:16, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

I think the "Is it really??" means "Is it really okay?", not "Is it really a mistake?". 11:03, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

Gotta keep on trying 'til you run out of cake. 13:18, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

Some airplanes crash into mountains. Some mountains look like icebergs. Therefore, some airplanes crash into some icebergs. These Are Not The Comments You Are Looking For (talk) 03:51, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

The current explanation says, “Deer are well-defined by their tendency to move around” - though I’m not too familiar with deer (they’re not common animals in my place), I’m not sure if this explanation is okay. Maybe “well-known” instead of “well-defined”? Intuitively, the set {A | A has tendency to move around} is not well-defined... Yosei (talk) 14:01, 20 March 2021 (UTC)

“in their general direction” – Sounds like a Monty Python and the Holy Grail reference to me (“I fart in your general direction!”) -- 23:18, 21 September 2023 (UTC)

When Mao went to clear the sparrow but for the locust, it was 42% as deadly as fauna-mounted autocannons[edit]

Just saying. 07:17, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

Didn't the designer of the Titanic go down with ship? SanFranSam 04:25, 26 August 2020 (UTC)


The part that made me laugh the hardest was the Citation Needed on the claim that there are no flying icebergs! Well played. BlakeFelix (talk) 11:03, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

Ok, this iceberg ( could definitely pose a threat to an airship. Perhaps it's Black Hat's way of justifying his grandfather? IDK (talk) 12:32, 12 March 2024 (please sign your comments with ~~~~)