Talk:2535: Common Cold Viruses

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this brings to mind 915: Connoisseur. 172.70.174.67 20:26, 29 October 2021 (UTC)Bumpf

Yes, but it doesn't quite have the same full-bodied richness as 915. 108.162.215.179 18:28, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

In the explanation,the writer states that in the final panel all three characters appear to be chronically ill. But, I really cannot understand what Randall wants us to think regarding White Hat's presence in the final panel. 172.70.82.3 23:14, 29 October 2021 (UTC)

They are all (including White Hat) holding tissues.
ProphetZarquon (talk) 05:22, 30 October 2021 (UTC)

I swear each type of cold smells different (& air conditioners take on one of these same smells). Isn't there some rather extensive research we could link, into the unique "bouquets" (so to speak) of various illnesses?
ProphetZarquon (talk) 05:22, 30 October 2021 (UTC)

I don't know how whoever wrote the explanation came to the conclusion that the characters are chronically ill in the third panel. I just assumed the three of them came down with a cold together. Aerin (talk) 21:25, 30 October 2021 (UTC)

I opened up the possibilities, with an edit. They've caught something (maybe deliberately, maybe just by the usual method) and have previously experienced other things but not necessarily by design (the titletext's historic '09-strain suggests perhaps, but not definitely) enough to by now be able to wax lyrical with comparative symptography. 172.70.162.13 14:54, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

Becton-Dickenson makes a tester for various flus and now COVID. I think it's a mini system for amplification and DNA testing. It could probably do this with the proper test kit. 172.69.48.147 10:52, 1 November 2021 (UTC)

Is it worth explaining that "nosefeel" is a parody of the wine-tasting term "mouthfeel"? Yomikoma (talk) 18:27, 3 November 2021 (UTC)

Bold of him to assume the common cold will still exist after the pandemic. 172.68.37.39 22:51, 11 November 2021 (UTC)