08/22/19 – Doing Okay Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent He should know better. He should REALLY know better. Kickstarter! Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spacetrawlerbigbook2/spacetrawler-big-book-two . First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 08/21/19 – The Usual 08/26/19 – Nogg Just leaving 39 Comments russell styles August 22, 2019 at 12:17 am 3 years ago Just imagine how you would feel if you found out that cows were actually super intelligent. Coyoty August 22, 2019 at 12:41 am 3 years ago Pigs. People love bacon, and pigs are pretty intelligent already. If pigs could talk, there would be a black market for people who won’t give up their bacon. Meat would really be tasty murder. I imagine there’s such a market for furryite meat. Muzhik August 22, 2019 at 9:11 pm 3 years ago @Coyoty, Couple of things. First, talking pigs? Feh. PARROTS can talk. Now if Captain, winner of the 2019 Iowa State Fair Big Boar contest, started holding conversations, that’s a different matter. And it’s got to be the pig saying more than just, “You stink. Feed me.” Second, we’ve got companies on Earth (aka “Dustinia”) that will be bringing lab-grown meat to the market in a few years. You’re telling me that in that huge galaxy, there aren’t a few mad geniuses who could figure out how to clone furryite MEAT and grow it in a vat, and make a mint selling the product as “humanely (or whatever the galactic equivalent source is) sourced furryite burgers”? HA! Yeah. Pull the other one. Keith August 23, 2019 at 8:09 am 3 years ago Mmm, vat grown long pig. It’s my favorite. Muzhik August 23, 2019 at 4:47 pm 3 years ago Mmm, vat grown long pig. It’s my favorite. Larry Niven wrote a short story in his “Draco Tavern” series, called “Assimilating Our Culture, That’s What They’re Doing!” To quote the Wikipedia entry on the story, “… a crewman from the first embassy ship to an alien homeworld reveals that when the aliens [the Gligstithoptok] took DNA samples it wasn’t for pure scientific purposes: they grow brainless human clones as a food delicacy.” Night-Gaunt49 August 22, 2019 at 12:39 am 3 years ago So far he’s getting of easy. Now if she makes him eat the mop…well. Now imagine that cows have been engineered to be living workers on the farm. With near human level intelligence. Would that be better than reanimated corpses or robots? Or just other humans doing the back breaking labor for a pittance? Never mind. 32568 Dies A Lot August 23, 2019 at 8:53 am 3 years ago A large dairy animal approached Zaphod Beeblebrox’s table, a large fat meaty quadruped of the bovine type with large watery eyes, small horns and what might almost have been an ingratiating smile on its lips. ‘Good evening’, it lowed and sat back heavily on its haunches, ‘I am the main Dish of the Day. May I interest you in the parts of my body?’ 32568 Dies A Lot August 23, 2019 at 8:55 am 3 years ago wait wrong comment chain. whoopsie daisy. Leinglo August 22, 2019 at 12:44 am 3 years ago At the galaxy’s tech level, couldn’t they make, like, fake furryite meat for burgers? TB August 22, 2019 at 2:44 pm 3 years ago “Beyond Furryite.” I’m heading to the patent office. War Pig August 23, 2019 at 4:22 am 3 years ago The “Impossible” furryite burger. Coyoty August 22, 2019 at 12:44 am 3 years ago “What he say?” “He say he want furryite sandwich.” “That a sex thing? He want threesome with us?” “Or he really want sandwich with us. Still not get one.” “He want furryite sandwich, I want filet o’ fish sandwich.” Coyoty August 22, 2019 at 12:46 am 3 years ago Chris did say he had to eventually use that mop when he started drawing it. Chekhov’s mop. Pedrocelli August 22, 2019 at 1:51 am 3 years ago And there it is! You’ve been waiting to use that mop for how long – a year, two years now Chris? Jude August 22, 2019 at 2:19 am 3 years ago And strangely, it’s managed to stay wet all this time! Efogoto August 22, 2019 at 3:11 am 3 years ago Heh. Nogg was already all wet before she hit him. Pedrocelli August 26, 2019 at 2:31 am 3 years ago That makes sense – he is a fish after all Pedrocelli August 26, 2019 at 2:33 am 3 years ago Mind you, cladistically speaking so are we. DSL August 22, 2019 at 8:11 pm 3 years ago It’s one of those mops with the sprayer built in. Heck, we even have those on Earth. Jim Campbell August 22, 2019 at 9:40 am 3 years ago I have just finished an end to end archive trawl. It took me about two and a half days. I put serious effort into it, of course, and I had the spare time since, like Dimitri, I’m retired. I’ve left the odd comment here and there over the years, but I (think I) only left one new one over this most recent dungeon ru… er, archive trawl. I shall award my one remaining cryogenically preserved Furryite burger patty to the first person to find it. Efogoto August 22, 2019 at 11:40 am 3 years ago Google site search says it’s here: 08/12/19 – Grasp of Wonk. Jim August 22, 2019 at 7:48 pm 3 years ago *hands over burger patty* Efogoto August 24, 2019 at 2:10 am 3 years ago Now I understand why Nogg is so hooked on these things! phredd August 22, 2019 at 10:14 am 3 years ago Channeling a bit of Lizzie Cooper there?? 😉 http://deadwinter.cc/ Thracecius August 23, 2019 at 3:02 pm 3 years ago Dead Winter! I enjoy that comic a lot, which is saying something since I don’t like zombies at all. There’s something to be said for an artist/writer who can make me like the characters and story enough to keep me checking-in every month or so when she updates. Mgnostic August 22, 2019 at 10:32 am 3 years ago I admire the composition with Yuri in the final panel. I don’t know how hard it was to compose but it comes across as particularly dynamic. Peyote Short August 22, 2019 at 11:15 am 3 years ago Some things are best left unsaid. Apparently Nogg has no clue what those things are before he says them. TB August 22, 2019 at 2:45 pm 3 years ago In some ways, Nogg and Mr. Zorilla are kindred souls. DSL August 22, 2019 at 8:12 pm 3 years ago Nogg is more of a sole. TB August 23, 2019 at 12:24 pm 3 years ago Visualize a nice “thumbs up” under your comment. Bevan August 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm 3 years ago Chekhov’s Mop. Peter Rogan August 22, 2019 at 3:06 pm 3 years ago And so my hope becomes forlorn. Sigh. But Nogg asked for it. He really did. The last person in the Galaxy to confess a hankering for furryite flesh to, and he does. He’s lucky the mop came first, and not the withering energy blast. You know what, Nogg? Borrow the mop and scrub your brains clean. They could use the wash. ronald August 22, 2019 at 4:13 pm 3 years ago IIRC Nogg only “recruited” Yuri and the others to help end Eeb slavery. I think Nogg’s primary motivation has been to help others whose problems didn’t affect him one way or the other. Nogg doesn’t refuse to care. Because, apparently, he can’t. O’Kingly once described Nogg as a “big-hearted fool.” Well, that’s better than being a small-hearted fool looking out for no one but one’s self. Thracecius August 23, 2019 at 3:06 pm 3 years ago I’m not sure if it applies to alien races or not, but maybe Nogg is the equivalent of a human with Aspberger’s? Missing social cues can be easy enough with your own culture, but with alien species and customs? That’s got to be a real challenge. Counterpoint: Yuri has furryites living on the premises and he has to know, thick-headed as he appears to be, that saying he wants a furryite sandwhich is not appropriate. 😉 Muzhik August 24, 2019 at 11:18 am 3 years ago Counterpoint: Yuri has furryites living on the premises and he has to know, thick-headed as he appears to be, that saying he wants a furryite sandwhich is not appropriate. Then again, it may be a linguistic distinction that the universal translators just aren’t picking up on. In English, we grow “cow” but we eat “beef”. That’s because when the Normans invaded, they brought their Frenchified food terms into good English kitchens, thus forcing, FORCING I say, English cooks to adopt these Norman cooking terms. Seriously, though, I may say the Normans “forced” their linguistic terms upon England; but let’s be honest: English as a language is a language of, shall we say, “easy virtue.” It probably took all of a Filet Mignon with a port wine sauce and an apple and calvados sorbet (calvados is apple brandy) to let the Normans into English kitchens. Peter Rogan August 24, 2019 at 2:27 pm 3 years ago Muzhik: Have you ever TRIED English cooking? This is the land of ‘pigs in a blanket’, blancmange, lard puddings and kippers for breakfast. The Normans had to force nothing; I’m certain every cook welcomed the innovation that there was something more interesting to eat than organ meats. Sacrificing ‘ivren’ for ‘l’eouves’ that somehow ended up as ‘eggs’ was only part of the journey they willingly undertook. As for English being a language of ‘easy virtue’… Do not mistake our present-day vernacular for the Mercian spoken at the time of the conquest. Easily fewer than a million people in the world spoke it, certainly not the whole of Britain, certainly not even all of England. It has taken centuries of borrowing and habituation to form ‘English’ out of the messy stew that William and his nobles found and make it into a lingua franca for the world. Yes, I’m aware of the contradiction! Pay attention! Gregg Eshelman August 26, 2019 at 8:07 pm 3 years ago American English is in some ways more like Shakesperean era English than modern British English. http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180207-how-americans-preserved-british-english Gregg Eshelman August 26, 2019 at 8:10 pm 3 years ago Ah, English ‘cooking’. Did you ever see that show “You are what you eat”? Cooking up a whole rasher of bacon, with eggs ‘fried’, more like poached hard, in a skilletfilled 2″ deep with oil – and one guy would eat the whole thing. “We just can’t lose weight!” Well, start by not eating 6 eggs and half a pig for breakfast every day. 2 eggs, fried with just a smidge of butter or oil, and 2 or 3 strips of bacon. watcher August 27, 2019 at 2:16 am 3 years ago Anyone else commented on a Fish Fillet like Nogg being into Furryites. Kind of like a chicken eating Fish fillets or a Carp eating Chicken Nuggets. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.