03/18/20 – Howwwooooo! Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, March 18, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/03/2020-03-18-audio-ST.mp3 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 Heck, that would make ME want to guzzle one TOO. 🙂 First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 03/17/20 – Preparing for Possibilities 03/19/20 – In Chorus Now 16 Comments Frith Ra March 18, 2020 at 12:23 am 3 years ago He should go to the coyote cafe in Santa Fe. At least someone would join in without needing to order more coffee. The Saprophyte March 18, 2020 at 12:32 am 3 years ago Somehow the spaces between words in that fourth panel seem superfluous. DSL March 18, 2020 at 5:35 pm 3 years ago Those are merely for our convenience. Also, I’ll guess the translator-macallit speaks and translates “caffienated” as well. This may or may not answer a question I had — do users of the translator-macallit hear the speaker in the hearer’s language inside their head while their ears pick up the sound of the speaker in the speaker’s language? Or does it do its Wernicke work by futzing the brain’s interpretation of the auditory signals sent up from Hammer, Anvil and Stirrup LLC? Or was that explained and I forgot? Coyoty March 18, 2020 at 2:43 am 3 years ago http://coyoty.net/images/INTENSE-2.gif.mp4 (right-click and loop) Garth Hill March 18, 2020 at 5:59 am 3 years ago hahahaha, awesome. FlySwatter March 18, 2020 at 7:13 am 3 years ago Howoo Dean L. Surkin March 18, 2020 at 8:26 am 3 years ago Uh – coffee is poisonous for dogs, and I imagine it would be for other canines. I hope the food synthesizer knew this and dosed him with an antidote. Christopher Baldwin March 18, 2020 at 12:16 pm 3 years ago @Dean, um, yes! Of course the food synth did. 🙂 (excellent point) DSL March 18, 2020 at 5:38 pm 3 years ago Just assume there’s some TNG handwavium in the processor matrices — the food synth read TERRAN CANINE and adjusted the coffee’s chemical composition accordingly. TB March 18, 2020 at 8:05 pm 3 years ago In the same way as the translator adjusts for slang, the food machine can work up something that takes the place of “coffee” for a dog. It would be interesting to know what that was, although if you’ve ever owned a dog, the idea of feeding it something that would make it more hyper kind of boggles the mind. I visualize powering a small home with a chihuahua on a treadmill after feeding it Canine Coffee. Offset Crank March 18, 2020 at 8:48 pm 3 years ago https://youtu.be/_jAXkvbeOvQ Christopher Baldwin March 21, 2020 at 11:21 pm 3 years ago Script/comic updated to mention toxic Muzhik March 18, 2020 at 9:53 pm 3 years ago And another addict is born. Pete Rogan March 18, 2020 at 10:46 pm 3 years ago I’ve known cats that would help myself to my coffee. One and all, they liked it. They would sup from the saucer and then, as often as not, simply recline on the table and purr. The caffeine sped up their metabolic rate without their needing to run around the room, and they enjoyed feeling sped up without having to work at it. Interesting creatures, cats. Gregg Eshelman April 1, 2020 at 3:57 am 3 years ago Cats. Natures drug addicts. That’s why most of them love catnip. tlhonmey July 21, 2021 at 11:37 pm 1 year ago Unfortunately, the only way to make it not “poisonous” to dogs would be to take out the caffeine… Also, it’s not actually “poisonous” to dogs in the way most people think about that word. More like “extremely long-lasting”. The half-life for the theobromine that caffeine breaks down into in humans is about 2 hours. In canines it’s around 20 hours. So that’s where the problem comes in. If you, human, drink enough coffee to give yourself an irregular heartbeat, you’re getting over it in a couple hours. Not good for you, but no real harm done unless you already have heart issues. If a dog does the same thing… It takes a whole day to begin to wear off. And a whole day of malfunctioning heart can quite easily be fatal, or at least cause permanent damage. On the up-side, if the synth bot just adjusted the dose to something he could tolerate then he’s going to be on this buzz for a good, long time. I’ve had a few dogs in my life that I kept going and happy for a few extra years just by giving them a couple chocolate chips every two to three days. It really lasts that long for them. Leave a Reply to Muzhik 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.