01/11/23 – More Self Defense Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, January 11, 2023. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2023/01/2023-01-11-spacetrawler3.mp3 Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent No matter how old I get, I don’t think I’ll ever fully abandon fart jokes. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 01/09/23 – Working off Steam 01/13/23 – Send In The Troops 12 Comments Coyoty January 11, 2023 at 12:09 am 11 months ago Dimitri also introduced the GOB to Dutch ovens. Rikard January 11, 2023 at 3:15 am 11 months ago Cue random xeno: “Arrgh! Sleepy-eye brand sleep gas! I’m deathly allergic to that! Arrgle”. someone January 11, 2023 at 6:06 am 11 months ago Ah, sleep gas. That works really fast. And on a wide variety of completely different organisms with wildly different metabolisms due to appearing and evolving separately on entirely different worlds. But if stun rays work universally, then there’s no reason why sleep gases wouldn’t also work universally. This is why soft sci-fi settings are so much more convenient! 🙂 Garth Hill January 11, 2023 at 6:49 am 11 months ago somehow farting and smelling farts doesn’t usually make me sleepy — but i can see how a biological imperative to immediately fall unconscious in the presence of fart smells might occasionally be useful, especially if my brother and i are in the back seat of the car on a long road trip. someone January 11, 2023 at 9:23 am 11 months ago Might be a short road trip if the driver is affected by this biological imperative! Bunnaroo January 11, 2023 at 7:28 am 11 months ago If you don’t find fart jokes funny, you are a particular kind of loser. You end up with less joy in your life, but the same number of farts. rws January 11, 2023 at 11:53 am 11 months ago We have substances that will put you to sleep that quickly, but they require immediate medical care to survive. Pete Rogan January 11, 2023 at 5:29 pm 11 months ago Ah, sleep gas. Makes the combatants easier to disarm, but harder to put into containment — whether that’s cells or storage bins doesn’t matter at this point. When the Russians used gas against a theatre full of Chechen terrorists and their 800-odd hostages in 2002, they killed between 120-170 people. All 40 terrorists were shot while unconscious. Since the special forces never revealed the composition of the gas used, more people were permanently injured by inappropriate treatment for what they weren’t poisoned by. Simplified things, I suppose, for some. rws January 13, 2023 at 12:56 am 11 months ago Now thought to be a fast acting variant of fentanyl. A large amount of Narcan would have helped, as would have briefing the rescuers. Apparently there is a protocol that can help victims of an opiate overdose survive, if you know to use it. Security don’t you know. tlhonmey January 18, 2023 at 7:33 pm 10 months ago I vaguely remember that they had an antidote available, but there’s rather a significant logistical problem when it comes to sorting through 800 people to determine which ones need immediate treatment and which ones can be safely left to sleep it off. I wouldn’t know about long-term effects. TB January 11, 2023 at 7:51 pm 11 months ago NOW she thinks of the sleep gas? Shouldn’t that be Plan A in most of these situations? Meran January 17, 2023 at 7:13 am 11 months ago Who knows how many bets have been placed by now? Don’t want to skew ~those results. Bookies hate that! 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.