02/06/23 – Someone(s) Else Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, February 6, 2023. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2023/02/2023-02-06-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 One can never do many good deeds in a day, right? First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 02/03/23 – Mutual Friend 02/08/23 – Sarcasm 26 Comments Coyoty February 6, 2023 at 3:34 am 8 months ago Is that everyone who’s taking a space walk without protection? Andreas February 6, 2023 at 6:11 am 8 months ago Merry Mousemas, everyone! KQY61 February 6, 2023 at 6:45 am 8 months ago Keep this up and someone is gonna say: You’re gonna need a bigger ship Hans February 6, 2023 at 7:19 am 8 months ago Haha, this is quite funny. However, the robot mice should bring a new issue to be solved by the author of this web comic, I presume. There should be a sack full of frozen mice or another wonder in space please. The robot mice while being produced by the food dispenser due to request of our most beloved friend Coyote will contain some kind of meat and were requested to be produced as an edible snack. Thus this meat, being artificial or not, should contain water and thus became frozen during the adventure in the sack on the back of the bar bot in space unfortunately. A space walk without protection might be much fun if you have a metal body – but not for everybody, in particular not for all water bodies like humans, some aliens and certainly edible robot mice. Having said that I am quite open to another hilarious wonder in space please. Hans February 6, 2023 at 7:26 am 8 months ago Maybe protection by alcohol in a tight closed sack? All the mice could already swim in a reservoir of Limbic Fizzler and will be washed out of the sack into the spaceship as a mess producing a happy mess in the mess? M.A. February 6, 2023 at 3:56 pm 8 months ago A mess o’ mice! Christopher Baldwin February 6, 2023 at 8:12 am 8 months ago @Hans, Crap! That’s a really good point. I will ponder it. 🙂 Frankie D. February 6, 2023 at 8:54 am 8 months ago Have we seen how cryogenics works in the comic? Maybe they’ve long solved the problem of unfreezing people? lil sis February 6, 2023 at 9:49 am 8 months ago We’ve already solved that problem on earth… with hamsters https://interestingengineering.com/video/1950s-reanimating-frozen-hamsters-in-microwave russell February 6, 2023 at 10:49 am 8 months ago For heat – internal body heat, freezing would take a while. Air – sack is airtight. Contains oxygen supply, CO2 adsorber. Hans February 6, 2023 at 1:40 pm 8 months ago Fair point but might be misleading in this example. Please recall the line in the first speech bubble ends: “. . . NOT a living being, it’s a bar-bot.” We all have to trust both the sensors of the spaceship being state of the art and the autor C. B. being highly creative in solving this riddle of life and death, I presume. Shen Hibiki February 6, 2023 at 6:27 pm 8 months ago We also know tech is weirdly literal sometimes in this world. Also prone to pranks and weird reactions for no reason… so not “A” living being can mean it’s multiple instead (?) I mean, why not? XD Tavis February 7, 2023 at 4:05 pm 8 months ago I took it to mean that the incoming message was signed by bar-bot, who is recognized as nonliving, and being outside a ship, presumed to be alone. Because of that, I also assume that no attempts to scan for life signs were necessary, so the question of whether they would appear as living to such sensors may still remain unknown. Also, oh boyyyy, just from the last panel alone I can already imagine much chaos coming from this turn of events. Hahahahaha Christopher Baldwin February 6, 2023 at 8:30 pm 8 months ago You all have hilarious awesome thoughts on this, I hope it is not disappointing that I went with a simple fix of the bar-bot simply saying it’s an insulated bag. But there it is. 🙂 For future comment explorers, the original text read: “And what’s in the sack?” – “This is full of Robot Mice.” Hans February 7, 2023 at 10:43 am 8 months ago So an economic amend of the text. In the light of your excellent work and the upcoming slides presumably all drawn already, I have to rest my case. “Parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus.” “The mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be brought forth.” Quintus Horatius Flaccus (8 December 65 BC – 27 November 8 BC (Horace) TB February 6, 2023 at 9:09 pm 8 months ago Difference between a robot edible mouse and a real mouse is that the former can survive being frozen and will be alive without ill effects when thawed out. It’s right there in the spec sheets. Dr. Moosen McMoose, Chief Spymooster of the Moosad February 6, 2023 at 10:43 am 8 months ago Bar Bot actually collected the mice for use in drinks. It’s called Slipping the Mickey. Demarquis February 6, 2023 at 8:07 pm 8 months ago Having organic matter included doesnt make them alive. For all we know, it’s just a useless outer layer of meat to make the mice taste palatable. All the important bits could easily be mechanical. Easily Amused February 7, 2023 at 1:17 am 8 months ago 0-0-0-0-0-2 meeces. It’s like I don’t know you people….. 🙂 Owen Smith February 7, 2023 at 9:16 am 8 months ago And it looks like one of those meeces is wearing a fabulous hat! Pete Rogan February 7, 2023 at 7:50 pm 8 months ago I am reduced to absurdity. No, really. The prospective survival of the mice in the sack (never mind retaining air pressure, which lack killed the Soyuz 11 cosmonauts in 1971) and the appearance of the discarded bar-bot from Spacetrawler (an event I don’t specifically recall, in a location ditto) notwithstanding, I really don’t find Horace’s ridicule of Phaedrus’s ancient fable terribly cogent here. This just continues the abuse of the aphorism that may in fact be older than its potentially Greek origins through the Middle Ages, often far from its original meaning of words being easier to make than useful works. Hell, American political cartoonists were making hay from it as late as 1872. This is not a trend to celebrate or, as here, continue. Lord, how Google has made a classical education so much wastepaper on a screen! Let me provide a more timely, and accurate, aphorism, from a more modern source. Like Bob Seger’s “Ship of Fools,” from his “Night Moves” album of 1976. I alone survived the sinking I alone possess the tools On that ship of fools Hans February 8, 2023 at 6:13 am 8 months ago Hi, Pete! We all are all keenly awaiting your next book: From Mousse au Chocolat to a Mouse in my Slipping the Mickey – A short journey in space and time and its relation to myth and believe of human litertature from a forgotten planet named Earth. Pete Rogan February 8, 2023 at 6:07 pm 8 months ago Tell Game Designers Workshop to print it, then. They have the next two manuscripts. If you’re impatient to see them, let them know. Keith February 7, 2023 at 8:20 pm 8 months ago All I know is, robot mice are not alive and still edible. I need a double limbic fizzler and a gold brick to the head. Hans February 8, 2023 at 6:16 am 8 months ago “The mountains will be in labor, and a ridiculous mouse will be brought forth.” Horace is hereby poking fun at heroic labours producing meager results; his line is also an allusion to one of Æsop’s fables, The Mountain in Labour. The title to Shakespeare’s play Much Ado About Nothing expresses a similar sentiment. Line 139 If you are looking for a more common phrase to be understood in English, you can use “much ado about nothing” or “making a mountain out of a molehill”. All found without any Google but found on the Internet anyway. 😉 Pete Rogan February 8, 2023 at 6:08 pm 8 months ago Try, “No soup for YOU!” 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.