Comic 1734 - Earth-Shattering Kaboom

16th Feb 2022, 12:00 AM
Earth-Shattering Kaboom
Average Rating: 5 (10 votes)
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Old Fart 16th Feb 2022, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
Good to see you back, hope The Doc gave you a 5By on the check up. Don't remember who gave the advice on Nitro Headaches, but a thousand thanks. Haven't had to use it in years but if needed in future will keep it in mind.
Hope the four "Ghostie Toasties" mean all the bad guys are no longer with us, Bike is testament to Luna engineering no big dings or ouchies.
Oldarmourer 16th Feb 2022, 6:05 AM edit delete reply
It works for incidental exposure to nitro or nitrated compounds (most explosives) and it works when I use nitro spray for espohageal spasms which mimic a heart attack exactly.

Nitro works on those because the esophagus is one of the few parts of the body with the same structure as blood vessels.
Coffee doesn't help the esophagus much but I can put up with that better than the spasms.
I'm wondering now if caffiene pills like no-doz or wake-ups would have the same effect without pouring hot coffee down an enraged esophagus...hmmm iced coffee, why am I just thinking about this now instead of twenty years ago when this started ?
mjkj 16th Feb 2022, 12:18 AM edit delete reply

Wow, nice explosion...

Yeah, those quirks of speech are hard to get rid of in the spur of the moment...

...question: should that not be: by the by? instead of by the bye? (just curious...)
knuut 16th Feb 2022, 12:41 AM edit delete reply
Per Google: 'Bye', the transfer of a competitor directly to the next round of a competition in the absence of an assigned opponent.
Tokyo Rose 16th Feb 2022, 2:38 AM edit delete reply

"Bye" in this usage means "side path", i.e. a tangent. I believe both spellings are considered correct.
Oldarmourer 16th Feb 2022, 5:59 AM edit delete reply
I believe that a few thousand years from now nitpicking what might possibly pass for English, or the few surviving words of it in what ever polyglot dialect of the day or the place would be a tiring effort.
Translating Belter slang is an entirely different kettle of murderturds ;)
megados 16th Feb 2022, 5:49 AM edit delete reply

It's another quirky English way to say "by the way".
Oldarmourer 16th Feb 2022, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
Moreso in some areas than others, my grandmother used it frequently.
mjkj 16th Feb 2022, 4:31 PM edit delete reply

thank you for the information 😍🥰
Ryu Santos 16th Feb 2022, 12:37 AM edit delete reply

Glad you're doing okay Cent.
Really nice with the big boom and fire, but I have a sudden craving for marshmallows.
Here's hoping that all that's left this group of antagonists are nothing more than cooling pools of golden slag.
Evervigilant 16th Feb 2022, 2:31 AM edit delete reply
Can we assume those cute floating ghosts are an indication that at least 4 individuals shuffled off the mortal coil?
Oldarmourer 16th Feb 2022, 6:19 AM edit delete reply
Those were a nice touch, I laughed out loud when I saw them.
What we need now is a big yellow thing with a gaping maw to start chasing them through the canyons screaming waka-waka-waka !!!

maybe they'll catch reload fever if they're headed for replacement bodies ;)

can't remember where I put the 'reload fever' bit i did for Teedee, you lucky people you, but here's the original :)
Rocket Fueled 18th Feb 2022, 9:24 AM edit delete reply

If they're headed for replacement bodies, does that make them this comic's equivalent of Cylons?!? <shivers>Brrrr.</shivers>
Oldarmourer 18th Feb 2022, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
'Improved' Cylons...they finally figured out they were missing everything they shot at due to that one eye bouncing back and forth ;)
Rocket Fueled 18th Feb 2022, 2:11 PM edit delete reply

🤣 🤣 🤣
Centcomm 20th Feb 2022, 10:40 PM edit delete reply

ok that was good
Oldarmourer 21st Feb 2022, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
I live to please ;)
Everything alright ? We do worry, you know
megados 16th Feb 2022, 5:57 AM edit delete reply

I hope this means the Goldies are slagged. I'd hate to think any of 'em missed out! ;)

I didn't think she meant "Grounder" in a derogatory, or condescending way. that wouldn't be nice, considering he just saved her bacon.
Some Ed 16th Feb 2022, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
I've been present for people accidentally using racial slurs to refer to their saviors because they were so used to using said terms to refer to the person's ethnicity. It's kind of stupid, but it happens. Ones mind is still on the crisis and not on the social.
Guest 18th Feb 2022, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
Wonder what her reaction will be when and if she find out he is Luna.
Microraptor 16th Feb 2022, 10:47 AM edit delete reply

"I work for my air" - a phrase that only makes sense if you're from a place where air is not naturally occurring! :-D
MirrorField 17th Feb 2022, 1:16 AM edit delete reply
Adaptation from traditional and very old "don't call me sir, I work for a living" military exhortation, I believe. Y'know, from era when there was significant social divide between officers drawn from wealthy upper class for whom paycheck was often simply an afterthought and enlisted NCOs who were simply 'working class stiffs'. Though I would personally have expanded that "work for my air" as "work for my life support", but that's simply stylistic preference.
sigpig 17th Feb 2022, 8:33 AM edit delete reply

I agree completely with what you said, and I have spoken either those exact words or their alternate: "Don't call me Sir, my parents were married when I was born. To each other, even!"

"Work for my air" has a long-standing history in Science Fiction. The one novel that comes immediately to mind is Robert A. Heinlein's "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress":

Yes, it involves the moon (oddly enough, named "Luna" in the book), and yes, the "inhabitants" have to pay for their oxygen. TANSTAAFL!
Rocket Fueled 18th Feb 2022, 2:12 PM edit delete reply

I love that book.
Oldarmourer 22nd Feb 2022, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
Or the one I still use..."Don't call me Sir, I'm just as good as you are!"
Rashala 16th Feb 2022, 11:20 PM edit delete reply

I think she. Might have got one in that big badaboom
Sheela 17th Feb 2022, 5:01 AM edit delete reply

The next step is to evade the goldies, we don't know if they can track therm.
And if they can, then the Ranger outpost have to stave the goldies off.
Lurker314 19th Feb 2022, 8:35 PM edit delete reply
From what we have seen, they are far from indestructible. A SINGLE flying combat unit was able to engage one of them on near-even ground. Something that qualifies as a pocket fortress would make short work of any squad.

Roma's group was caught off guard, and while we only know for certain about one Goldie, there is no reason to believe that there was only one. Both of their other encounters appear to be with fire teams, and a squad is possible.
Rocket Fueled 18th Feb 2022, 9:20 AM edit delete reply

Loved the caption. Marvin the Martian is quite satisfied today.
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