1471: "Gut Fauna"

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1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:22 am UTC

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I know it seems unpleasant, but of the two ways we typically transfer them, I promise this is the one you want.

I would think the fauna would be your Eukaryotic cells, although I never got the use of the word flora for this anyway. Now we have reverse little red riding hood, poor wolf puppy.

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby rhomboidal » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:31 am UTC

Yeah, I hope Little Red Riding Hood's grandmother isn't inside that wolf, and with her own wolf inside her. He'll NEVER get that down.

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby addams » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:35 am UTC

No.
At some point in a Medical Exchange, it is time for the guy sitting on the table to just surrender.

"Yes. I see the Wolf."
"I understand, it is your professional opinion, The Wolf belongs inside of me."
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There comes a point when the Medical Team is asking too much.
I don't think I could swallow a Wolf, even if I wanted to.

I don't want to.
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby jimmosk » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:54 am UTC

"I don't know why / She swallowed that fly" has finally got its answer: on the advice of this physician.

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby kodiac » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:57 am UTC

My question to the doctor:
Could I have a stick-wolf instead?

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Angelastic » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:16 am UTC

Can't he just wolf it down?

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Envelope Generator » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:33 am UTC

Three out of four blues doctors recommend regular intake of canid heat.
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Steve the Pocket » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:44 am UTC

I have it on good authority from several furries that the ingesting of a whole wolf is entirely possible.
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby BlitzGirl » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:57 am UTC

Angelastic wrote:Can't he just wolf it down?
> VITSSÅGEN, JA!
Yes, he has to eat the wolf and the cabbage first, iirc. He can't eat the wolf and the goat at the same time.
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby StClair » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:00 am UTC

A Proposal for the Reintroduction of Wolves to the Upper Intestine

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Envelope Generator » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:22 am UTC

I just had an idea for a new hair-of-the-dog treatment for systemic lupus.
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby RAGBRAIvet » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:29 am UTC

jimmosk wrote:"I don't know why / She swallowed that fly" has finally got its answer: on the advice of this physician.

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:23 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:
Angelastic wrote:Can't he just wolf it down?
> VITSSÅGEN, JA!
Yes, he has to eat the wolf and the cabbage first, iirc. He can't eat the wolf and the goat at the same time.
But what if he switches doors and has to eat a car?
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby ThemePark » Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:04 pm UTC

Angelastic wrote:Can't he just wolf it down?

> You hear a chainsaw in the distance.

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby mikrit » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:44 pm UTC

A cannibal bold of Penzance
Ate an uncle and two of his aunts,
A cow and her calf,
An ox and a half,
And now he can't button his pants.
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby J L » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:50 pm UTC

Best one in a while. Maybe because I just returned home with a wolf-sized medication, too. Hope it helps. Release the hounds!

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby tsadi » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:14 pm UTC

I think this is the first time I've seen a character wearing clothes.

Guess it also proves that XKCD characters are naked. :)

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby clockworkbookreader » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:26 pm UTC

At least the physician didn't want to introduce Kudzu as gut flora. He'd quickly be sprouting tendrils fore and aft !

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Whizbang » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:35 pm UTC

At least it wasn't a suppository.

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Polixenes » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:34 pm UTC

Due to a typo on the prescription, he only has to swallow a liter of wolves. It could have been worse.

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Moose Anus » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:24 pm UTC

tsadi wrote:I think this is the first time I've seen a character wearing clothes.
Do hats count?
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:18 pm UTC

kodiac wrote:My question to the doctor:
Could I have a stick-wolf instead?


...You're making me think way too hard about how the whole "stickman" thing. Are the other animals significantly fatter than humans in the xkcd-verse? Or do we just see them that way?
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby keithl » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:31 pm UTC

tsadi wrote:I think this is the first time I've seen a character wearing clothes.
Guess it also proves that XKCD characters are naked. :)

Labcoats are worn over street clothes. Labcoats have appeared here and here and other xkcd cartoons. If your doctor is naked under the labcoat, I suggest a different doctor - or a longer appointment.

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Sprocket » Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:36 pm UTC

The other option is, we implant wolf poop in your rectum. The wolf naturally follows his instincts to find it so he can chew on it, and bamb, macrobiome resorted.
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby gimmespamnow » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:14 pm UTC

Randall's art is a lot better than when he started; that is a nice looking wolf.

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby jdrum00 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:20 pm UTC

I am horribly disappointed that more people in my workplace didn't laugh out loud at today's comic. I posted it on the wall, and several people had to have it explained. Apparently you need to have a bit of ecologist in your makeup, and these were all medical and cellular genomicists. I mean, seriously, guys, we have people in our building who actually worked on the Human Microbiome Project! (To which I would have included a link if it didn't make my post look like spam.)

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby gladiolas » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:30 pm UTC

He could hire a chef to make pate de foie wolf. No, that's pate de lupus gras. Right? Not related to the other lupus.

Too bad he didn't call it gut flora, then we'd have fun with jokes about floors, Florida, flouride,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_(disambiguation)


This doesn't have nearly as many entries:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fauna_(disambiguation)

Any married couples here wanna name their next kid Fauna so he can eventually get his/her own Wikipedia page and maybe a mention in XKCD #3500 or so?

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby flicky1991 » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:21 pm UTC

gladiolas wrote:Too bad he didn't call it gut flora,


That's what the microbiome is already called... as you can tell from your link to the flora disambiguation page! :D
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Klear » Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:57 pm UTC

gladiolas wrote:Too bad he didn't call it gut flora, then we'd have fun with jokes about floors, Florida, flouride,


He didn't have the guts.

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby addams » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:45 am UTC

flicky1991 wrote:
gladiolas wrote:Too bad he didn't call it gut flora,


That's what the microbiome is already called... as you can tell from your link to the flora disambiguation page! :D

Who calls it the micro-biome?
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Treatment looks like a Wolf.
That makes sense to me.

The Lab Coat has a Wolf.
I know it seems unpleasant, but of the two ways we typically transfer them, I promise this is the one you want.

I'd want to hear the other choice.
Wouldn't you?

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby vodka.cobra » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:46 am UTC

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby aerion111 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:43 am UTC

vodka.cobra wrote:Somewhere in the dark depths of the internet
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Eh, there's a difference between furries and people into so-called 'Phagophilia' - or 'voraphilia' when spoken, to avoid sounding like another word for homosexuality, and because 'Vore' is just a cooler word I guess.
Though, given cannibalism tends to fall under a related but distinct taboo, and therefore probably a 'related but distinct' fetish, it's kinda hard for anyone to get aroused from someone being eaten without it being either furry-esque or straight out beastiality (because at least one party has to be inhuman, and the arousal more-or-less per definition makes it sexual)

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby PinkShinyRose » Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:22 am UTC

keithl wrote:
tsadi wrote:I think this is the first time I've seen a character wearing clothes.
Guess it also proves that XKCD characters are naked. :)

Labcoats are worn over street clothes. Labcoats have appeared here and here and other xkcd cartoons. If your doctor is naked under the labcoat, I suggest a different doctor - or a longer appointment.

I don't think doctors coats and lab coats are the same thing. Lab coats often have long sleeves and wearing the same coat while culturing bacteria as you wear while treating patients is generally frowned upon here.

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Klear » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:28 am UTC

PinkShinyRose wrote:
keithl wrote:
tsadi wrote:I think this is the first time I've seen a character wearing clothes.
Guess it also proves that XKCD characters are naked. :)

Labcoats are worn over street clothes. Labcoats have appeared here and here and other xkcd cartoons. If your doctor is naked under the labcoat, I suggest a different doctor - or a longer appointment.

I don't think doctors coats and lab coats are the same thing. Lab coats often have long sleeves and wearing the same coat while culturing bacteria as you wear while treating patients is generally frowned upon here.


All kinds of coats are visible in xkcd: doctor coats, lab coats, brown coats...

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Whitekiboko » Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:20 pm UTC

Don't trust her.

The situation clearly calls for a bobcat.

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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:22 pm UTC

Instead of bacteria, digestive tract contained bobcat.

Would not convert carbohydrates into short-chain fatty acids again.
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby ShuRugal » Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:39 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Instead of bacteria, digestive tract contained bobcat.

Would not convert carbohydrates into short-chain fatty acids again.


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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Wesley Foxx » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:50 am UTC

Steve the Pocket wrote:I have it on good authority from several furries that the ingesting of a whole wolf is entirely possible.


The answer to "is it possible" when it comes to furries is "can it be conceptualized?" If yes, then yes.

Also, encouraged, because there are an ABSURD number of wolves.
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Re: 1471: "Gut Fauna"

Postby Envelope Generator » Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:31 am UTC

Wesley Foxx wrote:Also, encouraged, because there are an ABSURD number of wolves.


You must be in Canada, eh. Canada needs to stop hoarding wolves. In most of Europe they're very rare and protected.
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