0531: "Contingency Plan"

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0531: "Contingency Plan"

Postby aion7 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:01 am UTC

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Title text:"Kids are genetic experiments. We're just experimenting responsibly!"

More things should follow the Jurassic Park approach.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Sirobin » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:02 am UTC

I'm definitely missing something in this comic...

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Freiberg » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:02 am UTC

They are the same people from http://xkcd.com/441/, right?

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby joee » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:02 am UTC

Link to the comic pls

Also, heh. Poor kid.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby qbg » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:03 am UTC

That probably won't come out well...

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby aion7 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:04 am UTC

Freiberg wrote:They are the same people from http://xkcd.com/441/, right?

So, this is their second child...
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Freiberg » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:06 am UTC

aion7 wrote:
Freiberg wrote:They are the same people from http://xkcd.com/441/, right?

So, this is their second child...


Who knows, maybe they did put it back together correctly...

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Storm » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:08 am UTC

aion7 wrote:So, this is their second child...
Nope that's the first one genetically reassemble. Much like those bio-mechanical raptors.

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby stone915 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:08 am UTC

Sirobin wrote:I'm definitely missing something in this comic...


All the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park were a genetic experiment that went wrong. Randall's mentality is that if he makes the kid dependent on insulin from the start, he can withhold insulin (and therefore kill/disable the child) if the baby ever turns into a velociraptor and tries to kill him.

EDIT: I realized "evil velociraptor" was redundant.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby GbLiNg420 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:09 am UTC

Jolly good show, sir, though I must warn thee; alcohol should not be distributed to the younger elements of our society, what what!

I say, old bean: are you aware of a certain amount of text that appears spontaneously as you pass your crosshairs over the artwork itself?

This is the last time I do this. Next time, GbLiNg420, we'll just replace your posts with an image of a rudely-shaped turnip. It generally has more interesting content, and doesn't burn your retinas, unlike your crass choice of font colour.

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby phlip » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:10 am UTC

Sirobin wrote:I'm definitely missing something in this comic...

Wikipedia wrote:The 1993 film Jurassic Park, which is based on the 1990 Michael Crichton novel Jurassic Park, features dinosaurs that were genetically altered so they could not produce lysine. This was supposed to prevent the cloned dinosaurs from leaving the park, forcing them to depend on lysine supplements provided by the park's veterinary staff.

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby vodka.cobra » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:11 am UTC

It makes perfect logical sense! Its the ethics that comes back to bite you on the ass for doing that.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby bbctol » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:12 am UTC

Argh. The first thing I thought of when reading this comic was "Wait, he just used 'unless' wrong..."
Then i realized I was misunderstanding it, and resolved to never question the Great One again.

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby aion7 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:14 am UTC

GbLiNg420 wrote:das funn but u no it mad wack tho cuz achohol aint for babies

yall no dat u can read otha shiz if u keep yo mouse ove da comic??????
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Freiberg » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:14 am UTC

phlip wrote:
Wikipedia wrote:The 1993 film Jurassic Park, which is based on the 1990 Michael Crichton novel Jurassic Park, features dinosaurs that were genetically altered so they could not produce lysine. This was supposed to prevent the cloned dinosaurs from leaving the park, forcing them to depend on lysine supplements provided by the park's veterinary staff.


OOOOOOHHHH! Now I get it! I did not remember the thing about being dependent on lysine and stuff, so thank you!

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Affableprechaun » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:20 am UTC

GbLiNg420 wrote:das funn but u no it mad wack tho cuz achohol aint for babies

yall no dat u can read otha shiz if u keep yo mouse ove da comic??????
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This is some sort of witty commentary on the state of internet posters... right? Please... say right. For the sake of my faith in humanity.


Ah, who am I kidding. I lost faith a long, long time ago.


EDIT: Oh yeah, and the comic made me smile. Insane parental controls are a touch amusing for their absurdity, I mean, this isn't worse than some things people really do. And Randall's constant Jurassic Park references are what they are. I still enjoy them, personally.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:20 am UTC

Also, some of the baby's DNA has been replaced with frog DNA.

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby meat.paste » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:21 am UTC

As the owner of two kids, I would remind everyone that there are plethora of psychological experiments you can do, too. (With two kids, you have a control :D )

I Bwa-ha-ha'ed out loud with this one.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby StClair » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:23 am UTC

Real parents don't need to install chemical kill switches in their offspring. They just threaten to do it the old-fashioned way.

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby aion7 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:28 am UTC

Or they could say they did, and administer a placebo to the child.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Asday » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:30 am UTC

GbLiNg420 wrote:das funn but u no it mad wack tho cuz achohol aint for babies

yall no dat u can read otha shiz if u keep yo mouse ove da comic??????
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby TheHand » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:31 am UTC

An experiment?

I thought that's just what we did to kids as a matter of course!

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:48 am UTC

That's terrible. In a good way.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby sje46 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:48 am UTC

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GbLiNg420 wrote:das funn but u no it mad wack tho cuz achohol aint for babies

yall no dat u can read otha shiz if u keep yo mouse ove da comic??????
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This is some sort of witty commentary on the state of internet posters... right? Please... say right. For the sake of my faith in humanity.


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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby ELProphet » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:56 am UTC

I would also add that the Dominion did this with the Jem'Hadar, to varying degrees of success. The most dramatic example of the success of the genetic engineering was an infant growing to a full adult in less than a week (don't ask where the extra body mass came from...). Victory is life!

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Sunsnail » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:06 am UTC

This reminds me more of the lingering poison used in Dune

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby phillipsjk » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:07 am UTC

I had my jaw open with a shocked look on my face when I read the comic.

I think I was mildly offended! Then I remembered it was just a comic.....


But, it did remind me about recent a recent new story where parents are being advised to clean babies' mouths to keep them free of cavity (and other disease) causing plaque. I wonder if that is what the comic is in response to?

To determine the initial age of skeletons, I heard one of the things they look for is signs of cavities or dental work. Cavities don't happen without access to sugar.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Nasaniaru » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:08 am UTC

phlip wrote:
Sirobin wrote:I'm definitely missing something in this comic...

Wikipedia wrote:The 1993 film Jurassic Park, which is based on the 1990 Michael Crichton novel Jurassic Park, features dinosaurs that were genetically altered so they could not produce lysine. This was supposed to prevent the cloned dinosaurs from leaving the park, forcing them to depend on lysine supplements provided by the park's veterinary staff.


Took me a while but I got it and if not for the fact that its immoral, I actually like this approach to paranting as well.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:09 am UTC

As an eldest child, I feel like an experiment myself. Ongoing even now.
And I turn 23 tomorrow. Hmm.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Osha » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:20 am UTC

Those fools!
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Postby videogamesizzle » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:01 am UTC

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby illxkcdthat » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:03 am UTC

no comprende la comica de "contigency"

i es no comica !

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Postby Bulvox » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:05 am UTC

...and then the sporks get them.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Foss » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:11 am UTC

Osha wrote:Those fools!
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby lardy » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:31 am UTC

Of course, this is entirely inaccurate. You can't get insulin-dependent diabetes from too much sugar :P

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby linguistic » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:45 am UTC

Some xkcd comics I simply cannot ever show my girlfriend.

This is one such comic.
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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Afakaz » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:49 am UTC

phlip wrote:
Wikipedia wrote:The 1993 film Jurassic Park, which is based on the 1990 Michael Crichton novel Jurassic Park, features dinosaurs that were genetically altered so they could not produce lysine. This was supposed to prevent the cloned dinosaurs from leaving the park, forcing them to depend on lysine supplements provided by the park's veterinary staff.


That doesn't even make sense, lysine is an essential amino acid so it's not synthesized by living creatures... They get it from their food, so unless they also genetically engineered all of the foliage (which I wouldn't put past them, mind), lysine supplements wouldn't be required; more so than that, it doesn't take a genetic alteration to leave a(n) (vertebrate) animal incapable of producing it. Unless the dinosaurs were weird and produced it naturally, but that makes even LESS scientific sense.

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby FarmerHE » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:07 am UTC

So this finally made me register an user here... only used the page for 1½ year now :P

Reading this i just got the idea "Wow this is what im going to do" have already planned to learn my kid to jump up and shout "Halt Bitte" (German for stop please) when they dont wont to recive anymore food/drink (and no im not german). seeems to be the perfect start :P

only problem might be to find a woman that agrees and a country that dosent remove the child :P

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby baddeathbob » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:11 am UTC

lardy wrote:Of course, this is entirely inaccurate. You can't get insulin-dependent diabetes from too much sugar :P


Actually, you can't induce diabetes of ANY kind from too much sugar. Type 1 is genetic, and Type 2 (or 'onset diabetes') is still not understood well (although it appears to be linked to obesity in later life). Type 1 is treated with insulin, but Type 2 often requires insulin, too.

Of course, this is nit-picking. The joke rises from the idea that children are as dangerous as velociraptors, and we need a failsafe way to disable them. Obviously true.

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Re: "Contingency Plan" discussion

Postby Kookaburra » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:14 am UTC

TYPE II DIABETES DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY! GOOD NIGHT!

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*ahem*, so sorry, don't know what came over me there. Anyways, excusable confusion about Diabetes Mellitus aside, this was an amusing strip. :)


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