THEY LIVE: The Hideous Truth About The City of Ruston, Washington
by debivans on 12/7/2010 @ 1:55am
|HA! It's true, all known life on Earth is made up mainly of six elements: carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, sulfur and phosphorus. And some scientist (see NPR science website) has recently found some little life that seems to substitute arsenic for phosphorus in a funky arsenic-laced lake in California. Arsenic and Phosphorus are right next to each other on the periodic table of the elements, making it an easy transition. |
We Tacomans are not a funky little life form in a Cali lake. Although, I do remember a great T-Town band called Smelter that rocked this town in the early 90's and I think I may be just as infected with the memory of power chords and the image of the stack being imploded as anything. OK, I have lost my point or never had one to begin with. I'm going to bed now. Thanks.
by cisserosmiley on 12/7/2010 @ 2:09am
|i still think we're moving there|
by marumaruyopparai on 12/7/2010 @ 6:35am
|Some of your best work here as far as I'm concerned.|
by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2010 @ 8:02am
|THE TACOMIC would like to thank commenter izenmania for the idea of doing a cartoon about the arsenic microbes. Submit your ideas to the Tacomic Tip line today!
by dolly varden on 12/7/2010 @ 8:23am
by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2010 @ 8:54am
|DIRT ALERT! |
(public service announcement)
by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2010 @ 8:58am
|wow, they have videos now!
by thriceallamerican on 12/7/2010 @ 8:59am
|Comic Sans alert!|
by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2010 @ 8:59am
|oh sucker punch!|
by captiveyak on 12/7/2010 @ 9:17am
|whenever i feel depressed, i go rock-licking in Ruston.|
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 12/7/2010 @ 9:22am
|Did JayRay do that sign for the health department for $50k? The woman in the overalls looks a bit like our mayor.|
by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2010 @ 9:22am
|Buck up sir! nothing is worth licking smelter slag !
(Just ignore low bar)
by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2010 @ 9:23am
|@jayray holy crap that would be a funny angle.|
by captiveyak on 12/7/2010 @ 10:12am
|Why doesn't CLAW start a PR company? They've got the writing prowess, the art skills, the thorough understanding of human psychology, current trends finesse, sex appeal, a certain transcendent civic savviness... the list goes on.|
by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2010 @ 10:19am
|we're still working on the 501c paperwork.. (COUGH mark monlux lazy COUGH)|
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 12/7/2010 @ 10:33am
|you should become a 501c4, c-4 is an explosive and I see CLAW as being incendiary.|
by The Jinxmedic on 12/7/2010 @ 10:55am
|Hmmm... ... that has potential.|
by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2010 @ 11:01am
|CLAW doing "Random Hacks of Kindness" ?
by fredo on 12/7/2010 @ 7:36pm
|wonderfully imaginative. nice work RR|
by NineInchNachos on 12/7/2010 @ 8:12pm
by NineInchNachos on 12/8/2010 @ 9:16am
by narndt on 12/8/2010 @ 10:57am
|They must have paid JayRay about a ker-billion dollars to make that video!|
by jenyum on 12/8/2010 @ 11:53am
|The science behind this Tacomic is fatally flawed! I am outraged, outraged I tell you!
(*Actually, this Tacomic is pretty flawless, and I'm sure that when NASA does discover arsenic-based life we'll find out that it's been walking the mean streets of Ruston for decades.)
by marumaruyopparai on 12/9/2010 @ 3:21am
|NASA can't seem to catch a break when it comes to PR and credibility these days, Mars or bust baby.|
by Adam the Alien on 12/9/2010 @ 9:18am
|This comic still makes me giggle.
@Jenyum From everything I've read, whether or not the research is flawed is still under considerable debate.
by NineInchNachos on 5/20/2013 @ 2:30pm