[2012-Sep-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

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[2012-Sep-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

Postby Sentient AI » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:05 am

I mean seriously. They're all monsters.
Albeit hilarious monsters, but all the same monsters.
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Re: [2012-September-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

Postby Anon21 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:54 am

I know that whenever I encounter a person, the very first thing I notice is whether or not they're breathing.

But no, I'm sure it totally makes sense, Zach. Good work.
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Re: [2012-September-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

Postby rwwright » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:29 am

Easily the least funny SMBC of all time.
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Re: [2012-September-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

Postby FarleShadow » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:30 pm

Anon and his ECMO post, I thought precisely the same thing.

Pretty boring use of that tech though. Whoo! dads not breathing but is still somehow alive!!?!.....
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Re: [2012-September-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

Postby angus beef » Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:36 pm

So this is a bit of semantics, but "intravenous oxygen" is probably not what Zach means. If any significant amount of oxygen or gas similar to air is injected into a vein, the result is an almost-instantaneous air embolism to the lung - since the venous circulation passes through the right heart and into the capillaries of the lung, where it will become lodged and prevent continued circulation, and therefore oxygenation of the rest of the body. In other words - catastrophic and possibly fatal. What Zach means is oxygenation of the arteries without oxygenation of the lungs. As previous posters pointed out, ECMO is essentially taking venous de-oxygenated blood and bypassing the heart/lung into an "oxygenating" machine, and then back into the arterial circulation. I'm not sure of any way to describe this with finesse suitable for a comic strip, though.

Keep up the good work, Zach! :D

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Re: [2012-September-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

Postby Jewlian » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:50 am

What's the point of having kids if you're not gonna troll them?
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Re: [2012-September-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

Postby jkono29 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:49 am

I wonder if it would be possible to stop breathing through the lungs. Will oxygenated blood suppress the reflex to continue inhaling/exhaling? Seems to me that our bodies likely evolved to panic when the lungs aren't actively working (not just panic when organs aren't receiving oxygen).
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Re: [2012-September-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:29 pm

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Re: [2012-September-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

Postby FarleShadow » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:35 pm

jkono29 wrote:I wonder if it would be possible to stop breathing through the lungs. Will oxygenated blood suppress the reflex to continue inhaling/exhaling? Seems to me that our bodies likely evolved to panic when the lungs aren't actively working (not just panic when organs aren't receiving oxygen).


The body can't detect oxygen in the blood, it works by detecting carbon dioxide (I think its due to dissolved CO2 making the blood more acidic, not sure bout that though), so provided the machine REMOVES CO2 then you shouldn't get the reflex.
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Re: [2012-September-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

Postby smiley_cow » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:57 am

And here I am using my lungs like a sucker.
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Re: [2012-September-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

Postby DonRetrasado » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:10 pm

smiley_cow wrote:And here I am using my lungs like a sucker.

And how come everyone has a bed pan and I have to walk all the way over there!
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Re: [2012-September-13] Why are SMBC dads so terrible.

Postby Jewlian » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:08 am

STOP QUOTING THE SIMPSONS YOU UNORIGINAL HACKS!!!111
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Postby DonRetrasado » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:22 am

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