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What Doesn’t Kill Us…

December 30, 2020 by Tim


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TuffMelon
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TuffMelon

Hey, Australia already survived the fires!

bubbafett1936
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bubbafett1936

Aren’t Fire Spiders Australia’s National Nightmare?

Rumrum
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Rumrum

Fire spiders are Tuesday around here, they are just snacks for the drop bears

Vicente Sampedro
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Vicente Sampedro

Wouldn’t those be Fire Drop Bears?

Nobody
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Nobody

Now we are going to start finding new wildlife awakened by the fires that will make what Australia is used to seem friendly.

Bwauder
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Bwauder

This year its a “La Nina” weather pattern for Oz so fires will be minimal, its back to flooding and cyclones, at least for the rest of this summer.

Kenju
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Kenju

Dude, it’s Australia. It’s like Maine but hot and dry instead of cold and wet, everything there is designed to kill you.
For anything to survive in Australia PERIOD it’s got to be pretty tough to kill.

TomB
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TomB

Were you talking about Sydney or Adelaide?

;0)

will
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will

to quote Bethesda….yes!

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Kenji- one day, a koala will escape from Australia and make it to the mainland.

On that fateful day, God help us all.

croidhubh
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croidhubh

True!

It wasn’t the 99.8% survivability of the virus that was the problem…it was the horrible effects of the unnecessary lock downs that was the problem…Mad Max took place in 2021, after all, and in Australia.

wkz
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wkz

Let’s put it this way: COVID19 is like 150pound weights with a noose attached to the ceiling and back to society’s neck. It’s difficult to lift, and tiring to keep lifted for a long period of time, but at least the personification of society is not dying from it…

… not until you let go. Then it’s choking time.

aaron Smith
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aaron Smith

hey its not 2021 … yet so bit premature

Lumi
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Lumi

The comic doesn’t update on the 31st.

Zaldrak
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Zaldrak

Bring it!

Paweł Zdanowski
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Paweł Zdanowski

I hope there is at least some health fountain and a checkpoint between years.

Pajuka
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Pajuka

There used to be, then God patched it out in the 2020.12.25 patch

TomB
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TomB

Now that involves some sort of spiritual microtransaction and some season passes.

Oh… I guess it always did…. but I think they called it dues, fees, tithings, etc.

foducool
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foducool

Tim, no!

Johnny 5
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Johnny 5

**a few months later**
Jean Rasczak: “Come on you apes, You want to live forever?!”

Glen
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Glen

As someone who loves the book this is a perfect quote for these times.

TomB
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TomB

Right theme….

“Damn you, you dirty apes!” (Charleton Heston)

Jeff CB Jones
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Jeff CB Jones

*ahem*
Dragons.

Douglas Thomas
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Douglas Thomas

I don’t care if the world becomes a re-enactment of the movie “Reign of Fire”, I would see this as an absolute win.

Taylor
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Taylor

I’ve never seen that movie but I did play the ps2 game based on it.

21st Century Peon
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21st Century Peon

Provided the re-enactment includes its own sub-re-enactment of “Star Wars” for a bunch of adorable tykes, I’m in.

TheSnowedOne
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TheSnowedOne

Well at least we’re ready in Australia – we’ve dealt with “fire spiders” already this year – https://www.tellerreport.com/life/2020-01-25—deadly-spider-proliferates-in-australia-after-fire-.HyE7oJbq-U.html

Timmeh
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Timmeh

Like… I am not sure to be terrified of you Australians or proud of you… Your news just says “This spider? Super bad. Can Kill ya. So why not catch it with a spoon??” Like, WTF? That is the advice you’re given??

Evilleet
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Evilleet

Because its a) more badass to use a spoon as a weapon and b) because the badass spider does still not warrant a “knoife” 🙂

Douglas Thomas
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Douglas Thomas

It’s Australia. Every thing is trying to kill you. It’s only news if something is discovered and it’s not trying to kill you.

Rumrum
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Rumrum

Remember the wollemi pine, only reason it showed up in the news is that it didn’t kill ya.

Michael Delaney
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Michael Delaney

There were also over a dozen new species of Spiders discovered this year in Australia, including sub-species of the Peacock dancing spiders and Jumping Spiders. (they have no confirmed kills at this time)

Haxtus
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Haxtus

Don’t you put that evil on me Ricky Bobby!

Mark
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Mark

That which does not kill us only postpones the inevitable.

TomB
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TomB

Or another way:

That which does not kill us weakens us for the next thing that comes along….

Marcus
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Marcus

to be fair, Lavalantula was a hillariously bad movie.

Jaksteri
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Jaksteri

Bring it on bitch! We’re Humanity, we created you we can undo your sorry ass… huh, the forecast said nothing about thunder storm and raining frogs…

Tim
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Tim

I like the perspective of “the universe has spent my entire life trying to kill me in new and creative ways, so I’m feeling pretty good about my odds”

kaitou
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“That which does not kill us isn’t trying hard enough.”

TomB
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TomB

…. just firing a few test shots to test the current wind conditions…. so the real payload won’t miss.

Crestlinger
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Crestlinger

By virtue of hovertext herein https://xkcd.com/556/ people encountering these will look at them as a food source; a good sized one and self-cooking to boot or a new hot ones spice challenge.

7egert
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7egert

Maybe we were spared from the Invasion of martian spiders because they died instantly just like Orson Wells did predict

Reever
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Reever

if those fire spiders are anything like Smudge i’ll take one XD

Vedrit
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Vedrit

After 2020 is…
2020 won.

CTOWN
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CTOWN

Holy mother of country-sized spiders!!

Pulse
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Pulse

Gotta say abit of bad timing to me. Just saw in the newspaper that apparently theres a new strain of the annoying one so I fear a round 4.

Bwauder
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Bwauder

Given that Cv-19 gains some significant mutation every two to three weeks, and that global vaccinations will take 12 – 18 months to reach a reasonable expectation of herd immunity IF it is possible, round 4 is almost a certainty.
As long as the later ones don’t increase fatality/damage rates we’ll just have to put up with it for a bit longer.

7egert
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7egert

Immunity against all current variants lasts at least one year, vaccination can be achieved in 40 weeks if you want it

sharpshot
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sharpshot

Now “Kill it with Fire” has become reality.

Sam
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Sam

Caught up to every comic since leaving in….2011i think..when I left college, webcomics took a back burner.

Didn’t know about the reboot, had a lot of catching up to do. Hated the reboot in the beginning. But now I’m impatiently waiting for any and all updates. The players, console wars, analog and d-pad. It’s all sooooo good. Glad to see you’re still around and better than ever

Stephen Harris
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Stephen Harris

We already had Murder Hornets in 2020

MRD
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MRD

Hey, at least it can’t get any wo– oh.