By Ruben Bolling at 3:01 am Wed, Jun 9, 2010
aren’t fatty acids _assembled_ into tryglycerides, not broken down?
Hmm, am I the only person who realizes that short-chain (volatile) fatty acids are not converted into triglycerides? As mild anti-inflammatory signaling molecules, I don’t think Billy is well served by them even if he takes a knife to the gut. Adrenaline is his best friend right now…
Zoran’s got his hand stuck under the window! Go Billy!
I’m wondering when Quentin’s intestinal worms will get their own strip…
No link at all?
Nice touch on the Roman Numerals. Subtle!
I feel like we’re missing some important details in the story here.
I know, he completely glossed over the electron transport chain.
Stuff always gets lost when going from the (text)book to the movie.
The Fear and Loathing quote is applicable:
“Finish the f***ing story, man. What happened? What about the glands!?”
It’s all about the adenosine triphosphate, yo.
Where is Quentin during all of this, and what is going on in his endocrine system?
I’m thinking one could rewrite most if not all of the history of human civilization like this, and it would be more true.
You p’bly meant to say “history of human bacterial civilization”, yes?
Metabolic processes are finally get the dramatic rendition they so richly deserve. For too long Hollywood has outright ignored these tireless workhorses who are treated like some invisible minority yet outnumber us â‰ˆ1.x10^15 to 1!
This same thing happens to me all the time. It’s weird how close my life is to your cartoons. It’s as though you’re writing about me!
What happened to the broken chair leg?
Is Billy going to poop his pants here? Is that what this is about?
“Way down inside the large intestine,
Far, far away,
There’s where the ice cream cones are restin’,
There’s where the eclairs stay.”
—attributed to Mark Twain
I wonder who they’ll get to play the Krebs Cycle.
Why s ths cpyrghtd? Tht’s hrrbl blw gnst fr s. BngBng shld b shmd f tslf. Rbn Bllng s mnplstc vlln.
You’re assing it up nicely today.
Boing-Boing isn’t against copyright.
Boing-Boing is against being a dick about copyright.
Sorry for any confusion.
“Why is this copyrighted? That’s a horrible blow against fair use.”
Thank you for making it clear in your first two sentences that you know nothing about copyright, and especially the fair use aspect of copyright. That makes it much easier to ignore the rest of the comment.
Don’t worry: I suspect most of the people who *didn’t* comment probably got the humour you intended just fine.
If he had written 2+2=5, we would have seen what he intended as well.
But obvious intentions, whether in the realms of mathematics or humor, doesn’t make the failure any less a failure.
Yes, Ruben always manages to keep it intestine (an inside joke.)
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