Culture Wars, Progressives ← Previous post Next post → Comments Merle Apr 30 2020 at 12:05 am how much voltage does it take to make fat catch on fire??? 🙂 Too Tall Apr 30 2020 at 3:32 am It’s not the voltage, but the current. 40 amps ought to do it. Punta Gorda Apr 30 2020 at 3:02 pm And 0.1+ amps across the chest can cause cardiac arrest. caved1ver01 May 01 2020 at 12:14 am Land whale or not relatively low current or electron pressure, i.e., 0.25 amps will stop a human heart. Old Codger Apr 30 2020 at 8:24 am Tasers and stun-guns work by inducing paralysis via pulsed >100 KV voltages. There’s essentially no current so they don’t (as a rule) kill but the extreme voltages induce temporary paralysis and usually unconsciousness. Unfortunately for folks (like me) with pacemakers and ICDs (implanted cardiac defibrillator like Dick Cheney) the voltage pulses induce current in the wires leading to the inside of the heart. Almost certainly lethal at least in part because by the time the people around the one who was tased realize that something is wrong, the person has already been in cardiac arrest too long. Steve Apr 30 2020 at 6:16 pm Sam needs to be pretty careful here. Fat is a fairly decent insulator, with the result that tasers can cause obese people an enraging level of pain without actually disabling them. John M. Apr 30 2020 at 12:08 am Whoa – that’s a shocker! (Sorry couldn’t help myself) I know Sam carries some interesting toys, but where does she hide THAT! Fox2! Apr 30 2020 at 12:50 am She’ll never tell. I think someone mentioned Tamara Long the other day. Mike-SMO Apr 30 2020 at 1:57 am Is that set to “Stun” or “Medium Rare”? I think that in most jurisdictions, Sam is already in “Call the Lawyer” country. Then, there is “Karen” to watch out for. Saaruuk Apr 30 2020 at 3:20 am Personally….I’d prefer “Flambe”. Too Tall Apr 30 2020 at 9:02 pm I vote for “Plaid.” Too Tall Apr 30 2020 at 3:37 am Sam looks particularly fetching in panel number three. GWB Apr 30 2020 at 6:30 am She does! Too Tall Apr 30 2020 at 3:39 am I suspect the ice cream shop proprietor has already advised Tucker to bring the Hazmat wagon. Otherwise, Tucker is going to need a whole lot more plastic sheeting in the backseat of his squad car. Punta Gorda Apr 30 2020 at 7:25 am Hazmat indeed. Given the location of the darts, that should produce a spasmodic response of the sphincter. Coupled with sympathetic contraction of all nearby muscle groups, you might be in a hazard zone if the spandex fails to contain the pressure… Old Codger Apr 30 2020 at 8:33 am Actually, her defense would be that she was simply defending her minor children from an assault. IMS, Texas law makes an assault of a minor by an adult a felony. Texas law (Penal Code Chapter 9) also allows a 3rd party to use force to defend another in any situation where they would be justified in using force to defend themselves. Panel 1 clearly shows Triggly-Puff’s hands in an aggressive, threatening posture. No jury in that part of Texas (Houston, Austin, Dallas/Ft Worth and San Antonio are different) would convict Sam. I seriously doubt the DA for Presidio County would even consider prosecuting Sam under the circumstances. Richard Apr 30 2020 at 7:56 am Don’t you folks remember the “Convention” at the Seniors planet in the “Number of the Beast”? Jefferson A Selvy May 02 2020 at 12:44 am Lazarus is one of the reasons I took up the kilt. MasterDiver Apr 30 2020 at 9:16 am Same place Minerva Long packs her Blaster (or was it a candy bar?) Zar Belk! Kafiroon Apr 30 2020 at 12:16 am Give it all it’s got Sam. That there land whale has a whole lot of blubber to fry. MAJ Arkay Apr 30 2020 at 12:17 am Well, now, Fatty’s hand was way within the social distancing barrier, so everything its partner claimed about the twins applies to it, too. I am curious, though, as to which town this is taking place. Not a whole lot of them in the ranch’s vicinity, and most of them would not tolerate these two creatures, much less have one on the city/town council. Nice to see Sam’s not puttin’ up with their crap. Fox2! Apr 30 2020 at 12:57 am I would think any nearby town would know not to mess with the denizens of the DD. GWB Apr 30 2020 at 6:43 am Karens are always on the town council. They start out by ruining HOAs, then graduate to telling the neighboring neighborhoods what to do, then to telling the whole town. And, they have the energy and desire to actually run and defeat some good ol’ boy. (Always with some plan to ‘fix’ things and appeal to every single person who ever said “there ought to be a law!”) Too Tall Apr 30 2020 at 10:58 am They detour through the school board as well to raise your taxes and indoctrinate children to be good little Progtard DildoCrats. Punta Gorda Apr 30 2020 at 7:28 am “Nice to see Sam’s not puttin’ up with their crap.” She will be soon, just from the orientation of that blow-hole and the electric discharge soon to hit the anus. JTC Apr 30 2020 at 4:30 pm They anywhere near Austin? Might as well be in NYC. Turn that whole criminal/victim dynamic upside down real quick. Ozymandius Apr 30 2020 at 12:17 am Sam’s shown a lot of patience with that fat cow. Far more than she deserves Hotrod Lincoln Apr 30 2020 at 12:19 am Go ahead and squeeze, Sam- – – – – -where those probes are sticking, there will be smoked ham on the menu! John M. Apr 30 2020 at 12:33 am I’m not that familiar with Tasers, but I thought once you fired the needles the charge was automatically applied… anyone? chris muir Apr 30 2020 at 12:37 am Not until you press the trigger MRAD Apr 30 2020 at 4:34 am I’m not sure about the civilian models, but the standard police issue X26 series, when the probes hit, they are electrified for 20 seconds. A subsequent pull of the trigger will give a second dose of “Edison Medicine “. WayneM Apr 30 2020 at 12:58 am Taser is a brand name of a manufacturer of conducted energy weapons. Very popular with the police departments. It depends on the model but most conducted energy weapons need trigger pull to energize. I heard of a model that discharges automatically but I suspect that could be a liability issue. Pulling the barbs out of Lardo won’t be fun… John M Apr 30 2020 at 1:19 am As I said, I don’ t know that much about them, bu when I see them used on the “real” police shows, it always looks like they’re doing the “Electron Dance” as soon as the needles hit. I do know that once you fire the needles, that part needs to be replaced. Xir can pull her own needles, I wouldn’t “go there” for all the gold in Fort Knox… Maybe Karen could help. Oldarmourer Apr 30 2020 at 5:55 am Probably an improved model designed by Javier 😉 With voltage increasing the longer you hold the trigger Some models let you use the probes without firing them as a ‘contact’ CED, or a ‘come along’..or just for a display Sometimes seeing the spark deescalates a situation aaaand sometimes it escalates it… depends on if you want a reason to pull the trigger through pyrodice Apr 30 2020 at 2:21 am They go by Axon now, and they’re the name you see stamped on bodycam video. Applied for a job with those guys a couple years ago. Probably a good investment! eon Apr 30 2020 at 7:06 am “Taser” was actually originally an acronym. Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle. In reaching for the twins, Triggly violated not only the “social distancing” she and her Alpha were trying to “enforce”, but also a little statute called “felony menacing”. Or as we used to call it, the “keep your hands to yourself” law. If she’d actually grabbed them, that would be “simple assault” in most states. Either one used to be good for 30 days in the local lockup. clear ether eon Saaruuk Apr 30 2020 at 10:06 am The newer models have a “two-stage” trigger. The first stage fires the darts, continuing to pull to stage 2 sends the voltage. Think of the FN P-90, pull the trigger to the first stop, one shot at a time. Pull it all the way…..full auto. WayneM Apr 30 2020 at 11:35 am Exactly… and Sam has great trigger discipline… Pamela Apr 30 2020 at 1:09 am That does not look like a bat out of hell Too Tall Apr 30 2020 at 3:41 am It sure isn’t Paradise by the Dashboard Lights, at least not until the last verse where everybody is praying for the end of time. NotYetInACamp Apr 30 2020 at 1:10 am Meatloaf. Obscure to the xer’s references. Actor and singer before the time of the whelping of the two xers. There may be some charged electric dance steps involved. Xer does not need toast. Pamela Apr 30 2020 at 10:41 am Nothing for Love or Money would a sane person do that… Malatrope Apr 30 2020 at 1:00 pm Meatloaf was also obnoxiously fat. Good music, though. Pete231 Apr 30 2020 at 1:18 am 5…4…3…2…1… Set the magic pixies free now ! DogByte6RER Apr 30 2020 at 1:21 am Sam charges up the electric pig … and, goodbye garbage! https://www.thefreedictionary.com/electric+pig cz93x62 Apr 30 2020 at 2:48 am Ah, the Edison Medicine. I would love to have had such toys when I was pushing Holsteins in Riverside County. BWCs would have been nice, too–I had to get by with micro-cassette recorders back then. It was SO NICE to unplug a humbug Tale of Drunkenness And Cruelty citizen complaint with a recorded version of the actual conversation. A real script-flipper, just like BWCs are. Too Tall Apr 30 2020 at 3:21 am Um, Sam is a lefty? Or is her right hand holding the heavy artillery? DCE Apr 30 2020 at 6:51 am Sam, being a responsible gun owner, likely practices with her off hand to become equally proficient. It also means she doesn’t need to turn her body in order to hit her target. Henry Apr 30 2020 at 11:54 pm I assume it’s just a function of which holster is on which side. Too Tall Apr 30 2020 at 3:29 am 1. Can’t miss that target. 2. Modern textile engineering is amazing. There is a hefty amount of stress testing of the tensile strength of Triggly Puff’s / Meatloaf’s clothing in the second panel. Only problem is that under that load, there are no graceful degradations. The failure will be extremely kinetic. 3. I am reminded of Pamela’s comment sometime ago about “a forty year old, 300 pound, mother of 12, stuffed into size 00 yoga pants. Not a becoming look at all. Bill G Apr 30 2020 at 5:12 am Triggly Puff! That’s the name I couldn’t get back to! Thank you, Too Tall. It’s exactly what I was thinking of on the appearance of this one here. Pamela Apr 30 2020 at 2:01 pm I saw one of those the other day walking down the street. You know the yoga pants are too tight and way past being used as a rag when you can see a large heart tattoo on the wearer’ more than ample backside. Too Tall Apr 30 2020 at 8:55 pm You mean you could read her tattoos in Braille at 100 yards? Pamela Apr 30 2020 at 9:35 pm Yeppers. steveb919 Apr 30 2020 at 4:27 am Burning human flesh smells just like pork burning. There must be a stench in the air there. Must smell just like when the pig caught fire while cooking it. That will teach me to pay attention. What a waste of 100 + Lbs of going to be good eating. On the other hand the porker in the picture would do well to get a little roasted. steveb919 Apr 30 2020 at 4:29 am My bad Sam didn’t pull the trigger yet. Damn. Richard Apr 30 2020 at 10:31 am Is that why it’s called “Long Pig”. warhorse Apr 30 2020 at 5:04 am I am trying to figure out why I read “not good” in the voice of the FPSrussia guy. wasn’t that in some game ad a few years back? Oldarmourer Apr 30 2020 at 5:46 am Wit until bushhog there gets the bill for the piercings… GWB Apr 30 2020 at 6:52 am The girls have already had to pull back from the whale’s reach (see the girl* in pink’s hair? as if she’s suddenly moving backward?), so she’s already triggered (pun intended) defense-of-others. I have to wonder just how Chris is going to draw the next few panels, if she pulls that trigger. 🙂 (* How do I tell which girl is which? They’re twins, and I can’t tell them apart.) Too Tall Apr 30 2020 at 8:40 am Mari (reddish brown hair, brown eyes) is in the pink top. Kiko (brown hair, grey/blue eyes) is in the dark top. Jack Apr 30 2020 at 7:08 am Sam’s a typical Mom. She Wolf X Mama Grizz. Paul Apr 30 2020 at 7:35 am Mama Grizz with Lipstick too ! Paul Apr 30 2020 at 7:37 am I also had to go back to 4-27 to just refresh my eyes ! Punta Gorda Apr 30 2020 at 7:55 am I think that’s Naomi. A different hottie, but all DD affiliated women tend to be stunners with similar morphology. Punta Gorda Apr 30 2020 at 7:41 am “DON’T TASE MY HOLE!” Punta Gorda Apr 30 2020 at 8:08 am Honestly though, if you notice the left buttock is framed by the darts. My guess is that it will have the greatest charge when they are activated and have the greatest spasm. This will likely cause acceleration of to the cows right as she involuntary lurches forward when her left leg pushes out uncontrollably, probably loosing traction and flopping to the deck in a convulsing mass of violently twitching flab. Too Tall Apr 30 2020 at 8:43 am You win the interwebs for the day! I’ve been trying to figure out how the Don’t Tase Me, Bro meme fits here. MasterDiver Apr 30 2020 at 9:28 am A little late for that. I don’t think “I wuz jist funnin’ wi th ’em” is gonna play here. Zar Belk! JT in Wyoming Apr 30 2020 at 7:44 am I can’t speak to the models sold for purchase by the general public, but the TASER I carried as a police officer automatically initiate a 5 second charge when the trigger is pulled to fire the darts. If the safety is engaged, the charge is interrupted. Unless that happens, one pull of the trigger generates a 5 charge. TASER (stands for Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle – a 1911 novel) devices sold to the general public can have up to a 30 second fire-it-and-forget- it type of discharge. The idea being that in a self-defense situation, one fires the TASER into the attacker then drops the TASER and takes off running. The manufacturer advertises free replacement in that case as their way of discouraging staying around for further physical confrontation. eon Apr 30 2020 at 7:34 pm Incidentally, here is the original 1911 story; http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3777/3777-h/3777-h.htm cheers eon Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman Apr 30 2020 at 9:43 pm I did not know that TASER was a Tom Swift acronym. I remember reading those “Tom Swift and his………” series of books as a preteen. My dad’s collection. Don’t remember the dates, but it seems to me that they were from the 20s & 30s. Been a long time since I remember reading those. I like to think those books pointed me in the direction I am today. eon Apr 30 2020 at 11:20 pm Here you go; Books by Appleton, Victor on Project Gutenberg; http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/267 Incidentally, I grew up on the 1950s-70s “Tom Swift Jr. ” books, in which Tom Sr. often appeared. cheers eon DAVID MONTGOMERY Apr 30 2020 at 9:39 am Ummm… it should say 4/30/2020 I know it is easy to forget what day of Wuhan House Arrest & Socialist Test Run it is… Be well & Stay well… DBM Richard Apr 30 2020 at 10:30 am This is one case where Triggaly Puff needs to be “Triggered”. But it might cause a relaxation of certain muscles when the reaction is done. It’s a good thing that everyone has masks available. JohninMd(help!) Apr 30 2020 at 12:00 pm I love the last panel, where Sam is in a pose that would look good on the paperback cover of a noir detective story… JSStryker Apr 30 2020 at 12:03 pm Sam fire up the song “Safety Dance” and see if you can get the Taser to make her to dance to it. Oldarmourer Apr 30 2020 at 5:24 pm If Javier has modded it enough. “Neutron Dance” might fit better 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8Y-9YSBB9s Espien Apr 30 2020 at 12:30 pm Light ‘er up Pamela Apr 30 2020 at 12:33 pm That wide load needs caution signs and port and starboard running lights. John Apr 30 2020 at 2:29 pm And a chase car. Too Tall Apr 30 2020 at 9:02 pm With a huge SLOW sign. Triggly Puff does not get weighed. One measures Xir’s displacement. Wulfenite Apr 30 2020 at 3:55 pm Once the fuse has been initiated, the proper form is to announce “Fire in the Hole!” De-Con is going to be ridiculous, so run for your lives. William Wall Apr 30 2020 at 6:07 pm If this rolls over to tomorrow, someone’s going to be calling “Mayday!” James F Gemind Apr 30 2020 at 6:52 pm MY EYES!!!! No one should subjected to view. Need brain bleach to remove the 2nd panel… I need kittens! Pamela Apr 30 2020 at 7:06 pm Playing with soft and furry does help Punta Gorda Apr 30 2020 at 8:00 pm “Squeal Bitch” should be the next words out of Sam’s mouth. ottersmith Apr 30 2020 at 11:43 pm Not only are the girls withdrawing, they appear to be crying. Emotional distress? I’m sure she’s practiced left, right, and both, hands and eyes. Reply Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click here to have toons delivered to email This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.