Talk:2246: Christmas Presents

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Just realized that the DgbrtBOT has not worked since December 13th. So great work for those that has created the pages since then. I did this one today. Seems like it takes some time after creation before the next comic button appears on the previous page...? Followed the "When the bot fails" section on the BOT page. --Kynde (talk) 20:43, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

Ah, that explains it. I saw the comic two hours before I finally gave up waiting on DgbrtBOT to do what it does (not thinking I'd have to do it instead). I even had time to jot down a nice explanation written up, including references to Myco-heterotrophy and Mycorrhizal network where it seemed relevent to mention them, but I like the one that's here now so... 23:09, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

That one comic used to confuse me greatly when instead of "parasitic", it had "parisitic" on its initial release. I wondered if it was a pun on Paris or something. Apparently just a glitch. Ck (talk) 23:19, 26 December 2019 (UTC)

This comic is a reference to mistletoe (a parasitic plant that is asociated with Christmas). That is where the "biologists ruining Christmas" come in; biologists are likely to point out that mistletoe is a parasite. 06:57, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

Upon reading the comic I thought that humans are mediating this particular parasitism (as the species that actually cut down trees and create presents), and biologist tries to insult those humans by suggesting that they are fungus. 18:03, 28 December 2019 (UTC)

Whoever put the pun in the explanation deserves a prize V (talk) 04:49, 29 December 2019 (UTC)

Could this be a more complex version of Toxoplasma Gondii that infects humans?