Talk:2813: What To Do

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Top right kinda reminds me of Beanie talk 22:06, 9 August 2023 (UTC)

I was thinking that that kind of thing usually works for the likes of Mick Dundee. 11:10, 14 August 2023 (UTC)

We don't need a dang [citation needed] on every single joke in the first column. Less is more. 04:55, 10 August 2023 (UTC)

Citation needed. 05:13, 10 August 2023 (UTC)
I wholeheartedly disagree, every one is funny Tiln (talk) 07:36, 10 August 2023 (UTC) <- I made a tierlist for all the panels you can fill out! idk why thought it was funny Mushrooms (talk) 11:51, 10 August 2023 (UTC)

Yeah! Finally another good/bad matrix! I love the pictures more than the selection of situations and reactions. Anyone else too? -- 17:00, 16 August 2023 (UTC)

The panel depicting Megan yelling "Hey, stop." and backing away from a wounded Cueball -- that could totally be some peoples response to the depicted situation, if only because it's better to find another person nearby who can treat the patient calmly rather than someone who'll puke, panic or faint at the sight of blood or the wound that it's issuing from. Remember, the cardinal rule of first aid is "avoid becoming a casualty yourself". If you don't think you can provide adequate aid because you are squeamish, there's no shame in simply standing back or assisting as requested. 08:57, 28 February 2024 (UTC)

Add background color to table?[edit]

Should we indicate the comic's table's red/green background colors in the description table? This could either be by changing the cells' background colors to match the comic, or adding "(Red background)" or "(Green background)" to the text. -- Dtgriscom (talk) 15:07, 10 August 2023 (UTC)

I don't know whether that's typical, but I think it's a good idea.
ProphetZarquon (talk) 15:50, 10 August 2023 (UTC)
For a moment I thought you meant the Transcript, to which I would have said it was inadvisable to place a colour, seeing as in my experience the Transcript is mainly for blind people using a reader program, and I'm not sure the reader program would mention the colour of text, definitely not the background. But in the description, I would agree, and I think changing the colour is more visually informative. NiceGuy1 (talk) 05:02, 12 August 2023 (UTC)
I'd match the #RGBs of the comic (rather than #F00/#0F0). Or perhaps even tone back to half saturation. We want it to be faithful in hue but not everly distracting. 20:03, 12 August 2023 (UTC)
The green in the original comic is #A4E6A1; reducing its sat by half gives #C5E6C3. The original pink is #E6A1A1, reducing its sat by half gives #E6C3C3. BunsenH (talk) 20:45, 12 August 2023 (UTC)
Yeah, looked good. For what my opinion i worth on the matter, a decent choice. 23:34, 12 August 2023 (UTC)

Yelling at lightning[edit]

If we really need a citation about the futility of yelling at lightning, there's King Lear, Act 3, scene 2. BunsenH (talk) 23:13, 12 August 2023 (UTC)

Fire Alarms[edit]

I recently found out other peoples fire alarms can't be turned off. Mine turns off if you apply firm pressure to the test button when it is ringing (there wasn't a fire, just a lot of steam, and it was confused). Do other fire alarms not have a pressure-activated "off" button? Thisfox (talk) 07:52, 17 August 2023 (UTC)

I suspect it's going to be a case of reading the manual. Different fire-(smoke-?)alarms having subtly different designs to them. I think one of the ones I last installed had a 'silence' button (separate from the 'test' one), but I've never felt/had the need to 'snooze' it (though I have tested it, even if not as frequently as I should have). Others may not even consider the need (if it goes 'wrong', and it isn't entirely your fault for burning some toast, you'd ideally be ripping it out and replacing it with a non-false-alarm one ASAP) so taking the battery out or disconnecting various key wires might be your default option. 09:21, 17 August 2023 (UTC)

Creating lightning[edit]

The last couple of edits have used "fulgogenic" and "fulminogenic", which I take to mean "creating lightning". I'm not confident that either is a real word, from the on-line searching I've done. While the meaning can be inferred, given enough background knowledge, is there a word with that meaning that's actually used? BunsenH (talk) 16:07, 21 August 2023 (UTC)

Mountain lions[edit]

[1] shows that encountering a mountain lion is not always a dangerous situation. That particular mountain lion is unlikely to do anything to people applying any of the solutions. It went to obedience school.