August 10th, 2007


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Discussion (18)¬

  1. Snuffle says:

    *cackles* The Hag is awesome!

  2. swiftdraw says:

    Wow, that hag reminds me more and more of an old doctor back in Michigan. Particularly the nailing of an ear to the door part mentioned a few pages back. The doc actually used that threat on my buddy when we were younger if he didn’t stop messing with his ear while it was infected.

  3. Callonius says:

    Is it just me, or does the statue of Ganesh look particularly sheepish?

  4. jake says:

    wow, that explains house

  5. TekServer says:

    @Callonius: Not sheepish, so much as taken aback.

    “Gods are just no match for doctors.”
    What a great line …


  6. Mad Luc says:

    Anyone *else* feel sorry for Ganesh? Yeeeee…

  7. Mark Antony says:

    Poor, poor Ganesh.

  8. Sildraug says:

    Callonius: More elephantine, to me.
    I’d like to see more gods squaring off with doctors.

  9. Tindi says:

    Digger: “Take me, abyss! It’s got to be better than the hag!”

  10. mikokit says:

    Moldy…bread? I do believe the Hag gave Digger LSD! (Yes, I know, penicillin is more likely, and LSD is a grain mold, not a bread mold, but the image of Digger high is just hilarious.)

  11. Tarnish says:

    “Dammit, Ganesh, I don’t care if you are a God. I’m the doctor here!”

    Maybe that’s why the Hag looks so much like a female Doctor McCoy?

  12. slywlf says:

    Never mess with a doctor’s handiwork 😉

  13. SwissChopstix says:

    You seem to forget how Digger came to the hole in the first place.

  14. Revenant says:

    @Mikokit — The image of Digger high, again. Small stone named Edward, anyone?

  15. BunnyRock says:

    @mikokit: unfortunately for many people thought history, Ergot poising is nothing like an LSD trip. Very few LSD users feel as though their flesh is burning up from the inside. St Antony’s Fire is the old name for ergot poisoning, for good reason.
    As Wikkipedia (reasonablly accurately for once) states, as well as the burning sensation if you injected large amounts of ergot you could expect:
    “The symptoms can be roughly divided into convulsive symptoms and gangrenous symptoms.
    Convulsive symptoms
    Convulsive symptoms include painful seizures and spasms, diarrhea, paresthesias, itching, headaches, nausea and vomiting. Usually the gastrointestinal effects precede central nervous system effects. As well as seizures there can be hallucinations resembling those produced by LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide, to which the ergot alkaloid ergotamine is an immediate precursor and therefore shares some structural similarities), and mental effects including mania or psychosis. The convulsive symptoms are caused by clavine alkaloids.
    Gangrenous symptoms
    The dry gangrene is a result of vasoconstriction induced by the ergotamine-ergocristine alkaloids of the fungus. It affects the more poorly vascularized distal structures, such as the fingers and toes. Symptoms include desquamation or peeling, weak Periphery pulse, loss of peripheral sensation, edema and ultimately the death and loss of affected tissues.”

  16. Lord the 22nd says:

    The Statues face is priceless.

    ‘Somebody get this Hag away from meee!’

  17. Hawk says:

    I too like how the statue looks like he has a strange grin on his face, kind of that, “Ok, nice lady, get away from me, hey acolytes get this crazy nut out of here…”

  18. Melissa Trible says:

    Interestingly, I believe if you make beer rather than bread out of ergot-y grain, you get the hallucinogenic effects, but not the other ones…