#436 – Conch

That whole “hold a shell up to your ear and hear the ocean” thing is a hoax that was started by the brain crabs. They are very tiny parasites that hide out in abandoned shells waiting for a host to pick it up. The enter through the ear canal and latch on to the brain stem. The are mostly harmless but can influence you in subtle ways like getting to to tell others that you can hear the ocean when you hold a shell up to your ear. Back in the 1950’s someone held a shell up to a horse as a joke and inadvertently created Mr. Ed.

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6 thoughts on “#436 – Conch”

  1. Slogra says:

    The comic is good, but your post is even more epic, Chris. BRAIN CRABS indeed!

  2. Ray Anselmo says:

    Note to Mrs. Hallbeck — don’t let Chris watch Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan anymore.

    1. pbarnrob says:

      Ah, I suspect it’s too late!

  3. This comic’s commentary (particularly the part about Mr. Ed) is possibly the best you have ever written.

  4. “Of course you can hear the ocean, sweetie. You’re standing on the $#^@&ing SHORELINE.”

  5. kingklash says:

    One day, I’ll tell you kiddies about the horrible secret of Francis, the Talking Mule.

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