You’re probably wondering what happened to Verne’s shell air-conditioning?
The truth is I wrote this Sunday before I wrote the shell ones, but because of much longer Sunday lead times, the shell ones appeared first.
We’ve used the Verne’s-shell-is-bigger-on-the-inside-than-on-the-outside-thing-sparingly-over the years. It’s a well worn visual gag – from Dr. Who’s Tardis to Snoopy’s Dog House to many Looney Tunes cartoons.
It’s funny, which is why it persists. But it’s easy.
Having said that, I do wonder what wonders Verne has in that shell. Generally, this joke is down off-screen in the reader/viewers imagination. But what if went inside and showed you?
I’m not sure it’s worthwhile. Maybe it needs a twist.
What do you think?
Top Five Reasons Tattoos Are a Bad Idea
5. A flaming vampire hamster on your back does not distract from your acne scars.
4. “Bob Forever” is very difficult to change into “Bogoslav Forever”
3. That Chinese character on your ankle actually means, “Toenail Merchant”
2. In 2054 when your butt sags to your knees, those Rolling Stone lips will look like a clown vagina.
1. They make God sad.
You’re not alone.
I declare today National Crazy Awareness Day. Today we recognize what we all know to be true. You, me and that seemingly normal lady sipping a latte at the table next to you are certifiably crazy (she harbors a secret wish to immersed in a vat of pickle relish (dill). It’s true!).
By becoming one with our secret insanities, we can let go of our endless obsession with appearing normal and accept ourselves and our fellow men and women for the nut jobs they truly are. Imagine a world where everyone is free to admit their grasp on reality is more of a distant wave from a fast moving clown car headed straight for Whackedville. Out yourself today. Don’t wait. Open the window. Throw back the shutters and scream, “I can’t stop tickling penguins!”
I’m right behind you.
Verne’s shell was supposed to be converted into a fire ant Moulin Rogue. With a sign that says, you know: Moulin Rogue. I guess T thought it would be obvious? I’ve got to get ahead and get us back to doing roughs.
I like Verne’ dressed ironically in a box of Lucky Charms (the real definition of irony not the Alanis Morissette one).