This is the first in a series of silly baseball sketches I did. At the last minute, I decided to make them into goofy little baseball cards. Collect ‘em all!
I believe that most of us have heard that we swallow up to eight spiders per year while sleeping. When I first thought about what I would write on this subject, I was leaning towards something like an “inconvenient truth”, something that very well may be true…but I’m not going to believe it! I could avoid being creeped out, because, in my reality, it’s not true. That is how a lot of people avoid the climate change crisis. But that is another story. Eating spiders is a more immediate threat. My reasoning for not believing it was this…why would a spider (or any other creature on God’s earth) crawl into a mouth to be eaten? Most, if not all, creatures run away from a mouth! Are spiders exceptionally stupid? Are they, perhaps, suicidal?
I needed more information. I looked it up and found that eating spiders while we sleep is an urban legend. It was started by somebody to prove that people are too trusting about what they read on the internet. It was fabricated just to show how gullible people are! I have to admit that I was half -gullible. I believed it, but chose not to believe it. You can go back to sleep while I send a check to a Nigerian Princess who has promised to send me a million dollars.
PS….The winner of the caption contest is none other than Mr. Bunk Strutts! Rock on Bunk! Rock on!
The cartoon above nabbed me third place in the Wonderland Cartoon Contest. Wonderland is a weekly supplement of the Grand Rapids Press in Michigan. I got $50, my name and picture in the paper, and a nice little write-up. One of the three judges of that contest, Jeff Mallett, is the creator of Frazz, a nationally syndicated comic strip.