Sunday, May 12, 2024

Nervous tick


When I was a kid and we went camping a lot, there were two bugaboos my mother would always freak us out about -- ticks and rattle snakes.  I don't recall having any encounters with rattle snakes, but ticks were another story. I think I had them burrow into me on two occasions. One was on my ear lobe and the other time one was in my belly button. 

The thing about ticks is that you don't want to pull them off when they have attached themselves to you because if you pull off the body and leave the head, it can get infected. So the way we were taught to get the off was to heat up a needle and hold it at the base of where the tick had attached itself and they would back out on their own because of the heat of the needle. 

Thus my latest pun, Nervous Tick. Artie took awhile before it got the tick to look the way I wanted it to. But I was please with this one.

My other pun of the day came after see something about "Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God." It is one of the Beatitudes from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. There was a time in my youth where, in addition to knowing how to detach a tick, I knew all of the Beatitudes and the Commandments. 

Anyway, I saw a t-shirt that said, "Blessed are the peacemakers" and I immediately thought of this:

It is sacrilegious I know, but at my age, although I don't have a pacemaker, I respect that they are available.

I'm figuring the over 60 market will buy this design in a heartbeat.

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