Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursdays Tomfoolery #2

Behold the comic (near death!) events* of Monday's chemistry lab - told in three panels and a handful of words.


Melissa shakes the flint viciously, complaining all the while how horribly it's defected. Failing to remember the gas is still running.........




The epic fail of an explosion preceding Melissa's success at lighting her bunzen burner only adds to the sweetness of victory.

Any epic fails you're planning to turn into successes? 

*While the flames really did erupt to caress my face and arms and there was the smell of burning hair, I am perfectly fine for the whole affair was over in seconds.....and I'm just so indescribably hot that the fire saw me as kin and left me be. No, I'm not crazy. I just like fire. 



*Also, this counts as tomfoolery because, while it isn't a game, it's still fun because I drew you a comic!

30 comments:

  1. You’re right, you stayed alive, and did us some fantastic drawings. Thanks you for that :)
    The enigmatic, masked blogger

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  2. This so counts, I already know I'm going to love Thursdays at your blog... what's not to like!!!

    As for the fire story I think it's appropriate that while I continued to read the virtual flames grew on your sidebar (mixed with awards), it was sort of neat how it all went together :)

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  3. eek- the smell of burning hair!! Love your drawings, me love ;-)

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  4. jiminey christmas! i'm glad you're ok!
    reminds me of that running gag in the potter movies with seamus always singing his hair when spells go awry...

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  5. Flame and I do not get along. I guess Bunsen burners are not your friends!

    I guess my epic failure I'm trying to turn into a success is my novel, FRENCH QUARTER NOCTURNE.

    Erin Cole at LISTEN TO THE VOICES, chose a snippet of it for today's post in her 13 DAYS OF HORROR.

    http://erincolelive.blogspot.com/

    Come and have a look, Roland

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  6. Oh, yikes--I'm terrified of fire, so this would pretty much be my worst nightmare. Glad you're all right, even if your hair isn't :)

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  7. Now that is funny--glad you are ok too.

    I have tried to turn some of my epic fails into blog posts; like helping a stranded motorist who had run out of gas only to learn later that he had stolen the car.

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  8. Love the artwork!

    If it makes you feel better, at 16 I almost burned down my house (ok, slight exaggeration there) when a taco shell caught fire inside of a convection oven. I panicked and ran away. Luckily my ever brave mother was there to put out the flames.

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  9. Glad you're alright. Loved the comics and loved the fire on your sidebar as I read.

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  10. Yikes!
    For some reason this reminded me of my giant-sized melted plastic honey container fire on my stove top last year. I didn't get burnt, but wow, did my kids get a lesson in fire safety that day. Plastic+Honey+the wrong burner turned on=flames.
    I've also learned not to cook while unpacking groceries . . . I just have this tendency to do everything too close together.

    I'm glad you are ok.

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  11. LOVE the comic! You rock!

    I'm glad you're okay, though! That looks, erm... dangerous!

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  12. ROFL! at your little addendum there at the bottom.

    Glad you're okay. And yes, I experience #authorfail on a regular basis and yes, it usually leads to bigger and better things!

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  13. omg, you did not almost torch yourself--? lol! I mean, I'm glad you're OK... :D

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  14. Love the drawings! I totally singed (is that how you spell it?) off my eyebrows trying to light a gas stove once. I just penciled them in like an old lady would. Glad you escaped with only minor hair casualties. :-)

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  15. Great comic! And I'm glad you're all right. :)

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  16. Melissa - Fantastic comic!!! I have a thing for fire too. Glad the fire saw you as kin (very well put) and you're al right.

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  17. Love the drawings! I love to draw but rarely find time anymore... I want to draw more, so I find your art very inspiring.

    Just came over from Jen's blog and wanted to say hi!

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  18. Great comic, by the way. I draw stick figures that get out of the drawing and slap me for my lack of artistic talent.

    Thanks for dropping by Erin Cole's 13 DAYS OF HORROR and making such a neat comment. It meant a lot to me. Still does.

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  19. Oh my goodness! How scary! I'm so glad you're okay :)

    I love the pictures! A talented writer AND an artist :D

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  20. Love the comic. It made me giggle ;)

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  21. Love love love!!! Me, Shiny Perfect Hair...right down to the crackle. Epic fails? Hmmmmmm. I'm not sure I've had one of epic proportions recently. Although, I am starting to think that way of my manuscript. I've got to gut it. But I keep avoiding it. So maybe that goes down as the Epic Fail that I'm going to make right!

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  22. Memories of Chemistry are flooding my brain....UGH! I was so afraid of lighting that thing! LOL.

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  23. Those burners should have been banned! What were our teachers thinking? Love the comic.

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  24. Those drawings are so funny!
    Man, I can almost smell the burnt hair...ewww.

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  25. I love it when students in my class do this - leave the gas on for 5 min while then try to light the BB - then boom.

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  26. Wow! Nothing like an explosion in chemistry class. Love the comics. :)

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  27. OMG. The smell of burnt hair is ghastly-- just ghastly. Awesome drawings. And I like fire too. Heh. Heh.

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