Words by Simon Styles Art by Jacob VanDyke
The Thorax: Speaks for the Bees
Frank the Exterminator: Thanks for being in my commercial, fellas. You guys look fantastic.
Roy: We look ridiculous. I mean, I get you’re an exterminator and all. But why are we in bug costumes?
Vince: Holy balls Roy. For the fuzillionth time, it’s for Frank’s No Bugs Left Behind promotion. Get on board already.
Roy: It just seems like we should be playing the heros, not the pests.
Stew: Frank is the hero. He’s going to fake spray us, and then we fake die. Didn’t you read the script?
Gil: Where does this stinger thing go? I can’t see where it attaches.
Vince: Stick it to your abdomen, Gil. Geez. It’s like you’ve never seen a bee before?
Roy: Why are we killing bees?
Frank: Sorry. There’s only so many bug costumes down at the Costume Castle.
Stew: I think you mean the thorax, Vince.
Stew: You told Gil to stick it to the abdomen. I think you meant the thorax.
Vince: Uh. No. The thorax is a kid book.
Stew: That’s “The Lorax.”
Vince: So, now you’re the expert on kid books, too?
Frank: Fellas, please. Let’s just finish this commercial…
Gil: Lorax is the book. Just looked it up on my phone.
Frank: Alright! Can we finally do this?
Stew: We look ridiculous.
Gil: So, where does the stinger go?