Close to Home by John McPherson

Close to Home

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  1. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago

    Since ants can carry many times their own weight, shouldn’t there be only one ant pallbearer with the coffin on its back? After all, the ants would likely weigh the same as each other, and the only other burden would be the coffin itself and I doubt it’s made of solid mahogany. Just opining.

  2. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 3 years ago

    Now’s the time to kill ‘em all while they’re out in the open!

  3. bluegirl285

    bluegirl285 said, over 3 years ago

    @emjaycee

    That’s a good idea. It would’ve been funnier if there were a few more ant coffins, each one on an ant’s back.

  4. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 3 years ago

    kicked the ice bucket

  5. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach said, over 3 years ago

    @nazzofoggenmach

    called for doom service

  6. Dewed

    Dewed said, over 3 years ago

    Just one though? … Must have been more like an ant bachelor pad

  7. edclectic

    edclectic said, over 3 years ago

    @nazzofoggenmach

    too bad the only thing available was a dumb waiter

  8. algurka

    algurka said, over 3 years ago

    Unlike humans, that require 6 pallbearers, the ants are only using 4, so it looks like McPherson did make some concession to their strength.

  9. Poollady

    Poollady said, over 3 years ago

    Ants check in …but they don’t check out. They just leave carrying their dead Ant Martha!

  10. dfowensby

    dfowensby said, over 3 years ago

    sticky inside, dummy. good for catching mice, too. they squeal and wiggle all over trying to get unstuck. drives the cat nuts.

  11. garynorton

    garynorton said, over 3 years ago

    @Poollady

    You are the only one who got it. Congratulations!

  12. JaZ_3 vW's

    JaZ_3 vW's said, over 3 years ago

    Ant strength is true when they use all six legs, these pallbearers are only using two legs so they need to triple up on the Ant power.

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