Opal has the same fear i have. That vacuum might be powerful enough to suck out what little brains,Earl has left along with the cotton swab tip.
When my friend had brain surgery, they told him that they’d tried to suck out the tumor, but the inside of his head kept sucking it back in…
called it about the tweezers (as if Earl has a brain anyway)
Using the vacuum attachment might be very unsanitary as well, you don’t know where that’s been sucking up who knows what.
Only if it’s a Dyson. “With the proper amount of suction.”
Can’t lose what isn’t there. Earl’s safe!!!
I’m a bit lost here. Originally it was stuck in his right ear, so why is he trying to suck something from his left ear now? Or does Earl just have one long tunnel in there?
Congrats to the commenters from yesterday who predicted this scenario!
We all called it yesterday!
Trying to figure out how you can lose a whole cotton swab in your ear?
better than using your elbow-“Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear”
and thus ends a nice 4-day story arc….
Too late for that, Opal. Nothing left to suck out!
Opal just said Earl has a brain ! The wonder of it all ;-)
Apparently due to the stronger vacuum inside his head!
I didn’t know Earl was Canadian.
I’ve been told by anonymous sources that I’d make a great vacuum – as I suck at everything. js
I remember , on an episode of All In the Family, Archie is complaining and Edith says “Oh Archie it’s all in your head” to which he replies “Edith you know I ain’t got nothin in my head”! ;o)
Earl is pressing Opal’s buttons and she is her usual self, nothing but sarcastic snarky remarks. For someone who claims to love him, Opal is always rude to Earl.
allen@home called it yesterday!
I mentioned tweezers yesterday, didn’t I? Suck your brain out? I don’t think so……
More like, while you had the vacuum elevated up to your ear, you could bring it crashing down on Opal’s head. THAT’s what she’s afraid of!
As a surgery intern, rotating on neurosurgery, my first case was assisting on a brain tumor removal. We used the suction technique to remove the tumor, not a scalpel. Your friend spoke the truth regarding what he was told, tumors can retract/fall back inward…not sure I would say it was ‘sucked’ back in, but I can understand it may be only semantics of words…
I don’t know why, but I found it interesting that she said brain instead of brains. I have just been sitting here trying to think of why there are times when “brains” seems more correct than “brain”. Every time I think I have it figured out, I can think of an instance where the other word fits just fine if used the same way, but also times when it just doesn’t sound right. Anyone else have any thoughts about it? Does anyone have any idea about why I might find one version working better than the other? Or am I just weird?
Ah, she read yesterday’s comments! ;-D
“A mind is a terrible thing to vacuum!”
Like I said yesterday.
Earl get yourself to a doctor pronto.
Poor Earl, unfortunately she’s right!
You’ll suck your brain out, you’ll suck your brain out! (not to be confused with “You’ll shoot your eyes out!”
That joke sux!
I had an earplug get stuck in my ear, so I went to the emergency room. It took them 5 seconds. It cost me $1300.