Rip Haywire by Dan Thompson for October 21, 2009
Running as fast as his pear shape allows, the scorpion stumbles onto a railroad track! A whistle blows, announcing a train's mighty presence, and startles the scorpion! Honk! Scorpion: Ow! Curse my corpulent clumsiness! The train moves at breakneck speed and bears down on the scorpion! Engineers: There's some kind of bald water buffalo on the tracks! Hit the brakes! Holy smokes! I hope we're insured!