Thursday, January 6, 2011


"Ah, Edgemond. How is your research coming along?"

" We've... had a breakthrough in the spontaneous generation problem."

"Ah, yes, the matter-out-of-nowhere thing? Turned out to be cross contamination, did it?"

"Er, no sir. Here, I'll... just show you. Put these goggles on."

"Cripes! Some sort of bacterium?"

"Yes, sir."

"It's practically everywhere."

"Yes, sir."

"What does it eat?"


"An autotroph?"

"Er, no, sir. It eats... nothing. And leaves behind everything. We... we think it may be the source of the universe."

"The whole universe?"

"Yes, sir."

"Is poo?"

"Yes, sir."

"Good luck getting that past the review board."


Gerald said...

LOL! Good one!

Jim Murdoch said...

So when people say, "Life is shit," I guess we have to take that literally.

Kalak_of_Tyr said...

Glorious one!

Loren Eaton said...


Just had to say it.

Scattercat said...

I am always bemused by what you people find most amusing. I thought this was only funny if you heard it in Eddie Izzard's voice. Figured it would be a throwaway with like one "Cool!" and one "Meh" and no comments. Especially since I had to trim some of my favorite flourishes of characterization in order to fit it into 100 words, even using only the dialogue.

You guys just like the word "poo," don't you?

r2d2y said...