What eggzactly are they talking about?

Cidu Bill on Feb 25th 2013


If Green Boa is saying he ate an egg, that must have been one hell of an egg, based on the size of the bump.

And what’s the joke here?

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19 Responses to “What eggzactly are they talking about?”

  1. fj Feb 25th 2013 at 10:17 am 1

    Which did they eat first, the chicken or the egg?

  2. theironjef Feb 25th 2013 at 10:18 am 2

    The first two snakes to speak actually have two bumps. You can see smaller ones before and after the big bump respectively, representing which they ate first: the chicken or the egg.

  3. fj Feb 25th 2013 at 10:23 am 3

    Oops… to continue…

    Both the grean goa and the right rear boa have two lumps: one big and one small. Green boa can see that right rear boa ate the egg first. Right rear boa can see that green boa ate the chicken first. Right front boa admits he consumed them both at once…

  4. JHGRedekop Feb 25th 2013 at 10:23 am 4

    Oddly, the snake who’s saying “Egg” ate the chicken first, and the snake saying “Chicken” ate the egg first…

  5. Ron Feb 25th 2013 at 10:23 am 5

    As noted it #1 and #2, the question is which came first, the chicken
    or the egg?

    The cartoonist got it backwards, though. The brown snake with
    two lumps clearly ate the egg first, and then the chicken. Vice
    versa for the green snake. Their dialog boxes are reversed.

  6. Keera Feb 25th 2013 at 12:29 pm 6

    All I got is a mash-up of English and Norwegian: Snakes on a plen. “Plen” means lawn in Norwegian and sounds not unlike “plane”. Yeah, it’s been Monday all day…

  7. fj Feb 25th 2013 at 12:58 pm 7

    The dialog boxes could be reversed. Alternatively “Egg” snake could be making an observation on “Chicken” snake and vice versa (as I noted in #3). Or I suppose they could be commenting on the first object one would find traveling down their respective alimentary canals.

    At any rate, I think the cartoonist either didn’t think about it enough, or, perhaps, thought about it too much.

  8. User McUser Feb 25th 2013 at 01:06 pm 8

    Anytime some one asks me “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” I answer “The rooster.”

  9. Bob in Nashville Feb 25th 2013 at 05:34 pm 9

    The real joke, however, was the one calling it a tie because she was taking too long to lay it.

  10. Mark in Boston Feb 25th 2013 at 05:44 pm 10

    But the big lump is egg-shaped, as if a very tiny chicken laid a very large egg.

  11. Kamino Neko Feb 26th 2013 at 01:20 am 11

    It’s one of the few examples of a cartoonist getting the bulge in a snake that’s just eaten something large correct.

  12. Kilby Feb 26th 2013 at 03:46 am 12

    I think it’s most probable that the cartoonist just blew it, but there’s this nagging doubt that makes me wonder whether the “mistake” was intentional (as yet another “twist”). Very unlikely, but still…

  13. farmer Feb 26th 2013 at 07:26 am 13

    Other than the reversed art, I loved this. Had a large rat snake get comfortable in our chicken house last year. Ate lots of eggs and killed a hen before we finally caught it. Beautiful animal, but getting too comfortable in there…

  14. Heather d Feb 26th 2013 at 07:43 am 14

    The ‘tie’ snake is talking about what he himself ate, so it follows that the other two must also be talking about their OWN meals and not their buddy’s. Which means the dialogue is backwards. Which really bugged me, because otherwise I thought this comic was quite funny, but that mistake really put a damper on it.

    Little Prince, anyone?

  15. Molly J Feb 26th 2013 at 12:19 pm 15

    Which do you eat first, the chicken or the egg? Because if you eat the chicken first, no more eggs. And if you eat the egg first? No more chickens.

    I’d like you all to read that in the voice of Nigel Tuffnel from Spinal Tap.

  16. Mark in Boston Feb 26th 2013 at 06:24 pm 16

    Here’s how you catch a snake in a chicken house: Put your chicken in a cage with bars far enough apart for a snake to slither in but not far enough apart for the chicken to get out.

  17. Meryl A Feb 27th 2013 at 01:08 am 17

    Chicken came first. Nowhere in bible does it say the Lord created eggs nor does science say that eggs evolved.

    Meryl A

  18. J-L Feb 27th 2013 at 08:24 pm 18

    The reversed chicken/egg art makes me think that the artist drew the snakes in first, and then got a little chronologically confused when figuring out which snake ate which item first.

    I mean, if you look at the snake at the upper-right, you first see a big lump, then a smaller lump. Big lump, then small lump. He ate the chicken first, then the egg.

    That’s not quite the way it works in real life, but that’s just [i]a[/i] logic, whether correct or not.

  19. Jeff S. Feb 27th 2013 at 08:41 pm 19

    J-L… Then how did the egg get past the chicken in the upper-right snake? The small lump is further down that snake’s digestive tract.

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