Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The Green Chickens of Mars

A long time ago, in a living room far far away... I discovered the awesome powers of the Green Chickens of Mars.

It began one average day. I was talking to a family member (you know who you are! :P ) and had a hunch that they weren't actually listening to me. I'd say something... they'd go "mmm?" or "mmm..."

A strange, mad power enveloped me... I opened my mouth and said, "They've discovered green chickens on Mars."

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My non-listener replied, "mmmm..."

I finally had proof!


Since then, for well over two decades, I have used the Green Chickens of Mars whenever I'm in doubt that people are listening to me. It works brilliantly and instantly picks out who was utterly not listening... 

Me: "The Green Chickens of Mars are invading this summer."
Them: "mmm..."

from those who were half listening, but need to be refocused...

Me: "The Green Chickens of Mars have invented trans-dimensional time travel."
Them: "Uh... WHAT did you say? Chickens of WHERE?"

to the odd few who were actually listening...

Me: "The Green Chickens of Mars are famous for their minty freshness."
Them: "How does this relate to what we are talking about?"

 Whichever reaction I end up with, it's always fun. I love those Green Chickens!



Comic book cover thanks to Pulp-o-mizer.

Go check out the rest of Bradley's art. His Celtic shop is equally awesome.

4 comments:

Kim A. said...

Ha, ha! I do the same. lol When Tyler isn't listening I usually mention the big chicken(Godzilla sized chicken, long standing joke).

Chickens are fun. Now I want to read that comic! :)

Michelle said...

HAHA Kim, I love it! Do you think the Godzilla chicken is their leader? I could see that.
It would make a cool comic. Sort of... Angry Birds in space. :D

Kim A. said...

Don't you mean "Angry Chickens in Space" or The Chicken That Ran A-Fowl"? :D

Michelle said...

Kim, you clearly have KFC

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