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."
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."
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?"
Comic book cover thanks to Pulp-o-mizer.
Go check out the rest of Bradley's art. His Celtic shop is equally awesome.