October 16, 2020
#2373: Chemist Eggs
[Cueball and Ponytail face a table with something like a lab stirrer or heater on it, supporting a flat-bottomed and -topped container from which bubbles are rising.]
Cueball: How will I know if the reaction fails?
Ponytail: You’ll smell the sulfides.
Cueball: What do those smell like?
Ponytail: Sulfurous. Rotten eggs.
[A new panel, the table is gone. Cueball is now facing Ponytail.]
Cueball: Chemists always compare sulfur to rotten eggs.
Cueball: But why would I know that smell?
Ponytail: I dunno, It’s a common thing!
[Ponytail puts her hand out.]
Cueball: Is it? My kitchen is messy, but there aren’t eggs lying around rotting.
Ponytail: You must have smelled one at some point.
[Ponytail is now walking right off-panel, away from Cueball. She is clenching her hands and is evidently annoyed]
Cueball: Are all chemists’ houses full of random raw eggs? Do you toss them over your shoulder for good luck?
Ponytail: My house is not full of eggs!
Cueball: What do you consider a normal amount of eggs in a house?
Cueball: If kids egg your house this Halloween, how will you know??