#1071 – Spot

A few weeks ago my wife and dog were standing on the front porch and were both stung by a bee. I found a wasp nest under the front window and sprayed it with some flying insect poison. As I was bending over to get a look at the nest from a different angle a bee flew at me from the side as if shot by a slingshot and stung my arm. It was only the 3rd time in my life I have been stung and I was amazed to find that I barely felt it. I was no worse than a mosquito bite. The next day I couldn’t even find the mark on my arm anymore. My wife had a large, hard, warm yellow lump as a souvenir of her encounter.

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25 thoughts on “#1071 – Spot”

  1. Qqtt991 says:

    *frown*
    Is that a winged snake on his back or am I just insane…?

    1. extremist343 says:

      I doubt that insanity has anything to do with it. You may want to get your eyes checked though.

  2. grapy says:

    i know how biff feels right now i am in just underwear becuase my incompetent little sister left the shamoo lid open and now i have no clean clothes back to the point there are a lot of bugs flying around my screen and my sister named a mosquito peepee and this is not the sister that left the shampoo open

  3. grapy says:

    oh before i forget i am going to my dads work today becuase mom has to teach piano and has to pick us up

  4. i.half4 says:

    Oh, to be blessed… So many bites of which only one you would scratch.

  5. PTTG says:

    Qqtt991:
    You are definitely compuletely insane. Although if you drew it out, connect-the-dots style, maybe I’d see it…

  6. Silicon Giraffe says:

    Okay, I swear I’ve seen yesterday and today’s “author section” somewhere before. Is that the theme this week? Redoing old comic ideas? Or am I just having recurring deja vu?

  7. Mad David says:

    I’m fortunate in this regard: Mosquitos don’t like me.

  8. Obsidia Black says:

    You know, I can’t remember the last time i got stung, bit, or any other bug related injury. I think its because when I work outdoors, no matter how cold it is, I work up a sweat. And then stink to high heaven. Natural bug repellent, I guess.
    And before anyone says anything, yes i wear deodorant. It just doesn’t work once i sweat.

  9. MaskedMan says:

    The mosquito on Biff’s face was merely a diversion.

  10. Mister Disco says:

    this image makes me itchy

  11. steve-o says:

    Heh, last summer we found out that I’m allergic to honeybee stings. I’ve been stung before, but this is the only time I had a reaction. After we dug out the stinger, my swelled up to HUGE proportions, and you know those wrinkly spots on your fingers where the finger-joints are? They puffed out like little lumps. Anyway, they put me on steroids and I was fine.

  12. ZeoViolet says:

    Bee stings can kill my sister, although I’m the one with a million allergies. Bee stings don’t seem to be one of them. I never swell up and in a day you can never even find the stinging site.

    Mosquitoes on the other hand love me. They love people with certain blood types a lot better than others, and I’m an O negative.

  13. Wizard says:

    Got stung right on the bridge of my nose once. Both eyes swelled shut for about a day and a a half.

  14. Himscar says:

    so your wife got stung by a bee and thats why you kill the wasp nest?
    having a wasp nest sure is a pest but bee’s can be more annoying
    and some people have the blood that musquitos just love

  15. rainycity1 says:

    “The next day I couldn’t even find the mark on my arm anymore.”

    Looks like you’ve found your super-power…

  16. Eludya says:

    Lucky. I’m probably not deathly allergic but I do end up in a lot of pain, but my husband might be (his biological mother was), so when we had a queen carpenter bee in the house we were freaking out. He put on gloves, my trenchcoat, jeans, shoes and a hat before going after the thing. (On the other hand, it was like, three inches long, so I think we can be forgiven for freaking out a little.)

    Last summer we had a yellow jacket nest in the wall by our front door, and they got out at the outside light there, so we thought, “Oh hey we’ll just seal up the hole during the night and they’ll be trapped…” WRONG. The next day that part of our house was FILLED with yellow jackets trying to get out of the house from the inside, and we had to call an exterminator to put foam in the wall. We also waited until he rang the door bell, exited our back door and walked around to the front instead of going through the house.

  17. Radical Edward says:

    The wasps in my area are attracted to the bush outside my house. So walking outside usually involves me running like hell away from the door to the open street. Of course, I always keep my distance from things like bees, wasps, hornets, yellowjackets.

    My father had the worst luck with such creatures as a kid. He ran into a lake after disturbing a hive by accidentally stepping on the log they made their home in.

  18. Twilightfairy says:

    your wife’s got the same problem I have. Our bites swell up and are uncomforatble and painful looking.

    My legs look like biff’s back.

  19. Foxglove says:

    @ZeoViolet
    Being more attracted to O Neg blood would explain why they always home in on me. I just assumed it was because I have the same sort of sensitivity others here have and the nasty little buggers can sense it. To make matters worse, most commercial repellents burn when they touch my skin.

  20. CasualOtaku says:

    I managed to get past my 21st birthday having never been stung by a wasp or bee. Then I got them both in the space of a couple years. Not bad considering we had to soak down wasp’s nest with the gummy stuff every single year.

    The wasp sting hurt a LOT worse than the bee. The wasp felt like someone had just jabbed me with a red hot poker, invoked mild nausea and instant swelling that rendered my fingers unable to bend without extreme pain.

    The bee felt a bit more like a flea bite, just a hint more intense. I didn’t even register it as a bee sting as I instinctively flicked away the white thing on my wrist. By the time my mind caught up and said ‘venom sac’ it was already gone. I headed inside to try and get out the tiny stinger, but it had swollen up a bit too much for that. To my surprise it actually didn’t hurt. It just felt hot, the hurting came later but it was still much milder than I expected.

    I still flail like I’m mental when they buzz my ear though.

  21. CycloneChemChick says:

    I am horribly allergic to mosquitos. I get bit, don’t scratch and it blows up to the size of a half dollar within 30 min and sticks around for 3-4 days. On the bright side, no on believes that I react so badly, so I’ve won some money off of bets. The horrified look on their face is just icing on the cake.

  22. YukiSnowflake says:

    my brother has a weird way of reacting to bees…
    he says “Bee – reaction” and runs away like a retard (*he runs without moving his arms…*)
    I haven’t a clue where he got that from.
    Maybe he’s spent too much time seeing me type actions like this -*laughs*

  23. Cari says:

    CycloneChemChick, I feel your pain…

    I once went camping with a group along a river where there were billions of hungry mosquitos (and no, Deep Woods Off didn’t help). Some people simply had puncture marks, others had small red bumps. I had huge red welts that were itchy for a week.

  24. Voyager says:

    I remember this one “Mom and Me” camp-out where one of the cub scouts had a brilliant idea to toss a pop can into the fire. Problem was, there was a bee in it, which promptly caught on fire and erupted from the can very angry with the world.

    One of the other cubs there was just the most unlucky kid I’ve ever heard of. Guess who the burning bee went for.

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