#407 – Copper

A year or two ago I was staying the weekend at a relatives house. I went to wash my face before bed. I took my glasses off and brought the washcloth up to my face as I closed my eyes. As I was washing my face I was playing the image back in my head of the washcloth. It was blue with a thin swirly pattern of red running through it. I put my glasses back on and started brushing my teeth. I glanced over at the washcloth hanging on the towel rack and realized that there was a thin red worm coiled up on it that I had just rubbed all over my face.

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  1. Bobs says:

    Im suprised it didnt jam the shower head

  2. I fear worms. Too many of them are dangerous to human health…

  3. Bunnyman says:

    As stated many times before, I fear insects. I would have freaked out…

    Also, Bobs, assuming you’ve read through all of Biff’s misadventures, it’s surprising you’re surprised his shower head didn’t jam.

  4. A Captain says:

    Posting a comic on Christmas. Now that’s dedication.

    Unless you don’t celebrate Christmas, in which case it’s just a normal day? In which case, not quite so hardcore. Hey, it’s all good.

    I just took a shower and for some reason the hot water was all gone. That’s rare in an apartment building. Least awesome shower in quite a while, I have to say. No pennies, worms, mud, or laser beams, though, so I can’t complain too much.

  5. SEA says:

    I would have freaked out if i saw that worm >_>

  6. MaskedMan says:

    Worm: Eeeew.

    And that’s coming from me, the “don’t-care-how-many-bugs-are-around” guy.

    I love the heated little copper ninja death disks embedded in Biff’s face and body… I know he’s tough, but that’s a new level of punishment. I’d have more likely expected something more along the lines of #50 Angular Steel grit (heavy-duty sand-blasting grit).

  7. hmm, scalding hot pennies…. oww

  8. Gobbledegook says:

    Pennies from the sky…. does this make them “heaven cent?”
    *wakka wakka wakka*
    sorry everybody… couldn’t help myself…

  9. Lisa says:

    @zaboo when I lived in vancouver the water would be dirty brown after a quake. Not quite mud but you wouldn’t want to wash with it or drink it.

    that’s a rich shower.

  10. Seraphine says:

    Money is the ultimate scrubber.
    It’s better than soap, better than
    molten lava. Pennies in particular
    sometimes turn green, which
    lends a unique sheen to my hair.

  11. Chivalrybean says:

    I’ve just been in Mexico, and I think some kid at the mission decided to water every plant under the sun, and I’m pretty sure that’s why the well went dry and we could no longer take 10 minutes showers and we then had to take 3 minute showers. I don’t think anyone was watching the kid. I wondered why he was watering plants all day when we were supposed to watch how much water we used (as well as not drink it).

  12. Plankster says:

    I have epic stories of battles with insects in other people’s bathrooms. Spiders, ants, cockroaches, even some moths once. But I won’t tell any, because I’m nice…kinda.

  13. Reg says:

    @Seraphine- lol
    I keep all of my pennies in a 3′ plastic Pepsi bottle. All of the brown pennies make it look like soda! I wonder how much I have in there now.

  14. Seraphine says:

    @Reg- lol
    A three foot plastic Pepsi bottle full of pennies isn’t going to fund your retirement. Drop a penny in your shoe for good luck, and earn some interest on the rest!

  15. James says:

    My family owns a cabin in the mountains that gets its running water source from a small spring. One time we unscrewed the top of our sink faucet and discovered some dead worms had been stuck up there, touching all the water we drank. It was pretty gross.

    Lol @ gobbledegook

  16. Pilgrymm says:

    Why on earth is nobody asking how the heck a long red worm got on a wash cloth in the first place?!?! What the hell?! What kind of worm was it? how did it get there?

    /Freaking out.

  17. Devi says:

    i would have started screaming…in fact, i’d probably still have night terrors about freaking worms. i hate worms, in case you can’t tell…

  18. Chris says:

    Pilgrymm – The worm came out of the faucet.

  19. Hanii Puppy says:

    “pennies from heaven”

    … well …

    it should be “pence from heaven” since the proper plural of Penny is Pence.

    (1 Penny, 2 Pence, 3 Pence, etc.)

    of if you don’t want to differentiate between penny or pence, you could just say p

    1p, 2p, 3p, 50p, etc.

    what was i saying again?

  20. Hanii Puppy says:

    OH, and i just realised why this comic gave me Dejavu!

    http://www.thebookofbiff.com/2007/09/19/338-pop/

  21. Sleepingorange says:

    Hanii Puppy, pence is only the plural if both of the following criteria are true:

    1: You are British

    2: You are referring to a sum of money

    Therefore, were I going to a chip shop, and my total came out to 50p, that would be pence. On the other hand, if I was in an American shop, and my total was half a dollar, it would be fifty cents. Additionally, I would have a jar of pennies, worth 76 pence (or cents, since I’m an American).

  22. steam punk says:

    In Winnipeg (a Canadian city) the water comes from the red-river and has a gross after-taste to it. Some places mud actually does come out of the faucet at some point (if you’re close enough to the river) so it can actually happen.

    As long as the bugs don’t bother me, I try to leave em alone… or help them, by leading moths to spiders webs. I don’t like moths.

    Anywho… I guess Biff’s water has more copper than zinc in it? He should start storing bones there, so he can get Calcium as well. =o

  23. Heatherface says:

    I couldn’t stop laughing at your story, oh man. That’s so gross but so funny.

  24. Colin says:

    so biff has high water presure?
    more than i can say for my house

  25. My mother would love that…She has a fascination for loose change.

  26. Tuesday says:

    Mmmmmm, scalding hot flying pennies. Looks like they got sharpened, too.

  27. weird that biff isn’t completely purple from being assaulted with pennies.

  28. Hanii Puppy says:

    sleeping orange:

    • i didn’t know you could refer to a penny without referring to money o.o unless you’re referring to someone called penny o.o

    • properly speaking, it’s one penny, two pence, or one cent, two cents. they aren’t supposed to be interchangeable.

  29. Elkian says:

    He thought it was the fountain.

  30. Elkian says:

    I miss two dollar bills. I only saw them when I was little…

  31. Elkian says:

    The only other bill not divisible by 5.

  32. Psymon says:

    I figured the American penny could (and does) have a different plural from the British penny—at least, I’ve never heard anyone say “pence”, while “pennies” doesn’t sound strange to me.

  33. KZero says:

    Oh eww… how does all this weird/bad crud happen to you?

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