4. Unfit for Education, original chapter posted 5/12/06

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Unfit for Education — Page 4



Sue: Whatever you do, DON’T think of a polar bear!

Sue: Whenever you think of one, say “BEAR” out loud!
*The group looks on with blank faces.*

*Everyone is struggling and straining.*
Lucy: Nghh.. bear.. bear..
Daisy: .. Bear.
Yashy: bearbearbearbearbearbearbearbear

*Mike looks over to Lucy, blushing.*

*He pictures sweet images of Lucy in his mind.*
Mike (thinking): Aww, Lucy..

Mike (thinking): Soft, pretty blue eyes..

Mike (thinking): Cute, pink button nose..

Mike (thinking): Delicate, beautiful white..

Mike (thinking): .. fur
*His imagined Lucy suddenly transforms into a bear with a pink bow.*

*Back in reality, Lucy squints.*
Lucy: This is so hard, how’d you last this long?
Mike: .. bear.
Yashy: bearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbear

Sue: Okay, done! I’ve recorded your results.

Lucy: Yashy, it’s over.
Yashy: bearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbear

Yashy: I can’t stop thinkin’ ’bout it bearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbearbear

*Mike grins to Lucy.*
Mike: Lower lifeforms and their one-track minds, eh?

*Yashy grits her teeth in anger.*
Yashy: One-track mind? ONE TRACK MIND?!

*Yashy launches herself at Mike, knocking him over.*

*Yashy sits on Mike’s chest, slapping him repeatedly.*

*Lucy grins.*
Lucy: Hey, you stopped saying “bear”!
*Yashy stops, and turns back to Lucy with a smile.*
Yashy: Whoa, yer right!

Author commentary

Veronica: Hey, some evidence these comics were made during the time I was studying for my psychology final! I drew this comic specifically because I was reading about obsessive-compulsive disorder, and the exercise about polar bears was brought up more or less like this. I imagine Sue being the type to stay up all night reading books that caught her interest — like me reading about various mental illnesses to this day lol

Anyway, Mike couldn’t get away for too long…

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Reader comments

Comment ID #124934

The bear part of Lucy looking like that scares me. I prefer the cat.

josue hernandez November 13, 2010, 9:58 PM EST.

Comment ID #165703

I got around this by thinking if a BROWN bear. I mean sure, fir some reason it was in Antartica (bears don’t live there) but it WASN’T a polar bear.

I win!!!!!

Name June 6, 2011, 9:21 AM EDT.

Comment ID #199437

bearbearbearbearpolarbearbearbearbear AHHHH :unsure:

LucyDucy December 12, 2011, 9:26 AM EST.

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