Brussels Sprouts In Their Natural Habitat

Here is a spontaneous Artist Trading Card Swap that I started. The title came to me because I was trying to think of the most boring yet repulsive swap that no one would find interest in. After I thought of the title, I started thinking of ways to try to sell it. How could I make it interesting? Creative? Different? After thinking for a while I found my angle and had to start the swap.

Here’s my pitch:

We all know what Brussels Sprouts are. Those horrible little green shriveled up cabbage looking things that smelled like armpits or maybe feet. Maybe you had an Aunt who would serve them on occation or if you were very unlucky, you got them more often. Where do they come from? I have heard rumors that they are a vegetable, but I think that is untrue.

I actually think that they could be an alien species invading Earth, thwarted only by the humans who like to harvest and eat them. Luckily for us those people exist. Perhaps they are droppings left by an invisible animal that has never been discovered, or perhaps they are manufactured from bellybutton lint.

Where do you think that they come from? Give me three cards showing their true origins and perhaps we can figure it out!

Fly Giant Eyeballs

Fly Giant Eyeballs ATC

Fly Giant Eyeballs ATC

It is obvious that brussels sprouts are popped from the multi faceted eyes of giant flies. The taste gives them away.

Growing in Sleep Drool

Growing in Sleep Drool

Growing in Sleep Drool

Of course the following scene is also possible. Here we see a convict who sleeps deeply and drools heavily. In the drool, brussels sprouts emerge nourished by the stank of morning breath.

Hulls of Ships

Hulls of Ships ATC

Hulls of Ships ATC

Have you ever noticed a similarity of form between brussels sprouts and barnacles? I think that there may be some truth to that. After all form follows function and brussels sprouts so smell or fetid ocean pollution.

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