Sometimes, when you get a bunch of smart, funny and creative people together, good things just happen. Three years ago this past weekend, my favorite such happening in the bunch of smart, funny and creative people who make up the Skepchick community took place. That would be when Tree Lobsters was born.
It’s a bit of a strange story. Amanda posted a link to Bug Girl’s post on real tree lobsters, which are, well, bugs. But, you know, tree lobsters! That’s an awesome name. And simply too good not to use for greater purposes. Which is where our friend and hero (and now sister site Mad Art Lab blogger) Steve stepped up to the plate and started a comic about the adventures and philosophical musings of a couple of lobsters in a tree.
Three years later, what started as a joke in a comment thread is one of the funniest skeptical comics on the internet. I can honestly say I’ve been reading from the very beginning and I’m consistently delighted and impressed by how great of a comic it is. If you’re not hip to it yet, consider this your invitation to check it out. If you’ve devoured every episode thus far, it’s still the perfect opportunity to reread.
So, thanks, Steve! You’ve made the skeptic community significantly funnier and more absurd. And with more crustaceans. In trees. I think, no matter what our differences, we can all agree this is a worthy goal.