Surviving the World

A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd

Lesson #606 - Amoebas

I've always enjoyed saying the word 'amoeba', especially if you stress the middle syllable and draw it out, so an awesome discovery like the one described above is also delightful in giving me a chance to say the word.

But now I can also associate amoebas with "The Blob" and its theme song. Sing it with me! "Beware of the blob, it creeps, and leaps, and glides and slides across the floor . . ." Quite possibly the best horror movie theme song ever, and that's including the whole minute before you get to the lyrics. This alone makes it a great movie, before you even get to the presence of Steve McQueen.