Eye-ronically, Don was trying to make an “ear” pun out of corn, which didn’t work so well. The idea of using different colored kernels to make a mosaic of the eye seemed far more appropriate: a cornea made of corn. The real irony lies in the fact that the coloration of individual kernels is a random genetic event. Thus, it is quite possible that somewhere an ear of corn exists that looks just like this one.
(Hiding in the far left of the drawing is a tiny aquatic bird, a rare species called a lacrimal duck.)
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