you buggmotize me


I wonder if he’s going to make Mrs Bugg cluck like a chicken.


Mr Bugg has his back to us. He is holding a pocket watch by its chain, and is making it swing back and forth like a pendulum, while his other hand makes hypnotize-y motions. Mrs Bugg, meanwhile, has her arms held straight out, and her eyes are huge and round, with swirlies in them to indicate hypnosis buggmosis. Her mouth is a similar O of drooling vacancy.

The text reads: “Novembug 13, 1841: James Bugg first sees a demonstration of bugnamlism magnetism, which leads to buggmotism.”