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Barack Obama of Washington DC writes,

"Dear Mr. Bach,

Loving the comic! So here's the obvious question: What's the yellow thing with the scar in Episode 71?



Mr. Bach responds,

"Thanks for writing!

An "Etrog" is a yellow citron, kind of like a lemon, used by Jews during the holiday of Sukkot. Traditionally, it's wrapped in soft packing and placed in a silver box. Special care is taken to make sure the "Pitam", a little node on the end, remains intact. The Etrog has to be pure and unspliced to be considered Kosher for the holiday, so it can fulfill Leviticus 23:40, "And you shall take on the 1-st day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God 7 days!"

All this is irrelevant to the character of Remmy Rourke the Snail Factory Tour Guide, who is a lobotomized testicle. Thanks again for writing,