I get a lot of emails about testicular cancer, and luckily I’ve never been sent a direct picture of testicles… Until this past week.
However, this was not as traumatic experience as that previous sentence portrays. Rather than being on the receiving end of a “Sack Snap,” these testicles are an adorable, animated pair by the name Nad and Tad. Upon finding out a little bit more about their purpose and that they were brought to life by the animators behind Wallace and Gromit, I asked them if I could interview them to learn more. They sacked up to share their story here on ABSOT.
ABSOT: So tell us — how did you come to be?
Nad: Biology, man.
ABSOT: What’s your mission here, boys?
Tad: To help guys, especially those 15-34, understand that testicular cancer is more common than they think. And that monthly self-exams are an easy way to check for it.
ABSOT: What’s been the best part of your journey so far?
Nad: Knowing more guys are grabbing their balls.
Tad: And are getting comfortable talking about testicular cancer.
ABSOT: What was it like working with the visionary behind Chicken Run and Wallace and Gromit?
Nad & Tad: Awesome.
ABSOT: Nad, what’s the one thing you want all men to know?
Nad: It’s time we start showing our balls a little love.
ABSOT: Tad, what’s your No. 1 bit of advice?
Tad: Take a couple of minutes each month to check your testes. It’s easy and it could save your life.
ABSOT: Let’s throw in a curveball here. If you had to write a Tinder profile for the other, what would it say?
Tad: I’m the kind of testicle you can take home to meet the folks.
Nad: I come as a pair. Double your pleasure, double your fun. I/We also have a serious side.
ABSOT: What’s next on the docket for you? Maybe a full-length feature film?
Nad: We’re open to it.
Tad: We’re going to keep spreading the good word. Just like you, Justin.
ABSOT: Daw, you’re so sweet. This makes two interviews in a row where my interviewees say something nice. For the record, I did not pay Nad, Tad, or Nathan Adrian to say these kind words. But I digress. For each of you, what superhero would you most identify with? Can we expect a cameo in Avengers: Endgame?
Nad: Ant Man. Small, but powerful.
Tad: I guess you’ll just have to see the movie to find out.
ABSOT: Oh trust me, I already have my tickets. Last question — Where can we find you?
Tad: And if you haven’t, be sure to Nad & Tad-ify yourself on Snapchat.
ABSOT: Gentlemen, thank you for your time today. It’s been an amaze-ball(s) interview.
This post originally appeared on A Ballsy Sense of Tumor. It is republished with permission.