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No. 472: A swerve you won't see coming...

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A swerve you won't see coming...

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: I'm making myself a...
T-Rex: LAVA LAMP!
T-Rex: Do you know what the hardest part is?
Dromiceiomimus: Let me guess. Melting the rock?
T-Rex: No.
Utahraptor: Getting enough power?
T-Rex: No!
Utahraptor: Justifying the retro '60s vibe in your living room?
T-Rex: No!
T-Rex: Actually turning myself into a lava lamp.
T-Rex: It's surprisingly difficult.

The author writes:

See, it's funny because your expectations were subverted by exploiting a linguistic ambiguity.

Yeah, okay... I started with "melting the rock" as the punchline and figured people would guess that too easily, so I rearranged it. And now it's too late to go back to the superior joke.