Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/dinosaur/?comic=472
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?
Utahraptor: Getting enough power?
Utahraptor: Justifying the retro '60s vibe in your living room?
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.