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No. 245: Competing Technologies

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Competing Technologies

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Strip by: Matt Albrecht

{Ambrose works at his drafting table, with Meri looking over his shoulder.}
Ambrose: I just can't get the time transmogrifier to couple with the chrono-conversion Z-matrix.
Meri: But I solved that yesterday. See?
{Points to a device that combines pencils, erasers, poecilia latipinna, golden rectangles in an icosahedron, a Cuban-Mix sandwich, the USS Iowa, a greeneye fish, Sir Francis Drake, an oil refinery, a stella octangula, a chromolithograph of a durian, Friedrich Engels, iridium, a Plymouth Baracuda, the R.M.S. Queen Mary, a Fullerene C[540], a Ford Prefect, Queen Elizabeth II, a surf board, an F-16, a Votes for Women placard, a Bos Grunniens yak, Big Ben, a C-Cell battery, Silas Kitto Hocking's beard, Hermes, a suspension bridge, a crocodile warning sign, a street lamp, the Goose Fair Roundabout, the Sealand Flag, Caduceus, a quill, another durian, a monkey wrench, and an AA battery.}

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