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No. 55: Time Cells

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Time Cells

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Strip by: R. J. T.

{Ambrose and Meridien are single-celled organisms. Ambrose's miTochondria is captioned "Vacuole of Currently Grounded" and looks sulky}
Ambrose: {holding a gadget} Meridien, when this device finishes warming up, I will be transported unimaginably far into... THE FUTURE!
Meridien: Good luck, Ambrose!
{Ambrose next to what looks like two copies of Meridien}
Ambrose: Er, oh my! This is an unexpected consequence!
Meridien Clone 1: Actually, Ambrose, you've succeeded. We are from the 9999999999999[...]998th
Meridien Clone 2: And 99th!
Meridien Clone 1: generation of daughter cells from the one you called Meridien. And lo, her prophecy has come to pass!
Ambrose: What?! And still exactly the same?! It cannot be.... unless... You ladies have heard of conjugation, right?
Meridien Clone 1: I think they call it Zaire now.
Meridien Clone 2: I am quite happy with my current religion; thank you.

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