382: Trebuchet

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Trebuchet
It was also fun when those teenagers tried to egg our house and it insta-cooked the eggs in mid-air.
Title text: It was also fun when those teenagers tried to egg our house and it insta-cooked the eggs in mid-air.

[edit] Explanation

Straightforward comic playing on Megan's contradictory stance on Cueball's trebuchet project and her own auto-targeting kilowatt laser.

The title text refers to egging, throwing eggs at houses, other objects, or even people. While this is illegal it's still a famous form of protest.

Trebuchets are referred to in later comics: 1160: Drop Those Pounds and 1190: Time.

[edit] Transcript

[Cueball is working on something on a table, and Megan is sitting at a computer.]
Cueball: The trebuchet is almost done!
Megan: Mm.
Cueball: The range should be over 150 meters.
Megan: Look - I'm sure it's a cool project.
[Picture of a trebuchet.]
Megan: But eventually you'll need to outgrow these toys, and focus your energy on something practical. This mad science is getting out of hand.
Cueball: Says the girl who mounted an auto-targeting kilowatt laser on the roof.
Megan: That's practical! It keeps the squirrels off the feeder!
[From off-frame.]
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