Title text: Colorado is working to develop coherent amber waves, which would allow them to finally destroy Kansas and Nebraska with a devastating but majestic grain laser.
This comic is a reference to the song America The Beautiful, which contains the line "...amber waves of grain...". In Quantum mechanics, the wave-particle duality explains that particles can act like both particles and waves depending on the context. Using a comedic adaptation of quantum theory, the waves of grain behave like particles of grain when observed.
In order to create a laser such as the one mentioned in the image text, the movement of the grain has to be interpreted as a wave motion.
- [Megan and Cueball are standing in a wheatfield]
- Megan: Well, when we observe them, they become amber particles of grain.