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==Explanation==
 
==Explanation==
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A {{w|glacier}} is a wall of dense ice. Though glaciers tend to appear still, they are actually slowly moving, at a rate of around 25 cm (10 in) per day.
  
A {{w|glacier}} is a wall of dense ice. Though glaciers tend to appear still, they are actually slowly moving, typically by around 10 inches (25 cm)/day. <!--note that the wikipedia article claims/claimed 1m/day, but its source claims the here mentioned 10in/25cm.-->
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[[Beret Guy]] and another person wearing a knit cap are facing a glacier more than twice their height. The person wearing a knit cap remarks that glaciers are amazing, mentioning the fact that though we can't see it, the ice is slowly advancing. After considering this, Beret Guy leaves, before returning with two {{w|sabre (fencing)|sabres}} and a hairdryer. He uses the hairdryer to melt a part of the glacier, which he then attaches a saber to. After he attaches the saber to the glacier, he then takes a defensive position. The joke in this comic is a pun on the word "advancing". In the original context, the glacier is "advancing" or moving forward slowly. However, Beret Guy uses the fencing term {{w|Glossary of fencing|"advance"}}, which is a basic forward movement.
  
[[Beret Guy]] and another person wearing a knit cap (possibly the same person as in [[1350: Lorenz]]) are facing the forward edge of a glacier. The person wearing a knit cap remarks that glaciers are amazing, mentioning the fact that though we can't see it, the ice is slowly advancing. After considering this, Beret Guy leaves, then returns with two {{w|sabre (fencing)|sabres}} and a hairdryer. He uses the hairdryer to melt a part of the glacier, which he then attaches a sabre to. This use of the hair dryer may be another example of [[:Category:Strange powers of Beret Guy|Beret Guy's strange powers]], since the dryer does not appear to be plugged into anything. After he attaches the sabre to the glacier, he then takes a defensive position. {{w|Glossary of fencing|"Advancing"}} is a basic forward movement in fencing, and Beret Guy appears to feel it is unfair for the glacier not to have a weapon.
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The title text refers to {{w|Excalibur|The Sword in the Stone}}, a famous sword in the legends of King Arthur, and the fact that 1% of mainland {{w|Norway}} is covered with glaciers (but 60% of the {{w|Svalbard}} archipelago, also a part of Norway).
 
 
The title text refers to {{w|Excalibur|The Sword in the Stone}}, a famous sword in the legends of King Arthur, and {{w|Norway}}, a country known for its glaciers. In the original legend, the sword is set into solid rock, and enchanted so that only the true King could draw it out. The legend has been alluded to in a [[1521|previous comic]]. The title text might be making any of several implications about a Norwegian adaptation, including:
 
* The sword would be set into ice, a much less reliable and more easily-bypassed substance than stone.
 
* The sword would be set in the stone (or ice) hilt-first, meaning the true King would need to pull it out by the blade.
 
* The true King would not remove the sword, but rather would embed it into the stone (or ice) as Beret Guy has done here.
 
  
 
==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==
 
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:[A person wearing a knit cap and Beret Guy are standing to the left of a glacier.]
 
:[A person wearing a knit cap and Beret Guy are standing to the left of a glacier.]
 
:Knit cap person: Glaciers are so neat. You can't see it, but this ice is slowly advancing.
 
:Knit cap person: Glaciers are so neat. You can't see it, but this ice is slowly advancing.
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
The author of ''The Sword in the Stone'', T. H. White, was mentioned two comics ago in [[2162: Literary Opinions]].
 
The author of ''The Sword in the Stone'', T. H. White, was mentioned two comics ago in [[2162: Literary Opinions]].
 
  
 
[[Category:Comics featuring Beret Guy]]
 
[[Category:Comics featuring Beret Guy]]
 
{{comic discussion}}
 
{{comic discussion}}

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