Wednesday December 11, 2013
Book 14: Broken Wind — Part III: Exhalation and Exit Strategies


NARRATOR: Bristlecone, Cargo Bay...

BARRY: The gold foil is obviously machined, and has micro-writing on it.

TREVOR: The aluminum looks like it's been embossed with a leather texture.

HENRI: That's not embossing.  It's actual skin.  Obviously.

TREVOR: Um, hello?  Nothing is obvious about aluminum skin, Henri.

HENRI: It's basic chemistry.  The aluminum layer is what keeps the gas-bags from losing their hydrogen.

These are the labeled, packaged, and preserved final remains of an Oafa.

HENRI: Also, "Hello, Trevor, welcome to school."

TREVOR: Good luck keeping your lunch money today, short-stuff.