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March 16, 2009

#556: Alternative Energy Revolution

Alternative Energy Revolution

[[A field of windmills is silhouetted against dusk sky.]]

[[Man and woman are standing and sitting on the ground overlooking the windmills.]]

Man: I’m all for green energy, but those turbines creep me out. They remind me of War of the Worlds, or the Tripod books.

Woman: They -are- unnerving.

Man: I can’t shake the feeling that at any moment they’ll–


[[A leg begins to split off one windmill.]]


[[The leg separates from the body of the windmill.]]

[[The new leg lands on the ground.]]


[[Another leg begins to split off the other side of the windmill’s body.]]


[[The new leg hits the ground, forming a tripod base.]]


[[Smoke rises from destroyed buildings as the windmills rampage across the field.]]

[[Man and woman are now standing.]]

Woman: Oh no.

Man: Al Gore, you’ve doomed us all.

Woman: It’s coming this way!

Man: Run!

[[One of the enormous tripod windmill feet lands right behind the running couple, sending debris flying.]]


[[Man and woman run.]]

Woman: What now?

Man: Someone has to stop them.

Woman: But who could–

Voice from next panel: Stand aside!

[[Don Quixote sits mounted at the top of a hill, lance at the ready.]]