March 16, 2009
#556: 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!
[[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.]]