Pew, Pew, Pew.

“So, what you’re saying is, you’ve got this big laser—”

”Particle beam! Fool!”

“Yeah, whatever. ‘Particle beam’. You’ve got it pointed at this mirror in orbit, and you can bounce the beam off that and destroy any city you want. Right so far?”


“And you’re asking for money? Like, to not do it?”

“Ten billion dollars! In gold!”

“I don’t know man, it just seems…”

“Seems what? Ingenious? Diabolical?”

“No, man, it’s just… it’s been done, you know? I can think of four movies just off the top of my head. Maybe think of something a little more original?”


  1. Is it wrong that I imagined Marvin the Martian as the evil Particle Beamer?

    1. I had more of a Ming The Merciless cum Dr. Evil in mind, but they're all plays on the same trope :-)

  2. I was of Marvin Martian as well with his "Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator." - LOL This was really funny. I enjoyed reading it. :)

  3. I am not sure what I was picturing, but it was fun!