OH, I’m sorry. Did you say something?
We also hear you have Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING, and so we must destroy you…
Of late, it’s become very popular in political circles.
Thank God they’re nails, not fingers (my initial impression)!
One episode by mistake. The scars have yet to heal.
Burbank’s evil cousin? Send for The Shadow.
I slipped a copy of the script into his coat pocket when he went to the restroom in the diner and left it in the booth.
You all have me thinking, so I’ll let you know how the story would have been written, given a longer page length. I trimmed a ton in working up a simple short. Presto would still have been there, but as a hireling of an established Tracy foe who has if in for both Tracy and the mayor (hence apparent reason for the vanishing of a costly civic gizmo). The theft would have been, of course, a trap to draw in Tracy and company.
Additionally, it would have been revealed to have been imported from overseas, the core of it secretly being platinum. gold, or other valuable metal covered in an innocent facade.
It would have been whisked off to the Superamalgamated Smelting refinery (yeah, longtime Doc Savage reader) to be melted and recast into ingots. And it would have gone from there. The obligatory serious face off at the end.
See prior comment. I intended for it to be roughly 4’ tall and on an enormous base, which would have been left behind.