I think it depends on where the Baron was originally manufactured. It he was made with Japanese mechanics and electronics, he will have survived and his AI will be fully intact.
If he was made in Switzerland, he’s a goner. His chassis will have survived but his AI electronics will have burned out, leaving him as nothing but a mental vegetable… he’s a Swiss, charred.
Would that make this strip into a Pastis pastiche?
Correct. In fact that’s how Hell is heated… incredibly fast diabolic metabolisms, fueled by lots and lots of donuts.
But where do the actual flames come from, you ask? Same answer, sorta. The donuts are made with chickpea flour, chickpeas are notorious for causing gas, and devils are notorious for having really sophomoric senses of humor… need I say more?
As I recall, the first steps are to heat a large cast-iron skillet over a high flame, and then dry-fry the cumin, peppercorns, and dried chilis for about 30 second until fragrant. Add the vegetable oil, sliced onions, crushed garlic, and hairballs, and sauteed until the onions are golden and the hairballs have broken apart.
We will draw a merciful curtain of oblivion over what happens next.
Ah, the good old Sugar-Blasted Squid Squares. Almost as noisy a cereal as Rice Crispies when you pour on the milk. It’s not snap, crackle or pop, though… more of a kraken sound.
Loves the bold flavors, I guess.
That would be “gnu technologies”, would it not?
When I was young, my family has a Microbus much like that one.
Its clutch cable broke, leaving it stuck in second gear.
The trip home from the New Jersey pine barrens (no, we never did see any of the Jersey devils) to Philadelphia was interesting, considering that we couldn’t ever stop or the engine would stall and we’d be stuck. Had to drive through the toll booth at the bridge and just throw payment at the teller. Dad got us to within a block of home before a driver cut us off and he had to hit the brake and the engine stalled. We walked the rest of the way, pushing the Microbus…
I suspect the Skin Horse gang’s trip may be equally interesting. Not necessarily because of a broken clutch cable. Malfunctioning turbo boosters, accidentally deploying the forward funkblaster, something like that…
That sort of diet would, in fact, make Bucky quite ill even if he could choke it down… among other things he would probably go blind.
Cats are obligate carnivores, and their metabolisms need some amino acids (e.g. taurine) which are found in meats but not in plant-based foods. Cats can’t remain healthy for very long on a vegan diet unless they’re given some rather expensive synthesized amino-acid supplements.
Actually it was meant to be “I’ve gotta death-ray”, meaning “I must death-ray”. Now that he knows that he was built with a death ray, his programming insists that he use it. He has no choice, but must death-ray at least one thing each day.
(The English language has so much wonderful ambiguity in it!)