Belgium, circa 1906

Dr. Malifico and his home-made robotDoctor Hans Christian “Liver-and-Favva-Beans” Malifico standing next to the prototype of his first business mechanical, the famous Red Juggernaut, Mark I (with claw and hook attachment).

Though it would be several years before he founded Juggernaut Business Mechanicals (JBM), and at least another decade before the technology was available for his “chainsaw and boom stick attachments”, Dr. Malifico had already changed the world. The Mark I was perfectly capable of terrorizing the two dozen cheese-making Flems at the Annual Limburg Stench-Fest, thus giving the hated French — his client — the chance to win the Palm de Pong with their inferior, though admittedly eye-watering Roquefort.

In the 1960s, the Red Juggernaut (Mark XX) became JBM’s best-selling business mechanical. Though primarily used to terrorize non-compliant nation-states, evil overlords have found many other uses for the Red Juggernaut.

Modern business collections agencies have found it especially effective, and it is a standard piece of equipment in hostile takeover bids.

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Alltop also has world-takeover plans. Thanks to Foxtongue for finding this Belgariffic photo. Originally posted March 2009.

2 Responses to Belgium, circa 1906

  1. Daughter March 17, 2009 at 8:49 am #

    It’s bulbous and cute. It almost reminds me of the Michelin Man.

  2. Quizzling March 17, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    Good stuff! I think the nipples are an especially nice touch, although JBM’s most recent advance goes a good deal further:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=091ugdiojEM&feature=related