Name That Part: Duck Dodger in the 24½ Century! Edition

Drat these clever Hoonigans. I could PINCH them!
Drat these clever Hoonigans. I could PINCH them!

Well. If I thought I was getting frightened by your skills before, you’re really starting to scare me now. Yesterday, I blatantly cheated. “Ha!”, thought I, “Nobody will be able to get this one!”
Less than ten minutes later, someone did. I can’t determine who it was, as multiple responses all came in at the same time, some in reply to others, in between my refreshing the page. As such, I’m awarding it to smalleyxb122, who finally came to the conclusion that it was a Round Tuit, confessing that he had spent much of his life trying to get a Round Tuit. Haven’t we all?
On to today’s Name That Part!
The ACME company, of Warner Bros. lore, of course stands for “A Company that Makes Everything”. In essence, it was the No-Name brand before there was such a thing. In the Wile E. Coyote cartoons, of course, ACME products could be counted on to do absolutely everything except help our poor hungry friend catch that annoying bird. And, in the Marvin the Martian cartoons, ACME products were available for virtually every purpose imaginable, including, for instance, the ACME Ultimatum Dispatching Gun. The products this fictional company created, however, captured our imaginations, and live on in popular culture to this day, largely because of the imaginative names the writers created for them.
What does all of this have to do with today’s Name That Part? Yeah, pretty much nothing, but it’s late and I’m tired. So it all makes sense inside my skull somewhere. Enjoy!
Mystery Part 9
You can thank our resident Martian, P161911, for this one. So if he answers, you know he’s just trying to throw you all off. Or he’s cheating. Either way, rest assured, he won’t be winning tomorrow.
What? Oh, you still want to know what yesterday’s part was? Yeah, it was the main rotor bearing for a Hughes helicopter, model unknown (since it’s being used on drilling equipment, not a helicopter). Seriously people. How the hell did you guess that? I’m gonna have to start calling in outside assistance.

0 Comments

  1. I was going to say a liquid-to-oil oil cooler of the type found on VWs but that thing on the top, and sveral other bits, kill that idea. I do enjoy these even though I have very little chance of ever guessing one correctly.

  2. I'm going to guess a suspension height control valve for a Citroen DS. Just like Marvin's from out of this world, the DS looks like it should be from another world.

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