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December 18, 2015

What is it?

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Answer here this time tomorrow.

Hint: smaller than a bread box.

Another: fully functional in what would appear to be its obvious use.

A third: brings to mind Gilbert & Sullivan's wonderful lyric from

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H.M.S. Pinafore, to wit:

Things are seldom what they seem,

Skim milk masquerades as cream.

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The great comic opera opened in May of 1878; the poster above dates from 1879, as any fool can plainly see by looking along its bottom.

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