Yesterday in The Daily Heller, Steven Heller asked (facetiously one hopes!) Why shouldn’t electronics enable the manufacturing of “the diabolical ray”? I have to say with current events that doesn’t sound as unlikely as it would have 6 months ago! Entertaining though the 1924 illustrations are, I find it all too easy to imagine our current President chuckling evilly with his finger poised over the cartoonish ‘hate ray’ button. Blasting things out of the sky for no reason seems like it would perfectly suit his juvenile mentality. So hopefully, this one will stay in the realm of science fiction!