H. P. 8-Ball

Paul Tevis’s recent stab at being a prophet caused me to do some on-the-fly research concerning everyone’s favorite oracular device: the Magic 8-Ball. I chanced upon this enlightening article written the style of a Lovecraftian investigator probing the secrets of the mysterious artifact. Here’s a sample:

An Opinion was Obtained
The cylinder of fluid and device are still able to render opinions without the protection of the outer shell. At this point, the authors enquired whether the Oracle was enjoying the disassembly. “Outlook not so good,” was the pensive reply.