The multipurpose elephant

In the 9/28 New Yorker, this Danny Shanahan cartoon:

(#1) “And this is Dyson.”

The cartoon is incomprehensible if you don’t know that Dyson is the name of a brand of vacuum cleaners (which come with a variety of attachments, as does the elephant above).

Very briefly on the company, from Wikipedia:

Dyson Ltd is a British technology company established in the United Kingdom by Sir James Dyson in 1991. It designs and manufactures household appliances such as vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, hand dryers, bladeless fans, heaters, hair dryers, and lights.

From the company’s vacuum cleaner site, one of their bagless vacuum cleaners, with some attachments:


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