001951 John burns the Gamebro. What could have, in another universe, been an enduring and annoying key item goes up in smoke. No one will miss it. Imagine if Nana had been prototyped with Gamebro instead?
001952 begins with the command “Fondly regard cremation.” which is a callback to Problem Sleuth’s continual variations on the phrase ‘fondly regard creation’.
We learn that Nana is dead, and her death may in fact be one of the many attributed to Colonel Sasscacre’s book. How many lives HAS it claimed?
001953 gives the command ‘topple urn’. Yes, at least one reader deliberately wanted John to knock over Nana’s ashes. And John does. Hussie muses that it’s a law of comedy, which I suppose it is.