-> '''Roland''': [[ShutUpHannibal Kill if you will but command me nothing!]] You have forgotten the face of those who made you! Now either kill us or be silent and listen to me, Roland of Gilead, son of Steven, gunslinger and lord of ancient lands! I have not come [[WalkTheEarth all the miles and all the years]] to listen to your childish prating! Do you understand? Now you will ''listen to ME!''
As Roland and the rest of the [[TrueCompanions ka-tet]] post riddle after riddle to the AI, Eddie spends his time [[ContemplateOurNavels lost in his memories, trying to recover the clue to defeat the AI's riddling prowess]]. After digging painfully at his past memories, he finally remembers [[ChekhovsSkill a conversation in the previous book where Roland grew offended at his stupid jokes, because of his]] [[SeriousBusiness literal mindedness.]] He also remembers that [[SpottingTheThread Blaine froze up on an early riddle,]] "What has four wheels and flies?" "The town garbage wagon." With a few minutes left, Eddie begins to hurl [[LogicBomb lame joke after lame joke]] at the AI, [[ExactWords that could not be refused, as it was stupidity Blane complained of, not transgression of the rules.]] Between the volleys of bad jokes, and eventually the volley of lead, Eddie destroys Blaine, just in time to cause the Mono to stop with a hard but survivable crash.
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