This comic was dreamt up because our artist Jess had to have her wisdom tooth removed a few days ago. Fortunately the dentist was a bit more skilled than Dr Mad.
Rube Goldberg was, among other things, a cartoonist. In his cartoons he invented crazy convoluted machines to do simple tasks. There have been many different Rube Goldberg machines since, a famous example being Honda’s Cog advert.
Dr Mad: Don't worry, dentistry is just applied physics!