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Haddock: Zut,the windscreen wipers (that are) not working. That is all we needed.
Tintin:It is on account of the humidity.Stay calm,as soon as it stops raining they will get going again ( -;) )
Haddock: Ah ,here we are!
Haddock: Tintin ,my windscreen wipers!
Tintin:Well,that's perfect,they are working again.
Haddock: I know very well they are working.!It is just that I can't get them to stop(any more)....
It is just absurd . Things go wrong back to front.
The wipers fail when they are needed and we need to wait for them not to be needed for them to start working again.
It is a bit like slapstick the humour of the silent movies.
Perhaps a definition of comedy ,the breakdown of logical process? (they say that if you have to explain a joke it is no longer funny)