“Its mystery is only exceeded by its power” – Brilliant and life-changing words spoken by many of the characters in Dude Where’s My Car?
But what does the phrase really mean? Let me explain.
If the Continuum Transfunctioner’s mystery goes up or down the power is always greater.
Mystery < Power
At the beginning of Dude Where’s My Car? Nothing is known about the Continuum Transfunctioner therefore its power is significant. Since we do not even have a clue as to what the Continuum Transfunctioner does the mystery of the device is limited to your pathetic imagination. As the movie progresses you find out more and more about the device and you expect it starts to lack mystery therefore the power must have decreased as well.
You would be wrong, of course.
The Continuum Transfunctioner’s mystery only becomes larger. Yes, we know it destroys the Universe, and yes we know it can banish 50ft women to Hoboken NJ, but why is it able to do these things? Who made it and for what purpose? What else can it do? You see now that we know more about the device, the mystery actually gets bigger which means the power has become much greater as well, so the equation remains intact and in fact becomes:
( Mystery : Mystery < ) < Power