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Now with eye-popping graphics! (Hey, it's my first rebus.)
Text version:
$$ \begin{matrix} light-speed & & & & here\\ & & ? & & \\ \end{matrix} $$

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    $\begingroup$ Is the ? part of the rebus? $\endgroup$
    – boboquack
    Jan 16, 2017 at 22:19
  • $\begingroup$ @boboquack Yes, the question mark is a part of the rebus. Sorry for the slow response. Posted just before going to bed. $\endgroup$ Jan 17, 2017 at 5:09
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    $\begingroup$ untimely, hmm $\endgroup$
    – Strawberry
    Jan 17, 2017 at 10:40

5 Answers 5


Could it be a


$c$ (speed of light) + $or$ (deciding which ?) + $pse$ (here = pse site)

The title: An untimely rebus may refer to

- late which has a meaning as a deceased body, or theatrical slang for ill-timed stage behaviour

- the same answer 'corpse' to one of the OP's questions posted the same day - very suspicious!

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    $\begingroup$ Great! You might say the second puzzle rose from the ashes of the first ;) $\endgroup$ Jan 18, 2017 at 9:26

Could it be



Light speed is usually denoted by $c$, and the fact that "Here" is on the right indicates that that's our frame of reference, i.e. c is on the left, giving "cleft".

  • $\begingroup$ Nice, but the question mark is at the heart of the solution, I'm afraid. $\endgroup$ Jan 17, 2017 at 19:26
  • $\begingroup$ @HughMeyers Now I get what you meant by "at the heart of the solution". :) $\endgroup$
    – Ankoganit
    Jan 18, 2017 at 15:12
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    $\begingroup$ @Ankoganit ... as in "slightly to the left of center". ;) $\endgroup$ Jan 18, 2017 at 15:16
  • $\begingroup$ @HughMeyers You might say it filled the CLEFT in the middle of the solution ;-) $\endgroup$ Jan 18, 2017 at 15:17

Is it -

Future .(as time-travel is there)--thinking about future--


"Here" is front of "speed of light" , so you have crossed speed of light thus you are in traveling to future i.e time travel


Rayovac, a famous battery brand


What is untimely light speed? Absent time its just distance, an infinite ray. A ray to here over a stick figure with an empty question? The ennui! It's a ray over a vacuous individual or, to stretch it, 'rayovac'.



Nothing to see here


speed of light $c$ = see
nothing between it and here

  • $\begingroup$ Another good guess. The answer, however, is a single word. $\endgroup$ Jan 17, 2017 at 17:27

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