176: Before Sunrise

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Before Sunrise
It's an amazing time of day; the light is great for photography.
Title text: It's an amazing time of day; the light is great for photography.

[edit] Explanation

This is another example of Randall's propensity towards "your mom" jokes. The second panel contains an eloquent prosaic description of an idyllic sunrise over an unfamiliar landscape analogizing the uncertainty and excitement of the life that lies ahead. This is designed to put the reader off-guard for the "your mom" stinger in the third panel.

Cueball wants to settle down on his own, but every time when he tries, he still ends up at the reader's Mom's place (as is customary in such jokes).

At the title text he just ignores this problem he has, stating that he did get great photos of the reader's Mom at sunrise.

[edit] Transcript

Cueball: Every morning for a week now I've gone out driving before sunrise.
I wanted to get lost in the dark, park my car, listen to music, and sip from a warm drink as dawn broke around me, gradually revealing a landscape I'd never before seen. A chain of unique beginnings forcing wonder into the seeds of each day.
Cueball: But I guess I need more willpower, because each sunrise just found me at your mom's apartment again.
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Discussion

I read the third panel to mean that Cueball finds himself not at his Mom's house but at the reader's Mom's apartment. -- 216.137.28.30 15:47, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Yes you are correct, and I am very annoyed at Randall for fooling around with my Mom! 184.66.160.91 03:08, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
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