352: Far Away

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Far Away
Sometimes an impulsive 2:00 AM cross-country trip is the only solution.
Title text: Sometimes an impulsive 2:00 AM cross-country trip is the only solution.

[edit] Explanation

Cueball and Megan are in a long-distance relationship; in order to overcome the distance which separates them, they're keeping in touch with an instant messenger. Because their contact is limited to text, they have to write out the actions they wish to enact. Cueball is frustrated with the limitations of these place-holding phrases and longs for physical contact, going so far as to imagine himself hugging Megan in the messenger window.

In the title text, Cueball suggests that, sometimes, the only way to end his frustration is to drive across the country and see her face-to-face.

[edit] Transcript

[Cueball hugging Megan in the messenger window.]
Cueball: Meh.
Cueball: Some nights, typing "*hug*" just doesn't cut it.
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The current explanation seems to suggest that Cueball sent "*hug*" and is replacing the word with him hugging Megan in his mind. However it is more probable to me that the messenger program interprets words enclosed in asterisks to be a kind of markup that inserts a picture or emoticon, and "*hug*" corresponds to a image of two people hugging. --Troy0 (talk) 04:39, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
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