415: Restraining Order

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Restraining Order
On Mondays I go running, so you'll have to get up early and follow along a parallel street. What fun!
Title text: On Mondays I go running, so you'll have to get up early and follow along a parallel street. What fun!

[edit] Explanation

A restraining order is a legal injunction requiring a party to do, or refrain from doing, certain acts, under penalty of fines or imprisonment, designed to safeguard the complainant's life. In general the forbidden act is virtually always contacting the complainant in any way, and enforcing they remain a minimum distance from the complainant is given far less gravitas and emphasis than media usually portrays. Even when a minimum distance is made a critical aspect, a maximum distance is never set.

The joke in this comic is that Ponytail has gotten a restraining order against Cueball that requires him to stay between 500 yards (~457 m) and 600 yards (~549 m) of her at all times, which needless to say, will cause a major disruption to his life.This does not even have an explanation when it will not be possible to be within the ring for example when she is on a small boat or plane.

The title text says he'll have to get up early on Mondays and follow her jogging course along a parallel street.

A yard is a unit of length used in the UK and the United States, 1 yard = 0.9144 metres.

[edit] Transcript

[Cueball and Ponytail stand facing one another. Both hold sheets of paper. Cueball holds a restraining order, while Ponytail holds a map with two concentric circles drawn on it.]
Not content with normal restraining orders, my ex got creative.
Cueball: Wait... I can't get closer than 500 yards of you... or more than 600 yards away?
Ponytail: You'll have to move somewhere within this ring.

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Looks like something Danish would do, not Ponytail.Classhole 00:31, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Therein lies the problem with presuming "Ponytail" is a singular, consistent character, which she isn't, and never has been. It's kind of ridiculous to say something is out of character for Ponytails, Megans, or Cueballs (and probably White Hat), since they're rarely the same person.Pennpenn (talk) 02:02, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Is "iconic" meant to be "ironic"? It is also not ironic, unless if the restraining order forces Cueball to be within 1 yard of Ponytail at all times which defeats the general purpose of a restraining order. flewk (talk) 12:08, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Is this even legally possible? Prongs95 (talk) 15:10, 22 February 2016 (UTC)

This is certainly not possible, just think of how much trouble it would cause.Dontknow (talk) 00:28, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

It's not *that* bad if Cueball is massive enough. But stuff gets really weird if Cueball's de Broglie wavelength is on the order of 100 yards... -- 16:20, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

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