568: Well 2

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Well 2
But I've made $13.72 already today! Ow, stop throwing pennies.
Title text: But I've made $13.72 already today! Ow, stop throwing pennies.

[edit] Explanation

This is the second comic in the Well series: The first was 561: Well.

The average person's lifespan is 80 years now. So, while immortality may become a reality within the coming century, Ponytail won't live long enough to achieve it.

Cueball is looking for a programming language where it is obvious from the code, what his ideas are, without him having to explain this in detail to others (either in a help text or in the code itself). This is a problem with most ideas in a code, they are very hard to decipher for others (or yourself) later. This is a problem if you or others have to change the program later. Cueball complains that he knows what he means.

Finally we find out that one of Megan's admirers, Mike, whom she avoids, is hiding in the well. He has been waiting for her to come for her uncomfortable truth, so he can make her believe that she is actually attracted to him. But she is not so easily fooled and calls his bluff. Maybe Megan still thinks the well really works, since she wishes him to get out.

The title text suggests he might also have been down there for the money everyone is throwing in to the well to get this uncomfortable truth. So it has never been a working well. When everyone (or just Megan) finds out about this, Mike is bombarded with the all the pennies people have brought along.

[edit] Transcript

[People are lined up by a well. A sign says "The Uncomfortable Truths Well." Ponytail drops in a coin.]
Well: Science may discover immortality, but it won't happen in the next eighty years.
[Cueball drops in a coin.]
Well: You'll never find a programming language that frees you from the burden of clarifying your ideas.
Cueball: But I know what I mean!
[Megan drops in a coin.]
Well: You avoid your friend Mike because you're uncomfortably attracted to him.
Megan: Nice try, Mike. Get out of the well.
Well (Mike, inside the well): Aww.
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Discussion

...1,372 people??? Greyson (talk) 20:41, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Not necessarily; maybe some people threw quarters, dimes or nickels? 173.245.52.29 22:06, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Could the money be a refernce to 313: Insomnia? 173.245.55.72 02:35, 18 March 2014 (UTC)

The explanation has this line: "Maybe Megan still thinks the well really works, since she wishes him to get out." I really don't think that is the implied meaning. To me it is pretty clear (and backed up by the title text) that Mike is actually down the well. --Pudder (talk) 08:51, 11 November 2014 (UTC)
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