570: New Car

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New Car
Somewhere out there is a company that has actually figured out how to enlarge penises, and it's helpless to reach potential customers.
Title text: Somewhere out there is a company that has actually figured out how to enlarge penises, and it's helpless to reach potential customers.

[edit] Explanation

Cueball is sitting in a nice sports car, and his (Cueball-like) friend asks where he has it from. It turns out it was bought as a prize supposed to be delivered to the 100,000,000th visitor to his companies website. But the user did not react to the notice on the page about the prize, even though it was flashing.

A well-known type of Internet scam tries to trick the reader into thinking that they've won a prize, often in the form of an annoying flashy ad banner (e.g. "You're our 100,000,000th visitor!!! Click here to claim a FREE Ferrari!"). A typical clickbait.

Cueball actually really did have a fancy car to give out, but the winner didn't claim it, believing it to be a scam. It is a bit like the boy who cried wolf — given enough lies, the truth will eventually look like a lie.

The title text refers to another type of scam, advertising fake "male enhancement" drugs. Randall suggests that if such a drug really did exist, it would be very difficult to advertise effectively, since most people would assume it was a scam. Additionally there may be implied a relation (intersection) between people having sports cars and people needing penis enlargements: Big cars to compensate feelings of inferiority.

[edit] Transcript

[A Cueball-like guy is standing behind, a sports car where Cueball sits turned toward him.]
Friend: When'd you get the car?
[Zoom-in on Cueball in the car.]
Cueball: It's the darndest thing. We bought it as a prize for the 100,000,000th visitor to our website.
[Zoom-in on the friend.]
Friend: And they didn't want it?
Cueball (off-screen): Apparently.
[Pan to where both the friend and Cueball in the car can be seen, but not the front of the car.]
Friend: Maybe they didn't see the notice.
Cueball: It was flashing and everything!
Friend: How bizarre.


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Discussion

This is the first explanation I've contributed. Feedback is welcome. gijobarts (talk) 00:40, 13 January 2013 (UTC)


There is a community portal discussion of what to call Cueball and what to do in case with more than one Cueball. I have added this comic to the Category:Multiple Cueballs. Since the one in the car is the most interesting of these two Cueball I have renamed in the transcript (and added explanation) so he is called Cueball, so it may be OK to keep him listed as Cueball. But since the other guy also looks like Cueball and they have about the same amount of lines this is one of the comics where there is no special reason to say one is Cueball and the other not...--Kynde (talk) 11:23, 6 August 2015 (UTC)
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