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

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 100,000th visitor!!! Click here to claim a FREE Ferrari!"). In the comic, the guy with the car 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

Cueball: When'd you get the car?
Friend: It's the darndest thing. We bought it as a prize for the 100,000,000th visitor to our website.
Cueball: And they didn't want it?
Friend: Apparently.
Cueball: Maybe they didn't see the notice.
Friend: It was flashing and everything!
Cueball: How bizarre.
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This is the first explanation I've contributed. Feedback is welcome. gijobarts (talk) 00:40, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

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