1081: Argument Victory
Title text: Really, the comforting side in most conspiracy theory arguments is the one claiming that anyone who's in power has any plan at all.
In this comic, Cueball is arguing on the internet via his phone with someone elsewhere on their laptop. They are arguing about a conspiracy theory, however, it is unclear which one. Since these arguments are interminable, Cueball "wins" the argument by going down a waterslide (carrying his phone, which doesn't seem like a great idea since the phone could get very wet on one of those slides and stop functioning). In doing so, he willfully abandons trying to change the other party's mind to have fun instead, while the other party is still at their computer, attempting to win an internet argument.
The point of the comic is that abandoning the argument is more satisfying and fun than continuing, and by doing something more fun, Cueball is the winner despite not technically winning the argument.
- Cueball: I can't believe you're so wrong. I'm backed by Snopes, Wikipedia, and a half-dozen journals. You're citing .net pages with black backgrounds and like 20 fonts each.
- Man: It's sad how you buy into the official story so unquestioningly. Guess some people prefer to stay asleep.
- Cueball: Watch closely - I'm about to win this argument.
- Man: responding electronically: how?
- Cueball: By going down a waterslide.
- [The person is sitting at the very top of a waterslide preparing to descend]
- Man: So? what does that prove?
- Cueball: Wheeee..
- Man: You didn't win the argument!
- Cueball: ...eeee