1086: Eyelash Wish Log
|Eyelash Wish Log|
Title text: Ooh, another one. Uh ... the ability to alter any coefficients of friction at will during sporting events.
This comic is based on the situation that when someone's eyelash falls out, that person can make a wish on it. This comic appears to be a page from the fictitious Wish Bureau in charge of granting said wishes. And of course the Wisher is Black Hat and he has quite a few wishes, most of them based on the previous wish. A common trope in fiction is that wishing for more wishes is prohibited and for many of his wishes Black Hat attempts to circumvent that.
February 27's wish relates to a common practice especially in tweets or other short length mediums where full length specific HTML addresses such as wwww.somewhere.com/articles/specificdate/the page.htm would not be feasible. So a more compressed but often less sensical string of seemingly random characters is used which links to a link of the full text address. This creates some problems for people who are security or privacy conscious and prefer to be informed before hand where they will be traveling on the Internet. It is analogous to a twisting set of watersides. Some water parks label where they end up and what style of ride it is (the doom tunnel vs the kiddy kicker). Imagine however your wanting a nice ride ending in shallow water. You could not wily predict the unlabelled ride as it twists out of sight if the label is gibberish. You might end up thinking your attempt to go down the Bay Watch slide might end you up in Pamella's porn pool, which could be well over your head.
March 7's wish is a reference to Nate Silver, who is a former writer for Baseball Prospectus working on predicting baseball players' stats and now writes for Five Thirty Eight in which he predicts the outcome of elections based on polling data.
And April 22's wish is a reference to the cartoon and video game, Pokemon. A pokéball can be thrown at a Pokémon (or in this case, an annoying pet) to capture it and seal it indefinitely.