Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
The phrase "let's be honest here-" is often used to soften a statement that might otherwise seem crass. Before Cueball can finish his sentence, he is interrupted by his friend, who takes the opportunity to honestly state his deepest feelings.
The human condition is essentially terrifying. Try to keep up appearances.
- Cueball: I mean, let's be honest here-
- Friend: Ok.
- Friend: I don't understand why anything happens and I'm confused and scared and trying really hard all the time.
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- Cueball: ...Too honest.
- Cueball: Scale it back.
- Friend: Sorry.
Ya can't explain this one!188.8.131.52 11:06, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
- No, other work is getting in the way. Someone else'll do it. Davidy22[talk] 11:15, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
- The honesty of this comic makes it pretty self-explanatory. I like it. 184.108.40.206 12:21, 12 December 2012 (UTC)
That 1-line explanation by anon 220.127.116.11 is brilliant.
Most people, despite looking generally competent, are just barely making it through the day.
Let's be honest, how can one tell which character is Cueball? Personally, I think this character is far too generic to bother anyways. 18.104.22.168 20:28, 12 December 2012 (UTC) madd
- Cueball is the first "Cueball" to speak in a comic, everyone else is called something else.Pennpenn (talk) 03:30, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
can't be reference to #overlyhonestmethods since comic came out a month before.