152: Hamster Ball

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| number    = 152
| date      = 2006-09-03
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| date      = September 3, 2006
 
| title    = Hamster Ball
 
| title    = Hamster Ball
| image    = http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/hamster_ball.png
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| titletext = Reportedly, double-walled inflatable balls like this exist somewhere. Now to find that place.
 
| titletext = Reportedly, double-walled inflatable balls like this exist somewhere. Now to find that place.
 
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==Explanation==
 
==Explanation==
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The comic starts with a Genie, or Jinn having been freed from a magical lamp granting the owner three wishes.
 
The comic starts with a Genie, or Jinn having been freed from a magical lamp granting the owner three wishes.
  
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==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==
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Genie: You have awakened me from the lamp. You may have three wishes. what does your heart desire?
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Genie: You have awakened me from the lamp. YOu may have three wishes. what does your heart desire?
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Cueball: I'd like a human-sized hamster ball
 
Cueball: I'd like a human-sized hamster ball
 
 
Cueball: SWEET!
 
Cueball: SWEET!
 
 
Genie: And your other wishes?
 
Genie: And your other wishes?
 
 
Cueball: Why would I need other wishes?
 
Cueball: Why would I need other wishes?
  
 
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Revision as of 14:46, 15 March 2013

Hamster Ball
Reportedly, double-walled inflatable balls like this exist somewhere. Now to find that place.
Title text: Reportedly, double-walled inflatable balls like this exist somewhere. Now to find that place.

Explanation

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The comic starts with a Genie, or Jinn having been freed from a magical lamp granting the owner three wishes.

Asking for a Human-Sized hamster ball which he proceeds to roll around and have fun in.

The Genie then asks what he would like for his other two wishes, to which having being granted already his heart's desire he states he wouldn't need the other wishes for anything.

The comic plays on the activity of Zorbing.

Transcript

Genie: You have awakened me from the lamp. You may have three wishes. what does your heart desire? Cueball: I'd like a human-sized hamster ball Cueball: SWEET! Genie: And your other wishes? Cueball: Why would I need other wishes?

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Discussion

Why does this explanation assume the Genie/Djinn is Jeannie from "I Dream Of Jeannie"? I see nothing to support that claim. 192.208.44.88 19:53, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

This comic explain is still incomplete because of this inconsistencies. --Dgbrt (talk) 22:20, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

To me this is just a common Genie (as I've seen it in most US kids' stuff). Occasionally you see Djinn, Jinn, or Djinni. I think that's all there is to it. --Quicksilver (talk) 06:08, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

I edited the article to try to reflect the view that the Jeannie reference is unintended. Personally, I see no such reference, and suggest deleting the section. --Commarchinin (talk) 13:31, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
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