Title text: What if someone broke out of a hypothetical situation in your room right now?
The comic is, in short, a new take on the common comedy trope in which characters in a thought bubble will sometimes look out of the bubble and talk directly to the person thinking it, another person nearby, or even the viewer. In this comic, however, it features Cueball and Beret Guy in a conversation together, in which Beret Guy creates a hypothetical situation by imagining he had ice cream. This then, to Cueball's dismay, creates a hypothetical situation in which Beret Guy has ice cream, which he promptly begins to eat. Cueball then creates a hypothetical situation in which his hypothetical self has a knife to 'cut' out of the thought. He then gives this knife to Cueball, who supposedly will use it to cut out of his hypothetical situation.
The title text puts the comic into context, noting the unlikely possibility — and your most likely surprised reaction — if a person in a hypothetical situation you'd involuntarily created managed to break out of it and suddenly appear in your room. Or it could be understood the other way, that a person you have forced into your hypothetical situation breaks free from it, and disappears from your room. Also, it points out that the situation is in fact a hypothetical situation itself, creating some irony.
Another "thought bubble comic" can be seen in 429: Fantasy.
- [Cueball is holding up his hand towards Beret Guy who talks to him. From Beret Guy's head there goes three bobbles to a big thinking bubble where the next part of the comic takes place.]
- Beret Guy: What if I had some ice cream? Wouldn't that be awesome?
- Cueball: No, stop-
- [The comic continues inside Beret Guy's thought bubble. The two characters have switched place and Beret Guy is not eating from an ice cream cone. Cueball is holding his hand to his chin and from his head there goes four bobbles to a thinking bubble in the lower right corner where the last part of the comic takes place.]
- Cueball: Great, you've trapped us in a hypothetical situation!
- Beret Guy: Mmm, ice cream.
- Cueball: Maybe if I had a knife I could cut our way free...
- [Inside Cueball's thought bubble Beret Buy continues to eat his ice, but Cueball has cut a hole through the last thought bubble with a knife and is handing this to the Cueball who thinks about this].
- Beret Guy: Mmm, ice cream!
- Cueball: Here, take this one.
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