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:You: Eat her? I hardly know her!
 
:You: Eat her? I hardly know her!
  
That's really all there is to this comic. Cueball/Randall are bored of cliches, and are finding ways to amuse themselves.
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Such a double entendre makes no sense in the context of an O RLY exchange, and will only serve to derail the conversation.That's really all there is to this comic. Cueball/Randall are bored of cliches, and are finding ways to amuse themselves.
  
 
In the ''title text'' the joke is that the real cliché is that ''you fight fire with fire'', whereas in the comic, Cueball fights a cliché with another cliché.
 
In the ''title text'' the joke is that the real cliché is that ''you fight fire with fire'', whereas in the comic, Cueball fights a cliché with another cliché.

Revision as of 00:09, 28 February 2014

Clichéd Exchanges
It's like they say, you gotta fight fire with clichés.
Title text: It's like they say, you gotta fight fire with clichés.

Explanation

Another entry into the My Hobby series.

"O RLY?" is an Internet meme typically used to express sarcastic agreement with or feigned surprise at a statement. The typical response to "O RLY" is usually "YA RLY", "NO WAI" or "SRSLY?" These exchanges are all just so many SMS abbreviations for "Oh really?", "Yeah really", "No way!", and "Seriously?" respectively

Cueball's response avoids this typical exchange though, instead replying with another cliche: the double entendre. For example:

Friend: You're such a messy eater.
You: Eat her? I hardly know her!

Such a double entendre makes no sense in the context of an O RLY exchange, and will only serve to derail the conversation.That's really all there is to this comic. Cueball/Randall are bored of cliches, and are finding ways to amuse themselves.

In the title text the joke is that the real cliché is that you fight fire with fire, whereas in the comic, Cueball fights a cliché with another cliché.

Transcript

My Hobby:
Derailing clichéd exchanges by using the wrong replies
Friend: O RLY?
Cueball: O RLY? I 'ardly know 'er!


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Discussion

Is this correction satisfactory? Can I remove the tag? ImVeryAngryItsNotButter (talk) 00:54, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

I removed it, because it looks good to me. 108.162.250.219 13:32, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

I thought the cliche being referred to was "wrecked 'em? I hardly knew 'em!" (a double entendre on "rectum" ) http://ask.metafilter.com/122210/JokeFilter-What-is-the-origin-of-the-joke-with-the-punchline-rectum-damn-near-killed-him 66.202.132.250 14:25, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

In my experience it's a general "<tagword>, I hardly knew(/know) her(/him)", where the tagword is an -er/-im word and can (by sheer force of will, often groan-worthy) be taken as a double-entendre spawn. e.g. "Which cathedral is that in the picture?" "Chester." "Chester? I hardly know 'er!" (The worse the better, arguably, but that example's probably too flat.)
Your form follows alongside of that. But this cliché is the mismatched follow-up, only sparked off (albeit by deliberate disassociation) by the "O RLY?" cliché as feed-line. 178.98.31.27 10:30, 20 June 2013 (UTC)

The double entendre in this case is O RLY ~ orally? Undee (talk) 11:24, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

I never thought of it as a double entendre- I thought it was a play on words of Irish names,(as evidenced by the ommision of the first letter in some words) i.e. O'reilly. In this case, it would be "O'reilly? I 'ardly know 'er!" 108.162.221.243 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

The fact that this is a collaborative wiki doesn't not mean you should put in every ludicrous and idiosyncratic interpretation that has special meaning to you and clearly has nothing to do with what Randall, or people in the rest of the world, understood the comic to be. O RLY is not a reference to an Irish name, or a Hebrew name, or anything at all other than the eminently popular O RLY meme. Period. Leave your personal nonsense out of this wiki. 108.162.214.143 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Since I am another that first thought of the Irish name and not a meme I have never heard of perhaps you should be the one to keep your personal nonsense out of this wiki. I have read most of the explains on this site and you are the first that I have seen that has targeted any single person for an attack like this. Also learn to sign wiki comments 162.158.62.231 12:47, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Just because you haven't heard of it doesn't mean no-one else has. I hadn't come across the subject meme, but I didn't assume that it was an appalling misspelling of O'Reilly. In addition, the person you're defending also hasn't learnt how to sign off Wiki-article comments, so it might be helpful if you were slightly less inconsistent with which parts of an argument you use. 162.158.62.231 19:01, 23 April 2018 (UTC)