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Well 2
But I've made $13.72 already today! Ow, stop throwing pennies.
Title text: But I've made $13.72 already today! Ow, stop throwing pennies.


The average person's lifespan is 80 years now. So while, immortality may become a reality, Ponytail won't live long enough to achieve it.

Cueball is looking for a programming language that will simply execute the way he wants it to without having to explain what he means. This is a problem with computers, they are very precise, they will do exactly what you tell it to do, not what you want it to do.

This is when we find out that one of Megan's boyfriends (past/present/future, she's had a few) is hiding in the well, waiting for her to come for an Unfortunate Truth.

The title text suggests he might just be down there for the money everyone is throwing away.

All comics in the Well series:


[People are lined up by a well. A sign says "The Uncomfortable Truths Well." The first person in line drops in a coin.]

Well: Science may discover immortality, but it won't happen in the next eighty years.

[The next person drops in a coin.]

Well: You'll never find a programing language that frees you from the burden of clarifying your ideas.

Programmer: But I know what I mean!

[The next person drops in a coin.]

Well: You avoid your friend Mike because you're uncomfortably attracted to him.

Person: Nice try, Mike.

Person: Get out of the well.

Well/Mike: Aww.

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...1,372 people??? Greyson (talk) 20:41, 24 December 2013 (UTC)

Not necessarily; maybe some people threw quarters, dimes or nickels? 22:06, 15 February 2014 (UTC)
Could the money be a refernce to 313: Insomnia? 02:35, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
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