65: Banter

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This was an actual mock conversation  between me and a friend at TGIF. The waitress walked up around panel 5 and was somewhat put off.
Title text: This was an actual mock conversation between me and a friend at TGIF. The waitress walked up around panel 5 and was somewhat put off.


This appears to be a comic about two guys trash-talking each other. The two guys begin by trashing each other with homophobic comments and your-mom jokes. It goes somewhat astray and becomes awkward when the first guy makes a pass at the second guy and is rejected.

Part of the element of the humor in this comic stems from the common assertion that the most-homophobic of men are the most likely to be a closeted homosexual. Another element is the creation of humor from the incredible awkwardness of the end conversation.

Fag, Ass pirate, Fudge packer, and Cock Jockey are all insulting euphemisms for a homosexual man. Cum Dumpster is an insulting euphemism for a person who receives penetrative orgasmic sex from a man, but it applies to both men and women (usually conveying sluttiness).

Randall's title text, that he mock-held this conversation with a friend in a restaurant indicates how awkward this would be in real life. Even the waitress, a bystander, is put off by it.


First Guy: Man, she's hot
Second Guy: Whatever, you are so gay.
First Guy: C'mon, everyone knows you're the gay one.
Second Guy: Hey, your mom's pretty masculine, but sleeping with her doesn't make me gay.
First Guy: Fag.
Second Guy: Ass pirate.
First Guy: Fudge packer.
Second Guy: Cock jockey.
First Guy: Cum dumpster.
(silent panel)
First guy: Okay, seriously, are you gay? Because if you've been holding out on me, we're missing out.
Second guy: No, it's cool.
First guy: OK, me neither.

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There is a community portal discussion of what to call Cueball and what to do in case with more than one Cueball. I have added this comic to the new Category:Multiple Cueballs. In this case there is no reason to call one Cueball and the other friend. It could easily be the other way. So I have changed to remove Cueball--Kynde (talk) 13:34, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
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