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Revision as of 23:58, 22 May 2014

Milk
It's not hard when you have the same thought like 40 or 50 percent of the time.
Title text: It's not hard when you have the same thought like 40 or 50 percent of the time.

Explanation

Megan and Cueball are sitting quietly, engaged in their own solo pursuits. Without any preamble, Megan answers a question that has not been asked, pointing out to Cueball that he would not be able to obtain milk from her breasts right now, as she is not lactating. Cueball is flabbergasted that she seems to have read his mind, as this was exactly what he was wondering.

This comic is a comment on the fascination and sheer lack of knowledge that men have about women's bodies in general, and their breasts in particular.

Megan, like any other adult female mammal, is capable of producing milk from her mammary glands. However, this facility is not always available; Megan would have to get pregnant and give birth to trigger the bodily changes that result in lactation.

The title text indicates that this is not proof of Megan's psychic powers, as Cueball (or is it Randall?) seems quite obsessed by this particular topic.

Transcript

[Couple sitting opposed, Megan on couch reading book and Cueball a chair with a laptop.]
Megan: The fact that I have breasts doesn't mean you could milk me now. I'd have to be lactating.
[A beat passes.]
Cueball (thinking): Oh my god. She's psychic.
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Discussion

Psychic and oddly aware of some mad fetishes. Davidy²²[talk] 07:04, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

Am I just being pedantic when I note that there is no mention of breastfeeding in the comic? Were I to milk a cow, for example, I would not wish that action to be characterized as breastfeeding. 108.162.219.223 19:54, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Where are her legs in the third panel? 108.162.250.111 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Perhaps she got uncomfortable with the idea of Cueball's continual sexual perversion, and tucked her legs up into the armchair in an unconscious effort to feel more secure. 108.162.219.58 23:41, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
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