92: Sunrise

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Sometimes, I sit on top of parking decks and watch the sun rise. I feel like I should have a guitar or something.
Title text: Sometimes, I sit on top of parking decks and watch the sun rise. I feel like I should have a guitar or something.

[edit] Explanation

Ambox notice.png This explanation may be incomplete or incorrect: The title text isn't explained. Why is 4am a bad time to meet other people?
If you can address this issue, please edit the page! Thanks.

Much like the 4am Project, Cueball finds a certain beauty in the way the world looks without billions of humans crawling around on it. He thinks of this as a secret place which thrills him. He wishes to find other people like him who are wandering at this time rather than sleeping so that they can meet and talk to each other. But then he suggests that it is a bad time and place to meet people, possible because extremely few people are so unusual that they wait for the sun to rise. Considering this he goes back to his house, probably disappointed, gets ready and goes to a club which is much safer place to meet people but not as unusual and exciting as what he wants.

This comic shows Cueball's tendency towards defying the norms and exploring unusual things and circumstances.

[edit] Transcript

[Cueball is on the street. Behind him is a house with a lawn.]
Cueball's thoughts: I love the time just before sunrise. It's quiet; no one is ever just walking about. It's like a secret. I always hope that I'll find someone else quietly hiding from sleep, and we'll see each other and sit and talk. I guess this is a bad place to meet people. I wish it weren't.
[Cueball goes into the house, brushes his teeth, and leaves the house again.]
[Cueball is at a club, disco balls in the ceiling and a giant woofer. Many people are dancing around him.]
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Doesn't look like Cueball to me, he has hair. Caagr98 (talk) 17:22, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

The title text seems wrong. It reads 'Sometimes, I sit on top of parking decks and watch the sun rise. I feel like I should have a guitar or something.' in my Android xkcd reader. -- 07:32, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Fixed. According to the Wayback Machine this was the title text at the start: [1] --Mark Hurd (talk) 13:01, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Hmmm, should we note that the last panel is probably a pencil drawing with colors inverted? 13:00, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Explanation said that the character realised that 4am is a bad time to meet people "other than troublemakers and the police". Removed as this is pure speculation as there is no mention of troublemakers or the police. --Pudder (talk) 15:21, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Possible title text explanation: Sitting on a tall structure and watching the sun rise while playing the guitar sounds like a romanticized/idealized scene; the likes of which might be seen in a movie. Smperron (talk) 08:07, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
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