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Business Update
Our customers keep sending us their personal information, even though we've repeatedly asked them to stop. The EU told me I'm the heir to some ancient European throne that makes me exempt from the GDPR, but we should probably still try to fix that.
Title text: Our customers keep sending us their personal information, even though we've repeatedly asked them to stop. The EU told me I'm the heir to some ancient European throne that makes me exempt from the GDPR, but we should probably still try to fix that.

Explanation

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This comic shows a meeting at Beret Guy's business (as seen in these other comics. As usual, those in the business demonstrate a misuse of business terminology and take strange happenings within the business in stride.

Though maintaining a semblance of business-saviness through the use of many corporate buzzwords, it becomes clear that what is normally metaphorical in a usually boardroom meeting is actually quite likely what is actually in development. There is likely a bunch of dollar bills in one of the office rooms, stocks (pillary?) are being manufactured, and at least one of their customers (a child?) is experiencing physical growth.

The title text refers to the May 25 deadline to implement the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, this comic focuses on a business meeting about what the company is doing to prepare for it.

Transcript

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[Beret Guy, Ponytail, Hairy, Hairbun and Megan sit around a table, left to right. Beret Guy and Megan are sitting on chairs at the ends. All others are behind the table with no visible chairs. All characters face Beret Guy]
Beret Guy: Quarterly reports are looking good.
Beret Guy: Our office is full of cash, we're producing stocks faster than ever before, and our customers are experiencing rapid growth.
Beret Guy: Any Updates?
[Closeup on Ponytail, facing left]
Ponytail: Bad news: many of our assets were liquidated this morning due to a thermostat glitch.
Ponytail: Good news: the sink in the kitchen has stopped producing original content.
[Same as panel one, but characters are facing Megan]
Beret Guy: How are our finances?
Megan: Our biggest source of revenue is our ongoing project to transmute lead into gold.
Megan: Our biggest expense is our project to transmute it back.
[Closeup on Beret Guy, facing right, offset to the left of the panel. Two characters speak from off-panel right]
Beret Guy: Lastly, any luck getting the girl from The Ring to stop showing up in our video conferences?
From Right 1: No, but honestly, she's made some good contributions.
From Right 2: Yeah, I think we should hire her.


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