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Tinder
People keep telling me to use the radio but I really hate making voice calls.
Title text: People keep telling me to use the radio but I really hate making voice calls.

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Tinder is a social media/dating app. The main interface of Tinder shows photos of people using the app. Users swipe right for matches that they like, and left otherwise. The purpose of the app is to get dates, with the intent of a romantic relationship or sexual intercourse. However, in the comic, Cueball is trying to use it to get assistance flying a plane instead.

The title text implies that Cueball is doing this because he finds it annoying to use the plane's radio, which he finds too similar to making a phone call. The joke is about his bad priorities in using an ill-suited app which would be slower than asking for help on the radio. He is endangering his life, just to avoid the annoyance of having to talk on the phone.

Transcript

[An iPhone-esque device is shown with the screen facing the viewer. On the screen is the Tinder UI. The main photo is of Cueball, in the cockpit of a plane which appears to be tilting to the right, holding up a sign saying:]
If you know how
to fly a plane
please swipe
right ASAP


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