Talk:1178: Pickup Artists

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Umm... "The pun lies in the fact that a pickup basketball player becomes skilled at basketball."
 
Umm... "The pun lies in the fact that a pickup basketball player becomes skilled at basketball."
 
I thought the pun was on the word "artist" meaning someone that does...art.  The same goes with the "friend zone" explanation.  It doesn't seem like disbelief, but rather that there is a "place to meet friends" or "a place that friends go to hang out" (in other words, "a zone of friends").  So the joke is that the world seems happier because you think the words are describing subjectively better things than they actually are.  But that's just my take on the comic.  [[Special:Contributions/76.106.251.87|76.106.251.87]] 11:11, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
 
I thought the pun was on the word "artist" meaning someone that does...art.  The same goes with the "friend zone" explanation.  It doesn't seem like disbelief, but rather that there is a "place to meet friends" or "a place that friends go to hang out" (in other words, "a zone of friends").  So the joke is that the world seems happier because you think the words are describing subjectively better things than they actually are.  But that's just my take on the comic.  [[Special:Contributions/76.106.251.87|76.106.251.87]] 11:11, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
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:P.S.  This is a Saturday comic? [[Special:Contributions/76.106.251.87|76.106.251.87]] 11:19, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

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Oh my God, this one's brilliant. 76.106.251.87 06:53, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

I did not get it. Waiting for explanation. 95.35.63.243 07:43, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
See also comic #1027 65.49.14.70 10:47, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Added an explanation for the title text, but it's probably too wordy and not very clear. Anyone have any suggestions? Cornarias (talk) 11:07, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Umm... "The pun lies in the fact that a pickup basketball player becomes skilled at basketball." I thought the pun was on the word "artist" meaning someone that does...art. The same goes with the "friend zone" explanation. It doesn't seem like disbelief, but rather that there is a "place to meet friends" or "a place that friends go to hang out" (in other words, "a zone of friends"). So the joke is that the world seems happier because you think the words are describing subjectively better things than they actually are. But that's just my take on the comic. 76.106.251.87 11:11, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

P.S. This is a Saturday comic? 76.106.251.87 11:19, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
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