Talk:1178: Pickup Artists

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

I did not get it. Waiting for explanation. 07:43, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
See also comic #1027 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 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. 11:11, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

P.S. This is a Saturday comic? 11:19, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Not anymore. Davidy²²[talk] 11:21, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

I think it's time we give the other guy a name. What about Sleezy Guy? ChrisFortyTwo (talk)

Seconded. I remember he's been named Harry in the past. A quick search brings up 1028. He's appeared quite a bit now, and he probably should be named. Davidy²²[talk] 12:54, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Beret Guy is right, a day of Pickup Art sounds like a lot of fun. Everybody pack their sketchbooks, pastels and watercolours, wander around town till they find interesting vignettes or vistas, everyone sketch and paint without showing each other till picnic time. At PT, all pull out their packed lunches and eat and enjoy each other's efforts. He'll, this sounds 1000% better than almost every pub outing I have ever had. 13:00, 25 February 2013 (UTC)