392: Making Rules
Title text: I never understood why someone would expect me to accept their rules right after they'd punched me. I'm sure it's all very symbolic or something.
"Punch Buggy" is a game played by two people with a view of traffic (often, but not here, during a car ride). For each Volkswagen Beetle that passes nearby, the first player to see it is entitled to punch the other player, while calling "Punch Buggy" followed by the color of the spotted Beetle. Traditionally the other player is permitted to return the punch, unless the first player also calls "no punch back."
Many people will just assume that the game is always being played and punch you out of the blue, giving you no chance to opt out. Cueball, however, finds the idea that he can simply be roped into a game without consent odd, and decides to make the game stakes more desirable than just the right to punch someone, and (seemingly successfully) uses the same principle to secure the right to sleep with the other man's girlfriend.
The title text is Randall elaborating on how ridiculous these types of games are, such as the idea that after being punched, one should just accept a "no punch back" rule.
- [Two men are sitting. A yellow buggy passes by.]
- Man: Punch buggy yellow no punch back!
- [Man punches Cueball, Cueball punches the man back, with seemingly greater force, causing the man to fall of the bench they are sitting on.]
- Man: I said no punch back!
- Cueball: You can do that?
- Cueball: Man, this changes everything.
- [A blue buggy passes by, and Cueball is holding Megan's hand.]
- Cueball: Sleep with your girlfriend buggy blue!
- Man: Hey!
- Cueball: No complaining back!
- Man: Aww...
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