Talk:666: Silent Hammer

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I took the comic to be less about a haunting and more about a "Did that really happen to me?" Especially when considering that Black Hat never bothers him again. 08:16, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Quite so. People who manage to pass the course for most sciences tend to become sceptical. I think that this is to allow them to worship the beast more readily than the uneducated would. -- Weatherlawyer (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

The comic number is 666… Is this intentional, given the creepy premise of the comic?

I would think so; after all, Hat guy is metaphorically the devil of this comic. --Fallencrow305 (talk) 21:56, 28 July 2016 (UTC)
I'm amused to note that the HTML for the horizontal ellipses, which you included in your comment, is "…" -- Hell IP? BunsenH (talk) 16:06, 15 July 2022 (UTC)

I disagree with the Title Text explanation. My guess is that Black Hat was still talking, but Cueball was just being Cueball by absentmindedly trying out the silent hammer with the first piece of wood he found. Cody Hackins (talk) 03:54, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

I doubt it, the first comic shows black hat doing the act. I do think that Cueball could show black hat a use for those drills though.

I don't understand the "this doesn't end well for him" part. Nothing that bad really happened to the guy. 15:20, 10 May 2021 (UTC)

His entire worldview was turned upside down. You don't think that's bad? -- The Cat Lady (talk) 10:29, 18 August 2021 (UTC)
Also, by never doing this again, Black Hat prevents the Chairman from ever being able to show evidence of it happening in the first place. He ends up as a despised crank, insisting on something that is highly implausible. (Or not, because in fact you could find evidence of walls being moved, etc. But this is a comic.) Nitpicking (talk) 10:25, 1 September 2021 (UTC)

An edit to this page caused to to read it again. Noted skeptic Carrie Poppy became convinced her house was haunted, in reality. It turned out to be ... carbon monoxide poisoning. Here's her TED Talk: Nitpicking (talk) 00:40, 18 December 2022 (UTC)