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Note also that cueball's side of the room is an inverse of the left side of the room in other ways.  The left bed has linens, the right does not, the left side of the room is messy, the right is not, the person on the left is sitting at a desktop, cueball is standing at a laptop and so on.
 
Note also that cueball's side of the room is an inverse of the left side of the room in other ways.  The left bed has linens, the right does not, the left side of the room is messy, the right is not, the person on the left is sitting at a desktop, cueball is standing at a laptop and so on.
 
: Given that in the first panel the guy is looking at a piece of paper with the room number, and that the right side isn't just clean, it's devoid of any items save the desk and the bed (sans linen), I'd say it's likely the second guy has just moved in, and hasn't had a chance to cause a mess.-Pennpenn [[Special:Contributions/108.162.250.162|108.162.250.162]] 02:37, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
 
: Given that in the first panel the guy is looking at a piece of paper with the room number, and that the right side isn't just clean, it's devoid of any items save the desk and the bed (sans linen), I'd say it's likely the second guy has just moved in, and hasn't had a chance to cause a mess.-Pennpenn [[Special:Contributions/108.162.250.162|108.162.250.162]] 02:37, 19 November 2015 (UTC)
:: Possibly, but it might also be that he's an ultra-minimalist obsessed with purity - he's working on his laptop before even finding a chair - and has created this new poster to purify the light and get rid of all those messy colors.[[Special:Contributions/141.101.107.42|141.101.107.42]] 17:37, 26 September 2017 (UTC)
 
  
 
Also worth mentioning that this album cover is a very popular - to the point of cliche - poster to have in a student dorm. [[Special:Contributions/31.221.45.4|31.221.45.4]] 14:26, 15 March 2013 (UTC)Chris C
 
Also worth mentioning that this album cover is a very popular - to the point of cliche - poster to have in a student dorm. [[Special:Contributions/31.221.45.4|31.221.45.4]] 14:26, 15 March 2013 (UTC)Chris C
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Did anyone notice that the room number is 117? Does Randall play Halo? Or is that just a coincidence?
 
Did anyone notice that the room number is 117? Does Randall play Halo? Or is that just a coincidence?
 
[[User:NinjaWolf064|You just lost the game. NinjaWolf064]] ([[User talk:NinjaWolf064|talk]]) 05:50, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
 
[[User:NinjaWolf064|You just lost the game. NinjaWolf064]] ([[User talk:NinjaWolf064|talk]]) 05:50, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
 
Have to agree with NinjaWolf064 on this one. Or it's a reference to a hotel room in the Bourne Ultimatum film in the Tangier scene. [[User:Grif|Grif]] ([[User talk:Grif|talk]]) 00:12, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
 
  
 
The original vinyl sleeve actually looks like those two posters but backwards.  The back of the jacket is split light being recombined by a prism and shot at an upwards angle into the prism on the front cover, where it is split again.  Demonstrated here: http://mobile.collectorsfrenzy.com/gallery/230925609565.jpg [[Special:Contributions/68.170.77.75|68.170.77.75]] 20:25, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
 
The original vinyl sleeve actually looks like those two posters but backwards.  The back of the jacket is split light being recombined by a prism and shot at an upwards angle into the prism on the front cover, where it is split again.  Demonstrated here: http://mobile.collectorsfrenzy.com/gallery/230925609565.jpg [[Special:Contributions/68.170.77.75|68.170.77.75]] 20:25, 21 April 2013 (UTC)
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[[User:Weatherlawyer| I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait]] ([[User talk:Weatherlawyer|talk]]) 21:07, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
 
[[User:Weatherlawyer| I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait]] ([[User talk:Weatherlawyer|talk]]) 21:07, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
 
The second prism is dispersing (un-dispersing?) light the wrong way, in that it is bending red light through a larger angle than purple. The first prism has it correct. As I'm kind of new here, appreciate any thoughts on whether this sort of thing belongs in the explanation, or trivia section, or it's fine just keeping it to the comments section. [[User:Redbelly98|Redbelly98]] ([[User talk:Redbelly98|talk]]) 00:18, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
 
: The prism is also incorrectly flipped over on the back cover of the actual Pink Floyd album, so it seems likely that R.M. knew about the original album cover design when he drew this comic.[[Special:Contributions/108.162.241.202|108.162.241.202]] 18:42, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
 
 
Anyone else think the figurine on top of the desk (left side, next to the water bottle) looks like Trogdor The Burninator?
 
 
This is really interesting. See ... you're all using a left-to-right writing system (English in Roman letters), so you read the light as coming from top left and exiting bottom right, like the text on this page. Of course, in terms of it being a picture, there's no reason the light source couldn't be on the bottom right (in the last panel) and being dispersed/combined in the other direction. [[User:Nitpicking|Nitpicking]] ([[User talk:Nitpicking|talk]]) 21:03, 17 September 2021 (UTC)
 

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