Title text: Though please do confirm that it's actually *me* on Klout first, and not one of my friends trying to get me punched. The great thing about this douchebag deadman switch is that I will never dare trigger it.
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The character appears to be Randall, considering the title text. A "dead man's switch" is any mechanism which is designed to activate if the user does not take any action. This is generally used to create a failsafe in case the user is incapacitated. For example, many exercise treadmills include a tether meant to connect the runner to the machine's base station. If the runner gets too far from the base station, the tether pulls a pin and the machine stops immediately. This way, if the runner has fallen or is struggling to keep up, the machine does not exacerbate an already unsafe situation. This "douchebag deadman switch" is predicated on Randall becoming somebody unrecognizable to his current self.
- Randall: I'd like to ask a favor. If someday, in the future, we meet in person,
- Randall: And if, as of that day, I've interacted with Klout in any way except to opt out, I want you to punch me in the face without warning.
- Randall: This may sound like a joke, so let me be clear: I am dead serious. Ignore anything I say retracting this. Thank you.