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|I Have Owned Two Electric Skateboards|
Title text: Both the skateboards I owned were pretty cheap and broke from heavy use; I'm gonna get a really nice one if I move to the city.
Randall likes electric skateboards and this comic is just showing a simple move from A to B. It's not much artistic but the "chicks" are cheering. This does refer to a song by Chris Cagle, not known by most people outside of US, called Chicks Dig It from 2003. At the video to this song he is trying to impress young females, or just "chicks", by doing various stunts.
At the title text Cueball tells us that he needs a real nice skateboard when he is going into the city, just because there are many more "chicks".
A nice video on electric skateboards is here: electric skateboards.
There is a future series of electric skateboard related comics beginning with: 577: The Race: Part 1.
- How Electric Skateboards Work:
- [Cueball is standing on a skateboard, next to a sign that says "Point A" and pushes a button.]
- [He skates.]
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- [He stops, with a sign saying "Point B" to his right and a group of chicks (labeled "chicks") to his left.]
I can hardly believe that Randall yet had any thougt of Danish, as he introduced her in 377: Journal 2. It's just a "chic", like "Megan-2", who only just happens to have a little longer hair. –St.nerol (talk) 08:53, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
- We know Randall likes electric skateboards. And most of his early comics are not on a deeper sarcasm. This was just a fun comic. --Dgbrt (talk) 22:13, 29 May 2013 (UTC)
Do you really want a longer explanation, if there's nothing more to explain? –St.nerol (talk) 13:23, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
- Your link to bitches is definitively wrong. I am sure it is related to this song: Chicks DigIt by Chris Cagle. The video was performed at a skate park and he tries to impress females, because the "chicks dig it". What do you think?--Dgbrt (talk) 16:49, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
- Randalls arrows pointing towards "chicks" is probably not referencing anything else than the chicks. It's just a word. I don't know who linked to the "biches love X" meme, but I am quite sure it was just for the fun of it, and nothing more. :) –St.nerol (talk) 18:12, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
- I was just checking the early history of this explain and this "bitches" are from "Revision as of 20:04, 17 September 2012 by Lcarsos". Maybe I did misunderstood you but this explain still does need some polish. So I will work on this soon.--Dgbrt (talk) 18:52, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
- I feel that the connections are too vague for the conclusion that the comic was inspired by the "Chicks dig it"-song. The comic doesn't use the phrase "chicks dig it", and the song doesn't seem to touch upon skateboarding.
- I don't think the comic has anything to do with the "bitches love X"-meme either, I think lcarsos only linked to it because it humorously related to the topic (like the song). I suggest that we have those two things somehow linked from the explanation or trivia without any claims that the comic was inspired by or references them. ––St.nerol (talk) 00:18, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
I did remove the "bitches" last week and now I found a proper sentence for the title text. The "incomplete" tag is removed.--Dgbrt (talk) 12:50, 8 June 2013 (UTC)
- Often it feels like explanations of self-evident stuff just describes or repeats the stuff concerned... Secondly, how about: "I suggest that we have those two things somehow linked from the explanation or trivia without any claims that the comic was inspired by or references them." ––St.nerol (talk) 22:24, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
- Please never edit posts by other people! Ok? --Dgbrt (talk) 22:29, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
- Hey, I didn't edit your post, I indented it, only to help people follow the conversation. I assumed it was a reply, since you were talking about the "bitches"-meme. Sorry if I misinterpreted. Why did you remove "bitches love X"? –St.nerol (talk) 12:00, 10 June 2013 (UTC)
Is it Cueball or Randall talking in the title text? I always thought of it as Randall's side note, rather than the characters in the comic saying it. Alcatraz ii
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