237: Keyboards are Disgusting

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Keyboards are Disgusting
Alternate method: convince them to pretend it's an Etch-a-Sketch and try to erase it.
Title text: Alternate method: convince them to pretend it's an Etch-a-Sketch and try to erase it.

[edit] Explanation

This comic references first and foremost that keyboards are totally filthy as they collect dirt and other small filth under the keys. Secondly, whoever is on the other side of the computer tricks the main character in this comic to lift the keyboard over his head so that the dirt falls on his face. By tricking the victim into de-focusing, the prankster ensures the victim will not notice the crumbs coming out of the keyboard until it is too late.

The title text references the toy Etch A Sketch in which you would draw lines using two knobs and shake the Etch A Sketch to clear the screen. If you shook a gross keyboard, you would get filth on you as well.

The cleanliness (or lack thereof) of keyboards are mentioned in the title text of 1395: Power Cord.

[edit] Transcript

[Hairy sits at his computer, chatting with another person.]
Chat: Wanna see an optical illusion? Hold your keyboard up in front of you and look at the home row.
[Hairy holds the keyboard in front of him.]
Chat: Now cross your eyes a little so the "g" and "h" overlap.
Chat: Keeping focus, lift the keyboard over your head.
[Hairy lifts the keyboard over his head still looking at the keyboard.]
[Tiny parts of dust and skin particles fall in Hairy's face.]
Hairy: Eww!
Chat: Haha
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Discussion

This needs to be added to Category:Comics with color but I have no idea how. 17:01, 22 June 2013 (UTC)

I can't see any color, am I blind?--Dgbrt (talk) 19:44, 22 June 2013 (UTC)
Dgbrt, look at the last panel. 131.191.68.103 08:10, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
Uhhh, the dust... so I'm blind ;) --Dgbrt (talk) 10:31, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, the dust is very slightly coloured (dark blues, greens, and browns). Unfortunately, I don't know how to add it either.67.188.195.182 22:58, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
If anybody else can't see it, try shaking your keyboard upside down over your face. ‎Jolbucley (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)


I tried this trick with my new Netbook. The effect is actually pretty impressive (especially with the € on-key). 67.188.195.182 22:58, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Tried to see the color with by shaking keyboard upside down over face. Did not work. 108.162.245.57 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)


Even though he's not shown, I think it's pretty safe to assume that Black Hat is on the other end of the chat. Leafy Greens (talk) 02:21, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
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