452: Mission

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Mission
Don't you know? The chances of a random object being a scone are about one in six.
Title text: Don't you know? The chances of a random object being a scone are about one in six.

[edit] Explanation

Cueball and Beret Guy are on a mission, intending to destroy whatever machine they are in. Except that Beret Guy tends to be a bit surreal and brought a bag for holding pastries instead of explosive charges.

This is not the first time he's made such a bakery mistake; see 434: xkcd Goes to the Airport.

He then thinks he has found scones and begins eating one even though Cueball tells him that it is Lug nuts. And he crunches on testing more than one out to make sure he don't miss out on a scone.

The title text further emphasizes Beret Guy's obsession with bakery goods, by stating that if you pick up six random objects it is highly likely that one of these will be a scone. Explaining his behaviour with the Lug nuts.

Beret guy and scones are also referenced in the title text of both 677: Asshole and 1030: Keyed.

[edit] Transcript

[Beret Guy and Cueball are rappelling down separate ropes into the interior workings of a large machine.]
Cueball: Okay, we're in the belly of the machine. You got the charges?
Beret Guy: The what?
[The two are standing next to some large pieces of machinery.]
Cueball [gesturing]: The explosive charges!
Beret Guy [pulling out a bag]: I just brought this bag for pastries.
Cueball: The hell? We're on a mission here!
Beret Guy [looking around]: This isn't a bakery?
Cueball [head in hand]: Oh, Christ, not this shit again.
Beret Guy [crouching by some lug nuts lying on a piece of machinery]: What about these scones?
Cueball: Those are lug nuts.
Beret Guy [stuffing them in his mouth]: ...Maybe SOME of them aren't. crunch Ow! crunch
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Discussion

maybe it got something to do with the saying, "oh this (heist/mission) will be a piece of cake. one could easily misunderstand that

so "highly likely" means "1 time out of 6" for some people :D 141.101.97.215 12:27, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

Nope, highly likely means (about) two out of three for these people. 141.101.92.221 11:10, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
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