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==Explanation==
 
==Explanation==
This comic plays off of an old shaving cream product's advertising campaign employed on American highways from 1925 to 1963. These adds used short poems, each line arranged sequentially on a sign along a highway, the last line always being Burma Shave, the name of the shaving cream. Originally these ads only described the product, but others included driving safety messages.  
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This comic plays off of an old shaving cream product's advertising campaign employed on American highways from 1925 to 1963. These ads used short poems, each line arranged sequentially on a sign along a highway, the last line always being "Burma Shave", the name of the shaving cream. Originally these ads only described the product, but others included driving safety messages.  
 
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==Transcript==
 
==Transcript==
 
:[Cueball is sitting in a caster office chair typing onto a smartphone]
 
:[Cueball is sitting in a caster office chair typing onto a smartphone]
: ''Beep Beep'
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: ''Beep beep''
  
:Phone: "On Twitter Feeds"
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:Phone: "On Twitter feeds"
  
 
:[More typing]
 
:[More typing]
  
:Phone: "An odd regression"
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:Phone: "an odd regression:"
  
:[More Typing]
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:[More typing]
  
:Phone: "Ancient Memes"
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:Phone: "ancient memes"
  
:[More Typing]
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:[More typing]
  
:Phone: "Find new expression"
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:Phone: "find new expression"
  
 
:[More typing]
 
:[More typing]
  
:Phone: "Burma Shave"
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:Phone: "Burma-Shave"
  
 
{{comic discussion}}
 
{{comic discussion}}
 
[[Category:Comics featuring Cueball]]
 
[[Category:Comics featuring Cueball]]

Revision as of 02:25, 21 March 2013

Twitter
If long tooltips / cut off for you / then upgrade from / Firefox 2 / Burma Shave
Title text: If long tooltips / cut off for you / then upgrade from / Firefox 2 / Burma Shave

Explanation

This comic plays off of an old shaving cream product's advertising campaign employed on American highways from 1925 to 1963. These ads used short poems, each line arranged sequentially on a sign along a highway, the last line always being "Burma Shave", the name of the shaving cream. Originally these ads only described the product, but others included driving safety messages.

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Transcript

[Cueball is sitting in a caster office chair typing onto a smartphone]
Beep beep
Phone: "On Twitter feeds"
[More typing]
Phone: "an odd regression:"
[More typing]
Phone: "ancient memes"
[More typing]
Phone: "find new expression"
[More typing]
Phone: "Burma-Shave"
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Discussion

Just end every sentence in Burma Shave Spongebog (talk)

Are we sure that Cueball is typing? It seems to me that he is getting a series of texts (or a series of tweets), because of the "Beep Beep" sound: cell phones typically don't beep when typing. --Troy0 (talk) 09:25, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

I have to agree, add in that the zig-zag is used for external text usually, like the other end of a call. 173.245.56.154 20:35, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
The transcript was accordingly edited. --Troy0 (talk) 04:05, 25 July 2014 (UTC
I don't think the title text explanation is correct. He's not suggesting you upgrade to "Burma Shave" - he's saying, "Upgrade from Firefox 2". Burma Shave just follows. I'll edit it. --108.162.216.54 12:55, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
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