1765: Baby Post

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Baby Post
[bzzzt] "REMEMBER TO CHECK IN FOR YOUR FLIGHT TO LONDON." "My wha-" [bzzzt] "YOUR UBER WILL ARRIVE IN FOUR MINUTES."
Title text: [bzzzt] "REMEMBER TO CHECK IN FOR YOUR FLIGHT TO LONDON." "My wha-" [bzzzt] "YOUR UBER WILL ARRIVE IN FOUR MINUTES."


Explanation

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Cueball often leaves his daughter unattended with his tablet. As a result, she often (probably accidentally) posts things on his facebook. What she posts initially would be bizzare for an adult to post, but her posts make sense when one learns it was a young child posting by accident. She also appears to accidentally post links to webpages it seems Cueball may have left open. As the comic continues, it seems as though Cueball may be planning to break into the tower of London to steal the crown jewels. Although, his surprise in the title text suggests it may be his daughter who plans to break into the tower of London - or else she plans for Cueball to do so. It would be very difficult for a young child to plan such an elaborate heist on purpose, let alone by accident.[citation needed]

Transcript

[Ponytail is looking at something on her phone while talking to Cueball]

Ponytail: Why did you post a The Wheels on the Bus video to Facebook six times?
Cueball:Haha, whoops! My daughter was watching the tablet and must have hit something.

[Cueball is talking to someone on the phone while pushing a shopping cart with a few items in it]

Phone: Hey, did you mean to post "FHFF,,,M,,,," and a link to a map of hardware stores?
Cueball: I should really look up how to lock the screen.

[White Hat is looking at his phone while talking to Cueball]

White Hat: You just posted videos on metal-working, zip lines, and camouflage.
Cueball: Uhh...

[Ponytail is looking at her phone while talking to Cueball]

Ponytail: Um, you posted blueprints of the Crown Jewel rooms in the Tower of London.
Cueball: Maybe we should be keeping more of an eye on her.


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Discussion

Somebody doesn't know young children very well. Or the amount of time they spend watching old movies. I know a couple of four year olds who might just do this after catching a rerun of one of the Pink Panther movies. Get away with it, though, is something entirely different.Seebert (talk) 14:35, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Check the header, new shirts! Jacky720 (talk) 15:01, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

If the cell phone or tablet is set to remember passwords, it's not impossible to a children to buy a ticket to london or even call an uber. Wrojr (talk) 15:24, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

This cartoon would be funnier if it didn't imply there were years (or decades) between the first and last frames. 198.41.239.32 21:35, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

It doesn't, what makes you say that? Jacky720 (talk) 21:47, 28 November 2016 (UTC)
Wrong use of plurals?

Shouldn't this be Crown Jewels Rooms? Beside which, how can one jewel be in more than one room? Bitsofstring (talk) 15:54, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that Ponytail just doesn't care about pluralizing in this informal context. Jacky720 (talk) 16:05, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

I'm not sure if there's anything wrong with saying "crown jewel rooms". As an analogy, if you had several rooms for your trophies, you'd say "these are my trophy rooms" (ie. my rooms for trophies) even though, presumably, you have more than one trophy. The only part that makes me a bit hesitant is that they are called the "crown jewels". But "crown jewels rooms" sounds really awkward to me. 141.101.98.248 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

There is also the puzzle of using blueprints to describe a room's security plan. But it might just be simplified to put into a strip. 18:15, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Feels like the baby might be related to Stewie from Family Guy... --IByte (talk) 10:00, 29 November 2016 (UTC)


Is Fhfffm supposed to be something? 162.158.69.142 14:29, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

Does anybody else think that "FHFF,,,M,,,," is supposed to be some sort of code? Like his daughter was sending a secret message as part of the heist or something? 108.162.216.67 23:16, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

"The Wheels on the Bus" song was also used as a plot line in the TV series Eureka in connection with nuclear escalation/mutually assured destruction. http://eureka.wikia.com/wiki/The_Wheels_on_the_Bus And don't evil geniuses usually have some earth-destroying plan in mind? cavac 162.158.92.15 12:27, 6 December 2016 (UTC)

Clearly, Stewy is planning something, and only Brian knows the truth. Keybounce (talk) 00:27, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Am I the only person who believes that Cueball is behind this, and his daughter is accidentally (or purposefully) uncovering his plans, and Cueball is pretending not to know about it?108.162.241.244 18:44, 8 November 2019 (UTC)