Title text: My trash can broke recently and I had to get rid of it. When I picked it up, I suffered a brief but harrowing existential crisis.
| This explanation may be incomplete or incorrect: Created by a BOT - Please change this comment when editing this page. Do NOT delete this tag too soon.|
If you can address this issue, please edit the page! Thanks.
Ponytail and cueball need to get rid of their old incinerator. Cueball apparently has the idea of burning the old incinerator in the new incinerator. Ponytail rejects this idea, disappointing Cueball.
Incinerators are effective at disposing of organic waste: paper, wood etc. But not good for disposing of an incinerator that is mostly non-flammable. Parts of the old incinerator can be recycled, the remainder will have to go to landfill.
Cueball and Ponytail have just finished installing an incinerator for some unspecified purpose at some establishment. Ponytail brings up the problem of having to get rid of the old incinerator, and Cueball begins to suggest using the new incinerator to incinerate the old one before he is shut down by Ponytail off-panel. This makes him noticeably disappointed.
There are several reasons why incinerating the old incinerator might not be an option. Regulations or safety concerns could easily shut that plan down. Perhaps whatever establishment Ponytail and Cueball are working at wants to sell the old incinerator for parts. The reason that the title text seems to suggest however is that there is something wrong with forcing anything to destroy something of it's own kind. Since machines that have no human emotion, this would not cause any trauma for the machine, but the humans in charge might feel as if something is wrong, and Randall mentions having an existential crisis in the title text. This is because humans may project human qualities onto the machines they are working with, thus framing the situation in the context of something like cannibalism or homicide.
|This transcript is incomplete. Please help editing it! Thanks.|
Ponytail: Great, the new incinerator is installed! Now we just need to dispose of the old one.
Cueball: Hey could—
Cueball: Aww, maaan.
add a comment! ⋅ add a topic (use sparingly)! ⋅ refresh comments!