570: New Car

Explain xkcd: It's 'cause you're dumb.
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New Car
Somewhere out there is a company that has actually figured out how to enlarge penises, and it's helpless to reach potential customers.
Title text: Somewhere out there is a company that has actually figured out how to enlarge penises, and it's helpless to reach potential customers.

Explanation

Extremely flashy advertisement banners used to be more common on websites, often (falsely) claiming that the person viewing the page had won a prize. In the comic, the guy with the car tried to give away the car on his website, but the winner never claimed the prize because they assumed is was an ad.

The titletext refers to the many fake advertisements for "male enhancement" drugs, suggesting that if such a drug were created, it would be very difficult to advertise effectively, since most people would assume it was a scam.

Transcript

Person 1: When'd you get the car?
Person 2: It's the darndest thing. We bought it as a prize for the 100,000,000th visitor to our website.
Person 1: And they didn't want it?
Person 2: Apparently.
Person 1: Maybe they didn't see the notice.
Person 2: It was flashing and everything!
Person 1: How bizarre.


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Discussion

This is the first explanation I've contributed. Feedback is welcome. gijobarts (talk) 00:40, 13 January 2013 (UTC)


There is a community portal discussion of what to call Cueball and what to do in case with more than one Cueball. I have added this comic to the Category:Multiple Cueballs. Since the one in the car is the most interesting of these two Cueball I have renamed in the transcript (and added explanation) so he is called Cueball, so it may be OK to keep him listed as Cueball. But since the other guy also looks like Cueball and they have about the same amount of lines this is one of the comics where there is no special reason to say one is Cueball and the other not...--Kynde (talk) 11:23, 6 August 2015 (UTC)