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Jun 26, 2009
Gideon,

OK, so its more of an inside comedy thing. Like Gilbert Godfrey telling the plane crash joke at the Friar's Club roast shortly after 9/11 was "too soon" (go see "The Aristocrats").

I don't think the housing side of the punchline works as well with Wally -- he's too old. Asok's young enough to not yet own a house.
 
 
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Jun 26, 2009
This seems awfully familiar . . . isn't this just a rehash of the his May 4 idea?
http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2009-05-04/
 
 
Jun 26, 2009
Moose, there are two "punchlines".

The primary one is that there isn't a punchline beyond just being a cheap pun. It's a joke based off of "Too Soon":
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TooSoon

It really is only funny because it is Asok saying it, and even then, it's only really funny as you could almost replace him with Wally for this strip.
 
 
Jun 26, 2009
Bitterly sweet and funny if you're not the one losing their home. OK, very funny. As to "Moose", the punch line is that it is very much too soon to have someone profit at a "next to nothing" discount as the bank hasn't even yet foreclosed. Maybe after a year or two the pain wouldn't be quite as acute.
 
 
Jun 26, 2009
I love the set-up, but I'm missing the punch line.
 
 
 
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