August 12, 2019
#2188: E Scooters
[Cueball is getting off his e-scooter, with his bicycle helmet hanging on the handlebars. He has stopped right in front of White Hat who addresses him.]
White Hat: Hey, you got one of those e-scooters!
[Cueball is now standing next to the e-scooter holding on to the handlebars with one hand. Both he and White Hat look down at the scooter.]
White Hat: So what do you think? I hear so much about these things.
[A large panel with just White Hat who is spreading his arms out.]
White Hat: Are they impractical and unsafe toys? Or a last-mile transit revolution?
[Closeup on White Hat holding both arms out and up with palms held up.]
White Hat: A low-carbon car replacement? Or Silicon Valley sidewalk clutter?
[In a frame-less panel only Cueball and his e-scooter is shown.]
Cueball: Well, having given it lots of thought, here is my opinion on scooters:
[Cueball is bending at the knees and holding on to the handlebars with both hands as White Hat is looking at him. Cueball starts making machine noises.]
Cueball: Vrrrm Vrrmvrmm
[Cueball continues making sounds as in the previous panel. White Hat seems to have taken a step back.]
Cueball: Pew pew pew!
Cueball: Bzzzzt Kaboom!
White Hat: Wait, why are there lasers?