A while ago I did this comic because I saw a guy who had a pretty small boombox and was playing music on it while walking around in public. It wasn’t very big, so maybe it was more of a thudbox. Every now and then I’ve come across guys who are listening to music on their crappy ass tinny sound cell phone. I wonder, is this really the modern version of the guy with the huge boombox? Does it fulfill the same need? Was it ever about the giant boombox or was it always about just listening to your music in public?

Or is it just about annoying other people? If I had to choose between the two I’d take the guy with the boombox, because most phones aren’t intended to be used this way, especially when all you have is the crappy speakerphone speaker.

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