Strong Sad's Lament

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Strong Sad's Lament (or Strong Sad's Litany of Crushed Hopes and Dreams) is Strong Sad's personal weblog. It originated in the email "website," when you could access it by clicking on the "F10" image at the bottom of Strong Bad's Website.

In his lament he expresses his frustrations with life, complains about Strong Bad's constant practical jokes, and describes his bizarre relationship with Homsar. It debuted on November 17th 2002, and within a week was on a two and a half month hiatus. On February 3rd, 2003, it started again, and for nearly a month was regularly updated. It then went on a 17 month hiatus until August 5, 2004, when Strong Sad remembered his password and began posting regularly until September 9, 2004. The blog then went on a third hiatus until another post appeared on August 17, 2005. Once again, it appears to be on hiatus because there has been no update since September 2005.

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Avatars

Image Date Description
Image:moll.jpg 9/09/2005 Richard Moll as Nostradamus "Bull" Shannon from Night Court
Image:bubo.jpg 09/01/2005 "Bubo" the clockwork owl featured in the film Clash of the Titans.
Image:jim.jpg 08/25/2005 Director Jim Jarmusch
Image:strongsadblog_vince.jpg 08/17/2005 Jazz musician Vince Guaraldi
Image:douglas.jpg 09/09/2004 English author Douglas Adams
Image:strongsadblog_neil.jpg 08/26/2004 Nigel Planer as Neil from The Young Ones
Radar avatar 08/19/2004 Corporal Walter (Radar) O'Reilly from the hit TV series M*A*S*H (originally from the movie of the same name)
Lydia avatar 08/12/2004 Lydia from the cartoon adaptation of the film Beetlejuice
Nosferatu avatar Unknown Graf "Count" Orlok from the silent movie Nosferatu
Morpheus avatar Unknown Morpheus, or Dream of the Endless, from the The Sandman series of comics by Neil Gaiman
Oscar Wilde avatar 03/13/2003 Irish author Oscar Wilde
Image:strongsadblog_poe.png 12/11/2002 Caricature of American writer Edgar Allan Poe

Posts

  • 08.25.05 (9:55pm) - A Curious Email
    • Mood: the frig?
    • Tune: Neil Young - Trans - Transformer Man
    • Strong Sad describes a weird email he received, and makes a joke that would work better out loud.
  • 08.17.05 (2:19pm) - Stats n' Stumps
    • Mood: still alive
    • Tune: Tom Waits - The Black Rider
    • Strong Sad wonders how many times Homsar visited his blog, and describes the wonders of sitting on a tree stump.
  • 09.09.04 (6:54am) - Dinner for One
    • Mood: zonked.
    • Tune: Mr. Mom - Original Movie Soundtrack
    • Strong Sad explains his philosophy on food and how it should be eaten. He also learns gravity is against him.
  • 08.26.04 (7:15am) - History Lesson Part II
  • 08.19.04 (12:01am) - The Curse of Keen Eyes
    • Mood: more humble than usual
    • Tune: my own remix - The writings of Gregor Mendel read over some old Brian Eno stuff
    • Strong Sad observes others' lives and gets banned from Soiled Bargains.
  • 08.12.04 (9:38am) - Dr. Scholls?
  • 08.05.04 (2:19am) - Long Time
    • Mood: smarmy
    • Tune: Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat
    • After more than a year, Strong Sad finally remembers the password to his blog: gray_n_grey584.
  • 03.13.03 (3:12pm) - Weird Time
    • Mood: torn
    • Tune: Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me Soundtrack
    • Homsar invites Strong Sad to a tree-hugging party.
  • 02.28.03 (4:08am) - More Like Writer's Blecchh!
    • Mood: getting frustrated
    • Tune: Godspeed You Black Emperor - I can't tell where one song stops and the next one starts
    • Strong Sad writes a poem about his cleverness
  • 02.20.03 (10:38am) - Post-it on my face
  • 02.14.03 (11:16am) - A Dark, Dark Day
    • Mood: meh
    • Tune: The Promise Ring - Say Goodbye Good
    • With The Cheat's help, Strong Sad feels lonely on Valentine's.
  • 02.05.03 (9:16pm) - A New Year, A New You
    • Mood: rotten inside
    • Tune: Jerry Goldsmith - The Poltergeist Motion Picture Score
    • Strong Sad considers New Years resolutions. A month late.
  • 02.03.03 (1:02pm) - From out of the darkness
    • Mood: sebaceous
    • Tune: Pet Shop Boys - Discography: The Complete Singles Collection
    • The pressure of a weblog gets to Strong Sad.
  • 11.23.02 (1:00pm) - A New Pain
    • Mood: devoid
    • Tune: The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
    • Strong Sad tries to help Strong Bad whistle, but he ends up getting a pain in the knee called,"Kreigh".
  • 11.18.02 (1:00pm) - A New Beginning of the End
    • Mood: slight
    • Tune: Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast
    • Today is Not Strong Sad's Day. Maybe tomorrow.
  • 11.17.02 - The Beginning of the End

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Fun Facts

Trivia

  • 'Morpheus' will have a drop of blood that comes out of his eye, much like a tear.
  • Here is Strong Sad's user profile:
Name: Strong Sad
Email: depressio@homestarrunner.com
AOL IM: depressio111117
Quote: "Each day we die a little more."
Interests: Listening, Books, Listening to books, Calligraphy, Poetry, Safety, Being alone, Arts, Crafts, Arts b/w Crafts
Friends: None
  • Every alternate text (for links) is "Header."
  • His emotions are...
    • stereotyped and classified
    • stalwart
    • the frig?
    • still alive
    • zonked.
    • whimsically whistful
    • more humbled than usual
    • brissly
    • smarmy
    • torn
    • whistful - in virus
    • wry - in virus
    • bourgeoise - in virus
    • getting frustrated - in virus
    • o' what a night - in virus
    • self pitying
    • meh
    • rotten inside
    • sebaceous
    • devoid
    • slight
    • less reticent
    • reticent
  • For a short while on August 12th, 2004, heading to the Index Page would instead bring up Strong Sad's blog; this blocked all access to the site for a short period of time, with the only way to reach the site being to sneak through the 404'd pages.
  • You can click on the following links:
    • In Strong Sad's user profile, you can click "none" after "friends" to see what secret fond memories Strong Sad has.
    • In archives 1, click on "That guy" to hear a clip of Homsar saying "AaAaAaAaAaAaAaAa! When can we start the Jeffersons?"
    • In archives 2, click on "this" to see a short Powered by The Cheat clip of hearts being crushed on a conveyor belt, with the Grim Reaper in the background.
    • In current, click on "Post-its" to see an article about the invention of Post-its. (Link currently broken).
    • In current, click on "this" to see Homsar's party invite.
    • In current, click on "Saddy Dumpington" to see a picture of Saddy Dumpington.
  • Strong Sad's e-vite reads:
Page title: PARSON BROWN PRESENTS!!
You're invited to an:
I'm Creepin & I'm Creepin & I'm Creepin Party!!

Hosted By: Homsar
Where: Almost There
When: Friday March 14th - from '93 til...

Comments:
Please come to my mega mix.

Bring Dips. Chips will be provided.

Bonfire. Social Graces. Late Night JengaJam.

4 live bands. 2 on the main stage, 2 on the Nokia SugarPhone SideShow Stage. Live acts TBA*

*Most (all) of the live acts will be to hug a tree.

Remarks

  • Strong Sad says he can't jump, despite jumping in Experimental Film, boring (really), doing two lousy jumping jacks in A Jumping Jack Contest, and one jumping jack the year before. He may be implying that he's no good at jumping. This may also be a reference to his "elephant feet" since elephants do not have the ability to jump.
  • There was never a "Mr. Mom Original Movie Soundtrack."
  • Strong Sad does have Homsar as a friend, despite claiming to have no friends in his profile.
  • "History Lesson Part II" employs a large number of Strong Bad mannerisms, such as
  • calling Johnny Appleseed a hippie and a "freakin' weirdo"
  • calling Strong Sad "Saddy Dumpington"
  • using the squeaky pants sound effect (in reference to the washboard)
  • growing tired/annoyed with the original subject and switching to a different subject at the very end
This strongly suggests that the entry's author was actually Strong Bad, particularly since Strong Sad posted his password a few entries previous. However, in A Folky Tale, Strong Sad claims that Saddy Dumpington is a "legendary folk hero I made up". There are several possible solutions to this apparent contradiction:
  • Strong Sad actually has some latent Strong Bad mannerisms that he only expresses through writing. It's quite common in the real world for mild-mannered people to adopt a very aggressive and hateful tone in their weblogs.
  • As well, Strong Sad may also use similar mannerisms as his brother regularly, as seen at the end of different town where he calls Strong Bad "Spaz" and "Weirdo".
  • Strong Sad deliberately wrote the entry using Strong Bad's mannerisms.
  • Saddy Dumpington was originally Strong Sad's invention, and Strong Bad made fun of it.
  • Saddy Dumpington was Strong Bad's invention, and Strong Sad liked it so much he claimed it as his own.
  • The original drawing of Saddy is actually signed SS in the cursive writing only Strong Sad can create, further adding to the mystery.
  • In "Post-it on my face", Strong Sad says he wakes up with a post-it note on his head from Strong Bad. He then says "He thinks he is very awesome and also likes Post-its a lot." This is proven in Biz Cas Fri 2 when Strong Bad is putting post-it notes everywhere and claiming they could save the company millions.
  • On Homsar's invitation, "from '93 til' ..." is most likely referencing the Souls of Mischief's album '93 'til Infinity.
  • If Strong Sad really did count 1310720 pixels and recounted them in 6 hours, he'd have counted over 121 pixels a second.
  • The first entry was posted at 10:15 am, but Strong Sad said his weblog's "life" lasted from 12:05-12:15. Strong Sad may have entered the wrong time, or the server the blog is on is in a different time zone.

Strong Sad's Mistakes

  • Strong Sad made a typo in the "Post-it on my face" entry. He writes "If I type real quite, maybe he won't come in here," instead of quiet.
  • He also makes a typo in the entry titled "A New Beginning of the End," where he misspells "unfortunately" as "unforuntately."
  • Strong Sad has a third typo in the entry "A New Year, A New You"; He misspells "remembered" as "remebered."
  • In History Lesson, Part II, Strong Sad says that Francis Scott Key knew how to party orchestrally. However, Key only wrote the words to "The Star Spangled Banner" as a poem; it was later put to the music of an old English drinking song.
  • In A Curious Email, Strong Sad typed "worthwhile" as two words ("worth while").
  • In the entry discussing Homsar's party, Strong Sad says that Homsar called the chips "hot wings" but in Homsar's e-vite, he calls them chips.
    • However, this was what Homsar said at the previous party. There is no direct mention of the details on the recent invitation in the blog, so it's possible that Homsar got it right this time around.
  • Lukewarm water is not quite warm, but not quite cool. If you leave a glass of lukewarm water out too long, unless there is an incredible heat wave the water will become cool, not warm.

Inside References

  • Strong Sad says "Each day we die a little more" on the Spin 'n Say.
  • Homsar first said "JengaJam" in Where's The Cheat?
  • In different town, Strong Bad wants Strong Sad to bring him back a bust of Bubo from The Clash of the Titans Con.
  • Homestar mentions "Night Court starring Richard Moll" in car.
  • "Arts b/w Crafts" is another instance of b/w.

Real-World References

  • 3.14 are the first 3 digits of pi, and it is mentioned twice.
    • Strong Sad remembered his password at 3:14 PM.
    • Homsar's e-vite is on March 14, or 3-14. March 14 is also Pi Day.
  • The title of the 8/26/04 entry, "History Lesson Part II," is also the title of a song by the Minutemen (from 1984's Double Nickels on the Dime LP).
  • In "From out of the darkness", "Rock me like an e-Hurricane" is a reference to the song "Rock You Like a Hurricane," by the band Scorpions.
  • "Parson Brown" is a character in the Christmas song "Winter Wonderland" by Felix Bernard and Dick Smith.
  • "Pallor if ya hear meh!" is a reference to wrestler Scott Steiner's catchphrase, "Holla if ya hear me."
  • Godspeed You Black Emperor is a band that is known for writing songs that are similar in length to symphonic pieces. Each song is divided into "movements," which would explain why Strong Sad can't tell where they begin and end.
  • Strong Sad feeling "stereotyped and classified" is a reference to the song "Suburban Home" by the Descendents, which starts with, "I want to be stereotyped. I want to be classified."

Fast Forward

  • In virus, The Virus caused Strong Sad to have emoticon heads with descriptions.
  • In A Folky Tale, Saddy Dumpington makes an appearance.

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