Strong Sad's Lament

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You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake.

Strong Sad's Lament is Strong Sad's personal weblog. It originated with in the email "website," when you could access it by clicking on the "F10" image at the bottom of Strong Bad's Website. It was on hiatus for 17 months until August 5, 2004, when Strong Sad remembered his password and began posting regularly again. Once again, it appears to be hiatus again as it has been over six months since the last update.

Contents

Taglines

  • Aug. 26: "You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake."
  • Aug. 19: "THEY'RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU!"
    • This is also the title of an Adam Sandler CD (WARNING: EXPLICIT LYRICS).
    • Also a quote from the movie Carrie, which the Sandler clip was based on.
  • Aug. 12: "When you grow up, your heart dies."
  • Aug. 7: "Everybody dies frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful"
  • Prior to Aug. 7: "Dancin-a with myseh-helf wah wah wah-o."

Avatars

Image Date Description
Image:douglas.jpg 09/09/2004 English author Douglas Adams
Image:strongsadblog_neil.jpg 08/26/2004 Neil from The Young Ones
Radar avatar 08/19/2004 Corporal Walter (Radar) O'Reilly from the hit TV series M*A*S*H
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 "Sandman" series of comics by Neil Gaiman
Oscar Wilde avatar Unknown Irish author Oscar Wilde
Image:strongsadblog_poe.png Unknown American writer Edgar Allan Poe

Posts

  • 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

Easter Eggs

  • In Strong Sad's user profile, you can click "none" after "friends" to see what secret fond memories Strong Sad has.

Fun Facts

Trivia

  • When depressio first came out, you could get this by emailing Strong Sad.
  • 'Morpheus' will has 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...
    • zonked.
    • whimsically whistful
    • more humbled than usual
    • brissly
    • smarmy
    • torn
    • getting frustrated - in virus
    • bourgeoisie - in virus
    • self pitying
    • meh
    • rotten inside
    • sebaceous
    • devoid
    • slight
    • less reticent
    • reticent
  • For a short while on August 12th, 2004, heading to the front page of Homestar Runner (that is, the "come on in"/"watch intro" 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.

Remarks

  • Strong Sad says he can't jump, despite doing two lousy jumping jacks in A Jumping Jack Contest, although he may be implying that he's no good at jumping. He also jumped in Experimental Film.
    • This might be a reference to the fact that elephants are supposedly the only mammals who can't jump.
  • History Lesson Part II is written in the exact style of Strong Bad, as in that the entry says Johnny Appleseed was a hippie, and calls Strong Sad "dumpus". This may be because Strong Sad gave out his password earlier, so Strong Bad may have logged into Strong Sad's account and written his own entry.

Goofs

  • Strong Sad actually 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.

Inside References

  • Strong Sad's profile quote says "Each day we die a little more.". You can hear him say that on the Spin 'n' Say.
  • "Saddy Dumpington" playing a washboard may be a reference to 20X6 vs. 1936.

Real-World References

  • "Strong Sad's Lament" is a reference to a famous section of a Catullus poem (in Latin) called "Ariadne's Lament."
  • "Arts b/w Crafts" in Strong Sad's profile is a reference to the titles of old vinyl singles and LP's, when "b/w" was an abbreviation put between the a-side name and b-side name which stood for "backed with".
  • Gregor Mendel is known as "the father of all genetics."
  • 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).

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