Talk:Best/Worst X bucks I ever spent

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[edit] Frivolous Spending

I bet this page could be modified & expanded to include all instances of Homestar Runner wasting his money. I'm far too lazy to count them all right now, but examples that stick in my head are buying four ("three for $300") wireless extension cords in technology, and his tax return from Arcade Game. After all, what's funny about the running gag (to me, anyway) is not the catch phrase, but the insane ways in which he drops cash. -- Mayosolo 02:45, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

Write a brief article, research some more and maybe we'll marge the two together. Go for it. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 08:48, 18 May 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Delete?

This article has got to go. Darth Katana X (discussionitem_icon.gif user.gif mail_icon.gif)

Reasoning? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:14, 6 July 2006 (UTC)
It's a major stretch just to write an article on it. Homestar barely talks about his money and it's just littering the wiki. Let's do some spring cleaning. Darth Katana X (discussionitem_icon.gif user.gif mail_icon.gif)

Keep. It's a bona fide inside joke / running gag. It happened 3 times over the course of 6 months, from Nov 2003 to May 2004. I guess you had to be there to appreciate it. This was actually one of the first (20) pages that I stumbled upon when I discovered the wiki, and I was delighted to see it documented. —BazookaJoe 05:20, 7 July 2006 (UTC)

Keep. — It's dot com 05:17, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Keep. -- Tom 05:19, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
Keep. --DorianGray
Keep and maybe expand as noted above. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 10:21, 7 July 2006 (UTC)
C'mon, this was never intended to be analyzed. I wouldn't be surprised if the Chaps didn't even notice that they were using the same kind of phrase for Homestar multiple times. It's barely even a "running gag." Darth Katana X (discussionitem_icon.gif user.gif mail_icon.gif)
Darth, none of H*R was ever meant to be analysed. That doesn't mean we can't do it. And I doubt that the repetition was unintentional: each time, the context is very similar (Homestar unwisely spending money on things). Anyway, I definitely vote keep. Heimstern Läufer 08:57, 8 July 2006 (UTC)
Sure you can, it's a free country. But why waste your time? Think outside of the box for a moment, how many readers can you benefit by writing articles like this? Wouldn't it be more effective to focus on meaningful articles than to write a bunch of small, monotonous articles? I'm aware that everyone here finds my opinion to be null and void, but please try to listen. Darth Katana X (discussionitem_icon.gif user.gif mail_icon.gif)
From this talk page only: 8 users found it beneficial to write articles like that. By creating articles like this one, people do think outside the box. Sure, everyone can write an article about Homestar Runner, but a keen eye for details is needed to spot something like this. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 08:02, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
But the thing is, nobody cares about the details. They care about interesting stuff. And no, you don't need to point out that everyone on the wiki has a different opinion than me, thus my opinion doesn't matter. I already know. Darth Katana X (discussionitem_icon.gif user.gif mail_icon.gif)
Isn't the interesting stuff actually in the details and descriptions, though? --DorianGray
Keep. It really looks like this article should be keeped because we only have one user who is against it. Thats not really a reason, but its something to keep in mind.--H*Bad 06:20, 11 July 2006 (UTC)
I care about the details. Honest. Your narrowminded viewpoint is the thing that's hurting the wiki here, not articles like this. If you don't like 'em, don't read 'em. Concentrate your efforts on improving the major articles. Ignore these. What's it to you if they exist? — Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 07:43, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

I will support this page if somebody makes a page on the KOT's catchphrase doo hoo hoo.

Please note that this conversation happened about a year ago. There is no current debate; this page is kept. --DorianGray 05:06, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
In addition, saying something like "I'll only support this page if you make this other page" is an invalid argument. — Defender1031*Talk 05:09, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

[edit] The Simpsons

Bart: Best eight bucks I ever spent. --Jnelson09 03:25, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Subpage?

How did this format correctly? it has a / in the title which would make it the subpage of best, wouldn't it? Jedibob5 02:40, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

Pages in the main namespace do not have subpages enabled, so it doesn't try to create one. — It's dot com 02:56, 17 August 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Nomination for merger

This article should be merged with Best/Worst X Ever. Awexome 20:52, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Good idea. If we decide to do so, we'd need to add it as a subsection. – The Chort 20:34, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
Great idea. All of the above. OptimisticFool 22:15, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

:::Merge with Best/Worst X Ever#Bucks Spent. Bad Bad Guy 23:37, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

Keep separate. This joke is a very specific subset of Best/Worst X Ever, and really doesn't need to be added to that article. Most of the items on that article are not clearly related and there's nothing especially humorous about their repetition. (In fact, I'm far from convinced Best/Worst X Ever should even exist, at least as a running gag.) By contrast, this page contains three occurrences, all clearly related to one another. It belongs on its own article. Heimstern Läufer 23:52, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
No merge, for the reasons listed by Heimstern. They work best separate. --DorianGray 23:58, 13 January 2008 (UTC)
No merge, mainly on the grounds that the other article should be deleted. Loafing 00:03, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
To those who don't read Talk:Best/Worst X Ever or Talk:This is the (adjective) video game I've ever played, I have decided to keep this article separate after all. It is the only gag of these 3 with a defined pattern. Bad Bad Guy 19:44, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
It's too small. Awexome 03:21, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Variations

Concerning the recent additions of variations from dictionary: I don't think those are suitable for this article. A running gag like this is really built on the humour established by repetition, so using completely different wording as in the dictionary examples pretty much breaks the gag. The context is also not really the same, since it's not a case of Homestar being blatantly stupid with his money. So I don't think those examples should be included here. Heimstern Läufer 05:08, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

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