Talk:Coincidences With The Real World

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We usually don't note what are obviously coincidences on our pages, and most of these don't seem terribly noteworthy. I'm for deletion but I wanna see what others have to say. --Jay (Talk) 18:25, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

Wait, do coincidences more occur often as I thought? I meant to note things that happen in the real world a year or less around an actual toon with this article. -- 18:46, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Since the Brothers Chaps did not intend for them to happen, the coincidences need not be acknowledged on one article. I agree with the deletion of this article. Homestar-Winner (talk) 18:56, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
I think it's an interesting enough phenomenon to document. - 18:58, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
I disagree. For one thing, it's very subjective. The Coldson Lite one seems like it's barely noteworthy at all to me, for instance. What about things like the nickels-and-Family-Guy "reference" in do over; some people swear it was deliberate, while others (coughcoughMEcoughcough) say it's naught but coincidence. Does it belong on this page? Why draw the line at a year? Why not a day? Why not a decade?
Secondly, there's not enough of a common thread between these. They're just "something happened in Homestar Runner and something kinda related happened in the real world". Some are noted by TBC (like the ice rescue) and some are not. Some are "this is almost the same thing" and some are "they're related if you squint at it right while standing on your head" (seriously, what's the connection between Don Knotts in H*R and Don Knotts dying beyond the fact that both involve Don Knotts?)
And finally, as already noted, we avoid noting coincidences on this Wiki on the pages themselves. The only reason the Best Caper Ever and pop-up references appear on their respective pages are because TBC themselves noted the similarity. Don Knotts's death is not mentioned on highschool, and I'm not sure why we bothered to mention the Coldson Lite coincidence on Cold Ones. --Jay (Talk) 19:24, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Now then, there's a possibility that this could be made into a usable page, but we'd need to better define its scope. One possibility I came up with is coincidences that are noted by TBC on the site. In which case, nix Don Knotts and Coldson. There are other examples of this, though - for example, some fanstuff is this (examples that come to mind are "The Cheat, The Embezzlememt, and the third thing Jay can't remember right now" and "Obvious New Jersey exits are North, South, and Dennis".) --Jay (Talk) 19:28, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
Really, I didn't mean to actually have a "year" cap on the time between the toon and the coincidence, but I had to include the Coldson Lite thing to at least have three facts. Really, I think the coincidences, like with Strong Bad smiling, is just something to list for those who care. Though I'm not too sure where I'm going with that. -- 20:24, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
I don't think that TBC acknowledgement is necessarily the way to go, but I do think that all of the things you noted, Jay, could go on the page (including do over). Well, except maybe the The Cheat, the Embezzlement, etc. It wasn't a coincidence since they drew the sketchbook because of the real world instance. - 20:34, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
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