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It doesn't appear from her shape that she even has shins.  How can she participate in a shin contest?
It doesn't appear from her shape that she even has shins.  How can she participate in a shin contest?
:Heh — yeah, I was wondering the same thing. After thinking about it, I decided that that's probably the intended joke :D {{User:Trey56/sig}} 02:06, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
:Heh — yeah, I was wondering the same thing. After thinking about it, I decided that that's probably the intended joke :D {{User:Trey56/sig}} 02:06, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
*Same way [[Strong Bad is a Bad Guy|Homestar gets a tattoo on his forearm]]. [[User:Danny Lilithborne|Danny Lilithborne]] 02:09, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

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Okay guys, I've done the transcript! Please bear with it, it's the first I've ever done. You can tweak it if you want, because some of the words I had trouble understanding (particularly some of the things Marzipan and Homestar said). w00t! I've made my first major contribution! EYanyo 07:47, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Yay for you! I've been here for a really long time and still haven't gotten the chance to do a transcript, so you were lucky! I think it looks fine, by the way. -Brightstar Shiner 14:02, 5 March 2007 (UTC)



That's a pretty spoileriffic image you got there. Why not replace the Easter egg screencap with that of Pistols for Pandas? --Ppk01 10:14, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

We tried that one first. It wasn't as interesting. --DorianGray 10:26, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
Yeah. Here's the other one if people agree the current one's too much of a spoiler. Trey56 10:29, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
I'm unhappy that the spoileriffic image ruined the joke for me :-( That uncalled for. I replaced it with Trey's suggestion. Loafing 10:36, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Kipedia link...

Dernit! I can't make no underover rumble-dumble Kipedia linkses? Dernit! Someburdy help me!

What you're after is [[Wikipedia:page name|]]. The w: shortcut doesn't work here, since we're not part of the Wikimedia Foundation. --phlip TC 11:28, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
It seems to me that the wikipedia template could use some tweaking. The above does work to create a link to wikipedia, but it shows up like Wikipedia:Lanai, whereas I think we really want it to be Lanai.BryanCTC 15:42, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
Works fine to me. You just forgot the little | symbol. - Joshua 16:00, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
If you put a | at the end of the link, but leave the bit after it blank, then it'll automatically strip interwiki prefixes, namespaces, and things in parentheses – so [[Wikipedia:Homestar Runner (character)|]] becomes Homestar Runner. --phlip TC 00:21, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

NOT Redskins

Under real-world references it states the skins are a reference to the redskins, but the actual joke is supposed to be that when male sports teams scrimmage against themselves they divide the team in half and one half takes of their shirts and are the "skins" and the other half is the "shirts".-- 11:46, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Charlton Heston

So, this fact was removed.

Crack Stuntman, the celebrity spokesman for Pistols for Pandas, is most likely a reference to Charlton Heston, spokesman for the National Rifle Association.

I think the similarities are strong: Charlton Heston was the long-time and very prolific president of and spokesman for the NRA, and they're quite unique in that there are no other gun associations or corresponding celebrity spokespeople that come near to the fame of the two. In addition, Heston and the NRA faced well-known opposition, for example from Michael Moore in Bowling for Columbine. I think it would extremely difficult for TBC to create a celebrity spokesman for a gun organization and have Marzipan be protesting it without thinking of Heston and the NRA. Should this fact be STUFFed? Trey56 15:33, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

If it was STUFF'd, I'd vote for it. -Brightstar Shiner 15:37, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
I was going to suggest the same similarity. You might not like poking fun at Heston, but this definately was. — (Talk | contribs) 16:55, 5 March 2007 (UTC) (left unsigned)
(Anonny: what does liking it have to do with anything.) Trey: I don't see nearly as many similarities. For one, Crack Stuntman is a spokesman for a charitable wildlife organization, not a gun association. The gun element is just the joke. I don't think the message is a specific reference to anything. — It's dot com 19:19, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
Interesting take — I hadn't considered that angle. Still, it looks to me like "charitable wildlife organization" is a euphemism for what the group really is—a guns rights organization intent on defending the right to arm bears (*steals joke from BucketHand*). However, I'm not sure my opinion is objective on this... Trey56 19:48, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
Um, I think this should be STUFF'd, at least. I thought that Crack Stuntm'n bore a strong resemblance to the role of Heston, i.e. he's a famour (I'm assuming) actor who is very outspoken about gun rights. Albeit they're gun rights for pandas, but I still see a similarity. EYanyo 20:51, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
Alright, it looks like there's adequate interest in this fact — to the STUFFatorium! Trey56 20:58, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

There's a bit of ambiguity in the toon... it's unclear (at least to me) whether Marzipan is protesting against the PFP, and Crack Stuntman wants her to stop, or whether she protests for the PFP, and Crack Stuntman feels they don't need or want her support... the words "stop protesting in our rallies" suggests the latter to me, but the former makes more sense... I'd totally vote for that fact in STUFF if it were the former, but the latter... I dunno... --phlip TC 00:21, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

I see your point — to me, it seems clear that Marzipan was protesting against the PFP. Crack's arguments indicate that Marzipan disagrees with PFP's platform, and he's trying to convince her why she shouldn't protest:
Pistols for Pandas is a just cause! These are stupid, fat, slow creatures we're talking about. They need all the firepower they can get. Last year alone, the PFP put handguns in the paws of no fewer than 300 underprivileged and unarmed pandas. And what do you care? People like you don't even eat panda!
Trey56 00:29, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Butt Congressman

Jimbo said the same thing about Homer in The Simpsons' episode "King-Size Homer." --Jnelson09 15:57, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Pistols for Pandas flier

Did anyone see the toon without the Pistols for Pandas flier appearing? I don't recall it upon first watching the toon. — It's dot com 19:28, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

No — I watched it within a minute or two of its posting, and the logo was there. Trey56 19:48, 5 March 2007 (UTC)
Yep, it was definitely there first time around... maybe you missed it, it's not on the screen for long... I know I've missed sight gags in MAM before. --phlip TC 00:21, 6 March 2007 (UTC)


Why are we mentioning the island at all? It has no bearing in the context in which it is said. DeFender1031 19:57, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I agree with you. Trey56 20:02, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Panda Sticker

That sticker looks like one for a real life charitable organization. Which one is it? I can't remember, but I know I saw a panda sticker in real life for a real organization. 00:07, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

There's a panda in the World Wildlife Fund logo, but it doesn't look that similar... is that what you're thinking of? --phlip TC 00:21, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Does Marzipan even HAVE shins?

It doesn't appear from her shape that she even has shins. How can she participate in a shin contest?

Heh — yeah, I was wondering the same thing. After thinking about it, I decided that that's probably the intended joke :D Trey56 02:06, 6 March 2007 (UTC)
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