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[edit] Not Quite Strong Bad Email

The page title is sbemail199andahalf. Should this be a not quite strong bad email? TheThin 23:08, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

It is already listed there. — Defender1031*Talk 23:09, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
I added it to the category Dr. Savage 23:48, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] A Real "Place ya Bets" contest here on the HRWiki?

I'm thinking that we should have a small contest here on the wiki leading up to SBEmail # Deuce Single-Aught Noot (200), something like credit towards an episode of SBCG4AP.

I don't know how that would be accomplished, but even so, the forum might be a better place for such a thing. — Defender1031*Talk 01:16, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Poetry?

Anyone think "Please be seatèd, delete heads." is not just an instance of Strong Sad pronouncing something oddly, but an attempt at poetry? Brucker 03:20, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Why is there even an accent mark? "Seated" is two syllables anyway! TJDevil02

I once tried to argue against the accent in pleatèd boots, and the accent stayed. this time, i thought the -èd was more obvious. The Knights Who Say Ni 04:00, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Die,Strong Bad,Die!

Well, I'm flattered. Why should Homestar have a meaningful experience to or want to kill Strong Bad? That's just reprehensible. My prediction is, to the powers that be, the whole series or merchendising would end if Homestar or the other main characters would die. At one point, I've heard Strong Bad wants to kill Homestar. -O Grande Cornholio 10:18, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

This is more appropriate for the forum. why not try there? — Defender1031*Talk 15:20, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Sbemail 150?!?

This fact has bounced on and off the page a couple of times now, so it really should be brought up here... namely that this short has a similar filename to Sbemail 150?!? ("sbemail199andahalf", "149pernt5"... the same joke, slightly different wording), which was a toon very similar to this one (in that it was basically filler before a milestone email, that was entirely about said milestone email). Now, I think the filename thing should be noted, it's clearly the same joke again... but what do you guys think? --phlip TC 21:16, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps it can be noted that it's a similar joke, but the fact as it previously stood was that it was the same name (which wasn't true - and it also got the number wrong for good measure.) --Jay (Talk) 21:19, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] NOT the 200th sbemail!

Remember when sbemail 100 was released. Some people wanted to try to get a sneak peek at it, so they typed in hoping to see it. Do you think they made one for the 200th sbemail? Maybe some wiki users could hunt for it. Just so you know, I can't join the forum and I don't wanna lie about my age.--ONESTOP 23:59, 16 September 2008 (UTC)

You do know that, if they had, checking would be as simple as visiting , right? And anyway, flashback was far more than one single week late, which sbemail200 currently is. --Jay (Talk) 00:12, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
I ment that they might have hidden it in the page source for something by putting a website address or something strange like typing in or something like that.--ONESTOP 21:52, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
According to this page and this page, the two toons were released at the same time. so even if something like that was to exist, it probably won't be there until the actual e-mail is released. And according to this page, there were 22 days between e-mail 99 and e-mail 100. how long do y'all think we'll have to wait for e-mail 200 now that e-mail 199 is out? (and e-mail The Knights Who Say Ni 03:20, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
update self: actually it would appear that the sbemail200 url is already in use as of earlier today. The Knights Who Say Ni 04:21, 20 September 2008 (UTC)
Well, it's 12:50 AM on the east coast...I'm not sure what time it is in Free Country USA but sbemail_twohundred is officially late over here! 04:51, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Variant/derivative

Currently in remarks:

Despite Strong Sad's claim of there being a 20% chance of the next emailer being named Dan, only 10 of the previous emails - roughly 5% - were sent by a Dan (or a derivative thereof).

The word "derivative" was recently changed to "variant", and then this was reverted here. Unless I'm missing something, the anonny was right. Names like Daniel, Jordan etc. are not derivatives of Dan, linguistically, but they are variants, and thus it seems to me that this is the proper word to use. Heimstern Läufer 13:25, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

I looked up the word "derivative" on Google and it says it means "A security, like an option or future, whose value is derived from another underlying security." and "A financial security whose value is determined in part from the value and characteristics of another security, the underlying security." I honestly don't think both of those words would be good but if we had to use one I would use "derivative."--ONESTOP 21:58, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Um... neither of those are the definitions we're using here. Tried a dictionary? --Jay (Talk) 22:19, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
According to the "Webster's New World Dictionary - Elementary Edition" "derivative" means "derived from something else, something derived from something else." I would go with derivative for now unless there is a better word.--ONESTOP 22:41, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
There is, it's variant.  Green Helmet 22:53, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Alright. Whatever is best for the wiki, goes.--ONESTOP 22:59, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
>_< Yes, variant is much better. --TheYellowDart(t/c) 23:24, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
Heck, if the word had occurred to me at the time (I wrote the fact >_>) I would have put variant rather than derivative. If it hasn't been changed, let's just change it already. --Jay (Talk) 23:29, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Trademark

Is this really the way the cartoon's name is trademarked? With neither of the last two words capitalised? IntfictExpert 09:05, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

If you mean, is this how it appears on the Toons menu, then the answer is yes. --DorianGray 10:11, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Homestar's line

I'm having a bit of trouble determining whether homestar says "I don't know" or "I dunno." Mainly i thought i heard a long O instead of a schwa after the d in don't, and the fact that it's a direct reference to when bubs said the same thing in Looking at a Thing in a Bag, led me to believe he would be more likely to say "i don't know" instead of "i dunno". besides, even if he actually did say "i dunno", i would probably think it belonged in the transcript as "i don't know". "i dunno" just seems too slang to belong in a transcript. i am convinced that he said nuttin both times instead of nothing, so i won't try to get that part changed anymore. The Knights Who Say Ni 18:06, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

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