Talk:Somber Vacation

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Burned or Burnt?

Burned or burnt? I just can't tell. Sounds like burnt to me. Or maybe it doesn't matter, I dunno. =] OptimisticFool 07:44, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Burnt. {{Chipwich/sig}} 17:31, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Ghost head

On the picture at the end of the toon, Strong Sad's head has his hand and upper body parts shining through. I'm new around here and don't know how to open a category on the real page (this would be a goof, right?), so could somebody add it for me?sombervacationgoofheadkx0.png
--Cass from Germany 12:01, 16 June 2008 (UTC)Cass from Germany]

It appears this has been changed already. I see what you are talking about in the image above, but in the actual toon his head is totally opaque. You can edit the main article the same way you do this page. To add a section, either open the section above where you want to add it and add it at the end, or edit the entire article. Use the equals sign to denote the section header (in this case, Fixed Goofs), and it automagically shows up in the page table of contents. In addition to the editing help link (near the submit button), you can just use the existing page as an example.

I just checked and I still see it. The easter egg works, though. Now I'm confused.--Cass from Germany 13:19, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Here's another example of this type of thing. Something some see and most don't. No idea why it happens. I don't even know the right questions to ask to find out what's different for you, Cass from Germany. OptimisticFool 17:48, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
I figured it out! With display settings at 32-bit ("highest" on MS Windows, under "color quality"), then his head is fully opaque. Change it to 16-bit, and the head becomes translucent. 21:06, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
I tried that and still no transparency. There must be something else to it. OptimisticFool 04:00, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
Looks like it's a similar glitch to the one I talked about at length over here... didn't really end up figuring out exactly what the problem was, except that it was a problem with something or other at low colour depths... also that it wasn't notable in the article, since it wasn't TBC's fault. --phlip TC 08:50, 17 June 2008 (UTC)


Did he see the airplane that said "Wear A Bikini", or is Strong Sad should I put this...Brianrietta? --Alex H., 12:19, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

...or maybe it's a skin condition, like he said in the toon. Anyways, we have a forum for talking about this sort of thing – we try to reserve these talk pages for talking about the article, not the toon. --phlip TC 12:35, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

The Easter Egg

If you click the XOXO on the post card now you can see the dampening barrel easter egg. -- 13:08, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

The scene with the barrel was there before, but with no audio. In addition to adding the link, they've added audio to it. 13:10, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Non disturbare

When I first saw this, my immediate reaction was, "Holy crap, that's Latin!", and my next most immediate reaction was, "Holy crap, that's not precisely correct Latin!" Upon visiting this article, I find a claim that it's Italian, which I do not doubt is possible. But, given Strong Sad's history, is it not possible that this was merely an amateur attempt at using Latin? A large part of the basis of this belief is that "Depressio" is in fact Latin, and not Italian, for precisely what it sounds like. 14:47, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Seconded. My thoughts exactly, though it seems to me it's probably Italian after all. — (Talk | contribs) 16:53, 16 June 2008 (UTC) (left unsigned)
I added the fact and, trust me, it's Italian. OptimisticFool 17:56, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
The character of the words isn't in doubt. I'm sure it is correct Italian. My only question is whether it was intended to be Italian or Latin, since both of those words also exist in Latin, with the same spelling. Say somebody makes a typographical error and types "base" instead of "bass". "Base" is a word, and can belong to the same word class as "bass", so it might make sense. But is it not reasonable to suppose that, since he was just talking about guitars or drums, he actually meant "bass"? An error that, by accident, is correct in some way may not be what the author intended. I'm not saying it's definitely Latin; I just think there's reasonable doubt -- as there is a precedent, however minute, of Strong Sad knowing some Latin that, to my knowledge, doesn't have any parallels for Italian. 04:40, 17 June 2008 (UTC)
It means "not to disturb" or "not to be disturbing" --Et tu Brute 20:17, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Wii Promblems

This toon got...murdered by my Wii. When I tried to watch it on the Internet Channel, a whole ton of stuff was missing. Bubs' arms, the buttons for the couch were flying in midair, and all the slides were blank. SuperfieldCreditUnion

Seems like another problem caused by TBC publishing the .swf in Flash 8. DevonM(talk·cont-ribs) 19:16, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
Yeah the pictures don't show at all. The One and Only NNoah

Mirror the old?

Any interest in putting the pre-finished file on a mirror? I still have it on my hard drive if it's wanted. OptimisticFool 18:00, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Well, I uploaded it here, anyway: OptimisticFool 07:56, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

I bury myself alive on tuesdays?

Could Strong Sad burying himself alive be reference to Sickly Sam Burying himself alive in That A Ghost? 20X6 GEM 20:54, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

I doubt it. It's probably just because Strong Sad is a depressing character. -PeterImage:Petersig.png

Teh Cheatzrs

If The Cheat is heard laughing at one point, shouldn't he at least get a credit for a voice appearance in the toon? Dementedc 14:31, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Removed. I at least can't hear Teh C., and its probably just part of H*R, Bubs, or Strong Bad's laughs. DevonM(talk·cont-ribs) 14:36, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. My point was just that since we can apparently hear him, he should be credited. I can't confirm that we can hear him, though. Dementedc 14:37, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Yes, The Cheat is in the laughing sequence, though I imagine this is an oversight on the part of TBC. It's a reuse of a previous laugh track which had Homestar, Strong Bad, Bubs, and The Cheat as well. Perhaps it was easier to reuse the same sequence than for Matt to record three distinct laughs all over again.
I'm not entirely sure I believe this even as I'm typing it, but I'd like to at least suggest that The Cheat may have actually been present at the slideshow presentation. I mean, he's short enough to not be seen in any of the shots in this toon and it is, after all, the house of the Brothers Strong, which is usually where The Cheat is found. More likely it's just an oversight on the part of TBC, but I just thought I'd throw that out there. ~That Guy Over There (User talk:That Guy Over There) 18:59, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
I listened to this toon several times over and over and I have never been able to hear The Cheat laughing with Strong Bad, Homestar and Bubs. Homestar-Winner (talk) 01:37, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
I don't hear him, either. OptimisticFool 06:09, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Strong Sad - old style

Remarkable is that Strong Sad is in his old style (No swirls on his knees and his eyes are further apart) in this toon. -AlmsforthePudgy 15:24, 21 June 2008 (UTC)

Hmm, despite this, his legs are still closer together. We may have to wait for the next toon to see what style The Brothers Chaps decide to keep. Homestar-Winner (talk) 12:15, 23 June 2008 (UTC)

Very disturbing

In the easter egg at the end, Strong Sad is singing, "Sweetness, sweetness, I was only kidding when I said..." in the Dampening Barrel. Was he referring to his "moonburn"?!?! If so, that is very very disturbing! It seems that TBC is getting more offense...— (Talk | contribs) 23:38, 28 June 2008 (left unsigned)

I don't think so. It's more likely a reference to his "Bangkok" song in The Best D-ween Ever. And please explain how that's inappropriate/disturbing. DevonM(talk·cont-ribs) 00:09, 29 June 2008 (UTC)
Think about it: A boy wearing a bikini top. Some parents might not find this very funny at all, and may ban their kids from the site. We wouldn't want that, would we? You need to think outside the box.-- 18:23, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
You're saying Strong Sad was acting like the shape of his moonburn was a pseudocharacter, and that he sang to it using a term of endearment? Am I understanding that correctly? OptimisticFool 18:56, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Bikini Top?

  • Although Strong Sad claims to "[not] have a lot of beach apparel," his moonburn seems to indicate he was wearing a bikini top at the time of moon exposure rather than the blacksmith's "revealing little number".

This edit was removed on the grounds that that's "just the way his skin tans." Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe in the cartoon when he says it's "just how he tans," he's referring to the exposure to the moonlight. Somebody back me up on this.

...and by the way, I don't think removing an entire fact from the article qualifies as a minor edit. ~That Guy Over There (User talk:That Guy Over There) 01:09, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

No, he was saying that that shape is how he tans, that's the joke. And we're not too strict about minor vs. major edits here, but i'd think a revert would be minor. — Defender1031*Talk 01:16, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Curses! I was so craving the delight of hounding someone on edit policy. Personally, I feel that's just one way of interpreting the joke. I thought the joke was that he got burned while on a midnight stroll. Obviously, the bikini shape is pretty hilarious, but that's what I got from Strong Sad's response, anyway. I can see your stance on it, but I'm still looking for a general consensus. ~That Guy Over There (User talk:That Guy Over There) 01:22, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
Given that Strong Sad pats his own belly and then says "This is just how I tan", (rather than That), there is no doubt in my mind that he is refering to the shape of his moonburn, and not the fact that he was burned by moonlight. Green Helmet 01:45, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
...and now that I think of it, I'd like to suggest that if reversions are not major edits that that should be stated somewhere because I have a very passionate dislike for unwritten rules. The help page for editing says any significant change "even if it only involves a single world" can be considered major. I'll bring it up on that article's discussion page, but I just thought I'd bring that to everyone's attention while I'm thinking of it, 'cause I would find it very helpful if that was clarified. ~That Guy Over There (User talk:That Guy Over There) 04:00, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
This is a bit off-topic for this talk page, but I'll put it here, anyway: Reversion should really only be viewed as minor if it's reverting vandalism or test edits. Such reversions are uncontroversial, so it's fine to call them minor (the sysops' rollback tool does so automatically). Reverting for content reasons (for which rollback shouldn't be used) should be considered major. Hope that resolves some confusion. Heimstern Läufer 04:05, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
It does! For reasons already stated, I'm gonna go ahead and take this discussion to the talk page for Help: Editing. ~That Guy Over There (User talk:That Guy Over There) 04:13, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

Very depressed?

Could "The Dampening" refer to the episode of Chowder "Chowder's Girlfriend" where the character Gizpacho claims to hid in a barrel when depressed? Or does that refer to this? --Jellote 21:07, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

It's most likely that neither one refers to another. Homestar-Winner (talk) 21:15, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Addams Family 2

There was a picture of Fester with (what I would assume to be) a moonburn for the second movie on a coupon envelope. I got upset, thinking that they were knocking off this cartoon, until today, when I discovered that it might have originated from Addams Family in the first place. ----Jeffjman[1] 14:06, 25 October 2021 (UTC)

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