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That Huuuudge looks like something off batman I saw... dont know when though...

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Lure...?

I couldn't help thinking that maybe the Fangly Fish's lure should have been something that attracts other fish... Not scares them away.

Well, it's apparently trying to lure them with promises of free puppies, ginger snaps and Pocket PCs. -- Mithent 14:20, 2 Dec 2004 (MST)

Civil Rights Speech?

  • I believe the line "It is a time of desolation, chaos and uncertainty. Brother pitted against brother; babies havin' babies." comes from a famous speech made by someone during the Civil Rights movement, but I don't remember the exact one. Does anyone know?
    • It reminds me of Ghostbusters ... "Dogs and cats living together..."

About this Fun Fact: I'm not contesting it or recommending it for STUFF, but a quick Google search turned up nuffin. Anyone have an idea? --[[User:Southpaw018|Southpaw018|talk]] 16:12, 29 Nov 2004 (MST)

PS: Sorry for the triple edit, folks. I wasn't logged in and then my sig ended up elsewhere on the page ;) --[[User:Southpaw018|Southpaw018|talk]] 16:14, 29 Nov 2004 (MST)

Well, I feel like it should be STUFF'D at least for being phrased as a question. Maybe I'll do that in a moment. In addition, I know that those phrases are famous, but I'm not sure they were used collectively in any speech. I think they may just be clich�s of hard times. But I don't know for sure. --Vannav 18:30, 29 Nov 2004 (EST)

The "brother against brother" part is a cliche American Civil War line, the rest, I'm not too sure about. - Dr Haggis - Talk 17:05, 29 Nov 2004 (MST)
The "babies havin' babies" line is used by many an old folk nowadays upon seeing a young mother. Say, 16-year-old high school student with a 5-month-old child. Babies, having babies. It's funny. --Bellatrix 18:22, 29 Nov 2004 (MST)
Yeah, I certainly couldn't find anything regarding the Civil Rights movement that involved this quote. I've removed it from the page. I also didn't like how it read "might possibly have come from a famous speech...but not for certain." Though as noted by Drhaggis, the "brother pitted against brother" part is common of American Civil War discussions. -- Tom 22:00, 29 Nov 2004 (MST)

I hate to be cynical, but after reading this wiki for a few weeks it seems like people are trying to make a reference out of every joke in Homestar. The line "It is a time of desolation, chaos and uncertainty. Brother pitted against brother; babies havin' babies" isn't in reference to anything, it's just silly. I mean, we live in a society, which means that we're constantly borrowing from what's already been done, but I think that it's being over-analyzed in cases like this. For a better discussion of the issues, see the South Park episode, "The Simpsons Already Did It" ;) -- 24.21.86.243 13:15, 30 Nov 2004 (MST)

IT IS A REFERNCE, however to something different than what others might have said. This seems as a reference to "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, which describes a time of desolation with brother pitted against brother. The Babies havin' babies is just an extension of that.

By that logic, it could be a reference to WAAAY too many things.
I say we change it to "it's a common phrase for certain wars" and leave it at that, or drop it all together. We don't know what specifically it is a reference to, considering how broad it is, so why keep it? --Shadow Hog 20:03, 30 Nov 2004 (MST)

Subject Lines, etc.

  • This is the first email in which we are shown the subject line. Also, this is the first email to have all the functions of a real email program (reply button, forward button, subject display), except for weird dream.

We might have to wait until next week, but these could just be new features of the Lappy. So, is this a fun fact? (I'll copy it over to STUFF, so please reply there.) --oddtodd 21:25, 29 Nov 2004 (MST)

Horns

  • Not sure where to put this, but I noticed that one of the characteristics Strong Bad lists of his creature is "horns," but the picture shows antlers, which are completely different from horns.

Also, the creature doesn't have power doors. ;) FireLily

Three Voices

Is this the first time we've heard all three people lend their voices to any toon? (I mean, of course, Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman, and Missy Palmer.) --oddtodd 17:57, 30 Nov 2004 (MST)

Probably not. Mike does a lot of undercover voices.--porplemontage 05:03, 1 Dec 2004 (MST)

Speculation?

"This might be the farthest that Strong Bad has ever taken an e-mail sender's grammar mistake."

This seems more like subjective rather than objective info. Besides, what about "Homsar"? I'm pretty sure he's taking that email mistake pretty far, making a regular character out of it and everything. And now you'll probably argue that that's a SPELLING mistake and not a GRAMMAR one, but, eh. Can we STUFF this? --Bellatrix 21:20, 2 Dec 2004 (MST)

Fun Facts Arguing With Each Other

We have fun facts here that refute other fun facts. This is very, very bad - a page is giving contradicting information to the viewer. I almost deleted the facts that are being refuted, but given that these facts are listed in STUFF, I'm not sure I'm allowed to do this (even though they have decline votes). Should anyone remove STUFFed fun facts, or only certain users? --Tim333

Dissing Strong Bad's Vocabulary

Who is dissing Strong Bad's vocabulary in these fun facts repeatedly? It seems condesending and somewhat stupid.

Be darned if I know, but to whoever it is, please: stop. He doesn't have a limited vocabulary. He just has a habit of sometimes using words in the wrong way, often for the sake of humor. So please stop adding it in, we're tired of editing it out. --Shadow Hog 18:44, 7 Dec 2004 (MST)

Lappy Startup Noise

There have already been two mentions of the Lappy's startup noise in the Fun Facts section and I thought it would become even more convoluted if we continue to cotradict each other in an article (shouldn't that be moved to STUFF anyway, or at least here?), however I wanted to ask people's opinion on the possibility that the startup noise is a truncated version of the part of "Also Sprach Zarathustra" used in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Is that too much of a stretch?

I think it's actually a variation of the old Macintosh startup sounds from the 90s. -Nemesis
Way too much of a stretch. The Lappy startup noise is two notes an octave apart, which has been used in plenty of places, the original Game Boy for instance. (A reference to Zarathustra would probably take at least five notes.) Mister Mister 08:42, 4 Feb 2005 (MST)

The Red-Steckled Elbermung

The illustration of the Red-Steckled Elbermung seems to be in the same drawing style as Lem Sportsinterviews's book "Everyone is Different."--DJ Samurai 07:52, 4 Feb 2005 (MST)

Foster's reference?

The final of Strong Bad's made-up animals, Sterrance, could be a reference to Terrance, the evil bully-of-a-brother of Mac, the main charactor of the Cartoon Network show, Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends (http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/tv_shows/fosters/index.html). Sterrance is blue, which could be areference to "Bloo", another one of the show's main characters.

I don't see any similarity. — InterruptorJones[[]] 07:54, 2 Feb 2005 (MST)
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Let's take it to tha next *clüb.*

Out of curiosity, how likely is it (and how STUFF'Dworthy is it to mention) that the woman on SB's back deck is the same woman from the 'Lectric Boots box in extra plug? On the one hand, they're both blonde, with blue clothes and red shoes; on the other hand, the Boots girl is wearing a shirt and capris while the Fangly Fish girl is wearing a dress. And sunglasses. Azure Haights 23:27, 17 Feb 2005 (MST)

Well, since they're two totally different drawing styles, the best you could assume was that they are two drawings of the same woman - but since it just appears to be a generic blonde woman, I'd say it's a pretty big stretch. The fact that they both have red shoes and wear blue (as you noted, not the same clothes) doesn't make it any less of a stretch for me. --BaconSandwich 00:40, 18 Feb 2005 (MST)
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