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Adventures of Lolo

"You'd better have saved the receipt"...what's that supposed to mean?! At least I liked that game...

Well, Malone intends to return it for a refund. -- Mithent 07:48, 25 October 2005 (UTC)


Is "shock-you-mentary" (or, more likely, "shockumentary") a real word? I've heard of "mockumentaries" and "crockumentaries," but I'm not sure about "shockumentaries." If it is, maybe we should add an explanation about it; if it's not, maybe we should note its similarity to the other words I mentioned. Heimstern Läufer 03:15, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

I'm not sure if this will help, but I looked "shockumentary" on Google, from the sites that I got, it seems to be something that scares people (like a book, or a movie...or something). Again, I really don't think this will help, but it might! Sbemail(Talk,Contribs.) 03:21, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Well, technically, mock- and crockumentary aren't real words either, just media derivations from the word documentary. You could have schlockumentaries, jockumentaries, lockumentaries, sockumentaries, and even the occasional deep-fried haddockumentaries. Point being, documentary is the only non-made up word in the whole she-bang-a-bang. Gillan The Villain 03:23, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Yes, that's true, but what I meant was whether it is a commonly-used word or if Strong Bad made it up. Heimstern Läufer 03:31, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
My bad. And from my experience, I have heard it used before in the media, but I just have the feeling a maelstrom of "it doesn't deserve to be up there" or "if there's doubt in the post, your addition is toast" will prevent it from becoming a fun fact. Just my personal opinion, though. Gillan The Villain 03:37, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Surprisingly, "shockumentary" gets 240,000 hits on google, but the word does not exist in any dictionary. I'd be willing to bet our familiarity is a result of pop culture. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 04:05, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Like "mockumentary" and "rockumentary," "shockumentary" is just a portmanteau, and a fairly obvious one at that; I'm completely unsurprised that 240,000 web sites have used it; half of their authors probably thought they were being incredibly original and clever. — InterruptorJones 04:17, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

You could also have Sherlockumentary ! --This Old guy 12:11, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

I've heard it used pleanty of times. I don't think it's noteworthy. - Camalex(talk) 16:44, 25 October 2005 (UTC)


Should we mention something about this email being about night-time and that it was released at night. (Or at least here in the western hemisphere)? — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 03:19, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

It worked out nice that way, but knowing TBC's self-acknowledged methods of production, and the "new email soon" button, I'm betting they didn't wrap it up at 8 am and then just delay its release. I'm thinking they did it the same way I write papers. —AbdiViklas 04:12, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Hey, if I'm right, then I do the same thing! someone who doesn't want to put his name just follow this link to find out who I am

Gummi Bears

I hope I'm not the only person who thinks that Gummi Bears doesn't belong in the Fun Facts. If you can use the internet, I think you might be able to wrap your heard around the idea of a gummi bear. Not like Moses Malone, who might not be too well known to those of the internet generation. But gummi bears? I'd take it down, but I really don't like doing that, considering somebody took the time to put it up, and I personally get a wee bit off-put when something of mine is taken down. If it's meant to come down, it will come down. Such is the will of the Wiki. Gillan The Villain 03:27, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

I'm neutral, but you'd be surprised what some people don't know. Though I must wonder what sort of cave people don't know about gummi bears... --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 03:31, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
We also included Oreos in Commandos in the Classroom's fun facts, although those are a little more obscure. (My English friend had never heard of them.) Like Jay said, you never know what people don't know. --DorianGray
Oh, well. I guess I had a little too much faith in humanity, then. If it stays up, I can deal. Gillan The Villain 03:38, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
I concur with Gillan The Villain. Heimstern Läufer 03:37, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

They have yet to use spam! I like spam! spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spammity-spam! -Monty Python Penguindude

Have You Driven a Ford Latley?

I reverted a real-world reference, but I wanted to move it to the talk page instead of just condemning it to oblivion: let it be noted that "Latley" is a limousine service in Switzerland. —AbdiViklas 05:09, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Let it be known, that I, Sbemail, brought this fact into notice =)!!! —Sbemail(Talk,Contribs.) 05:12, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Texas Chainsaw Symphony Orchestra

I want to get rid of that Real-World Reference to the chainsaw solo, and assumed it should be fairly easy to prove that the notion of using a chainsaw in a musical setting predates Jackyl's 1992 debut. It wasn't, though. I found plenty of evidence that other groups have used chainsaws (including some amusingly "serious-art" endeavors), but no proof that the idea is older than the 90s. Somebody help me out? —AbdiViklas 05:15, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Abdi, I have to say that what we'd be searching for here is the most well-known chainsaw solo, not necessarily the first. That being said, and I being lazy, are we speaking of a guitar solo substituted by the sound of a ripping, gas-driven chainsaw? I vaguely remember that being a facet of the glam/hair metal scene ("Dude! How wicked is that! He was totally playing a freakin' chainsaw, dude! Metal! Metal rules!"), but if the most "well-known" example is Jackyl, then we should probably go with that. — THE SMOKING MONKEY 11:02, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
You mean to tell me none of you young'uns ever heard of Wendy O. Williams and the Plasmatics? She probably invented the heavy metal chainsaw, and certainly did more to popularize its use than one-hit-wonders Jackyl. --Cholling 12:08, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Ain't no young'un, Cholling, and the Plasmatics are one of the best examples of tight music combined with unlistenable singing I've ever come across outside of Death Metal. I didn't know that Wendy used a chainsaw on stage, though, but I'd argue to the average music listener, Wendy is as obscure as Jackyl. I think this all gets back to Abdi's point that we need a better example for the fact. — THE SMOKING MONKEY 12:36, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Okay... Who couldn't follow this email?

If you ask me, this email was one of the worst. hard-to-get easter eggs, bad story, bad layout, almost no humor, just what I don't want. Who agrees?

Please engage in such discussions on the HRWiki Forum. —Gafaddict Image:Gafaddict sigpic.gif (Talk | Contribs.) 10:48, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
DECLINED!!!!!!!!!(said in the same fasion as DELEATED) this made me laugh throught the ENTIRE e-mail (one of the few to do so) I found it easy to find the easter eggs, presentation was perfect, what more do you want?- 19:47, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
I guess if you had your monitor's brightness turned down the easter eggs at the end could be hard to find.
Isn't kind of discussion better for the forum? I R F 23:07, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

are you kidding? i loved this e-mail! "and in the final stages,the gum makes the appearence, and tastes of choclate pudding. i almost luaghed my whole lips out when i saw that!-User:Timmy!

Cheat in the Machine

Should we maybe mention the fact that the LCD Cheat on the wristwatch is probably a reference to the cover of the Police album Ghost in the Machine? --Cholling 12:13, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

It definitely bares a similar appearance to the cover of the Police album, but it may also just be a coincidence. Unless there is something else that connects the reference to the police (or a previous reference to the police), I don't think it's worthy of an official mention. Veluet

Weird Drinks

should we also mention a cup of carmels, the "weird drink" that was in Cheat_Commandos...O's? -- DJ Teh Cheat

There's something to this, I think. Off the top of my head, I can remember the piemonade and the various chocolate desserts (those weren't drinks, but still). Maybe a "Weird Food" running gag page?
Not a bad idea... maybe? Well I checked it out and there's this page which is missing already lists Suudsu. -- Stux 21:48, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Suudsu sounds kinda like Kudzu. Noteworthy?

Contact Buzz?

Is it just me, or is this the Brothers' first reference to illicit drugs in H*R? As far as I know, a "contact buzz" or "contact high" only occurs from second-hand marijuana smoke...although, it may just be my one-track mind =P --TheSyndicate88

Just you. The first one that comes to mind is from Jorn Barger's Anti-Math code. And how is your Google-fu? Yeah, it's pretty commonly associated with dope, as you can see. But 'only occurs'? Give me a break. Eritain the Peculiar 22:26, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Furthermore, I seem to recall a scroll buttons song that said, "And if you're trying to fade me then you must smoke crack!" That would seem also to refer to illicit drugs. Heimstern Läufer 00:54, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

The Cheat's knife

Is The Cheat's knife the Big Knife? — It's dot com 22:50, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Let's compare I R F 23:05, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
I think a better comparison would be to use Image:bigknife.png, as that's a PBTC Big Knife, and shows two clearly different knives. --DorianGray
The Cheat's knife really doesn't look like the Big Knife at all. — It's dot com 23:10, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Yes, I agree. The one used here is more of an ordinary steak knife, as opposed to the Big Knife. --DorianGray

Definition of Rigamorale

I've modified this twice and it's been reverted both times.

This is the original definition: Rigamarole (a variant of rigmarole) is "a complex and ritualistic procedure."

I felt this didn't completely convey the meaning of Rigamarole and how it pertains to this sbemail. So I looked up the definition on, and then reworded the definition:

  • Rigamarole is a complicated and/or petty set of procedures; these procedures may also be ritualistic in fashion.

I also changed the format so it was consistent visually with the definition above it.

Are there any arguments against this change? Any suggestions or recommendations?


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