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New evolution.

I think Strong Sad has a new look in this email. User:MICGAGUH

No, he doesn't. That happened last week. but, for some reason, he switches between his old and new design. the old one shows up when he films the dead plant. then, when he graps the monopoly money, he has his new, more realistic hands. this goes on throughout the rest of the toon.--Crudely Drawn Cupcake 13:44, 10 August 2009 (UTC)


Is anyone else getting 404'd when they try to watch this?--DJmankiewicz 12:22, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Yep, I definitely am. Even with OpenDNS Servers. ColdReactive 13:01, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
I had to manually change my encoding to UTF-8. There's an accented character in the title bar, and without a proper doctype declaration, some browsers get tripped up. 13:27, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Already Unicode UTF-8 sadly. By the way, How can I change the source of a page I can't see? ColdReactive 13:29, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
You wanna use a proxy. Something like FastBox. 14:13, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
That page you linked seems to be under construction sadly. ColdReactive 14:16, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
"Fast Box Dot Net: It's Dot Com!" Changed it.
thank you, but the proxy can't seem to show a correct compe email menu. ColdReactive 14:59, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
I can't see either! Maybe it's cause I'm a different time-zone or something. It's pretty early here on the west coast.

I'm also getting 404'd. Furthermore, when I visit, there's no mention of a new e-mail on the main page, and the Strong Bad E-mails list is the Corpy Remote with 'imaginary' listed as the most recent. I wonder if this is related to the truncated quote of the day file some of us were getting. Can someone who is successfully loading the site tell us what IP address is resolving to? -ReverendTed 14:28, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

I'm getting a 404 error, and the main page says last updated 8/3. and i live about 3 hours from tbc in the same time zone. The Knights Who Say Ni 14:41, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
The IP address resolved to over here.
Here's my feedback from ping in bash, if you're interested.
$ ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=110 time=67.201 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=110 time=111.975 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=110 time=135.219 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=110 time=158.845 ms
--- ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 67.201/118.310/158.845/33.843 ms
Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 14:36, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
translation please?
You can access the toon at if you can't access the site via Wait...that gives me a bad hostname error...never mind. An IP address, in this case, is the other "name" of the website is. We could have used it to access the Flash file of the sbemail, but here it doesn't work. Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 14:50, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Here is my traceroute:
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 60 byte packets
 1 (  1.771 ms * *
 2 (  7.923 ms * *
 3  * * *
 4  * * *
 5  * * *
 6  * (  14.557 ms  13.837 ms
 7  * * *
 8  * * *
 9  * * *
10  * * *
11  * * (  43.618 ms
Care of ColdReactive 14:59, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Strange, I get the same IP address ( What gives? -ReverendTed 15:32, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Oh, hey. It's working for me, now, though I did notice that the sbmails menu doesn't come up at all. -ReverendTed 15:38, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Working for me now too. ColdReactive 17:07, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
yeah, i've got it too. even before the wiki came back up. The Knights Who Say Ni 17:11, 10 August 2009 (UTC)


Strong Sad's finger is screwed up here

So yeah. --Crudely Drawn Cupcake 14:10, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

We got it now. free 14:51, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't see it. --Jay (Talk) 16:51, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

If you do the same thing with your hand, it looks pretty much like SS's hand. There's a crease at the base of the middle finger such that it could look detached, especially in animated form. 17:00, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Softer Keypresses

Not sure whether this would be mentioned here, or just on the Compé page, but to me it sounds like the Compé has softer\smoother keypress sounds than previous Compys. -ReverendTed 16:03, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

I noticed that too--Crudely Drawn Cupcake 16:30, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Choosy users choose single references

"Evil Moms choose Evil Gif" is a play on the sentence "Choosy developers choose GIF", which itself is a play on Jif peanut butter tag line, "Choosy Moms choose Jif"). Choosy developers choose GIF is a rumored sentence that CompuServe Developers, who created the GIF format, said around the office.

Problem is, he says "Moms", not "Developers", which means it's actually closer to the original than the "developers" line (since he pronounces Gif the same way as "Jif"). I say either footnote the "developers" bit or nix it. --Jay (Talk) 16:45, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Nix it. Both the line from the email and the developers bit are references to the peanut butter, but I doubt the line from the email is intentionally referencing the developers bit. — It's dot com 17:28, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Looks like someone beat us to the punch. It's already nixed. --Jay (Talk) 17:30, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
Wait, Jay, do you pronounce .gif with a hard g as in "Gifford"? -ReverendTed 23:11, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
No. But Strong Bad's been known to get confused on the subject. --Jay (Talk) 23:47, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Short Answer, Long Answer

Should it be noted that that joke was done essentially verbatim in the Spore episode of Zero Punctuation? - 00:35, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

I also thought about it, and I think it should stay on the page, but somehow I have a feeling the the long NOOOO have earlier sources. I found this cartoon, but it doesn't have the source year. The Zero Punctuation came out on 17 September 2008, And the long answer joke is the first and most notable one in the video review. It's so exaggerated that it's repeated before the end credits. So, does anybody have a different, more TBC-style source for the joke, or are we going to claim "originality" here? Elcool (talk)(contribs) 04:42, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't think it should stay on. It's an old joke, and I don't think that something from 2008 should be sited as the original. I found a post on gamespot from Jan 2 2008 that used it and a Yahoo answer from 2 years ago that used it. I just think that citing that review as the source is ill informed unless TBC say they got it from there.-- 05:02, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
I don't think this joke was inspired by ZP's. ZP's is obnoxiously long, Strong Bad's is only long enough for it to be funny. Danny Lilithborne 11:58, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Gnome stomped?

I noticed the first wallpaper (the grass one) here looked like one of the GNOME Wallpapers.

For proof, I have the image here:
Any resamplance to this?


Zero Punctuation?

Strongbad's "short answer/long answer" is pretty much exactly the same as a ZP video a while back for Spore: (usually has a good bit of swearing in it, so most likely nsfw)

Think it's worth mentioning as a real-world reference? Or too vague?

See the conversation two sections up. — Defender1031*Talk 06:29, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

Whoops, how did I miss that? Sorry!


The opening of the "indie film" is very much like the opening to Juno; with the little-known band soundtrack and pencil drawings filling in the scenes etc. I leave the edit in your hands if you deem it worthy.

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