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Benedetto!

Just making sure. Frank Bennedetto was not in this email, but rather a memorial to him. Right? - Drsandsattwo 20:18, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Uhm... no. Frank was revealed to be alive in Labor Dabor (and sign your name please.) -Everybody! 21:49, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Sorry. What I realize Bennedetto is as alive as a psuedocharacter can be, but that is a memorial rather than the real thing. correct? - Drsandsattwo 23:38, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

I have made my decission

I can do the transcript luckaly say my parents. I can do the transcript. Can I do the transcript again? User talk:Sam the Man Sam the Man

Has Matt? is working on it now. Trey56 21:54, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

Not-yet opened STUFF

The third kid facing certain doom in the Homestarmy refers to military school.

- Gtxm78 Its Brown 21:56, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

I think that, if anything, certain doom refers to the fact that Homestar is a ridiculously inept "commander" and will lead the Homestarmy to certain doom. - Chupaqueso 22:01, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

He's more of a "Col-o-nel". -WeatherPerson

Jumped in?

What's that mean? Strong Bad said you can send your kid off to join the On Point Kings, but he'll have to be jumped in. Funny, usually by the time I come here, the e-mail page is already done. It's odd to see it so new :). Kvn8907 22:11, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

It's the standard gang initiation... urban legends about flashing headlights and assaulting random people in front of Wal-Mart notwithstanding, most gangs simply beat the $*#! out of prospective members to make sure they're tough enough. That's called being "jumped in". 68.13.21.225 23:22, 21 May 2007 (UTC) (a no-account good for nothing so and so)

Firebert to Trogdor

It's possible that The Cheat didn't change Firebert to Trogdor just because his name was awful. I think it's more to do with the popularity of Trogdor and the amount of fan contributions it has spawned.

Same here. kai lyn 00:10, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
agreed --EricTheDerek 00:20, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
I disagree. I think the firebert not being a good commando name was exactly what they had in mind. — Defender1031*Talk 00:22, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
but Trogdor isn't a commando name...is it? --EricTheDerek 00:25, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
I agree as well... SB may have stated his opinion that Firebert isn't a good commando name in a previous email, but there's no reason to assume that's the reason he's unpopular; the gag would have worked just as well with any of the other commandos. The gag is a commentary on how much more popular Trogdor is than the commandos, not the "quality" of the name. - Ugliness Man 02:10, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Redheaded stepchild?

Is it possible that "step-headed red-child" is a reference to the phrase "redheaded stepchild," meaning an unfavored child? -HotBees 00:01, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

If that's an actualy saying, then i'd say definately. Incidentally, i've never heard that before. — Defender1031*Talk 00:03, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
I have. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 00:21, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
Me three. Trey56 00:22, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
Ditto, I've heard the phrase "gonna beat you like a red-headed step-child", and I've heard a few comedians reference the phrase. And even if it wasn't a common phrase, there'd pretty much be no other explanation for what the heck step-headed red-child is supposed to mean. - Ugliness Man 02:15, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
According to Urban Dictionary, red-headed stepchild is a synonym for whipping boy. That's how I've always heard it used (eg, my department is the company's red-headed stepchild) and that makes sense in this context. (Be ye warned, oh external link-clickers, Urban Dictionary is NOT a family-friendly website!) Not Horse Woman 00:44, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
It's an old saying for suretain. --Mycroft Holmes 01:19, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Umm

Is there some kind of arbitrary rule that you don't link the same page twice in a paragraph or something? "which strong bad said was not a good commando name in army" looks wonky without a link or some way to identify "army" as referring to an email and not simply a grammatical miscarriage. -anonymous

Link once and only once. First instance only. It's not unwritten, it's written.. place... Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:45, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
I understand the reason for the rule, and I'm not asking for the rule to be relaxed or broken, but there should be some sort of punctuation or format convention (quotes, bold, italics, some combination of 2 or 3) for a case like this. Otherwise, as anonymous pointed out, it just looks like bad grammar. - Ugliness Man 02:13, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
"Once and Only Once" has little to do with this... the rule you're after is Link once. But I agree, things like email names should be linked every time... --phlip TC 03:07, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
You sure 'bout that, Phlip? Email names always linked? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:07, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
It's tough, because if we were doing it correctly, we would probably have all the toons' names italicized. Since we don't, if you use the name of an email/toon but don't link it, it looks strange, like this: "Strong Bad's first email was some kinda robot". Especially the emails, since they're uncapitalized. So, I'm not sure that linking them all the time is the best solution, but we've got to do something to make them stand out, and italicizing them sometimes but not others would be too inconsistent... Trey56 09:12, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Boond?

What does the "Boond You Like?" poster behind Homestar mean? —Einstein runner (thorax.pngfile_icon.gifmail_icon.gif) 02:54, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

From what I understand, it's a portmanteau of "bowl" and "spoon." That still doesn't make sense, though. -HotBees 03:00, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
Maybe something to do with war bonds? --phlip TC 03:14, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Mercenaries

The line "Mercenaries are typically known to have bad reputations" was used to explain the point of Strong Bad saying "We do bad stuff". How is this not NPOV? -Itama 03:29, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

I took that sentence out, and with NPOV, I meant the part about the missionaries. Without the missionaries bit, I didn't see much relevance in the mercenaries part of the sentence. Loafing 10:13, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Poster

should it be mentioned that the "do you has" poster, though slightly changed, has been used in a down loadable wallpaper?

He Man

So, someone thought that the Poopsmith's change into the Municipality Soldier was not related to He-Man... I thought the lightning striking the shovel was just like the special magic that changes Prince Adam into Heman... "By the Castle of Grayskull.... I HAVE THE POWER!" I would like to add it back in, but please let me know what you thing.... I think you need to be a He-Man fan to appreciate it... any takers for a debate? mister t 05:06, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

I see the resemblence, but I think it's a reference to the Marines commercials (especially given the context of the toon). Trey56 05:09, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
No, I totally thought of He-Man too. The Chaps are notorious for '80s refs. ...I think. --DorianGray 05:14, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
But really. Is this the place for a He-Man reference? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:06, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
I'm gonna have to agree with Trey on this one. This is a clear Marine commercial reference. It also makes a lot more sense to be referencing an actual military recruitment commercial (rather than He-Man) at a Vaguely Military Career Fair. Manolios 14:07, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

His left hand?

The Cheat uses the marker with his left hand.

I don't want to change this yet just in case it's just my dyslexia, but I'm pretty sure the Cheat is using that marker with his right hand. Wrath 13:52, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, true, i corrected the wording, didn't think to look at the fact itself. Okay. DELETED! — Defender1031*Talk 14:06, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
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