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Homestar's t-shirt

Anybody know what Homestar's t-shirt says? I'm sure it's a reference to something, but I don't know what it is, and I can't make out what it says. Also, I tried moving his bathrobe by decompiling the Flash file, but the robe and the t-shirt are the same graphic. Trey56 17:51, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

See shape 501. Hotrod, it seems. No idea if it's a real shirt. OptimisticFool 17:58, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
Trey, what does homestar look like under there without being pixelly? — Defender1031*Talk 17:59, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
OF: Ooh, nice work! That means it's a reference to Rowdy Roddy Piper! :D DeFender: Hmm, I forgot to check... {gives DF a funny look} Trey56 18:02, 10 December 2007 (UTC)


Strong Badia?

When people mention Strong Badia in their emails, Strong Bad seems to have stopped bothering to either a) actually assume they mean Strong Badia, and set the email there or b) correct them. I think this is the first time he goes ahead and assumes "Strong Badia" means "Free Country USA". Worth noting? User:Tim333

No, he does it all the time. This is not the first. — Defender1031*Talk 18:07, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
When has he done it before? "local news" is set in strong badia. In "keep cool" there's a deliberate fourth wall break explaining the error. "unnatural" is set (at least at the start) in Strong Badia. In "mini-golf" he says "Strong Badia doesn't have a place of its own..." I could go on, but I can't think of a single time he's simply ignored the mention of Strong Badia. User:Tim333

Technically this time he didn't quite ignore it, the FIRST place he shows is IN Strong Badia. Strong Badia has that hill. Then he says "but when it comes to good clubs...." like he's finished answering the actual e-mail and has moved on to other non-StrongBadian clubs. .. But seriously those people need to learn that Free Country Usa =/= Strong Badia.

Strong Badia vs. Bubs' Concession Stand

We have a strange reversal here. Strong Badia and Bubs' Concession Stand seem to have switched places! How do we mention this? Or do we? =] OptimisticFool 18:16, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Probably should just go on Inconsistencies within the Homestar Runner universe... Trey56 18:23, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
It's also possible that it's just the same, only viewed from the other side... Capt. Ido Nos (Talk | contribs) 18:34, 10 December 2007 (UTC) (left unsigned)
But we can clearly see that the stand is facing us in both shots, as well as the relative positions of the fence and the flag. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 18:36, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
It's the same place, the difference is the ELEVATION and RANGE of the image. Carrot and Kazoo hill would be in the middle-right of the black area in the first picture, hence you wouldn't see it in that picture. (Imagine looking at a hill from above - it would appear flat). This of course doesn't change that the two seem to be in the wrong places. StarLion 18:41, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
And not just the fence and flag, but the tire as well (which IS there in nightlife, if you look closely). It's clear they somehow switched places. Anyway, the wording escapes me on how to phrase it on the inconsistencies page, so I'll let someone else do that. (And please sign your edits, Capt.) OptimisticFool 18:48, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
Just had a thought... if Bubs is working nights at Club Technochocolate tending bar, why is the light on at Bubs' Concession Stand??? StarLion 23:42, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

disdance

Strong Bad dances exactly like in the email disconnected. KlingOnMyDreams 19:14, 10 December 2007 (UTC) Should we make it in inside references? KlingOnMyDreams 19:16, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Removed Edit

The quote "But that's for another e-mail." is a reference to Good Eats, where host Alton Brown constantly implies that a recipe or topic has been or will be discussed on another episode with a similar phrase.

I don't mind, just I'd like to know a reason. It is a real reference, I watch the show a great deal, but I'd at least like to know Stinkoblade 19:26, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

The phrase "but that's for another email" could stem from many common phrases, not least of which is the idiom "but that's another story". OptimisticFool 19:32, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
Ok, so very common then, thas cool. At least it was a good reason. I've seen some edits removed when the reason wasn't very clear, thats why I posted this.Stinkoblade 19:34, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Stinkoblade raises a good point here. A hasty perusal of the pages in the HRWiki Policy category didn't turn up anything on this point, but it would seem to me that it's a little "brusque" to remove anything from a page without a few words of explanation in the edit comment. It does happen a lot in the heat of the moment. Newbies learn faster when you repeatedly point them to such well-trod pages as HRWiki:Standards and HRWiki:Inclusion guidelines, and everyone's favorite HRWiki:Glossary#TTATOT. On the other hand, implying that their contribution wasn't even worth the extra twenty seconds to explain why it wasn't worth an extra twenty seconds has got to be frustrating. --TheNicestGuy 21:07, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Soma

Is it worth noting anything about Soma (Brave New World, etc.)? It's not exactly relevant, given it's just a strange pronunciation, but perhaps it's worthy of a mention.

A scandal every week

Removed from the Remarks section, but interesting enough for the Talk page:

  • Strong Bad's email song is rhythmically identical to the one from dragon ("Here I go once again with the email...").

Check it out. It's probably unintentional, but it's almost a perfect match. --TheNicestGuy 19:53, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

It's not *that* close. Here's a comparison between the two:

sbemailsongs.jpg

(Note that Strong Bad swings the eighth notes, so it comes out less stiff than what I wrote down. Still, this should be pretty accurate.)

-invisible_map

Music

Can anyone make out what the lyrics are to the song playing in Club Technochocolate? It sounds like "soft drink" or something...

I was wondering this too. — Defender1031*Talk 20:32, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
It sounds like 'soft driiink..... seize a soft driink....'but i cant tell what the low part is. Sublimimal(dont know how to spell this) messaging?-- AWMPSCE T-E 20:39, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
I imagine they'll put it up as a QotW later, but for now my Rorschach answer is "Palm trees. See the palm trees." --TheNicestGuy 21:13, 10 December 2007 (UTC)
Salt Dream. She's a salt dream. -Alex H.

Drive-Thru

I kind of thought that including the whale on the fast-food bag really removed a lot of the strangeness from "Drive-Thru," because at least we know now that actual food can be ordered from this "whale," or that there's more of them in FC. THE President 21:05, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Maybe he got takeout. --DorianGray 21:07, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Drive-Thru Whale

Should we include the Drive-Thru Whale as a charcter?--ONESTOP 21:08, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Nope, a picture is not an appearance. — Defender1031*Talk 21:11, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Chicken Melt

I found this under real-world references--

  • The "Crispy Chicken Melt" and its spicy variety are a reference to Burger King's Tendercrisp Chicken sandwich.

I thinks this is TTATOT, because every fast food restaurant in existence has some variety of chicken melt. Shall we remove it? -- Nevadie 21:40, 10 December 2007 (UTC) Yeah, sorry, my bad. I just thought too quickly without analyzing the situation. THE President 22:14, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

I thought it was the Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich at Jack in the Box. Awexome 22:28, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Signoff

Is it worth mentioning in the article that Strong Bad has a 'until next time' style message on the end of this email, and that it's done in the style of a radio announcer signing off? (possible inside reference to local news?) -StarLion 00:43, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

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