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[edit] TGS?

anyone know what the heck TGS is? --67.180.3.167 07:57, 1 Nov 2004 (MST)

TGS. -- Tom 01:38, 1 Nov 2004 (MST)

[edit] Easter egg that isn't

Funny, the "abused" easter egg that was disabled always seemed to me to be a poke at those of us who watch the sbemails by holding down the tab key to find easter eggs, in essence, abusing the system to find out everything. Maybe it was meant for something else, but the placement of the word always made me chuckle. --151.200.240.90 06:01, 26 Nov 2004 (MST)

[edit] Noise and device difference

in the script of the privileges email, it is noted that "chainsaw noises" are heard, but it is obviously a torque wrench :) --4.7.164.9 14:06, 5 Dec 2004 (MST)

How do you know it's a torque wrench? --Gafaddict 22:53, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
I say its a drill. it has this noiuse that's more of a drill sound because I've used them before and know what they sound like, and I can say for sure, DRILL. 68.107.96.136 04:33, 9 August 2006 (UTC)

[edit] So long, and thanks for all the...

I'd argue that the reference is to the phrase "So long, and thanks for all the fish", from several of the hitch-hiker's series, most notably Hitch-hiker's guide to the galaxy. It may sound kind of trivial, it's just that that sounds better to me.

hey, ya gotta love it. or not. be that way. sheesh.

I agree with the first poster. "So long, and thanks for all the fish" is a phrase used by the dolphins before they leave Earth in the first book in the series "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy". Adams borrowed the phrase as the title for the fourth book in the series.
--Stapler 09:22, 31 Aug 2005
It's already a fun fact. Check Real World References. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 05:19, 1 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Hardest chord ever

Any guitar-type peoples out there know what kind of chord would actually play if one were to play the hardest chord in the world as illustrated? --Gus 02:26, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I don't think it's really a chord at all. "Demonished 10th" is meaningless jargon. A diminished 9th interval is enharmonically equivalent to a perfect octave, and I doubt you'd ever see that phrase used often in music, if ever. Additionally, I doubt you would get anything meaningful out of the chord shown in the illustration.
--Stapler 08:55, 31 Aug 2005
Okay, after looking it up it seems I was wrong about the diminished 9th chord. I guess it's some sort of jazz chord. Oh well. I'm still pretty sure demonished 10th isn't a chord though. I'll get back to you if it turns out to be.
--Stapler

After looking at your corrections, and your comments, I'd like to add the following observation: In the Easter Eggs section that talks about the chord, there is a note that reads: "The chord requires eleven fingers. Talk about a difficult chord!" I don't know where this information came from, but given that a demonished 10th doesn't exist, there is likely no merit to this line.

Also, I beleive that the word demonished is a play on the words demon and diminished. It might be worth mentioning.

--Stux 04:11, 23 Sep 2005 (UTC)

Any music majors out there know how many fingers a "diminished 10th" (had it existed) required? My music theory knowledge being severely limited, I don't think the diminished 9th meant that 10 fingers are required to play a chord (thereby implying a diminished 10th would require 11 fingers). I think it had something to do with the number of steps that you went down??? Egh. I'll stick to computers.

--Stux 02:28, 1 Oct 2005 (UTC)

You're right, the term "diminished" has nothing to do with the number of fingers required. Indeed, there is no such thing as an "11-finger chord" because there are only six strings on a guitar (unless you're talking about a 12-String guitar). To "diminish" means to lower an interval (the distance in pitch between two notes), and the number of steps you lower it depends on what sort of interval you're dealing with. It's a little difficult to explain in non-technical terms. So I will be technical. I hope anyone with a slight familiarity with music theory might be able to follow me.
  • To change a major interval (major 2nd, 3rd, 6th, or 7th) to diminished, you lower it by two steps (one tone). To change a minor interval (a major interval that has already been lowered) to diminished, you lower it by a step (semitone). To change a perfect interval (unison/octave, 4th, or 5th), you lower it by just one semitone.
  • A "diminished chord" is a chord which consists of a root, a minor 3rd, and a diminished 5th. For example, "B D F" is a diminished chord.
  • If you add a minor 9th (and since there are eight notes in a scale, it's actually a minor 2nd, but that's another matter) to that it becomes a "diminished 9th chord". So, therefore, the above would become "B D F C".
  • I'm not aware of any chord called a "Diminished 10th", but a 10th is equivalent to a 3rd on the scale, and since there's already a minor 3rd included in a diminished chord, I seriously doubt you're allowed to include another 3rd in the chord, at least not grammatically.
--Stapler 3 January 2006
{partial edit conflict} Whoa! Another music nerd! And you've been in hiding since summer! Anyway, another point: the notion of a "10th chord", diminished or otherwise, isn't really a common term. A "diminished 10th" makes perfect sense as an interval (i.e. distance between two notes), but it's not common as shorthand for a chord (three or more notes) the way 7th and 9th are. None of which really answers the question of what chord (or pitch-set, more likely) would be produced by the fingering pictured. —AbdiViklas 20:28, 3 January 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, I agree. It's too bad that none of this can be included in the actual article, seeing how it would take a long time to explain.
--Stapler 3 January 2006
Meh; the current entry under "Remarks" covers the most required ground, simply saying that a chord by such a name doesn't really exist. —AbdiViklas 20:40, 3 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Just Pick One!

Possible references for the TV show The Cheat is watching:
  • Duel, a 1971 TV movie starring Dennis Weaver as a commuter menaced by a mysterious, homicidal tanker truck driver. It was Steven Spielberg's first feature-length film.
  • Maximum Overdrive, a movie based on Stephen King's story about trucks (among other things) that come to life and try to kill people.
  • Christine, a movie based on a Stephen King novel about an evil antique car with a mind of its own.

Posted on: 02:51, 15 August 2006 (UTC)
Closed: 18:36, 21 August 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was unanimously declined, 13–0. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/privileges.

[edit] Fretmagic Kids!

"Kids" at the end of the title may be a reference to the fact that some magazines form a spinoff magazine aimed at a younger audience and add something like "kids" or "for kids" at the end of the title, such as Sports Illustrated for Kids.

  • Decline. -- tomstiff 14:06, 2 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Complete Instant Decline type of instant noodles.Maestro 04:42, 3 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. What does this have do with "privileges"? --TROGGA! 00:08, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Trogga, dude, check privilages. It's one of the magazines Homestar's trying to sell to The Cheat. --VolatileChemical 01:10, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline. Too obvious. Try looking up guitar info on "the flying vee," and that would be interesting and unusual. -Svelt

[edit] This may be stupid but...

What's a chrisper drawer? -Kinsey

A crisper drawer is a compartment in a refridgerator (usually in the bottom) that vegatables are kept in.

[edit] I know there's a word for this, but I can't think of what it is.

Strong Mad Bath

Strong Bad Math

I know there's a word for making a new phrase by switching two letters in said phrase, but what is that stupid word?

Spoonerism. --Fourth of Jay (Fireworks!) 22:30, 15 January 2006 (UTC)
Hehe—fun at the expense of the dyslexic. I saw a video clip somewhere of a youth pastor preaching about how Lot "pitched his tents" somewhere... and he got the internal vowels mixed up. He never really recovered his audience. —AbdiViklas 22:38, 15 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Inside Reference

Could the Bubs pizza box possibly be a reference to the Pom Pom pizza box from weekly fanstuff? - Austio talk 05:14, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

I think that Pom Pom pizza box came way later. --DorianGray

[edit] privaleges

Of course it's not how it's spelled, it says "pronounced like" for a reason. "pri-vah-lah-gez" isn't how it's spelled, but worse than that, it definitely isn't how he pronounces it. There's definitely a "leh" and a "gess" as opposed to "lah" and "gez".

[edit] deletion of "lost my mind" line

By the way, is there a good reason for deleting the line "like I've lost my mind, because that truck" that is said while Homestar is speaking about the pizza? My edit had:

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey, The Cheat! Bubs asked me to bring you this pizza you ordered. It's a large, thin crust, with mushrooms and Pop-Tarts.

MAN ON TV: -like I've lost my mind, because that truck-{muted}

THE CHEAT: {The Cheat noises}

The line is definitely there! It is said while Homestar is talking. Maybe it just got caught up in the revert, but unless there's a good reason for it not being there, I think it belongs there.

Ok, I'm putting it back in, re: talk w/ ACupOfCoffee

[edit] Easter egg that was?

I can't seem to activate the BMW lighter easter egg at the end, although it's clearly present in the flash file. Was the click target removed, or am I just doing it wrong.

[edit] The hardest chord ever page

I think the hardest chord ever should have its own page. Seeing as how it appeared at least 3 times. (Here, Rock Opera and Baddest of the Bands.)

[edit] TV show

What is the Cheat watching? StarFox 05:54, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

A television show or movie about a truck killing people. Beyond that, we don't know any specifics. --DorianGray 06:40, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
Just an idea, it could be Duel , Steven Spielberg's first movie made in 1971. 207.92.198.1 01:19, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
It could also be Maximum Overdrive.

[edit] Acapulco

Could this be a reference to "Goin' to Acapulco," a Bob Dylan song? -JohnnyLurg

I recently removed just that thing because acapulco is a scenic vacation spot and there's nothing to connect it to the song. — Defender1031*Talk 23:13, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

[edit] acapulco

they mention acapulco again in punkin show.

Yep. They sure did. Not much else to say, though. That's two unrealted jokes. No mentions are really needed. --Jellote wuz here 23:49, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Broken?

Is this page/flash file not loading for anyone else? I get the grey screen and sometimes a few letters from "Loading" but after that it just freezes, sometimes without the grey screen or the letters. I've tried getting it to load with Firefox, Chrome and MSIE, but it freezes in all of them. Avalyn 08:51, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

I'm getting this too. I really wanted to watch this email again DX--129.116.52.55 17:33, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

You guys aughtta see this page; People with flash version 10,0,45,2 cannot load a list of toons. UGoBoom 17:04, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
Just so you know, this conversation took place on the day that the page was made. StrongAwesome 17:19, 18 April 2010 (UTC)
I know that, just making sure anyone else reading this can find a link to that page. I had problems but only found that page on accident. UGoBoom 17:21, 18 April 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Edit regarding Easter eggs on DVD

This edit doesn't seem like it's worded the best, and I'm not qualified to edit/correct it, because I don't own the DVD. I don't know the best way to describe how to access the Easter eggs. Can someone who knows fix it, please?--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 23:05, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

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