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I assume the remark in question has something to do with SB's "waste of serif" line? In which case... Sans Serif is an actual font used in word processors; I think it's pretty obvious that that's what he's referencing here. Anyone agree? (Maybe STUFF it?) -Zero.exe
I assume the remark in question has something to do with SB's "waste of serif" line? In which case... Sans Serif is an actual font used in word processors; I think it's pretty obvious that that's what he's referencing here. Anyone agree? (Maybe STUFF it?) -Zero.exe
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:Typefaces are classified as either [[Wikipedia:Serif|Serif]] or [[Wikipedia:Sans serif|Sans serif]]; serifs themselves are the little modifications that only serif typefaces have. By claiming they're a "waste of serif", to me it seems he's suggesting they're a waste of ink or a waste of letters. The "goof" here is that the typeface used on the box in the email is actually a sans-serif font, and there are no serifs wasted, if we interpret his statement literally as referring to serifs rather than letters/ink. -- [[User:Mithent|Mithent]] 01:51, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
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:Typefaces are classified as either [[Wikipedia:Serif|Serif]] or [[Wikipedia:Sans serif|Sans serif]]; serifs themselves are the little modifications that only serif typefaces have. By claiming they're a "waste of serif", to me it seems he's suggesting they're a waste of ink or a waste of letters. The "goof" here is that the typeface used on the box in the email is actually a sans-serif font, and there are no serifs wasted, if we interpret his statement literally as referring to serifs rather than letters/ink. As Jay notes, it also doesn't make much sense to call the UPC itself a waste of anything. -- [[User:Mithent|Mithent]] 01:51, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
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Maze

Out of curiosity...someone should get a screen grab and see if the maze on the box is actually solvable. Could add that to the remarks section. (which currently doesn't exist) joshr915 (talk) 23:08, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Brain

I would just like to say that I think that the piece of the brain picture that strong bad mentions is a picture of the final boss of contra III: alien wars.

Sure looks like it, minus the two horns though. Maktaka 12:59, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Good catch. And we know TBC play Contra because of Couch Mumbling. Someone who know about about it add it to the RWR. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 13:01, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Hm. Very interesting. I'd say the head-on view makes the case pretty strong for whatever this boss's name is, but what about the Mother Brain from Metroid? We also know that they have played it, from the Tandy in invisibility and "NES Endings" in japanese cartoon. She only ever appears in profile, though. Perhaps we could add a might for her? Now, yes, I know that me introducing this will elicit screams of TTATOT, but it really isn't.--Onamuji (b/w T. C.  ) 21:13, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

UPSerif

How notable is this remark? Almost all cereal boxes contain UPC codes; that's not what Strong Bad is complaining about. It's when you have to SEND IN UPC codes, which would probably be noted somewhere on the cereal's box in any font they chose. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 18:33, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

What remark are you talking about exactly?
Okay, it's listed as a "Goof." Whatever. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 19:32, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
I say if we keep it at all it should be listed under Remarks and not Goofs. Though I don't think this is even needed. Homestar-Winner (talk) 01:27, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

I assume the remark in question has something to do with SB's "waste of serif" line? In which case... Sans Serif is an actual font used in word processors; I think it's pretty obvious that that's what he's referencing here. Anyone agree? (Maybe STUFF it?) -Zero.exe

Typefaces are classified as either Serif or Sans serif; serifs themselves are the little modifications that only serif typefaces have. By claiming they're a "waste of serif", to me it seems he's suggesting they're a waste of ink or a waste of letters. The "goof" here is that the typeface used on the box in the email is actually a sans-serif font, and there are no serifs wasted, if we interpret his statement literally as referring to serifs rather than letters/ink. As Jay notes, it also doesn't make much sense to call the UPC itself a waste of anything. -- Mithent 01:51, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Strong Bad's Mum

This is the second email in a row in which SB has mentioned his mother.

Probably could add that to the remarks section. depends how often he mentions her aside from these 2 emails. please ID your posts. joshr915 (talk) 23:14, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Marshmallow

Worth mentioning that one of the marshmallows appears to be a boxing glove? Xerzes 20:16, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

It is, if it's not already in the transcript. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 21:07, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

obvious reference to Lucky Charms

Lucky Charms are the originator or squary, sugary pieces of Styrofoam.

It's the most famous, for sure, but it's certainly not the only such cereal and I'm not even sure it's the first. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 21:05, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Defibrillators

Strong Bad mentions them as restarting a heart "if it stops" but this is not what they're used for. A defibrillator "resets" a heart that is beating too quickly. For a stopped heart, you use an adrenaline shot. BustedHambroiger (talk • contribs) 23:09, 21 April 2008 (left unsigned)

I don't think so..thats why they have defibs in public places and such. So if someone has a heart attack or whatever they can use it on em. They don't have adrenaline shots in public. I don't doubt they use shots, Im just saying I think the defib has a broader use that what you stated. And please ID your posts. thanks joshr915 (talk) 23:12, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
I think BustedHambroiger is medically correct there, in that defibrillators are, as the name suggests, used to treat ventricular fibrillation (rapid, irregular beating) - it's a common mistake in the media that people are typically defibrillated when they have flatlined. It might be worth trying on flatlined patients in case the heart is in very rapid fibrillation, but it won't help if the heart has just stopped entirely. -- Mithent 01:36, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
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