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**''[http://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=tuppence tuppence]'': noun, British variant of twopence, or two pennies.  Esp. in [[Wikipedia:British coinage|pre-decimal coinage]].
**''[http://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=tuppence tuppence]'': noun, British variant of twopence, or two pennies.  Esp. in [[Wikipedia:British coinage|pre-decimal coinage]].
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*Strong Sad mentions [[Wikipedia:Iambic pentameter|iambic pentameter]], which is a syllable pattern used in poetry. An iamb is a pair of syllables, the first unstressed and the second stressed. Iambic pentameter is five iambs per line. Strong Sad says "The ''quill!'' The ''page!'' Ly-''ric,'' ram-''page!'' Word ''up?''" in exaggerated iambic pentameter. Ironically, while Strong Sad glorifies iambic pentameter, his creation is a pretty bad example of it. He twists the stresses on "lyric rampage," properly pronounced LY-ric RAM-page (a pair of [[Wikipedia:Trochee|trochees]]), into ly-RIC ram-PAGE (a pair of iambs). Iambic pentameter was popular with such poets as [[Wikipedia:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare]] and [[Wikipedia:Geoffrey Chaucer|Geoffrey Chaucer]], and was for a long time the standard English meter.
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*Strong Sad mentions [[Wikipedia:Iambic pentameter|iambic pentameter]], which is a syllable pattern used in poetry. An iamb is a pair of syllables, the first unstressed and the second stressed. Iambic pentameter is five iambs per line. Strong Sad says "The ''quill!'' The ''page!'' Ly-''ric,'' ram-''page!'' Word ''up?''" in exaggerated iambic pentameter. Ironically, while Strong Sad glorifies iambic pentameter, his creation is a pretty bad example of it. He twists the stresses on "lyric rampage," properly pronounced LY-ric RAM-page (a pair of [[Wikipedia:Trochee|trochees]]), into ly-RIC ram-PAGE (a pair of iambs).
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*Notice Strong Bad's word flow regarding the four rampages he shows us: ''reading, regal, legal, lyrical''.
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*Notice Strong Bad's word flow regarding the four rampages he shows us: ''reading, regal, legal, lyrical''. Iambic pentameter was popular with such poets as [[Wikipedia:William Shakespeare|William Shakespeare]] and [[Wikipedia:Geoffrey Chaucer|Geoffrey Chaucer]], and was for a long time the standard English meter.
*The Cheat is using a [[Wikipedia:Battle records|battle record]], which is a vinyl record made up of samples and simple drum loops (like Strong Sad's "do—doodoo" beat). They're used by DJs, primarily for scratching. When the records are scratched, or spun at different RPMs, the simple "do do" beats produce the more familiar "phat" sounds (like Strong Bad and Coach Z's beats).
*The Cheat is using a [[Wikipedia:Battle records|battle record]], which is a vinyl record made up of samples and simple drum loops (like Strong Sad's "do—doodoo" beat). They're used by DJs, primarily for scratching. When the records are scratched, or spun at different RPMs, the simple "do do" beats produce the more familiar "phat" sounds (like Strong Bad and Coach Z's beats).
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**The R in Routine
**The R in Routine
**Soup, Right?
**Soup, Right?
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**[[Color flavored|Brown]] Story
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**Brown Story
**Biscuit
**Biscuit
**Smart Investing for Jerks
**Smart Investing for Jerks
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*This is another example of [[Strong Bad wearing a shirt]].
*This is another example of [[Strong Bad wearing a shirt]].
*When Homsar says "Caramel corn for president, please!", his [[bowler hat]] grows in size for about half a second, then reverts to its regular size.
*When Homsar says "Caramel corn for president, please!", his [[bowler hat]] grows in size for about half a second, then reverts to its regular size.
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*When rhyming to Strong Bad, Strong Sad struggles to come up with an ending. But during the poetry slam, he recites it without a hitch.
 
=== Inside References ===
=== Inside References ===
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* In the Rampage Easter egg, The Cheat looks like the [[Strong Badman]] The Cheat from the [[Sketchbook (video)|DVD Sketchbook feature]].
* In the Rampage Easter egg, The Cheat looks like the [[Strong Badman]] The Cheat from the [[Sketchbook (video)|DVD Sketchbook feature]].
*[[Litigation Jackson]] is a reference to a film advertisement and sponsor in the beginning of the toon [[A Decemberween Pageant]].
*[[Litigation Jackson]] is a reference to a film advertisement and sponsor in the beginning of the toon [[A Decemberween Pageant]].
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*Strong Bad believes that the sender of the email is named [[Comma]].
 
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**He also pronounces a comma as he types it near the end.
 
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*One of the books in the Reading Rampage scene is called "[[Biscuit]]".
 
=== Real-World References ===
=== Real-World References ===
* The parental advisory on Strong Sad's CD is a parody of the advisories found on music albums containing explicit lyrics or otherwise offensive content.  Parental Advisory labels became required by most record companies in America following the 1985 "Porn Rock" congressional hearings spearheaded by the [[Wikipedia:Parents Music Resource Center|Parents Music Resource Center]] (PMRC), led by Tipper Gore.
* The parental advisory on Strong Sad's CD is a parody of the advisories found on music albums containing explicit lyrics or otherwise offensive content.  Parental Advisory labels became required by most record companies in America following the 1985 "Porn Rock" congressional hearings spearheaded by the [[Wikipedia:Parents Music Resource Center|Parents Music Resource Center]] (PMRC), led by Tipper Gore.
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* "Reading Rampage" is a reference to the [[PBS]] series [http://pbskids.org/readingrainbow/ Reading Rainbow] hosted by Levar Burton.
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* "Reading Rampage" is a reference to the PBS series [http://pbskids.org/readingrainbow/ Reading Rainbow] hosted by Levar Burton.
* The Cheat uses an old '80s Fisher-Price record player to "drop some beats". The drum beats he plays to back Strong Sad are from a Yamaha PSS-180 home keyboard's "custom drummer" section. It should also be noted that a real life turntablist, DJ Q*Bert got his start by imitating a local hip-hop artist he saw, by using his Fisher Price turntable.
* The Cheat uses an old '80s Fisher-Price record player to "drop some beats". The drum beats he plays to back Strong Sad are from a Yamaha PSS-180 home keyboard's "custom drummer" section. It should also be noted that a real life turntablist, DJ Q*Bert got his start by imitating a local hip-hop artist he saw, by using his Fisher Price turntable.
*"Smart Investing for Jerks" is a parody of the numerous [[Wikipedia:...For Dummies|...For Dummies]] books.
*"Smart Investing for Jerks" is a parody of the numerous [[Wikipedia:...For Dummies|...For Dummies]] books.
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* "Geoff Chaucer" refers to [[Wikipedia:Geoffrey Chaucer|Geoffrey Chaucer]], a 14th century English poet famous for [[Wikipedia:The Canterbury Tales|The Canterbury Tales]] and poetic works that used iambic pentameter.
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* "Geoff Chaucer" refers to [[Wikipedia:Geoffrey Chaucer|Geoffrey Chaucer]], a 14th century English poet famous for [[Wikipedia:The Canterbury Tales|The Canterbury Tales]].
* Strong Bad calling Strong Sad [[Dump|DJ Dumpy Dump]] is a reference to the rapper [[Wikipedia:Humpty Hump|Humpty Hump]], who Coach Z once dressed up as for Halloween.
* Strong Bad calling Strong Sad [[Dump|DJ Dumpy Dump]] is a reference to the rapper [[Wikipedia:Humpty Hump|Humpty Hump]], who Coach Z once dressed up as for Halloween.
** Note that, although in the early days of hip hop the distinction was not so clearcut, "DJ" has come to mean someone who manipulates the background music (The Cheat's role here), whereas the actual rapper is more commonly referred to as the "MC".
** Note that, although in the early days of hip hop the distinction was not so clearcut, "DJ" has come to mean someone who manipulates the background music (The Cheat's role here), whereas the actual rapper is more commonly referred to as the "MC".
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* "[http://house-of-pain-lyrics.wonderlyrics.com/Word-is-Bond.html Word is Bond]" is a song by the hiphop group [[Wikipedia:House of Pain|House of Pain]].
* "[http://house-of-pain-lyrics.wonderlyrics.com/Word-is-Bond.html Word is Bond]" is a song by the hiphop group [[Wikipedia:House of Pain|House of Pain]].
* "Witness the whiteness" is a reference to the song "Witness the Fitness" by British rapper Rodney Smith a.k.a. [[Wikipedia:roots manuva|Roots Manuva]].
* "Witness the whiteness" is a reference to the song "Witness the Fitness" by British rapper Rodney Smith a.k.a. [[Wikipedia:roots manuva|Roots Manuva]].
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==YouTube Version==
 
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*The [[YouTube]] description for this email is "Strong Bad demonstrates the types of rampages he goes on these days. Reading, regal, and legal to name a few."
 
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*The Litigation Jackson poster appears immediately after the email concludes.
 
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*The Easter egg plays automatically afterward.
 
== DVD Version ==
== DVD Version ==
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== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
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* The rap song "The All-Star Rapper" that they discuss near the beginning can be found in the [[Thorax Corporation]] site: [[thorax:mp3s/All_Star_Rapper.mp3|All Star Rapper.mp3]] at [[thorax:mp3s/|www.thoraxcorp.com/mp3s/]].
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* The rap song "The All-Star Rapper" that they discuss near the beginning can be found in the [[Thorax Corporation]] site: http://www.thoraxcorp.com/mp3s/.
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*[[Wikipedia:Steel Pole Bath Tub|Steel Pole Bath Tub]] was a hardcore punk/noise rock band, formed in 1986 in Bozeman, Montana.
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* Jonathan and Matt's conversation about improvising Strong Bad's intro song includes a few references to the Ratatat song "[[Wikipedia:Ratatat (album)|Seventeen Years]]".
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== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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