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[edit] ICD

The King of Town's twitching during the heart attacks is likely caused by an implanted defibrillator shocking his heart back into a normal rhythm.

From: record book
Posted on: 05:57, 6 Aug 2005 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • Nothing else explains why the heart attacks made him twitch.

Arguments against:

  • The time between twitches is very short. Of course, if it were installed by Dr. Bubs, it's not surprising.
  • Wild speculation; there isn't even a hint of evidence for this.
  • It's just a joke.

Additional comments:

  • Heart attacks don't make people twitch.
  • Does this suggest that the hypothetical internal defibrillator, which should be directing electrical impulses solely to the KoT's heart, is shocking his entire body instead?
    • Modern ICD's have up to 3 leads, so it's possible Bubs put one in the diaphragm because he didn't know which atria to put it in.


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. Plastic Chicken
  1. It's dot com
  2. DorianGray
  3. phlip TC
  4. The Smoking Monkey
  5. Trey56
  6. BazookaJoe
  7. Qduk
  8. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  9. aaronak
  10. Tristeza
  11. tomstiff
  12. Homsar999Talk

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[edit] Blue's Clues

"Let's take a look. A book-look!" is said in the same style as a phrase from Blue's Clues: "It's time to look for clues. Blue's Clues!"

From: record book
Posted on: 01:48, 28 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Arguments for:

Arguments against:

  • A bit of a stretch...
  • It does sound similar, but without something else to tie it in...

Additional comments:


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. phlip TC
  2. BazookaJoe
  3. Point7Q
  4. It's dot com
  5. tomstiff
  6. ~Rebecca~
  7. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  8. The Pardack
  9. James Craven
  10. User:acekirby13/sig
  11. Ju Ju Master
  12. Qduk

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[edit] Terrible jokes

The groans heard when Homestar tells his second redneck joke are from Senorial Day.

From: record book
Posted on: 18:33, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • It's the only other place the groans have been heard in Homestar cartoons.
  • It is clearly exactly the same sound, as opposed to a newly-recorded groan.

Arguments against:

  • It's questionable that this is notable.
  • The sound is quite generic.
  • This is boring. TBC will probably use this sound more in the future, are we going to note it each time? Let's save this kind of observation for the truly unusual sounds, like the one from the dream sequence in "Jorb Well Done" being reused in sbemail 44 "lures and jigs".
  • There is nothing about the groan that makes it special to "Senorial Day". That is, it's not really from that toon, it's just also used there. When it turns up later (which it will), it will simply be also used again.

Additional comments:

  • Music and dialog references usually get noted; reused sound effects usually don't (do they?).
    • Some sound effects HAVE been noted several times as being reused, such as a sound effect in New Boots being originally from Marshmellow's Last Stand.
  • Say you really, really enjoyed the groan - wouldn't you want to know where you can get more hot groan action? Wouldn't you?
  • THis is pointless and no one really cares. its a a flash there not going to have a huge beavy of sounds at there disposal and its not nessacary to to. lets also put in the fun facts "the sound when strongbad types si also found in emails 1-133 (- a couple of times)". sounds are re-used even in high budget cartoonsl. in samation this fact is kinda lame
    • But this isn't a common sound effect like the typing sound, The Paper's "preeeow", the get-up noise, etc. So far, this is only the second appearance of the groans (isn't it?). Unless/Until it becomes a common staple like those other sounds, I think it is notable that the effect is being reused.
  • If these groans are to be used again in future toons, I would propose making the groans into a running gag.
  • Would this fact really be considered "fun" by anyone? I certainly don't think it's fun.
    • To be honest, the "not fun" argument's pretty tired... one person's trash is another's treasure.
    • Same goes for the "it's a stretch" and "it's a coincidence" arguments. Its fairly obvious when a fact is reaching and a good number of the "coincidence" uses are debatable.


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. Flying Bovine
  2. James Craven
  3. Homsar999Talk
  4. GG Crono
  5. Upsilon
  6. single deuce
  7. thatkidsam
  8. TaranchulaVamp15
  9. Joshua
  10. The Smoking Monkey
  11. CATS
  12. Exhibit A
  13. phlip TC
  14. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  15. TotalSpaceshipGirl3
  16. Tuquee
  17. Rebochan
  18. Shadow Hog
  19. Ironcladlou
  20. M4RZ1P4N
  21. Polly
  22. Ju Ju Master
  1. tomstiff
  2. small_logo.pngUsername-talk
  3. It's dot com
  4. FireBird|Talk
  5. Qduk
  6. BazookaJoe
  7. gwr2004
  8. Point7Q
  9. Darkstalker
  10. Ookelaylay
  11. bkmlb
  12. BrotherGlenn
  13. ACupOfCoffee

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[edit] Very High Sodium

The King of Town would have a heart attack after eating a pile of salt because salt is sodium chloride, and a high sodium intake is one of the causes for a heart attack.

From: record book
Posted on: 12:38, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • Arguably not obvious; many people do not know about this.

Arguments against:

  • Very obvious; shouldn't need to be explained.
  • As it stands, the fact is not technically correct.
  • And let's not forget what the KoT said after he ingested the salt?

Additional comments:

  • Sodium intake is not directly linked to causing heart attacks. Rather, excessive consumption is linked to high blood pressure (hypertension), which is a risk factor for heart attacks.


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. Upsilon
  2. sninky-chan
  3. BazookaJoe
  4. FireBird|Talk
  5. racerx_is_alive
  6. Flying Bovine
  7. James Craven
  8. CATS
  9. gwr2004
  10. Wobbuvahi
  11. TROGGA!
  12. ~Rebecca~ Username: RJMT | Contributions
  13. Qduk

Proposed revision:

The King of Town had a heart attack after eating the pile of salt because it contains sodium, a chemical element linked to high blood pressure. Persistent high blood pressure is a risk factor for heart attacks.

Arguments for:

  • Arguably not obvious; many people do not know this.
  • Corrected for errors in linking health effects.

Arguments against:

  • Still redundant, as it's well-known that salt is bad for the heart.
  • He wouldn't get a heart attack that quickly just from the pile of salt. Salt is bad for you long-term. I don't think the joke is just about the pile of salt, but his lifestyle in general.
  • This is barely any different than the original.
  • Again, it's a joke. You don't need to go ruining every joke in the cartoon that isn't absolutely 100% self-explanitory by elaborately TELLING us why it's funny. Aside from which, salt being bad for the heart is common knowledge.

Additional comments:

  • For what it matters, I wasn't aware of this. Regardless, the revision seems to be better than the original.
  • If you look at the content of KOT's diet, you can see that, even without that pile of salt, he's just asking for heart trouble.
  • Sure, I didn't know that, but... it's kinda obvious


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. BazookaJoe
  2. Teplotaxl
  3. Homeschool Runner
  4. Joshua
  5. Rebochan
  6. Shadow Hog
  7. FireBird|Talk
  8. User:acekirby13/sig
  9. super orange!
  10. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  11. racerx_is_alive
  12. TaranchulaVamp15
  13. Bad Graphics Ghost
  14. Flying Bovine
  15. tomstiff
  16. Tapd260
  17. James Craven
  18. small_logo.pngUsername-talk
  19. single deuce
  20. Kiwi
  21. thatkidsam
  22. smileyface.PNG11945 (Talk/Ctrbs)
  23. CATS
  24. gwr2004
  25. Cole
  26. Wobbuvahi
  27. Total Spaceshup Guy3
  28. Homsar999Talk
  29. Ju Ju Master
  1. Upsilon
  2. The Smoking Monkey
  3. StrongRad
  4. sninky-chan
  5. Ookelaylay
  6. Point7Q
  7. Aero
  8. Polly
  9. Eytanz
  10. Upset_Your_Balance
  11. ISlayedTheKerrek
  12. BrotherGlenn
  13. TROGGA!
  14. Suicune64
  15. Qduk

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[edit] Salty Reference

The King of Town inhaling all of the salt like a vaccum is a reference to the Nintendo character, Kirby, who ate things in the same manner.

From: record book
Posted on: 14:55, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • TBC are known Nintendo fans and they certainly know about Kirby.
  • The sound effect is exactly like Kirby's in Kirby's Adventure, just king-ified.

Arguments against:

  • This is a stretch. How can you tell its referencing Kirby? Seems more like a vacuum cleaner reference to me.
  • No, it just is pointing out the king is a glutton.
  • Every cartoon does this joke, it may reference many cartoons.
  • I might understand that this is a reference if it used a sound effect from the games or anime, but it doesn't, it's a standard vac sound effect... slightly king-ified.
  • There's a definite likeness, but didn't Kirby eat things and then fire them back out in a different form? If the King had done that instead of having a rapid series of heart attacks, then it would make total sense.
  • While Kirby certainly comes to mind, there's no evidence that this is an actual reference to Kirby.

Additional comments:

  • It seems sort of pointless to point out.
    • Why? Not everyone has heard of kirby you know...
    • I have to agree. If someone thinks it's a Kirby reference, they can feel free to think that, but I don't think it's one way or the other. It might need a rephrase though.
  • The reason is that it is nothing more than speculation. More certain facts have been deleted in the past.
  • I, personally, didn't think of "OMG THEY'RE REFERENCING KIRBY!" I thought "OMG KoT'S A PIG!"
  • King Dedede has been known to inhale things as well (Kirby's Dream Land 3 for one), but it's still a stretch.


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. RJMT
  2. User:acekirby13/sig
  3. super orange!
  4. MegamanEXE
  5. Mini-Trogdor
  6. C.Olimar788
  1. FireBird|Talk
  2. Joshua
  3. Rogue Leader / (my talk)
  4. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  5. racerx_is_alive
  6. Eternal Dreams
  7. BazookaJoe
  8. TaranchulaVamp15
  9. Jay o'Lantern (Haunt)
  10. Flying Bovine
  11. tomstiff
  12. James Craven
  13. small_logo.pngUsername-talk
  14. GG Crono
  15. Upsilon
  16. single deuce
  17. Ookelaylay
  18. CATS
  19. gwr2004
  20. It's dot com
  21. The Smoking Monkey
  22. Eytanz
  23. Upset_Your_Balance
  24. BrotherGlenn

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[edit] The Cheat's "Wrists"

The end scene is the first time that The Cheat appears to have any bending that appears to be wrists, other than in the much more cartoony "Cheat Commandos" episodes.

From: record book
Posted on: 16:46, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Arguments for:

Arguments against:

  • If it's not the first time, it's not the first time!
  • Actually, this happened in caper, which came long before record book.
  • And his dance in virus
  • A diagram of The Cheat's anatomy in big white face shows a joint in the same area.

Additional comments:



Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. tomstiff
  2. BazookaJoe
  3. small_logo.pngUsername-talk
  4. Elcool (talk)(contribs)

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[edit] 40 Tbsp of Insanity

The King of Town is lucky to be alive at all after eating the salt, because ingesting as little as 40 tablespoons of salt can kill an adult human.

From: record book
Posted on: 13:56, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • It's kinda interestling.

Arguments against:

  • The king should not eat tubs of butter, or toilet paper, or anything else that he does.
  • Since when were these characters human?
  • Plus, is 40 tablespoons of salt REALLY enough to kill an adult human?

Additional comments:

  • The most that needs to be said about the king's health is covered in this item below.
  • I knew this would be declined, but I had remembered an odd bit of trivia about excessive salt consumption being used as a method of suicide in ancient Japan (turns out it was in China, too [1]), so I thought it was interesting TBC chose salt as one of the King's binges. Of course, this is also the guy who drinks Butter-da, even though "they tells him not to."


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. phlip TC
  2. Eytanz
  3. It's dot com
  4. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif
  5. BazookaJoe
  6. tomstiff
  7. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  8. Darkstalker
  9. gwr2004
  10. Tuquee
  11. ISlayedTheKerrek
  12. TaranchulaVamp15

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[edit] The Ultimate Record

"Page 42" in The Record Book of World Records could be a possible reference to The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams.

From: record book
Posted on: 12:34, 26 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Arguments for:

Arguments against:

  • Yes, it could might possibly have a chance of being a possible reference, but that isn't enough. It's more likely a random number, as all the other page numbers seen are.
  • This is probably just a stupid coincidence.

Additional comments:

  • The Lappy wights 42 pounds.
  • Can anyone, anywhere use the number "42" and not have someone connect it to Hitchhiker's Guide?
    • Probobly not.


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. phlip TC
  2. tomstiff
  3. It's dot com
  4. bkmlb
  5. Eytanz
  6. BazookaJoe
  7. The Smoking Monkey
  8. Jay o'Lantern (Haunt)
  9. gwr2004
  10. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  11. GG Crono
  12. TaranchulaVamp15

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[edit] This Might Be a Fun Fact

Homestar's redneck jokes are a reference to Jeff Foxworthy, who is famous for the "You might be a Redneck if..." jokes.

From: record book
Posted on: 15:58, 25 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • While the style of joke is different than Foxworthy's, he is the first that comes to mind whenever I hear a joke about rednecks. I think we should at least acknowledge that these could be a nod to Jerry Clower, Jeff Foxworthy, and other related commedians. I would use language that's a little less absolute than the fact, though.
  • TBC and Jeff Foxworthy are both from Georgia.

Arguments against:

  • Although Jeff Foxworthy is the one most associated with redneck jokes, he does not have a monopoly on them.
  • The style of Homestar's jokes is completely different from Foxworthy's "Redneck" lists.
  • TBC are from Georgia.
  • Uh, duh. It's because the new record book's title includes "redneck jokes," and Homestar was probably too stupid to think of a record for himself.
  • There are a lot of redneck comedians: Billy Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy... just pretty much the whole Blue Collar TV crew.

Additional comments:

  • Perhaps it is just a reference to the entire Blue Collar Comedy people.
  • The "Redneck joke" thing goes back farther than Foxworthy. The earliest ones I've heard come from Jerry Clower. Saying this is only a ref to Jeff Foxworthy is a bit too restrictive.
  • Perhaps TBC are from Georgia.- They are.


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. It's dot com
  2. BazookaJoe
  3. TaranchulaVamp15
  4. Jay o'Lantern (Haunt)
  5. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  6. Flying Bovine
  7. James Craven
  8. Homsar999Talk
  9. small_logo.pngUsername-talk
  10. StrongRad
  11. Ookelaylay
  12. CATS
  13. gwr2004
  14. Upset_Your_Balance
  15. The Smoking Monkey

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