Talk:Field Day Intro

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[edit] Location, Location, Location

Where did anyone find this toon, and why do people think it was released April 1, 2006? Homestar-Winner (talk) 17:47, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

See here for all the answers. Has Matt? (talk) 17:50, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Release Date

Firefox tells me that the Flash file was modified 30 May 2003 5:39pm. It also tells me that the HTML file was modified 2 April 2006 5:46pm. Considering that Bluebry found the HTML to be modified April 01, 2006 11:46:20 PM, I'm assuming that Firefox did factor my timezone in there, so the Flash file would have been modified 29 May 2003 11:39pm in Bluebry's timezone. I'm going to adjust the time in the article accordingly. That date is very close to midnight, so depending on where Bluebry lives, the toon may actually have been published on 30 May 2003. Erm, only time will tell! Loafing 19:07, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

I'm getting that the Flash file was modified last on Friday, May 30, 2003 12:39:46 AM. However, due to that time's proximity to midnight, it's hard to come up with a release date. Should it be listed as May 29/30?· · T2|Things 19:28, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
This is a bit stupid, as "Release Date" implies that it was released. I say we mark it as not having been released. — Defender1031*Talk 19:41, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Where the Crap Are We? just says Date. Problem solved. – The Chort 19:57, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Where the Crap Are We? wasn't online; we had pretty much no way to find a date. Bluebry 20:51, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Tom reverted the date back to the HTML date, which is 3 years after the Flash date. Which one should we use? Since the toon hasn't been released, I'd go with the Flash date, since this actually tells us how old the toon is. The HTML date is completely irrelevant in this case. Loafing 20:55, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Can't we mention both? "Date: April 2 2006 (HTML file), Month Day 2003 (Flash file)"? Bluebry 20:58, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
flash — Defender1031*Talk 21:00, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

So where do we stick it on the H* Updates page...? --DorianGray

Hmm... this is difficult... Because of the fact it HAS an HTML file, I might put it in 2006. However, we CAN put it in both 2006 AND 2003. But, I dislike that idea. So, '06 is my opinion. Bluebry 21:17, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
NO WAIT-I'VE GOT IT! Look, I think April Fools in 2006 might have led to the page last modified thing; I'll do some more research and keep everyone updated. If so, it means we'd have to go with 2003. Bluebry 21:20, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Again, it was never an actual update, so i say it goes nowhere. — Defender1031*Talk 21:23, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Bluebry is correct about April Fools '06 - all the pages were "modified" in the sense that they were turned upside down on April Fools Day. If this is the case, however, toons created before April 01, 2006 should have that as their modification date as well.· · T2|Things 21:26, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Okay, it's official. 2003 was most definitely when the HTML file was made.
Firefox tells me this: multiple files made before April Fools Day, 2006, were edited due to the prank that year. I checked here, here, here, here, and here. All were last modified from 12:45 to 12:50 on April 2, 2006 Atlanta time. Even more evidence is the fact that Strong Bad's website and Stinkoman 20X6, both immune to the prank, have last modified dates BEFORE April 2, 2006 (Friday, March 21, 2003 10:12:54 AM and Friday, March 31, 2006 12:56:42 AM, respectively).
So, this tells us that Field Day Intro's HTML page was last modified due to the prank( I believe it was modified at 12:46 AM, Atlanta time, on April 2 2006). Therefore, it MUST be 2003. Bluebry 21:26, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
Good jorb! Loafing 21:37, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Okay, this was actually shown to an audience on June 7, 2003, right? Why isn't that its release date? — It's dot com 02:20, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

Actually, I'm inclined to agree. TBC might have "released" (that is, linked on the main page) toons that are days or even weeks old. By that precedent, the release date is the date that most people saw it, not the date that it was uploaded to the site.--Bobo the King 03:35, 1 June 2007 (UTC)

What I'm getting from this is that this has been available on the site for around, at the least, a bit more than a year but likely much more than that. Maybe up to four years (in a few days). Right?

That's exactly what seems to be the case. Loafing 07:51, 4 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] The Outer Limits

The premise of the opening to The Outer Limits was that someone had taken over the television transmission, and was using it to tell the various stories of the show. It contained the phrase "Do not attempt to adjust the picture" and had various effects applied to the picture, including (among other things) tuning noise, static, and wave distortions. This toon features Strong Bad, possibly having taken over the JumboTron, to show some clip (admittedly, this sentence is a bit speculative, we don't know the context of the clip). It contains the phrase "Do not attempt to adjust the JumboTron", and has various effects applied to the picture, including tuning noise, static, and wave distortions. How is that not a reference? --phlip TC 02:06, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I agree. It's a total reference, for all the reasons you stated. Has Matt? (talk) 02:14, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] The origin of this short

According to

"Strong Bad appeared at a big event called "Field Day" at Giants Stadium. Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, and other big name bands of that sort played, but the coolest thing was they showed Strong Bad emails over the JumboTron in between acts. Also they showed "To the Limit!" and it apparently had a special new introduction in which Strong Bad complains that he wasn't allowed on stage even though he had the #1 Hit of the Summer two summers in a row."

Hence the "JumboTron". --CheezNapkin 00:27, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Hmm. Impressive piece of research there.· · T2|Things 00:33, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
Sweet! A google search does actually turn up a few blog entires that talk about Field Day on (at?) Long Island with Radiohead and the Beasties with Strong Bad toons in-between songs. Well done! Loafing 00:36, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Heh, I didn't even need to research anything! I remembered a Homestar site that mentioned the event and I went right ahead and linked you guys to it. I don't know why Strong Bad says, "Attention, Long Island" 'cause as far as I know Giants Stadium is in New Jersey. -CheezNapkin

See Field Day Intro#Explanations. -- Tom 21:50, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Do Not Attempt To Adjust The STUFFTron

The "Do not attempt to adjust..." line, along with the opening static effects, are from the intro to The Outer Limits.

Posted on: 00:48, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
Closed: 14:50, 2 June 2007 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was accepted, 17–2. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/Field Day Intro.

[edit] Conjectural title?

As "Field Day intro" is the page title for this toon, I don't really think this is a conjectural title. Heimstern Läufer 09:35, 7 August 2007 (UTC)

Yeah! When I saw "Intro" I thought this was an intro for the website, and that the "Number One Jam" was Everybody, Everybody, and that this led to the actual intro. SBE-mail Checker Dan 01:46, 1 February 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Questionable fact #1,998

This toon was found after the Quote of the Week for May 24, 2007 was released, which had the filename "sb_fieldday.mp3".
Doesn't this fact just show how we found it, not everyone? --Trogga
Yeah, I'd say this fact can go. But sign your edits, will you? =] OptimisticFool 19:57, 23 October 2007 (UTC)
I agree, it has nothing to do with the toon or TBC. — Defender1031*Talk 14:59, 22 November 2007 (UTC)
I reinstated it with some rewording. It is notable that the toon was never featured on the site and was only first discovered by happenstance. I would also be comfortable with the assumption that we were the first ones to find it. — It's dot com 00:13, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
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