Talk:Get Outta My X

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[edit] Unusual?

It seems to me that this common phrase has never been used in an unusual way. This seems like an example of a mundane thing that occurs because it fits where it happens. — Defender1031*Talk 23:52, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Looks like another "Awesome" article to me. Delete BBG 23:57, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
It's used more consistently than awesome. I think it's valid. - 01:02, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
It's used consistently in decidedly ordinary places, where one would expect it to be used. — Defender1031*Talk 01:20, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
There's no rule that we can't document ordinary things. A manner of speech that Strong Bad repeatedly uses is notable imo. - 01:26, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Yes there is. — Defender1031*Talk 01:29, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
That's for mundane objects. As one who has complained about that very page, you should see the difference, here. - 01:31, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I think that anything that's used in a mundane way doesn't deserve its own page. I don't think that rule is specifically limited to objects. — Defender1031*Talk 01:32, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
If it were my personal decision as supreme overlord of the wiki, I would keep this article solely to keep the reference to the instance in Date Nite. That moment is just that cool.
From a more objective, following-the-wiki-guidelines-type perspective, though, I can't support this article. The use of the phrase is just too mundane and ordinary. It's not a catch phrase like "seriously" or "holy crap". It's not used in unusual contexts, except maybe in Date Nite (even there, the phrase itself is used in an ordinary way; it's just that the normal laws of physics seem suddenly not to apply to Marzi and Strong Bad, causing a moment of utmost humour). I put absolutely zero stock in the spoons page as anything more than an essay, but still, when making articles about words and phrases, I think there ought to be something to make the phrase stand out. I don't see that here. Heimstern Läufer 01:39, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
{ec'd}Well, my point isn't just that it's about objects, but that it's about extremely common ones. The same rule would apply to patterns of speech. We wouldn't have a page about the times Strong Bad says "and" or "I think", but I think the phrase "Get outta my" is uncommon enough to be noted. - 01:43, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
It's not, though. People say things like "get outta my house" all the time. — Defender1031*Talk
Well, then, how about we make Heimstern the supreme overlord of the wiki, instead? - 01:55, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I'll email Joey and inform him he's being usurped. B-) Heimstern Läufer 02:01, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Joey?! naw, Joey stepped down to become supreme treasurer. Supreme overlord clearly belongs to Dot com. Seriously though, we need more opinions here than just the 3 of us. Oh... BBG is up there too... well 4 of us then. — Defender1031*Talk 02:05, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I've just watched the relevant scenes from all the examples we have so far, and even if this article is kept, I think trading cards should be removed, because nobody in it is yelling. I further think that the running gag (if any) should be restricted to instances where someone randomly shouts "Get outta my (place)!", which would remove Date Nite from the list, leaving only two items, which would make the article below the standard threshold for inclusion. On the other hand, if we don't remove those two, then this article is just an unfocused list of times Strong Bad has uttered a common phrase, one I don't think is notable enough to deserve an article. — It's dot com 02:14, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I'm actually of the other persuasion per Dot Com's argument, I believe that solely instances of "Get out of my face" are actually uncommon enough to deserve a page, but considering there are only two instances, it once again doesn't come out to be a running gag. Thus, I concur with deletion. —Guard Duck talk 02:21, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
It might be that we have two would-be running gags here, neither of which belong on the same page, and neither of which is prevalent enough to merit an article. — It's dot com 02:24, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I think that this is rather unusual, since people don't usually go yelling GET OUTTA MY {something} to one another. And with only four references, I don't think it's too common on the Homestar Runner cartoons, but it is common enough to merit its own page. Keep. MichaelXX2 mail_icon.gif link_icon.gif 21:33, 26 February 2009 (UTC)

Upon reconsideration, I'm kinda undecided myself... I might should change my vote to more of a neutral. - 16:36, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

According to the Inclusion guidelines, an article relating to a possible running gag (which this is) "must be significant in some way to the Homestar Runner world in contrast to the real world". Since people everywhere say "Get out of my X" all the time, I do not feel this phrase is significant enough to merit an article. Delete.The Chort 18:01, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
Holy crap delete! This is cool and all, but it is not really worth noting. So sorry, --Jellote 22:32, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
Personally,I think that TBC used the phrase "Get outta my (place)" without any intent to make it a runnning gag. They probably just used this phrase to add some humour to Date Night, not as a running gag. Sure, it is debatable on whether or not some references count, but this phrase is just too normal to amount to anything. BALEETED! Sbmaniac 01:18, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Agree with all opinions for delete. This article has sat around, waiting to be deleted for a long time. Why hasn't it been? OptimisticFool 01:35, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

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