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[edit] Goof?

That Goof is incorrect. The Email is covered up by The Paper before and after the easter egg. Should it be removed?

Yes, I was thinking that too. Poopsmith Z

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Send In The Clown

Ronald McDonald is the clown mascot for McDonald's.

  • Comment. This one has been added and deleted about X0 times. Rather than waste valuable mission time, I STUFFed it. Allez cuisine! -- tomstiff 19:14, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Still Decline What the crap?! This website is about Homestar, not McDonalds. --acekirby13 19:23, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC) My bad...but it's still waaaaaaay too obvious. {Starts singing Everyobody Knows It}... --acekirby13 19:34, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Ah still decline! You're getting more popular as the days go on! Yeah, decline' Donny vs Universe
    • Comment. Remember the context. Coach B complains about his "clown feet" then grumbles something about "Ronald McDonald." -- tomstiff 19:29, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Very Weak Decline. I'm always amazed by what people don't know, but ... something tells me that ol' Ron is pretty well known the world over! -- tomstiff 19:32, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. It's true, and I don't like to reject outside references on the basis of being too obvious. Aurora the Homestar Coder 22:24, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Second.It's dot com 13:55, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • I'm gonna second that. --Beatfox 22:14, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Well I do. --user: Lappy 486 27 Apr
  • DUH! cline Me too. Rudeboy87 13:45, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Do you want decline with that? Sorry, this falls under the category of "so obvious (insert name here) could see it." --ISlayedTheKerrek 17:11, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Is this one of those declined fun facts? Like the ones that Moms and off-shore casinos post?.-- Posted by: -erson Talk 18:07, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept Hey! A reference is a reference. Obvious or not! Kvb 19:02, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • But it's too obvious! I quote "but not those that are so obvious that everybody will recognize them" from the things that make good fun facts. --acekirby13 15:11, 30 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Hey! Did you know tha Pikachu is a Pokemon?!? C'mon folks, this fact isn't like the Four Armed Grimace reference. People already know who Ronald is. Donny vs Universe
      • You're using the example from the top of the STUFF page, but it's a bad example (and really should be changed). Many people, myself included, have no real idea what a Pokemon is, even less who Pikachu is.
      • I think enough people do know that it doesn't have to be listed. No matter how well known something is there will ALWAYS be someone who doesn't know about it. That doesn't mean we need to explain each and every reference. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline. The philosophy that nothing is too obvious does not work. If Jesus appeared in a cartoon it would be ridiculous to make a fact about him. Even though (as far as I know) Ronald McDonald isn't religiously worshipped by millions over the world, he is extremely and widely well known. --Eujensc 13:13, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Second, I mean, do you want me to add "Homestar Runner is a popular web cartoon" or "The language primary used in this email is 'English', named after an island dwelling European nation" as fun facts to every cartoon? There is a fun fact describing brunswick stew in new boots, does that mean we need one describing biscuit dough in the jail cartoon?
      • I mean, do you want me to ask you to sign your vote? Or do you want me to say SIGN YOUR VOTE.? --ISlayedTheKerrek 02:11, 4 May 2005 (UTC)
        • I think there are enough declines for this fact that he doesn't have to. Still doesn't count though. Donny vs Universe
  • Quote:(but not those that are so obvious that everybody will recognize them; everybody knows that Pikachu is a Pokémon, for instance)are you telling me that not everybody will already recognize this? --user:Lappy 486 today at now
    • This is still a horrible example. Who the heck is Pikachu? What the heck is a Pokémon? (I guess if they were linked, I could go over to Wikipedia and find out, but apparently the reference is too obvious for that. Believe it or not, not everybody knows everything about pop culture, and valid real-world references deserve links.)

Decline'd Ok on these facts I try to be nice (no matter how little I comment on these facts), but this is just sad. You might as well put "'Pickle' is a word"! Seriously man, either get a point to this or get rid of it. ~Because, It's Midnite

  • Second all the declines. The fact is way too obvious. -SilverSurfer
  • DeclineWonder why they're called FUN facts? For the people on this site that haven't heard about Ronald McDonald (who would consist of...who?), nobody cares. The point of fun facts like this is to provide information to people who might be confused about something in a cartoon. Even if somebody was living in a hole in the ground for years, the fact that it's in the cartoon is only because TBC neede some random phrase to plug in. In closing, go away.AtionSong May 10, 2005

[edit] Logarithim?

What is that? Shouldn't it be explained in like, a fun fact?--Robert Benedicio 20:12, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

I never knew what it meant. It has something to do with with exponents or something. SaltyTalk! 03:11, 22 December 2005 (UTC)

This should help. --Acam30 01:12, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Shortest sbemail?

Is this the shortest sbemail, at 1:13?

Nope. It's sb_email 22 at 0:33. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 19:02, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Prably the shortest in the Compy era. Lemme clarify... Nope. That would be your friends, at 1:10.--Jnelson09 19:01, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] His head doesn't move

... but his reflected head does. Of course, this is only a picture and it's more obvious in the video. Still: sbheadvh7.png

The way I see it, he DID move his head, but his face was still not in view of the camera. Bluebry 14:56, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
  • No, his head really didn't move *at all*. I can't describe it any better... but his reflection didn't just turn its face, it actually moved the head in a way that would have had to be visible even without the face.--Cass from Germany 14:59, 2 July 2008 (UTC)-> after watching it again: Okay I have to correct myself, you might be right. Maybe it just looked like more than it was because he moves so quickly. But it still looks odd to me.
It does look a bit odd. I just like to think that it's because the back of Strong Bad's head looks the same whichever way it's turned. Bluebry 15:05, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
I just checked it. The only thing that moves is SB's mask. Although what kinda threw me off a little was the highlight on the right (a viewer's left) of his reflection's mask. When actually played, it does look a bit like his actual head moved, but that doesn't seem to be the case. DevonM(talk·cont-ribs) 16:55, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] McDonald's Part 2

This was recently added and removed again. The STUFF that was run on it was a long time ago, and i think we might get a different outcome if we were to STUFF it again now. It seems to me that, because the wiki is ever-evolving, a decision made at one time is only good so long as the community still agrees with it. I think this fact belongs, as it is a valid real-world reference, and people from other countries may not know of it. Besides, i've never liked the "too obvious" argument when it comes to real-world refs. Thoughts on seeing whether consensus has changed? — Defender1031*Talk 17:39, 2 July 2008 (UTC)

I'd agree to including it now. You never know what someone else might not know. --DorianGray 17:56, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
It makes sense to me to include it. I only removed it as a matter of respect to the STUFF protocol.  Green Helmet 18:03, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
It should be included. You should never assume that everyone knows something. You know what happens when you assume. --Acam30 18:52, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
No, I don't know! How dare you assume that I do?! (Okay, so yeah, I know, but it was just an irresitable remark.) --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 19:31, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
I put it back in the article after realizing it never seemed to come to a conclusion (although there were more declines than accepts), and that most people:
A. Seemed to just say "decline" instead of explaining, leading people to think they just did that because there was already a big stack o' declines.
B. Most people seemed to not get the point of why it was put on the article in the first place. It took like, 5 declines before somebody explained that there was a line in the sbemail that made it not completely random.
I think we should re-add it, or just get the consensus of the users now that the reason for the RWR is a lil' bit clearer. DevonM(talk·cont-ribs) 19:43, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
I agree with all the above. It's a valid reference to a popular fast-food chain and should be included. It doesn't matter how many people "get" a reference, it's for the people who don't. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 21:50, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
One of the main functions of the Homestar Runner wiki is to list all of the Real-World References made by The Brothers Chaps in the Homestar Runner body of work, no matter how obvious each one is. Hence, we must be able to overturn the previous decision in order for us to achieve our mission. – The Chort 21:01, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
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