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[edit] Brain

I would just like to say that I think that the piece of the brain picture that strong bad mentions is a picture of the final boss of contra III: alien wars.

Sure looks like it, minus the two horns though. Maktaka 12:59, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Good catch. And we know TBC play Contra because of Couch Mumbling. Someone who know about about it add it to the RWR. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 13:01, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
Hm. Very interesting. I'd say the head-on view makes the case pretty strong for whatever this boss's name is, but what about the Mother Brain from Metroid? We also know that they have played it, from the Tandy in invisibility and "NES Endings" in japanese cartoon. She only ever appears in profile, though. Perhaps we could add a might for her? Now, yes, I know that me introducing this will elicit screams of TTATOT, but it really isn't.--Onamuji (b/w T. C.  ) 21:13, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
I think the angle really make the difference here. Not only there is an eye in the brain, it's also in the exact center, and is seen from the same point as the Contra boss. I think even the creases on the bran itself are similar. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 14:05, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Looks like a Cacodemon to me, especially considering previous references to them. The "moustache" isn't really there (might be on purpose to keep the look of a brain) but you can see a hatched area at the bottom of the picture suggesting a mouth, the Contra boss doesn't have anything that corresponds to that --91.4.91.91 13:42, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
I agree that it looks like a Cacodemon. It would make more sense, given the texture of a brain.— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 09:17, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

[edit] UPSerif

How notable is this remark? Almost all cereal boxes contain UPC codes; that's not what Strong Bad is complaining about. It's when you have to SEND IN UPC codes, which would probably be noted somewhere on the cereal's box in any font they chose. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 18:33, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

What remark are you talking about exactly?
Okay, it's listed as a "Goof." Whatever. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 19:32, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
I say if we keep it at all it should be listed under Remarks and not Goofs. Though I don't think this is even needed. Homestar-Winner (talk) 01:27, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

I assume the remark in question has something to do with SB's "waste of serif" line? In which case... Sans Serif is an actual font used in word processors; I think it's pretty obvious that that's what he's referencing here. Anyone agree? (Maybe STUFF it?) -Zero.exe

Typefaces are classified as either Serif or Sans serif; serifs themselves are the little modifications that only serif typefaces have. By claiming they're a "waste of serif", to me it seems he's suggesting they're a waste of ink or a waste of letters. The "goof" here is that the typeface used on the box in the email is actually a sans-serif font, and there are no serifs wasted, if we interpret his statement literally as referring to serifs rather than letters/ink. As Jay notes, it also doesn't make much sense to call the UPC itself a waste of anything. -- Mithent 01:51, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
I think it was SB referring to it being a waste of letters. I would have added it to explanations or external references if I had figured out which it was...--Gaeamil 04:37, 29 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Bad's Mum

This is the second email in a row in which SB has mentioned his mother.

Probably could add that to the remarks section. depends how often he mentions her aside from these 2 emails. please ID your posts. joshr915 (talk) 23:14, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Marshmallow

Worth mentioning that one of the marshmallows appears to be a boxing glove? Xerzes 20:16, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

It is, if it's not already in the transcript. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 21:07, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] obvious reference to Lucky Charms

Lucky Charms are the originator or squary, sugary pieces of Styrofoam.

It's the most famous, for sure, but it's certainly not the only such cereal and I'm not even sure it's the first. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 21:05, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Maze

You can't escape me!

Out of curiosity...someone should get a screen grab and see if the maze on the box is actually solvable. Could add that to the remarks section. (which currently doesn't exist) joshr915 (talk) 23:08, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

It is solvable and fairly well done, I suspect TBC have done this sort of thing before. I'd upload my screengrab if I could get the appropriate permission. ~ TMX
No permission needed — go ahead! Trey56 02:29, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
No, you don't understand, when I try to upload it here, I get this error message. "Permission error The action you have requested is limited to users in one of the groups Autoconfirmed users, Bots, Sysops." I guess I could dump it at imageshack then link it here if that's cool.
Oh, that kind of permission. Yeah, you'll have to wait about a day or so before you're autoconfirmed; I'll go ahead and upload it. Trey56 02:42, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
And I found out the solution already. Man, that was easy. ColdReactive
I can't find it! Can someone please tell me how to get past the glasses? Or are the glasses part of the maze? JCM 11:00, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
Here's the solution to the maze (z0mg spoilers). --phlip TC 11:21, 23 April 2008 (UTC)
Look like Stuntman had a bad tan... Elcool (talk)(contribs) 12:39, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Defibrillators

Strong Bad mentions them as restarting a heart "if it stops" but this is not what they're used for. A defibrillator "resets" a heart that is beating too quickly. For a stopped heart, you use an adrenaline shot. BustedHambroiger (talk • contribs) 23:09, 21 April 2008 (left unsigned)

I don't think so..thats why they have defibs in public places and such. So if someone has a heart attack or whatever they can use it on em. They don't have adrenaline shots in public. I don't doubt they use shots, Im just saying I think the defib has a broader use that what you stated. And please ID your posts. thanks joshr915 (talk) 23:12, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
I think BustedHambroiger is medically correct there, in that defibrillators are, as the name suggests, used to treat ventricular fibrillation (rapid, irregular beating) - it's a common mistake in the media that people are typically defibrillated when they have flatlined. It might be worth trying on flatlined patients in case the heart is in very rapid fibrillation, but it won't help if the heart has just stopped entirely. -- Mithent 01:36, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
BustedHambroiger is right. The Wikipedia article states: "Defibrillation is the definitive treatment for the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia." The former is a condition where the cardiac muscles contract spastically, and the latter is a rapid heart rhythm. Hollywood has given the impression that defibrillators can revive a stopped heart mostly due to the film "Flatliners", but while failing to stop ventricular fibrillation can cause a flatline, using one on someone whose heart has stopped is likely to have no effect. The More You Know! ^_- Danny Lilithborne 08:47, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Technically the article says its not likely to work, or that its not the preferred method for dealing with a stopped heart. That does not mean that they couldn't or shouldn't be used to restart a stopped heart. -JamesDean
There's only one way to settle this... Clear! Trey56 19:01, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Being a certified National Safety Council instructor in the use of home and office defibrillators, I can say with some certainty that, while not their primary usage, they can be used to restart a heart. A defib. works to make the heart rhythms closer to the normal range, and will work whether the heart is beating too fast, too slow, or not at all. Flashfight 19:53, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
The relevant question is whether any of this is notable enough to be mentioned on the page. I vote not. Strong Bad's usage is equivalent of that of the general populace, correct or not. -DAGRON 21:46, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, this is good talk page material, but it's not enough of a misunderstanding to warrant inclusion in the article. Trey56 23:14, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, Strong Bad isn't a doctor. Everything he knows about medicine probably comes from watching medical dramas on the TV. "Fantastic! I can restart my heart if it stops!" is funnier than "Fantastic! I can restart my heart if it undergoes life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia!" – The Chort 12:14, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Hypotheticos-Temporarios?/Braineye-Foreheadjewel?

I see a connection of some kind between the Hypotheticos cerial and the Temporarios cereal from strong badathlon. I also think the eye in Strong Bad's brain might have something to do with the jewel in his forehead. Anyone agree? but, a buttdanceNeox ONION BUBS!YOU WILL RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAH!!!

Re cereal: They've got similar names, but I don't see anything else to connect the two (like, it's not obvious that they're different versions of the same cereal or anything).
Re braineye: That crossed my mind too, but now that I see it's reference to the boss of Contra III, I don't think it has any other meaning. Trey56 19:06, 22 April 2008 (UTC)
Re re braineye: I knew that too from reading the above talk sections, but I think it could be more than a coincidence...but, a buttdanceNeox ONION BUBS!YOU WILL RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAH!!!

[edit] Outside the border

Okay, i know we usually don't bother with stuff outside the border in the flash file, but this is just odd. At the end, after you click on homestar's feet, there will be a second crappy stuntmask off to the right side... — DeFender1031*Talk 02:58, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

That's the mask that will print if you click the print button. Trey56 03:04, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Specially Marked Chip's Challenge?

In the DVD version, the Easter egg that shows all the cereals scrolls through them automatically, and music plays. When I listened to the music, it reminded me of the music from the computer game Chip's Challenge for some reason. Anyone else think so? Zombies? Jelly? Grapity? 166.128.87.44 23:50, 26 December 2008 (UTC)

[edit] UPCs...

According to my limited knowledge of UPCs, they typically have 12 digits; if a barcode does have 13 digits, it's usually an ISBN. The number in the email has 13 digits. So what I want to know is: 1. Am I right or am I left? 2. Is this remark-worthy? 01:58, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

There is a new type of barcode that is often referred to as UPC because they have the same usage called EAN/UCC-13, which do happen to look like ISBN-13s, but are not the same. --Hatkirby 01:41, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Lean Hard To The Right.

So, could this phrase be a reference to Speed? So, he's not in a bus, but Keanu says almost the same thing before going around the turn... thoughts? Javaguy78 19:13, 16 June 2009 (UTC)

[edit] 194 Seconds

Should it be mentioned that, if 160 Seconds went up to the present, this email would not be included? (I read that in the sandbox) SBE-mail Checker Dan 23:34, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

[edit] The UPC

Did anyone notice that when you type the UPC seen here on a calculator and flip it upside down it says OBOESH OESEGGS? The return of the mysterious OBOE SHOES, with a side order of EGGS. And yes, I have no life so I notice this kind of things. 79.175.120.232 21:47, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

Already mentioned in inside references. ColdReactive 21:55, 2 July 2010 (UTC)
Ah, didn't notice that. Thanks for informing me. 79.175.120.232 22:32, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Vaati

Strong Bad's brain looks like Vaati. StarFox 17:14, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

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