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[edit] Homestar Filmography

If Nebulon is listed in the filmography of senior prom, then Homestar Runner should be listed in the filmography here...I don't have a strong opinion which way it goes, as long as it's consistent. Trey56 17:58, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Concur, senior prom is a good example, we don't list Senor Cardgage there, and if I remember correctly Nebulon is also just depicted in a decoration, thusly should not be in the cast list. I can't view the toon to confirm that at the moment so I won't change it, but if that's the case, then Nebulon we must erase! (but he should be noted as a decoration and linked there). Ilko Skevüld's Teh C 18:02, 11 December 2006
Yes, I say take them both out. —BazookaJoe 18:10, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
Yes, he's just a decoration. I tend to agree with you that they shouldn't be listed in the Filmography (they're not actually acting). I'll delort it. Trey56 18:11, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
Note, however, that Trivia Time does list his appearances as a cookie jar. Starblind 18:46, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
Yes, but he is not included in the cast lists for the toons (see army for example.) - Ilko Skevüld's Teh C 18:53, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

What about some other sub-filmography category for appearances like this? Something like "other appearances" maybe, for when a character's image is used but the character cannot really be said to be in the toon. it could also include things such as the dead Strong Sad easter eggs in fingers (where a character is seen but does not move or talk) DumbMuscle 22:53, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

I think that a character should be reconized if they actually appear in person (Such as the dead Strong Sads in fingers), but with the Nebulon decoration and the Homestar Runner Decemberween Gift, I agree with you guys.

talk Bubsty edits 00:21, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Suave?

I'm almost positive he says swaying hips. I've watched it thrice now, and that's what I hear every time. I'll be bold and change it, so you know who to blame. -- 4.244.215.164 19:09, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Green Tongue

Is it worth mentioning that the googly eyed reindeer ornament has a green tongue? kai lyn 17:53, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Mainpage

Should we mention that there is no mention of an update on the mainpage? It still says last updated the 4th, and click on the new Strong Bad Email takes you too the chair one. What do you think?

Clear your cache. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 23:31, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
And learn how to use "too" and "to" properly. -LYNX

[edit] Meant?

Did they mean to say bloody? Cause isn't that like bad in the commonwealth. The US no, but Australia or UK

I'm an Australian, and bloody is about as bad as 'darn'. I'd say the constant use of 'friggn' is worse.
Like the person above said, it's not a very strong word. Although I'd say it's closer to "damn" than "darn". And I don't know about how it's used in the UK. Anyway, bloody is only a swear if it's used as an adjective, and isn't used to mean "covered in blood". The way Strong Bad used it was fine. And please sign your posts. You use four of these things: ~. Shwoo 02:14, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
See "So where the bloody hell are you?" for a very recent discussion of this issue. -- Ianiceboy 12:55, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Part Numbers

The second and third numbers have already been identified, but it was the first one that really stuck out to me. I found myself saying the last numbers in the series before I even read them: "zxj481-78b." I just wish I could recall where it came from! Could it be related to networking like the other two?


[edit] Pheromone

I'm tempted to add back in the note that they're used to communicate with their own species. That is their natural purpose. Other animals (or plants) can sense them sometimes, but that's more an adaptation for predatory or defense purposes, the actual purpose of a pheromone is normally to communicate with one's own species. - Ilko Skevüld's Teh C 15:10, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

I agree, based on my limited knowledge of them. By itself, the term implies species specific interaction — when used otherwise biologists explicitly qualify them as heterospecific pheromones or less commonly exopheromones. BryanCTC 16:08, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Stonk?

Okay, not just one but two separate users have attempted to add separate "Facts" (both of them very suspect) relating to the word "Stonk" now. To this page, not to the chair. Um... is there something I'm missing, or have people just suddenly grown clueless? --Jay (Talk) 02:47, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Unless you and I are both missing something, (highly unlikely), I think people just suddenly grew clueless.

talk Bubsty edits 01:57, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Xmas

The X in Xmas was used to represent the Holy Cross of Jesus Christ since the letter X is a cross itself. Retromaniac 22:45, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

No, its actually a capital chi (a Greek letter) which has been used as an abbreviation for Christ (such as the C in the ICHTHYS (fish symbol) which is the initials of the phrase "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior" in Greek). The chi just happens to look the same as a Roman (i.e. the letters used in English) X. Which is also the roman numeral for 10 (decem) hence the Xberween - DumbMuscle 23:16, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
Wow. I've been through a decade and two years worth of Christmas's, and I've never even thought about where "xmas" came from. — talk Bubsty edits 23:56, 13 December 2006 (UTC)
Never knew that. Thanks. Retromaniac 06:13, 14 December 2006 (UTC)

What I think:

First, we all know Christmas is on Dec. 25.
In Roman times, when Christ was born, December was the 10th month of the year, because...
...decem is Latin for 10, and...
...X is the corresponding Roman numeral. - 68.101.75.225 01:35, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

  • I always though the X was for atheists who didn't like the word "Christ" in Christmas. --TheYellowDart(t/c) 01:46, 17 December 2007 (UTC)
No no no, it's all explained in futurama. Christmas is the archaic pronunciation, like how people used to say "ask" instead of "aks"... — Defender1031*Talk 01:48, 17 December 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Nobots

I remember many "nobots", such as a Santa cactus singing Feliz Navidad, and simply a Santa Claus saying "Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas!" or "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!" Retromaniac 22:49, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Me too. You would not believe the torture my evil 5th grade teacher put me through with a singing Santa pine nobot. I hated that thing. 76.184.199.4 20:00, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

[edit] "everybody" song

The song in the easter egg... where have I heard that before? This is driving me nuts...

See what I want#Inside ReferencesLoafing 09:50, 15 December 2006 (UTC)

It's from the intro. [[1]]Dramus 04:28, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Cool, thanks. It's pretty catchy.

[edit] Talon (J)endro: A true Lucas-ism???

It's probably not worth putting this on the main page, but it is very interesting to note that, by pure coincidence, there is actually a character in the Star Wars Expanded Univers (Books, etc.) whose name is Talon. He actually becomes one of the major characters in a number of books. There are also a few names that are similar, but not the same as, Jendro, such as Jendorn, Jendon, and Endro, though the first was a very minor character and the second was a planet. The third, however, played a major part in the book "Planet Hoppers." To my knowlege, Talon and Endro have never appeared in the same book, though there are many (including Planet Hoppers, which is in fact an e-book... er, backstory?... written to go along with the Star Wars Roleplaying Game) that I have yet to read.

Yes, I'm a dork.--Image:SBsig.gifSBLOUNSKCHED! t/c 09:54, 16 December 2006 (UTC)

It went through STUFF and was declined. Whoever closed it forgot to put it on this page. I'd do it, but I don't know how.Shwoo 10:00, 16 December 2006 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Eh, well, like I said, not worth the main page, but still an interesting coincidence. That's why I said it like that :D

In any case, the character of Talon Karrde was created by Timothy Zahn, not George Lucas. --Sentroyd 19:02, 17 December 2006 (UTC)

Snap, I just added some of that to the page...my bad, should've checked first. So makey outy 21:46, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Re: thing above and below

When I found out Talon Jendro sent this email, My brother was freaking out! He told me he knew him, and I didn't believe him. He then showed me talons picture in the yearbook and freaked out. So It is his real name(T.J.) Your fellow maggot, Slipknot6477 01:54, 18 July 2007 (UTC)

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070515/NEWS/705170323/-1/archive mentions him. (I did a search on this: "talon jendro" -homestar) --AshyRaccoon 16:46, 10 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Talon Karrde: Fact or TTATOT?

(subfact) Talon shares the first name of Talon Karrde, a prominent smuggler in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. This character was featured in the computer game Star Wars: Rebellion.

Posted on: 00:24, 12 December 2006 (UTC)
Closed: 20:25, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

VERDICT: This item was overwhelmingly declined, 13–1. The votes and arguments have been moved to HRWiki:STUFF/Archive/what I want.

[edit] Coach Z Ornament

should i add the coach z ornament into the fast forward because it showed up in the short shorts? or should i just leave it be? - Sherlockrunner

  • Kiwi says go for it. --Kiwi 22:11, 21 December 06 (UTC)

[edit] Please add

In the email cartoon, the hypnotized eyes were also featured at the very end of it. Some one please confirm and/or add it. I have a history of bad edits and dont want to screw up the main pages any more. -Jmoney 22:31, 22 December 2006 (UTC)

I don't know if this appropriate, but I'm reminded of... well... watch this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL7B-iWNCwM

Neox

[edit] Ding Ding Song

I think it's notable to mention that that tune is the little jingly intro to the "Jingle Bells" demo on keyboards. TBC seem to be fond of keyboard tunes, and I'm sure anyone who had an old casio recognized that tune.

[edit] Wedsite...er, website

If it's appropriate, could someone put something in about what the real "internet.com" website is?LordQuackingstick 00:49, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Looks like an IT website of some kind. --DorianGray

[edit] Model number

I just noticed, the model number WRT54G-Sc for the "Eh! Steve! Soiled Gold Ornament" is actually a model number for some kind of Linksys router. I know this because I HAVE said router and I've been working with it alot lately. Eric55673 19:31, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Yep, check the real-world refs. --DorianGray

[edit] Release date

The release date was originally listed as the 10th, but the earliest revision of the page only goes back to the 11th, even considering Atlanta time. It is also listed as the 11th in various other places on the wiki. I therefore changed it to the 11th on the page. — It's dot com 21:26, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

[edit] lord xenu

why isn't the -dc8 suffix on the snowman a decent real-world reference to the commercial airliner that goes by the same name? it's very significant to anyone who knows planes, but means something even to the average layman. additionally, the planes were popularized in the famously controversial episode of south park "trapped in the closet" in which scientology is torn a new one and stan, the reincarnation of l. ron hubbard (the founder and prophet of scientology and avid science fiction novelist)forbids scientologists from traveling on dc8's since they resemble the evil interagalctic menace "lord xenu." i've said my piece, i'll get out. TheDude 01:44, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Stereo Sound

The wiki page regards Marzipan talking about stereo as in 2 seperate sounds. However I think she is talking about stereo in it's original sense "solid" or "high-quality" sound. It seems to make more sense in context with the Nobot. It also seems silly to imagine one of those things with two speakers. Stribbs 06:42, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

As the 'Kipedia article says, the original sense of "stereo" in the context of sound refers to sound that has some kind of 3D effect... it was coined by analogy with "stereoscopic", which is a 3D solid-looking image... stereophonic sound is sound for which controls which direction the sound's coming from... eg with left/right channels, or surround sound, or whatever. I've never heard the term used to mean "high-quality" sound... the 'KP article doesn't mention quality at all... can you cite something that claims that that was the original usage? --phlip TC 07:13, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
Well I can't seem to uncover anything on it. The only references I found was the greek word 'stereos' which translates to 'solid' and the term stereotropism, which is a tropism determined by contact with a solid. Growing up in the 70s, it was a word I picked up like many people in my home state. I can't find anything to properly back up my claims, though. Stribbs 07:51, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Solid "Soiled" Gold

Am I the only one who gets that? — 24.83.215.183 (Talk | contribs) 20:22, 23 November 2008 (UTC) (left unsigned)

What's to get? OptimisticFool 20:37, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Putting the X in X-berween

I removed the "X stands for 10" explanation from the X-berween entry because it has no basis in the actual meaning behind the X in Xmas. This article has a good overall explanation of the origins. Suffice it to say, the roots of December's name as the tenth month have nothing to do with X as an abbrevation in this sense.--Big Dog 20:58, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

The Decemberween page specifically says that while there are many similarities between Christmas and Decemberween, there are also some obvious differences. So they're not quite the same holiday. It is true that X doesn't mean ten regarding the actual meaning behind the X in Xmas: it means chi, which is the first letter of Christ in the Greek alphabet. However, by that logic, to merit removal, X-berween would have to replace something starting with chi. It doesn't. It replaces "decem" (which also means 10), so it is perfectly logical to say that X may stand for 10 in this case. The Knights Who Say Ni 17:21, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
I think that's reading too much into it. Pretty sure TBC didn't think "The X in Xmas is for chi, but we're going to be clever and say it's for 'decem' instead"... I'd be willing to bet it was more along the lines of "people sometimes write 'Christmas' as 'Xmas', so we'll be funny and write 'Decemberween' as 'Xberween'". — Defender1031*Talk 17:25, 29 March 2013 (UTC)
I wasn't disputing the "Xmas → X-berween" being the primary reason; just saying that the side effect is interesting. The Knights Who Say Ni 17:32, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Esterbee's/Easterby's

Regarding this edit, specifically the portion changing Esterbee's to Esterby's Esterbee's to Easterby's. The link posted at the bottom refers to a restaurant located in South Carolina which is far-ish from Atlanta. So my question is: is this restaurant popular enough outside its neighborhood to have been visited and referenced by TBC? Even if that's the case, how certain are we that they're referencing that specific restaurant? --Stux 19:09, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Okay, nevermind the question above. Defender pointed out an important discrepancy in my typing above and the spelling of the two names: Esterbee's is a transliteration of what the original transcriber heard on the DVD commentary. Easterby's sounds nothing like it (well, at least the extra a makes it distinctive enough). So it's highly unlikely that this is the place they were referring to (unless somehow the a is silent in Easterby's.) So, I've gone ahead and reverted the edit and commented out the fun fact for the time being. --Stux 19:27, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
I probably should have gone on the talk page first. After thorough googling I found no such restaurant as Esterbee's- so when I tried spelling variations it gave me Easterby's. I think it could be the restaurant they refer to because in reviews people described it as having cruddy 70s atmosphere, which rings true in a gorilla singing animal house. I kept looking for a picture or reference to that gorilla, but I couldn't find one. --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 19:21, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
I think the gorilla is key to finding this location. It may not necessarily be a restaurant either, and probably Atlanta natives would have the best chance of recognizing the place. --Stux 19:27, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
Yes, I also don't see any indication that it's a restaurant. Upon further analysis, I'm not even sure it's a location, possibly a person they know. Take note of the fact that it says "Esterbee's got a little gorilla" rather than "Esterbee's has got", seeming to indicate to me that the "'s" is a contraction for "has" and not a part of the name of a place. Further, they're talking about the dancing musical nobot, and they say "little gorilla". Before reading closely, I was imagining some kinda store or food place with a giant singing gorilla. After reading closely, it seems like someone they know, named "Esterbee" or something sounding like that, owns a dancing musical nobot of a gorilla. — Defender1031*Talk 19:33, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
I didn't assume it was a restaurant (though I did picture it), I just typed esterbees and it immediately confronted me with the prompt- Did you mean Easterby's? And I followed that link. Est and East are pronounced differently, but I don't own the DVD so I couldn't check the pronunciation myself. I tried searching "animatronic gorilla animal house" etc. but came up with nothing, not even a product. If it were a name (albeit a weird one), Esterby is still a much more common spelling than Esterbee's (says genealogy search). Slightly very off topic, does anyone have an animated gif of that twirly brass Eh! Steve!? --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 20:08, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Several knees

Does anyone think that Homestar having several knees in Doomy Tales of the Macabre could be a reference to the way the Homestar Dancing Musical Nobot's legs move in this Easter egg? The Knights Who Say Ni 17:21, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

[edit] .04.04.04

It says it is impossible to make "hohoho" on a calculator. It is possible if putting a decimal point before the leading 0. I wanted to note this. Change it if you want to. Pshooo 00:02, 13 April 2016 (UTC)

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