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[edit] About Me

Hi there! My name is KieferSkunk. I live in the Seattle area, I am a software development engineer in test (SDET) at Microsoft, and I am also a fan of If you're curious to see more about me, check out my website and my LiveJournal. I am also signed up at Wikipedia and Wiktionary.

[edit] I'm Back!

(03/27/06) I'm back from my wedding and honeymoon! I am now a married man! And I'm back to the Wiki, to be wiki-awesome! Or however you say that...

We had a great time. :) Anyone interested in reading about it is invited to visit my LiveJournal and my wife's LJ - she even posted pictures!

(07/02/06) And I'm back again! This time, I was on a business trip to Asia - specifically Taiwan, China and Malaysia, for the MEDC 2006 World Tour. Again, I had a great time, but I'm glad to be back home - being gone for two whole weeks from a new marriage and a new home can be really hard on a man. :P

[edit] The Many Things I Have Been Called At Fatburger

Fatburger is a chain of hamburger joints in the western United States, and I go to one in my area on a fairly regular basis. I almost always order my food to go, so they always ask me for a name to put on the receipt. I usually identify myself as "Kiefer" (and sometimes spell it for them), and they ALWAYS get it wrong. Here's my running list of mispellings so far:


On Friday, April 14th, 2006, the Fatburger I normally go to actually GOT IT RIGHT! This time, a completely different person took my order, and he actually asked me to spell my name for him, twice. I'm impressed. :) Ironically, though, the lady who handed me my order pronounced my name "Kye-fer" - a common mistake. (It's correctly pronounced "Kee-fer".)

More recently, the Jamba Juice in Bellevue called me "Jeffrey", though it's sort of understandable why this would happen - as I was giving my name for the order, the guy right next to the guy taking my order started shouting something, so my order-taker probably just didn't hear me right.

[edit] I'm a Gamer Geek!

I am an avid gamer, and aside from my favorite Homestar Runner games, I have some distinct favorites. Here are my current faves:

  • Wario Ware: Smooth Moves (Wii)
  • Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GameCube)
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (Xbox 360)
  • Hexic HD (Xbox 360)
  • Guitar Hero (PS2)
  • Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
  • Katamari Damacy (PS2)
  • We Love Katamari (PS2)
  • Rez (PS2)
  • Lumines (PSP)
  • Hoyle Games (Web)
  • Popcap Games (Web/PC)
  • Cosmic Encounter (board game)
  • Robo Rally (board game)
  • Betrayal at House on the Hill (board game)
  • UNO (card game)
  • Fluxx (card game)

[edit] What Am I Doing Here?

[edit] How I found Homestar Runner

Well, see, I used to participate actively in a forum dedicated to DDR and other music games, and one day a random link was posted to Everybody to the Limit. I watched the toon and thought it was rather amusing, so I browsed through the rest of the website for a while. It quickly ended up in my Favorites, and now I visit the site nearly every day to look for updates. At the time I started watching the website, island was the most recent Strong Bad Email.

[edit] My involvement with the Wiki

I had been thinking it would be neat to have a place to catalog all the various inside references and parodies in the Homestar Runner universe, so I was delighted when I accidentally discovered this Wiki in September 2005. I decided to join right away, but like many Wiki'ers, I got off to a bit of a shaky start. But since then, I believe I've earned the respect of the HRWiki community, and I enjoy helping newcomers whenever and wherever I can.

I frequently do gnome-type stuff, making minor changes, fixes and updates to many pages, participating in STUFF discussions, reverting bad or redundant edits, etc. I also make the occasional major contribution in the form of large-scale transcript fixes, article rewrites, fact-checking, formatting, fixing redirects, etc. I've written a couple of articles from scratch (most notably Crap), but most of the time I'm helping out with existing articles.

The fluoride sting

In addition to editing articles, I am also a member of the Recent Changes Patrol and the Welcoming Committee, and I have helped to revert large-scale vandalism brought on by the NSMC and Dr. Who vandals. Someday, I would enjoy becoming a sysop here - whenever that time may come. :)

[edit] Defender of the Wiki

Even in the midst of the blitzkreig of trollbotting on the night of November 11, 2005, KieferSkunk had his wits about him. Along with a host of other stout-hearted users he became a first responder, reverting before the insolent foe had even completed his ill-fated career. For promptitude of the first degree, this barnstar is hereby awarded. —AbdiViklas 08:21, 12 November 2005 (UTC)
  • I assisted in mass reverts of vandalism again on February 9th, 2006, in response to the "Dr. Who" vandal. In the process, this User Page was vandalized twice.

[edit] In Case You're Wondering Why I'm Not Here So Much

Well, as of right now, I have bought a house and am now happily married, and my full-time job at Microsoft is going quite well. I have my own office again, so I have a bit more privacy and thus some more time to spend on HRWiki (though still not all that much - I'm getting busier by the week!). So if you don't see me here all that much, it's just because I'm busy elsewhere.

[edit] Major Contributions

[edit] Character Descriptions/Biographies

Rewrote and/or heavily edited major portions of the following articles:

[edit] Toon/Email Transcript Fixes and Fun Facts

Made major transcript fixes and contributed significant Fun Facts to the following Toons and Strong Bad Emails:

[edit] Game Pages

[edit] Other Articles and Article Groups

  • Crap — Created the page and initially populated it with more than 70 references.
  • Internet Slang — Assisted in creation of page, moved it from Leetspeak, fixed redirects
  • Marzipan's Answering Machine:
    • Lots of redirect fixes in x.0 update
    • Created "People Who've Called Marzipan" list.
  • Nicknames — Significantly reduced the TOC size by reformatting headers in the Minor Characters section.
  • Nondescript Nouns — Rewrote and organized the page.
  • Retro Gaming Character Variations — Populated this page when it was part of Minor Alternate Versions
  • Places Strong Bad Made Up — Alphabetized the list
  • Powered by The Cheat — Fixed around 50 redirects.
  • Strong Sad's Death — Created the running gag article, then later merged it with Death
  • Toons — Corrected the nav order of all the toons using the Toonnav template, except for the Holiday Toons.
  • Senor — Created the running-gag article (originally a redirect to Señor).
  • Club Technochocolate — Reorganized/rewrote the club description.
  • Big Knives — Rewrote the intro and organized the references so that it's more generally about Big Knives, rather than one specific Big Knife. Renamed to Big Knives, fixed redirects.
  • Aztecs — Renamed from "The Aztec" - the article is about the Aztec civilization, not a single member of that race.
  • Pants — Renamed from "Homestar's Pants" - added many non-Homestar-specific references.
  • Swears — Rewrote and reformatted most of the page.
  • Homestar Runner and Marzipan's Relationship — Renamed from Homestar and Marzipan's Relationship, fixed most redirects.
  • Homestar Runner and Strong Bad's Relationship — Major cleanup of the article.

[edit] Subtitles

Also see my Contributions Page for more information.

[edit] People I've Welcomed

I joined the Welcoming Committee on November 17th, 2005. I've welcomed 63 people since then:

[edit] Other Miscellaneous Stuff

I created the following image (based on thisisreal.png) on March 9th at Dacheatbot's request:


[edit] My Favorites

I'm glad you asked! Here we go:

[edit] Toons

My favorite Toons are Strong Bad Sings, Everybody to the Limit, Senor Mortgage and Under Construction. I also enjoyed First Time Here? (who can forget "It's Dot Com!"? :)).

The last message in Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 16.2, in which Marzipan warns Strong Sad that her "Roman Candle valve" has been replaced, is now my most favorite moment in the HSR Universe.

[edit] Strong Bad Emails


[edit] Games

I love retro-gaming references - particularly those in video games, as they remind me of my days growing up with games just like those. In general, I really like how tends to keep with the spirit of the 80's and around that time period, without seeming old and out-of-date. My favorite games on the site are Population: Tire, Stinkoman 20X6 and Peasant's Quest, though I like all of them to some extent.

[edit] Quotes

I see that people are posting their favorite quotes from the site, so I figured I'd post mine as well:

"I finally caught that skunk!"
  • HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, wight, It's DOT COM! First Time Here?
  • STRONG BAD: Aaah! It's the ghost of General Tso! ghosts
  • SILENT RIP: Those loonies are gonna blow up the ocean! Cheat Commandos
  • STRONG BAD: Ohhh, very well. This one's called "The Homestar Runner Gets Something Stuck In His Craw!" flashback
  • TREVOR: "I am a vampire and" trevor the vampire
  • THE ANNOUNCER: And coming in at number 3, it's Strong Bad with "I Freakin' Hate Sibbie!" sibbie
  • STRONG BAD: {on the radio} Campus outreach is looking for... um... hang on... radio
  • HOMESTAR RUNNER: What's up Pawkeegan? This is Homestar Runner from, and you're listening to the Cornbread Hour, here on WPKG, pointy-point-five, the voice of Pawkeegan State! Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 8.0
  • THE HOMESTAR RUNNER: Oh, go soak your fat head. 20X6 vs. 1936
  • STRONG BAD: I say there, Homestar, butt's twelve by pies?
    HOMESTAR RUNNER: Ooh, yes! I got Strong Bad to say something stupid! The Grumblecakes will be mine! stupid stuff
  • BUBS: Coach Z, you jerk! Fall Float Parade
  • STRONG BAD: Oh, and look! I finally caught that skunk! portrait
  • STINKOMAN: Sorry, Hamburger. Stinkoman 20X6
  • THE KING OF TOWN: I-i-i-i-it's my it's my new jam! New jam! N-n-n-n-n-n-new jam! Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 13.2

[edit] Guestbook

Heya Marzi! Thanks for originally suggesting it, but it seems guestbooks in general have been cluttering up Recent Changes and are annoying much of the "staff" here at the Wiki, so I'm voicing my support for ending the practice by having removed my guestbook.

To everyone who signed my guestbook, thanks! But please don't try to start a new one here.

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