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* Fact is valid, interesting and interesting coincidental. Follows same format as fact accepted about [[Fall Float Parade]] when the accident occurred after the toon aired.
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* Any resemblance between this and a Fun Fact is purely coincindental.
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* While this might have been the commercial's first airing, it's been available online for quite some time.  It was [http://www.boardsmag.com/screeningroom/commercials/1912/ posted] to [http://www.boardsmag.com/screeningroom/?startat=450 'Boards magazine's Screening Room] not long after they posted the video for Franz Ferdinand's single "Do You Want To" which was released in September '05 and as an album in October '05.
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*That's the whole point. The first word is ''Coincidentally''!  The fact that that Strong Bad mention a piece of non-so-everyday popculture the is displayed during the super bowl is of note.
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**Even though I admit I thought of the Strong Bad Email when I saw the commercial, this really isn't that connected. Unlike the Macy's Thanksgiving real-life coincidence, this one is too stereotypically generic to be considered directly relevant.
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Revision as of 01:47, 9 February 2006

These HRWiki:STUFF items are preserved here as an archive. Do not add new votes.

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Super Robot Bowl XL

Coincidentally, six days after the release of this email, there was a commercial that aired during Super Bowl XL on Sunday February 5, 2006 that featured a robot destroying a city.

From: technology
Posted on: 16:01, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • Fact is valid, interesting and interesting coincidental. Follows same format as fact accepted about Fall Float Parade when the accident occurred after the toon aired.

Arguments against:

  • Any resemblance between this and a Fun Fact is purely coincindental.
  • In a year, I'm not sure this will seem noteworthy.
  • The Hummer commercial didn't really have much, if anything, to do with the kind of technology Strong Bad had been talking about.
  • While this might have been the commercial's first airing, it's been available online for quite some time. It was posted to 'Boards magazine's Screening Room not long after they posted the video for Franz Ferdinand's single "Do You Want To" which was released in September '05 and as an album in October '05.
  • There's a connection with the Fall Float Parade and its respective fact: They are both fall parade mishaps. There is no connection between this email and a commercial.

Additional comments:

  • That's the whole point. The first word is Coincidentally! The fact that that Strong Bad mention a piece of non-so-everyday popculture the is displayed during the super bowl is of note.
    • Even though I admit I thought of the Strong Bad Email when I saw the commercial, this really isn't that connected. Unlike the Macy's Thanksgiving real-life coincidence, this one is too stereotypically generic to be considered directly relevant.


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. I R F
  2. Marth 99
  3. LePorello / T / C
  1. Mycroft Holmes
  2. FireBird|Talk
  3. Lapper (talk)
  4. Trey56
  5. It's dot com
  6. The Chort
  7. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  8. NFITC1talk
  9. Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk)
  10. DorianGray
  11. Seriously (Talk)
  12. Thunderbird
  13. Heimstern Läufer
  14. jqubed (talk)
  15. BazookaJoe
  16. Mad Jaqk
  17. Benabik

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Save that screen

The screensaver won't actually help the Lappy's LCD screen – only older CRT monitors need screensavers.

From: technology
Posted on: 15:11, 2 February 2006 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • I didn't know this before reading the fact.
  • Although screensavers have other uses, "The screen is saved, man. This thing's gonna last like 50 years!" suggests Strong Bad is more interested in the saving aspect.
  • A screensaver on a laptop would be less desireable (sp) than turning the screen off entirely or putting the system in some sort of standby or hibernation mode as it would use power to process and display the image(s).

Arguments against:

  • For a while now, screensavers have served no purpose other than entertainment or security, even in CRT monitors.
  • Screen Savers don't just save CRT screens from burn-in, they are also often used to "lock" computers and hide data on the screen. Many workplace environments require some form of password-protected screen saver (even if it just blanks the screen) if you leave your computer unattended for more than a few minutes, so random passers-by can't snoop.

Additional comments:

  • According to the wiki, the screensaver will actually reduce the lifetime of the display, since "the fluorescent backlight remains lit and ages faster than it would if the screen was turned off completely."


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. phlip TC
  2. Trey56
  3. I R F
  4. Lapper (talk)
  5. Mycroft Holmes
  6. GG Crono
  7. Seriously (Talk)
  8. DJM1791 · (Sup | Stuff I Did!)
  9. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  10. User:Jetamoo/sig
  11. teeeffoh!
  12. DorianGray
  13. Has Matt? (talk)
  14. Bad Graphics Ghost
  15. The Chort
  16. NFITC1talk
  17. LePorello / T / C
  18. Thunderbird
  19. BazookaJoe
  1. Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk)
  2. Arrow'd
  3. Heimstern Läufer
  4. FireBird|Talk
  5. webseitler
  6. Benabik

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Food Court of Public Opinion

Food Court is probably also a reference to the kind of seemingly irrelevant places you find gangs of teenagers congregating while making use of their phones, Strong Bad often makes very accurate commentary on certain types of people like this, especially in the last email, secret identity. Food Courts are indoor plazas containing numerous different vendors of different foodstuffs, almost like an opened-out mall just for food.

From: technology
Posted on: 19:36, 1 February 2006 (UTC)

Arguments for:

  • The explanation of food courts is relevant and not necessarily common knowledge.

Arguments against:

  • This "fact" is mostly opinion.
  • There are three seperate thoughts in this item; teenagers, food courts, and cell phones; Strong Bad's commentary's on the foibles of youth; and an explanation of what a food court is.
  • The reference to Secret Identity doesn't make a clear explanation as to what the relationship between the two e-mails is.
  • The one factual part (the explanation of food courts) is not exactly earth-shattering.
  • It's too long.
  • Any explanation belongs on the Food Court page.

Additional comments:


Votes to accept: Votes to decline:
  1. PolarBoy
  2. DorianGray
  3. NFITC1talk
  4. Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk)
  5. Heimstern Läufer
  6. Trey56
  7. — User:ACupOfCoffee@
  8. LePorello / T / C
  9. D2htornado
  10. Elcool (talk)(contribs)
  11. User:Bill Martinson/sig
  12. I R F
  13. Mycroft Holmes
  14. Lapper (talk)
  15. Seriously (Talk)
  16. teeeffoh!
  17. Has Matt? (talk)
  18. AbdiViklas

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