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[[Image:strong sads lament screenshot.PNG|thumb|240px|Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.]]
[[Image:strong sads lament screenshot.PNG|thumb|240px|Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.]]
'''Strong Sad's Lament''' (or '''Strong Sad's Litany of Crushed Hopes and Dreams''') is [[Strong Sad]]'s personal weblog. It originated in the email [[website]], in which it could be accessed by clicking on the "F10" image at the bottom of [[Strong Bad's website]].
'''Strong Sad's Lament''' (or '''Strong Sad's Litany of Crushed Hopes and Dreams''') is [[Strong Sad]]'s personal weblog. It originated in the email [[website]], in which it could be accessed by clicking on the "F10" image at the bottom of [[Strong Bad's website]].
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| Friday, September 9, 2005 || "Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies." || ''[[IMDb:tt0099487|Edward Scissorhands]]''.
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| Friday, September 9, 2005 || "Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies." || ''[[IMDb:tt0099487|Edward Scissorhands]]''
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| Thursday, September  1, 2005 || "The earth swarms with people who are not worth talking to." || [[Wikipedia:Voltaire|Voltaire]]
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| Thursday, September  1, 2005 || "The earth swarms with people who are not worth talking to." || {{wp|Voltaire}}
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| Thursday, August 25, 2005 || "Why am I here?" || ''[[IMDb:tt0139776|Fishing with John]].''
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| Thursday, August 25, 2005 || "Why am I here?" || ''[[IMDb:tt0139776|Fishing with John]]''
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| Wednesday, August 17, 2005 || "We're just blowing through naptime" || ''[[IMDb:tt0367279|Arrested Development]]''.
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| Wednesday, August 17, 2005 || "We're just blowing through naptime" || ''[[IMDb:tt0367279|Arrested Development]]''
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| Thursday, August 26, 2004 || "You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake." || ''[[IMDb:tt0137523|Fight Club]]''.
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| Thursday, August 26, 2004 || "You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake." || ''[[IMDb:tt0137523|Fight Club]]''
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| Thursday, August 19, 2004 || "THEY'RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU!" || ''[[IMDb:tt0074285|Carrie]]''.
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| Thursday, August 19, 2004 || "THEY'RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU!" || ''[[IMDb:tt0074285|Carrie]]''
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| Thursday, August 12, 2004 || "When you grow up, your heart dies." || ''[[IMDb:tt0088847|The Breakfast Club]]''.
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| Thursday, August 12, 2004 || "When you grow up, your heart dies." || ''[[IMDb:tt0088847|The Breakfast Club]]''
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| Saturday, August 7, 2004 || "Everybody dies frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful" || ''[[TMBW:Lyrics:Don't Let's Start|Don't Let's Start]]'' by [[They Might Be Giants]].
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| Saturday, August 7, 2004 || "Everybody dies frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful" || ''[[TMBW:Lyrics:Don't Let's Start|Don't Let's Start]]'' by [[They Might Be Giants]]
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| Prior to August 7 || "Dancin-a with myseh-helf wah wah wah-o." || ''[http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005UOXL/ Dancing With Myself]'' by [[Wikipedia:Billy Idol|Billy Idol]].
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| Prior to August 7 || "Dancin-a with myseh-helf wah wah wah-o." || "{{wp|Dancing With Myself}}" by {{wp|Billy Idol}}
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| Wednesday, December 11, 2002 || "Oh Oh, Lonesome Me." || ''[http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/roy-orbison/119294.html Lonesome Me]'' by [[Wikipedia:Don Gibson|Don Gibson]].
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| Wednesday, December 11, 2002 || "Oh Oh, Lonesome Me." || "{{wp|Oh Lonesome Me}}" by {{wp|Don Gibson}}
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| [[Image:moll.jpg|Richard Moll]] || 9/09/2005 || [[Wikipedia:Richard Moll|Richard Moll]] as Nostradamus "Bull" Shannon from ''[[Wikipedia:Night Court|Night Court]]''
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| [[Image:moll.jpg|Richard Moll]] || 9/09/2005 || Nostradamus "Bull" Shannon ({{wp|Richard Moll}}) from ''{{wp|Night Court}}''
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| [[Image:bubo.jpg|Bubo]] || 09/01/2005 || "Bubo" the clockwork owl featured in the film ''[[imdb:0082186|Clash of the Titans]]''
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| [[Image:bubo.jpg|Bubo]] || 09/01/2005 || Bubo the clockwork owl from ''{{wp|Clash of the Titans (1981 film)|Clash of the Titans}}''
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|[[Image:jim.jpg|Jim Jarmusch]] || 08/25/2005 || Director [[Wikipedia:Jim Jarmusch|Jim Jarmusch]]
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|[[Image:jim.jpg|Jim Jarmusch]] || 08/25/2005 || Director {{wp|Jim Jarmusch}}
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|[[Image:strongsadblog vince.jpg|Vince Guaraldi]] || 08/17/2005 || Jazz musician [[Wikipedia:Vince Guaraldi|Vince Guaraldi]]
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|[[Image:strongsadblog vince.jpg|Vince Guaraldi]] || 08/17/2005 || Jazz musician {{wp|Vince Guaraldi}}
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| [[Image:douglas.jpg|Douglas Adams]]<!--http://www.homestarrunner.com/sadjournal/douglas.jpg--> || 09/09/2004 || English author [[Wikipedia:Douglas Adams|Douglas Adams]]
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| [[Image:douglas.jpg|Douglas Adams]] || 09/09/2004 || English author {{wp|Douglas Adams}}
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| [[Image:strongsadblog neil.jpg|Nigel Planer]] || 08/26/2004 || [[Wikipedia:Nigel Planer|Nigel Planer]] as Neil from [[Wikipedia:The Young Ones (TV series)|The Young Ones]]
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| [[Image:strongsadblog neil.jpg|Neil]] || 08/26/2004 || Neil from ''{{wp|The Young Ones (TV series)|The Young Ones}}''
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| [[Image:strongsadblog radar.jpg|Radar]] || 08/19/2004 || [[Wikipedia:Corporal Walter (Radar) O'Reilly|Corporal Walter (Radar) O'Reilly]] from the hit TV series [[Wikipedia:M*A*S*H (TV series)|M*A*S*H]] (originally from the [[Wikipedia:M*A*S*H (movie)|movie]] of the same name)
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| [[Image:strongsadblog radar.jpg|Radar]] || 08/19/2004 || {{wp|Radar O'Reilly}} from the [[M*A*S*H|''M*A*S*H'' TV series]] and {{wp|M*A*S*H (film)|movie}}
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| [[Image:strongsadblog lydia.jpg|Lydia]] || 08/12/2004 || Lydia from [[imdb:tt0096543|the cartoon adaptation]] of the film [[Wikipedia:Beetlejuice|Beetlejuice]]
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| [[Image:strongsadblog lydia.jpg|Lydia]] || 08/12/2004 || Lydia Deetz from the cartoon ''{{wp|Beetlejuice (TV series)|Beetlejuice}}''
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| [[Image:strongsadblog nosferatu.jpg|Nosferatu]] || Unknown || Max Schreck as [[Wikipedia:Count Orlok|Graf "Count" Orlok]] from the silent movie [[Wikipedia:Nosferatu|Nosferatu]]
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| [[Image:strongsadblog nosferatu.jpg|Nosferatu]] || Unknown || {{wp|Count Orlok}} from ''{{wp|Nosferatu}}''
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| [[Image:tear.gif|Morpheus]] || Unknown || [[Wikipedia:Dream (DC Comics)|Morpheus]], or Dream of the Endless, from the ''[[Wikipedia:The Sandman (DC Comics Modern Age)|The Sandman]]'' series of comics by [[Wikipedia:Neil Gaiman|Neil Gaiman]]
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| [[Image:tear.gif|Dream]] || Unknown || {{wp|Dream (character)|Dream of the Endless}} from the ''{{wp|The Sandman (comic book)|The Sandman}}'' comics
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| [[Image:strongsadblog wilde.png|Oscar Wilde]] || 03/13/2003 || Irish author [[Wikipedia:Oscar Wilde|Oscar Wilde]]
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| [[Image:strongsadblog wilde.png|Oscar Wilde]] || 03/13/2003 || Irish poet and playwright {{wp|Oscar Wilde}}
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| [[Image:strongsadblog poe.png|Edgar Allen Poe]]<!--Converted from 'http://www.homestarrunner.com/sadjournal/poe.jpg'--> || 12/11/2002 || Caricature of American writer [[Edgar Allan Poe]]
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| [[Image:strongsadblog poe.png|Edgar Allen Poe]] || 12/11/2002 || Caricature of American writer [[Edgar Allan Poe]]
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! style="width:10%;" | Date and Time !! Post title !! Current mood !! Current tunes !! Description
! style="width:10%;" | Date and Time !! Post title !! Current mood !! Current tunes !! Description
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| 09.09.05 (1:32am) || Working For the Weak-End? || stereotyped and classified || [[Wikipedia:Suzanne Vega|Suzanne Vega]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Solitude Standing|Solitude Standing]]'' || Strong Sad tells about a favorite drink of his and counts the pixels on his screen.
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| 09.09.05 (1:32am) || Working For the Weak-End? || stereotyped and classified || {{wp|Suzanne Vega}} - ''{{wp|Solitude Standing}}'' || Strong Sad tells about a favorite drink of his and counts the pixels on his screen.
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| 09.01.05 (8:15am) || Parade on my Rain || stalwart || [[Wikipedia:Will Oldham|Bonnie "Prince" Billy]] - ''[[Wikipedia:I See a Darkness|I See A Darkness]]'' || Strong Sad shares his thoughts on the rain.
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| 09.01.05 (8:15am) || Parade on my Rain || stalwart || [[Wikipedia:Will Oldham|Bonnie "Prince" Billy]] - ''{{wp|I See a Darkness}}'' || Strong Sad shares his thoughts on the rain.
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| 08.25.05 (9:55pm) || A Curious Email || the frig? || [[Wikipedia:Neil Young|Neil Young]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Trans (album)|Trans]]'' - Transformer Man || Strong Sad describes a weird email he received, and makes a joke that would work better out loud.
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| 08.25.05 (9:55pm) || A Curious Email || the frig? || {{wp|Neil Young}} - ''[[Wikipedia:Trans (album)|Trans]]'' - Transformer Man || Strong Sad describes a weird email he received, and makes a joke that would work better out loud.
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| 08.17.05 (2:19pm) || Stats n' Stumps || still alive || [[Wikipedia:Tom Waits|Tom Waits]] - ''[[Wikipedia:The Black Rider (album)|The Black Rider]]'' || Strong Sad wonders how many times Homsar has visited his blog, and describes the wonders of sitting on a tree stump.
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| 08.17.05 (2:19pm) || Stats n' Stumps || still alive || {{wp|Tom Waits}} - ''[[Wikipedia:The Black Rider (album)|The Black Rider]]'' || Strong Sad wonders how many times Homsar has visited his blog, and describes the wonders of sitting on a tree stump.
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| 09.09.04 (6:54am) || Dinner for One || zonked. || [[Wikipedia:Mr. Mom|Mr. Mom]] - ''Original Movie Soundtrack'' || Strong Sad explains his philosophy on food and how it should be eaten. He also learns gravity is against him.
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| 09.09.04 (6:54am) || Dinner for One || zonked. || {{wp|Mr. Mom}} - ''Original Movie Soundtrack'' || Strong Sad explains his philosophy on food and how it should be eaten. He also learns gravity is against him.
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| 08.26.04 (7:15am) || History Lesson Part II || whimsically whistful || [[Wikipedia:Bowie at the Beeb|Bowie at the Beeb]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Five Years|Five Years]]''|| Strong Sad and Johnny Appleseed have a falling out. [[Saddy Dumpington]] takes his [[HR:sadjournal/dumpington.html|washboard]] elsewhere.
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| 08.26.04 (7:15am) || History Lesson Part II || whimsically whistful || {{wp|Bowie at the Beeb}} - ''[[Wikipedia:Five Years (David Bowie song)|Five Years]]''|| Strong Sad and Johnny Appleseed have a falling out. [[Saddy Dumpington]] takes his [[OldHR:sadjournal/dumpington.html|washboard]] elsewhere.
|- id="lament-2004-08-19"
|- id="lament-2004-08-19"
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| 08.19.04 (12:01am) || The Curse of Keen Eyes || more humble than usual || my own remix - ''The writings of [[Wikipedia:Gregor Mendel|Gregor Mendel]] read over some old [[Wikipedia:Brain Eno|Brian Eno]] stuff'' || Strong Sad observes others' lives and gets banned from Soiled Bargains.
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| 08.19.04 (12:01am) || The Curse of Keen Eyes || more humble than usual || my own remix - ''The writings of {{wp|Gregor Mendel}} read over some old {{wp|Brian Eno}} stuff'' || Strong Sad observes others' lives and gets banned from Soiled Bargains.
|- id="lament-2004-08-12"
|- id="lament-2004-08-12"
| 08.12.04 (9:38am) || Dr. Scholls? || brissly || [[Wikipedia:Peter Murphy (musician)|Peter Murphy]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Holy Smoke (album)|Holy Smoke]]'' || Strong Sad finally comes out about his elephant feet, er, [[soolnds]].
| 08.12.04 (9:38am) || Dr. Scholls? || brissly || [[Wikipedia:Peter Murphy (musician)|Peter Murphy]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Holy Smoke (album)|Holy Smoke]]'' || Strong Sad finally comes out about his elephant feet, er, [[soolnds]].
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| 08.05.04 (2:19am) || Long Time || smarmy || [[Wikipedia:Frank Zappa|Frank Zappa]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Uncle Meat|Uncle Meat]]'' || After more than a year, Strong Sad finally remembers the password to his blog: gray_n_grey584.
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| 08.05.04 (2:19am) || Long Time || smarmy || {{wp|Frank Zappa}} - ''{{wp|Uncle Meat}}'' || After more than a year, Strong Sad finally remembers the password to his blog: gray_n_grey584.
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| 03.13.03 (3:12pm) || Weird Time || torn || [[Wikipedia:Angelo Badalamenti|Angelo Badalamenti]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Music of Twin Peaks#Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me|Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me Soundtrack]]'' || Homsar invites Strong Sad to a tree-hugging party.
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| 03.13.03 (3:12pm) || Weird Time || torn || {{wp|Angelo Badalamenti}} - ''[[Wikipedia:Music of Twin Peaks#Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me|Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me Soundtrack]]'' || Homsar invites Strong Sad to a tree-hugging party.
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| 02.28.03 (4:08am) || More Like Writer's Blecchh! || getting frustrated || [[Wikipedia:Godspeed You! Black Emperor|Godspeed You Black Emperor]] {{inlinecontentwarning}} - ''I can't tell where one song stops and the next one starts'' || Strong Sad writes a poem about his cleverness.
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| 02.28.03 (4:08am) || More Like Writer's Blecchh! || getting frustrated || {{wp|Godspeed You! Black Emperor}} {{inlinecontentwarning}} - ''I can't tell where one song stops and the next one starts'' || Strong Sad writes a poem about his cleverness.
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| 02.20.03 (10:38am) || Post-it on my face || self pitying || [[Wikipedia:Butch Willis|Butch Willis]] - ''I'm the Kitty Cat'' || Strong Bad "helps" Strong Sad express himself.
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| 02.20.03 (10:38am) || Post-it on my face || self pitying || {{wp|Butch Willis}} - ''I'm the Kitty Cat'' || Strong Bad "helps" Strong Sad express himself.
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| 02.14.03 (11:16am) || A Dark, Dark Day || meh || [[Wikipedia:The Promise Ring|The Promise Ring]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Wood/Water|Say Goodbye Good]]'' || With The Cheat's help, Strong Sad feels lonely on Valentine's.
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| 02.14.03 (11:16am) || A Dark, Dark Day || meh || {{wp|The Promise Ring}} - ''[[Wikipedia:Wood/Water|Say Goodbye Good]]'' || With [[Strong Sad's Valentine Animation|The Cheat's help]], Strong Sad feels lonely on Valentine's.
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| 02.05.03 (9:16pm) || A New Year, A New You || rotten inside || [[Wikipedia:Jerry Goldsmith|Jerry Goldsmith]] - ''The [[Wikipedia:Poltergeist (film series)|Poltergeist]] Motion Picture Score'' || Strong Sad considers New Years resolutions. A month late.
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| 02.05.03 (9:16pm) || A New Year, A New You || rotten inside || {{wp|Jerry Goldsmith}} - ''[[Wikipedia:Poltergeist (1982 film)#Music|The Poltergeist Motion Picture Score]]'' || Strong Sad considers New Years resolutions. A month late.
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| 02.03.03 (1:02pm) || From out of the darkness || sebaceous || [[Wikipedia:Pet Shop Boys|Pet Shop Boys]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Discography: The Complete Singles Collection|Discography: The Complete Singles Collection]]'' || The pressure of a weblog gets to Strong Sad.
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| 02.03.03 (1:02pm) || From out of the darkness || sebaceous || {{wp|Pet Shop Boys}} - ''{{wp|Discography: The Complete Singles Collection}}'' || The pressure of a weblog gets to Strong Sad.
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| 11.23.02 (1:00pm) || A New Pain || devoid || [[Wikipedia:The Smiths|The Smiths]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Meat Is Murder|Meat Is Murder]]'' || Strong Sad tries to help Strong Bad whistle, but he ends up getting a pain in the knee called "Kreigh".
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| 11.23.02 (1:00pm) || A New Pain || devoid || {{wp|The Smiths}} - ''{{wp|Meat Is Murder}}'' || Strong Sad tries to help Strong Bad whistle, but he ends up getting a pain in the knee called "Kreigh".
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| 11.18.02 (1:00pm) || A New Beginning of the End || slight || [[Wikipedia:Matthew Sweet|Matthew Sweet]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Altered Beast (album)|Altered Beast]]'' || Today is Not Strong Sad's Day. Maybe tomorrow.
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| 11.18.02 (1:00pm) || A New Beginning of the End || slight || {{wp|Matthew Sweet}} - ''[[Wikipedia:Altered Beast (album)|Altered Beast]]'' || Today is Not Strong Sad's Day. Maybe tomorrow.
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|- id="lament-2002-11-17-2"
| 11.17.02 (10:18 pm)
| 11.17.02 (10:18 pm)
| rowspan="2" | The Beginning of the End || less reticent || [[Wikipedia:Thursday (band)|Thursday]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Full Collapse|Concealer]]'' || Strong Sad decides to give it a second chance.
| rowspan="2" | The Beginning of the End || less reticent || [[Wikipedia:Thursday (band)|Thursday]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Full Collapse|Concealer]]'' || Strong Sad decides to give it a second chance.
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| 11.17.02 (10:15 pm) || reticent || [[Wikipedia:Thursday (band)|Thursday]] - ''[[Wikipedia:Understanding in a Car Crash|Understanding in a Car Crash]]'' || Strong Sad's first post, in which he gives up on the whole weblog thing.
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| 11.17.02 (10:15 pm) || reticent || [[Wikipedia:Thursday (band)|Thursday]] - ''{{wp|Understanding in a Car Crash}}'' || Strong Sad's first post, in which he gives up on the whole weblog thing.
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== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
=== Trivia ===
=== Trivia ===
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*The "A Curious Email" post was removed between January 26 and April 13, 2021.
*The photograph from "A Curious Email" is of a painting inside the Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower. Fred Kabotie painted images of various Hopi mythological stories and customs inside of the tower.
*The photograph from "A Curious Email" is of a painting inside the Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower. Fred Kabotie painted images of various Hopi mythological stories and customs inside of the tower.
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*The Morpheus icon is animated; he slowly cries tears of blood.
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*The Dream icon is animated; he slowly cries tears of [[blood]].
*Here is Strong Sad's user profile:
*Here is Strong Sad's user profile:
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*Every alternate text (for links) is "Header."
*Every alternate text (for links) is "Header."
*One of the auto-replies sent to people who tried to email Strong Sad through depressio@homestarrunner.com includes a link to this blog.
*One of the auto-replies sent to people who tried to email Strong Sad through depressio@homestarrunner.com includes a link to this blog.
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*For a short while on August 12th, 2004, heading to the [[Index Page]] would instead bring up Strong Sad's blog. This blocked all access to the site for a short period of time, with the only way to reach the site being to sneak through the [[404'd]] pages.
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*For a short while on August 12, 2004, heading to the [[Index Page]] would instead bring up Strong Sad's blog. This blocked all access to the site for a short period of time, with the only way to reach the site being to sneak through the [[404'd]] pages.
*Links:
*Links:
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**In archives 1, click on "That guy" to hear a clip of Homsar saying "AaAaAaAaAaAaAaAa! When can we start [[Wikipedia:The Jeffersons|the Jeffersons]]?"
**In archives 1, click on "That guy" to hear a clip of Homsar saying "AaAaAaAaAaAaAaAa! When can we start [[Wikipedia:The Jeffersons|the Jeffersons]]?"
**In archives 2, click on "this" to see a short Powered by The Cheat clip of hearts being crushed on a conveyor belt, with the [[Grim Reaper]] in the background.
**In archives 2, click on "this" to see a short Powered by The Cheat clip of hearts being crushed on a conveyor belt, with the [[Grim Reaper]] in the background.
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**In current, click on "[[Sticky Notes|Post-its]]" to see an article about the invention of Post-its. (link currently broken, mirror [http://web.archive.org/web/20030806095539/http://mustang.coled.umn.edu/inventing/Postit.html here]).
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**In current, click on "[[Sticky Notes|Post-its]]" to see an article about the invention of Post-its. (link broken, [http://web.archive.org/web/20030806095539/http://mustang.coled.umn.edu/inventing/Postit.html archived here]).
**In current, click on "this" to see Homsar's party invite.
**In current, click on "this" to see Homsar's party invite.
**In current, click on "Saddy Dumpington" to see a picture of [[Saddy Dumpington]].
**In current, click on "Saddy Dumpington" to see a picture of [[Saddy Dumpington]].
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<small><nowiki>*</nowiki>Most (all) of the live acts will be to hug a tree.</small></blockquote>
<small><nowiki>*</nowiki>Most (all) of the live acts will be to hug a tree.</small></blockquote>
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**In the background, you can also see Homsar with tape.
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:*In the background, you can also see Homsar with tape.
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
*Strong Sad says he can't jump, despite jumping in [[Experimental Film]] and [[boring (really)]]. He also does two jumping jacks in [[A Jumping Jack Contest]], and one jumping jack the year before. He may be implying that he's no good at jumping. This may also be a reference to his "[[soolnds|elephant feet]]", since elephants do not have the ability to jump.
*Strong Sad says he can't jump, despite jumping in [[Experimental Film]] and [[boring (really)]]. He also does two jumping jacks in [[A Jumping Jack Contest]], and one jumping jack the year before. He may be implying that he's no good at jumping. This may also be a reference to his "[[soolnds|elephant feet]]", since elephants do not have the ability to jump.
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*There was never a "Mr. Mom Original Movie Soundtrack."
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*At the time of posting, there was never a "Mr. Mom Original Movie Soundtrack."
*Strong Sad does have Homsar as a friend, despite claiming to have no friends in his profile.
*Strong Sad does have Homsar as a friend, despite claiming to have no friends in his profile.
*"History Lesson Part II" employs a large number of Strong Bad mannerisms, such as:
*"History Lesson Part II" employs a large number of Strong Bad mannerisms, such as:
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::* calling Johnny Appleseed a hippie and a "freakin' weirdo"
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::*calling Johnny Appleseed a hippie and a "freakin' weirdo"
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::* calling Strong Sad "Saddy Dumpington"
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::*calling Strong Sad "Saddy Dumpington"
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::* using the [[funny|squeaky pants]] sound effect (in reference to the washboard)
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::*using the [[funny|squeaky pants]] sound effect (in reference to the washboard)
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::* growing tired/annoyed with the original subject and switching to a different subject at the very end
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::*growing tired/annoyed with the original subject and switching to a different subject at the very end
:This strongly suggests that the entry's author was actually Strong Bad, particularly since Strong Sad posted his password a few entries previous. However, in [[A Folky Tale]], Strong Sad claims that [[Saddy Dumpington]] is a "legendary folk hero [he] made up".  There are several possible solutions to this apparent contradiction:
:This strongly suggests that the entry's author was actually Strong Bad, particularly since Strong Sad posted his password a few entries previous. However, in [[A Folky Tale]], Strong Sad claims that [[Saddy Dumpington]] is a "legendary folk hero [he] made up".  There are several possible solutions to this apparent contradiction:
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::* Strong Sad actually has some latent Strong Bad mannerisms that he only expresses through writing. It's quite common in the real world for mild-mannered people to adopt a very aggressive and hateful tone in their weblogs.
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::*Strong Sad actually has some latent Strong Bad mannerisms that he only expresses through writing. It's quite common in the real world for mild-mannered people to adopt a very aggressive and hateful tone in their weblogs.
::::*As well, Strong Sad may also use similar mannerisms as his brother regularly, as seen at the end of [[different town]] where he calls Strong Bad a "spaz" and a "weirdo".
::::*As well, Strong Sad may also use similar mannerisms as his brother regularly, as seen at the end of [[different town]] where he calls Strong Bad a "spaz" and a "weirdo".
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::* Strong Sad deliberately wrote the entry using Strong Bad's mannerisms.
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::*Strong Sad deliberately wrote the entry using Strong Bad's mannerisms.
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::* Saddy Dumpington was originally Strong Sad's invention and Strong Bad made fun of it.
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::*Saddy Dumpington was originally Strong Sad's invention and Strong Bad made fun of it.
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::* Saddy Dumpington was Strong Bad's invention and Strong Sad liked it so much he claimed it as his own.
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::*Saddy Dumpington was Strong Bad's invention and Strong Sad liked it so much he claimed it as his own.
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::* Strong Bad did call Strong Sad "Saddy Dumpington" originally, and Strong Sad decided to use the name (either to write the folk tale, or as a name to use in a tale he already made up).
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::*Strong Bad did call Strong Sad "Saddy Dumpington" originally, and Strong Sad decided to use the name (either to write the folk tale, or as a name to use in a tale he already made up).
:The original drawing of Saddy is actually signed ''SS'' in the cursive writing only Strong Sad can create, further adding to the mystery.
:The original drawing of Saddy is actually signed ''SS'' in the cursive writing only Strong Sad can create, further adding to the mystery.
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* In "Post-it on my face", Strong Sad says he wakes up with a Post-it note on his head from Strong Bad. He then says "He thinks he is very awesome and also likes Post-its a lot." This is later proven in [[Biz Cas Fri 2]], in which Strong Bad puts Post-it notes everywhere and claims they could save the company millions.
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*In "Post-it on my face", Strong Sad says he wakes up with a Post-it note on his head from Strong Bad. He then says "He thinks he is very awesome and also likes Post-its a lot." This is later proven in [[Biz Cas Fri 2]], in which Strong Bad puts Post-it notes everywhere and claims they could save the company millions.
*If Strong Sad really did count 1310720 pixels and recount them in 6 hours, he'd have counted over 121 pixels a second.
*If Strong Sad really did count 1310720 pixels and recount them in 6 hours, he'd have counted over 121 pixels a second.
*The first entry was posted at 10:15 am, but Strong Sad says his weblog's "life" lasted from 12:05-12:15. Strong Sad may have entered the wrong time, or the server the blog is on is in a different time zone.
*The first entry was posted at 10:15 am, but Strong Sad says his weblog's "life" lasted from 12:05-12:15. Strong Sad may have entered the wrong time, or the server the blog is on is in a different time zone.
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*Homestar mentions "''Night Court'' starring Richard Moll" in [[car]].
*Homestar mentions "''Night Court'' starring Richard Moll" in [[car]].
*"Arts b/w Crafts" is another instance of [[b/w]].
*"Arts b/w Crafts" is another instance of [[b/w]].
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*One of the picture is of Nigel Planer, who plays Neil from ''[[Wikipedia:The Young Ones (TV series)|The Young Ones]]''. Strong Sad dressed up as another character from that show, Vyvyan, portrayed by Adrian Edmondson, in the 2002 [[Halloween]] toon, [[Pumpkin Carve-nival]].
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*One avatar is Neil from ''The Young Ones''. Strong Sad [[Pumpkin Carve-nival Costumes|dressed up as Vyvyan]], another character from that show, in [[Pumpkin Carve-nival]].
=== Real-World References ===
=== Real-World References ===
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**Strong Sad remembered his password at 3:14 PM.
**Strong Sad remembered his password at 3:14 PM.
**Homsar's e-vite is on March 14, or 3-14. March 14 is also [[Wikipedia:Pi Day|Pi Day]].
**Homsar's e-vite is on March 14, or 3-14. March 14 is also [[Wikipedia:Pi Day|Pi Day]].
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*The title of the 8/26/04 entry, "History Lesson Part II," is also the title of a [[Wikipedia:History Lesson – Part II|song]] by the [[Wikipedia:Minutemen (band)|Minutemen]] (from 1984's ''[[Wikipedia:Double Nickels on the Dime|Double Nickels on the Dime]]'' LP, one of [[Matt Chapman]]'s [[Matt Chapman#Favorite Music|favorite records]]).
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*The title of the 8/26/04 entry, "History Lesson Part II," is also the title of [[Wikipedia:History Lesson – Part II|a song]] by the [[Wikipedia:Minutemen (band)|Minutemen]] (from 1984's ''[[Wikipedia:Double Nickels on the Dime|Double Nickels on the Dime]]'' LP, one of [[Matt Chapman]]'s [[Matt Chapman#Favorite Music|favorite records]]).
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*In "From out of the darkness", "Rock me like an e-Hurricane" is a reference to the song "[[Wikipedia:Rock You Like a Hurricane|Rock You Like a Hurricane]]," by the band [[Wikipedia:Scorpions (band)|Scorpions]].
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*In "From out of the darkness", "Rock me like an e-Hurricane" is a reference to the song "[[Wikipedia:Rock You Like a Hurricane|Rock You Like a Hurricane]]" by the band [[Wikipedia:Scorpions (band)|Scorpions]].
*"Parson Brown" is a character in the Christmas song [[Wikipedia:Winter Wonderland|"Winter Wonderland"]] by Felix Bernard and Dick Smith.
*"Parson Brown" is a character in the Christmas song [[Wikipedia:Winter Wonderland|"Winter Wonderland"]] by Felix Bernard and Dick Smith.
*The cellular phone company [[Wikipedia:Nokia|Nokia]] was the title sponsor of the [[Wikipedia:Sugar Bowl|Sugar Bowl]] until 2006.
*The cellular phone company [[Wikipedia:Nokia|Nokia]] was the title sponsor of the [[Wikipedia:Sugar Bowl|Sugar Bowl]] until 2006.
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*"I'm creepin' and I'm creepin'" is a line from [[Wikipedia:Dr. Dre|Dr. Dre]] and [[Wikipedia:Snoop Dogg|Snoop Dogg's]] "[[Wikipedia:Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang|Nuthin' But a "G" Thang]]."{{inlinecontentwarning|mild language|This Wikipedia article contains mild language}}
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*"I'm creepin' and I'm creepin'" is a line from [[Wikipedia:Dr. Dre|Dr. Dre]] and [[Wikipedia:Snoop Dogg|Snoop Dogg's]] "{{wp|Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang}}."{{inlinecontentwarning|mild language|This Wikipedia article contains mild language}}
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*"Pallor if ya hear meh!" is a reference to wrestler [[Wikipedia:Scott Rechsteiner|Scott Steiner's]] catchphrase, "Holla if ya hear me."
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*"Pallor if ya hear meh!" is a reference to wrestler [[Wikipedia:Scott Steiner|Scott Steiner's]] catchphrase, "Holla if ya hear me."
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*[http://www.raytechcatalog.com/product_info/wet-naps-pack-of-3-177.html "Wet Naps"] are a brand of [[Wikipedia:Moist towelette|moist towelettes]].
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*"Wet Naps" are a brand of [[Wikipedia:wet wipe|moist towelettes]].
* On Homsar's invitation, "from '93 til' ..." is most likely referencing the [[Wikipedia:Souls of Mischief|Souls of Mischief]]'s first album, ''[[Wikipedia:93 'til Infinity|'93 'til Infinity]]''.
* On Homsar's invitation, "from '93 til' ..." is most likely referencing the [[Wikipedia:Souls of Mischief|Souls of Mischief]]'s first album, ''[[Wikipedia:93 'til Infinity|'93 'til Infinity]]''.
*[[Wikipedia:Godspeed You! Black Emperor|Godspeed You! Black Emperor]] is a band that is known for writing songs that are similar in length to symphonic pieces. Each song is divided into "movements," which would explain why Strong Sad can't tell where they begin and end.
*[[Wikipedia:Godspeed You! Black Emperor|Godspeed You! Black Emperor]] is a band that is known for writing songs that are similar in length to symphonic pieces. Each song is divided into "movements," which would explain why Strong Sad can't tell where they begin and end.
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*Strong Sad feeling "stereotyped and classified" is a reference to the song [http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Descendents/Suburban-Home.html "Suburban Home"] by the [[Wikipedia:Descendents (band)|Descendents]], which starts with, "I want to be stereotyped. I want to be classified."
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*Strong Sad feeling "stereotyped and classified" is a reference to the song "[[wikipedia:Milo Goes to College|Suburban Home]]" by the {{wp|Descendents}}, which starts with, "I want to be stereotyped. I want to be classified."
*A [[Wikipedia:George Foreman Grill|George Foreman Grill]] is an indoor grill promoted by boxing legend [[Wikipedia:George Foreman|George Foreman]].
*A [[Wikipedia:George Foreman Grill|George Foreman Grill]] is an indoor grill promoted by boxing legend [[Wikipedia:George Foreman|George Foreman]].
*"A New Year, A New You" is possibly a reference to Matt's band The New You.
*"A New Year, A New You" is possibly a reference to Matt's band The New You.
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=== Fast Forward ===
=== Fast Forward ===
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* In [[virus]], the titular [[The Virus|virus]] causes Strong Sad to have emoticon heads with descriptions. They are not the same emoticons from his blog, however (with the exception of "getting frustrated", which was in the February 28, 2003 blog).
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*In [[virus]], the titular [[The Virus|virus]] causes Strong Sad to have emoticon heads with descriptions. They are not the same emoticons from his blog, however (with the exception of "getting frustrated", which was in the February 28, 2003 blog).
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* In [[A Folky Tale]], Saddy Dumpington makes an appearance.
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** Saddy also appears in [[Toikey TV]].
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*In [[email thunder]], Strong Sad says to [[Not X|not]] look at his blog, as he hasn't updated in years.
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*Strong Bad would list [[tree hugging]] (which Homsar invites Strong Sad to do) as #4 in his [[bottom 10]].
*Strong Bad would list [[tree hugging]] (which Homsar invites Strong Sad to do) as #4 in his [[bottom 10]].
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*In [[A Folky Tale]], Saddy Dumpington makes an appearance.
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**Saddy also appears in [[Toikey TV]].
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*In [[email thunder]], Strong Sad says to [[Not X|not look]] at his blog, as he hasn't updated in years.
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*The "slight/self pitying/whimsically whistful/zonked." emoticon is used in the title of [[The Deleteheads Download]] (also written by Strong Sad).
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**The Deleteheads Download emails are also sent through the depressio@homestarrunner.com email.
== See Also ==
== See Also ==
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== External Links ==
== External Links ==
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*[[OldHR:sadjournal/index.html|read "Strong Sad's Lament"]]
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*[[HR:sadjournal/vday.swf|view the Flash file for The Cheat's Valentine's Day animation.]]
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*[[OldHR:sadjournal/vday.swf|view the Flash file for The Cheat's Valentine's Day animation.]]
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*[[HR:sadjournal/homsar jeff.mp3|download homsar_jeff.mp3]]
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*[[OldHR:sadjournal/homsar jeff.mp3|download homsar_jeff.mp3]]
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Current revision as of 01:00, 26 September 2021

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Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.

Strong Sad's Lament (or Strong Sad's Litany of Crushed Hopes and Dreams) is Strong Sad's personal weblog. It originated in the email website, in which it could be accessed by clicking on the "F10" image at the bottom of Strong Bad's website.

In his lament, Strong Sad expresses his frustrations with life, complains about Strong Bad's constant practical jokes, and describes his bizarre relationship with Homsar. It debuted on November 17, 2002, and within a week was on a two-and-a-half month hiatus. On February 3, 2003 it started again, and was regularly updated for nearly a month. It then went on a 17 month hiatus until August 5, 2004, when Strong Sad remembered his password and began posting regularly until September 9, 2004. The blog then went on a third hiatus until another post appeared on August 17, 2005. Once again, it appears to be on hiatus, since there has been no update since September 2005. Its current hiatus is acknowledged. (See Fast Forward)

Contents

[edit] Taglines

As of date Tagline Quote from
Friday, September 9, 2005 "Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies." Edward Scissorhands
Thursday, September 1, 2005 "The earth swarms with people who are not worth talking to." Voltaire
Thursday, August 25, 2005 "Why am I here?" Fishing with John
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 "We're just blowing through naptime" Arrested Development
Thursday, August 26, 2004 "You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake." Fight Club
Thursday, August 19, 2004 "THEY'RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU!" Carrie
Thursday, August 12, 2004 "When you grow up, your heart dies." The Breakfast Club
Saturday, August 7, 2004 "Everybody dies frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful" Don't Let's Start by They Might Be Giants
Prior to August 7 "Dancin-a with myseh-helf wah wah wah-o." "Dancing With Myself" by Billy Idol
Wednesday, December 11, 2002 "Oh Oh, Lonesome Me." "Oh Lonesome Me" by Don Gibson

[edit] Avatars

Image Date Description
Richard Moll 9/09/2005 Nostradamus "Bull" Shannon (Richard Moll) from Night Court
Bubo 09/01/2005 Bubo the clockwork owl from Clash of the Titans
Jim Jarmusch 08/25/2005 Director Jim Jarmusch
Vince Guaraldi 08/17/2005 Jazz musician Vince Guaraldi
Douglas Adams 09/09/2004 English author Douglas Adams
Neil 08/26/2004 Neil from The Young Ones
Radar 08/19/2004 Radar O'Reilly from the M*A*S*H TV series and movie
Lydia 08/12/2004 Lydia Deetz from the cartoon Beetlejuice
Nosferatu Unknown Count Orlok from Nosferatu
Dream Unknown Dream of the Endless from the The Sandman comics
Oscar Wilde 03/13/2003 Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde
Edgar Allen Poe 12/11/2002 Caricature of American writer Edgar Allan Poe

[edit] Emoticons

[edit] Posts

Date and Time Post title Current mood Current tunes Description
09.09.05 (1:32am) Working For the Weak-End? stereotyped and classified Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing Strong Sad tells about a favorite drink of his and counts the pixels on his screen.
09.01.05 (8:15am) Parade on my Rain stalwart Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I See a Darkness Strong Sad shares his thoughts on the rain.
08.25.05 (9:55pm) A Curious Email the frig? Neil Young - Trans - Transformer Man Strong Sad describes a weird email he received, and makes a joke that would work better out loud.
08.17.05 (2:19pm) Stats n' Stumps still alive Tom Waits - The Black Rider Strong Sad wonders how many times Homsar has visited his blog, and describes the wonders of sitting on a tree stump.
09.09.04 (6:54am) Dinner for One zonked. Mr. Mom - Original Movie Soundtrack Strong Sad explains his philosophy on food and how it should be eaten. He also learns gravity is against him.
08.26.04 (7:15am) History Lesson Part II whimsically whistful Bowie at the Beeb - Five Years Strong Sad and Johnny Appleseed have a falling out. Saddy Dumpington takes his washboard elsewhere.
08.19.04 (12:01am) The Curse of Keen Eyes more humble than usual my own remix - The writings of Gregor Mendel read over some old Brian Eno stuff Strong Sad observes others' lives and gets banned from Soiled Bargains.
08.12.04 (9:38am) Dr. Scholls? brissly Peter Murphy - Holy Smoke Strong Sad finally comes out about his elephant feet, er, soolnds.
08.05.04 (2:19am) Long Time smarmy Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat After more than a year, Strong Sad finally remembers the password to his blog: gray_n_grey584.
03.13.03 (3:12pm) Weird Time torn Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me Soundtrack Homsar invites Strong Sad to a tree-hugging party.
02.28.03 (4:08am) More Like Writer's Blecchh! getting frustrated Godspeed You! Black Emperor The external website linked here contains offensive language and/or content. content warning - I can't tell where one song stops and the next one starts Strong Sad writes a poem about his cleverness.
02.20.03 (10:38am) Post-it on my face self pitying Butch Willis - I'm the Kitty Cat Strong Bad "helps" Strong Sad express himself.
02.14.03 (11:16am) A Dark, Dark Day meh The Promise Ring - Say Goodbye Good With The Cheat's help, Strong Sad feels lonely on Valentine's.
02.05.03 (9:16pm) A New Year, A New You rotten inside Jerry Goldsmith - The Poltergeist Motion Picture Score Strong Sad considers New Years resolutions. A month late.
02.03.03 (1:02pm) From out of the darkness sebaceous Pet Shop Boys - Discography: The Complete Singles Collection The pressure of a weblog gets to Strong Sad.
11.23.02 (1:00pm) A New Pain devoid The Smiths - Meat Is Murder Strong Sad tries to help Strong Bad whistle, but he ends up getting a pain in the knee called "Kreigh".
11.18.02 (1:00pm) A New Beginning of the End slight Matthew Sweet - Altered Beast Today is Not Strong Sad's Day. Maybe tomorrow.
11.17.02 (10:18 pm) The Beginning of the End less reticent Thursday - Concealer Strong Sad decides to give it a second chance.
11.17.02 (10:15 pm) reticent Thursday - Understanding in a Car Crash Strong Sad's first post, in which he gives up on the whole weblog thing.

[edit] Fun Facts

[edit] Trivia

  • The "A Curious Email" post was removed between January 26 and April 13, 2021.
  • The photograph from "A Curious Email" is of a painting inside the Grand Canyon Desert View Watchtower. Fred Kabotie painted images of various Hopi mythological stories and customs inside of the tower.
  • The Dream icon is animated; he slowly cries tears of blood.
  • Here is Strong Sad's user profile:
Name: Strong Sad
Email: depressio@homestarrunner.com
AOL IM: depressio111117
Quote: "Each day we die a little more."
Interests: Listening, Books, Listening to books, Calligraphy, Poetry, Safety, Being alone, Arts, Crafts, Arts b/w Crafts
Friends: None
  • Every alternate text (for links) is "Header."
  • One of the auto-replies sent to people who tried to email Strong Sad through depressio@homestarrunner.com includes a link to this blog.
  • For a short while on August 12, 2004, heading to the Index Page would instead bring up Strong Sad's blog. This blocked all access to the site for a short period of time, with the only way to reach the site being to sneak through the 404'd pages.
  • Links:
    • In Strong Sad's user profile, click on "none" after "friends" to see what secret fond memories Strong Sad has.
    • In archives 1, click on "That guy" to hear a clip of Homsar saying "AaAaAaAaAaAaAaAa! When can we start the Jeffersons?"
    • In archives 2, click on "this" to see a short Powered by The Cheat clip of hearts being crushed on a conveyor belt, with the Grim Reaper in the background.
    • In current, click on "Post-its" to see an article about the invention of Post-its. (link broken, archived here).
    • In current, click on "this" to see Homsar's party invite.
    • In current, click on "Saddy Dumpington" to see a picture of Saddy Dumpington.
"I'm Creepin & I'm Creepin & I'm Creepin Party!"
  • Strong Sad's e-vite reads:
Page title: PARSON BROWN PRESENTS!!
You're invited to an:
I'm Creepin & I'm Creepin & I'm Creepin Party!!

Hosted By: Homsar
Where: Almost There
When: Friday March 14th - from '93 til...

Comments:
Please come to my mega mix.

Bring Dips. Chips will be provided.

Bonfire. Social Graces. Late Night JengaJam.

4 live bands. 2 on the main stage, 2 on the Nokia SugarPhone SideShow Stage. Live acts TBA*

*Most (all) of the live acts will be to hug a tree.
  • In the background, you can also see Homsar with tape.

[edit] Remarks

  • Strong Sad says he can't jump, despite jumping in Experimental Film and boring (really). He also does two jumping jacks in A Jumping Jack Contest, and one jumping jack the year before. He may be implying that he's no good at jumping. This may also be a reference to his "elephant feet", since elephants do not have the ability to jump.
  • At the time of posting, there was never a "Mr. Mom Original Movie Soundtrack."
  • Strong Sad does have Homsar as a friend, despite claiming to have no friends in his profile.
  • "History Lesson Part II" employs a large number of Strong Bad mannerisms, such as:
  • calling Johnny Appleseed a hippie and a "freakin' weirdo"
  • calling Strong Sad "Saddy Dumpington"
  • using the squeaky pants sound effect (in reference to the washboard)
  • growing tired/annoyed with the original subject and switching to a different subject at the very end
This strongly suggests that the entry's author was actually Strong Bad, particularly since Strong Sad posted his password a few entries previous. However, in A Folky Tale, Strong Sad claims that Saddy Dumpington is a "legendary folk hero [he] made up". There are several possible solutions to this apparent contradiction:
  • Strong Sad actually has some latent Strong Bad mannerisms that he only expresses through writing. It's quite common in the real world for mild-mannered people to adopt a very aggressive and hateful tone in their weblogs.
  • As well, Strong Sad may also use similar mannerisms as his brother regularly, as seen at the end of different town where he calls Strong Bad a "spaz" and a "weirdo".
  • Strong Sad deliberately wrote the entry using Strong Bad's mannerisms.
  • Saddy Dumpington was originally Strong Sad's invention and Strong Bad made fun of it.
  • Saddy Dumpington was Strong Bad's invention and Strong Sad liked it so much he claimed it as his own.
  • Strong Bad did call Strong Sad "Saddy Dumpington" originally, and Strong Sad decided to use the name (either to write the folk tale, or as a name to use in a tale he already made up).
The original drawing of Saddy is actually signed SS in the cursive writing only Strong Sad can create, further adding to the mystery.
  • In "Post-it on my face", Strong Sad says he wakes up with a Post-it note on his head from Strong Bad. He then says "He thinks he is very awesome and also likes Post-its a lot." This is later proven in Biz Cas Fri 2, in which Strong Bad puts Post-it notes everywhere and claims they could save the company millions.
  • If Strong Sad really did count 1310720 pixels and recount them in 6 hours, he'd have counted over 121 pixels a second.
  • The first entry was posted at 10:15 am, but Strong Sad says his weblog's "life" lasted from 12:05-12:15. Strong Sad may have entered the wrong time, or the server the blog is on is in a different time zone.

[edit] Strong Sad's Mistakes

  • Strong Sad made a typo in the "Post-it on my face" entry. He writes "If I type real quite, maybe he won't come in here," instead of "quiet".
  • He also makes a typo in the entry titled "A New Beginning of the End," in which he misspells "unfortunately" as "unforuntately".
  • Strong Sad has a third typo in the entry "A New Year, A New You"; he misspells "remembered" as "remebered".
  • In History Lesson, Part II, Strong Sad says that Francis Scott Key knew how to party orchestrally. However, Key only wrote the words to "The Star Spangled Banner" as a poem; it was later put to the music of an old English drinking song.
  • In A Curious Email, Strong Sad typed "worthwhile" as two words ("worth while").
  • Lukewarm water is not quite warm, but not quite cool. If one leaves a glass of lukewarm water out too long, the water will become cool, not warm, unless there is an incredible heat wave. It is possible that the room temperature of an area is hotter than the glass (outside during the summer, if the heat is kept turned up), though.

[edit] Inside References

  • Strong Sad says "Each day we die a little more" in Who Said What Now?.
  • Homsar first said "JengaJam" in Where's The Cheat?.
  • In different town, Strong Bad wants Strong Sad to bring him back a bust of Bubo from the Clash of the Titans Con.
  • Homestar mentions "Night Court starring Richard Moll" in car.
  • "Arts b/w Crafts" is another instance of b/w.
  • One avatar is Neil from The Young Ones. Strong Sad dressed up as Vyvyan, another character from that show, in Pumpkin Carve-nival.

[edit] Real-World References

[edit] Fast Forward

  • In virus, the titular virus causes Strong Sad to have emoticon heads with descriptions. They are not the same emoticons from his blog, however (with the exception of "getting frustrated", which was in the February 28, 2003 blog).
  • Strong Bad would list tree hugging (which Homsar invites Strong Sad to do) as #4 in his bottom 10.
  • In A Folky Tale, Saddy Dumpington makes an appearance.
  • In email thunder, Strong Sad says to not look at his blog, as he hasn't updated in years.
  • The "slight/self pitying/whimsically whistful/zonked." emoticon is used in the title of The Deleteheads Download (also written by Strong Sad).
    • The Deleteheads Download emails are also sent through the depressio@homestarrunner.com email.

[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

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