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'''Strong Sad's Lament''' is [[Strong Sad]]'s personal weblog. It originated in the email "[[website]]," when you could access it by clicking on the "F10" image at the bottom of [[Strong Bad's Website]].
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[[Image:strong sads lament screenshot.PNG|thumb|240px|Sweetheart, you can't buy the necessities of life with cookies.]]
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'''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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In his lament he expresses his frustrations with life, complains about [[Strong Bad]]'s constant practical jokes, and describes his bizarre relationship with [[Homsar]]. It debuted on November 17th 2002, and within a week was on a two and a half month hiatus. On February 3rd, 2003, it started again, and for nearly a month was regularly updated. 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.
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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|Fast Forward]])''
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*Sep. 1, 2005: "The earth swarms with people who are not worth talking to."
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*Aug. 25, 2005: "Why am I here?"
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**From ''[[IMDb:tt0139776|Fishing with John]].''
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*Aug. 17, 2005: "We're just blowing through naptime"
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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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**From ''[[IMDb:tt0367279|Arrested Development]]''.
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*Aug. 26, 2004: "You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake."
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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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**From ''[[IMDb:tt0137523|Fight Club]]''.
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*Aug. 19, 2004: "THEY'RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU!"
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| Thursday, August 25, 2005 || "Why am I here?" || ''[[IMDb:tt0139776|Fishing with John]]''
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**From ''[[IMDb:tt0074285|Carrie]]''.
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*Aug. 12, 2004: "When you grow up, your heart dies."
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| Wednesday, August 17, 2005 || "We're just blowing through naptime" || ''[[IMDb:tt0367279|Arrested Development]]''
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**From ''[[IMDb:tt0088847|The Breakfast Club]]''.
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*Aug. 7, 2004: "Everybody dies frustrated and sad, and that is beautiful"
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| Thursday, August 26, 2004 || "You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake." || ''[[IMDb:tt0137523|Fight Club]]''
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**From ''[http://www.tmbw.net/wiki/index.php/Lyrics:Don%27t_Let%27s_Start Don't Let's Start]'' by [[They Might Be Giants]].
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*Prior to Aug. 7: "Dancin-a with myseh-helf wah wah wah-o."
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| Thursday, August 19, 2004 || "THEY'RE ALL GONNA LAUGH AT YOU!" || ''[[IMDb:tt0074285|Carrie]]''
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**From ''[http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005UOXL/ Dancing With Myself]'' by  [[Wikipedia:Billy Idol|Billy Idol]].
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*Dec. 11, 2003?: "Oh Oh, Lonesome Me."
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| Thursday, August 12, 2004 || "When you grow up, your heart dies." || ''[[IMDb:tt0088847|The Breakfast Club]]''
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**From ''[http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/roy-orbison/119294.html Lonesome Me]'' by [[Wikipedia:Roy Orbison|Roy Orbison]].
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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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| 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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| [[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:jim.jpg|Jim Jarmusch]] || 08/25/2005 || Director [[Wikipedia:Jim Jarmusch|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: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:strongsadblog_radar.jpg|Radar avatar]] || 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 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 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 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 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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*09.01.05 (8:15am) - Parade on my Rain
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Image:brissly.gif|'''sebaceous'''<br />'''brissly'''
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Image:devoid.gif|'''less reticent'''<br />'''devoid'''<br />'''meh'''<br />'''still alive.'''
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**'''Tune:''' [[Wikipedia:I_See_a_Darkness|Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I See A Darkness]]
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Image:gettingfrustrated.gif|'''getting frustrated'''
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*:It's been raining a lot lately. If I were an only child, that would be a good thing. Just me, my journal, and a few unscented candles. Colored but unscented. Scented candles have always seemed unnatural to me. It's insulting to candle-kind to have those perfumey clones walking around, scenting things up. And where does all this leave poor incense? Besides all over Marzipan's house I mean?
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Image:reticent.gif|'''reticent'''<br />'''torn'''<br />'''more humbled than usual'''<br />'''stalwart'''
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Image:selfpitying.gif|'''slight'''<br />'''self pitying'''<br />'''whimsically whistful'''<br />'''zonked.'''
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*:But I digress, back to the topic at hand. Rain. Rain would be great if I didn't have my brothers Low-Brow and No-Brow constantly trying to ruin my dreary day parade. I remember a particular event they held called "Bringin' the Rain Back 2 Tha Peeps!" in which a contraption was rigged up to funnel rain in through my window and over my bed where I had previously been enjoying a wonderfully lonely rain nap (or 'wet nap' as I sometimes call them). As you can probably imagine, the 'peeps' were not impressed.
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Image:smarmy.gif|<span style="width:auto;">'''rotten inside'''<br />'''smarmy'''<br />'''sterotyped and classified'''</span>
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Image:thefrig.gif|'''the frig?'''
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*:I '''AM''' excited about my bi-, sometimes tri-, monthly ritual of taking my journal out into the rain and writing poems as the ink bleeds down the page and becomes illegible. I see it as a sort of sacrifice by giving a very personal part of myself to the rain. That, and the pneumonia I always seem to get.
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*08.25.05 (9:55pm) - A Curious Email
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**'''Mood:''' [[Image:thefrig.gif]] the frig?
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*:Now, I don't get a lot of email. That is to say, I don't get a lot of worth while email. Lotta death threats, hate mail, and joke invitations to online singles sites (which, of course, I don't discover are 'joke' invitations until after waiting around the proposed meeting location for 4-8 hours. but hey! you never know when one might turn out to be legit!).
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*:But today, I got this:
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*:[[Image:hopiss.jpg|why am i here indeed]]
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*:It clearly depicted me, looking the way I look when I'm thinking too hard about dairy. So I looked it up and it appears that I bear a striking resemblance to the Hopi sun god. I'm not sure how he or she felt about dairy but I hope I don't start getting accidentally worshipped. I've been 'worshed' before. Like, out back with the hose. You know, worshed off after I got all muddy. Never worshipped though. If nothing else, this has taught me that I should start wearing more red and yellow, as that border around my head really accentuates the pallor. Pallor if ya hear meh!
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*08.17.05 (2:19pm) -  Stats n' Stumps
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**'''Tune:''' [[Wikipedia:The Black Rider (album)|Tom Waits - The Black Rider]]
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*:So, here are I am again. Not quite a year since my last update. I checked the site stats for my blog, and in the 349 days of dormancy, my blog had 4.2 visitors. And only three of them were me. I bet Homsar is the .2 of a person. I wonder who that other person was. Oh, I guess Homsar could've checked it out 6 times. That's probably it.
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*:I recently sat on a tree stump. That's a real rush. If you've never done it, give it a shot. It's the kind of thing you see in stories a lot, but don't actually get to do very often. I had to stand up after a few hours because it was so intense. I'm also pretty excited about trying to hibernate this winter.
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*:I see no reason to not type the alphabet:
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*:AaBbCcDdEeFfGgHhIiJjKkLlMmNnOoPpQqRrSsTtUuVvWwXxYyZz
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*09.09.04 (6:54am) - Dinner for One
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**'''Tune:''' [[IMDb:tt0085970|Mr. Mom]] - ''Original Movie Soundtrack''
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*:I grilled up some zucchini last night and, oh man, that was a good meal. Grilling vegetables by oneself on a George Foreman grill outside by the trashcans can be the most pleasant of dining experiences. It's like I always say, "Food should be consumed in the most depressing way possible." In other news, I have recently discovered that I can't jump. Gravity works real good on me.
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*08.26.04 (7:15am) - History Lesson Part II
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**'''Tune:''' [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004Y7WV/ Bowie at the Beeb - ''Five Years'']
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*:I think if I grew up in the late 18th century, I would have made sure Johnny Appleseed and I were best friends. What a freakin weirdo, right? Wore a pot on his head and planted apple trees everywhere. There's no way that guy had any friends. He'd have no choice but to make me his best. I would have worn a washboard 'round my neck and overalls and been his right hand man: [[HR:sadjournal/dumpington.html|Saddy Dumpington]].
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*:We'd crisscross this great nation of ours, he planting apple trees and me rapping out songs of the day on my washboard for the townsfolk in exchange for table scraps. Songs like, um, 'Yankee Doodle' or maybe 'Skip to my Lu.' I'm not sure if those were around then, though. Or if they'd sound like anything other than 'SCRRREENK SCRUNK, SCRRRENK, SCRUNK!' on a washboard.
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*:Jeez, my job woulda been way harder than his. Ungrateful hippie. Nothing but chuckin' seeds and getting all the girls for Appleseed while Saddy picks up the slack and keeps food on the table.
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*:Forget Johnny Appleseed. I'll take my washboard and jam with Francis Scott Key instead. That guy knew how to party. Orchestrally.
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*08.19.04 (12:01am) - The Curse of Keen Eyes
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**'''Tune:''' my own remix - ''The writings of [[Wikipedia:Gregor Mendel|Gregor Mendel]] read over some old [[Wikipedia:Brian_Eno|Brian Eno]] stuff''
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*:Why am I cursed with being the guy that always sees the saddest and most pathetic little snippets of other peoples' lives? Does anybody else have this problem? Like today, I was at a thrift store and I happened to look over just as this old lady walked right into a window that I guess she thought was a doorway. And she was going at a pretty good clip for a woman her age, too. She left a big faceprint on the glass and broke her bifocals and dropped a bunch of gross napkins she was carrying. And if that wasn't bad enough, then she looks over and sees me looking at her and goes, 'I'm sorry, Cambridge, will you shut off this force shield?' I couldn't take it so I ran away.
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*:Right into a window that I guess I thought was a doorway. Or rather, right THROUGH a window that I thought was a doorway.
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*:Now I'm banned from 'Soiled Bargains.' It's cool though. I kinda don't wear clothes.
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*08.12.04 (9:38am) - Dr. Scholls?
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**'''Tune:''' [[Wikipedia:Peter Murphy|Peter Murphy - ''Holy Smoke'']]
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*:Okay, okay, okay. Let's be honest. My feet look like elephant feet --- BUT THEY ARE NOT!!! They're called soolnds. Let's review: elephant = elephant feet; Strong Sad = soolnds. After a little epsom salt bath every night, my soolnds are quite soft and comfy. When I walk on the beach people laugh at me because my footprints are just big, circular indentions in the sand. It's possible that they're laughing at the fact that I wear a hooded sweatshirt when I swim in the ocean. The sun is such an evil thing. I also bring my towel with me into the water so nobody steals it. I hate the beach.
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*08.05.04 (2:19am) - Long Time
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**'''Tune:''' [[Wikipedia:Uncle Meat|Frank Zappa - ''Uncle Meat'']]
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*:So I forgot the password to my blog a year or so ago and I just remembered it. I had decided to count how many times I blinked yesterday and around 3:14pm I was up to 2,387 when I remembered my password was gray_n_grey584. That jogged my memory because 2,387 reminds me of 584 for some reason. They must be cosmically linked. Is anyone even reading this? A little haiku before I sign off:
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*:Broken slouchiness,
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*:Smiling from outside the spine,
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*:Sit up straight for once.
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*:That's all for now.
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*:I ended up blinking 7,413 times. My record is 11,083.
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*03.13.03 (3:12pm) - Weird Time [[Image:Homsars Invite To StrongSad.PNG|thumb|Strong Sad's Invite]]
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**'''Tune:''' [[Wikipedia:Angelo Badalamenti|Angelo Badalamenti]] - ''Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me Soundtrack''
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*:Today I got [[HR:sadjournal/evite.html|this]] e-vite from Homsar. That spells trouble. The last time he invited me to something I had to hug a tree. And it was just the 2 of us but he kept talking about what a great turnout there was. And the only refreshments were chips, mustard, and gravy. Except he called the chips "hot wings."
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*02.28.03 (4:08am) - More Like Writer's Blecchh!
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**'''Tune:''' [[Wikipedia:Godspeed You! Black Emperor|Godspeed You Black Emperor]] - ''I can't tell where one song stops and the next one starts''
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*:Ugh! It's 4 am already and I haven't written one poem yet today. If I don't come up with something soon, my poem-count for February will be the lowest ever! I was trying to write something about the crack on my ceiling, but it seemed a little upbeat for my style. Maybe I could write about how no one is ever around to understand how clever I am.
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*:Clever I am? Next to no one.
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*:Undiscovered and soggy.
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*:Look up. Look down. They're around.
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*:Probably laughing. Still, bright, watery.
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*:Listed among the top. Ten.
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*:Nine. Late night. Early morn.
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*:Early mourn. Now I sleep.
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*02.20.03 (10:38am) - Post-it on my face
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**'''Tune:''' [http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000051TSQ/ Butch Willis - ''I'm the Kitty Cat'']
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*:I woke up this morning with a Post-it on my face that said, "I am very awesome, got it?" I wonder who that was from. In case any of you are new readers, that would be my brother, Strong Bad. He thinks he is very awesome and also likes Post-its a lot. When I'm done with this entry, I'm going to go fix myself a cup of tea. Then I'll probably start trying to avoid Strong Bad for the rest of the day. Oh, here he is now. If I type real quite, maybe he won't come in here. HJLWHOUISNASNKL?A STUPID!! GUY I AM A STUPID GUY!! HA HA HA!!!!GUIS kljIUS SJ. Okay, I didn't type that. I'll go ahead and leave it, so you guys can have an idea of what I have to put up with.
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===Archive 2===
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*02.14.03 (11:16am) - A Dark, Dark Day
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**'''Mood:''' [[Image:meh.gif]] meh
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**'''Tune:''' [[Wikipedia:The_Promise_Ring|The Promise Ring]] - ''Say Goodbye Good''
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*:I think [[HR:sadjournal/vday.swf|this]] just about sums it up. <small>''special thanks to The Cheat''</small>
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*02.05.03 (9:16pm) - A New Year, A New You
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**'''Mood:''' [[Image:rotteninside.gif]] rotten inside
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**'''Tune:''' [[Wikipedia:Jerry Goldsmith|Jerry Goldsmith]] - ''The Poltergeist Motion Picture Score''
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*:Normally I don't make any New Year's Resolutions, but the idea of self improvement is growing on me. So I started asking around about them. Bubs said he's going to quit embezzling from himself. Marzipan's going to try and enforce tougher water restrictions on the rest of us. And when I asked Homestar what his resolution was, he said, "Oh, 640x480 probably." That made me laugh. Then Homestar said, "What?" and I remebered what league I was playing in. "Nothing, that's a good one," I told him. "I know," he said, "You should see Space Quest 3. It looks awesome!"
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*:My resolution for this year is to not feel so bad about wanting to hit Homestar so much.
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*02.03.03 (1:02pm) - From out of the darkness
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*:Okay, so I kind of freaked out there at the end of the year and couldn't bring myself to post in my web journal. The pressure of all you people on the internet reading my inner thoughts got to be too much. So I locked myself in the pantry and revealed my secrets to fruit roll-ups and economy sized cans of Heinz ketchup. That worked for a while until I realized 3 months had passed and I'd gained 45 pounds. But now I'm back. Here I am, internet. Rock me like an e-Hurricane.
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===Archive 1===
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*11.23.02 (1:00pm) - A New Pain
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**'''Mood:''' [[Image:devoid.gif]] devoid
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**'''Tune:''' [[Wikipedia:Meat_Is_Murder|The Smiths - ''Meat Is Murder'']]
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*:Today Strong Bad asked me to help him with his whistling, so I kept trying to explain to him how to do it, but he wasn't getting it. He finally just punched me on the side of my knee and said, "Whistle this." I don't know what that means. The punch didn't really hurt, so that was good. But then I told him that the punch didn't hurt. That was a mistake. Then he got Strong Mad to punch me on the side of my knee. That one hurt. A lot. I started to elevate my mind so I wouldn't be able to feel the pain, but I decided that feeling the pain was better than feeling nothing at all. I have given the pain in my knee a name. I call him, "Kreigh."
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*11.18.02 (1:00pm) - A New Beginning of the End
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**'''Mood:''' [[Image:slight.gif]] slight
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**'''Tune:''' [[Wikipedia:Matthew Sweet|Matthew Sweet]] - ''Altered Beast''
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*:When I woke up this morning, I thought to myself, "Today's gonna be my day, Strong Sad's day." I have since come to discover that today is Not Strong Sad's Day. Just like every other day. Though I suppose you could call it Strong Sad's Day To Have Toothpaste Smeared In His Eyes By His Brothers. Unforuntately, that day is also fast becoming synonymous with WEEKdays. I have a good feeling about tomorrow, though. I'm hoping that someone other than Homsar talks to me. Today he kept asking, "When can we start the Jeffersons?" [[HR:/sadjournal/homsar_jeff.mp3|That guy]] has a communication problem.
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*11.17.02 - The Beginning of the End
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**10:18 pm
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***'''Mood:''' [[Image:lessreticent.gif]] less reticent
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***'''Tune:''' [[Wikipedia:Full_Collapse|Thursday - ''Concealer'']]
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**:So I've thought it over and I've decided to give the weblog another chance. Strong Bad's always stealing my journal anyway so I might as well make it public for all the world to ridicule. I'll try and keep it updated every week or so, depending on how heavy the weight of the world is at that particular time. I thought I'd begin with my crushed hope of the day: '''''HAVE FRIENDS'''''
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**10:15 pm
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***'''Mood:''' [[Image:reticent.gif]] reticent
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***'''Tune:''' [[Wikipedia:Full_Collapse|Thursday - ''Understanding in a Car Crash'']]
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**: Oh well, welcome to my weblog. You're probably going to hate it and write me horrible emails. In fact, nevermind. I give up. '''R.I.P. Strong Sad's Weblog''' ''12:05-12:15''
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== Posts ==
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{|class="wikitable" style="border-collapse:collapse;"
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! style="width:10%;" | Date and Time !! Post title !! Current mood !! Current tunes !! Description
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|- id="lament-2005-09-09"
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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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|- id="lament-2005-09-01"
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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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|- id="lament-2005-08-25"
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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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|- id="lament-2005-08-17"
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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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|- id="lament-2004-09-09"
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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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|- id="lament-2004-08-26"
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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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|- 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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|- id="lament-2004-08-12"
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| 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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|- id="lament-2004-08-05"
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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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|- id="lament-2003-03-13"
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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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|- id="lament-2003-02-28"
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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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|- id="lament-2003-02-20"
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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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|- id="lament-2003-02-14"
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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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|- id="lament-2003-02-05"
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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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|- id="lament-2003-02-03"
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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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|- id="lament-2002-11-23"
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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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|- id="lament-2002-11-18"
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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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|- id="lament-2002-11-17-2"
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| 11.17.02 (10:18 pm)
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| 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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|- id="lament-2002-11-17-1"
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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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== Fun Facts ==
== Fun Facts ==
=== Trivia ===
=== Trivia ===
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*'Morpheus' will have a drop of blood that comes out of his eye, much like a tear.
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*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.
*Here is Strong Sad's user profile:
*Here is Strong Sad's user profile:
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Friends: [[The Secrets That I Keep|None]]</blockquote>
Friends: [[The Secrets That I Keep|None]]</blockquote>
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*Every alternate text (for links) is "Header."  
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*Every alternate text (for links) is "Header."
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*His emotions are...
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*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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**stalwart
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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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**the frig?
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**still alive
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**zonked.
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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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*Links:
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**In Strong Sad's user profile, click on "none" after "friends" to see what [[The Secrets That I Keep|secret fond memories]] Strong Sad has.
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*You can click on the following 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]]?"
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**In Strong Sad's user profile, you can click "none" after "friends" to see what [[The Secrets That I Keep|secret fond memories]] Strong Sad has.
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**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 archives 1, click on "That guy" to hear a clip of Homsar saying "When can we start [[Wikipedia:The Jeffersons|the Jeffersons]]?"
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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 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 "Post-its" to see an article about the invention of Post-its. (Link currently broken).
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**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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[[File:Homsars Invite To StrongSad.PNG|thumb|140px|"I'm Creepin & I'm Creepin & I'm Creepin Party!"]]
*Strong Sad's e-vite reads:
*Strong Sad's e-vite reads:
:'''Page title:''' PARSON BROWN PRESENTS!!
:'''Page title:''' PARSON BROWN PRESENTS!!
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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.
===Remarks===
===Remarks===
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*Strong Sad says he can't jump, despite jumping in [[Experimental Film]], [[boring (really)]], doing two lousy jumping jacks in [[A Jumping Jack Contest]], and at least 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.
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*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.
*There was never a "Mr. Mom Original Movie Soundtrack."
*There was never a "Mr. Mom Original Movie Soundtrack."
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*Strong Sad does have Homsar as a friend, despite claiming to have no friends in his profile.
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*"History Lesson Part II" employs a large number of Strong Bad mannerisms, such as
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*"History Lesson Part II" employs a large number of Strong Bad mannerisms, such as:
::* calling Johnny Appleseed a hippie and a "freakin' weirdo"
::* calling Johnny Appleseed a hippie and a "freakin' weirdo"
::* calling Strong Sad "Saddy Dumpington"
::* calling Strong Sad "Saddy Dumpington"
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::* using the [[funny|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
::* growing tired/annoyed with the original subject and switching to a different subject at the very end
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: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 I made up".  There are several possible solutions to this apparent contradiction:
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: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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::* 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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::* Strong Sad deliberately wrote the entry using Strong Bad's mannerisms.
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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.
::* 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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::::*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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::* 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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::* 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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: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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*If Strong Sad really did count 1310720 pixels and recount them in 6 hours, he'd have counted over 121 pixels a second.
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*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.
===Strong Sad's Mistakes===
===Strong Sad's Mistakes===
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*Strong Sad actually 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.'''
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*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".
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*He also makes a typo in the entry titled "A New Beginning of the End," where he misspells "unfortunately" as "unforuntately."
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*He also makes a typo in the entry titled "A New Beginning of the End," in which he misspells "unfortunately" as "unforuntately".
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*Strong Sad has a third typo in the entry "A New Year, A New You"; He misspells "remembered" as "remebered."
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*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 [[Wikipedia:Francis Scott Key|Francis Scott Key]] knew how to party orchestrally. However, Key only wrote the words to [[Wikipedia:The Star Spangled Banner|"The Star Spangled Banner"]] as a poem; it was later put to the music of an old English drinking song.
*In History Lesson, Part II, Strong Sad says that [[Wikipedia:Francis Scott Key|Francis Scott Key]] knew how to party orchestrally. However, Key only wrote the words to [[Wikipedia:The Star Spangled Banner|"The Star Spangled Banner"]] as a poem; it was later put to the music of an old English drinking song.
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*In A Curious Email, Strong Sad accidentally types "worthwhile" as two words ("worth while").
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*In A Curious Email, Strong Sad typed "worthwhile" as two words ("worth while").
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*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.
===Inside References===
===Inside References===
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*Strong Sad says "Each day we die a little more" on the [[Spin 'n' Say]].
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*Strong Sad says "Each day we die a little more" in [[Who Said What Now?]].
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*Homsar first said "JengaJam" in [[Where's The Cheat?]]
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*Homsar first said "JengaJam" in [[Where's The Cheat?]].
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*In [[different town]], Strong Bad wants Strong Sad to bring him back a bust of Bubo from The Clash of the Titans Con.
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*In [[different town]], Strong Bad wants Strong Sad to bring him back a bust of Bubo from the Clash of the Titans Con.
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*Homestar mentions "''Night Court'' starring Richard Moll" in [[car]].
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*"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]].
=== Real-World References ===
=== Real-World References ===
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*"Arts b/w Crafts" in Strong Sad's profile is a reference to the titles of old vinyl singles and LP's, when "b/w" was an abbreviation put between the a-side name and b-side name which stood for "backed with".
 
*[[Wikipedia:Gregor Mendel|Gregor Mendel]] is known as "the father of genetics."
*[[Wikipedia:Gregor Mendel|Gregor Mendel]] is known as "the father of genetics."
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*3.14 are the first 3 digits of [[pi]] and they are mentioned twice.
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*3.14 are the first 3 digits of [[Wikipedia:Pi|pi]], and it is mentioned twice.
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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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*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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*"Parson Brown" is a character in the Christmas song [[Wikipedia:Winter Wonderland|"Winter Wonderland"]] by Felix Bernard and Dick Smith.
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*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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*"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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*[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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* 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]]''.
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*[[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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*A [[Wikipedia:George Foreman Grill|George Foreman Grill]] is an indoor grill promoted by boxing legend [[Wikipedia:George Foreman|George Foreman]].
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*"A New Year, A New You" is possibly a reference to Matt's band The New You.
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*"Working for the weak-end" is a reference to [[Wikipedia:Working for the Weekend|"Working for the Weekend"]], a hit song by [[Wikipedia:Loverboy|Loverboy]].
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*The title of the 8/26/04 entry, "History Lesson Part II," is also the title of a song by the Minutemen (from 1984's ''Double Nickels on the Dime'' LP).
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=== 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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*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.
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*In "From out of the darkness", "Rock me like an e-Hurricane" is a reference to the song "Rock You Like a Hurricane," by The Scorpions.
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== See Also ==
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*[[SBCG4AP Dev Blog]]
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*"Parson Brown" is a character in the Christmas song [http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/billygilman/winterwonderland.html "Winter Wonderland"] by Felix Bernard and Dick Smith.
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*The cellular phone company [[Wikipedia:Nokia|Nokia]] is the title sponsor of the [[Wikipedia:Sugar Bowl|Sugar Bowl]].
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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]] [http://lyrics.duble.com/lyrics/D/drdre-lyrics/drdre-nuthin-but-a--g--thang-lyrics.htm "Nuthin' But a "G" Thang."]
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*"Pallor if ya hear meh!" is a reference to ex-wrestler [[Wikipedia:Scott Rechsteiner|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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== External Links ==
== External Links ==
*[[HR:sadjournal/index.html|read "Strong Sad's Lament"]]
*[[HR: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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*[[HR:sadjournal/homsar jeff.mp3|download homsar_jeff.mp3]]
[[Category: Character Websites]]
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[[Category:Strong Sad]]

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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)

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[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." Lonesome Me by Don Gibson

[edit] Avatars

Image Date Description
Richard Moll 9/09/2005 Richard Moll as Nostradamus "Bull" Shannon from Night Court
Bubo 09/01/2005 "Bubo" the clockwork owl featured in the film 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
Nigel Planer 08/26/2004 Nigel Planer as Neil from The Young Ones
Radar 08/19/2004 Corporal Walter (Radar) O'Reilly from the hit TV series M*A*S*H (originally from the movie of the same name)
Lydia 08/12/2004 Lydia from the cartoon adaptation of the film Beetlejuice
Nosferatu Unknown Max Schreck as Graf "Count" Orlok from the silent movie Nosferatu
Morpheus Unknown Morpheus, or Dream of the Endless, from the The Sandman series of comics by Neil Gaiman
Oscar Wilde 03/13/2003 Irish author 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 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 Morpheus 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 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.
  • 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 currently broken, mirror 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.
  • 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 of the picture is of Nigel Planer, who plays Neil from 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.

[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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