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*'''Greatest''' Indeed, it is 'greatest.' The "t" is partially swallowed, (or, to take the "hooked on phonetics" route, his pronunciation has an incomplete plotive stop, muddying the sharpness of the "t"), but it is there. {{User:Thesmokingmonkey/sig}} 12:04, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
*'''Greatest''' Indeed, it is 'greatest.' The "t" is partially swallowed, (or, to take the "hooked on phonetics" route, his pronunciation has an incomplete plotive stop, muddying the sharpness of the "t"), but it is there. {{User:Thesmokingmonkey/sig}} 12:04, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
*'''Greatest'''  The ''t'' is kind of blended with the ''est'', so I could see why people could think it was grayest.  But, it's Greatest.--{{User:bkmlb/sig}} 18:18, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
*'''Greatest'''  The ''t'' is kind of blended with the ''est'', so I could see why people could think it was grayest.  But, it's Greatest.--{{User:bkmlb/sig}} 18:18, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
*'''Greatest''' I'm pretty sure I hear a consonant in there. --[[User:Blu Aardvark|Blu Aardvark]] <small>[[user talk:Blu Aardvark|(talk)]] [[Special:Contributions/Blu Aardvark|(edits)]]</small> 13:16, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)
== What is it then? ==
== What is it then? ==

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I feel so bad for the Cheat!

Ok, this may be minor, but it almost sounds like Homestar is saying "Four miles For hours" or "four miles four hours" instead of "Four miles per hour" Am I the only one? --Stux 08:19, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, I went back and listened to it, and he *does* say "per hour" but his p is a little "ph"-afied. Incredible. --Stux 20:25, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

The Paper Filmography

Is the The Paper's first appearance outside of a Strong Bad email? -- tomstiff 14:02, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

No. - Joshua

And also Arcade Game - sarducci

For that matter, is this the first appearance of an actual e-mail (well, it seems like a legitimate e-mail) outside of an official numbered sbemail segment?

sick lappy

the reason you dotn get ripples when you click the lappy is because it is sick with a virus too!!!

No, if TBC wanted to make the Lappy sick, it would have been more obvious. - Joshua 17:02, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Sick as well

What a coincidence!!!! I stayed home from school today because I was sick. It's amazing how life works out. lol--Martin925 18:23, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Heheh, me too. Homestramy20|Talk 20:11, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Holy crap! Me, too!

Yeah I've been doing my best not to get sick either. It's been going around! It's a fitting reflection of reality that TBC made through this short today. --Stux 20:28, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Weird... I've been a little snuffly too. Maybe TBC is just psychic and predicted we'd ALL be sick as dogs today. Ookelaylay 22:46, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Yeah, even I was a little sick over the weekend. -FaceCrap 23:59, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Well i'm not sick, but when I was coming home from school, I had a stuffy nose. -Dachazman

Or (eerie music) maybe TBC made us sick today! --notstrongorbad 02:17, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Or maybe because TBC have about 50,000+ viewers, a bunch of them were bound to be sick during the time of this toon's release. ;) - Joshua 02:23, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

I wasn't sick but my freind but they haven't heard of Homestar Runner! So it isn't a big coincedence there is something going round so maybe thats why they made this short -- Strong Lad

This is weird. I'm at Uni right now and tons of people are sick. And I got ill one day after seeing the cartoon. And I'm in the UK!

Grayest or Greatest?

"STRONG SAD: {groans} This is the ______ day of my life. I feel like a few dollars."

Alright, this has been changed multiple times now. Is he saying "grayest" or "greatest?" - Camalex(talk) 18:34, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

  • Greatest. Not only is that I hear it as, but "grayest" doesn't make sense in context. (regarding the dollar sentence) - Joshua 18:48, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • Greatest. I definitely hear a consonant in there. It's a little muffled because of his illness. The joke is that for a depressing person, being sick means he's actually having a good day. The second line is a play on "I feel like a million dollars," which only a person having the greatest day of their life would say. The grayest day of Strong Sad's life is every other day. — It's dot com 18:50, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. -- tomstiff 19:27, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • Greatest. For exactly the reasons It's dot com gave. --DorianGray
    • That's what I thought. Then I came here and it said "grayest" so I was confused. It kept getting changed, so I just wanted to see what people said on it... - Camalex(talk) 18:52, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • Greatest. For all the reasons already stated. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 19:39, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • Greatest. See above, and earlier someone put greenest, so I went back to hear it carefully, and indeed heard him pronounce the consontant! --Stux 20:29, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • Grayest. - when someone has the greatest day of their life, they feel like a million dollars. When someone has the grayest day, they only feel like a few dollars. Makes perfect sense.
  • Greatest Strong Sad never has a good day, ever. It makes sense for him to think the greatest day of his life to be worth a couple bucks. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 21:45, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • Greenest! Seriously! That's what I thought when he said it. Why else would he say like he felt like some dollar bills? Also, his face looked green. Ju Ju Master
  • Greatest The joke is that Strong Sad's day is better when he (or Strong Bad?) has a disease than normally. -AtionSong 23:36, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • Greatest Exactly!!!!!!!!!(I also agree with the "Or Strong Bad?" thing) 20X6 GEM
  • Greediest. To me, Strong Sad is saying "greediest." How about any of you? GWR_Wikisig.gifGWR 2004 TalkContribs 01:53, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
    • Comment Greediest? "This is the greediest day of my life."?! That makes no sense, and I hear greatest. I think the conclusion is obvious now. - Joshua
  • Greatest Not because it necessarily makes sense in context or in character or anything like that, but just because that's what it sounds like. Actually it sounds more like "Greadest" but anyone who's had a blocked nose knows that 't's are hard to pronounce and often come out as 'd's. --phlip TC 03:28, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • Greatest Indeed, it is 'greatest.' The "t" is partially swallowed, (or, to take the "hooked on phonetics" route, his pronunciation has an incomplete plotive stop, muddying the sharpness of the "t"), but it is there. THE SMOKING MONKEY 12:04, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • Greatest The t is kind of blended with the est, so I could see why people could think it was grayest. But, it's Greatest.--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 18:18, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
  • Greatest I'm pretty sure I hear a consonant in there. --Blu Aardvark (talk) (edits) 13:16, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

What is it then?

Should this be classified as a Not-Quite-Strong-Bad-Email or should we just leave it as-is? User:Kiwi

It's already on the NQSBE list, so there you go. --DorianGray

This morning I was going to add it to the list, and when I got there someone had already done it! I really do like this wiki. — It's dot com 21:49, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Laugh or Cry

This may just be me but it sounds more like The Cheat is laughing mischievously while in the puke pail. Does anyone else think so or do I need my ears checked? Stinkoman Z

You need your ears checked. - Camalex(talk) 23:38, 3 Oct 2005 (UTC)

YEah. It also sounds like he might be doing a small bit O' pokun at the end part of his puke pail appearence. 20X6 GEM

Puke pail

So, why didn't the puke pail get brought to Strong Bad? --The 386 00:10, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Whoever was told to do so (The Cheat) was busy up-chucking. GWR_Wikisig.gifGWR 2004 TalkContribs 00:14, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Up-chucking?! More like, puking really loudly! I don't get it at all. --The 386 00:18, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Um, up-chucking=puking - Camalex(talk) 00:19, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

How so? I think you're right. --The 386 00:23, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

They're synonyms. Also barf, throw up, spew, vomit, ralph, blow chunks, toss your cookies, toss a sidewalk pizza, Technicolour yawn, tango with the toilet, spiff your biscuits, regurgitate... Yeah... I collect synonyms for that. Call me crazy (I collect synonyms for 'crazy' too). --DorianGray

Okay, I know already! --The 386 00:29, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

I'm not sure if The Cheat was up-chucking or that he got stuck in Strong Bad's puke pail somehow. DaChazman

He was sick. Everyone was sick. He wasn't just "stuck." - Joshua 00:40, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Can't you see that we are all quite worried? The Cheat was in there, using it when he was sick! --The 386 00:41, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

I thought he was just stuck in the pail and was miserable. It sounded like he was crying. - Ju Ju Master 00:51, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

I think you're right. But "Can't you see Grandma's watchin' her stories"?! --The 386 00:52, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

puke pail for him!

i think the label on the box is a reference to j.c. penny comercials where they say phrases like:"hats for her! and jeans for him!" i couldnt think of a better example....-User:Timmy!

Um, no. I think you're looking too hard. - Camalex(talk) 01:10, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
i dont think i am! its extremely similar right? dont you think? i thought this would be exepted!-User:Timmy!
Uh, no. It's more of a "It's his puke pail, not SB's. HE'S FREAKIN' SICK!" comment TBC put in there. --Ookelaylay 01:14, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
THAT'S IT! We've managed to get this far! :D No one can believe this. --The 386 01:15, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
I don't see how it would be "J.C Penny's" speficially, as a lot of stores/brands use that. It's too broad to even mention. - Camalex(talk)
Well, just take note of this... there can also be a barf bag. --The 386 01:19, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
fine it can be a reference to alot of stores okay? jeez...-User:Timmy!
hello????????anyone their?-User:Timmy!
If it's a referense to a bunch of stuff then it's not really noteable, as everyone would know it already. It's too broad to make a comment about it. Think about it, you wouldn't put "Strong Bad's gloves are red. This is a referense to other things that are red" would you?
He's right about the glove reference. It's spelled wrong and will never make it on the Wiki due to that, but this store thing was something I hadn't thought of... When I did, though, I also thought of those blue and pink towels that say for her and for him, so there's a lot of stuff out there. We really can't stuff the site. People won't let me do it, either. I feel sorry for you, Timmy. We have an idea and they get rid of it. I'm off to check if paint pen still is up... Mortacai 18:01, 4 Oct 2005
...and Camalex, why is it whenever I see a reference that is being shot down by only one person, it's you? Sir, you love the status quo too much. This is the internet. The internet changes.
By only one person? Josh fixed that one you were so worked up about, and then notstrongorbad defended me. 1+1+1=3. Wow! That's more than 1, eh? :-P So, in other words, I was doing something that multiple people agreed with, yet no one but you defended? Seriously, go hang out at "Recent Changes" for a while. TONS of stuff gets reverted, rarely by me. Yes, the internet changes, but stupid or obvious facts will forever remain stupid and/or obvious. - Camalex(talk) 02:01, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)
I defended you, Camalex, largely because very insulting language had made its way into the edit summaries. What stays and what goes in the Wiki is never really a measure of the absolute truth (or absolute "stupidity" or obviousness) of a given fact; the Wiki is a liquid that assumes the form of its users. Some facts never have a chance from the get go, but that's simply because the weight of opinion is so strong against them that they could be described as "stupid." (Though I'd rather not.) Like a river finding its way through mountains, the Wiki oscillates between conflicting opinions and finally stabilizes in something that expresses the average of those opinions. Sometimes it's a million to one; sometimes, like the infamous Family Guy, it's a hotly contested oscillation, and an uneasy stability. But, aside from obvious objective realities about the 'toons, the Wiki is a joint agreement of subjective opinions. If, years in the future, a generation of wikiers with completely different opinions about these things were in charge, the Wiki would adapt to the averaged contours of their opinions. I'm getting too wordy--my point is, it's understandable to be angered by the perception that your initial contributions to the Wiki are unwanted (I made several false starts for the same reason). I tried to squelch some dialogue that was not making the Wiki a "happy place"--so don't respond to it in kind. --notstrongorbad 05:09, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Gentlemen(?), gentlemen! The WRWiki is a lively place that often reminds me of gas in a compressed space. You have all these molecules bouncing and slamming and whipping around...well, to make the analogy make more sense, the molecules would have to have feelings. And know how to edit wiki-style. And know something about Homestar Runner. Regardless, sometimes the best laid edits of mice and diffrent mice get reverted, or changed, or deleted. It's frustrating, especially for those who want desperately to contribute. And sometimes this leads to a bit of testiness, or outright name-calling between users when things don't go exactly as they planned. My advice, as trite as it may sound, is relax. Contributions, recognition and acceptance stack up with time, and letting set-backs freak you out or drag you down (to the point of feeling a persecution complex) isn't positive for anyone.

Taking things too personally can lead to the, um, Dark Side of Wikidom. Let me close with an awful limerick about a real experience I had that sort of relates to the issue:

There was once a anonymous user with an IP,

and I reverted some changes of he.

Not much did he like this,

and with a sure quickness,

he wrote some profane stuff about me.

But it is good to talk, good to vent. But relax. We should all be able to work things out in a civil way. And maybe we'll all get closer to that "happy place." — THE SMOKING MONKEY 12:57, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

i feel like a few dollars.

does anyone else view this as sounding a lot like somethig homsar would say? expecially with strong sad's tone of voice? it might be just a coincidence, though. ik.cybi?

See It's dot com's first comment in the great/gray/green/greasy debate above. Excellently put.

Rotten Egglund

I believe that the map of rotten egglund could be a reference/spoof of the map to far off lands

It's a reference to Peasant's Quest. The 386 My talk

I don't think so, compare: Map from Sick Day Map from Yello Dello Map from Peasant's Quest - it's closer to the Yello Dello one, I think. --phlip TC 13:00, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
The shape looks like the Yellow Dellow but the drawings are a spoof on the Peasants Quest.--minibaseball.png Bkmlb(talk to me·stuff I did) 13:03, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, I thought it was a reference too. (to the Yello Dello one) - Joshua 13:03, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

I never thought of that. The 386 My talk

Hey question: How many of these maps are out there? Just those three? Are they grouped together in some fashion (via a category or an article)? --Stux 16:59, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Wait, there's a fourth, maybe that's the one The 386 was talking about. Hmm, maybe this does deserve its own page, if not as a running gag then as a common item. --phlip TC 04:35, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Speaking of which, why is Strong Mads room toxic? Seek Bar

I don't know. I think it's just a continuation of TBC's love of old timey cartography.

Maybe his breath was bad and since he shouts all the time... Seek Bar

Is this necessary?

Is this, under "Remarks", necessary?

 - The images of Homestar's "word problem" are actually in front of Homestar.

I'm just asking. Is it relevant enough?


Well, if you watch carefully, the thermometer passes behind the drawings at one point. I think that's what it means. It seems interesting enough to me... --DorianGray
It's not something you'd notice unless you really looked for it. But the thermometer goes go behind it and also, when it pops, the "explosion" goes in front of Homestar. I think it's interesting to note because you'd assume it was on the wall behind him. - Joshua 18:03, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
How is this interesting? I've always assumed they were floating in front of him, like the on-screen graphics in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. They're appearing out of nowhere... why would they be on the wall? — It's dot com 18:12, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Unnecessary. He's showing US the visuals, why would they be on the wall?- Camalex(talk) 18:15, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
I'm gonna go with not needing this fact, I figured they were floating in fromt as well. small_logo.pngUsername-talk 18:18, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
i agree with Dot Com, Camalex, and HSR username... reminds me more of Clarissa Explains It All ;) Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 18:33, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
If for any reason it ultimately survives, it should be reworded; I though it meant that the visuals were, directionally, "in front" of Homestar's face, i.e. not behind his back. --notstrongorbad 18:38, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Well, it's gone now. Feel free to STUFF the original or a revised version. — It's dot com 18:40, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Toxic answer

It STINKS in there! So, I'd say that Strong Mad is sick, causing the room to STINK. The 386 My talk

Wow, you're so smart. We never realized that. [/sarcasm] Seriously, that was pretty obvious. - Joshua 22:58, 4 Oct 2005 (UTC)

I am so smart, aren't I? I guess no one would want to go in there. If that happened, the air would be let out. --The 386 My talk 00:32, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

That was kind of the whole point of the joke >.> - Camalex(talk) 01:53, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Sick Chaps?

Ever since 12AM Monday morning, I had been wondering why their was no new SB email for this week. Then this thing came out in the later the same day, as a toon. But I noticed it seemed like maybe it was originally intended to be an SB email, especially because Strong Bad got an email at the beginning. I was just thinking maybe Mike Chapman himself might have gotten sick, which could explain the lack of an SB email, and could have inspired the short itself. What does anyone else think about this?--Sanyo 06:47, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

There's certainly nothing unusual about a Monday release being late in the day. But what with all the talk of who's sick, it did cross my mind that maybe the inspiration was that TBC themselves had a bug. Of course they wouldn't be as incapacitated as everybody in the 'toon, or else they wouldn't feel like doing one any more than Strong Bad. Of course this remains the wildest of speculation; I just wanted to say it did cross my mind as well. --notstrongorbad 07:32, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)
Actually, this toon came out before 8:00 AM CDT. Is this late in the day? GWR_Wikisig.gifGWR 2004 TalkContribs 12:56, 5 Oct 2005 (UTC)

Real Email

Does anyone know if this is a real email or not?

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