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Adventures of Lolo

"You'd better have saved the receipt"...what's that supposed to mean?! At least I liked that game...

Well, Malone intends to return it for a refund. -- Mithent 07:48, 25 October 2005 (UTC)


Is "shock-you-mentary" (or, more likely, "shockumentary") a real word? I've heard of "mockumentaries" and "crockumentaries," but I'm not sure about "shockumentaries." If it is, maybe we should add an explanation about it; if it's not, maybe we should note its similarity to the other words I mentioned. Heimstern Läufer 03:15, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

I'm not sure if this will help, but I looked "shockumentary" on Google, from the sites that I got, it seems to be something that scares people (like a book, or a movie...or something). Again, I really don't think this will help, but it might! Sbemail(Talk,Contribs.) 03:21, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Well, technically, mock- and crockumentary aren't real words either, just media derivations from the word documentary. You could have schlockumentaries, jockumentaries, lockumentaries, sockumentaries, and even the occasional deep-fried haddockumentaries. Point being, documentary is the only non-made up word in the whole she-bang-a-bang. Gillan The Villain 03:23, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Yes, that's true, but what I meant was whether it is a commonly-used word or if Strong Bad made it up. Heimstern Läufer 03:31, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
My bad. And from my experience, I have heard it used before in the media, but I just have the feeling a maelstrom of "it doesn't deserve to be up there" or "if there's doubt in the post, your addition is toast" will prevent it from becoming a fun fact. Just my personal opinion, though. Gillan The Villain 03:37, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Surprisingly, "shockumentary" gets 240,000 hits on google, but the word does not exist in any dictionary. I'd be willing to bet our familiarity is a result of pop culture. —THE PAPER PREEEOW 04:05, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Like "mockumentary" and "rockumentary," "shockumentary" is just a portmanteau, and a fairly obvious one at that; I'm completely unsurprised that 240,000 web sites have used it; half of their authors probably thought they were being incredibly original and clever. — InterruptorJones 04:17, 25 October 2005 (UTC)


Should we mention something about this email being about night-time and that it was released at night. (Or at least here in the western hemisphere)? — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 03:19, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

It worked out nice that way, but knowing TBC's self-acknowledged methods of production, and the "new email soon" button, I'm betting they didn't wrap it up at 8 am and then just delay its release. I'm thinking they did it the same way I write papers. —AbdiViklas 04:12, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Gummi Bears

I hope I'm not the only person who thinks that Gummi Bears doesn't belong in the Fun Facts. If you can use the internet, I think you might be able to wrap your heard around the idea of a gummi bear. Not like Moses Malone, who might not be too well known to those of the internet generation. But gummi bears? I'd take it down, but I really don't like doing that, considering somebody took the time to put it up, and I personally get a wee bit off-put when something of mine is taken down. If it's meant to come down, it will come down. Such is the will of the Wiki. Gillan The Villain 03:27, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

I'm neutral, but you'd be surprised what some people don't know. Though I must wonder what sort of cave people don't know about gummi bears... --Jay v.2020 (Talk) 03:31, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
We also included Oreos in Commandos in the Classroom's fun facts, although those are a little more obscure. (My English friend had never heard of them.) Like Jay said, you never know what people don't know. --DorianGray
Oh, well. I guess I had a little too much faith in humanity, then. If it stays up, I can deal. Gillan The Villain 03:38, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
I concur with Gillan The Villain. Heimstern Läufer 03:37, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Have You Driven a Ford Latley?

I reverted a real-world reference, but I wanted to move it to the talk page instead of just condemning it to oblivion: let it be noted that "Latley" is a limousine service in Switzerland. —AbdiViklas 05:09, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Let it be known, that I, Sbemail, brought this fact into notice =)!!! —Sbemail(Talk,Contribs.) 05:12, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Texas Chainsaw Symphony Orchestra

I want to get rid of that Real-World Reference to the chainsaw solo, and assumed it should be fairly easy to prove that the notion of using a chainsaw in a musical setting predates Jackyl's 1992 debut. It wasn't, though. I found plenty of evidence that other groups have used chainsaws (including some amusingly "serious-art" endeavors), but no proof that the idea is older than the 90s. Somebody help me out? —AbdiViklas 05:15, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Okay... Who couldn't follow this email?

If you ask me, this was one of the worst. hard-to-get easter eggs, bad story, bad layout, almost no humor, just what I don't want. Who agrees?

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