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Missing Back Button

Didn't know if anyone noticed yet, but I loaded this email and at the end, there's no Back button. Anywhere. I used the TAB button to see if it was hidden or anything and nothing came up. Just wanted to let you guys know.

I don't know about ealier, but there's a Back button now. --Jay (Talk) 23:26, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Draw Trogdor again ;)

TBC knew that a wiki member was in the Flashforward audience. On the H*R Junkmail Filta, I'd like to think they were winking at us. — It's dot com 19:19, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Maybe that was just in there because TBC has stated multiple times that they don't answer emails on a previously covered topic (dangeresque 3 being the closest thing to an exception). --IT'S A LION! 20:14, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Sure, that's why "Draw Trodor again" is there, but I think the ";)" is directed this direction. — It's dot com 20:30, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Nah, I don't think it was us in particular - more like the people who keep sending emails about things that have already been done. --Jay (Talk) 20:32, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Well, of course I can't be sure, but I'd still like to think so. :) — It's dot com 20:37, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
At the very least, it was deserving of a Fun Fact. I'm surprised it wasn't added until now... Thunderbird 04:09, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Another Nod?

Just this past week we started a page about Strong Bad Smiling - and what's the final shot in this email? Coincidence?? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 19:31, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes. —BazookaJoe 20:41, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Tom Hank's SNL Reference

the intro was a definate reference to the Tom Hanks appearance on SNL; specifically the Wayne's World Sketch with Hanks as the roadie for Aerosmith. user:thereddestraddish

Yes it is, I couldn't place it. Add that! Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 19:35, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

I thought of that Wayne's World sketch as soon as I heard it also. Stonecold5987 (talk·edits) 20:11, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
I dunno. As I stated on the STUFF page, I don't think it's really a reference. The phrase is commonly used in this context. -Unknownwarrior33 01:47, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Nougat is the candy equivalent of veal

What is Strong Bad talking about? There's a Wikipedia entry on Nougat but I didn't get any veal equivalency there. -- 19:58, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

He's just saying that Veal is like the best kind of meat, nougat is like a candy Veal. Its like.. a metafor? i dunno, one of those.--Collin 20:00, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Well, I could be wrong, but I think this was another job for making stuff up. Remember, that's one of Strong Bad's hobbies. Heimstern Läufer 20:01, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
I don't think so. The important characteristic of veal is it's made from baby cows, or at least that seems to me to be what he's referencing. Veal is only the best if you like it. Lots of people don't. -- 20:06, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Veal is really tender, and nougat is soft and easy to chew as well. I guess. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:07, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Veal is also expensive and closely associated with cuisine. You may not like it, but that doesn't make it any less luxurious. There's no way he means that nougat is the candy that's made out of baby cows. That's just stupid and totally counter to the idiom he's using. Besides, he's trying to hype the candy bar, not get PETA on his case. PolarBoy
So nougat is the most expensive, luxurious candy? Finally, an explanation that makes sense! -- 20:43, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Check this recent Wiki edit (currently, the most recent). :) Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:50, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Uh... I hope that wasn't added by you... --Jay (Talk) 22:52, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Certainly not! But it's hilarious. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:53, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Perhaps, but it's also (sort-of) vandalism. --Jay (Talk) 22:54, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Sure it is. I wouldn't do it myself, but it won't stop me from smirking when I see something so referential done. I feel the same way here - most of the absolutely inane edits are annoying, but once and again there's one that makes you crack a smile. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:57, 21 March 2006 (UTC)


Hey, i'm doing the transcript i guess, and since its my first I really don't know what i'm doing. So if you have anything to add, change, fix, etc., be my guest. --Collin 20:02, 21 March 2006 (UTC)


I believe Strong Bad is actually saying "syphilis" at the beginning of this email. Because: he is obviously doing a mike check, and "syphilis" is the word generally used in video production to do a mike test. Trust me, I know. --IT'S A LION! 20:11, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Um, no. It's Sibilance, clearly, and ref. Wayne's World skit on SNL with Tom Hanks and Aerosmith.

Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:12, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Also, the whole point is to check that the sound system is properly reproducing sibilants (or sibilance). In the U.S., we don't pronounce the "T", so it's impossible to know whether he's saying sibilants or sibilance, but it's definitely not syphillis. -- 20:15, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Sorry. My bad. *smirks at people who watch Wayne's World* --IT'S A LION! 20:20, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Heh, I at first heard it as "Sibboleth". (Points to the first person to identify that reference.) But what we wrote is obviously correct. Heimstern Läufer 20:45, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Judges 12 -- that's what I heard the first time too :) Trey56 01:06, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

I saw the same joke used on a rerun of The Daily Show the day this e-mail was supposed to come out (the day before it actually came out). Odd coincidence, or do TBC get their jokes from late night tv, much as I do?

HRWiki:STUFF. --Jay (Talk) 21:21, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
That's currently getting demolished in STUFF. If you think it should be there, log in and vote for it. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:22, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
The first thing that came to my mind was Sibbie.

familiar sign...

Did anyone see the Tandy 400 in the commercial? --The 386 My talk 20:22, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

It's already noted on the Tandy 400 page. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 20:23, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

What got me was the stuff on its screen. "Current date is blah blah. Set new date?" I remember being foxed by that on the computer in primary school. :-) 22:44, 21 March 2006 (UTC)


The paper when Strong Bad is in the bathroom says :

Back Pape: Famous couples were spotted eating, walking around, and on movie screens across the country.

Da NewsPapes: World events continued for the 43rd consecutive day. This is just 3 shy of all-time record of 46. Many believe this is a sign of things to come. Ed Bache concurs. "This is a sign of things to come."

I Don't know where to put it, but thats what it says. --Collin 20:37, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

I would put it after the Priodic Table of Candy. -- 20:42, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
How do you get rid of the black border when you view the swf file? csours 20:44, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Well how i did it, was i made a new file in Flash MX and imported the SWF file, and on the frame that it had the newspaper, i just clicked the border and pressed delete. When you import it you don't have as much control as if it was a FLA file, but you can still do some stuff with it. at least in the version i have. --Collin 20:47, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Does anyone know who the heck Ed Bache is?

Orthapedic surgeon as far as i can tell from google. wrote some books on feet. works for a hospital in the UK. may just be a random name though, but the only ed bache i could find on google has to do with orthapedic surgery. --Collin 23:17, 21 March 2006 (UTC)


Someone's mentioned that Pb and Al stand for lead and aluminum in the remarks section. It seems to me that this should be an all-or-nothing comment. So should we add Co (cobalt), Cr (chromium), Ca (calcium), and Mt (meitnerium)? Or should we delete the existing remark? -- The Lyrical Wondermind, who forgot to log in

It's been removed on those grounds, but I'm in favor of re-adding that fact with all the real elements listed. —BazookaJoe 20:53, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, that was me. I mistakenly noted "Ma" as a real element in my summary, didn't remember Cr, and have never heard of Mt before (it's one of those bottom-row post-100 elements) but yeah. --Jay (Talk) 20:54, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
I was thinking of making a page for the elements --Dacheatbot · Communicate 21:09, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Might not be a bad idea to move the table there too, as it's quite distracting here. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 21:11, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Okay. Should I take it of the email page? --Dacheatbot · Communicate 21:13, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
If you're going to, put it on its own page first to save yourself some trouble. --Jay (Talk) 21:14, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Edgar's Baby's Daddy redundancy

With the upgrade of the text version of the spam filter, the textual and graphical versions are virtually 100% redundant. Can we please pick one to delete? — Bill 21:20, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Two things: We would never delete the text version, because we can't assume that the image can be seen. But there's nothing wrong with having both, especially since the graphical version has Homestar's picture on it. See Senorial Day → Trivia for a similar example. — It's dot com 23:04, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Another Edgar's Baby's Daddy redundancy

Hey, I just figured out that "Edgar's Baby's Daddy" would be Edgar.Theforumveteran

Could be adopted... Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:01, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Re: Edgar's Baby's Daddy = Edgar... I think that's the joke... — It's dot com 23:01, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
I suppose there is the incredibly unlikely argument that Edgar could be female... --Jay (Talk) 23:09, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
It could also mean that Edgar's wife had a kid with another man, or Edgar married someone who already had a kid. --Kingurth
meh, why isnt this a fun fact? csours 01:01, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
I think "my baby's daddy" is slang or something. It was also a movie title. -Unknownwarrior33 01:51, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Yes, it is. "Baby's daddy", or "baby-daddy" is a new term for a new familial status: the man who fathered a woman's child but is not married to her, not engaged to her, not called her boyfriend for one reason or another, yet remains in the picture, if only to pay child support. The irony here is that only women have baby-daddies in this sense, so it's an unusual term to apply to Edgar. --TheNicestGuy 03:51, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Answered in Wikipedia?

GCNU is not an acronym. Also Baby Ruth is not named after Babe Ruth. Both of these could be found on Wikipedia. Beep 23:11, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

GCNU (GameCube Noob University?) is not an acronym, but CGNU is. You're probably right about the second thing though. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif 23:14, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Actually, he's right about the acronym thing. An acronym is a word formed by the initials. CGNU is simply initials. --Jay (Talk) 23:16, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
The baby ruth thing is very debatable. People, even at that time saw right through the company's claim about being named after Clevland's daughter. I R F 23:46, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Gamecube Noob University...GCN is the most commonplace symbol for the Nintendo Gamecube (I don't know why, it probably should be NGC...if you're smart, you won't have to look back at what I've just typed to figure that out...) -RadSkat3 23:52, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
GCNU is just a typo, if you look at the toon it says CGNU. I R F 00:23, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
I know, I'm MAKING FUN OF HIM... -RadSkat3 00:24, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Marshie as Sinistar?

Is Marshie's "You can't destroy meeeee....." line a reference to '80s video game Sinistar? Silly Dan 23:22, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Hmmmmmm...I think you may be right.--Gir007 23:25, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

I doubt it. It's pretty generic. In fact, someone tried to add it as a reference to the Law of the Conservation of Mass. --Jay (Talk) 23:26, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Conservation of mass? That's just weird. Anyway, I guess it would only count as a Sinistar ref if Sinistar actually said a line like that, which he may or may not have done (I never played the game). Silly Dan 00:04, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
I went hunting around for the line "You can't destroy me" in any context and couldn't find it. I also couldn't find anything about sinistar saying anything like that. It's just the sort of things villains say when they seem defeated. For instance, if they've been dispersed into a cloud of vapor. Actually, that description is not entirely unlike Hactar, the villainous computer from Life, The Universe And Everything, who was pulverized into a cloud of debris around the planet Krikkit, but lived on to plot revenge. PolarBoy

resistance is futile

Did anyone think that when the marshie character said "you can't destroy me," that this was a Star Trek-ish type of reference to the common enitity type monsters that they encounter on that show? I'm sure uber-trekkies will come out the wood-work on this one siting every time something like this has appeared on every sci-fi show, but Star Trek was the first thing I thought of. Reference? No? I R F 23:34, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Uh... see immediately above. TTATOT rules apply. --Jay (Talk) 23:35, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Yeah I didn't see the above until just now I R F 23:37, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
Okay, after months of wondering and minutes of fruitless searching, I give up: What does TTATOT stand for? (Things That Are ... something?) And, as a follow-up, how would one find this answer on his own without having to look like a n00b by asking?  ;-) — Bill 14:31, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
"This, That, And The Other Thing", a term coined by Jay, I believe, on the old STUFF page, on a fact that was basically a list of things that something might have been a reference to. --phlip TC 14:37, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Well, you could start here. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 14:38, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Aha, found the origin – who said obsessivity was a bad thing? --phlip TC 14:48, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Naked Striped Homestar?

Pardon, but it looks like Homestar took off his shirt (or...whatever) and stuck some stripes to his torso. What do you think? -RadSkat3 23:40, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

No, it doesn't. You can plainly see the collar of his shirt. --Jay (Talk) 23:41, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

Ok fine, make me feel worse than I already do!...Oh, and is this the first time a character has been shown on the toilet? And don't make fun of me if someone said that already!:) -RadSkat3 23:49, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

I wasn't making fun of you. And I don't know. We have a page on Toilets, lemme check there. --Jay (Talk) 23:53, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
I know, I know. But it IS hard to express sarcasm on the internet (which get it). -RadSkat3 23:57, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
To answer your second question, that depends on whether you count Strong Sad throwing up into a toilet in A Decemberween Pageant, or The Kaiser peering out of an outhouse in Ballad of The Sneak. --Jay (Talk) 00:01, 22 March 2006 (UTC)


I don't know how to word this, or where to put it. But, when SB sings about "Y2K turned out all right!", I think it may be connected to "The date shown on the Tandy 400 is Friday, December 31, 1999. It is possible that Strong Bad was changing the date to avoid the year 2000 problem." - Speck

Given that the scene appears at the same time as the line in question, I don't think it "may" be connected at all. That said, it's already on the page. --Jay (Talk) 01:04, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Ah, they were in the same scene? I'll look more carefully next time. - Speck
I don't know exactly what to say for a fun fact, but I used to have a Compaq 8088 that had no CMOS, so the time and date wouldn't be saved when it was turned off. Every time it booted it said something like "It is 01/01/88. Enter new date (mm/dd/yy)". I'm fairly certain Strong Bad's "no problem with Y2K" scene is a reference to that. Maybe someone who knows computers from that time better could comment. PolarBoy
Ok, here's a possible version of the fun fact:
  • Older computers did not have nonvolatile BIOS memory. As a result, they could not keep track of the time and date when turned off, and would reset their clock to a default date when turned on. Some operating systems (MS-DOS for instance) would prompt the user to enter the date and time. These operating systems also did not support 4 digit years. When Strong Bad says "y2k turned out alright" it is because his computer was not even aware enough of the date to cause a problem.

I think it's atrocious. It could probably be much more concise. Any ideas? PolarBoy

  • Sorry, I think you guys are way off. It's a Y2K reference, plain and simple. There's no evidence of any reference to OSes that forget the date; in fact, quite the opposite: the Tandy is already "remembering" that it's 1999. This is a simple case of Strong Bad changing, or more likely just checking, the date. — Bill 14:36, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Strong Sad in the ceiling

Um... didn't a previous email establish that the ceiling above the couch was like 900 feet high? So how could Strong Sad get stuck in it and still be visible? Or is this just a case of Moving Ceiling, since I think one of the April Fools clips uses a low ceiling height too.

I haven't seen the email, but if Strong Sad is visible, I'm guessing they just moved the camera. So, I dunno how SS got stuck in a ceiling, but people get stuck in walls, so who knows? Bluebry 03:03, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
It was really low in PAY PLUS!, which contradicts The Li'l Brudder Show. That said, I think the ceiling is at whatever height is convenient for the toon. --DorianGray
The only email that showed the height of a ceiling previously that I can think of was pop-up, but that was the ceiling in the computer room rather than the basement. --Jay (Talk) 03:07, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Thrice Edit Conflict: Yeah, there's a bit of question about this. In PAY PLUS! It was shown to be a normal ceiling height. In The Li'l Brudder Show I believe it was shown to be somewhat higher with Homestar Jumping and crying. In pop-up, the Computer room ceiling was shown to be "like 900 feet high", but that has no bearing on the Basement's ceiling height. And finally, in the Strong Mad Character video, we see the ceiling of the basemen, which seems to be a normal height. In conclusion: Like Strong Mad's height, the difinitive height is a bit inconsistant, but the majority of the instances suggest a normal height, and that we should ignore the height depicted in The Li'l Brudder Show. Thunderbird 03:11, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
couch patch also has the ceiling at a normal height, or at least low enough for Homestar to be able to spit a Teddy Graham onto it. The Lyrical Wondermind 05:17, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Coach Z

There's been some disagreement, so let's discuss. I put Coach Z's basketball-head under Other Character Variations because it seemed clear that Strong Bad had made his head into a basketball. (See current status if you doubt his ability.) Others have tried to put it in Coach Z Other Costumes but it seems to me it's not a costume. Frankly, I don't care where it goes, so long as it's the best fit. So what say ye? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 05:54, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

It looks like someone stuck a basketball over his head, hence the tear around the neck. And it kept its vaccuum seal and air because... hey, it's a cartoon. I go with Other Costumes. - Joshua 05:57, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Other Costumes is where I'd look first for it. --DorianGray
Well, the tear is inconsistent with what would really happen if you put a basketball over your head. But I see a possibility either way, though for me OCV is the way to go. Let's vote on it. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png

I'm going to add one more point. A "costume" here seems to be something the character voluntarily put on, and can voluntarily take off. Coach Z in an afro is not a costume, it's a Character Variation, as you don't simply put an afro on or take it off. Likewise, Coach B and Zubs are Character Variations. How we vote below depends on whether we think Coach Z put the basketball on his head, or whether Strong bad made his head into a basketball. (Note that he also smashed Marzipan's canvas over her head, and put Strong Sad into the ceiling. This may be another malevolent act performed by Strong Bad since he is SBLOUNSKCHED.) Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 06:25, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

I think you just made the case for it being an Other Costume. Strong Bad slammed the canvas over Marzipan's head (or, from another point of view, her head was jammed into the canvas). He stuffed Strong Sad's head into the ceiling. He crammed Coach Z's head into a basketball. The simplest explanation is that Coach Z is wearing the basketball, not that his head somehow became one. — It's dot com 06:32, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
There is also the possibility that it is neither a costume nor a variation. — It's dot com 07:39, 22 March 2006 (UTC)
Definitely concur with this. The basketball isn't a costume or variation any more than Marzipan's canvas is a costume or variation, even though she is temporarily and involuntarily "wearing" it. Is bird poop on Homestar's head a costume? Neither is this basketball. — Bill 14:44, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

Other Character Variations

  1. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png

Coach Z Other Costumes

  1. DorianGray
  2. It's dot com
  3. Trelawney
  4. Elcool (talk)(contribs)

Neither; Just a Basketball on a Head

  1. Bill
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