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Wrong Abbreviation

Interestingly, MO is the abbreviation for the state of Missouri, not Montana. Montana's is MT. 12.217.63.110 06:16, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Yes. It's already been mentioned in the article :-) Loafing 06:17, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
If you click on the easter egg a second time, "idiot and" is crossed out and replaced with "Mike is" (so the message reads: "Mike is a moron!") and Montana has changed into Missouri. Sir Vimes 00:00, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
Are we sure the e-mail author wasn't the one that's wrong/an idiot? Considering that Idaho is nowhere near Missouri but is next to Montana.--Big Dog 00:15, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
That makes no sense. TBC are the ones that made the animation depicting the wrong state; they even poked fun at themselves over it. Why would the e-mail author not know her(?) own state's abbreviation? -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 00:36, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
Because they're kids and accidentally typed the wrong abbreviation, I would guess. Wouldn't surprise me in the least, and it's not like MO isn't the abbreviation one would assume for Montana, obviously. This is speculation, of course, but to me it would make more sense for them to be from adjoining states than two totally unrelated ones.--Big Dog 00:51, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
But even if Jules is from Montana, why would TBC know that, and make the Easter egg accordingly? The fact remains that the email says MO, and unless the original email some kind of "PS: the MO is for Montana" that TBC edited out (which we'd have no way of knowing, but I consider unlikely), that's all the info they have... so the mismatch between the email and the Easter egg is all TBC's doing. --phlip TC 00:56, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
I would say they both made the same mistake, and since Idaho is next to Montana, it's not an unreasonable assumption. Again, it's pure speculation on my part, so I'm not arguing we should necessarily change the article, I'd just say that it's likely the mistake originated not with the Bros. Chaps but with the e-mail authors.--Big Dog 00:59, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
The only flaw in that theory comes with the fact that, well, this is the internet. It's not like they have to be close, geographically, to each other or anything. The e-mail says "MO", and the Easter egg was of Montana. That, and the change to "Mike is a moron", suggests to me that TBC are the ones that made that goof. That said, we don't *know* the senders are kids, and it's silly to claim that *they* made the mistake and not TBC. They aren't perfect. They do make mistakes. And it seems to me that they fessed up to this one right away. -YKHi. I'm Ayjo! 01:21, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
My point is that we don't know who originally made the mistake, but that it's as likely the originators of the e-mail as the Brothers Chaps based on what little information we have.--Big Dog 02:37, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Email song

What was there before was clearly wrong, but I'm not sure my version is any more right. Thoughts? --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 07:26, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

With my headphones, what I hear is "Strictly checkin' emails in 2008, strictly ?? Strong Bad fit to regulate." I'm not sure on the "strictlies" but I'm pretty much confident on "fit to regulate". --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 07:29, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure it's "fit to regulate", too. Danny Lilithborne 07:46, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
I thought he was saying "chicky chicky emails". Homestar-Winner (talk) 12:45, 7 January 2008 (UTC)
I thought it was "I busy checkin'" TheThingé 20:19, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Okay for Moms

This is an inside reference to the garage sale email where Strong Bad says prounouncing "garage" like "garbage" is for mom's only.

No, I think it's more Strong Bad trying to come up with ways to refer to people's posteriors to his own mother. Note that his list is "Okay for Mom" not "Okay for Moms". --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 10:01, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

"The bill itself uses eight trees' worth of paper"

Do you think this line and the stack of bills is a reference to 300-page iPhone bill which was popular in last August? I think it fits well with Strong Sad's new iTem. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 16:57, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

That line I think is a more general play on how the use of paper is equated to the number of trees used to make it, which would fit the entire "environment" theme. The same goes for the number of acres that are burned down for every time the Lappy is fired up. wbwolf (t | ed) 17:01, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Green computing?

Anyone here thinks the logo of the computer with the leaf is a reference to logos such as this? I also suggest reading Wikipedia:Green computing just for the heck of it. Really interesting stuff. Elcool (talk)(contribs) 16:59, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Yes, but a very vague one. It's an amalgam, designed to evoke the recurrent motifs of various official and unofficial environmental "certification" logos. And at the same time it pokes at the lip service that industry tends to pay to such issues, seeming to think that cliché rebranding (e.g., adding a leaf) is the most important piece of their strategy. The arc at the top does resemble Energy Star, but it probably resembles a lot of other things as well. While the leaf to me first recalled the logo for Ford's hybrid cars, but I'm sure there are plenty of other logos using a leaf for environmental purpose. Also, the blue arrow makes me think of an ecological diagram from a science text. You know, like the Water Cycle, or the Flow of Nutrients, or something like that. All very vague, but still evocative. --TheNicestGuy 17:20, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Bills, Bills, Bills

Is that writing on one of the stacks of bills a reference to the Destiny's Child song? — kentyman 20:19, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

17 hours

has anyone waited 17 hours to see if strongbad will press the send key?--68.150.17.145 19:43, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

I don't think it's been seventeen hours yet. Awexome 19:50, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Best Video Game I've Ever Played

Is this a running gag now? Awexome 19:50, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Believe it or not, it IS. Check it out! but, a buttdanceNeox ONION BUBS!YOU WILL RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAH!!!

Too Much AL

yeah, we don't need two "Al Gore is a reference to Al Gore" explanations, so i'm sticking them together and moving them to real-world references --Zatchman 20:20, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Strong Sad's iPhone

is strong sad's "sustainable mp3 player" an iphone, or maybe a ipod touch? --Zatchman 20:30, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure that it's an iPhone, because the iPhone has more icons on its home screen then the iPod Touch. That probably wasn't so clear, so if you look at this picure of an iPhone [1], you will see it looks more like Strong Sad's then an iPod Touch [2] --Biscuithead1293 01:53, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

More new graphics

Did anybody notice that Strong Sad had more shading than usual? -Me.


Listen up!!

Strong Bad seems to have a deeper voice, but I'm not 100% sure because I haven't really watch SB Emails on my own Lappy, normally I watch on the desktop PC we have for recreation purposes and I think it may just be my speakers. Anyone else hearing it? Stinkoblade 01:04, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

Mike's a what now?

I don't see the "Mike is a moron" Easter egg... and I doubt it's a cache issue, as I'm currently on a computer that has not watched the 'toon yet. I'll try cache-clearing anyway... --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 01:46, 8 January 2008 (UTC)

No dice. I'll... check it at home later? --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 01:51, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
Works fine for me, after cache-clearing. --phlip TC 01:53, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
To comment on your History update, no, I usually don't. Well, not on my main computer. I usually don't check H*R from work, but I just had to see if this was true. --Jay stuck at home (Talk) 02:09, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
I just saw it on my Wii. You have to click the picture of the "moron". It turns red from its green and changes states. Do it.
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