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Is it just the transcript that we can't touch? Retromaniac 22:14, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

That's correct. Loafing 22:17, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

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I was trying to explain that the items advertised in the popup game parody are a reference to the scam where popups promise them free for participation by clicking the ad or playing the game, which usually results in spyware being downloaded to the user's computer. Retromaniac 22:26, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Well... do you have any proof that they normally DO upload spyware? I mean, I think that it varies. Bluebry 22:31, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
alot of these "scam" sites are actually legit, you just have to jump through so many hoops to get whatever it is and alot of times actually pay for services that you have to keep for a certain length of time it isnt worth the effort to get a crappy little ipod
See below. --Addict 2006 00:01, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Pink Floy'd!!

Can anyone verify whether or not the "cha-ching" in the gnome game is sampled from "Money"? It does sound like the same one... (And it would be sampled from "Money" if it's the same sound, because Roger Waters actually did record the little money clinks himself.)

It isn't. If you listen to a cash register in ANY cartoon, it makes almost the same exact sound. If it is the same one, then it's not a reference, it's a sound effect that can be taken from about anywhere. --TotalSpaceshipGirl3 23:36, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Goof?

In the opening loading screen, the overhead reflections visible in the monitor can be easily seen. Should this be classified as a goof? --74.134.244.134 23:17, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Good Drawings'd

when the xbox/ipod/psp pop up, they look like they have been photoshopped, but they have actually been imported into flash, then "Trace Bitmapp"'d, which makes them easy to manipulate in flash.

Travelocity

I don't think it's Travelocity. I think it's just a random character like the others. Retromaniac 23:27, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Well, Travelocity is the only company I can think of that has a gnome for a mascot. If you really disagree, try STUFFing it. See what other people say. CompGrl323 (talk · edits) 00:46, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
It's just a gnome, not a company mascot. - Joshua 01:21, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Misculanious fun fact...

I did this 'cause I was kinda bored so I went I played that Taser the Gnome Easter Egg just to see the limit on the amount of digits the score will allow and from what I've played, it goes up to six digits with that last one being cut-off slightly. - Ren Foxx 23:35, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Space Whale

I don't know if it's Fun Fact-worthy, but it occurs to me that a space whale of sorts was featured in Drive-Thru. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 23:36, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

if you are going to go this far might as well say its a refrence to the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy http://www.globusz.com/ebooks/Hitchhikers/00000029.htm
Uh... except that a reference to another Homestar Runner toon is more likely, and I never said that it WAS a reference, just throwing it out there for people to comment on? --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 23:49, 9 April 2007 (UTC)
The Space Whale in the bar graph has spots that kinda resemble the ones on the Europa-pean Lobster. Has Matt? (talk) 23:56, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

DNA on your desk by five....

did i just miss it, but should we mention that Homestar referred to DNA in this email, just like the past couple emails? not quite sure.... A to the M: Fallen Star hr.png

It's already on the page. See "Inside References" or DNA Evidence. --Jay o'Lantern (Haunt) 23:40, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

Here are my thoughts on the situation

Before I started using AdBlock on the Firefox browser I'm using, I saw a couple of those badly-made Flash game banner advertisements by FreePay (for example). I'm saying it's weird because there's apparently a time limit on things or whatever, especially on this odd shooting gallery-type thing where you're supposed to shoot targets. And this "time limit" in this case is when all the targets pass the length of the banner and the screen says "you lose, try again" and restarts from the beginning on its own. How weird is that? Also, I saw one where the objective is to cut a certain color wire to avoid a time bomb going off, but apparently those wires twist and turn around "like they don't care".

Also, since the SBEmail song for this one is similar to trading cards, and that song stated dribbling down the court with an email, wouldn't it fit with the fact that in this one, a basketball is blocked?

Oh yeah, anyone see http://www.pbskids.org/dontbuyit ? They have examples of this sort.

--Addict 2006 23:46, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

NT6 = Windows Vista

The "NT6" in the name of the computer is a reference to Windows Vista according to the Wikipedia entry on Windows NT. Rocket Lobster 00:38, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

Percent Signs

The Percent Signs that come out of the tasered gnome in the last easter egg are a reference to Senor Cardgage's commercial. "Percent signs... I dunno..." Agree or disagree? -- Someguyerson

That was the first thing I thought of, especially since the text on the game seems to be from a mortgage company, or at least some sort of financial intermediary. I strongly accept. EYanyo 02:58, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
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