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Bug?

Maybe this was already said, but I really think Strong Mad says "THIS BUG IS TOO LONG", since his waffle says BUG on it. You know Strong Mad.

Quite Good

A quite good e-mail. Strong Bad and Coach Z's rapping was fantastic, and we get to see Strong Sad's nerdy image develop a lot. Look out for his CD in an easter egg. 4.66/5 - 82.37.217.206

Transcript Production

Anyone working on the transcript? If not, I'll take a shot at it. →FireBird

I was working on the transcript, but it didn't save. I'm guessing you were working on it. --StarWarsMonkey :-)

Hey, I'm a long time reader, first time Wiki...pedier? And I was wondering, when a transcript says {Incomplete}, should I let whoever is editing finish it (assuming he or she is working on it currently), or do I have permission to jump all up into the fracas? GillanTheVillain 11:32, 11 Apr 2005 (EST)

You have permission, but you might not want to intervere if you aren't expierenced. --Joshua 09:40, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)

I usually don't like it when someone interrupts a Transcript I'm in the middle of writing, personally (for long pants a couple of weeks ago, I specified NOT to edit it until I was finished and someone put their own mistake-riddled version in anyway.) But since Joshua didn't specify, and since he didn't really continue from the rap scene, I went ahead and finished it myself - hope mine isn't the mistake-riddled one! (Though I've checked it a coupla times now and I or someone else fixed the major mistakes I made.) I didn't check the Discussion page. PS. Don't add one line at a time. Watch the SWF file and right-click to use the Play and Back commands so you can go at a good pace. --Jay 09:44, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)

That's why the "Edit" button is there. So you can edit mistakes. --Gafaddict 14:48, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
True, but I've grown to dislike the words "Edit Conflict". --Jay 14:53, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)


I do transcripts and large edits in notepad, then copy and paste to the window. That way, I don't encounter edit conflicts much. Aurora the Homestar Coder 15:07, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Eh..

Is it me, or is TBC's sense of humor slightly waning? Rudeboy87 08:23, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)

It's just you. -- Joshua 09:40, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
According to the forum thread re: this email, it's not. Rudeboy87 14:25, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
You have your own opinion, but this is not the place to discuss it. The proper place would be the forum. →FireBird
And on the forum, the average rating for this email seemed to be 8/10.

A Running Gag?

I've noticed that almost every time Strong Bad comments on a fan's spelling he makes a spelling or grammer mistake of his own. Anyone else think this constitutes a running gag?


Legal Rampage??

I didn't really understand the legal rampage part. What's a sub-po-enal? And what does "I summon 4B to my chambers" mean? -Please don't call me dumb, MFCUSA

"Sub-po-ena" is Strong Bad pronouncing subpoena the way it's spelled. The whole line is a lame attempt to recreate the language used by lawyers without actually understanding what words like "summons" and "chambers" actually refer to. I imagine Strong Bad got it from the Litigation Jackson movies. It's really quite similar to his attempts to mimic middle english, book reviews, and rap without really understanding any of them. PolarBoy

Thanks dude. That makes it a whole lot funnier! - MFCUSA

  • Since when did this kind of humor, which uh.. seems kind of Standard for H*R and Brothers Chaps become 'lame'? Seemed hillarious to me and just about everyone else. --Heebrewhammer23
    • You're misreading - Strong Bad doesn't get legal language, so he's making a lame attempt at repeating it. The joke isn't lame, Strong Bad's understanding is. --Jay 06:24, 16 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Hip Hop correction

Got rid of "*"Spoken Word...Is Bond" could be a reference to the trailers from some of the early Bond films, which often mentioned "007 is Bond" an excruciating number of times" because it's clearly NOT-- it's a reference to "word is bond", meaning "my word is my bond," and this has been uttered by many rappers over the years. Google "word is bond" site:ohhla.com to see over 300 citations. -AP

What are you talking about? There's no "bond" anywhere in this email. --Jay 17:08, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
Okay, okay, never mind. The fact WAS added by someone and it WAS in reference to something actually in the email (the Strong Sad CD Easter Egg). Anyway, good for you, but you didn't really need to note it here unless someone kept trying to re-add it after you deleted it. --Jay 17:17, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Chicken Soup Reference

Under Real World references, it lists Soup, Right? as a reference to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Just because they both have soup in the title doesn't mean it's a reference. Can anyone back this point up further, or are you just going on basis of the Soup in the title? If that's the only basis, I think that should be deleted. --DMurphy 15:28, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Marzipan Stuttering

I see that the transcript lists what Marzipan says as "Jeff Chaucerbury." But that's not what I'm hearing - she's saying "Jeff Chaucer would be would be proud." Someone else has mentioned this strange stutter/glitch/loop as a fun fact, too...

Sure sounds like "would be would be" to me! Can we STUFF a transcript debate? -- tomstiff 11:07, 13 Apr 2005 (MDT)

I thought "would be would be" too - it used to be that way in the transcript thanks to my edit. "Chaucerbury" does make some logical sense, as H*R goes, at any rate. But at the same time, I don't really hear "Chaucerbury" even now that I'm listening for it. Would they really have Marzipan say "would be would be"? --Jay 11:14, 13 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Well, I changed it back. However, Chaucerbury (i.e. Chaucer + Canterbury) would be pretty funny! -- tomstiff 11:22, 13 Apr 2005 (MDT)

Yeah, I definitely heard "would be would be" too. I was like "what??" And then I thought it might, JUST MIGHT, be a very vague reference to Justin Corcoran from extra plug. (I know it's a bit of a stretch, but that's what came to mind...) -Miss Free Country USA

I Google-searched the phrase "would be would be" and it came up with over 11'000 results, including many in documents from people who would otherwise know better. It's possible that it may be a figure of speech, or even a perfectly acceptable English phrase, or maybe the repetition is a reference to Chaucer somehow. If it were just a mistake there would probably be far, far fewer results. --Tweek

The R in Routine.

It has to be a direct reference to morning routine in which Strong Sad keeps interupting him after he says:

The "R" in routine stands for r—

Then Strong sad asks him about the eggs. It seems crystal clear to me but what do you guys think?

It's so crystal clear that it's already on the page - check the "Inside References portion of Fun Facts. --Jay 02:47, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

i still dont got

"KING OF TOWN: Oops, you lost me!"

i believe this is a a quote out of the movie "fight club" when tyler is getting his head beatin in and he doesnt fighting back

I haven't seen Fight Club so I can't say for certain, but unless the "oops, you lost me" quote comes up in that context, I don't think this is anything more than a coincidence. --Jay 03:57, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Closed STUFF

Laugh and grow fat (DECLINED)

This is the first time we've ever heard Coach Z actually laugh.

  • Not even. The first time, as far as I know, was in labor day. Rudeboy87 16:23, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Very Weak Decline. Coach Z just kinda barely chuckles in labor day. Are there any other examples of him, well ... actually laughing ... hard? -- tomstiff 17:12, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Does it matter? Donny vs Universe
    • Comment. Well, I remember thinking "Gosh, I dunno if I've ever heard Coach Z laugh before." But that's just me ... -- tomstiff 04:20, 24 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Welll.... It says "heard" him laugh, and we don't exactly HEAR the laugh in Labor Dabor... --user: lappy 486

Jammin' (DECLINED)

"Number one jam" is possibly a reference to time capsule.

Marzipan's Speech Impediment (ACCEPTED)

Marzipan seems to stutter uncharacteristically during the phrase "would be proud."

  • Accept. I thought this was a rather unusual observation on a character who's normally very proficient with her speech. Beatfox 20:05, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. For once, I think this is legitimate. --TheEggman 13:19, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. It sure doesn't sound like "Geoff Chaucerbury" to me! -- tomstiff 21:43, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. I didn't even notice this. Very nice. Clap, clap. -- mibluvr13 23:53, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Because, uh, why does it need to be in Fun Facts? --Jay 01:23, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Second It's noted in the transcript (would be is written twice). --acekirby13 01:50, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
      • Comment True, but it's not immediately obvious to the casual reader. It could easily be overlooked or mistaken for a typo. Beatfox 06:39, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
        • Countercomment Dan vs. Jerome was similar in its construct - it was in the transcript but non-obvious. It was declined too. --Jay 07:16, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Second --Gafaddict 01:52, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Second with a side of DECLINE! Sounded more like a simple flash goof to me. Nothing worth noting. Donny vs Universe
      • Comment Whatever it is, it's not a glitch. I checked it out in a sound editor. Not only are the two "would be's" unique, they make up one continuous phrase. There's no discontinuity in the waveform, and the tone of voice transitions seamlessly. Beatfox 03:14, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Comment. -- I believe it's worth noting on a few counts. First, it's unusual for TBC to make this kind of goof. Second, it verifies what people believe they've heard. Third, it prevents people from trying to read into the dialog what's just not there (e.g. Geoff Chaucerbury). There! I doubt I swayed any of the Decliners, but I've had my say! -- tomstiff 19:17, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept but Move. Given that close analysis of the sound track has revealed that this is an actual occurance and not a glitch, it should be taken as valid, but perhaps would be best left as part of the transcript. --The Real Zajac 15:15, 17 Apr 2005
  • Comment. Apparently, some less-informed person decided to correct this "typo" in the transcript. I have restored it and added an HTML comment to ward off such attempts in the future... whatever happened to the comment that was there before? In any case, we should at least have something on the page to point out this oddity. Beatfox 04:35, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Because someone changed it to "Chaucerbury", we talked about it, agreed it was wrong, and the person who changed it back didn't put back the comment. --Jay 12:33, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • meh I dunno... it seems like a goof to me. Out of place.
  • Comment Did anyone else find it funny that Marzipan stopped smiling as Homsar stopped his AaAaAaAa...? I thought that was funny.
    • Yes, I noticed - but what does that have to do with this fact? --Jay 06:53, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)
      • Nothing, that's why it was a comment. :) Accept the fact btw --NFITC1
  • You've been ACCEPTED into Crazy Go Nuts University!...Seriously, folks, this Fun Fact looks like it's good to go.TakuaKaita600 17:45, 24 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Strong Sad, Charles Barkley, and Ruben Studdard...long lost triplets? (DECLINED)

Strong Bad's insult of "round mound of gray fatness" toward Strong Sad could be derived in part from the nickname of former NBA player Charles Barkley, the "Round Mound of Rebound." Also, Ruben Studdard, who won American Idol in 2003 and bears more than a slight resemblance to Strong Sad in shape, is sometimes known as the "Round Mound of Sound."

  • Decline. Before Jay gets to it: This, that, and the other... If it's been used more than once elsewhere, it's not a specific reference, and therefore, unnecessary. --TheEggman 12:09, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Well, this is two unrelated things, and (if it's true) exactly one of them is it, but we don't know which. Not EXACTLY the same thing as my usual "this that and the other thing" complaint -- but -- it's too much of a stretch in either case without some extra info, so I do have to agree with Decline-ing it. --Jay 23:47, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. Barkley and Ruben don't even look alike, much less Strong Sad. 20:52, --ISlayedTheKerrek 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Comment. A little Googling shows that Kenny Price was the first Round Mound of Sound, way back in 1969. -- tomstiff 09:17, 13 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. Is the SB's insult of the "Round Mound of [something that rhymes with round and mound]" type? Of course it is. Is it notable? Given that the reference has been around for at least 36 years, probably not. -- tomstiff 09:17, 13 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. Strong Sad is round, a mound, gray, and fat. The only thing Strong Bad's insult is a reference to is Strong Sad's appearance. Can you streeeeeeeeetch? -- mibluvr13 23:46, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Round Mound of Decline Does "Gray Fatness" rhyme with "Round" and "Mound?" SP'd
  • Rewrite it into something a bit more streamlined. Something like: "'Round Mound of Fatness' is a reference to other characters such as Kenny Price, the 'Round Mound of Sound', and Charles Barkely, the 'Round Mound of Rebound'". I like this Fun Fact, though.--GregHosting 03:22, 25 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Rewrite. When I watched rampage for the first time, I thought of Charles Barkley. -- Homsar999ß 22:30, 21 Apr 2005 (CDT)
  • Who's the dude on 21 Decline Street I think not- round mounds could be anything. User: Lappy 486

I'm on a Rainbow (DECLINED)

Strong Bad capitalizing "Reading Rampage" in the e-mail could be an allusion to Reading Rainbow, the popular 90's children reading show.

  • Decline -- tomstiff 08:49, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Accept/Rewrite I don't like the phrase "could be" in that statement. But you might be on to something there --NFITC1
  • Decline 100% pure Florida natural SPECULATION! -Upset_Your_Balance
  • Decline. How is capitializing a phrase a reference to anything? And it's still a stretch. --TheEggman 12:11, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • I submitted this fun fact because Strong Bad didn't capitalize any other rampages he mentioned, and looking at the phrase capitalized, it kind of looks and sounds like Reading Rainbow, at least alliteratively. It was the first (and so far only) thing that popped into my head as to why it was capitalized. Just wanted to state my case, whether or not it matters. GillanTheVillain 17:26, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Heck no at all. This is a stretch and three quarters. Rudeboy87 13:38, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Accept. That's pretty clever, actually! I like it. TakuaKaita600 15:47, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Being clever is far from a prerequisite for a fun fact. Anyway, Decline Dasrik 05:13, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • SEVERE Decline!!! Anyone who thinks that is a reference needs to have their brain checked, no offense. --thatkidsam 18:11, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Are you kidding me? There's serious doubt. But not about whether this fact should be DECLINE'D!!! Donny vs Universe
  • Decline. If there's no certainty of the connection, it shouldn't be listed. Beatfox 19:54, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • VOTE CHANGE! SECOND! That's true, Beatfox. I think the only reason I voted yes before was because it sounded hillarious as a spoof...I mean, Reading Rainbow...Reading Rampage? Hahahahaha! Someone ought to make a flash 'toon about that!TakuaKaita600 20:45, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline.If you do a google search for the phrase "reading rampage", you will see that there are a great many libraries in the U S of A that sponsor reading rampages! Still, I like the way you think. It's a stretch, but clearly you have a good sense of humor :)--rsl12 16:18, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • My Land! Google does show lots & lots of Reading Rampages going ORRRRF in the USA! This is more that just a stretch. The fact as written is just plain wrong. This is a real-world reference. I'm upgrading my vote to an Infinite Decline with a Major Rewrite. -- tomstiff 16:36, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. The rules of the STUFF'd page prohibit this type of unverified trivia. --The Real Zajac 15:05, 17 Apr 2005 (PDT)
  • Weak Decline I think that although this could be a connection, I think that it's stretching it a little. Strong Bad vaguely says it like Reading Rainbow in the e-mail, but not so much that it stands out to you. I could see why you'd say this, but I still think that you're probably incorrect. -- AtionSong 4:08 PM, 15 Apr 2005
  • New Trell You do happen to provide sufficient reasoning for the Reading Rainbow reference, but the past comments on Reading Rampages are also... well... I DON'T KNOW. I'M NEUTRAL, I DON'T HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING! ...Yeah SP'd is crazy
  • Decline's the limit Nah, 'tis a stretch. --User: Lappy 486

UPDATE: It has been confirmed in the DVD commentary for this email that the Reading Rampage was, in fact, a reference to Reading Rainbow. This makes all declines null and void. --Upset_Your_Balance

English Lesson (DECLINED)

(under the quiver(ed) definition) In early Modern English, it would have been written "Quiver'd" (not to be confused with 404'D, Cerebellum'D, etc, etc.).

  • Decline'd Don't worry, I wasn't confused in the slightest. Except, perhaps, as to why you made this 'fun' fact. Rudeboy87 06:46, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. -- tomstiff 08:43, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. Number A, this is not interesting or relevant. Number B, how do you know Strong Bad didn't say it like Quiver'd? Quivered and quiver'd would be pronounced the same way. This shouldn't have even been STUFF'd. -- mibluvr13 23:52, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • A,B,etc... are not numbers.
      • You aren't a regular, are you? -Walking Armless
    • Heh... good point on B, mibluvr13. I don't know why that didn't cross my mind when I STUFF'd this. Guess I was just thinking blindly about what was in the transcript without thinking about the actual toon. Decline. Beatfox 01:01, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Wite Wrapper (DECLINED)

The fact that Strong Sad's "whiteness" is acknowledged on his CD refers to famous white rappers such as Eminem and Vanilla Ice.

  • Del taco... wait... Hey, boys and girls, let's see how far we can streeeeeeeeetch Fun Facts! --Jay 19:40, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline Yeah this one is really stretching.Theving
    • Second to last place. Kvb 02:14, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Ding! Rudeboy87 06:44, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • ... Decline Dasrik 22:07, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline I agree that it is a reference to white rappers. The problem with this fun fact is 1)the joke is obvious and 2)Eminem is considered to be a GOOD rapper (even though I can't stand him) while Strong Sad is meant to flop. Donny vs Universe
  • Decline -- tomstiff 08:42, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • I think this one is worth our time, maybe we should accept it--DECLINED! -Upset_Your_Balance
  • Decline Hold on The Cheat! We're gonna stretch this fun fact to the MOOOOOOOOOOOOOON! --acekirby13 13:22, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline. White is the color of his face. --thatkidsam 18:02, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline based on the fact that it's common household knowledge (well, some households) as far as white wrapperas and jokes about them go.--AtionSong
  • Decline plus side note: There already is a fun fact about this on the page. Furthermore, Coach Z is some sort of Canadian/Minnisotan/New Englander/Bostonian white boy himself, and he can rap better than anyone else on the site. In addition, The Brothers Chaps seem to be pretty good at rapping (at least when they write and perform for Coach Z). --The Real Zajac 15:05, 17 Apr 2005 (PDT)
  • Decline Why does the color of a rapper's skin matter? Someone who does not like racism
  • Decline. It's not really like that...I think it's more of a stupid slang word for someone who doesn't rap well...It's been used so much it goes beyond being racist. (which is why Strong Bad can say it.) (So, Fizz123, it's not exactly a racist comment.)TakuaKaita600 22:01, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • I'm a girl. I don't understand this stuff. Fizz123
  • Yes, it is. Fizz123
  • Uh Digga-Digga-Digga-DECLINED! For reasons already mentioned.

Dumpy Dump sat on a wall (Humpty Hump Accepted, All Others Declined)

Strong Bad calling Strong Sad "DJ Dumpy Dump" could be a combination reference to the rappers DJ Jazzy Jeff and Humpty Hump (who Coach Z once dressed up as for Halloween). It may also be a reference to rapper Doug E. Doug.

  • Decline all but Humpty Hump - it's the only one close enough. --Jay 17:02, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Revise As said above, just stick with Humpty Hump. -Upset_Your_Balance
    • Second. Aurora the Homestar Coder 20:16, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Second. Now then, if he was being called "DJ Dazzy Dump", I'd agree that it might also be a reference to jazzy jeff. But that's not what's going on here. --rsl12 16:05, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Second Humpty Hump is a fairly clear reference, I think.
  • Accept I don't get it. It seems to me it pretty clearly a reference to DJ Jazzy Jeff. I am sure the Brothers are familiar with both. Doesn't it seem likely that they were refering to both?Theving
    • Uh... no? It matches Humpty Hump with about three letters' difference. It matches Jazzy Jeff with about ONE letter's similarity. Why does it have to be both? --Jay 20:41, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Silly They both sound a lot like it, but DJ Jazzy Jeff has the 'DJ' and the exact same rhythm. It is silly to just go by the letters.Theving
      • If it's VERY close to one and SORTA KINDA VAGUELY IN A WAY close to the other, why even entertain the sorta kinda vague one? --Jay 21:25, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
      • DJ Jazzy Jeff is not the only rapper with 'DJ' in his name. That's not a specific reference. Aurora the Homestar Coder 21:32, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
      • While this is true. I am hard pressed to think of one that sounds so much like DJ Dumpy Dump. Clearly I am losing this vote. (Although four to one is a pretty small sample. I have checked with friends here and they agree with me for what it is worth.) I really honestly believe it is a reference to both. I would be extremely surprised to find that The Brothers were not aware of how much it sounds like both of them. Theving
  • Decline all. It's not a specific reference to any of those - it's a reference to Strong Bad calling Strong Sad "dumpus". --TheEggman 21:18, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Well, that TOO... but it's pretty close to Humpty Hump, so I wouldn't discount the reference possibility. --Jay 21:25, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
      • I know it was obvious - I'm just skeptical of any of these. It could also be a reference to Marky Mark, or Easy E (sic), or Flavor Flav, or... you catch my drift? Having the _____-y _____ thing for a name isn't THAT uncommon - and in this sense, if you've got people coming up with three or more possible references, well then perhaps it's not actually a specific reference, and as such, it probably shouldn't be included. --TheEggman 23:05, 11 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • DJ Decline There are more than one artist whose stage names begin with "DJ." There's no similarity between "Dumpy Dump" and "Jazzy Jeff." Go away. Rudeboy87 06:43, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline If you can't prove it, don't post it. I will say that the Dumpty Hump reference is the most likely one, especially if TBC have referred to the guy before. Donny vs Universe
    • And a comment I'm seeing more and more people getting blunt or just plain rude with how they reject fun facts. I can appreciate this (alot of the supposed "facts" annoy me) but maybe its time the rules were revised a bit. Maybe limit the types of facts accepted or post clearer rules at the top of the page. Donny vs Universe
  • Accept at least Humpty Hump. I also support keeping DJ Jazzy Jeff. Get rid of Doug E. Doug. — It's dot com 08:59, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Rewrite. Ditch DJ Jazzy Jeff and Doug E. Doug.ISlayedTheKerrek 20:55, 12 Apr 2005 (MDT)
    • Second. -- mibluvr13 23:47, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept First thing I thought of was Jazzy Jeff... Then again, I'm rap-ly challenged. Humpty Hump for sure. SP
  • A digga. A digga. A diggity-DECLINED! I guess Homestar didn't stop me. I can think of another DJ with the same rhythm-Jazze Pha. (Pronounced Jazzy Fay) --Homsar999ß 22:33, 21 Apr 2005 (CDT)
  • Accept!! This is clearly a reference, especially considering the Coach Z costume part.

Chicken Soup for the Soul (Declined)

One of the books seen during Strong Bad's "reading rampage" is titled Soup, Right?, a reference to the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book series.

  • AcceptI like Chicken Soup! You dang right it's a reference!Umbertowasted
  • Decline. Stretchy stretchy Stretch Armstrong! Aurora the Homestar Coder 19:32, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetch! --acekirby13 20:00, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept I am sure this is an intentional reference.Theving
  • Weak Accept I can see this. --Jay 01:24, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. -- tomstiff 19:23, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline They stretch you, and stretch you, and STREEEEEEEETCH you! --Gafaddict 01:53, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept No more a stretch than the For Jerks book referencing the For Dummies ones. Donny vs Universe
    • Except that "Soup, Right?" doesn't sound at all like Chicken Soup for the Soul, whereas "(Topic) for Jerks" is just like "(Topic) for Dummies".
  • Decline. Soup, Right? could be short for "Soup Done Right" or something like that. --TheEggman 13:20, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • No way, Lucy. Sharing one word doesn't make it a reference. Seriously, people, you're not even trying anymore. Rudeboy87 14:46, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. You're stretching! Like RB said: It's only sharing ONE word!! Come on, people!! Kvb 18:29, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. Not trying? Seems more like they're trying too hard. -Upset_Your_Balance
  • Delete. There's not way that that is a reference. ISlayedTheKerrek 17:37, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Comment I based my vote based on the fact that the books Strong Bad is reading are meant to sound like advice books. Donny vs Universe
  • DELORTED! That almost definitely doesn't have anything to do with anything. That's like saying "Sweatshirtguy" is a reference to Rocky.
  • Insert witty DECLINE comment here MAJOR STRETCH! Just cause they share the same word doesn't mean they're related. Wow. SP'd
    • Second. Totally unsupported theory. --The Real Zajac 15:18, 17 Apr 2005
  • Accept Definately a reference
    • Sign teh vote! -acekirby13 00:02, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • "Definately" not. DECLINED Dasrik 01:56, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Inclined to Decline. Beatfox 06:23, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. While we're at it, "Biscuit" is a reference to "Seabiscuit."--rsl12 18:05, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Are you sure you didn't want to type decline? Dasrik 03:37, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • I meant accept. Try to name other bestsellers with the words "soup" or "biscuit" in them. It seems clear to me that the titles aren't just random--they're either references to real books, real things (brown story), or HR references. The only thing that seems random to me is Strong Mad's waffle, which reads "BUG."--rsl12 21:18, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
      • I'm not convinced. It's still one word, and both words happen to be kinds of food. And I, for one, didn't even know "Seabiscuit" was a book til you mentioned it. Dasrik 00:06, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
      • FYI, the book "Seabiscuit" was a major bestseller even before the movie came out.
        • Excuuuuse me, Princess, for being a disaffected youth. I haven't picked up anything worth reading since Hitchhiker trilogy. Dasrik 22:41, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • And, rsl12, you're basing your crackpot theory on the fact that the words soup and biscuit appear in SBemails? Sorry, wrong. You're an idiot. Good-bye.-- ISlayedTheKerrek 13:08, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Goodbye. Hope you don't come back. --rsl12 13:41, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Okay, okay, enough with the insults. Agree to disagree. --Jay 18:52, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • I'll stop, but I don't like how some people can totally go blind in saying someone has no manners for STUFFing a fun fact. Either way, my vote is upgraded to Severe Decline/Delete.--ISlayedTheKerrek 20:11, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Duh-duh-duh-declined Not a reference.
  • Not neccesarily. It could also be a reference to the book "Soup." TakuaKaita600 17:48, 24 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Like saying "Sweatshirt Guy"'s a reference to Rocky.

More Pie, Anyone? (Declined)

"The pie's the limit" may be refering to Strong Bad's wednesday pie motivational talks in other days.

  • Decline. Just because it contains "pie" doesn't necessarily mean it's a reference. And I don't like the "may be". Beatfox 22:54, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Weak Decline. I want to accept this, I really do, but there's just not enough there there. -- tomstiff 22:58, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • I can't think of a Decline pun right now Well, in my opinion, it's just a play on "The Sky's The Limit." Pie is actually a pretty widely used running gag on H*R, including the pie motivational talks mentioned earlier, piemonade, etc. So if anything, this should be in some other section. SP
  • Decline Hot soup is on my eye!Donny vs Universe
  • Decline. "The pie's the limit" is a reference to the old saying "The sky's the limit." Strong Bad was just being silly by saying pie instead of sky. -Upset_Your_Balance
  • I don't know why, but when I see "may be" in a fun fact, I can see a kitten dying. Declinester Dasrik 01:55, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Second. That and it violates the guidelines of good fun facts (see top of page). --The Real Zajac 15:16, 17 Apr 2005
  • Decline, word up no way, just one word, obviously wrong.

Poetic chops (Accepted)

Ironically, while Strong Sad glorifies iambic pentameter, his creation is a pretty bad example of it. He twists the stresses on "lyric rampage," properly pronounced LY-ric RAM-page (a pair of trochees), into ly-RIC ram-PAGE (a pair of iambs).

  • Decline. I agree with what you're saying. Also, it's not much of a rampage to be reciting at a rate of 2 syllables per second. However, I don't think anyone learns anything from this fun fact.--rsl12 15:53, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Wait a Second!! Kvb 18:26, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. I think it's funny that Strong Sad has to artificially make trochees into iambs, but maybe I'm just a nerd. Anyway, I'm sure not everyone will know this, so accept! Aurora the Homestar Coder 17:38, 15 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Comment. Sign yer vote!
    • Weak Second to a Strong Accept. -- tomstiff 16:01, 14 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • seconding the third Donny vs Universe
      • seconding the seconding of the third of the...whatever. I agree. AtionSong
        • 20x6ing the 1936 Beatfox 00:55, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Second'
    • Second. --The Real Zajac 14:56, 17 Apr 2005 (PDT)
    • Comment There is already a similar fun fact on the page.
  • Great jorb!
    • Uh... is that a vote? --Jay 01:06, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Absolutely not the case! I see what you're saying, but it's not the case. It's just the way he did it to the beat...you wouldn't pronounce it the same if you're doing it to a beat.TakuaKaita600 22:32, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Comment. I hate to argue with someone on my side, but: Strong Sad says in the beginning, "Iambic pentameter is where it's at!" so then he proceeds to give a line of iambic pentameter (plus one "ummmmmm" in the middle). Yes it did match the beat, but it would be more accurate to say that the beat followed an iambic metric, and because strong sad rampaged in iambs, he matched the beat (though if he had waited half a beat before starting, he could have matched the rhythm with all trochees)--rsl12 01:31, 21 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline I don't think people really need to know this. --User: Lappy 486 Apr 21

It's a Bird, it's a Plane, it's Pie??? (Declined)

"The pie's the limit" is a reference to the quote, "The sky is the limit," which is found on Thorax Corporation's website.

  • Decline-erson Not only is this fact too obvious, but "The sky is the limit" is a cliché, and is not exclusive to Throax.---erson 23:23, 17 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Well look who thinks he's Clever Dan. Wait, you're wrong, it's a reference to the Notorious B.I.G., he made a song called "Sky's the Limit" so he must've copyrighted the phrase!!!!111one Ugh...
  • Decline x999 Dasrik 06:05, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Piecline. Sorry, that's the best I can do with this one. Why wasn't this just deleted? --- tomstiff 13:16, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Because I wanted to make sure it wasnt just my oppinion that this stunk.---erson 23:48, 18 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Looks like you're not alone on this one! -- tomstiff 16:23, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
    • Re: why this wasn't just deleted: there's a lot of fun facts on these transcripts that should just be disposed of promptly. This one I agree with. But then again, if we did that, there wouldn't be a STUFF page. And by the way, I also decline. -- ISlayedTheKerrek 15:46, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • DECLINE-ED! The sky is the limit is a popular phrase. Just because it's found on the Thorax Corp's website doesn't make it a reference. Super Sam 07:40, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Worst Place I decline it because it is so freaking obvious that if you didn't understand it the first time you must be an idiot. User: Lappy 486

rampage easter egg (Declined)

At the end of the SBEmail rampage, in the easter egg when you click on "rampage," Strong Mad chasing the Cheat monster looking thing (sorry I never played Rampage before) and yelling "My panties!! My panties!!" is a reference to the SBEmail morning routine.

  • Decline It's already mentioned on the page, and worded MUCH more cleanly. --Jay 02:42, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Oh oops. I missed that.
  • However, there is something else. In the Rampage easter egg, the Cheat looks like the Strong Badman version of himself, as shown in the Sketchbook on September 2, 2005.
  • Accept i guess It isn't often a big guy chases a little yellow guy yelling "my panties!" I think it is a reference. --user: Lappy 486
  • Uh... did you just vote for and against the same fact? (Anyway, as this is already on the page, it shouldn't be voted for.) --Jay 05:34, 24 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • IT'S TIME TO DECLINE!! I swear you could do better. -Kinsey

rampage

what exactly is a rampage, in this email, not the real meaning?

Nikolce Kocovski 06:03, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

Guess What!!!

I SENT THIS EMAIW!! MEEEEE!!!!! I WAS THIS ONE ALL ALONG!!! Homfrog 00:43, 24 November 2005 (UTC)

Hate to sound like the sceptic here, but do you have any proof? --DorianGray

Really? You mean YOUR Peter Griffin!

Since When?

The emailer thinks that "it's been entirely too long since you went on a rampage." Has Strong Bad ever visibly been on any type of rampage before this email? The Coachsmith 21:06, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

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