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DNA Evidence

Is this easter egg more evidence that TBC read the wiki?— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 07:08, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

How so? They make the running gags, not us. My own speculation is that this will ultimately end in email 173 with something happening to The Paper. Or maybe in 175. —BazookaJoe 07:10, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Yes, but the fact that in this email Homestar seems almost resigned to saying it leads me to believe that they've figured out we've been looking for it. Or perhaps it's there because they realized they've been putting DNA evidence into every email and they're making fun of themselves. I was just speculating, that's all. No need to jump down my throat.— Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 07:30, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Not trying to jump down your throat. It would probably be really unhealthy anyways. They've got a great thread going on the Forum about this, if you want to add your voice to the mix. Seems like most people think that this will culminate with sbemail 173. Personally though, I don't know how TBC could accidentally go 5 emails in a row with unconsciously writing DNA evidence into them. —BazookaJoe 07:36, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
I personally think TBC *have* been messing around with us lately. They threw Drive-Thru at us totally randomly, and it was such a non-sequitur that we struggled for days to find references to virtually anything else in the HSR universe. Then the DNA evidence, which is itself a non-sequitur through the last six emails... TBC, if you're reading this, you're really funny! Keep it up! :) — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 19:16, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Something about that windy sound and Homestar's sigh of resignation, combined with the strange non-sequitur and the suburban comfort of Marzipan's sofa reminded me of the scary moments in David Lynch's movies, particularly the recent Inland Empire. Anyone else here see a connection? Henebry 15:33, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Maybe he's just desperate at finding a way to fit in DNA Evidence. 16:37, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Second -JamesDean 21:21, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Maybe that's exactly what they want you to think. Anyway, we ought to cease discussion of this here, as it's irrelevent to the article. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:16, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Strong Sad being somewhat violent upon Strong Bad...

Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but is this the first time that Strong Sad has ever been violent upon Strong Bad? - Ren Foxx 08:04, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

He did join the Homestarmy... But this is the first act of actual violence, according to Strong Bad and Strong Sad's Relationship.
He also yelled at Strong Bad and Strong Mad in Experimental Film. Not physical violence, but close. 0rion 11:27, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Actual physical violence was what I was looking for. Thanks! - Ren Foxx 15:10, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


Is it just me, or does this toon not have a preloader? Might be worth watching to see if this changes. »Blendage t.c :: 10:31, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Oh, you mean the Loading screen? There's one in the Flash file, but you're right, it's not used. This happened recently in another toon, but I don't remember which one offhand.... Trey56 10:34, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
It was your funeral, I think. Shwoo 10:37, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, that's the one — good call. Trey56 10:38, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
The script for frame 1 simply says
ifFrameLoaded(15) gotoAndPlay(16);
. I assume that TBC simply forgot to subsitute 15 for a frame number that makes more sense. Loafing 10:40, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Nope, there's definitely a loading screen. I distinctly remember it taking a longer-than-usual time to load. Ppk01 12:53, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Maybe something else is up, but i can't view the swf file directly. It just stays blank. Even after i downloaded it and ran it locally -JamesDean 21:23, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
There is a loading screen... for me. --TheYellowDart(t/c) 22:15, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Strong Sad: Executive Lawyer?

Is Strong Sad's lawyer alter-ego part of the Rough Copy TV Show sequence, or is that really his profession? Strong Sader 12:43, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

The scene with Strong Sad the lawyer was after the Rough Copy opening credits, so I don't think it was part of it. It might be his profession, but he was a temp in the last email. Shwoo 12:49, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Todd Goldman

Does anyone think that this toon is a reference to the Todd Goldman copyright infringement accusations? It's been getting a lot of attention in the webcomic community. Here's a link that explains what happened and links to a lot of the responses. --Maxamegalon2000 13:30, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

After looking through that SomethingAwful thread, you're probably right on this. Would it be safe to put this as a Remark or a Real-World References? - Ren Foxx 15:25, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
I agree that this is almost certainly a real-world reference to the controversy. Should we put it to a vote?
Henebry 15:39, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
A vote definantly sounds like a good idea. - Ren Foxx 16:55, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Easter Egg Goof

Did no one notice that goof at the end when you click on the candy bar? Strong Bad's left cheek and his arm freak out when he backs away from Senor Cartgage! That's the kind of thing TBC will probably fix within a day or so, it's painfully obvious. -- Abelhawk 13:43, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I did notice that. --Mario2.PNG Super Martyo boing! 13:58, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Sam & Max

The action-packed credit sequence reminded me of the "pleasantly understated credit sequence" in Sam & Max Hit the Road, especially the music... is it a possible reference? ShiversTheNinja 16:34, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

I agree. The car-surfing at the end I thought was a dead give-away.

The music, the guns perspective and the surfing at the end are obvious sam & max references...

SB2O versus Sb2O

The current explanation states that the SB2O drink is diantimony oxide. This would be Sb2O, not "SB2O" (as the drink bottle labels clearly state), which would be a mixture of one sulphur atom, two boron atoms and an oxygen atom. I think this needs to be corrected. Jimmy91 17:16, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

No, the bottle has "B" insted of "b" so no change.
That's what he's saying. It would only be diantimony oxide if it were a lowercase b. With "B" instead, it would be one sulfur, two borons, and an oxegen atom, like he said. Exhibit A (talk · edits) 18:27, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Yeah. Diantimony Oxide would be Sb2O, as opposed to SB2O. --Jnelson09 21:32, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Erm... Under explanations it said that SB stood for antimony, but I corrected it and wrote it as "Sb." I didn't really mention sulfur or boron except in my edit eummary. Feel free to correct this page as you see fit. EYanyo 22:19, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

But it's the name of a flavored water, it isn't intended as a chemical formula. This is simply trivia, and ought to be noted there, if at all. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 22:20, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
Right... but when I see something on a page that is incorrect, I prefer to fix it rather than outright remove it. I saw "SB is the chemical symbol for antimony" and I said, "Hmm. That should be 'Sb.'" Then I made it so. I don't really know/understand/care about all the nuances and stuff for the wiki, so you can take appropriate action for this fact. EYanyo 22:23, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


My computer keeps giving me the 404'd message when I try to watch this email. Suggestions?-- DongleGoblin 19:25, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Clear your cache. --DorianGray 19:26, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Snowball in the Freezer

StrongSad keeping snowballs in the freezer has "been done" by the likes of Bill Cosby and Calvin and Hobbes. It's not so much a reference as an old joke, possibly a nod or parody. Sorry, don't know how to leave my name. -KanineKommander

Very yes. Very old joke. Very TTATOTLoafing 21:38, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
However, the way Strong Sad says it is more specifically reminiscent of Bill Cosby's routine. We should probably STUFF that fact. — Image:kskunk_fstandby.gif KieferSkunk (talk) — 22:14, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
STUFF it. My opinion has not been decided yet... but... --TheYellowDart(t/c) 22:18, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


If I'm not mistaken, the Gremlin from one of the Christmas cartoons appears in the credit sequence. This should be mentioned in running gags.

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