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Why is the sloshy logo upside-down? Is there a real band with such a logo? Bad Bad Guy 18:24, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Sure, there's a lot of post-modern/post-punk bands that will use upside down or reversed logos to go along with an unconventional image. Most famously is Nine Inch Nails's logo. KMFDM released an ep titled MDFMK. R.E.M.'s 1985 album Fables Of The Reconstruction is written in a circle on the LP, so it could also be read Reconstruction Of The Fables. This is a case where it's not referring to a specific logo, more of a general attitude. To me, sloshy sounds like equal parts Weezer and emo or shoegazer bands.wbwolf (t | ed) 19:19, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Is it just me or does this band sound EXACTLY like a loving caricature of the band Pavement? - Mr_Vorhias (August 20th, 2007, 3:36 PM EST)

It's not just you, I thought of Pavement when some sloshy came on. - Punching Kittens (August 23, 2007, 8:23 AM EST)

How do you input the upside down characters? Also, they're not showing up in my IE-like browser. Is there some kind of language pack that needs downloaded? (Personally, I don't think it needs to be upside down in the text. That's what the picture is there for. Also it's confusing for folks whose browsers it doesn't appear correctly in.)--Antisexy 20:28, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

For the upside down characters, you need to have a Unicode capably browser and font. Firefox and newer versions of IE are able to do it. wbwolf (t | ed) 20:52, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
Yes, as for flipping it, http://www.revfad.com/flip.html is a useful site. — Defender1031*Talk 20:54, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
Cool. Well, I still vote that it doesn't really need to be there, in case anyone cares about my opinion.--Antisexy 20:58, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
I lean toward agreeing. The given text doesn't really replicate the text of the band's logo that well, for one thing, and it is likely to be confusing for those with older browsers. I would suggest that "(typeset upside-down)" combined with the image would likely do the job just as well. Heimstern Läufer 21:05, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
But it looks so cool. — Defender1031*Talk 21:09, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
I vote we keep that combination of both right-side-up and upside-down, and just put a little note next to the upside-down one saying that it's upside-down, for those who have browser issues. Hey, if Wikipedia gets to have foreign languages that won't display properly, why can't we have upside-down letters that don't display properly? Hagurumon 21:21, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
I originally put the flipped text on the page, but now I agree that it should be removed. It doesn't display properly in all browsers, and the logo can easily be seen in the image on the right. Loafing 22:42, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

How did you guys get the first letter to be lowercase? 72.83.150.246 00:39, 22 August 2007 (UTC)

Well, the logo is all in lowercase. And Strong Bad types "sloshy" with a lowercase s. That's why we spell it that way. – The Chort 12:42, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I get that part, but I've got a wiki of my own and can't make articles with lowercase first letters. How'd you manage that?
We have a special extention installed in our version of MediaWiki which allows us to name pages with a lowercase letter. We've had it for a long time, mostly because of Strong Bad Email titles. I don't really know too much about it. --DorianGray 04:41, 27 August 2007 (UTC)


Name that Genre

Let's sort this out once and for all: what genre is sloshy? Personally, I'm 100% certain they're Alternative Rock. They have all the stereotypes of the genre: No lead guitarist, glasses, little mainstream success until the death of Hair Metal, short hair, no costumes, electric guitar solos, songs with weird titles that aren't about girls/Los Angeles/good times. The list goes on. Furthermore, the appearance of Limozeen: "but they're in space!" validates my theory: in the episode, they were knocked off the charts by an alternative rock band who had short hair and glasses. Then, Strong Bad throws the remote at Strong Sad "for you and your kind destroying metal!". sloshy, a band which Strong Sad is a fan of, must therefore also be alternative rock. Plus, sloshy can be compared to They Might Be Giants, and we all know about the close relationship between the band and the website. I rest my case. – The Chort 15:45, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Well I guess I consider all the trappings you speak of the be more associated with Indie Rock than Alternative Rock. To me Alternative Rock (capital A, capital R) went mainstream around 92/93 and that tag came to mean something other than alternative rock (small a, small r). While the same thing may happen to the indie tag I think that the sort of underground, small club, pitchfork appearing, college radio band that sloshy is a caricature of is better called indie rock (the Pavement comparison is fitting I think). For that matter I would never think to call They Might Be Giants Alternative Rock, only dads in their 40's would make that mistake. They are clearly indie pop...clearly. The Alternative/Indie Rock tag is fine with me, as with any of these sub genres peoples connotations for a tag will greatly influence what bands they thing fit that tag (emo anyone?). -Goodness Of Fit

Strong Sad image

What is the point of the Strong Sad image? It doesn't really add much to the article, and it makes the page look weird. --Trogga 17:05, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

I disagree, and add a {{clear}} if you think so... — Defender1031*Talk 17:06, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Why do you disagree? --Trogga 17:12, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
Because it makes the article look fuller. — Defender1031*Talk 17:14, 23 August 2007 (UTC)
But it's just Strong Sad with a shirt on. It's like putting an image of Strong Bad wearing a Limozeen‎ shirt on the Limozeen‎ page. --Trogga 17:25, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

I like the Strong Sad image because it shows the logo in two different contexts, which each are colored a little differently. — It's dot com 17:26, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

Plus we don't have an actual picture of the band or any of their albums. The next best thing is an image of their biggest fan. – The Chort 13:56, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
I think an image of a sloshy t-shirt is a good thing to have on the aricle. It's extra stuff about the band that otherwise wouldn't get mentioned anywhere else other than Strong Sad Wearing A Shirt, which isn't about the sloshy shirt so much as it is about Strong Sad wearing it. If there were an image somewhere of Strong Bad wearing a Limozeen shirt, that SHOULD be included on the Limozeen page.--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 21:34, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
Unfortunately, Strong Bad has never worn a Limozeen shirt. – The Chort 20:42, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Sloshy vs. sloshy, the plot thickens

So, in the Quote Of The Week for August 23, 2007, Sloshy is capitalized. Do we chalk it up as a goof, or does this affect our lower-case theory?--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 07:06, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Hmm... I think that the t-shirts and Strong Bad's typing outweigh the Quote of the Week, so I think our article should stay lowercase. Also I'd say it's more of an inconsistency than a goof. Trey56 07:16, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
A similar difference was shown in senior prom and its following quote, in which we noted it as a remark. --DorianGray 07:19, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
I don't think the T-shirts (which just feature the stylized wordmark) carry much if any weight, but Strong Bad's typing certainly does, considering he's such a stickler. At any rate, I amended the article to state that sloshy is usually written in all lowercase. — It's dot com 14:48, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
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