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The "ice cold refreshment" trivia refers to [[Wikipedia: Coca-Cola|Coca-Cola]] games and trivia ads seen before a film. [[User:Retromaniac|Retromaniac]] 17:08, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
The "ice cold refreshment" trivia refers to [[Wikipedia: Coca-Cola|Coca-Cola]] games and trivia ads seen before a film. [[User:Retromaniac|Retromaniac]] 17:08, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
: There are plenty of companies that sponsor trivia screens.  And plenty of ice-cold refreshments.  I'm drinking a Pepsi as we speak.  [[User:Mohan37|Mohan37]] 17:43, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
: There are plenty of companies that sponsor trivia screens.  And plenty of ice-cold refreshments.  I'm drinking a Pepsi as we speak.  [[User:Mohan37|Mohan37]] 17:43, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
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::the red background with the filmstrip on the side is associated with coke. {{User:Csours/sig}} 21:06, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
==Common Problems==
==Common Problems==

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newb alert

  • Sorry guys, I'm still new at this. I hate to leave my entries for others to clean up; I promise to learn more soon :) Mohan37 07:21, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
    • Don't sweat it. That's why wikis can be edited by anyone. Welcome aboard. 0rion 10:59, 20 February 2007 (UTC)


ASCII movie

Could the ASCII movie possibly be a reference to this Star Wars ASCII Movie (can also be seen here)? I don't know how common full length ASCII movies are, but something tells me they aren't that popular. --Electricnet 07:53, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Could be, although it's kind of a stretch, seeing as the actual "movie" SB watches doesn't have anything to do with Star Wars; maybe if the movie was something sci-fi. I think, more than anything, it's just a reference to SB being hopelessly behind with technology, like when he refered to the Cheat's monitor as having its back chopped off, etc. But then again, what do I know? haha -- Mohan37 07:57, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
I agree, it's likely not a specific reference to any one ASCII instance. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:50, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Chili's fajitas

This was probably rightfully removed — while the utensils are identical to those used at Chili's, I'm not surprised that they are used elsewhere. Also, the Mariachi band doesn't fit with Chili's. At any rate, the resemblance of the utensils is strong enough that I think it's worthy of posting on the talk page. Trey56 09:57, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

  • The pans, wooden trays, and tortilla containers that accompany The King of Town's fajitas are the same style as those served at the popular restaurant chain Chili's.

Just to verify that this is not a fun fact, I've seen identical platters at a local Mexican restaurant as well as an Indian restaurant. I guess they've become very popular lately.--Bobo the King 17:56, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

I've been to three non-Chili's restaurants in the past year that used the EXACT SAME STUFF. Not a reference to anything in particular. --Steve Worek

Dangeresque 3 = Duke Nukem Forever (sorta)

For some reason, the Dangeresque 3 poster reminded me of a poster I once saw at the local gaming store of Duke Nukem Forever several, several, several years ago. I'm trying to do an image search to see if I can find it (with little luck right now). Anyway, when you think about it, the Dangeresque 3 poster has all those dates scratched off then it says "We'll See..." and Duke Nukem Forever had a buch of dates set, but had delays, delays, and delays, then finally, according to 3D Realms's site, it says "When it's done." - Ren Foxx 13:09, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

  • That's what I thought Retromaniac 17:11, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

And it keeps runnin' runnin'

How many more e-mails will DNA evidence be mentioned? Maybe the paper's DNA will be tampered with when be becomes an injet printer paper (sbemail 173!). Drippingyellowmadness CoolS.png talk 14:44, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Bwoken

I keep getting a 404'd when I try to watch this email. Is something wrong with the site, or did someone pour Mountain Dew on my computer again?

Hit Control + F5, that should do it. --TotalSpaceshipGirl3 20:22, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Dangeresque Poster

Should I note (perhaps in "Remarks") that the pair of glasses on the Dangeresque 3 poster seems to be made for three eyes?

Ice Cold Refreshment

The "ice cold refreshment" trivia refers to Coca-Cola games and trivia ads seen before a film. Retromaniac 17:08, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

There are plenty of companies that sponsor trivia screens. And plenty of ice-cold refreshments. I'm drinking a Pepsi as we speak. Mohan37 17:43, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
the red background with the filmstrip on the side is associated with coke. csours 21:06, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Common Problems

The most common problems with people talking during a film are:

  1. Giving away the plot during a suspenseful or comedic scene
  2. Commenting on every scene

Retromaniac 17:09, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

I think this is too high a level of "detail." There's not really an authoritative source to compare these statements to. I could, for instance, claim that the most common problem during movies is people making out. Or crappy movies. Doesn't seem like it's noteworthy enough for inclusion on the page. Mohan37 17:24, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

How much detail? What's a fact?

What is the standard for a "fun fact?" Some stuff seems kind of obvious or a stretch like

  • "Please turn off your..." usually refers to cell phones and pagers.
  • The refreshment trivia about popcorn pricing refers to the common problem with cinemas overpricing their food.

How do you decide if a piece of trivia is noteworthy or, well, just trivial? Mohan37 17:33, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, those really explain the obvious. That's common for early stages of articles; everybody is simply adding everything they can think of. The week or so after the release of the toon is then usually spent debating which facts are important and which aren't. Loafing 19:03, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Bet? Dare? Challenge?

  • After reading off the name and location of the e-mail sender, what is SB talking about when he tells The Cheat "Told you I could do it."? I'm assuming that he was just proving to TC that he could read the details without mangling them, but it might be some more specific inside reference that I'm not aware of. Either way, I think it deserves a mention in the "Explanations" section. - Ugliness Man 17:41, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
    • Seems obvious that he was refering to his tendency to mangle names and places. Whether that's noteworthy, I leave it to others to decide. Mohan37 17:43, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
I concur. Ding! Er, I mean, yes, it was his tendency to mangle places and names. Note that he still mangles Cooper's name after he points out "Todja I could do it!" to The Cheat. --Jay (Gobble) 17:46, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

Faceless Strong Sad

If you view the flash (.swf) file, right at the point where Homestar starts singing "Ever and more! Ever and more!", Strong Sad's face is BLANK. (He seems to lose his features the minute he goes off-screen.) It's off the left edge of the screen when viewing it "normally", so would that be considered a glitch or not? I'm not sure what the proper protocol is ...

In case you want to see what I'm talking about, here's a Screen Shot of it (hosted by ImageShack ...)

--Bobsmith84 18:08, 20 February 2007 (UTC)

We do not note "missing" objects outside the frame. The only times we note something unusual outside the frame is if it is something that does not appear in the 'toon itself, like some items in garage sale or the mustache in Senorial Day. --Jay (Gobble) 18:14, 20 February 2007 (UTC)


Gotcha. Thanks! (Noted for future reference.) --Bobsmith84 19:15, 20 February 2007 (UTC)
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