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Some sort of challenge buried in the GROOOUUND??

Strong Bad Email #115

Strong Bad tells us what he would put in a time capsule, to preserve his awesomeness after his death and be opened in X0 years.

Cast (in order of appearance): Strong Bad, Coach Z (easter egg), Homestar Runner, Stinkoman, 20X6 Homestar

Date: October 4, 2004

Contents

Transcript

STRONG BAD: Checkin' emails with a VISCOSITY since 2001, it's a Strong Bad Email.

{reading}

dear STRONG bad,
you are extremely awesome but how are
you going to be soooo awesome if you'rre
dead? why not make a time capsule of
stuff filled with stuff about you to
be opened in at least X0 years.
please answer this,
sam concord california

{Strong Bad puts an extreme emphasis on the STRONG in Strong Bad, says "This, I know" after "you are extremely awesome," reads "soooo" as "sue," pronounces "you'rre" as spelled, pronounces "capsule" as "capsoole," and pronounces "X0" as "exty"}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Rest assured, Shim-Sham Sam, my time capsule would reign supreme. Like your hot single Mom is gonna wanna date my time capsule. So, the key to a good time capsule is it being an actual capsule. None of these shoe boxes or tennis ball cans. No. Those things are called time boxes and time tennis ball cans. {clears screen, continues typing} Those are different and lame and differently lame. And they always get dug up in about 4 days. And they're filled with uncool stuff like those leaf rubbin's {an image of leaf rubbings pops up}and current newspaper clippin's {a newspaper clipping pops up} and... toenail snippin's? {toenail snippings pop up onscreen} Anybody? {clears screen, continues typing} Anyways, I'm talking about a f'real capsule. Y'know, like a big old headache medicine. So, what kinda cool stuff should I put in there? I guess I'd throw in a cassette tape with one of my #1 jams on it. And then in the future it'd be a huge hit and they'd send all the royalties and groupies back in time to me right... {mumbles to self for a second} NOW!

{The doorbell rings. Cut to zoomed out view of Strong Bad at his computer desk}

STRONG BAD: Holy gosh! It worked! I'm the meanest genius!

{Homestar enters holding a shoebox}

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Hey Strong Bad, hey, can I put this gross old wig in your time machine?

{Homestar produces a gross old wig from the shoebox}

STRONG BAD: Uhhm, it's a CAPSULE, no, and I hate you, get out.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Cool cool.

{Homestar puts the gross old wig on his face}

STRONG BAD: Why would you want to put that nasty old thing in a time capsule anyway?

HOMESTAR RUNNER: 'Cause it's gross and nasty and old and I don't want it.

{Homestar takes the wig off and puts it on Strong Bad's floppy disk container}

STRONG BAD: It's not a TRASH capsule. Look, this is for COOL stuff so people of the future know how cool I am.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Well then I'll just make my OWN time box with a gross old wig in it. So all the future peoples will know I had a gross old wig!

{Homestar puts the gross old wig back in the shoebox}

STRONG BAD: Good. Now leave.

HOMESTAR RUNNER: Yep!

{Homestar leaves. Cut back to Compy 386}

STRONG BAD: {typing} And I might as well spit in it, just in case they ever figure out how to make people from spit. Ooh! Then I'd put some dry ice in there so when they open it up it looks all smoky and steamy and it says a-like "froosh" when they first open it. There'll be no doubt about my coolty.

{Cut to the field, circa 20X6. Stinkoman is kneeling in front of a hole with dirt around his mouth}

STINKOMAN: Oh man, those first four hundred bites of dirt were not so good. Maybe the next one will be better.

{Stinkoman sticks his hand in the hole where it makes an audible clanging sound against an unseen object}

STINKOMAN: WHAAAT is this? Some sort of a challenge buried in the GROUUUND?

{Stinkoman snatches a red and white capsule out of the hole. It opens with Strong Bad saying "froosh," and a cassette tape is revealed}

STINKOMAN: Lookie here! A power crunch!

{Stinkoman grabs the cassette and jams it into his mouth, crunching it up}

STINKOMAN: It tastes like a #1 jam!

{Stinkoman suddenly stands up, and bulks up , making the cliché powering up sound. 20X6 Homestar walks in with the gross old wig on his head}

20X6 HOMESTAR: {not noticing Stinkoman's Ultra Saiyan form} Hey Stinkoman! Look what I found buried in a time box!

{Cut back to the present and the Compy 386}

STRONG BAD: {typing} Yeah, cassette tape is definitely the way to go. What could ever replace the durability of magnetic tape? Duct tape maybe. Man, I wonder when those groupies and royalties are getting here. What about right (hamina hooo) NOW! {stops typing} CRAP! OK, what about right... here it comes, just a little bit longer NOW! Ugh. This could take a while.

{The Paper comes down.}

STRONG BAD: Oh, the time is passing by, oh it's such a lovely day NOW! 5-4-3-2-1-NOW! 5-4-3-2-1-NOW! 3-2-1-NOW! 2-1-NOW! NOW! 1-NOW! NOW!

Easter Eggs

  • Clicking on "differently lame" shows a small advertisment for Coach Z Ale.
  • Clicking on "big ol'headache medicine" shows a bottle of "Jobar's Big Ol' Headache Medicine".
  • Clicking on "cassette tape" at the end lets you listen to a song about Grumblecakes.
    • These are the lyrics for it: ({The jingle for The Cheatcakes begins, but after the part "Just Ask The Chea-", the voice gets deeper until it stops})
Girl, I know we haven't been through a lot together.
In fact one might say we just met standing here in line at the batting cages,
but there's one thing I'm sure of already.
Let me get them Grumblecakes and please don't grumble babe,
I just need them Grumblecakes. 
Ohh I'm Grumblecaking with you.
Let me get them Grumblecakes, and please don't grumble babe, I just need them Grumblecakes.
Ohh I'm Grumblecaking with you.
I'm really going to grumble bake another batch of them Grumblecakes.
So let's raise the Grumblestakes.
Clean the yard with the Grumblerake.
Girl give me a Grumble break.
I wanna see you Grumble shake.
Don't make a grumble mistake. 
Let me see you grumble down!

Fun Facts

  • Homestar Runner's Time Box is a Freshley's shoe box, the same one he wore on one of his feet in "anything".
  • The newspaper clipping reads:
Oct 4. - Little Boy Saves Turtle!
"I found it in my shoe!!!"
News - A local boy named "Geoff," found a turtle in his shoe 
and returned it to the terrarium on his desk. "His name is Slowbie, 
but now I think I'll call him Mr. Shoe." The boy's mother is very 
proud of her son. Calls to the turtle's mother were not immediately 
returned, but most agree she would be proud of Slowbie/Mr. Shoe.
  • The date on newspaper clipping, October 4, is the day this e-mail was released.
  • The year "exty/X0" is a reference the 20X6 era. Suitably, Stinkoman shows up in a flashforward (like a flashback).
  • Stinkoman is willing to eat dirt as he was in Under Construction.
  • "Slowbie" MIGHT be a reference to "2 years", in which Strong Bad called The Cheat the same thing.
  • "Grumblecakes" is a clear reference to "stupid stuff".
  • The time capsule looks an awful lot like the The Isle of Pom.
  • Strong Bad can be seen counting on his thumbs while talking to Homestar.
  • The Leaf Rubbins' refer to Marzipan's Answering Machine Version 1 when Marzipan says she's looking at the Fall Colors.
  • Strong Bad sounds like Senor Cardgage when he mumbles.
  • The diskette in the Floppy Disk Container says "lunar lander".
  • When Strong Bad thought the royalties came he said "holy gosh!" instead of saying his favorite phrase, "holy crap"!
  • When Stinkoman opens the time capsule, the wheels of the tape are turning. And as expected, the capsule makes the "froosh" sound when opened.
  • The hole in the ground is the exact same shape as the one that will be in Strong Badia 2 years from when the email 2 years was written.
  • The Strong Bad effectively left a time capsule for Strong Bad by enclosing half his mustache in a letter in an easter egg in the email flashback. Strong Bad hasn't been seen with this envelope, however, unlike Stinkoman with Strong Bad's time capsule.
  • The gross old wig is probably the wig Homestar wore as part of his Kurt Cobain costume in Homestarloween Party.
  • At one point, Homestar manages to suspend the gross old wig, the shoebox lid, and the shoebox itself, in midair at the same time. This suggests that Homestar may have more than two invisible "arms" used to hold objects up.
  • When Homestar puts the gross old wig on the floppy disk container, it grows dark. Maybe a shadow, but the shadows of things don't usually darken things. Probably either an unnoticed color change, or to show that it is so bad it makes things wilt and die, even when they're not living.
  • "Grumblecakes" sounds a lot like Burn by Usher.

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