Talk:Main Page 22

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Ding! Main Page 22 is a featured article, which means it showcases an important part of the Homestar Runner body of work and/or highlights the fine work of this wiki. We also might just think it's cool. If you see a way this page can be updated or improved without compromising previous work, feel free to contribute.

I didn't want to make the page in fear of doing it differently than the template, but I saw that they had put up #22 on the site and thought I'd notify y'all about it. Crazy stuff, the whole thing's a flash file like the Virus email; a lot of extending past the boundaries of the screen.

Main Page 22

--Body 1 Bite 1 21:25, 5 Dec 2004 (MST)

Is the "Awright" voice from The house that gave sucky treats?--Dwedit 22:42, 5 Dec 2004 (MST)


[edit] Virus blows my mind

Sometimes I think that the virus theme was designed by TBC to watch us Wiki people scramble. "Oh yeah," says Matt "Catalogue this, chumps!" - Dr Haggis - Talk 11:36, 6 Dec 2004 (MST)

[edit] Fun Fact Discussion

*You can't get to this mainpage from anywhere

We should add a Fun Fact when a cartoon's back button leads to a mainpage, but there's no need to comment on a lack thereof. Such is to be expected, anyway, as Main Page 22 isn't even a day old... If you agree/disagree, share your reasoning. -- Suicune64 15:58, 6 Dec 2004 (EST)

*"Drop a train on 'em!" is what Strong Bad said when he ran Edgarware in virus.

Is this a reference or a fun fact...Or is it neither? Could we STUFF this one? Maybe it's just me that thinks this one is too obvious. Someone else's opinion, please? --The Paper 21:11, 6 Dec 2004 (MST)

Um, I don't mean to sound dumb, but I didn't remember that little fact. I say Keep. --Bellatrix 09:54, 7 Dec 2004 (MST)

*Unlike the previous main pages, you cannot access this main page from another one, because there is no button for it. You must type the address into the address bar to see it.

this is false. The other main pages have a 22 button with an Edgar icon. -- Dr Haggis - Talk 20:21, 7 Dec 2004 (MST)

[edit] Any significance?

Does the order in which the computers appear while moving over Characters have any significance at all? --BegyLips 00:20, 7 Dec 2004 (EST)

[edit] What is this one all about?

If you look very closely, the store button has a little tiny bubble which is near invisible.

I zoomed in and I don't see it. Can anyone fill me in on just what this guy was talking about? --Jay 01:14, 7 Dec 2004 (MST)

[edit] Coach Z?

Is it just me, or does Coach Z say something when the sandwich appears? -- Mithent 17:08, 8 Dec 2004 (MST)

You're on to something there - I hear a voice reminiscent of Coach Z, too, but it is likely just the same 'diner speak' sound you hear on Main Page #5 when you mouse over the 'email' button and the exact same sandwich tray appears then, too. --The Paper 20:49, 8 Dec 2004 (MST)
Aah, you're right about that. It sounds rather like Coach Z, nevertheless. -- Mithent 17:05, 9 Dec 2004 (MST)
To me it sounds like Coach Z saying, "Get that Pork Tar Tar!" Cheatachu72 18:50, 14 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Biscuit Dough Hands Man

How do we know that it's the Biscuit Dough Hands Man saying 'fhqwhgads'? It's probably just the Visor Robot saying it, as Biscuit Dough Hands Man's mouth doesn't move. -User:

[edit] Quote of the Week

I clicked on quote of the week, and immideatley clicked and held the minimize button so that I could see the Homestar quote. It said "Oh Haldo! This is my funniest word style ever times that I've ever said! Hope is all on to it lately! And I wish the chicken and msg place was open on somedays." But the wiki page said something else. Can someone check? Mabye it's just my computer. -Alice

You're right. I've got a screenshot of it now, and it says, "Oh Haldo! This is my funniest word style ever times that I've said! Hope all is on to it even more lately! And I wish the chicken & msg place was open on Somedays." Aurora the Homestar Coder 17:43, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
I opened qod.swf in the flash decompiler, and it most certainly says "Oh Hello! This is my funniest word style ever that I said! Hope you're into it!" --phlip 22:18, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
Well, I took a screenshot of the moment when the QOD box appears on Main Page 22 (before the current quote appears), and I got the above quote. I don't have access to it right now, but I can post it up later. Aurora the Homestar Coder 22:21, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
OK, you're right, I saw it with the hold-minimise-button trick too, and got a screenshot. Weird, I can't find that text anywhere in the .swf's...
Incidentally, if you open the swfs for one of the other main pages and look outside the wall it says the same thing. --phlip 22:32, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
Aha! I redownloaded the latest qod.swf and looked at that, it says the same as the screenshot. I was looking at an old version, about 3 weeks old, when I downloaded the whole site to take home when I went on vacation. So the message has changed in the last 3 weeks. Is this too trivial even for Trivia? I know we catalogue other changes... --phlip 22:35, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
I was wondering if that might be the case, because there's a screenshot of the old message too. Maybe the Chaps are just trying to mess with us... :) Aurora the Homestar Coder 22:36, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
The HTTP headers for qod.swf say "Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 21:09:24 GMT" - that's probably when it was changed - the date seems to fit in with what we know.
Gee this has become indented entirely too far... --phlip 23:59, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
Except for the times when they say the 18th instead... And the Last-Modified header says the 15th... --phlip 04:05, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Well though the Date header says the 18th or the 21st, the Last-Modified header always seems to say the 15th, so I'll put that in the article and be done with it.
Hopefully my last horribly indented message, phlip 04:40, 2 May 2005 (UTC)
Look, I'm technologically challenged. Alls I know is, that's what came up on my computer when I used the minimize trick. I don't even know what an swf is!-Alice
I have a picture - Have a Look! «Rob» 12:56, 2 May 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] ALL WRONG....... (DECLINED)

Homestar's quip of "All right!" is taken from the Homestar Talker.

  • That is not a small decline! That is a BIG decline! I always figured it was a reference to the Strong Bad Email the show in which Homestar says "All wighhhhhht..." right before he recites his "Tim Duncan" list. Cheatachu72 05:28, 24 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Not another one of these, TBC re-use sound bites all the time so it's Decline for you The Pardack
  • Only liars and thieves make bad Fun Facts, and those people get DECLINE'D... just ask The Cheat! --Upset_Your_Balance 05:14, 25 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Dear Strong Bad, how do you DECLINE poor fun facts? sincerely, the spludge. I'll second the pardack, and 100% agrees with him. ---the spludge 22:22, 25 May 2005 (UTC)
  • I have suddenly come to the concluson that The Pardack is right. I never realized that. So for me, WEEKDAY DECLINE, erm, DECLINE WITH A FUNNY PUN -MK and/or BurnBox 03:33, 26 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Choke on your DECLINE! - Nah, sorry. - SaikoRoxi 6:32 PM, 26 May 2005
    • Seconded for obvious reasons. James Craven 1:13 AM EDT June 3 2005
  • AN ACTUAL ACCEPT. I checked, and it's definitely the one from the H*T, not "the show." And the "TBC reuse stuff all the time" argument doesn't work here because it's virus stuff, and one of the main things with the virus stuff is that they use a lot of old stuff. Should we get rid of the "With Marzipan's radish we're gonna win the competition" quote from the virus e-mail? Tom H 22:31, 4 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. -- tomstiff 20:05, 6 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Contest

  • Accept. I contest the above. First of all, did anybody besides Tom H. and tomstiff do a side-by-side comparison? Without a doubt, the sound clip is from the Homestar Talker, not from The Show. Two-thirds of the inside references listed in the article identify sound clips. How, then, is this fact not appropriate? — It's dot com 05:42, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Tentative Decline Accept But not because of the Decline votes above. It's more because I think everything pulled from the Homestar Talker was from some other older 'toon - so it didn't originate with the Homestar Talker. Maybe. Might take a while to track it down... --Jay (Talk) 06:58, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • But listen first to the menu and then the talker. You have to admit they're identical. If you find something that predates the talker, so much the better, but shouldn't it be a "tentative accept" until you do? — It's dot com 07:07, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • You're right - mainly because I searched all the older 'toons I could think of and haven't yet found the origin (maybe I was wrong about the Talker borrowing from other 'toons? I found "All right"s in A Jumping Jack Contest and Yellow Dello but they didn't match.) --Jay (Talk) 07:15, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • Taking another look at the Talker, I'm starting to wonder why I thought that in the first place - probably because of SB's "Competition" (strongly reminding me of A Jumping Jack Contest). --Jay (Talk) 07:18, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. Not sure if I'm supposed to be voting again here, but I will. --- tomstiff 14:16, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Meh, I'd envisioned the votes from above carrying over. Just as long as nobody's confused. — It's dot com 14:51, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
      • That makes sense. Striking duplicate vote. -- tomstiff 15:04, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Accept. 'Nuff said. --SBEmail22 19:11, 10 Jun 2005 (EST)

[edit] The Best Main Yet

This is probably my favorite main ever. Somehow the exploding duck really cracked me up. Justin87 13:23, 12 Jul 2005 (UTC)

Hey, Justin. We have a Forum for general discussions like this. Please use it instead of the wiki. Thanks! —FireBird|Talk 13:36, 12 Jul 2005 (UTC)

[edit] How?

How do you get the " Oh,Haldo.... " thing to pop up? I got it once but it didnt stay and I cant remember how i got it there... Someone please help!-Homestramy20 im so confused..

This isn't actually one of the intentional glitches in Main Page 22. Click on the 'q' at the top of any Main Page, and hope it fails to load from the weeklies.xml, which controls what happens in the QOtW box. If you really want to see it, save the Flash file on the bottom of this page to your PC, and you'll see the haldo script every time. --videlectrix.pngENUSY discussionitem_icon.gif user.gifmail_icon.gif, 06:16, 13 July 2005 (BST)

[edit] Mirror

Can someone mirror it with the horn appearing? So future visitors can see it? - Joshua

[edit] That A Ghost? Or No?

It looks more like a bad graphics Homestar than the bad graphics ghost to me... TTE 03:29, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Bad Graphics Homestar is on the Tandy, Bad Graphics Ghost is on the broken Tandy. --DorianGray

[edit] Another Character?

Should The Homestar Runner be added as a character on the article?--ONESTOP 21:30, 30 November 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Better image...

I can provide a image which features as many as possible of the features of this page (including those that go outside the main area). I don't know how to add this to the page, but if it would improve things and someone else could put it up, I can provide it. --Dementedc 19:02, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

See this conversation. — Defender1031*Talk 19:04, 18 May 2008 (UTC)
Woops. My bad. --Dementedc 19:06, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Homsar Virus

I will do the Homsar Main Page in this theme all the page is so Topsy-Turvy

Beg pardon? Homestar-Winner (talk) 22:21, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Outdated (twice) !

I can't speak for those who have seen the series from the start, but wasn't this main page designed to be updated frequently? So far, it seems to be outdated not once, but twice.

Most recently, it's missing the Compy Compé from the short Compy Catalog and sbemails after imaginary.

But even more unusual is that it's missing the Lappy's female icon first seen in dreamail, which means it hasn't been updated since before January 10, 2005 -- making it the most outdated main page on the site, even more than Main Page 23!

Would this be trivial enough for the Trivia section?

I don't know what you're talking about. Other than the things that get updated all the time (copyright notice, announcement button, etc.) this main page has never once been updated since it came out. And why does it need the Lappy's female icon or the Compé? --Jay (Talk) 16:55, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] System Report, yo!

The article references three sources for the System Report on the intact Compy 386. However, it can clearly be seen over the Flagrant System Error from 50 emails. The System Report appeared over a faux IE6 error page in the other toons, and it didn't even have the same message in Not The 100th Email.

I propose an edit to read: Compy 386 with System Report taped to the screen, as it appeared in 50 emails, and 3.5" floppy container Kyojikasshu 17:45, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Flash 10 Glitch?

I just found some misaligned picture on the right side of the screen. Anyone know what caused it? BBG 22:08, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

That's the "Vote for us on Telltale Games!" tag. It's probably off because of the stretched-out nature of the page, although Homestar being in front of it IS a little bit odd. --Jay (Talk) 22:39, 23 February 2010 (UTC)
Well, the main page, menu items (buttons, Homestar) and tag are all on separate Flash Files. It's probably the order of the Flash Files. It may be Main Page, Tag, THEN Buttons. The Main Page objects will probably overlap the tag if we moved it. That'sBupkis! 23:17, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

[edit] Tiny

Why is it so tiny? Wolf O'Donnel 00:07, 19 January 2021 (UTC)

It's a promblem/feature of all widescreen flash things with Ruffle. Maybe it'll get fixed in the future. Not sure if it's a goof or a standard trivia point. Guybrush20X6 01:18, 19 January 2021 (UTC)
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