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[edit] Head with Bat wings

I think the connection between the image on Strong Bad's post-it and the Bubbles from Legend of Zelda is a bit flimsy. Heads with batwings arent exactly a unique occurance (D&D's Vargouille being a flagrant example) Ghilz 01:25, 18 October 2005 (UTC)

But it's very close to the Legend of Zelda one, as seen at this link: [1] (look for "bubble"). The fact that both are skulls helps too. --DorianGray
If you go on the IRC, you will find out that I am a huge Zelda fan. It looks almost exactly like a bubble, all it needs is a creepy aura. Rogue Leader / (my talk) 01:47, 18 October 2005 (UTC)
My point isnt that it does NOT look like a Bubble, I know it does, my point is that it looks like countless otherflyingskulls; My point is, how can you be SURE it is a reference (as in, that the Brothers Chap meant it as such) to Bubble and not simply a depiction of something that already appears in culture generally? I dont disagree that it does resemble a bubble, but I want to point out it also resembles so many things, its seems arbitrary to 'pick one' as being the actual source of inspiration Ghilz 00:30, 20 October 2005 (UTC)
Well, it may have been chosen due to the fact that the Chaps are known Nintendo fans. --DorianGray
Take another look. The other skulls are in a variety of poses, but the original Ocarina of Time official art Blue Bubble looks IDENTICAL to the strong bad skull, Square teeth, diagonal angle, small bat wings in that precise pose, glowing eyes sunken into sockets. It's indisputable.

[edit] non-NPOV Fun Fact

at the beginning, he should say "so few good emails" (Though this is, perhaps, an intentional error, playing on the expectation that he was about to say "so little time.")

This is non-NPOV— 14:33, 10 Dec 2004 (MST)

I agree, this is very poorly worded. I think I understand the writer's intent, but this certainly is a "non-NPOV linguistic prescriptivism". I'm thinking the part about the expression "So many [insert something here], so little time" might be worth a mention though. -- Tom 16:04, 10 Dec 2004 (MST)
This is NPOV. It's a grammatical issue; because "emails" is a plural noun, "few" is the correct word and saying "so little good emails" isn't correct. --Upsilon
A few seconds later he gets twisted up grammatically again. "More... more better". This isn't a good day for SB. --GregHosting 23:47, 28 Apr 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Gnawing his own leg off.

I'm wondering if TBC may have gotten this idea from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy where it talks about Vogon poetry and that one guy only survived by gnawing his own leg off. I can't find my copy of the book so I can't be sure if it was his leg or his arm. Should there be a real-world reference about this? NFITC1 20:29, 22 January 2006 (UTC)

No, gnawing your leg off to get out of a trap is pretty common. --DorianGray
Whoops, I thought it looked weird. Thanks for letting me know. You have a good point. Asking on the talk pages is probably faster than cloging up the STUFF. NFITC1 20:35, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
Definitely. I do it often myself. (Posting on talk pages, not gnawing off my own leg.) I'm sure it's been mentioned a dozen times over at least. Off the top of my head, I can think of at least one appearance of it. --DorianGray

[edit] Floppy Disc Trivia

Why is the floppy disc title in trivia, because on all of the other sbemails floppy disc titles aren't in trivia. - Austio talk 07:01, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

Actually, they are always in trivia. --DorianGray

[edit] Reggie

This just occured to me. In the Archie comic series, Reggie is the self-proclaimed cool guy whose plans always fail. That's similar to Strong Bad, isn't it? I don't have a clue whether this is even Fun-Factable, but I wanted to note it. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 01:44, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

I distinctly remember that being added and removed just a few weeks ago. Lemme find the diff. --DorianGray

[edit] Awesome

Best...description... EVER!!!!! --Homsar Lover

[edit] Homsar=Itellect?!

Was Homsar teasing Strong Bad when he said "I'm a song from the 60's" because he knew how much that it would bug Strong Bad? HaldoHelscome!

That's speculation, and no... probably not. — Defender1031*Talk 03:46, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Other Easter Egg

8 seconds after the Paper comes down, the Cheat comes up to Strong Bad, and offers him a drink.

[edit] pizzaz

Should there also be a disambig to pizzaz on here? It IS a SBEmail that DOES feature Strong Bad interviewing someone. 05:19, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

I don't think it's especially likely someone would look for that email under this title. Heimstern Läufer 05:54, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Are you trying to listen to the same line I am?

I'm watching the YouTube version, and I clearly hear "Are you trying to make some sense?" The R is unmistakable, while I hear none of the sounds that would be expected of the word "can". --Jay (Talk) 03:53, 16 May 2024 (UTC)

PS. Doesn't sound like "Can you try" on the website version either. --Jay (Talk) 03:55, 16 May 2024 (UTC)
I think I agree. My initial edit was based on the website version, but it took watching the YouTube version at 25% speed before I could hear "Kə-you try to make some sense?". Listening at full speed after that, I thought I could hear the kə- sound on YouTube. I definitely don't hear the full word "can". Going back to the website, I couldn't hear the kə- as readily. I think that's why I put it back the second time the way it was originally. I'm certain that I only hear one syllable on "try/trying", but I can understand if it was determined to be slurring the "-ing" as fast as Strong Bad is talking, because "Are you try to make some sense" is just nonsense. The Knights Who Say Ni 21:18, 16 May 2024 (UTC)
I definitely hear the plosive /k/ sound in "can" and the single syllable on "try" in both versions. As a whole it is, as mentioned, very rapid and slurred together, but I don't hear any "R" in the first word; instead it sounds like a nasalized vowel (and as mentioned in this video, that is a common realization of vowels followed by nasal consonants in casual speech). I also don't hear any nasal on "try". DEI DAT VMdatvm center\super contra 18:52, 17 May 2024 (UTC)
After the edit that corrected it, I can’t hear it the old way any more, no matter how hard I try. And I tried hard. - 00:01, 22 May 2024 (UTC)
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