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[edit] Really Lem?

This is probably a dumb question to ask, but can we really be sure it's Lem Sportsinterviews? Given that the comic is supposed to be "old," it could be his father or grandfather or similar. --TheNintenGenius 23:28, 19 Sep 2004 (MST)

The only date given is 1947. If Strong Bad's word can be trusted, that would mean Lem would be at least 76 years old.
That's a pretty big "if". When's the last time Strong Bad said something without exaggerating? — It's dot com 20:38, 16 Aug 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Reference (Not Sure, though)

Hey, has anyone noticed that the drawing style is like that of the comic "The Wizard Of Id"? And there's a king in that one. It might be a reference but... I need clarification. -- Bonkyman

Wait, it already said that in the fun facts. My b. -- Bonko

I really do think the KOT's line "Whudderya askin' me for??" is a reference to Abbott & Costello's, "Who's On First?", but somebody doesn't think so. Watch the original sketch before you decide. I say it *is* a reference, and it's funny because the KOT is in an old-timey comic, stealing an old-timey punchline. -- Asok

[edit] Closed STUFF

These were on the STUFF page and declined. If you wish to contest these, leave a note here, but don't allow it to be confused with any of the original votes.

[edit] Domenico da Comma! Live at Woodstock!! (REVISED)

"Discoveration of Comma" may be a reference to the urban legend of Domenico da Comma, the supposed inventor of the comma. The fact that the Poopsmith speaks only in commas may also be a reference to the Peanuts cartoon strip, in which Woodstock could only speak in chicken scratch.

  • I've never heard of Domenico da Comma before - ever - so No Comment right now. As for Peanuts, while it was reverted by accident, I still think it's valid (his "chicken scratch" could also have been read as apostrophes) so Accept. --Jay (Talk) 00:53, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Neutral to the first part, accept to the second Donny vs Universe
  • I've never heard of the first part, but to the second part, Accept. --Upset_Your_Balance 04:49, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline Domenico. Accept Woodstock -- tomstiff 13:30, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline first, accept second. This is easy. --ISlayedTheKerrek 14:34, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Second first, second second. — It's dot com 17:57, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • Second - aaronak 11:33, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline first, accept second. Incidentally, HRWiki is the first result on Google for "Domenico da Comma," and snopes doesn't list the invention of the comma as an urban legend. Aurora the Homestar Coder 15:46, 7 Jun 2005 (UTC)
  • Decline on the comma for reasons stated above, accept Woodstock. Domenico de Comma, does this guy think we're idiots?The Pardack
    • Second Why are we still discussing the second part? Put the Woodstock reference in! —Shawn81 15:48, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Strong Bad is an Old Man (Declined)

Strong Bad says that he appeared as a guest in the Castlefunnies comic strip, which he later notes was cancelled prior to the "dry pencil scare of '47". Since the email clearly takes place in 2004 (as noted at the end), this makes Strong Bad at least 57 years old.

  • Accept unknownwarrior33 15:49, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept or even better Move. Excellent observation, but I think it would serve better on Strong Bad's and Homestar Runner's character biographies, stating that they must both have been born prior to 1947 according to this email. -- 16:19, 10 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment I put up this fact, and I think it's useful and "fun" as an anecdote, but it probably shouldn't be taken as a hard fact within the Homestar universe. Just to note a few contradictions that would arise if Strong Bad were in fact this old: (1) We probably wouldn't be able to have a VHS tape of Little Strong Sad performing stand-up comedy at school, (2) If the King of Town was already King in 1947, then The Cheat must have "mashed play on an extremely expensive jambox" before 1947, because the king was still a prince when said jambox-mashing occurred in sbemail 100, (3) A fiftysomething man goes trick-or-treating, and his mom helped him with his costume (Homestarloween Party)? Seems a bit strange. But anyway, I think it's worth pointing out the age factor.
  • Comment I'm not too sure, I mean, the email is really just looking at it as though the character of Strong Bad was used back then(since, as just a character, the age wouldn't matter. The idea for Strong Bad's character could've been around then, but then later used in modern day times, like, for example, Popeye or Mickey Mouse, for whom age isn't an important factor.), but it's presented through Strong Bad's point of view, thus implying that he would have aged since then. Sure, one could note that "Strong Bad has been around for 58 years", but saying that Strong Bad himself is over 58 years old doesn't work for me. --Ogog
  • Decline. I can't see any proof that the Castlefunnies actually "happed". --Trogga 16:47, 11 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • STRONG DECLINE. Some of you are reading way WAY too much into this. ISlayedTheKerrek 15:56, 13 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Wow! Maybe old timey Homestar IS regular old Homestar...nah. Its a joke used for one e-mail. Donny vs Universe
  • Accept Very interesting, but it should be reworded. This isn't Strong Bad's age, it's just him showing that he knows that he's an unaging cartoon character. It's a forth wall break. --Joshua 10:48, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept and rephrase It is interesting, but maybe it should be rephrased into the passive, saying "If it is true, Strong Bad would be 57 years old." That, or we've caught Strong Bad making things up, and there never was a Castle Funnies.Aaronite 6:32, 17 Mar 2005 (PST)
  • Decline. Yeah, this is radiculous. Definitely not fun in any way... And probably not accurate either. It's just a joke. A one-time joke. Get over it. →evin290 20:00, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Worst prize'D, Ding People, we have encyclopedias, we can look things up. Just because we know things about the revolutionary war, doesn't mean that we're 200 years old. We go to school, and we learn things. So there. -- 18:01, 18 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Um... you should READ the fun fact before you vote for it. Sure, just because you know about the Civil War doesn't mean you're 200 years old, but what about if you FOUGHT in it? Because the "fighting in the Civil War" metaphor paralells the fact in question, not your post.
  • Decline Ummm, if this was taken literally, then how old would the KoT be?! Strong Bad's a liar, and this is a one-time joke, as said many times above. --acekirby13 14:11, 23 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment Chew on this: There's a 1936 version of Strong Bad out there, so it could be an "older" version of Strong Bad in the Castlefunnies, and not actually the present-day one. As it is, the other Castlefunnies characters look different from their present-day counterparts, and the Poopsmith actually had a different name.
  • Decline. First of all, the castlefunnies was not syndicated in 1947. The strip is in color, and it's only one line long, not half a page! The poopsmith talking in commas is a clear reference to woodstock in the Peanuts strip, who didn't even exist until the late 1960s. And the font used for the title "The Castlefunnies" looks much too modern. When Strongbad talks about the fact that the dry pencil scare of '47 only lasted three days, what he's saying (assuming he's not just making up the pencil scare just to be sarcastic) is that there was NO pencil scare at the time that they started producing the castlefunny pencil moistener (whenever that happened to be--looking at the comic strip style, I'd guess in the 60s at the earliest, though possibly as recent as modern day). --rsl12 08:52, 30 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Revise Just needs something like "If what Strong Bad says is true...". Kvb 07:12, 5 Apr 2005 (MDT)
  • Decline A fifty-something man walking around with no shirt? Ew. And besides that, there was something MAJOR that was overlooked--If this Strong Bad is fifty-something, then how old is Old Strong Bad? 80? 100? And how old does this make the rest of the Brothers Strong? How old does this make EVERYBODY? See, it's best not to look too far into these things, because then your brain starts to hurt. Kiwi 19:24, 6 Apr 2005 (EST)
    • That's the point that I was trying to make! --acekirby13 13:42, 8 Apr 2005 (MDT)
      • And I, for one, agree to it. -Walking Armless
  • STRONG STRONG DECLINE A witty observation, but, as stated before, you are reading WAY too much into it.

[edit] The Strong Mad Ate Pasta Salad With Homestar's Spoon Controversy of Aught-Five (Declined)

The spoon in Strong Mad's easter egg is the one Homestar uses as "Colonel" of the Homestarmy.

  • Decline. Need we bring up the ketchup example? Too general. ISlayedTheKerrek 10:05, 16 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second'd! Hmmm, is anyone getting the picture that TBC reuse things all the time? --acekirby13 14:42, 16 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Apparently not if the STUFF'D fact below is any indication (oh, and second). Donny vs Universe
    • Second This one IS too general... (however, the one below is not) --TheEggman 09:39, 21 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Third'd Holy crap! This cartoon is the 192nd time Strong Bad's head appears. --Zonath 21:11, 17 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Honestly! A word to the administrators: I move that these copy-and-paste Fun Facts be DELETED immediately. Do I have a second to this motion? - Walking Armless (as of April 6)
    • I move that you SIGN your vote. ISlayedTheKerrek 11:40, 28 Mar 2005 (MST)
      • Second Kerrek's Motion People these days are getting sloppy with vote signage. --acekirby13 15:32, 30 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Okay, I signed it now. Happy? - Walking Armless (repeating on April 6)

[edit] West Is Lip

Should i put this in fast forward?

If we look at SBCG4AP (I believe in episode 2?) In strong sads room he has a West is Lip poster up. West is Lip is the sender of the email.

Yes, I'd say that counts. Go ahead. Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 06:39, 15 July 2016 (UTC)

[edit] Identities?

Do we know who the people pictured as the discoverers of commas are? I feel like it's gap in the trivia section.

As usual when humans are pictured, that's Mike and Matt. — Defender1031*Talk 00:00, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
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