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[edit] Why the Revert?

I made the addition/edit to the Easter Eggs of:

Yet this was reverted back and the revert stated that:

(I think Firebird would go insane if s/he saw this... ;-))

Who is Firebird and why would said person go insane over the inclusion and edit I made?

And what is wrong with the edit itself? Lestatdelc 18:17, 22 Dec 2004 (MST)

Because it is a) not appropriate for the radio page (try the Lappy 486 page), and b) it gets added OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER, and c) you're supposed to put new Fun Facts for radio on the STUFF page. --Jay 18:22, 22 Dec 2004 (MST)
Okay, last one was a mistake (I thought the STUFF stub was on this e-mail like it was for virus.) Still... --Jay 18:24, 22 Dec 2004 (MST)
Might buy the first point, but it isn't a "fun fact", but an Easter Egg and an explanation of said easter egg. And was not aware that there was some "pre-approval" process regarding editing pages. I have been a long-time contributor to several various wikis (topic-specific as well as the Wikipedia itself) and this is rather an antithesis of the wiki collaborative norms. Lestatdelc 18:27, 22 Dec 2004 (MST)
I already said the third point was moot. Anyway, it was the first point that was the important one. And if you'd been here for as much as one week, you know we have a BIG problem with useless edits on recent emails, hence the STUFF page. It's not strictly enforced, but any "Fun Fact" (yes, we've already established that it was an Easter Egg you were talking about) that's even slightly controversial just clutters up the page. And, as was stated with my second point, we've seen that "Egg" listed over and over and over and over for both Lappy 486 emails - it gets deleted every time, but then someone adds it back. Well, we can't put it on the page for EVERY Lappy email - there are likely to be dozens! It's the second point that would cause Firebird (a mod who HATES that "Fact/Egg") to go insane. And that, as they say, is that. --Jay 18:36, 22 Dec 2004 (MST)
I had already clicked to type my reply when you posted your "oops" one. This was my first set of edits to HRwiki so I don't know "we" had a big problem with fun fact/easter egg edits. But cest le vie... not worth the hassle to participate here much more. Lestatdelc 18:49, 22 Dec 2004 (MST)
Oh, that was my mistake there. Anyway, you don't need to merely take my word for it. Just wait for the next Strong Bad Email and check the page on the day it's released - go through the history if you must. There are almost guaranteed to be five hundred people trying to add facts like Strong Sad's first time smiling (again - and don't ask me the logic there), references that are EXTREME stretches, and "If you click on the Lappy's screen, it makes circles! Just like a real laptop!" I promise you. It WILL happen. --Jay 18:54, 22 Dec 2004 (MST)
And I'm not trying to be mean or scare you away. I'm just telling it like it is. --Jay 18:56, 22 Dec 2004 (MST)
"There are almost guaranteed to be five hundred people trying to add ... 'If you click on the Lappy's screen, it makes circles! Just like a real laptop!' I promise you. It WILL happen."
I know this adds absolutely nothing to the discussion at hand, but...
XDXDXD
Anyway, yeah. That particular one wound up showing up SO frequently I had to add a comment to animal to tell people that WE KNOW ALREADY... and I'm not even sure that worked. Oh well, I tried.
That said, don't fret over it, considering how common this is occuring I wouldn't say it would be a particularly major deal. --Shadow Hog 19:05, 22 Dec 2004 (MST)

[edit] Totebag

The "fun fact" about the fate of Marzipan's tote bag isn't really that fun - it's a joke from the e-mail and shouldn't need to be explained.

[edit] WA3D

WA3D is actually an Amateur Radio callsign, currently registered to Timothy Yoho of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania (found via QRZ Callsign Database).

[edit] Over-kill

All humor is more fun when explained. Like when news people explain their puns. They do a service to the very stupid.

[edit] Highball

If Homestar is holding a highball glass (albeit a short one), as Strong Bad's earlier comment would suggest, he might have bourbon in it - apparently it's a brown drink often served in highball glasses with ice. -- Mithent 10:23, 13 Dec 2004 (MST)

Perhaps the alcoholic effects of said bourbon are the reason for the bag on his head. Or maybe he just wanted to be "a cool guy" like in Lookin at a Thing in a Bag... --Bellatrix 11:18, 13 Dec 2004 (MST)

[edit] Drugs

Does it make sense to point out another interpretation of 4 and 20 stone? This isn't the only drug reference the Brothers Chaps have made, but the Wiki seems to not point these out. (Another one was in the Strong Bad Email menu, when Coach Z says "you must smoke grass.")

It isn't a drug reference! Like... at all. "stone" is a measure of mass.
Right, but getting high is also commonly referred to as getting stoned. Ever listen to Firesign Theatre? Not all drug references need to be perfectly direct, or not hidden in a dual (or triple) entendre.
That's one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard. If they had said pounds, would it have been a reference to British currency? The next argument will be about the use of 4 and 20 (as in 4:20), but that is as much a reference to the Gettysburg address as it is to weed. And everyone should sign their comments, so you can follow the thread of discussion. -Vannav
The context and phrasing behind the mention of "four and twenty stone" undeniably points to the British unit of weight. Furthermore, since this e-mail's writer is from Scotland, this adds further weight (as it were) to the argument that it's a reference to the aforementioned system. (Another, but far more vague connection, is that The Strong Bad has a vaguely British accent.) - Trev-MUN
The "vaguely British accent" was actually a very very common U.S. East Coast accent in the 1930's, especially among the educated white-type people who would have had the privilege to be in broadcasting. Vague indeed. --beanluc 15:15, 16 Dec 2004 (MST)
That's an interesting note, except I don't recall hearing this type of accent at all from American 1930's broadcasts. Even the "very common educated East Coast" accent you mention, from examples I have heard, does not sound like this. At any rate, I'd say that it's apparent that The Strong Bad is British to some degree; his choice of using stones over pounds, the accent (farghwar@#*&!), and other tidbits (getting telegrams from Lord Elsington Hallstingdingdingworth ... okay, that might be a stretch, but it seems supicious) point in that direction. - Trev-MUN
Yes, I think you're right after all. Plus, The Sir Strong Bad page says English, anyway, so I guess that's an accepted point around here! --beanluc
Coach Z actually said "you must smoke crack" (or, possibly, "crash"). I find the drug references dubious though. -- Mithent 18:12, 13 Dec 2004 (MST)
Nevertheless, in this case, "stone" means the unit of weight, and the line itself is a reference to the saying "the camera adds 10 pounds" -Clever Ben

Did anyone else hear the sound of a bong hit near the end of the college radio section? I was sure that this would have been pointed out by now. Right before "an hour of chanting." — 69.3.122.37 (Talk | contribs) 08:51, 17 August 2006 (UTC) (left unsigned)

Assuming that sound is actually there (your signature would be a help to your credibility here) I doubt it would actually be intended to be a bong hit, seeing as it takes place in a college radio station where that wouldn't happen, as it might in a dorm room, etc. Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 09:17, 17 August 2006 (UTC)
Right before the words "an hour of chanting", I hear what sounds like the host flicking through a pile of paper, and then tapping/adjusting the microphone. Is that the sound effect you're referring to? --phlip TC 10:30, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Hey, maybe it was intentional, intending to wake up all you people who are always looking for double entendres to exaggerate and try to start insane rumors. That's part of the reason I don't do (AW CRAP) forums anymore. --Jnelson09 00:38, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Factual Deluge!

Something really has to be done about the influx of fun facts to the newest emails... the very fact that we've had to divide it up into categories of references shows that the situation is getting out of hand. Perhaps something along the lines of closing fun-fact entries until 2 days after the premier of the email could be arranged. Thoughts? -Vannav

Personally I see nothing wrong with an article having plenty of fun facts or reference notes attached. This is, after all, a Wikipedia. However, if most of them are stretches, that's a different case (such as the two fun facts suggesting that Crackotage and Senor Cardgage are both involved in this e-mail somehow). - Trev-MUN
Have you seen the STUFF page? It's supposed to help filter bogosity. --beanluc
Wish it helped, but daily, we get someone (and always someone different!) trying to add the Bruce Almighty "fact", even though it's ON the STUFF page AND LOSING! Even putting a comment on the page (visible only to those that are trying to edit the page) didn't help - they just put it in a different category. I'm tempted to repeat the comment in that other category, just because it has ticked me off that much. In closing, the STUFF page doesn't stop newbies from posting useless or false facts if they don't know the STUFF page exists. --Jay 15:22, 16 Dec 2004 (MST)
Yeah, Jay, I definitely know of your pain with the Bruce Almighty simpletons. Still I think the STUFF page probably DOES help a lot more than it hurts, and it has to help to keep mentioning it.
Why not also put it in the Fun Facts section on the Standards page? We shouldn't keep it hidden from the newcomers who DO look there before editing (like I did). --beanluc
That is a very good idea. Surprised it hadn't been thought of already. --Jay 16:28, 16 Dec 2004 (MST)


[edit] The show's not just dangerous...

Is it just me, or is the background music on the morning radio show (the part in Homestar's room) an obvious variant of the Dangeresque theme?

Jeepers yur right!! - mashed potato jones
I don't think so. It is vaguely similar, but it's different enough that I'd chalk it up to "coincidence". --Jay 19:46, 13 Dec 2004 (MST)

not totally, however it probably is one of the references, of which too many people guessed of too many.

[edit] Squawk box

I suggest this for speedy deletion - 'squawk box' is a phrase which is even defined on dictionary.com. -- Mithent 10:48, 14 Dec 2004 (MST)

I don't agree on the reference either. --AndrewNeo 12:35, 14 Dec 2004 (MST)

[edit] Jar

The little dog jar in Marzipan's kitchen is from the sketchbook. He was an idea for Pom Pom's dog.

His name is Trivia Time. It's been said over and over again.

[edit] New Persona

Is it just me, or does Strong Sad seem to enjoy his radio voice in the easter egg more than the first time? He seems to be getting more comfortable using it (note the lingering smile)

My guess is that he just hasn't snapped out of it at that point. Remember, it's not something he does voluntarily, as indicated by his reaction the first time. --83.88.139.108 06:47, 15 Dec 2004 (MST)

[edit] College Radio...

Why is college radio getting such a bad rap? I personally have a college station,WPGU, in my town which is an amazing staion on the frequency of 107.1(breaking the frequency 87-91 stereotype) has very few(if any) bad hosts, and does NOT play an hour of chanting. EVER. Please discuss the opinions of college radio's quality here. Thank you.

WPGU is run by the University of Illinois. That means that it has a budget, and professional employees. Similarly, I listen to KUNI, run by the University of Northern Iowa, which is an excellent station. Most states have at least one good college radio station, usually affiliated with that state's biggest public university. What you don't realize is that these stations are the exception to the rule. The vast majority of college radio is run on a shoestring budget using decades-old equipment by untrained (and unpaid) college students. In other words, "Dead air, um, dead air." — InterruptorJones[[]] 09:29, 18 Feb 2005 (MST)
P.S. Please sign your posts.
P.P.S. Discussions like this really belong in the forum.

I have to agree, I used to do a show at the local university station 106.9 CHMA, and it was kinda "dead air, um, dead air." As a side note, as I am typing this, I realise that I'm wearing a CHMA T-Shirt. Whoa! --SgtKeeling

[edit] WSBD in Ohio??

I only found one page referencing a WSBD talk radio station in Cleveland Ohio. However, there is a WSPD in Toledo, Ohio. I also found one reference to a WSBD in Toledo. No WSBD appears in any of the Ohio radio listings I've come across, either.

I live in Georgia, and a talk radio station goes by WSBD. --Ben

[edit] Rejected Fun Facts

[edit] WSBD in Ohio

There is a real news radio station transmitting from Cleveland, OH with the call letters WSBD. The Brothers Chaps most likely did not know about this, as SBD can easily stand for Strong Bad.

  • Possible Decline This might not be a fact at all, since the only positive reference I could find that listed a WSBD in Cleveland is this page, which is likely a mistake by the author of the CIS webpage, as there is a WSPD radio station in Toledo, Ohio with a newsradio format. Could anyone (possibly from Ohio) positively confirm or deny this? (Note: Fun fact not removed from page) --Zonath 09:01, 7 Mar 2005 (MST) A bit of fact-checking on the FCC website has not turned up any licensing information for the WSBD call-sign, which pretty much indicates that no station exists with those call letters. It's technically possible that a radio station WSBD may have existed at one time, but not anymore. --Zonath 10:32, 7 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Decline Seconding above. Might this reference be a play on Atlanta radio station WSB? -- tomstiff 23;40, 11 Mar 2005 (CST)
  • Decline It's definetely a play on Strong Bad. --acekirby13 08:51, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)

[edit] Location

ACCEPTED Jugding by the name of the colledge radio station (WSBD) Free Country USA must be East of the Mississippi River. All radio stations to the east of the Mississippi have a 'W' in front of their name all those to the west have a 'K'.

  • Neutral What do you guys think?
  • Accept It sounds like a good fact. I mean I didn't know it. The Pardack
  • Second! -thatkidsam 08:24, 12 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. Interesting and certainly not common knowledge. --Upsilon
  • Decline Considering TBC live east of the Mississippi, they probably used it because it just sounded better to them than using a "K". — User:ACupOfCoffee@
  • Weak Accept Not really anything groundbreaking, but the standard for naming radio station call signs based on relation to the Mississippi River isn't necessarily common knowledge. However, like the above voter said, it could just be coincidence. --TheEggman 15:30, 9 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Rewrite and Accept. Another poorly-worded fun fact. Add info about TBC's geography for good measure. — InterruptorJones[[]] 12:30, 10 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Terminally Confused Free Country USA was never a place, so trying to map out its probable location is redundant. -Walking Armless
  • Accept I never knew that. I like it. --24.159.113.2 15:57, 25 Feb 2005 (MST)
  • Accept It's kind of a cool fact, regardless of whether it was done intentionally or not. --Gydea
  • Accept...almost It's probably true...I think. I live in New England, where the radio stations are W..., but when I took a trip to California, the radio stations were K..., but I need more proof that the Mississippi River determines it. --acekirby13 14:46, 2 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept! There's some border between K and W, according to the FCC. If if it was ZSBD, Free Country USA would not be in any plausible place in the States. --Aussie Evil 15:31, 3 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. Here's a document that explains K/W radio call letters. Note that there are exceptions to the general rule (e.g. WBAP in Dallas, KDKA in Pittsburgh). -- tomstiff 23:26, 11 Mar 2005 (CST)
    • Accept now Thanks tomstiff, thats just the proof i needed. --acekirby13 18:16, 12 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Comment Heck, I *LIVE* in Pittsburgh, and I completely forgot about KDKA... Still, it's nice to see that explained. --TheEggman
  • Comment I wonder if WSBD is a play on Atlanta radio station WSB. -- tomstiff 21:36, 12 Mar 2005 (CST)
    • Uh... if anything, it's just a joke on Strong BaD --TheEggman
  • Accept I'm not sure if it's true because I didn't research it at all but it is interesting and not common knowlage --Because, It's Midnite
  • Neutral. I'm not from the USA, so I wouldn't know if it's true. If it is, then I Accept. Kvb 14:26, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)

[edit] German Radio?

Old-timey Strong Bad's pronunciation of radio (rah-dio) is actually the German pronunciation of the word.

  • Declined. I think this is purely co-incidental. I think TSB is pronouncing the word in an "old-timey" way (e.g. newspapper rather than newspaper in That A Ghost). -- tomstiff 25 Mar 2005
    • Second -- Alun Clewe 09:44, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second It's also the Korean, spanish, italian, etc pronunciation of "radio." For whatever reason, the word radio has been kept as something similar to "rah-di-o" in most languages. Is it funny that americans say "cul-de-sac" almost like the french do?--rsl12 21:14, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Secondeth A coincident. It's meant to be old-timey, like "Four-and-twenty". (Which bears resemblance to, for example, Dutch.) Kvb 14:22, 1 Apr 2005 (MST)
  • Accept. It may be co-incidental, but I didn't know that and I think it's interesting enought to keep. --Trogga 17:07, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Revise. Noteworthy, but it should be noted that this was most likely unintentional. -Walking Armless

[edit] Did you just say "zabbitablough"?

I changed blabittablough to zabbitablough to reflect the Quote of the Week. Now, some people say that it is performed differently or something, but if you listen closely, he does say it in the same way. I'm pretty sure, however, that Strong Mad does, indeed, say blabittablough (adding to the joke), so I left that as is. Please comment before reverting (as you always do).

I heard "blabbitablaough". Retromaniac 16:28, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Radio show host

Is Strong Bad a radio show host? Because of how Strong Sad is actually recording the "hour of chanting". I think this might mean that Strong Bad is a radio show host of many kinds.


Um, I think this was just in Strong Bads imagination, so it doesn't mean that Strong Bad is an actual radio show host. But it does make a little sence- but not mny things do in the Homestar Runner universe. Homestramy20|Talk 22:39, 7 Sep 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Clickable area for Test Sentence is a Goof

After the test sentence disappears, you can still click where it was to show the children's book.

Why is this statement being kept in the Easter Eggs section and not mentioned as a Goof? The fact that the easter-egg clickable area remains there when the words disappear seems "goof-ish", as in, TBC forgot to remove the link after the sentence disappears. But when I tried to mention this as a goof, you guys reverted it. What's the basis for keeping it in the Easter Eggs section? - KieferSkunk 00:11, 27 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Yo yo yo?

MIKE: Did they give yo things?

I don't have the DVD; is this a goof or is it right? Trelawney

[edit] LIVE RADIO

Should there be a mention of the fact that it would have been highly unlikey for Old-Timey Strong Bad to hear his voice broadcast given that the vast majority of radio in 1936 was live? — Bassbone (TALK Strong Mad Has a Posse CONT) 07:40, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] SBD?

Doubt this is an intentional joke, but WSBD could be named for the classic passing of gas known as the SBD for "silent but deadly". Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 03:06, 14 July 2006 (UTC)

I don't think so. It's clearly Strong Bad.--Jnelson09 18:32, 28 September 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, that makes sense. (Or course, if it were KSBD, I would expect it to refer to San Bernardino, CA.) Heimstern Läufer 18:35, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit] AM Morning Crude Crew

I think the AM Morning Crude Crew is a reference to The Regular Guys on the Atlanta radio station 96 Rock, anyone else agree, or should I STUFF it-- Benol, aka Coach B 12:03, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

Are they the only crude show on Atlanta radio? Do TBC listen to them? There's a lot of uncertainty here. What about when they grew up in Indiana, or when they went to college, or when Matt lived in New York? They may have listened to other crude shows then. Like the Bob and Tom show, etc.? This is more likely a reference to nothing in particular. —BazookaJoe 12:55, 17 August 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, the Regular Guys are pretty much the only crude radio show in Atlanta. And just so you know, the Bob and Tom show is a nationally syndicated show that 96 Rock used for that period of 2 or so months that they kicked the Regular Guys of the air for their shenanigans. It's definitely not rock solid fact, as you said about all their colleging and stuff, but I think Benol might have something there.- Alphaniner 03:52, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Marzipan blinking

Taken from the Halloween Potion-ma-jig article:

...Marzipan ... blinking causes her outline to be intruded.

The same happens in this email. Am I right? Jimmy91 11:14, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Name of Emailer

His name is Fraser, but am I the only one who hears Strongbad say "Frasier" both times he mentions the name? Possible goof?Tbone762 17:30, 25 November 2006 (UTC)

Are we sure how the emailer pronounces his name? Can we even make a call here? Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 17:39, 25 November 2006 (UTC)
Fraser is a fairly common Scottish name that rhymes with "laser", so yes. --90.204.51.142 21:24, 3 August 2009 (UTC)

[edit] Are - A

In this email I think that SB says "My friends are radio..." ad "My friends a radio..." will someone confirm, I am not sure. Thanks, -Jmoney 14:31, 19 February 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Addition to auto lights remark

I believe that this:

  • Homestar must have his lights set to come on with the radio alarm at 7:00 am; strangely, he is already up and having a drink (though this may just be typical clueless Homestar behavior).

To this:

  • Homestar must have his lights set to come on with the radio alarm at 7:00 am; strangely, he is already up and having a drink, somehow through a totebag (though this may just be typical clueless Homestar behavior).

Or something to that extent or that gets that particular point across. —Supuhstar* Image:Supuhstar(SupuhSmall).gif

[edit] Radio Station remark

I believe the following article is obsolete:

  • The station "902 WA3D FM" cannot exist under current FCC radio regulations. The call sign WA3D is an amateur radio call sign; commercial broadcasters do not use numbers in their call signs. The "902" presumably refers to the 90.2 MHz frequency in the FM broadcast band; however, frequency allocation rules require the last digit to be odd.

This is only fact because TBC live in Georgia, where every station, radio or TV, has a "W" in front of it's name. Also, some radios can use even and odd decimals, some of mine even use 1/20 MHz specificity. —Supuhstar* Image:Supuhstar(SupuhSmall).gif


[edit] Pavement?

The lyrics to Strong Bad's song at the beginning of this email remind me of the lyrics to Pavement's song "Fronwards" ("I've got style/ miles and miles/ so much style"). This might be a stretch, though, as the melodies aren't really similar. 12.205.148.29 02:35, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

Probably a stretch, as you said, but interesting nonetheless. — Defender1031*Talk 02:36, 20 January 2008 (UTC)
I think it's from "Scarecrow" by Beck... "I got miles and miles of the junkyard piles." The rhythm's the same. Sifi89 21:00, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
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