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[edit] RKOL & GKOL Sightings

Recently, I heard on an internet radio (radio KoL, from the website a song called "Strong Bad vs Rammstein: The System is Du" that was taken off of this email. I don't know if this is a real song, or something an anonymous band put together, so I'm putting it here for input. -flatluigi 14:26, 10 Dec 2004 (MST)

RKOL sighting confirmed: it's in the Google cache for the KoL radio front page. Full song title is "Strong Bad vs Ramstein - The System is Du (DJ Defekt mix)" The name of the radio show (and it assumedly includes deejay handles) was "EyeSpeculum & duckyfresh's Assault on All That's Decent" -Anonymoz 17:04, 08 Aug 2005

-Just to let you folk know, they play that song a lot. Most DJs will play it every night, if they can, when the system goes down to "rollover." -A radio KoL fan, Barnaby36, 18 Oct 2005

-A note- this is because "Rollover" is the time when the whole website is taken down each night for maitenance. Thus the playage (is that a word?) of "The System is Du"

-The first DJ to play this song on Radio KoL was Fusilliban. It is one of the most requested songs on Radio KoL, both in regards to requests for the DJs to play it, and requests for a copy of the file from the DJs. -Haplo, Radio KoL DJ, 06 April 2006

  • I've been looking for a copy of this remix for a long time. I found DJ Defekt's website but couldn't find any additional information on where to acquire it. Perhaps I will ask one of the Radio KoL DJs, but if anyone knows a source to acquire this, either through free download or purchase, please let me know! --LucySpace, 07 July 2006
      • Haha. I love the amount of KoLers that posted here. And a post from Haplo! Hahaha.

This song is also regularly played on GKOL by jtn2002 during "rollover". -GKOL DJ jtn2002, 14:59, 15 November 2014 (EST)

[edit] Removal of external link

  • A DJ named "DJ Chris Le" created a rave remix of Strong Bad's techno song which can be downloaded at his site.

I removed this from the fun fact listing. We don't like to link to people like that in articles. (Meaning, we pretty much don't link to anyone like that in articles.) -- Tom 17:59, 17 Jan 2005 (MST)

[edit] Closed STUFF

[edit] Silent J

Strong Bad might have said "Oh very clever" after reading the name Silent J because it could be a reference to Jay and Silent Bob, a pair of recurring characters from Kevin Smith's movies. It also may be clever because it's referring to the concept of a silent letter (for example, one would say "the word 'jalapeno' has a silent J"), and making reference to Silent Bob at the same time.

  • Decline. I think the Silent Bob connection is a real stretch. The silent letter connection is much more reasonable. -- tomstiff 25 Mar 2005
  • Revise. Funny, I think it's the other way around. It never occurred to me that "Silent J" would be anything but a play on "Jay and Silent Bob," but maybe that's my pop-culture-saturated brain. Aurora Szalinski 10:01, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second The latter part doesn't work but the Silent Bob connection does. Donny vs Universe
    • Second. --Trogga 13:42, 25 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • Second The 'Jay and Silent Bob' part is right on. The 'Jalepeño' part is wrong.Theving
    • Comment. My brain is pretty saturated with pop-culture, too! However, it's from a time when Disco ruled and dinosaurs walked the earth (25 Mar 2005)! -- tomstiff
    • Second Jalepeño is the stretch; Silent Bob is the obviously correct one. And I haven't even watched J&SB! --Jay 09:52, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment I had thought he meant the fact that "Silent J" would mean he shouldn't actually say anything at all, so he was sort of duped, and he was mockingly calling him clever. I don't know. Nevrmore 22:48, 26 Mar 2005 (MST)
    • more of a stretch than the "jalepeno" part of the fact. Donny vs Universe
    • I think this is what is meant as well. After reading an e-mail, Strong Bad almost always starts his response with "Well, [insert name]", or "......, eh [insert name]?" Since the writer is calling himself Silent J, Strong Bad is at a loss to use his name in his reply.--rsl12 21:38, 31 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Comment FWIW, "jalapeño" does not in fact have a silent J. The j is pronounced like an h, but it's certainly not silent. - Alun Clewe 09:25, 29 Mar 2005 (MST)
  • Revise - but the only revision this needs is to remove the uncertainty, because it's clearly a reference to Jay and Silent Bob.
  • Second - I immediately thought of Jay and Silent Bob. - Miss Free Country USA
  • Accept - I think the person who posted this fact was right. Whenever I see the name Silent J, it makes me think of Jay and Silent Bob, and I think TBC were also thinking of that. -Upset_Your_Balance
  • it is a reference to Jay and Silent Bob.
  • I know that the horse is long-since dead. But while the J isn't particularly silent in "jalapeño", it is much more silent in "marajuana". That's always seemed to me to be the sort of thing that SB would think was eye-rollingly clever, while the J&SB thing really doesn't strike me in that fashion at all. 05:18, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
    • Ever heard "marijuana" spoken by a speaker of Spanish? /ma-ri-hooa-na/ Qermaq - (T/C) Image:Qermaqsigpic.png 05:23, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
    • In Spanish, a J or a soft G sounds like an H. Ironically, an H in Spanish is always silent. For the record, RR is always trilled, LL sounds like a Y, and ñ is always like Ny. Retromaniac 19:42, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
      • Nobody cares

DJ Silent J - there is a DJ by the name of Silent J in the Phoenix, Arizona rave scene. He spins Trance/Electro, and is in charge of Silent Unspoken Entertainment, aka SU Ent.

[edit] Old movie quote

Anybody know what old movie "The system is down," is from? I just watched this email for the umpteen-millionth time, and that really started bugging me. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 03:58, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

I don't think it's from any movie, or else it would probably either be a) known by me, since I am a sci-fi addict, or b) already listed in Real-World References. Has Matt? (talk) 00:23, 11 January 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Dooda Dooda Diddle?

It sounds more like "HOOKA LOOKA PIG DIDDLE" to me. SaltyTalk! 02:59, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

In this sort of thing, it's near impossible to say how it sounds, I think. --DorianGray

[edit] Mac

Maybe I'm missing something, but I'm on a Mac, and the Download For Mac link didn't work, but the PC link did. -_- 20:50, 5 May 2007 (UTC)

[edit] Overlapping Voice = Duplicate Characters?

I don't think Strong Bad overlapping his own voice is really the same thing as Duplicate Characters, but it happens often enough that maybe it needs it's own article? Anyone else agree?--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 03:24, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Um, I don't understand the first question. Anyway, considering that the overlapping voices are a part of the parody, I don't think it counts as an occurrence of duplicate characters. Apparently, whoever added that fun fact didn't put it on the gag's page, either. Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 03:54, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
I was asking if anyone else thinks an article for Overlapping Voices might be a good idea.--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 03:57, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Ah. What three or more occurrences do you have in mind? I think it'd be good article. Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 04:02, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
The only other one I can think of at the moment is in the email song for long pants, but I know there's more...--.Johnny Jupiter! talk cont 04:50, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
the email song for different town...does that make three? The Knights Who Say Ni 05:11, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
I think we have a winner! Soiled Bargains (talk|ctrb) 05:25, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

[edit] Silent J strikes back

A cursory reading of the above STUFF entry shows that, no, the fact was not declined. The vote was to remove the "jalapeno" reference but keep the Jay and Silent Bob. It was then returned to the page... and removed some time later due to an apparent misunderstanding.

So what do we do? I say leave it. Strong Bad may not have made the reference, but he did remark on it. --Jay v.2021 (Good riddance 2020) 08:22, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

By remark you mean "very clever"? Not sure that's enough to go on. Bottom line, TBC aren't the ones who made the reference, if it is one, which is tenuous at best. — Defender1031*Talk 09:11, 18 April 2013 (UTC)
There isn't a color there. Generally accepts are green and declines are red. I just looked at the first one and thought that was the way consensus went. That along with remembering that sender's names are typically not notable. The second one is more why I removed it than the first one. The Knights Who Say Ni 00:06, 19 April 2013 (UTC)
Personally, I don't really think it's a reference, and I agree with the former two users up there. It's mostly speculative. Most notably, however, it's spelt "Silent J" as if it were the letter as opposed to "Silent Jay" which would indicate a direct correlation. I'm afraid to say but I had the same thoughts as rsl12 and Nevrmore... But the response to them wasn't encouraging... --Image:Homsariconformysig.gifBroncoTroll 00:18, 19 April 2013 (UTC)

[edit] Possible inspiration for the song?

On the Internet Archive's page for techno. someone comments that the inspiration for this song could come from "Break the System" by Sentience. This feels closer than the current inspiration on the page, as it includes the quote "Break the system down". --Kazy 16:43, 11 January 2021 (UTC)

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