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Strongbad's 200th Email
September 23, 2008 10:45 AM   Subscribe

Happy Bicentenemail. Strongbad answers his 200th email in this installment of the long-running Homestarrunner.com web site. Featuring a musical intro by They Might Be Giants.
posted by justkevin (43 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
A single link to Homestarrunner is not the best of the web.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 10:49 AM on September 23, 2008 [3 favorites]


SBemails are no longer the best of the web. I blame the cousins Chap. Kids can sap a lot of energy and creativity... or so I hear.
posted by infinitewindow at 10:52 AM on September 23, 2008


Was this intended to be humorous?
posted by Electrius at 10:53 AM on September 23, 2008


"A single link to Homestarrunner is not the best of the web."

Yes it is, Mr. Hater-Ade.
posted by bardic at 10:54 AM on September 23, 2008 [8 favorites]


Wow, how did they get TMBG?
posted by DU at 10:55 AM on September 23, 2008


How did TMBG manage to get themselves chosen for a Strongbad email?
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 10:56 AM on September 23, 2008 [9 favorites]


Wait a minute. XO laptop keyboards are completely sealed, so I suspect some amount of non-factual material may have crept into this otherwise flawless production. Also, XO laptops are far from idiot-proof. For instance, I have a great deal of trouble with mine and I'm a well-known idiot.
posted by DU at 11:00 AM on September 23, 2008


A single link to Homestarrunner is not the best of the web.

Oooooh...yesitis.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 11:01 AM on September 23, 2008 [2 favorites]


I forgot all about strongbad...... I'll have to check this out when I get home.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 11:04 AM on September 23, 2008


Sorry for being a douche-bag, but while our opinions on whether or not Homestarrunner is interesting may vary widely, it certainly isn't new. I don't mean to get all "your favorite internet video sucks," but I don't think a link to the most current instance of pre-existing internet phenomena is FPP-worthy.
posted by solipsophistocracy at 11:06 AM on September 23, 2008


pre-existing internet phenomena webisode
posted by solipsophistocracy at 11:07 AM on September 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


Geez, Shut up.
posted by Stan Chin at 11:15 AM on September 23, 2008 [5 favorites]


but I don't think a link to the most current instance of pre-existing internet phenomena is FPP-worthy.

Yeah well I don't think you're life worthy.
posted by xmutex at 11:18 AM on September 23, 2008


Wow, how did they get TMBG?
Just a guess, here, but I would imagine Trogdor burninated their thatched roof cottages. And he's coming for some of you in this thread, too...and YOUR HEAD will ASPLODE!
posted by WolfDaddy at 11:21 AM on September 23, 2008


TMBG has worked with Homestarrunner before. They did one of TMBG's music videos an album or two back. Experimental Film.
posted by Caduceus at 11:22 AM on September 23, 2008


YAY STAN CHIN IS HERE

[NOT SRY CAPS]
posted by Mister_A at 11:23 AM on September 23, 2008


I'll never get those five minutes of wasting time back.
posted by beelzbubba at 11:24 AM on September 23, 2008


I watched obsessively for a good long while back in 03-04... then I kind of got burned out. I've since not gone back for sheer amount of material i would have to claw through to get up to date... i'm kind of ocd w/ visual media viewing order.

/won't watch a movie even 10 seconds into it.
//won't watch a tv show if i'm not watching it in order
posted by Lacking Subtlety at 11:27 AM on September 23, 2008


Ah, an excuse to post a picture of my home-made Strongbad mask.
posted by MrMoonPie at 11:28 AM on September 23, 2008


regarding TMBG and The Chaps. The Chaps Brothers did a video for TMBG 2nd Kids album Here Comes The 123's for the song Figure 8 the video starts at 1:24
posted by ShawnString at 11:30 AM on September 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


That's weird. We own 123s (and ABCs--I recommend them both highly) but I've somehow never seen Figure 8.
posted by DU at 11:36 AM on September 23, 2008


It's been a long time since I've watched a Strong Bad e-mail. But that "allegedly citrus-flavored" joke. That was funny.

Makes me want to go play Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People.
posted by graventy at 11:50 AM on September 23, 2008


I just last night watched the series finale of Buffy, which includes a Trogdor reference.

I used to watch SB emails nearly religiously, but had not thought about HSR in literally years.

How serendipitous.
posted by flaterik at 11:56 AM on September 23, 2008


The game is very good; I'm working through the second installment right now. I'd say it's better than most of the other Homestar output from the past year or two.

It goes to show that a game based on a cartoon can be very good if you let it be funny and not extremely boring.
posted by roll truck roll at 11:58 AM on September 23, 2008


I've played through both of Telltale's games. They both rely quite a bit on knowledge of the site, but they're pretty good. The second one, in which the characters each form their own countries, is hilarious in places. (Who would have thought Homsar's country would have subsidized health care?)
posted by JHarris at 12:29 PM on September 23, 2008


(Or more accurately, who would have thought that the U.S. still doesn't, notangrynotangrynotangry.)
posted by JHarris at 12:43 PM on September 23, 2008


Sorry for being a douche-bag, but while our opinions on whether or not Homestarrunner is interesting may vary widely, it certainly isn't new.

Best Of The Web isn't about novelty.
It's about quality.
posted by lekvar at 1:04 PM on September 23, 2008 [3 favorites]


And they delete my post.
I'll never get those five minutes of wasting time back.
A single link to Homestarrunner is not the best of the web.


What is with all the Strong Sads around here?
posted by clearly at 1:34 PM on September 23, 2008


The Strongbad games aren't Sam & Max quality, but they're really strong and not at all bad. Telltale Games is the new Lucasarts. I could be inclined to argue that they're the best video game developer out there.
posted by painquale at 2:49 PM on September 23, 2008 [1 favorite]


@clearly: I liked (and still do) sbemails, and HSR and all that, but this webisode was b-o-o-o-r-i-n-g. The ONE funny line was the 'Dew flavor quip.
posted by beelzbubba at 3:06 PM on September 23, 2008


Best Of The Web isn't about novelty.
It's about quality.


No, it's about quantity. Specifically, the quantity of awesome.
posted by Tehanu at 3:15 PM on September 23, 2008


Specifically, the quantity of awesome.

Just not too much of an awesome thing.
posted by Space Coyote at 7:24 PM on September 23, 2008


C'mon everybody knows the best part of the emails is the Easter eggs...


I bet it was Firewire
posted by pupdog at 1:22 AM on September 24, 2008


SBemails are no longer the best of the web.

Teen Girl Squad still is though.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 3:56 AM on September 24, 2008


beelzbubba, omit the "@" (we hate that).
posted by ryanrs at 4:15 AM on September 24, 2008


beelzbubba, omit the "@" (we hate that).
posted by ryanrs at 4:15 AM on September 24, 2008


"allegedly citrus-flavored" ??
posted by MtDewd at 10:43 AM on September 24, 2008


I used to be a big fan of SBEmail, and I haven't watched it in quite awhile.
I must say, that was quite bad. I was expecting some sort of awesome intriguing flash special. That was shorter and lamer than most emails I can recall.
posted by tehloki at 10:55 AM on September 24, 2008


SBemails are no longer the best of the web.

You're absolutely right. SBEmails are dead. Long live HREmails!
posted by inturnaround at 12:44 PM on September 24, 2008


That was my big question. Is it going to be HREmails from now on?
posted by roll truck roll at 3:18 PM on September 24, 2008


instead of posting a comment, I'm linking back to lacking subtlety's, which is exactly what I would've written (including the OCD part).
posted by ericbop at 6:57 PM on September 24, 2008


They've never topped "It's the Sneak"
posted by evilcolonel at 11:19 PM on September 24, 2008


Fun, but for anniversary episodes, make mine "Sesquicentennial SBmail Represent!"
posted by straight at 11:23 AM on September 26, 2008


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