“Let’s not try to make a big deal out of this!”
August 15, 2017 5:09 AM   Subscribe

 
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posted by papayaninja at 5:21 AM on August 15, 2017 [31 favorites]


Suppose I were to say, after all this time, "What even is a 'Strong Bad Email'?"

They say that you don't really understand something until you can explain it to a 50 year old man
posted by thelonius at 5:57 AM on August 15, 2017 [5 favorites]


Welp, my day is off to an interesting start.

TOO MANY FOLDS TOO MANY FOLDS
posted by KHAAAN! at 6:01 AM on August 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


I wish I had the kind of unfettered hope in my heart that Kristian WithaK must have had in order to send such an email. I mean, the response rate has got to be reckoned at 'kind of low', even optimistically.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:05 AM on August 15, 2017 [7 favorites]


Less This, More That!
posted by languagehat at 6:22 AM on August 15, 2017 [8 favorites]


The unfettered hope in my heart is that a new Teen Girl Squad video will be next!
posted by Amor Bellator at 6:30 AM on August 15, 2017 [13 favorites]


Well, there's five minutes I'll never get back.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:36 AM on August 15, 2017


Real talk: when the print screen came down I tried holding the tab key to check for easter eggs. It doesn't work on youtube. Old habits die hard.
posted by Oxydude at 6:42 AM on August 15, 2017 [40 favorites]


MetaFilter: Less This, More That!
posted by wenestvedt at 6:44 AM on August 15, 2017 [4 favorites]


Protuberances abound, regolith.
posted by rodlymight at 7:00 AM on August 15, 2017 [10 favorites]


Many combolations, Elizagerth!
posted by SansPoint at 7:19 AM on August 15, 2017 [6 favorites]


Suppose I were to say, after all this time, "What even is a 'Strong Bad Email'?"

They say that you don't really understand something until you can explain it to a 50 year old man


At this point the challenge might be explaining sbemails to kids these days, the original main audience is like 35-45 now.
posted by advil at 7:25 AM on August 15, 2017 [19 favorites]


Nice to see the Brothers Chaps have lost none of their incoherence.
posted by panglos at 7:28 AM on August 15, 2017 [3 favorites]


This doesn't look anything like the inside of Tom Brokaw's house.
posted by BungaDunga at 7:33 AM on August 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


Came to make a clever comment, staying to find out just what BungaDunga was doing in Mr Brokaw's house.
posted by sammyo at 7:41 AM on August 15, 2017 [3 favorites]


Maaaaaaaan, the problem with the YT format is no more of the frenzied hunt for Easter egg hotspots.
posted by Samizdata at 7:42 AM on August 15, 2017 [7 favorites]


yeah but the fake "playing next in playlist" got me good
posted by the antecedent of that pronoun at 7:44 AM on August 15, 2017 [14 favorites]


Oooooh
Lappier

Would that be a Pentium 4?
posted by farlukar at 7:48 AM on August 15, 2017 [3 favorites]


farlukar: Considering how up-to-date Compy tends to be with their products, a Pentium ][ would be a stretch for the Lappier.
posted by SansPoint at 7:55 AM on August 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


> Maaaaaaaan, the problem with the YT format is no more of the frenzied hunt for Easter egg hotspots.
Well I fired up the old flash player for this and the only thing happening is the Couch Z bit when you click the "F Folds" thingy.

> Considering how up-to-date Compy tends to be with their products, a Pentium ][ would be a stretch for the Lappier.
The P4 is about as old now as the 486 when Lappy got introduced; but then again: yeah, it's Compy.
posted by farlukar at 8:15 AM on August 15, 2017


It's cinnamon.
posted by mai at 8:34 AM on August 15, 2017 [3 favorites]


This thread won't be complete unless Senor Cardgage comments upon it.
posted by stannate at 9:14 AM on August 15, 2017


My daughter bought a computer for college this week and named it "Lappy 486." I've never been so proud a parent.

(Then we had The Talk. "The 486 was an Intel microprocessor used to play Duke Nukem 3D about three years before you were born. The chip in your new computer uses the same instruction set so that the DMV can keep using the same software they had when I got my driver's license.")
posted by straight at 9:38 AM on August 15, 2017 [16 favorites]


> They say that you don't really understand something until you can explain it to a 50 year old man

Enough of that talk. At the place I worked during 2001-01 there was at least a dozen of us (then between the ages of 25 and 45) for whom Homestar Runner was the primary in-office entertainment. There's no age barrier to loving Homestar Runner, only the interference of a condescending peer group.
posted by ardgedee at 10:41 AM on August 15, 2017 [7 favorites]


straight: Duke Nukem 3D? My 486 couldn't handle Duke Nukem 3D unless you shrank the screen down to the size of a postage stamp. (Admittedly, I had a 33Mhz 486DX at the time.)

Now, Doom, on the other hand, it could play like a champ.
posted by SansPoint at 10:53 AM on August 15, 2017


Sigh, it's true. Nobody shoots on air freshener no more.
posted by tonycpsu at 11:21 AM on August 15, 2017 [10 favorites]


I assume the Lappier uses an artisanal small-batch processor, like a Crusoe.
posted by ckape at 11:55 AM on August 15, 2017 [1 favorite]


My impression was that most people played Doom on 386s that they wished were 486s and Duke3D on 486s they wished were Pentiums.
posted by straight at 12:31 PM on August 15, 2017 [2 favorites]


And what about those of us with a 68040? Huh??

I love this, I won't stop loving this, the end.
posted by 1adam12 at 1:24 PM on August 15, 2017


> 386s that they wished were 486s

Ah, the Cyrix 486DLC...

Anyway, whatever's inside Lappier, let's hope it can handle some more e-mail in the near future.
posted by farlukar at 1:27 PM on August 15, 2017 [2 favorites]


And what about those of us with a 68040? Huh??

Y'all had Marathon, which was basically Halo before the X-Box was invented.
posted by radwolf76 at 7:25 AM on August 16, 2017


Tag yourself I'm Strong Sad's delight at being possibly cursed
posted by en forme de poire at 9:31 AM on August 28, 2017


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