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August 22, 2006 11:37 AM   Subscribe

Well that can't possibly be right.
posted by smackfu at 11:53 AM on August 22, 2006

The cartoon book that started it all is ten years old. This is an animated update to that story, and a pretty damn funny one.
posted by jonson at 11:56 AM on August 22, 2006

posted by emelenjr at 11:58 AM on August 22, 2006

This is starting from when the first Homestar Runner was drawn in a mock children's book by the Brothers Chaps-- it was several years before the first flash cartoon was created and put on the web.
posted by justkevin at 11:58 AM on August 22, 2006

it was several years before the first flash cartoon was created and put on the web

Phew! I'm not old yet.
posted by scottreynen at 12:02 PM on August 22, 2006

Awesome. All of you buy the t-shirts! This kind of entertainment deserves support.
posted by tkchrist at 12:12 PM on August 22, 2006

I bought a t-shirt.
posted by taosbat at 12:24 PM on August 22, 2006

I made a mask.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:38 PM on August 22, 2006

posted by solid-one-love at 12:51 PM on August 22, 2006

(I kid, I love. I'm wearing my classic Homestar shirt right now, just like taosbat.)
posted by solid-one-love at 12:52 PM on August 22, 2006

I have bought tshirts, and the DVD set...and i feel good about it.
posted by das_2099 at 1:11 PM on August 22, 2006

The Cheat is not DEEEEEEEEAADDD... I'm so glad the cheat is not dead...
Soul claps!
More T-shirts!

I met the Brothers Chaps a few years back at a college lecture. They were kewl and I am so happy they are still able to make a living off their own creative ideas with 0% Studio Control!!!
posted by cavalier at 1:22 PM on August 22, 2006

That's ten years too long.
posted by drinkcoffee at 1:52 PM on August 22, 2006

yeah, watching that (half of) reminded me why i don't check that site much anymore. i don't mean to snark, i just really have had my fill.
posted by nola at 2:21 PM on August 22, 2006

I used to be really, really into Homestar Runner, bought loads of merch, watched everything they put out, and then one day I just stopped finding it entertaining.

I'm not saying that it's intrinsically unfunny or anything, and the creators are to be commended (bitterly envied, really) for the manner and extent of their success, but I guess I had a finite appetite for it.
posted by Zozo at 2:45 PM on August 22, 2006

The Videlectrix home offices.
posted by clunkyrobot at 2:49 PM on August 22, 2006

Zozo summarizes my feelings exactly, except to mention that I still have a fondness for some of the older jokes, and once every six months or so go back there and look around, but it just doesn't captivate the way it once did. There just might be an upper limit to how much Homestar one can be amused by.
posted by jonson at 3:15 PM on August 22, 2006

I very rarely go to HR on my own, but whenever it gets linked somewhere, I'm compelled to play pop tire for at least 20 minutes or so. And yet my high score is still an incredibly sucky 161.
posted by jacquilynne at 3:42 PM on August 22, 2006


(sorry... Teen Girl Squad just about kills me every time I watch it, especially when they form the band... my bass feels seaworthy!)
posted by bitter-girl.com at 4:20 PM on August 22, 2006

posted by jenovus at 5:42 PM on August 22, 2006

So...is Homestar FUNNY funny, or just internet cult funny?
posted by craniac at 7:40 PM on August 22, 2006

Craniac: Well actually Strongbad is funny funny. Homestar is stupid funny. The Cheat is meh funny. Strongsad is annoyingly funny. The Kind of Town is grossly funny...

but there are way too many in jokes for you just start watching it without going thru the highly structured program schedule listed here:
posted by bigmusic at 9:01 PM on August 22, 2006

It has its ups and downs but overall their run has been impressive.
posted by drezdn at 9:20 PM on August 22, 2006

Teen Girl Squad is consistently funny. Everything else requires the patience of a zen monk for barely a chuckle.

OK, some of the SB emails are also pretty funny. And anything made by The Cheat.
posted by ericbop at 11:08 PM on August 22, 2006

Good on them.
I've been enjoying the site for a while (though I sort of gorged myself one vacation, and laid off a bit after that). There's an astonishing amount of good stuff in their catalog.

It's not for everyone, though.
For instance, advertisers.

Burnination, baby!
posted by Busithoth at 3:58 AM on August 23, 2006

Come on, fhqwhgads, I see you jockin' me. Tryna play like....U NO ME.
posted by quite unimportant at 4:56 AM on August 23, 2006

OK, fine. "I need to be kicked in the face!" "I can do it! I will do it nine times!" is still fucking hilarious.
posted by Zozo at 9:54 AM on August 23, 2006

love homestar. homestar games fun. happying the birthday, strongbad.
posted by taocow at 8:30 PM on August 23, 2006

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