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How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:26 am

I've been thinking of Homestar Runner lately, having watched it a ton during high school growing up. A lot of the cartoons still hold up and the humor is strong.

They have a YouTube channel now for Homestar, since Flash is dead etc, and even the shorts that's not there, I think some other people uploaded themselves with varying quality. Post your favorites etc. etc.
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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:26 am



This is still one of my favorite Strong Bad Emails, mainly because I made a lot of the same observations Strong Bad did with independent vs. "indie" films.
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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

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Secret collect! :spoiler:

Your head asplode! :sweetiebot:

You can't get ye flask! :rainbert:
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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:59 am

Madeline wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:20 am
I always took pride that I knew how to pronounce "fhqwhgads" back then :-I

The follow-up short to the song is also amazing

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:16 pm



:offendash: Who the crap is Dijjery Doo!?
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:58 am

Also, a bonus scene for the said short they just put out (watch the above short first)

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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:49 am



I always cracked up at this one, for obvious reasons
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:30 am

you know, i think the techno email might be the first strongbad email i've seen.
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:19 pm



1970s remix of the Trogdor theme song.
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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:00 pm



Remember when they created an entirely new character because somebody made a typo? :-I
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:09 pm



One of the DVD-exclusive shorts.
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Post by Pocket (?) » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:57 pm

"Those Darn Cousins" got ponified by Cuteosphere once, but it never ended up on the booru and now I can't find it.

I do like how YouTube's related-videos thumbnails helpfully reminded me that the sketchy one in that last scene was reused much later for an April Fools episode:


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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

Post by Headless Horse (?) » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:27 pm

Mr. Big wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:26 am


This is still one of my favorite Strong Bad Emails, mainly because I made a lot of the same observations Strong Bad did with independent vs. "indie" films.
This reminded me to go watch this again, which I have to do once in a great while just to refresh myself


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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:28 am

That was my first exposure to They Might Be Giants! I later downloaded that song and listen to it once in a while.

(the audio commentary for this featuring Strong Sad, The Cheat, Strong Bad, and Homestar is HILARIOUS)
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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:34 am

(during the part where the film burns and Strong Sad turns into a version animated by The Cheat)

STRONG SAD: Ohhh! This next part is all about Rondell's transformation into a new man.
HOMESTAR RUNNER: I thought you said that was just an accident that happened because you loaded the film wrong.
STRONG SAD: Uhh, why don't you shut up, Homestar?
HOMESTAR RUNNER: I dunno... 'cause I guess I got a lot of stuff to say.
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Post by Headless Horse (?) » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:29 am

Haha that's awesome.

Similarly, this one by Da Vinci's Notebook. I love when they go nuts on some new animation style that turns into its own alternate universe full of injokes and riffs on their own world.


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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:40 pm

Man, those alternate universes/different animation styles was always one of my favorite aspects about Homestar Runner. And agreed, "The Ballad of The Sneak" is a good one.

Something I realized is that The Brothers Chaps collaborated with They Might Be Giants a lot. They composed the music for the song in this sbemail (fittingly, this is the 99th email). Brothers Chaps still wrote the lyrics, however:

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Post by Perpetual Motion (?) » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:35 pm

This thing also happened:



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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:18 pm

Perpetual Motion wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:35 pm
This thing also happened:

:-I
Pfft, this is great. I think whoever is controlling the puppet Homestar is having such a blast that he didn't care that you could see the other side of the puppet WITHOUT the eyes (the eyes were detachable so they could film in whichever side it was needed), or that you can see the hand.
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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:23 pm



Nothing much to say about this other than that I love the music they play in the titles.

Also "That's why come Shakespeare was so awesome" cracked me up for some reason.
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:32 pm

"What online auction? I even did an image search for blue underwear and found nothing. Er, nothing pleasant anyway." :lol:
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Re: How do you type with boxing gloves on? [Homestar thread]

Post by Pocket (?) » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:01 am

Mr. Big wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:23 pm
Also "That's why come Shakespeare was so awesome" cracked me up for some reason.
I wish that were a real thing. I would watch it. Never got what was supposed to be so brilliant about Shakespeare.

Anyway, YouTube just dumped this one into my recommendations, which is as good a reason to rewatch as any, I guess.


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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:20 pm

Pocket wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:01 am
Anyway, YouTube just dumped this one into my recommendations, which is as good a reason to rewatch as any, I guess.
This one holds a special place because it's the first email I've watched. I remember going back and watching the previous 100+ episodes after that.

Speaking of which, the 100th Strong Bad Email was very much anticipated by fans, many of whom grew impatient. So much so that people started typing in sbemail100.html in the address bar, only to get a 404 error. The Brothers Chaps eventually made this, uploaded to the sbemail100.html address but not linking it anywhere, making the entire page an Easter Egg for fans to find:



The actual 100th Strong Bad Email was later uploaded to sbemailahundred.html.
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:42 pm



I still hum the number they give at the end.
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Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:03 pm

my favorite senor cardgage quote is actually related to us by strongbad and is from a cartoon that doesn't seem to be on the homestar main account yet.

so I have to link to this very poor quality video, heck

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:11 pm

Man, I hope they upload that eventually, maybe before Christmas. That's a good one.

Here's a sbemail I remember laughing my butt off:



(In Strong Bad's defense, it's pretty weird writing fan fics fiction about your brother)

One interesting fact, in the original flash site, during the "Non-Sequitur Challenge" scene, they would randomly show Senor Cardgage or Homsar; the YouTube version above just has the Homsar scene.
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:23 pm

I wonder what became of Abdi Larue, the guy whose email was the first to be answered by Strong Bad. His name popped up a few times since in the Homestar universe.
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Post by Pocket (?) » Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:04 am

I wonder what became of any of them. Occasionally the Wiki will mention that one was sent in by one of their own members, and a regular in the Define Cynical chat room once claimed responsibility for "part time", but neither of those communities has been active in a Jhonka's age.

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Post by Headless Horse (?) » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:26 am

Speaking of Jhonkas, I have to say I've always thought the pinnacle of Homestarrunner was the Peasant's Quest Movie Trailer:



It's just sublime how it forms the culmination of the Trogdor subplot-thing, after I'd thought them making an actual Peasant's Quest game couldn't be topped. Now we get a live-action rendition of the thing, complete with all the memorable scenes and injokes, many of which are made so much more surreal and awesome by implying they developed it into a big-budget movie with all the extra plot development like so many movies they make these days from tiny sparse source material:

- "Throw... baby!" Like the text commands are some kind of in-universe incantation

- "Easy now, Gary; I'm just going to WEAR MASK." Which I love because the whole point of the mask is to scare the horse; wtf is he all "easy now Gary"

- "Haldo!"

- Rather Dashing having an introspective soliloquy about how Trogdor just destroys everything and doesn't even care

- The t-shirt and the meatball sub

- "...And you're certainly not on FIRE like a peasant!" (next scene he's climbing the cliff and on fire)

- The cinematic reveal of the trophy Kerrek belt

I don't know, it's just a slice of perfection somehow

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Post by Pocket (?) » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:07 pm

I liked the logo they came up with for Videlectrix Films.

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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:14 pm

Oh god, I loved that trailer when it came out :lol:

And man, I remember having fun with Peasant's Quest. I must've played that a lot.

I remember that, a week after the game came out, they had Strong Bad play it before checking his emails. One of the commands he typed was "Give Kerrek a Cold One", which instantly killed him because "Kerrek is a teetotaler". That command wasn't in the game originally, but after the email came out they added it (and predictably, it's instakill).
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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:28 pm



Okay, this is the email I was talking about.

(Can I just add that Strong Bad being a dick about people's grammar is always hilarious for me, as well as his dedication to reading his emails exactly the way it's written, even obvious spelling errors? "Unnecessary comma" :lol: )
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Post by Pocket (?) » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:34 pm

I somehow never noticed that he has a negative score at the beginning of the video. Also, without the crunchy Flash audio compression, the kids' voices have obvious pitch-shifting artifacts, but they don't sound South Park-y, so I'm guessing Missy, Jackie, and/or Karen did the voices.

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