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 Post subject: Email #165: strong badathlon
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:59 am 
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TWUT! Me, I cracked up at the Homestar-beating-the-crud-out-of-himself bit. And is it just me, or were there no Easter eggs at the end?

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'Twasn't just you. No easter eggs to be found!

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 Post subject: There are easter eggs.
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There are easter eggs, I've found them, but I wont spoil them for you!

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Oh no, none at the end, but a few in the email itself. Gotta learn to read better


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Talk about TBC being on the ball. Excellent fast-paced slapstick humor in here. I lol'd a few times in this one. I liked this better than "looking old."

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Click the sender's name at the beginning. Only egg I've found.

The PBTC sequence in this email was the best PBTC thing EVER. Oh man. Those little... noises when The Cheat was playing the guitar. XD;

"Well hello there, chocolate cake!" Wow, did Homsar say something that... almost made sense? :P I just hope he didn't try to eat that cake, though. Eugh. D:

I too was amused by the Homestar-beating-himself-up scene. And him interrupting the closimonies at the end. I kinda liked listening to Strong Sad's song there, though... :P

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There are other eggs. Like clicking on "fighting" or whatever when Strong Bad mentions Homestar vs. Homestar.

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PBTC cracked me up pretty quickly.

The cereal ad speaks the truth. I never remember who sponsors those things.

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Great email. Made me laugh. "The official breakfast cereal of atheletes you won't remember in two weeks' time!"

Heh.

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Well, Los Hermanos de Chaps are either a year late or a year early to spoof the Olympics (depending on whether you're talking about Winter or Summer), but you don't hear me complaining. That was entertaining!

I especially like how most everyone got to show off:
The Poopsmith demonstrates his whatsit-covered The Cheat throwing technique...

Homsar demonstrates his usual poor grasp of reality ("Hello there, chocolate cake!")...

Marzipan demonstrates, er, a fondness for conspiracy theories? What's this about DNA evidence? :eek:

Anyway, both she and Strong Sad demonstrate their nondescript ribbon-twirling skills...

Homestar demonstrates that he is both a complete idiot and a terrific athelete by beating himself up, then demonstrates his soft-shoe skills and fondness for classic rock...

Strong Mad demonstrates his, um, permanent wedgie (that might explain why he's so Mad)...

Coach Z demonstrates that he seems to find nothing unusual about wearing your underwear high...

Pom-Pom didn't quite get to show off, though he did win 60 billion points in the "Clean and Jerk Strong Mad's Underwears Over His Head". Somehow...

Even ol' Cherry Greg gets into the act...

And Strong Bad demonstrates both his willingness to stoop to bad animation to make himself look good, and his displeasure with gratuitous cute sitcom kids and East Germans.

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I was hoping the email would be a good enough excuse to miss a few minutes of "Heroes". [Monday nights at nine on NBC! Check your local listings.]

Aaaand it was. :] My favourite part was Homestar beating the crap out of himself... That looked fun.

Am I the only one who thought "clean and jerk" sounded wrong? It did in my mind... At least the "jerk" part. x.x

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That's the name of an actual event. Weight lifting or something.

It's nice to hear about Cherry Greg again.

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That's the name of an actual event. Weight lifting or something.


Wikipedia knows all!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clean_and_Jerk

Well, it still sounded weird...

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A strangely named event? Probably. A funny bit in the cartoon? DEFINITELY. I don't know what Pom-Pom did to bin 6 billion points, but I'm guessing some kind of freakish nightmare-enducing round-the-world wedgie. :eek:

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Pretty good. (Poor The Cheat! Being covered in crap would suck.)

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Is it just me, or is the method of naming the email changing? used to be the name was based on the subject line, even if it wasn't what the email ended up being about. Now the emails actually tell you something of what's happening in the email. Anyone else notice this? (for good or ill?)

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I liked this one. It was a more "Standard-type" email than the previous 5 or 6 or more. I think this a quintessential Lappy email.

I did not like the email itself that they chose, but I liked the Strong Badathlon. I was hoping to see more actual competition. Is the only missing character KOT? Poor KOT....

Anyway, the email gets a 2.3342882341
And maybe a few more decimal places.

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Fav moments:

:cheat: The Cheat Chuck

:coachz: "Holy gorsh!"

:hr: winning the "Beat the Crud out of Homestar Competition"

Yeah, good solid email.

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Loved it! I really did laugh out loud at the twirling ribbons bit XD also I don't know if this is a goof or not but during the part where the animation is that paint style you can see through the lines in the hot girl's dress.


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Loved it! I really did laugh out loud at the twirling ribbons bit XD also I don't know if this is a goof or not but during the part where the animation is that paint style you can see through the lines in the hot girl's dress.


That's definitely intentional. It's supposed to showcase how inept/amateur The Cheat is with Flash. Or, I'm guessing so, anyway.

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miyomiyo1050 wrote:
I liked this one. It was a more "Standard-type" email than the previous 5 or 6 or more. I think this a quintessential Lappy email.

I did not like the email itself that they chose, but I liked the Strong Badathlon. I was hoping to see more actual competition. Is the only missing character KOT? Poor KOT....

Anyway, the email gets a 2.3342882341
And maybe a few more decimal places.
No Bubs in there, either...

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I didn't think this email was that great. It didn't have a really cool subject, but they did do a good job on Homestar beating himself up. I did like that.

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Loved it! I really did laugh out loud at the twirling ribbons bit XD also I don't know if this is a goof or not but during the part where the animation is that paint style you can see through the lines in the hot girl's dress.


That's definitely intentional. It's supposed to showcase how inept/amateur The Cheat is with Flash. Or, I'm guessing so, anyway.


Yeah that's what I thought.


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Shwoo wrote:
Great email. Made me laugh. "The official breakfast cereal of atheletes you won't remember in two weeks' time!"

Heh.


The cereal thing was so true. :hr: beating himself up made me laugh.

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I didn't like it that much. Homestar beating himself up was so obvious. You could totally see it coming.
The only thing that cracked me up was the Powered by The Cheat segment (Mike Chapman's Strong Bad impersonation has gotten incredibly good!). And of course "Well, hello, chocolate cake!", even though I'm not a big fan of Homsar.

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Revenge of the Burninated wrote:
Is it just me, or is the method of naming the email changing? used to be the name was based on the subject line, even if it wasn't what the email ended up being about. Now the emails actually tell you something of what's happening in the email. Anyone else notice this? (for good or ill?)

I haven't really noticed that. Wiki link.

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Mike Chapman's Strong Bad impersonation has gotten incredibly good!

And that's a good thing?


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This email was pretty funny. ^_^

"Well, hello, chocolate cake!" Eww. Haha, poor Marzipan. And poor The Cheat. >_>

I thought it was pretty funny when Homestar won the beating the crud out of himself event. XD And also him tap-dancing in the end...or whatever he was doing.

Poor Strong Mad...wedgies suck. XD "THANK THE LORD!"

I also thought the reference to drug testing was funny. ^_^

Good email!

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Hilarious.

not as good as looking old though.

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Two killa emails in a row! This IS a good week! :mrgreen:

I quite liked this email, yes indeed. I was always wondering when the citizens of Free Country USA would do thier own spin on the Winter/Summer Olympics. The "2007 StrongBadathlon" turned out to be just what the doctor ordered! Homesar referring to doodie-covered The Cheat as a chocolate cake was a gas, the return of Cherry Greg was a blessing and Homestar breatin' the tar outta himself was just classic! Not because of the beating, but because of the way he trashed talked to himself!

:hr:: "Come on you little so and so!"

:hr:: "Whaddya think this is, you little placemat?"

:hr:: "A diaper show?"

:p Man, I don't care if it's pay-per-view, I'll watch it!

(Man, Pom Pom sure owned at the "Clean and Jerk Strong Mad's Underwears Over His Head" eh? 6 billion points? Dang!)

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Hehe, always good, always on point. There was a fourth wall breach in the cheat-chuck sequence. Whatsit got *on the camera*... hahaha.

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