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 Post subject: Sbemail #161: 4 branches
PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:29 am 
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So, here's the thread for the new email...

and here are the links:
here's the toon
here's the wiki page

Easter Eggs:
*Click on "spreadsheet" after SB types it.
*Click on the comic on SB's cubicle wall.
*Click on Homestar's head at the end of the email.
*Click on "stupid" at the end of the email.


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"Well, my good Spank..."

I loved this toon. Got some great little things in there to laugh at, 'specially Homestar in the water cooler :p

I am so turning that into my wallpaper, man.

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You mean, SBEMail, right?

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I liked the communist alien. I'm sure I've heard him before somewhere.

And Strong Sad was in it, that's always a bonus.

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Loved it from beginning to end. A truly brilliant Homestar centric SBEmail. 10/10


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That old timey part came completel out of left field there. I did like the Homestar Building comments though.

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The first two branches cracked me up. It's great to see The Show again.

And Homestar in the water cooler... brilliant.

But the third branch wasn't too funny to me... but I enjoyed his little CGNU Dumple tent.

Yay, fireworks easter egg. ;D

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That old timey part came completel out of left field there. I did like the Homestar Building comments though.

"And you're a communist fool!"

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Man, that was great. Some of those parts were hilariously random, especially the old timey song and dance. No Floppy Disk Container, but "Fourteen Times" makes up for that. All in all, a solid email.

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OK, I thought the beginning was a little awkward I didn't like the The Show bit much, but the other three branches were awesome. Homestar in the water cooler CRACKED ME UP. I am SO glad I didn't see this one on the Wiki first, or else that would've spoiled it for me... I especially dug the Bill reference there at the end, and his talking Captiol Building head. It had a few issues with "flow," though. It seemed a little jittery. But the individual jokes were great, just not well connected.

Best quote of the mail:

"No, no, that's Coulomb's Law."

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Yay for a new email. This one was pretty good. Homestar played a prominent role, and three of the scenes were quite entertaining.


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I also liked Marzi being a "Drama Mama." Heehee.

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I don't know why you guys pick out all of these silly things that you liked about the email like "Strong Sad was in it and that's always a plus..." when is Strong Sad ever a plus? And Marzipan, I don't understand why you are so crazy about Marzipan. Or Homestar in the water cooler or the "hilariously random" old timey cartoon part. I thought that the best thing about this email was the four branches parody which was really funny owing to the fact that it was a kind of word play. And why do you care so much that Homestar played a prominent role? I think that the branches thing was awesome, pretty much the most ingenious/aesthetically pleasing part. I liked how he said to call your local Homestarman and how Homestar sang "and that's how I become a law." It reminded me of US History, a pretty funny joke, pretty funny. I'm glad they are doing more of the old school word play. By that I mean more verbal, intelligent parody-style humor that is creative with cultural references. None of your random or minor characters crap.


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doubledeuceblemint wrote:
I don't know why you guys pick out all of these silly things that you liked about the email.. I mean more verbal, intelligent parody-style humor that is creative with cultural references. None of your random or minor characters crap.


Yeah, but part of the beauty of the whole site is the references to older cartoons. It's not that random; they also did an old-timey commercial for Portly Washboy and Fluffy Puff, The Show's been around for a while, so has the box Homestar stands on, they brought back his Dumple costume... that does make it more funny for the people who catch this stuff. It's not all cultural references and randomness.


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doubledeuceblemint wrote:
I don't know why you guys pick out all of these silly things that you liked about the email ... I liked how he said to call your local Homestarman and how Homestar sang "and that's how I become a law." ... None of your random or minor characters crap.


These topics always include forum members recounting their favorite parts of the email, just as you did. But belittling other's opinions while elevating your own is not good forum etiquitte. And I happen to enjoy "hilariously random" humor moreso than "intelligent parody-style humor". Please don't refer to it as "crap", that's bound to just cause bad feeling.

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when is Strong Sad ever a plus?

When he's one of your favourite characters and you tend to find his appearances amusing?

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:hr: and thats how a bill becomes a law!!!

pure genius. i think this is the best one since alternate universe.


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Shwoo wrote:
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when is Strong Sad ever a plus?

When he's one of your favourite characters and you tend to find his appearances amusing?


i agree strong sad is great. my personal favorite. and dont put other people down just cause u dont agree with them :sad: :sad: :sad:


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Favourite email post 100, no doubt. Classic HSR. Made a widescreen wallpaper of the wiki image, thought I'd share http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c285/nickmuddle/cooler-1.jpg

sorry for the substandard res, you know how it is with photobucket.


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woah
am i the only one that gets 404'd when trying to view this email?

this is making me sad


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Columb's law. Tee-hee. And calling the sender El Grunto. At least that's how I heard it.

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Strong Sad is always a plus. As is Coach Z. More plus could have been created with the addition of Homsar, of course, but I think it was a good solid SBEmail :)


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JollityFarm wrote:
Strong Sad is always a plus. As is Coach Z. More plus could have been created with the addition of Homsar, of course, but I think it was a good solid SBEmail :)

I think Homsar would have overkilled the 'stupid' factor :mrgreen:

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That was a might fine e-mail, I reckon. I reckon I should also stop talkin' like one o' them thar cowboys.

*ahem* Anyway, Homestar doing what he does best (i.e. stupid stuff) was comedy gold right there. Or perhaps comedy jold.

Since I'm a shameless nerd, I actually enjoyed the "Joint Sub-Committee on So Stupid It's Smart-ities" ("That's Coulomb's Law!"). I also liked the daytime talk-show parody, and the Old-Timey "Polymascotfoamalate" propaganda cartoon.

And again, doubledeucemint, you need to lighten up.

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Great SBemail. Like others have said, this email was superb for many reasons. For me, it succeeded because TBC referenced earlier work (CGNU's The Jolly Dumple, The Show, Dullard, and "Old-Timey" 1936 style).

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It had a few issues with "flow," though. It seemed a little jittery. But the individual jokes were great, just not well connected.


I will somewhat agree with this argument, but I think most fans will comment that this is how Matt and Mike usually compile their toons. Of course their animations are random and may appear choppy or jittery, but that doesn't detract from their appeal. Do jokes have to be well-connected to be funny?

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am I the only one that has noteisted that homestar didn't drown?

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One of the best e-mails! 9/10

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am I the only one that has noteisted that homestar didn't drown?

That's not important.

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 Post subject: Pretty good.
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Wasn't holy-crap-best-episode-ever quality, but it had it's share of awesome moments. My favorite's probably "Man! Where should we go for lunch today?", for some reason. The topping adding on sour'd cream was good, too. Good prize.

edit: oh, there's fourteen of them now! Haven't seen the box around lately, good to see it's still increasing in quantity.

(man! they do not wear shirts!)

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I will somewhat agree with this argument, but I think most fans will comment that this is how Matt and Mike usually compile their toons. Of course their animations are random and may appear choppy or jittery, but that doesn't detract from their appeal. Do jokes have to be well-connected to be funny?


I know what you mean, and no, jokes don't have to be well-connected to be funny. I'm just saying it threw me off my balance just a little.

Have watched this several, several times now. Still cannot help giggling maniaclly every time I see Homestar in that water cooler.

"Ow, ow, ow, ow! Sweet GENIUS that hurt!"

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