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homestar1.jpgI had a short conversation with Statia last night about comic characters and how we tend to dissect them and question their motives and their abilities and how they are drawn.

Hello? They are comics. They are drawn. So why do we spend hours looking at pages of a comic book saying things like "But if he can stretch like that, why didn't he just use his stretch powers to save that chic?"

Maybe analytical people shouldn't read comics.

So the question of the night was this: How the hell can Homestar Runner carry things if he has no arms?

And, if he has telekentic powers like Statia thinks, how soon before he goes all Carrie on Strong Bad and the gang?

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Hee, hee . . . I love it. Homestar Runner is full of imponderables. As in, does Marzipan have the same mysterious arm power that Homestar does? Where's Strong Dad? Where does Strong Bad get his accent? And how can he type with boxi -- oh, wait, never mind.

Dude, I finally broke down and emailed strongbad. He'll pull through. I told him I was hot.

Wait, but he's a cartoon too. Crap. Here I go analyzing again.

Maybe his arms are just really really thin, like piano wire.

Like I said over at Statia's: Homestar is a Jedi. He can levitate stuff. And, uh, his arms are tucked into his shirt, like it was a robe! Yeah, that's it, that's the ticket!

It's very simple: Invisible Arms. In a freak accident, Homestar's arms were caught in a radioactive field. The more ponderable question, and the one that is asked millions of times a day is this: How in the heck does Strong Bad type with those darn boxing gloves on? Have you tried doing that? It isn't easy. Also, I think Marzipan is a feather duster with a dress on. She is a mutant feather duster created by Homestar so he could have a girlfriend.

Strong Bad is king of the one liners. My personal favorite: "Your computer has too much computer in it, and not enough typewriter."

I swear, my dad is about two meds from saying that exact same thing.

Tandy 400 still broken is a direct link. It always makes me laugh.

i love strong bad :)

This might be a curve ball but. Maybe you're analytical because you read comics. I don't know very many people that read comics that don't think like that.

In many ways comics teach you to think like that. When Spidey's facing down hobby he's not thinking about how hard it is to chew bubble gum in a mask. No! He's analyzing how to defeat the bastard. Thats what the little thought bubble is for. The sarcasm comes from the speach.

Hey, if you've ever watched the Veggie Tales, they have the same weird levitating power without arms.

I just learned about HomeStarRunner a few weeks ago, and I am truly, completely, amazingly baffled...

WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Having seen Strong Bad's interview with "Home Staw Wunner", I have no fear that he will use his levitational powers for evil. No brains, no glory. : )

Everybody! Everybody!
I love that site!
TROGDOR!!!!!!!!!

Now imagine this: Homestarrunner singing "All the Small Things" by Stink 182. It just works somehow. It won't leave your head, either.

Sorry,

Michael