That’s right folks! Strong Bad is back with a brand spankin new email and a new computer! Say hello to the latest Strongbad email and coolest laptop this side of “town”: The Lappier!
In the new cartoon, the team over at Homestarrunner.com give a nod to the fact that Strong Bad hasn’t checked his email in a long time and his computer and his powerhouse of a desktop known as Compé has transformed into the Lappier. As Strong Bad puts it “All that dust compressed my old computer into a newer, even better computer. Like coal to a diamond.” That’s how technology works, right?
April Fools Day, as Homestar accurately states, is the day “the internet, gets on the internet to make inside jokes about the internet.” and we couldn’t agree more. Strongbad then proceeds to call out all the cliche’s and tropes the 1st of April has come to be known for. Poking fun at themselves for changing the look of their site (including an old school dig at Shockwave Player updates), fake movie trailers and fake products for “nerd cultures”.
It’s a bummer that the Trogdor Beefy Arm backpack doesn’t exist for real. Especially since we have all these consummate V’s and nothing to hold them with. However, despite the joke they make at kickstarters for making fake products into realities, one can imagine it might one day show up in their store.
It’s is definitely good to see new content on a semi regular basis show up homestarrunner.com over the last year. After ending a 4 year hiatus, The Brothers Chaps gave us a cartoon where Homestar & Strong Bad openly admit they had been away for so long and hadn’t added new content in years.
It’s good to have you back Strong Bad! Take care of your Lappier and check some emails soon!
What are your favorite things from homestarrunner.com? Are you like me and still have the windows start up sound pack in use on your computer? Let us know in the comments.