The web cartoon that gave us Trogdor , Teen Girl Squad , and Strong Bad, the gravely-voiced luchador himself, has unexpectedly returned to fill up your listening hours with a whole lot of nostalgic music that will make you question if what you thought was hilarious more than a decade ago is actually funny after all. For anyone who used to watch Homestar , even a quick tour through the first volume makes for a head-swimming nostalgia trip. For now, anyone desperate to live in the past for a while can listen to the first three volumes through a bunch of different platforms, including Spotify , YouTube , and, if you want to buy them, iTunes. Contributor, The A. Reid's a writer and editor who has appeared at GQ , Playboy , and Paste. The A. Great Job Internet.
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It mixes surreal humor , self-parody, and references to s, s, s, and early s pop culture , in particular video games , classic television , and popular music. While the site originally centered on the title character, Homestar Runner , the Strong Bad Email cartoon skits quickly became the site's most popular and prominent feature, with Strong Bad becoming a breakout character. Since , the site has grown to encompass a variety of cartoons and web games featuring Homestar, Strong Bad, and numerous other characters. At the peak of its popularity, the site was one of the most-visited sites with collections of Flash cartoons on the web , spreading via word of mouth. Afterwards, co-creator Matt Chapman announced plans to give the site semi-regular updates starting in fall , due to the positive reception given to the April Fools' Day cartoon. Matt described the origin of the name "Homestar Runner" as a in-joke between themselves and James Huggins , a childhood friend of the Chapman brothers while growing up in Dunwoody, Georgia. It actually comes from a friend of ours [James]. There was an old local grocery store commercial, and we live in Atlanta, and it advertised the Atlanta Braves. It was like, "the Atlanta Braves hit home runs, and you can hit a home run with savings here!
Homestar Runner is the star of his namesake website. He is mainly colored white, with black comma -shaped eyes and a prominent underbite. Usually, he wears a red shirt with a white star and a blue beanie with a red brim and a white spinner. His legs are quite long in relation to the rest of his body. Though he lacks a visible pair of arms , he is still able to function as though he has them, being able to carry and throw things and even type proficiently. It's generally accepted that either he does have arms, but for reasons that are never explained, they are invisible, or that he has limited telekinetic powers. According to the toon Marshmallow's Last Stand , he weighs one hundred pounds. The subject of jokes and the recipient of nicknames , Homestar is an earnest character with a pure heart and nothing but love for the rest of mankind. Unfortunately, his absolute cluelessness and clumsiness keep him from realizing his full potential.