Come On Fhqwhgads

No, that term isn’t what you might be thinking it is… or is it… a euphemism for a type of hydra?

In 2001, following a more aesthetically pleasing redesign, the site [homestarrunner.com] launched a recurring feature that would quickly become its most popular and take their internet fame to new heights: Strong Bad emails (or sbemail), in which a Mexican wrestler named Strong Bad responded to actual fan mail. Strong Bad fielded queries from viewers about everything from the IQs of butts to the meanings of weird dreams, and was sure to mock their spelling and grammar in a snarky, no-nonsense tone that fell somewhere between Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Beavis and Butt-head. Strong Bad struck gold on his ninth email, “i love you,” in which a fan wrote simply:

i love u

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The Chapmans [creators of homestarrunner] attribute this garbled text to some sort of error with their email client, but whatever the cause, they ran with it.

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