Monday, September 22, 2008

Strong Bad & Shakespeare

Chapman, Mike, and Craig Zobel. “Love Poems.” Homestar Runner. 15 September 2008. 22 September 2008 {http:/ /sbemail195.html}.
[Putting the subjects of these posts into the MLA form is sometimes quite a challenge.  The URL above ought to have angled brackets (<>) around it, but the program keeps thinking that I'm trying to indicate some sort of html code.  Ah, well.  It's the best I can do on a web site.]

It's odd; it's wild; it's wonderful; and it relates to Shakespeare. If you haven't encountered the marvel of Homestar Runner and Strong Bad, allow me to introduce you.

One of the most popular sections of the Homestar Runner site is the Strong Bad e-mail section. Strong Bad receives e-mail messages from his fans (or detractors); in this case, an e-mail signed "Just Another Hopeless Romantic" asks for his advice in composing love poems. The answer contains some ever-so-tangential Shakespeareana.

p.s. I considered this alternate MLA citation for the e-mail because it avoids angled brackets and it fits into the world of the website:
Bad, Strong. “Love Poems.” E-mail to Just Another Hopeless Romantic. 12 September 2008.
p.p.s. Here's a .jpg of how the citations should really look (click on the image for a close-up):

Links: The Entire E-mail. The Homestar Runner site. The Strong Bad e-mail section.

1 comment:

Bob said...

I love the picture with the spear, lol

Bardfilm is normally written as one word, though it can also be found under a search for "Bard Film Blog." Bardfilm is a Shakespeare blog (admittedly, one of many Shakespeare blogs), and it is dedicated to commentary on films (Shakespeare movies, The Shakespeare Movie, Shakespeare on television, Shakespeare at the cinema), plays, and other matter related to Shakespeare (allusions to Shakespeare in pop culture, quotes from Shakespeare in popular culture, quotations that come from Shakespeare, et cetera).

Unless otherwise indicated, quotations from Shakespeare's works are from the following edition:
Shakespeare, William. The Riverside Shakespeare. 2nd ed. Gen. ed. G. Blakemore Evans. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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