Wait a minute, I registered PodStarr.com, looks like I’m not the only one who thought it was a great idea. Wait a second minute, I also emailed the Brothers Chaps, the creators of Homestar Runner about doing a video or audio podcast of their Strongbad Emails. I even offered to host them and create the files myself.
Well looks like they took my idea and did it on their own.
There are a few inaccuracies:
- 1) Yes it plays on your iPod, but it IS NOTÂ a podcast. There is no RSS feed, nothing. Why do you torture me Homestar?
- 2) The iPod shown in the background, seems to have the same screen size as an iPod with video, however the iPod with video has the headphone jack on the right side. So the iPod they have pictured, won’t play their “podstar runner” episodes.
- 3) Unlike the DVD’s, most of the Easter Eggs, save Homsar’s appearence in ‘dragon‘, are not shown.
Now the cool part about it, is the opening menu. It starts off with a silver shiny Homestar Runner head, then it goes into an iPod looking menu, and goes to Email. At the end, Strong Bad comes on wondering how he got traped in such a small box, and “breaks” the iPod screen, and says that he hopes you got the extended warranty. However, Apple would not cover this, even if you had the ProCare plan.
All in all, it’s a good effort. Only 5 emails are in there, but they are 5 of the best. It’s suprising they are offering these for free, since they make you pay for the DVD’s. I guess the price of bandwidth is less than the price of printing a DVD.