Read This: An oral history of Homestar Runner doubles as a history of the internet

In some ways, the history of Matt and Mike Chapman’s Homestar Runner is the history of the internet itself: a collection of doodles and bizarro characters that managed to capture the early online world’s imagination, serve as shared shibboleths for friends, and inject a few obnoxiously catchy songs into our collective…

Homestar Runner’s April Fools’ post is just jokes on jokes on jokes

All across the internet, April Fools’ Day is an annual amateur hour. Brands make “jokes,” gullible people kind of believe them, and web News Editors grit their teeth for a solid 24 hours. Thankfully, there’s at least one redeeming aspect to April 1: the (semi-) annual release of a new Homestar Runner cartoon. Today’s…

Homestar Runner faces down the demise of Flash with aplomb, Deep Impact jokes

With both Google and Mozilla planning on dropping support for Adobe Flash, old school animation-heavy sites like Homestar Runner are trying to figure out what the heck they’re going to do. They’re built on Flash, after all, and while it’s easy enough to say “just learn HTML 5 or put your shit on YouTube or something,”…