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Gwan101

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« Reply #160 on: 10-20-2004 18:55 »
« Last Edit on: 10-20-2004 18:55 »

We should send them today, tomorrow, and the next day.

They need to be there on the 25th.

TOTPD
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #161 on: 10-20-2004 19:30 »
« Last Edit on: 10-20-2004 19:30 »

You mean tomorrow and the next day...it's too late for them to start being delivered today unless you take them to the post office and you live in mountain or pacific time zones.

Anyway,

Gentlemen, start your snail-spamming!!!

(It's like spamming, but with snail-mail rather than e-mail.)
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #162 on: 10-20-2004 19:34 »

Isn't there no post on Sundays or is it me? I live close to L.A. and I'm worried that if I send in my can and letter on Saturday it might get there on that day. I think it would be better to send in my can late,then early.
Gwan101

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« Reply #163 on: 10-20-2004 19:35 »

Well, there will always be lazy and excited people, so they should arrive at FOX the 24th, 25th, and 26th. Hopefully most of it will hit on those days.

But send, send now. Go. Convince your friends.
Prof.Killbot

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« Reply #164 on: 10-20-2004 21:02 »

I hope this works.I don't want to send anchovies to FOX for nothing.They'll just be sitting there....eating fish for lunch.Crazy.


GO AFF!!!  big grin

"Wow,its like heaven,only they found out I wasn't dead and sent me here!"-Peter Griffin

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Zoidberg227

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« Reply #165 on: 10-21-2004 01:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Gwan101: so they should arrive at FOX the 24th, 25th, and 26th.

I sincerely doubt that they'll arrive on the 24th, given that it's a Sunday ... and even if they arrive on Saturday, they likely won't be noticed until Monday - depending on whether or not they have mailroom workers in on the weekends.  The letter to Gail definitely won't be seen on Saturday ... I can gurantee she won't be in (unless FOX has some major emergency, in which case she probably won't be checking her mail.  So in short, don't worry about them arriving on Saturday.
j_ohanley

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« Reply #166 on: 10-21-2004 19:43 »

I was a bit worried that this was dying down a bit. But then I thought, even if only 500 people sent anchovies to FOX, it would still make an impact.
laroquettespine

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« Reply #167 on: 10-21-2004 20:56 »

Should we keep a running tally of how many are sent?
f_r

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« Reply #168 on: 10-22-2004 04:26 »

I was kind enough to re-design AFF for free big grin. The new design is at:
 http://ssfuturama.wz.cz/AFF/aff.html 
Hopefully it will be easyer to navigate and the design will be more appealing, also it will be easier to join the mailing list, all you have to do is put your email into a form...simple! Hope you like, please tell me if there are any problems, and the old design is still available at http://ssfuturama.wz.cz/aff.php
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #169 on: 10-23-2004 12:53 »

Mine go in the mail now.  They may end up getting there on Tuesday, ubt should be pretty effective nonetheless.
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #170 on: 10-24-2004 20:26 »

Well,tomorrow's the day. I hope that we could get mentioned on the news or something along the way. Even just 4 sentences would be fine,as long as we're noticed. Mine are going in the mail tomorrow,no post on Sundays and all.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #171 on: 10-24-2004 20:30 »

Mine went on Friday. Cunningly disguised with a marker pen, to resemble a bomb. With a note, explaining that it's a bomb.

Oh, I really hope they have a controlled anchovie detonation in the interests of public safety.
RavenStar

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« Reply #172 on: 10-24-2004 20:37 »

Got two tins, but sadly, not until late saturday. Sending `em out tomorrow.

Kloudes

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« Reply #173 on: 10-24-2004 22:43 »

Well, mine's all sent.  Except... they were sardines.  After much searching of small conveniance stores and not having a car to go the the supermarket, I decided sardines would cut it and made sure the label covered up my shame.  Lo, I contributed.
Smelly_Cat

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« Reply #174 on: 10-24-2004 22:48 »

Try a local deli, they usually have those. As for me I'm pretty lucky to have a local grocery that has those in tins as well as those things in jars. I guess we have lots of Italians in our city. *shruggs*
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #175 on: 10-24-2004 23:24 »

The half-dozen tins from AFF - Rice University, as mentioned above, are in the mail.  Man, I hope there were a bunch of people who just didn't post here, or I'm going to feel like an idiot.  Especially since I had to pay postage.  Oh well, no matter what else, I think I wrote a decent letter to Berman.
Layla50

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« Reply #176 on: 10-24-2004 23:29 »

I sent a tin in. Can price was 89 cents, shipping from Canada was almost $20. Brutal, but worth it. I wrote a letter too. Tommorow's gonna be a good day.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #177 on: 10-25-2004 00:08 »

Can anybody found what FOX will thing about this?  I don't mean now, but in the following days and weeks.
LoveForFry

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« Reply #178 on: 10-25-2004 18:05 »

I wouldnt think fox, would want it on the news or anything. Or they might want it on the news, so they get better ratings. i just hope it appears somewhere.
Teral

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« Reply #179 on: 10-26-2004 15:19 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
Can anybody found what FOX will thing about this?  I don't mean now, but in the following days and weeks.

Here's a writers take on what would happen.

(Interior FOX building)
(Mailroom)
(Joe Sixpack opens a package marked "Anchovies For Fry" )


Joe Sixpack: "What the hell... Angry Nor-we-gi-an Anchovies? What the fuck is Angry Norw-egi-ani. And why do they want it fried?"
(He turns to a coworker)
Joe Sixpack: "Hey, John, whaddaya make of this?"
(He shows him the label and the cans)
John Doe: "Nothin'. Just some damn kids pulling a prank on us. I've never heard about this brand before, must be those damn Canucks. Damn I hate them."
(Suddenly their pimple-faced, teen supervisor walks in)
Jimmy Nobody: (In a squeeky voice) "Hey, why're ya'll standing there yapping? We're already behind schedule. Get back to work!"
Joe Sixpack: (Under his breath, visibly angry, on the verge of exploding) "Damn I hate that guy."
Jimmi Nobody is found a couple of hours later unconscious outside the mailroom, a small tin of Angry Norwegian Anchovies laying next to him. 12 hours later SWAT teams break into a house in Haughton, Louisiana and arrest the mastermind behind this assasiantion attempt on a FOX executive.

Or, much more likely, Joe Sixpack throw the cans in the dumpster.

Either way, FOX as a company will ignore it, or never hear about it. The content of this post is the opinion of the author, and not hard facts ... yet.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
j_ohanley

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« Reply #180 on: 10-26-2004 17:53 »

It was worth a shot, at any rate. And pretty much all we could do.
Evil Abe

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« Reply #181 on: 10-26-2004 20:26 »

I sent mine out the other day.  I hope if this reported as a news story they report a final count of how many cans arrived. 
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #182 on: 10-26-2004 20:31 »

Six cans of anchovies: $5.84
Postage for six cans of anchovies: $5.05
The 1% chance that someone will notice us: priceless
Mallzie

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« Reply #183 on: 10-29-2004 12:43 »

Here here Nerd-o-rama!

After the months of contemplation, mental preparation, and serching for the %@#$*! fish I'm happy with the whole caper. It's been a fun ride.
Nes

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« Reply #184 on: 10-29-2004 13:57 »

some of you guys are so cynical! Man, just get over it! If other people want to do something & you're to lazy or you've "give up hope  roll eyes" then just shut up & let us do what we want.

We don't need Fox & other fans telling us it's hopeless, one monster is enough.

I'm really sorry I missed all this anchovi stuff, I'd like to help if you guys decide to do something else though!

Nes.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #185 on: 10-30-2004 00:14 »

I've got an idea.

How bout all of us (in America) send in one can a month until the show comes back/we get sick of it.

It'll cost a buck fifty, max, to send one can by USPS inside the United States.  I can afford $1.50 a month (especially since I own all the merchandise from this show I plan on ever buying...now I can dedicate the moeny I was using on this to video games again) and I'm a college student.  We're notoriously poor.
kraken

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« Reply #186 on: 10-30-2004 18:56 »

I forgot to send. I guess it's too late now as I don't even live in the US. I say u do another run!
Probulator

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« Reply #187 on: 10-30-2004 19:50 »

I guess nobody has heard anything on the fate of all those anchovies, then?
The AFF website doesn't show any updates.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #188 on: 10-31-2004 01:36 »

That's because the proprietors of the AFF site (myself, Ouch, and Winna) don't know how resounding the "meh" uttered by the FOX workers was.  We will probably never know, but at least we had fun. 

We may or may not do anything else.  Any suggestions?
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #189 on: 10-31-2004 01:44 »

The anchovies thing was fun, but to continue it would be madness. It's just mailing them free food, dammit! Mail your own fecal matter, smeared on the reverse of a note that says "bring back futurama!" to Gail Berman. Address them for her personal attention, and mark "Private and Confidential". This makes it illegal for anybody but the named addressee to open it.

Simple.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #190 on: 10-31-2004 02:45 »

See my above post.  That way, I'm still spamming by repeating myself, but it doesn't take up as much space.

Also, I like the last bit of TNUK's idea - the part about private and confidential on our letters to Berman (which will cost another whopping .37USD each, for Americans.)
j_ohanley

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« Reply #191 on: 10-31-2004 13:17 »
« Last Edit on: 10-31-2004 13:17 »

I say that if you do anything, you do it twice a year, once on August 10th, and once during the show's cancellation anniveristy (late February sometime, I dunno).

Something occured to me. Around next February, everybody could send a kind of one worded email to FOX. Knowing them, they probably block any email containing the word "Futurama." So we think of a some other word unique to Futurama, and we all flood their email, at the same time, maybe even on the same hour. That gives them less time to block everyone. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't do much, but it's such a quicker and easier investment then mailing in anchovies. A lot more people would probably get involved. And there's such a giddy thrill in rebelling, even a tiny bit, against a huge evil company, with none of the guilt that you're hurting them in any way. Just a tiny spark of an idea right now, but that's how they all begin.
Nes

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« Reply #192 on: 11-01-2004 01:14 »

How about something pro-active?

Like valentines cards for comedy network?  big grin

Nes.
RavenStar

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« Reply #193 on: 11-01-2004 02:01 »
« Last Edit on: 11-01-2004 02:01 »

 
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Originally posted by j_ohanley:
I say that if you do anything, you do it twice a year, once on August 10th, and once during the show's cancellation anniveristy (late February sometime, I dunno).

Something occured to me. Around next February, everybody could send a kind of one worded email to FOX. Knowing them, they probably block any email containing the word "Futurama." So we think of a some other word unique to Futurama, and we all flood their email, at the same time, maybe even on the same hour. That gives them less time to block everyone.

Know what that's called? No visitors and only 2 phone calls.


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Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #194 on: 11-01-2004 10:39 »

I like your idea j_ohanley. I like weird things.
Probulator

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« Reply #195 on: 11-01-2004 14:04 »

As long as it is somewhat on the topic, have any other protests like this (assuming there have been) ever been noticed by the media/anyone other than fans and FOX?
Perhaps we ought to have just driven down in fleets and hucked anchovies at the building itself.
Teral

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« Reply #196 on: 11-01-2004 14:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Probulator:
As long as it is somewhat on the topic, have any other protests like this (assuming there have been) ever been noticed by the media/anyone other than fans and FOX?

There were the Star Trek campaign of the 60's. Vety succesful, they succeded in reviving the show, and they convinced NASA to name one of theor space shuttles Enterprise.

Roswell fans (the inspiration for AFF) sent bottles of tabsaco sauce when the network threatened to cancel the show. They managed to convince them to commision one more season.

Other than those two incidents, none spring to mind.
Probulator

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« Reply #197 on: 11-01-2004 14:41 »

Hey, thanks for the inspiring link, Teral. Good to know that there are some fans out there who have gotten through with their mass opinions.
Alright, who wants to see a shuttle get named "Planet Express?"   big grin
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #198 on: 11-01-2004 14:51 »

Hey, Teral, I thought you were trying to bring us down?  You just reminded me of the reason I bothered with this in the first place.

It Worked For Star Trek.

(In fact, I even mentioned Trek in my letter to Gail Berman, mentioning in passing that Gene Roddenberry has a license to print money.)
Teral

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« Reply #199 on: 11-01-2004 15:06 »
« Last Edit on: 11-01-2004 15:06 »

       
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
Hey, Teral, I thought you were trying to bring us down? 

Nah, just infusing a bit of reality and/or cyniscism from time to time. Or in the spirit of the upcoming election: I'm flip-flopping.        wink Though I haven't really posted anything negative in this thread, except for the humorous anecdote further up.

You could say "It worked for Star Trek", was our motto too, back in 2002 with the first petition.

"Houston. This is captain Zapp Brannigan from the shuttle ... uh .. Planet Express shuttle. We have a problem."
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