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Gambit

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« Reply #80 on: 09-13-2004 12:02 »

there is a buzzing around this issue recently, im up for sending in anchovies, why not, i think the best news yet is that family guy got uncancelled, which shows there is still hope. so lets go for it, and hope even more and cover our ears, and you know the rest.

You read it, you cant unread it!
Teral

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« Reply #81 on: 09-14-2004 17:46 »
« Last Edit on: 09-14-2004 17:46 »

Okay, if you're serious about this thing these tips might be a good thing to have in mind when you address FOX.

And in case you're wondering: Bjo Trimble is not some opinionated nobody, she organized/spearheaded the campaign to save "Star Trek" back in the 60's. She also helped organize the campaign to name NASA's new space shuttle Enterprise. Both were highly succesful.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #82 on: 09-14-2004 18:34 »
« Last Edit on: 09-14-2004 18:34 »

Teral's helping now?  Well, well, well...

Teral, after reading this post (and your sig,) you are now my favorite person on this board.  Especially since this is an application of what I said in
My first thread...no need to use the link, as Teral's is more applicable, but I just figured out how to use proper hyperlinks and I'm proud of myself.

Everybody involved, have a look at this site.  These Trekkies are our spiritual predecessors.  Hell, some of those who were originally involved in this campaign are probably on this board now.  We have to be smart about this, people, or we'll end up like that tragic petition...

EDIT: And the first post I have to edit twice is also my first post as a Bending Unit.  Hot diggety daffodil!

"Finally, I get to save the Earth with deadly lasers instead of deadly slide shows."

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Lrrrr

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« Reply #83 on: 09-14-2004 18:55 »

Congrats on becomming a Bending Unit N-O-R.

As for me I still have to buy my anchovies and find out when it would be a good time to send. I am a little lazy, but this is something I will not blow off
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #84 on: 09-14-2004 23:08 »

I'm not sure how this will be received, but I have (another) suggestion.  Firstly, keep the Oct. 25 date for the anchovies and letters.  But, once the 25th has passed, why should we stop encouraging and recruiting people to send in letters?  A mass coordinated campaign will certainly have its own impact, but a continuing letter campaign will have a special impact of its own.  Don't send in multiple letters, but don't stop recruiting once the date has passed.  Every letter counts. 

Oh, and thank you, Teral.
Whoopwhoopwhoop

Professor
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« Reply #85 on: 09-15-2004 18:50 »

Are you kidding me, letters?  Are you guys retarted, CRIPPLE THEM ECONOMICLY!!!  Stop watching them, encourage people to watch other channels (mainly there comptetitors) encourage people to buy competitors stocks, bomb them possibly, but a letter? 
Mallzie

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« Reply #86 on: 09-16-2004 08:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Whoopwhoopwhoop:
Are you kidding me, letters?  Are you guys retarted, CRIPPLE THEM ECONOMICLY!!!  Stop watching them, encourage people to watch other channels (mainly there comptetitors) encourage people to buy competitors stocks, bomb them possibly, but a letter? 

For the want of a nail, the horseshoe was lost;
For the want of a horseshoe a horse was lost;
For the want of a horse, the rider was lost;
For the want of a rider, the message was lost;
For the want of a message, the battle was lost;
For the want of a battle, the war was lost;
For the want of a war, the kingdom was lost;
And all for the want of a horseshoe's nail.
Vida

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« Reply #87 on: 09-17-2004 13:23 »

Zoidberg227, I read your post on the other thread, about your letter being published in Entertainment Weekly.  Congradulations!

That gave me an idea, how about we all email Entertainment Weekly.  If enough people email the magazine it will get attention and maybe they’ll do a story on it.

Magazines like Entertainment Weekly live for this kind of stuff, its right up their alley.

It takes 3 seconds to send an email and it’s free.  (This idea isn’t to replace the anchovies/letters—but in addition to)
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #88 on: 09-17-2004 18:57 »

Good idea, Vida.  I hinted around that in an earlier post in that thread, and it was met with some support.  Are you saying, though, that we e-mail them about AFF to get a story on that, or just on Futurama in general?  Both could potentially reap great benefits, and now's the time to do it.
Vida

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« Reply #89 on: 09-17-2004 20:16 »

I'm not sure.  Maybe we should discuss the options. 

1)  email EW in response to the article last week, (or even in response to your letter).  Include facts about how FOX is ignoring the 100’s of thousands of fans. How it’s consistently a 10 ten cable show, the DVD’s are having incredible sales, how FOX ignored the first petition, etc, etc.
2)  email EW to sort of tip them off about the anchovies/letters.  Also include facts from above.

Entertainment Weekly is an entertainment news magazine.  They’ll love it and this could really give us the publicity we need.

 Picture the story, “In response to our brief interview with Matt Groening, creator of Futurama, we received an unprecedented amount of mail from fans of the show upset and angry about its unjust cancellation…etc” 
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #90 on: 09-17-2004 20:23 »

I'll go with option two ... it'll get AFF exposure (assuming it works), and it'll get publicity on FOX's mistreatment of the show.  Need some more opinions on this, though.
Mallzie

Bending Unit
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« Reply #91 on: 09-17-2004 20:41 »

Excellent stuff Vida and ZB227 (you don't mind me calling you ZB, do  you?). As they say, any publicity is good publicity. Do you happen to have contact info for EW that could be posted here?
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #92 on: 09-17-2004 21:35 »

El zilcho, other than the letters to the editor address (ew_letters@ew.com), though I don't know if they take information on scoops through that address or via some other means.  They also have a snail mail address, which might be the best way to reach them for this.  it is:
Entertainment Weekly
P.O. box 30608,
Tampa, FL 33630

Disclaimer: I post this address under the assumption that Entertainment Weekly intends the information to be public knowledge, given it is listed on the "Letters" page in every issue. 
KAH

Bending Unit
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« Reply #93 on: 09-18-2004 19:42 »

I'm on board with that. It sounds reasonably realistic. I'm very impressed with you, Zoidberg227.
Jicannon

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« Reply #94 on: 09-19-2004 01:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
Teral's helping now?  Well, well, well...

I'm sure he didn't get the title "Helpy McHelphelp" for nothing

It would be awesome if AFF got publicity  smile I'll keep lurking in this thread untl the time comes to take action  smile
Futurama Nerd

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« Reply #95 on: 09-19-2004 01:56 »

I know that I'm the new guy (or should I say new girl),and no one really listens to the new kid,but please hear me out.
There is a good side and a bad side to telling EW.The good part of telling EW is that a lot of people read that magazine and it will help us get new memebers.
But the bad part of it is,as I said before,a lot of people read the magazine,including the people who work at FOX.I think that AFF will have a bigger impact if it was a surpirse,unlike if thay find out before hand they will most likly ignore the letters we send. But hey,that's my opinion...
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #96 on: 09-19-2004 05:18 »

I've considered that, but I'v also considered that FOX people snoop around all over, looking for ways to close down show-related fansites, so chances are they've been here (the biggest Futurama-related message board that I know of).  It's damn near impossible to keep information confidential when you have to publicly recruit people to make any sort of impact.  Completely valid point, though, and definitely worthy of consideration here.

Welcome to PEEL, kid ... and I'll speak for German Fry Fan and welcome you to Nerd World.  So, welcome to Nerd World!
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« Reply #97 on: 09-19-2004 11:00 »

 Thanks Zoidberg227. That's very nice of you.
robitdevil

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« Reply #98 on: 09-19-2004 13:21 »
« Last Edit on: 09-19-2004 13:21 »

zoidburg227, what did your letter say to ew? and what did they say?

p.s im a crusation now! woo hoo!
Vida

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« Reply #99 on: 09-19-2004 14:43 »

I've always wondered if the writers, directors, etc of Futurama poke around on here and see what we're up to.
Lrrrr

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« Reply #100 on: 09-19-2004 16:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Vida:
I've always wondered if the writers, directors, etc of Futurama poke around on here and see what we're up to.

How else do you think that they know of us "Nerdlingers"? tongue
KAH

Bending Unit
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« Reply #101 on: 09-19-2004 20:42 »

I think the bad side to FOX finding out beforehand isn't that they'd try to shut us down, it's that we might not deliver enough anchovies to impress them, on the other hand I'm sure a few readers might join, so who knows. It's a risk, but a worthwile one.
Jicannon

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« Reply #102 on: 09-19-2004 21:04 »
« Last Edit on: 09-19-2004 21:04 »

Vida- I'm pretty sure they have before, before the show was canceled...I don't know about now.

I think it was the commentary for "Leela's Homeworld" that DXC said some people on internet forums had figured out that Leela was a mutant.
winna

Avatar Czar
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« Reply #103 on: 09-19-2004 21:08 »

In the commentaries they reference the fans a lot.  Particularly certain news groups that go way wayy back.  Probably FFOR type stuff, oh wait, you've never heard of FFOR? 

Also, there have been a few sites indirectly and directly referenced, including ANSTATMAW and CGEF...  roll eyes
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« Reply #104 on: 09-20-2004 21:07 »

A few days ago I went to the TV TOME message board to check if anyone replyed to the AFF thread someone posted,but no one answered.So natually I posted a new one.When I went to check on it a few minutes ago,I was happy to find out someone replyed.But the person who replyed said that their school blocked the AFF site.And I was wondering,did anybody else's school block the site?
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #105 on: 09-21-2004 00:52 »

Blocked the AFF site?  That seems strange that they'd specifically seek it out and block it.  Perhaps there's something on the site that triggers automatic blocking.  Who knows ... suggest he try it from somewhere else.
Squeaky

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« Reply #106 on: 09-21-2004 01:37 »

Schools, usually tend to block stuff like porn and religious stuff. But, something like a fan site for a TV shows revival campiagn is a bit harsh. C'mon whats wrong with kids looking up stuff like AFF its not going to tell them how to make bombs or anything.

On topic though I think that the idea for AFF is a good one.
SlackJawedMoron

Urban Legend
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« Reply #107 on: 09-21-2004 02:22 »

SlackJaw suspects that your computers may just block everything not authorised by the server (like, say, everything that doesn't haev a '.edu' at the end, of something.
KAH

Bending Unit
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« Reply #108 on: 09-21-2004 23:33 »

Very likely, at my school either the computers just wont go to unauthorised websites or if you go to a non-educational site it reports you and your internet priveliges are taken away. Big brother is truely watching us.
laroquettespine

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« Reply #109 on: 09-22-2004 00:25 »

I posted the site at www.killermovies.com  (in the TV section), and added it to my sig there.
becky

Bending Unit
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« Reply #110 on: 09-22-2004 09:33 »

I've been following this tread for a while and this is a great idea! I don't know if Futurama will return or not, but I wouldn't mind if it did  wink
Too bad I can't participate. I don't know how much it would cost to send a can of anchovies across the seas (probably a lot), and I don't really have any money  frown Think I’ll just write a letter or something that day..

Also, I haven't seen a single can of anchovies in the stores around here. Sardines, yeah, but not anchovies. And I live in Norway...!
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« Reply #111 on: 09-23-2004 00:56 »

Anyone make T-Shirts yet?    big grin

When life gives you lemons, throw it at the nearest person.
Guy Caballero
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« Reply #112 on: 09-23-2004 01:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Gwan101:
It's from a special feature in the season 4 DVD menu. You click on a sandwich and it gives you a ton of alien language. I don't want to spoil it, but it talks about "nerdlingers".

Actually, "nerdlinger" was first used in an episode of The Simpsons. And by posting this, I show what a nerdlinger I am.
Idan_Aharoni

Professor
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« Reply #113 on: 09-23-2004 09:15 »

Sorry to nitpick, but weren't you guys supposed to do that all AFF thing months ago?
Zoidberg227

Space Pope
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« Reply #114 on: 09-23-2004 14:58 »

The original plan was for the 10th of last month, on the 1-year anniversary of the first airing of TDHAIP.  But, it was decided that we didn't have enough time to recruit people then, and the date was only special to fans, so we picked a neutral day later on ... October 25. 
Mallzie

Bending Unit
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« Reply #115 on: 09-28-2004 21:58 »

Less than a month away now, just to remind everybody.
 wink
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« Reply #116 on: 09-29-2004 02:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Mallzie:
Less than a month away now, just to remind everybody.
  wink

You've been counting??? 
Just kidding,I'm counting too.   wink

When life gives you lemons, throw it at the nearest person.
airbagfailure

Space Pope
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« Reply #117 on: 09-29-2004 09:04 »

just so you know, futurama is still on the amazon top 100 list... at 95... wahoo!
Lrrrr

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« Reply #118 on: 09-30-2004 23:29 »
« Last Edit on: 09-30-2004 23:29 »

I have bought my can of anchovies and now I have to find out which way would look better under the opening tab or over the opening tab. It's one of those REALLY skinny ones that the top and bottom are bigger than the sides. What do you think I should do past the Angry Futurama Fan's Anchovies lable on the bottom, the top, if the top ontop of the tab or under the tab. I don't know what would look better.

Hopefully all that made sence.
Zoidberg227

Space Pope
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« Reply #119 on: 10-01-2004 00:07 »

On top.  Most anchovie can labels on the top, in my experience, have no lable where the opening tab is.  So basically, just cut the portion of the lable out that would otherwise cover the tab.  Although, you don't have to make it look uber-pretty, it's more just to get the point across.
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