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PCC Fred

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« Reply #120 on: 09-17-2004 07:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
So let's play a new game instead. Let's link everything to titanic.

Why does this whole thread remind me of that Family Guy episode where Stewie makes a mockery of the much overused "Weakest Link" joke?  Venus's post even sounds like his "Got any good 'Titanic' jokes?" line!

I've got a great idea.  If Futurama comes back, they could do an episode where Bender dies in a 9/11 style terrorist attack.  Then his final words can be "Well, I'm boned!" or "Bite my broken, dying ass!"  You see?  It's relevant AND humerous!  Happy now, FryFan?
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« Reply #121 on: 09-17-2004 11:14 »

*Bumps Tongue Luck up list of favourite people.*
aslate

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« Reply #122 on: 09-17-2004 12:40 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
Brannigan Begin Again- Zapp tries to use the PE ship to crash into the Neutral Capitol.  This episode aired before 9/11, but what do people think about that episode after 9/11?

I just think Futurama should still do things like that.

I know you're not saying you think that, but then why did you bring it up? Just because it happens to be similar to something that happened afterwards, it means nothing. You're talking about writing an episode after it has ocurred, that's different. And you're also talking about a direct reference to September 11th, which is again another problem. You're talking about a direct link (or supposedly indirect link which will look direct) to something that has happened, and then using "Oh, this is vaugely similar to something that happened after".

Anyway, Futurama is meant to be a social commentary? I've got no problem with that, but it's an overall commentary about life, not a specific commentary on particular events.

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« Reply #123 on: 09-17-2004 15:49 »
« Last Edit on: 09-17-2004 15:49 »

Again, you get what I said wrong.  I meant that scene in BBA was funny, however, it would be difficult for Futurama to do an episode like that again because of 9/11.

In ATOF, DXC said that they wanted to see ships blasting buildings, but later had to change that due to 9/11.  So, I think, Futurama should've done an episode that dealt with the matter in some way.

I would love to see scenes of ships crashing into things or about to crash into things on Futurama, just like in BBA because it would be funny. However we probably won't because some people will probably be offended, because there are still people who still can't get over 9/11. ie the victim's families.  However, it doesn't matter now since Futurama may never come back.
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« Reply #124 on: 09-17-2004 16:07 »

So an episode with blowing up random buildings would be difficult to do again but an episode where they directly reference September 11th isn't?

And screw the "it may offend some people", society is too tied up with "It may offend this or that". It's been 3 years, get over it. If i want to make something where tall buildings are crashed into with spaceships, then i'll ignore anyone that tries to reference it with September 11th.
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« Reply #125 on: 09-17-2004 16:22 »

Hint for fryfanspyOrama:

SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!

Seriously, you've been defending this same god damn argument for four pages now. Not one person here agrees with you. Besides, the last thing the world needs is another September 11th episode of any show. I already knew it was all going to hell when a book about the day was published two and a half weeks later. Let it fucking rest.

9/11/03 - RIP John Ritter, we will never forget.
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« Reply #126 on: 09-17-2004 17:33 »

 
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Originally posted by TheLampIncident:
Hint for fryfanspyOrama:

SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!

He might have ocean madness, but that's no excuse for ocean rudeness...
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #127 on: 09-17-2004 23:35 »
« Last Edit on: 09-18-2004 00:00 »

First off, LampIncident, you need to calm down.  If you don't like what I'm posting here, you have the option of not opening this thread, you know.  I don't have the power of mind control and make you link to this thread and have to hear me talk.

@Tongue Luck, nice try at impersonating me, but not even close.

Here's how I feel about those episodes you mentioned.

Deep South: I thought that whole Zoidberg scene was creepy and strange, but still funny.

TCHR- Bender adopting 12 kids reminds me more of Cheaper By the Dozen, and I'm talking about the original not the lame remake.  Also, it reminds me of Big Daddyx12, that's right I thought that movie was funny despite Adam Sandler being in it.

TLOF- Fry doing the moonwalk. I've seen so many people do it, that I can't associate with Michael anymore.

As for scenes involving trials, OJ comes to mind first, since his trial was the of century, but not enough to consider making an episode.

If I wanted to see Futurama do a Michael Jackson reference, it would have to be the Professor making Cubert fall off the balcony or something.  Now that would be funny.

Anyway, I meant to say, good satire.  I actually thought it was funny.  I was aware it was satire, I just forgot to mention it.
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« Reply #128 on: 09-17-2004 23:59 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
@Tongue Luck, nice try at impersonating me, but not even close.

It's called satire.  You know, over-exaggerating an impersonation in order to show how ludicrous an argument or opinion is.  The fact that you actually analyzed this satire point for point as if she was making a serious suggestion is laughable.  You apparently grasp this concept as well as you grasp sarcasm.  Please, please, weíve all had our say here.  Canít we just drop it now?  Iím serious, after this, Iím letting this thread go.  I suggest everyone else does likewise.   
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #129 on: 09-18-2004 00:06 »

You know, no one is putting a gun to your heads and telling you you had to stay and listen.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #130 on: 09-18-2004 13:11 »

 
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Originally posted by fryfanSpyOrama:
If I wanted to see Futurama do a Michael Jackson reference, it would have to be the Professor making Cubert fall off the balcony or something.  Now that would be funny.

That would be funny.  But if Jackson's stunt had gone wrong and he'd actually dropped the kid, then the Professor subsequently dropping Cubert would be considered by many to be in poor taste.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #131 on: 09-18-2004 17:37 »

If they don't really focus on it or acknowledge it later, you would probably assume he was alright.
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« Reply #132 on: 09-19-2004 11:32 »

 I don't think that, that would be a very good idea, considering that most people don't want to be reminded of that day.
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« Reply #133 on: 09-19-2004 13:03 »
« Last Edit on: 09-19-2004 13:03 »

No it shouldnt

as much as it should discusse:

-the Nerea project conspiration
-Bush being guilty of the death of more than half million people by now.
-Uss submarines sinking civilian fishing vessels , especialy japanese
-Bush anti-kioto (wait, there WAS an kioto episode allright)


and so on

mint

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« Reply #134 on: 09-29-2004 17:56 »

I am staying out of this one.
Venus

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« Reply #135 on: 09-29-2004 22:57 »

staying out of it by bumpimg it 10 days after it died?
mint

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« Reply #136 on: 09-30-2004 18:10 »

 
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staying out of it by bumpimg it 10 days after it died?


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Well, I post anything I wish to comment on  unless it is locked, and then I consider it dead. Otherwise I think as a member of this forum I am entitled to post my opinion, whether it is positive, negative or neutral.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #137 on: 09-30-2004 20:22 »

I'm with Venus.  What's the point bumping the thread when you have no opinion on the subject, and therefore nothing to contribute to the discussion?
Squeaky

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« Reply #138 on: 09-30-2004 20:27 »

This thread died a long time ago along with "Members Only" jackets, iron on decals, and parachute pants.
mint

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« Reply #139 on: 10-01-2004 18:46 »

I do have something to say, I said I am staying out of this one.  I never have received the rules of the posting, since I have registered.  But, to me if it is not locked I am allowed to reply, otherwise they would of locked it, no?

 
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*This thread died a long time ago along with "Members Only" jackets, iron on decals, and parachute pants.

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I don't recall seeing those threads.  I was just browsing the page one nite. I can see besides the first page, from second page onwards in this forum lots of threads are locked.  I go into the ones who are not, if I feel like posting something I just post.  I don't see wot the big offence comes from, I didn't attack anybody, so why am I being attacked?  Just because I bumped an old thread, it is that much of a big deal?  eek
PCC Fred

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« Reply #140 on: 10-01-2004 22:08 »

If it's not locked then you're allowed to reply.  However a reply is supposed to further the discussion in some way.

No-one had posted in the thread in ten days, an indication that the topic had run it's course.  So what was the point in bumping it just to say you were staying out of the debate?  Some might consider that spam.
M0le

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« Reply #141 on: 10-01-2004 22:16 »

Venus was just pointing out that it wasn't exactly furthering the discussion by saying you're staying out 10 days after nobody had said anything. It wasn't an attack.
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« Reply #142 on: 10-01-2004 22:46 »

It seems that if you were going to 'stay of of this,' then you would have stayed out of it.
Squeaky

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« Reply #143 on: 10-02-2004 02:29 »

 
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Originally posted by mint:
 I don't recall seeing those threads.  I was just browsing the page one nite. I can see besides the first page, from second page onwards in this forum lots of threads are locked.  I go into the ones who are not, if I feel like posting something I just post.  I don't see wot the big offence comes from, I didn't attack anybody, so why am I being attacked?  Just because I bumped an old thread, it is that much of a big deal?   eek

I guess you were not from the 80's because what I said "Members Only" jackets etc, etc, were all 80's stuff not something from peel. Can't believe I even have to explain myself.


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Yardstick2006

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« Reply #144 on: 06-02-2006 16:25 »
« Last Edit on: 06-02-2006 16:25 »

I have often wondred why 9/11 was never mentioned on the show. I am also baffled as to why they never discussed:

The 2281 Orion Starliner Crash

On March 19 2281 a starliner crashed while attempting to land at the Johann Feldmann Starport in Olympus City, Mars, killing 2007 people.

The 2652 Tl'nir Temple Massacre

On April 16 2652 a faction of the Mulderian terrorist group, the Del'Tuur broke into a Temple Of The High Elders in the small town of Tl'nir, Bloog killing 500 Bloogian monks.

Strangely, the writers choose not to referance these things for some reason.
TomAllen

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« Reply #145 on: 06-07-2006 15:06 »

Your point is well made, Yardstick2006, with the sarcasm and all.  Still....

9/11 happened too closely to the Futurama writers, producers, etc., for them to reference it.  If (when!) they continue the series, I hope they will refer to it.  It's such an important event, especially for a series set in New New York, that it ought to be mentioned. 

Especially after a few years.  I don't expect them to joke about it, but a memorial reference would be welcome.
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« Reply #146 on: 06-07-2006 15:10 »

Yardstick is from several hundred years in the future, TomAllen. He probably just enjoys making us laugh at him while he smiles and shakes his head at our ignorance.  wink

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« Reply #147 on: 06-08-2006 10:42 »

 
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I don't expect them to joke about it, but a memorial reference would be welcome.

How about a shot of the top of the Freedom Tower, still sticking through the pavement of NNY?   smile
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« Reply #148 on: 06-08-2006 11:08 »

In the Futurama universe, New York has been destroyed at least twice by (probably) the Omicromians.  An event that happened 1,000 years earlier and consisted of two buildings being destroyed would hardly compare to the complete destruction of the city (twice).
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« Reply #149 on: 06-08-2006 16:36 »

And yet the Freedom tower still stands.
Xanfor salutes

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« Reply #150 on: 06-08-2006 16:47 »

The Freedom Tower was never mentioned in Futurama. Nor should it be.

9/11 shouldn't be allowed to encroach on something as far-removed from it as Futurama. If it manages to pervade the conciousness of our society to that sort of a level, then the terrorists who perpetrated the attack have won, no matter what else happens.

This event already gets way too much attention for something that happened five years ago... it's becoming the Kennedy Assasination of our era. Let's just leave it be.

Perhaps thirty years later, we'll be able to make comedy that mentions it without becoming sombre and political, as Red Dwarf did with the actual story of the Kennedy Assasination (  tongue ), but for now we need to let sleeping dogs lie.
Space Wasp

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« Reply #151 on: 06-08-2006 18:36 »

Yeah...
Try to smell the sarcasm next time   tongue
Xanfor

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« Reply #152 on: 06-08-2006 22:05 »

Well said, totalnerduk.

totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #153 on: 06-09-2006 14:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Space Wasp:
Yeah...
Try to smell the sarcasm next time    tongue

 roll eyes
I suggest that you check yourself for awareness of a three letter word for anger that is currently occupying a chairlike structure, my friend.
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