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Bending Unit
« on: 11-04-2004 01:31 »
« Last Edit on: 11-04-2004 01:31 »

Well, with volume 4 in my hands, and volumes 1 to 3 on the way, combined with the fact that an insane amount of midterms are finished, I've decided that the weekend after I get all the DVDs in my hands, I'm going to have a Futurama marathon, in which I have organized relatives who love the show, as well as friends, and their relatives.  I'm still debating if I should rent some place out, or just host it at my apartment, which is large enough to hold a great deal of people for 27 hours.

So, my question is, has anybody else done anything similar to this?

BTW, in this marathon, I vow to drink 100 cups of coffee... there is a good chance that I will either kill myself, due to a large amount of caffine/sugar intake, make myself diabetic in a day, or at least be in the hospital, but after a week with almost countless midterms, it would be a step up.  I guess, that's just the type of moron that I am...     big grin

EDIT: Perhaps renting a small hall here, in addition to a large DSS system, as well as a big-ass TV would make this a lot more memorable... if I were to do that, I could perhaps invite other people from the neighborhood to attend.  I may as well just go all-out, and offer refreshments, too.

Urban Legend
« Reply #1 on: 11-04-2004 02:25 »

1)  If you can get enough people to pay attention for about 26 and a half hours, go for it.  But then, if you know that many people that interested in Futurama, I'd be interested in knowing just where the Hell you live.
I suggest not renting a place, because you're going to have people coming in and out so that your apartment should hold everyone there at any given moment.
2) Get food.  Lots and lots of snack food.  And beverages of your choice of alcohol level.  Remember, this will be going on for over a day.
3) I forget where the thread was, but I believe it was deemed physically impossible to drink 100 cups of coffee in a 30-ish hour period.  That said, caffeine's a good idea if you want to watch 27 hours of television in a row.

Bending Unit
« Reply #2 on: 11-04-2004 02:33 »

Ah, I think that the coffee challenge will be something for me to try... at least if I fail it, I'll still have a massive buzz... that or a urinary infection.   roll eyes

My cups of coffee, though, would be just that; 1 Cup sized portions, not larger cups.  I'll probably try to use very little, or no, sugar in them, though.  I mean, it would be crazy to take in that much sugar.  Well, it's crazy to attempt this 100 cup goal, but that's the kinda moron I am... after all, I told all the people that I would attempt it, and I wouldn't want to be guilty of false advertising.  Of course, I didn't say I'd succeed.    big grin

As for where I live, I live in Evansville, Indiana, and currently attend USI (University of Southern Indiana).  However, that is the most information I give out over the internet, nothing personal to anybody who wants to know more.

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« Reply #3 on: 11-04-2004 02:39 »

You'll need to drink over three cups an hour. Aside from nobody ever bing that thirsty, you'll be taking in waaaaay too much liquid. You may cause damage to your prostate gland.

Stay away from salty foods during this coffee marathon. Stay away from salty people. Stay away from anything that's going to affect your piss. If you're determined to do it, then you'll also need to stay awake - I reccomend that you drink expresso when you start to get drowsy, and latte's before that. The less actual coffee and caffiene in your system before exhaustion hits, the harder the caffiene will work for you later.

Good luck man, sounds like the initial idea I had for the first AGI (which evolved into soemthing totally different).

Bending Unit
« Reply #4 on: 11-04-2004 02:49 »
« Last Edit on: 11-04-2004 02:49 »

Well, I've got six bets in.  Currently, the best bet, next to my own, is that I'll beat the 70-cup spread, a bet placed by my cousin.  The pool's up to 48 dollars, in which I've pre-placed my reservation of the 100 cup slot alone.  So far, each person in this pool have placed a 6 dollar "entry fee".  I think, win or lose, I'll enjoy spending this six dollars.   big grin

Yeah, I'll definately be avoiding other foods, and DEFINATELY be avoiding any salty snacks.

As for espresso, I do not believe that I'll be taking in any of that.  I'm sticking to traditional, inexpensive coffee.  Either way, at the hours that I intend to stay up, there are no close coffee shops.  And I like fresh coffee, so to me, stuffing espresso in the fridge is not an option to me.  Perhaps a "test period", testing with cups of water, would be a way to help measure my actual liquid intake.  Any suggestions on how I can win this pool legitimately will be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: I'm debating if I should make a small website, from some free website provider, or at least a .txt file journal that I can post later, to document my progress.  Or, if the moderators would allow it, perhaps an update in a designated topic could be placed after each episode is finished.  That would depend on if it is storming here or not, because I do not want to get my computer fried.  I think just posting the results later would be sufficient.

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Space Pope
« Reply #5 on: 11-04-2004 04:33 »

Dude, good luck (you need it).  I've been thinking about doing a marathon - maybe when my friend comes home from college for Turkey Day or Xmas (if I can convince him to be crazy enough).

I'd allow for more than 26 and a half hours - consider break times so your eyes don't bleed, etc.  A 10 minute break after, say, every 11 episodes will only add an hour to your schedule.

You should definitely consider a big TV, or maybe renting a good projector and screen (I suggest a newer DLP, if you'd be so lucky to find somewhere that rents them - I'm sure Futurama is much better on a 60 inch screen with a high-def picture).  It all really depends on how much money you want to spend, and how much you can chisle out of your "guests".   

As for coffee, just be sure you don't dehydrate yourself - at least try to throw some water in here and there. 

Whatever time you start and finish, be ready to have a bunch of really tired guests wanting to crash at your place (or the place you rent) - I know you won't get me going anywhere after watching TV for 27 hours straight.

And finally, we demand pictures.  Use a digital, and you can update us say, during every break, or have a couple extended breaks to update.  And don't worry about t-storms ... just run a couple surge protectors in series, and you'll be fine. 

Avatar Czar
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« Reply #6 on: 11-04-2004 06:12 »

I have yet to do the marathon, however I've been wanting to for a very long time.  The biggest problem is I don't know a lot of people that I would think would also want to participate in a straight 72 episode run of the Futurama series. 

Btw, there was a thread for this awhile back, I'm lazy and I don't go search for threads, but some people have done the marathon I believe.  Also I've heard talk about people (possibly for an AGI) renting a movie theater and watching the series big screen!

The Listmaker
Urban Legend
« Reply #7 on: 11-04-2004 06:31 »

Yep, there were some threads.
My search-results:

Futurama Mini Marathons
Futuramathon challenge

Now that I own all 4 seasons as well, I probably do a marathon soon, though I guess it'll be a dinner for one, watching them all alone.  frown
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