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JBERGES

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« Reply #40 on: 02-07-2005 18:05 »
« Last Edit on: 02-07-2005 18:05 »

   
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Originally posted by Prof. Wernstrum:
In the Scary Door episode at the start of (I think) I Dated a Robot, one of the books on the shelves is "The Red Dwarf of Courage". Now Red Dwarf is clearly a reference to either the world's second-funniest sci-fi comedy or a type of star but I'm sure that the whole title must be based on a real book. Any idea what this book is?

"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane

Wasn't really too good of a book.

TOTPD
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #41 on: 02-08-2005 04:02 »

To be more specific, it's a cross-reference between the type of star and the book which I was forced to read in the 8th grade.  I have also had to read about the former, which I found much more interesting.
passerby

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« Reply #42 on: 02-08-2005 11:46 »

Seemed interesting enough when they reworked it as Fry's bit of War is the H-Word.

but then i never read it
cujoe169
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« Reply #43 on: 02-09-2005 18:07 »

the red badge of courage by stephen crane... oh maybe that was answered
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #44 on: 02-09-2005 18:08 »

What does the "Curious Kitty" sign in "Crimes of the hot" mean?
evan

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« Reply #45 on: 02-09-2005 18:30 »

I think it's a reference to the "Hello Kitty" character that's pretty popular in Japan. It's a extrordinary "cute" symbol plastered on a lot of clothes and the like.

laroquettespine

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« Reply #46 on: 02-09-2005 18:38 »
« Last Edit on: 02-09-2005 18:38 »

You mean this?
 
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watashi wa anata no koto
 o, anata no okaasan yori
  ai shiteimasu

EDIT:  I just asked our Japanese intern.  It means "I love you more than I love my own mother."
tire
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« Reply #47 on: 02-11-2005 21:57 »

alrighty... i got one. 

in the roswell, NM episode, there is a "crazy photographer".  when he takes a picture of the planet express spaceship, it comes out as the loch ness monster forged photo that everyone has seen.

i just don't get how that is funny? 
Tongue Luck

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« Reply #48 on: 02-12-2005 00:12 »
« Last Edit on: 02-12-2005 00:12 »

I'll give it a whirl.

He's a "conspiracy nut who no one will believe." You know his ilk. Obsessed with proving the existence of bigfoot, aliens, insane supernatural government schemes... Pick your poison. Well, this conspiracy nut is not only totally correct, but right there to witness actual aliens and government coverups. But when he tries to get photographic evidence, he ends up with the usual forged-looking Weekly World News fodder that proves nothing.

First he tries to photograph the president's secret arrival at Roswell and ends up with blurry balls of light in a dark sky (like most of those unconvincing "UFO photos" whacko conspiracy theorists swear by). Then he tries to photograph an actual UFO, and he ends up with that loch ness monster thing (again, typical faked evidence embraced by conspiracy nuts). He's got the opportunity of a lifetime, but it's all for nothing, since the world will never believe him. He might as well have spent his time messing with Photoshop--or, you know, whatever 1947 equivalent would be--for all the good it did him. Plus, it's surreal-unexpected-funny that the photos, while looking just like existing conspiracy nut photos, in no way resemble what was actually there. It's not even forged-looking evidence of what was going on. It's evidence of that looks like forged evidence of other stuff.

Ugh, I made that way too confusing. Hope it helped.
evan

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« Reply #49 on: 02-12-2005 01:14 »

TL, shorter:

Conspiracy theorists have a hard time taking clear pictures of the unexplained. Usually, the picture is so bad it turns out looking nothing like what the photographer intended.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #50 on: 02-12-2005 02:53 »

I can sum it up in one word.

Irony.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #51 on: 02-12-2005 03:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Tongue Luck:
He might as well have spent his time messing with Photoshop--or, you know, whatever 1947 equivalent would be--for all the good it did him.

You mean this thing called a "darkroom"?
Tongue Luck

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« Reply #52 on: 02-12-2005 15:37 »

I was thinking more along the lines of Ye Olde Photoshoppe, but fine. If you must be all correct about it...
canned eggs

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« Reply #53 on: 02-13-2005 14:56 »

 
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Originally posted by laroquettespine:
You mean this?
  EDIT:  I just asked our Japanese intern.  It means "I love you more than I love my own mother."

Actually, it means "I love you more than your mother."

I posted about this earlier, or maybe in another thread.

canned eggs: all rights reserved, all wrongs reversed.
athena1999

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« Reply #54 on: 02-13-2005 17:21 »

A joke (?) from "The Sting" that I was never able to understand:

Hermes: "Honeycomb's big.  Yah yah yah."
Bender: "It's not small?"
Hermes: "Oh no no no."

What, if anything, is that based on?  A song?
Teral

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« Reply #55 on: 02-13-2005 17:33 »
« Last Edit on: 02-13-2005 17:33 »

No, an 80s comercial for Post's Honeycomb cereal. The slogan song went: "Honeycomb's big, yeah yeah yeah! It's not small, no no no!".

Read more here.

Edit: URL fixed
Fry1077

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« Reply #56 on: 02-17-2005 03:27 »

In "The Farnsworth Parabox" the professor made a joke about doing brain surgery that I didn't get. can anyone tell me what they were talking about?
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #57 on: 02-17-2005 16:57 »

No reference to anything in particular.  It's just expressing that Farnsworth is a loon, and so he decided to try and take his own brain out.
ShortRoundMcfly

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« Reply #58 on: 02-17-2005 20:09 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
I think it's a reference to the "Hello Kitty" character that's pretty popular in Japan. It's a extrordinary "cute" symbol plastered on a lot of clothes and the like.


I'm familar with Hello Kitty, I just assumed there was more to the joke then that.
Cap´n Skusting

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« Reply #59 on: 02-18-2005 16:35 »

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT – Anyone who has cats knows they tend to poke their feline noses everywhere. That could be dangerous. The “Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings” (1996) by Gregory Titelman states: “An overly inquisitive person is likely to get hurt. Children are usually warned against curiosity. The proverb was first attested in the United States in 1909. In 1921, it was used by (playwright) Eugene O’Neill…(A variation is) ‘Curiosity killed the cat: satisfaction brought him back…’”
“Wise Words and Wives Tales” (1993, Avon Books) by Stuart Flexner and Doris Flexner has a more detailed explanation: “There is nothing new about the annoying tendency of some people to ask one question too many. Proverbial admonitions to the overly curious date back to ancient times, but ‘Curiosity killed the cat’ is apparently a recent invention.
Quimbly

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« Reply #60 on: 02-18-2005 16:43 »
« Last Edit on: 02-18-2005 16:43 »

 
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Farnsworth: Say, I hope you won't think it "evil" of me to ask how you got that stylish head wound!

Farnsworth 1: Oh this old thing? I was experimenting to see if I could remove my own brain!

Farnsworth: Of course! I had the same idea! I flipped a coin to decide if I should proceed but it came up tails - so I didn't. How'd it go?

Farnsworth 1: Well getting the brain out was the easy part. The hard part was getting the brain out!

[He laughs insanely. Farnsworth chuckles.]

Farnsworth: Oh you!

 
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Originally posted by Fry1077:
In "The Farnsworth Parabox" the professor made a joke about doing brain surgery that I didn't get. can anyone tell me what they were talking about?

The short answer: it's a non-sequitur. 

It's funny because it DOESN'T make sense.

AsaB

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« Reply #61 on: 02-20-2005 17:30 »

I'm not sure if it's supposed to be something, but I'll ask anyway in case it is. In A Pharaoh to Remember, after Sal and co have exploded the wall Bender had written on, is the former picture of Bender supposed to be something? His arms and legs only 'survived' the crash, and I was wondering it was supposed to be anything, or just supposed to look arty.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #62 on: 02-20-2005 18:08 »
« Last Edit on: 02-20-2005 18:08 »

No, not arty. It was supposed to look like an ass, I think. Unless you're talking about something other than what I'm thinking of. Hmmm, that may have just confused things more. Sowwy. ^_^;;

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
AsaB

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« Reply #63 on: 02-20-2005 18:25 »

*checks CGEF* You're right! *5 minutes pass* Man, how I could I not have seen that before.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #64 on: 02-20-2005 18:28 »

Heheh. It's OK, I've missed jokes that were even more obvious. Also, I think that one would have been more clear if you had read MAD magazine. Which I haven't either, so don't feel bad. ^_^

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
AsaB

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« Reply #65 on: 02-20-2005 18:32 »

Actually, the reason for I started to think about it, is because it reminded me of the fold-thing in MAD ^^ But I really must've been looking at this one from the wrong way!
T-Veronica

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« Reply #66 on: 02-20-2005 18:46 »

Ah. I only knew the MAD thing because of what they said in the audio commentary.

"This is how I deal with insignificant bugs," said the spider to the fly, "How do you wish to die?"
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #67 on: 02-02-2007 12:53 »

this thread is like..... old but i needed to ask some-thing (probally some-thing obvious but i never got) whay is a man-which and what is soylent(insert colour)???
soylentOrange

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« Reply #68 on: 02-02-2007 13:58 »

a manwich is a kind of sloppy-joe.  Basically, it's ground beef with special sauce on a hamburger bun.  Soylent green is a reference to an old scifi movie of the same name where the Earth has become so overcrowded that there isn't enough food to feed everyone.  The soylent corporation's solution?  Soylent Green, which the main character in the movie discovers is made from the ground up bodies of dead people.  Hence two other jokes in futurama you probably missed:

Fry: "What if the secret ingredient is... people?!"

Leela: "No, there's already a soda like that.  Soylent Cola"

Fry: "Oh... How is it?"

Leela: "It varies from person to person"   big grin

and...

bubblegum tate: "Soylent green is my kind of people!"
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #69 on: 02-02-2007 14:06 »

yeah i did notice the recurring joke of 'soylent' stuff. thanks - i got it now!  tongue
SonicPanther

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« Reply #70 on: 02-02-2007 21:29 »

 
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Originally posted by PazuzuJr:
and what is soylent(insert colour)???


IT'S PEEEEOOOOPPPPLLLLEEEE!!!

Sorry, couldn't resist.   big grin
Sedna

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« Reply #71 on: 02-03-2007 00:07 »

"The Captain's Handbook - Now with Pop-up Sextant"

...?  I saw that word as "section" for some reason.  *is dumb*   confused
Teral

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« Reply #72 on: 02-03-2007 06:47 »

Not sure if you're asking, but in case you are...

A sextant is maritime instrument used for navigation. The most common use is to measure the height of stars, the Moon or, most commonly, the Sun relevant to the horizon. If you have a sextant and a reliable clock a skilled navigator can determine his position pretty accurately.
Ralph Snart

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« Reply #73 on: 02-03-2007 10:02 »

Teral, with Loran and GPS, most people don't know what a sextant is.  My dad taught me the basics of how to use one over 30 years ago, but I was never that great with it.

Sextants have been around for centuries.  They've actually been around longer than accurate timepieces.

Once again, you show us that you are indeed a wealth of knowledge and you are willing to share it with the less well informed.

However "...with pop-up sextant" is a great pun.
Sedna

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« Reply #74 on: 02-03-2007 11:37 »

I have never heard of them.  Thanks!
Frobot

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« Reply #75 on: 02-08-2007 22:49 »

 
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Originally posted by rrr23:
I have always wondered if there is some reason why Presidents Nixon's Head always says:  "aaarrroooooOOO!!!" like a dog or wolf...

Not being American I am not really familiar with Nixon and his mannerisms.  Was he given to howling?  Was he secretly  a werewolf?  Is it just a funny and surreal thing that the writers thought would be cool: to make Nixon howl occassionally?

I don't quite get it...

well it has to do with how nixon acually talked he a weird way of talking sometimes and billy west just exagerates it but its funny whether you kno that or not
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #76 on: 02-09-2007 20:32 »

Well I "get" this joke in that it makes me laugh, but I'm trying to figure out the source.  Zapp has a horse named "Felicity" and it is a male. I thought it referenced Niedermeyer's horse in Animal House, but I can't find the name of that horse. Is there a specific reference for this or is it just a non-specific Branniganism?
Xanfor

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« Reply #77 on: 02-10-2007 07:13 »

 
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Originally posted by Sedna:
I have never heard of them.  Thanks!

Me fetcha elucidating photo!




Teral

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« Reply #78 on: 02-10-2007 07:50 »

 
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Originally posted by HipNoJoe:
Well I "get" this joke in that it makes me laugh, but I'm trying to figure out the source.  Zapp has a horse named "Felicity" and it is a male. I thought it referenced Niedermeyer's horse in Animal House, but I can't find the name of that horse. Is there a specific reference for this or is it just a non-specific Branniganism?

Might be a reference to the show "Felicity" which aired on the WB Network around the time the episode was produced.
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #79 on: 02-10-2007 19:59 »

OK, I'll buy that.

Here's another one. They use 3.5 inch diskettes and video cassette tapes.  I can't decide if they're trying to poke fun at sci-fi by using technology that's not cutting edge or if they were just not very imaginative with the technology.  It's obvious that the pneumatic tube mail system is meant to be ironic since it's been obsolete for decades, but this started airing in 1999 and the 3.5" diskette had not yet gone away then and dvr's and dvd burners were not prevalent.
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