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Xanfor

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« Reply #80 on: 02-11-2007 07:18 »
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How 'bout the Planet Express ship using tractor-fed punches?...




These bottom posting blues...
Are melting away...
I'm gonna make a brand new start of it,
at the top of the page!
If can,
post it there,
I can post it,
anywhere!
It's up to you, Top of the Page, Top of the Page!


PazuzuJr

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« Reply #81 on: 02-11-2007 10:25 »

Isn't all that stuff because MG wanted at least one element of past technology in everything in the future like the bus breaks when the ship stops...
Xanfor

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« Reply #82 on: 02-12-2007 07:02 »

I dunno. I trust you. And come to think of it, my printer probably wouldn't have paper jams as much if it was tractor-fed.

But I wouldn't be able to post on PEEL with a punch-card eater, so...

wink )

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« Reply #83 on: 02-13-2007 18:24 »

wow some of you dont get a few jokes
and Quimbly I'm not sure that the was a non-sequiter I mean it technically makes sense in the uncommon sense.
As for the scary door it's a parody of the Twilight Zone an old 1980's show.
Xanfor

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« Reply #84 on: 02-14-2007 06:40 »

I liked the 1960's version better.

Electerik

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« Reply #85 on: 02-14-2007 12:44 »

^ What?! Quit making stuff up, Xanfor, and accept our stupidness!
JoshTheater

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« Reply #86 on: 02-14-2007 17:50 »

Stupidity, not stupidness, my dear friend Electerik.
Although I guess I can forgive you for your idiotness on it.  wink
Electerik

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« Reply #87 on: 02-14-2007 18:21 »

^ Why, that's mighty toleratingful of you, Mr. Theater.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #88 on: 02-14-2007 21:28 »

Shut your hawkinghole!
Teral

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« Reply #89 on: 02-15-2007 16:41 »

 
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Originally posted by HipNoJoe:
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.

Now this is just speculation, but it might also be a comment on the tendency for outdated standards and technologies to remain in modern computers, simply because it's too much of a hassle to do anything about them in a timely matter. Take the Y2k issue: back in the 70s it was a huge save in memory to only use 2 digits for years. Later the point became moot as the price on memory dropped, but by then it was too much work to rectify it and it didn't offer any benefits (that is until Y2k popped up) and so it remained. The 640k barrier is another example.

Though it's probably a joke about Benders entire brain fitting on a 3.5'' floppy.

 
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Originally posted by Quimbly:
 The short answer: it's a non-sequitur. 

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


Actually it's a presupposition failure.
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« Reply #90 on: 02-15-2007 16:44 »

 
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Originally posted by JoshTheater:
Stupidity,

It was accualy me and Xanfor who made "stupidity" to this day, and how come since the return of him the sacred word has embraced us once more?
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« Reply #91 on: 02-15-2007 18:53 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 Actually it's a presupposition failure.

OMGWTFBBQ! I was going to post that but figured that nobody on Offtopic would have a clue what I was talking about.

For the 347th time, Teral, I salute you!

Xanfor

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« Reply #92 on: 02-18-2007 06:57 »

I'm allergic to stupidness. Just like a holocrew.

Anyways, shinyass and I own the copyright on the word 'Stupidity'. We're gonna aboelish it. With no word for 'Stupidity', there won't be any stupidity!

At least we can hope.

(And I can't believe tnuk ignored an opportunity to bash me. Well, let's see if he picks up on my mispelling of 'abolish'...)


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« Reply #93 on: 02-18-2007 10:16 »

Nobody can take that away...

Since the day i was stuck with stupidity, i fell down the stairs 105 times, broke my leg 14 times, spelt "irak" incorrectly 10 times which includes just now, fell over my own feet 56 times and used bad lanuage 587 times to my own mother
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« Reply #94 on: 02-18-2007 16:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Xanfor:
(And I can't believe tnuk ignored an opportunity to bash me. Well, let's see if he picks up on my mispelling of 'abolish'...)

Xanny, I don't look for opportunities to bash you. In fact, I quite missed you during your absence. Your charming pseudointelligence is something that has captivated me by stealth, and I find that I now look forward to seeing your posts for the potential dichotomies that lie therein. Waiting to be discovered and thus to amuse me.

 tongue

So has anybody else recently wondered why Farnsworth designed the first modern robots yet Santa Claus was manufactured to modern-looking specs about eight hundred years before his birth?
Sine Wave

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« Reply #95 on: 02-18-2007 18:09 »

My guess would be that Santa runs on a different fueling and programming system, that is inherently prone to catastrophic over-achievement. The Professor made safe robot use possible with his alchohol-fueled under-achievers.
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« Reply #96 on: 02-23-2007 20:55 »

Well Bender is the poster boy for under-achievers for sure and some of his peers are none too productive, but not most it seems. That is a good question about Santabot, though; probably one of the many continuity slips in the series that the writers and producers don't seem to give a damn about.

Now here's a joke I don't get or maybe all too well... In Cyberhouse, when Bender trots out the black girl (afro-earthican) and makes the claim about "no vampire in there" are the over-cautious reactions of Leela and Adlai to the vampire comment or to her race? If it has to do with vampires I simply don't get it.  If it is racial, I get it, but it still does not make much sense to me. Sure, the pendulum may swing in the other direction some day, but are we not headed towards a beige planet? I guess it is a poke at an up-tight racial attitude, but that seems kind of flimsy given the setting and Leela's unorthodox background.
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« Reply #97 on: 02-23-2007 21:04 »

I think the vampire thing was that maybe she was a vampire, otherwise why would Bender try to deny it off-hand? I didn't take their reaction as racist, just more play on the joke of Leela's hipocrytical actions during the scene.
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« Reply #98 on: 02-24-2007 11:25 »

I agree :|
HookerBot 5000

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« Reply #99 on: 02-24-2007 11:28 »

Maybe they just have vampires in the future, but nobody really wants one of them as a kid.
keel89

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« Reply #100 on: 02-24-2007 11:30 »
« Last Edit on: 02-24-2007 11:30 »

True, hmmmmmm............
Frobot

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« Reply #101 on: 02-24-2007 18:36 »

mabey it is just one of the only continuing kid i mean there are only 2 or three girls in the talking orphan bunch so mabey she was choosen because the only other girl has an ear on her head, or mabey bender was denying that the girl had vampire in her so hi could jus get rid of a kid
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« Reply #102 on: 02-24-2007 18:46 »

The joke isn't so much about vampires and whatnot, it's the fact Bender is acting like a used car-salesman when trying to sell the kids. He might as well have said "how about this Pontiac then? 100% American produced, no Asian parts in there."

The vampire line is a simple non sequitur.
Frobot

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« Reply #103 on: 02-24-2007 20:09 »

yea that i true god i got the joke when i first saw it but its something about people overthinking things that jus clouds your own thought thanx
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #104 on: 02-24-2007 22:35 »

Ah, excellent. The idea that it was a racist reaction was somewhat discomforting. I don't want to see Leela tarnished that way.

Here's yet another puzzler for Joe. In Future Stock, the hologram that announces the start of the PE sale makes an overt Jor-El, superman's dad's hologram reference. Is the holgraphic appearance of the professor's head in the Leela/Amy wrestling scene in Jurassic Bark another Jor-El hologram reference or something else? I've seen that scene enough times now that I'm actually starting to notice things in it besides Leela and Amy in spandex
JoshTheater

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« Reply #105 on: 02-25-2007 00:21 »
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Leela and Amy are in spandex in that scene?!?!

Oh wait, of course they are. I just watched that episode with my mom (*JoshTheater levels up to "momma's-boy nerd status"*). She commented that she liked their wrestling outfits.   wink

Anyway, having just seen the episode again, I took it just as a joke that the animators like making the Professor's head really big (like in the third segment of AOI2), or that it's not a joke at all...just a simple hologram of only his head. But perhaps you're right.

Anyway, get this:
Instead of crying at the end of the episode, she LAUGHED, then said "He waited for him for the 12 whole years? That's so sad!" then laughed again. (She was being serious though, not sarcastic.)
Still, very odd. And mean. I almost cried again. Stupid b****. Hehe, just kidding of course..."I love my mommy."
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #106 on: 03-07-2007 22:37 »

Thanks Josh.  I think all the other folks who appreciate the girls of Futurama for the eye candy they are are too fixated on them in that scene to notice the big professor head.  I also wondered if it was just for the comic effect of the giant professor head too.

Now here's one for the people familiar with the US Pacific Northwest. In Iron Chef, Bender seems to equate Eugene, Oregon with a hobo jungle. Is that just a random city thrown in there like a non-sequiter or is Eugene actually kind of like a dump in some people's estimation?  They didn't hesitate to dump on New Jersey in I, Roomate, so maybe it is a slam specifically against Eugene, OR.
Sine Wave

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« Reply #107 on: 03-08-2007 19:38 »

Taken from wikipedia:

"Eugene has been the recipient of sly digs on two of Matt Groening's television shows. On The Simpsons episode "Margical History Tour", explorers Lewis and Clark christen the rainiest spot they find Eugene, Oregon. On the Futurama episode "The 30% Iron Chef", Bender the robot confuses his memory of Eugene with "Bum Base Alpha (The biggest hobo jungle in the quadrant)".

In addition to having been directly mentioned in Groening's work, Eugene is widely suspected by its citizens to be the basis for the fictional town of Shelbyville featured on several episodes of The Simpsons. Eugene's neighboring city is called Springfield, and is often looked down upon by residents of Eugene. Groening is a native of Portland, Oregon, and his comic strip, "Life in Hell", is featured in the local newspaper Eugene Weekly."
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #108 on: 03-08-2007 22:41 »

That sums it up well; good find there.
On a related non-Futurama note, I did a quick check and found that different Simpsons episodes have placed Sprinfield in Missouri, Kentucky and "North Takoma", but with Groening coming from Portland I can see where he could draw inspiration from other cities in OR.
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« Reply #109 on: 03-24-2007 09:27 »
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Sorry for the bump, but I used the search feature and I couldnt find this.

In Bender Should Not be allowed on TV, when Bender and the child robots are getting ready to audition, one robo-mum opens her childs chest cavity, and says:
WHat have I told you? No, Hanging, Wires!

I dont get it. Could someone please explain?
Sine Wave

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« Reply #110 on: 03-24-2007 09:45 »

I always took it as a general dig at the oft-overbearing parents of child stars.
Teral

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« Reply #111 on: 03-24-2007 10:47 »
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It's a reference to the movie "Mommy Dearest" where Faye Dunaway plays film legend and adoptive psychotic Joan Crawford. In a scene where Joan's daughter, Christina is being chastised because the bathroom isn't "clean enough", Joan notices that some of Christina's dresses are hung with wire hangers (apparently they damage clothing). So, Joan yells "What did I tell you? No wire hangers!" and simultaneously beats Christina. It's the way Ms. Dunaway says the line though, it's creepy and completely off her rocker crazy.

HookerBot 5000

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« Reply #112 on: 03-24-2007 11:00 »

Ahh I see, thanks Teral. I'll have a look out for that film, I take it it isnt that recent then.
PazuzuJr

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« Reply #113 on: 03-24-2007 11:58 »

I never got the hanging wire bit either.
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« Reply #114 on: 03-24-2007 11:59 »

I didn't get the hanging wires thing until I read about the episode on Wikipedia.
HipNoJoe
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« Reply #115 on: 03-24-2007 15:43 »

Neat!

Call me as dumb as Amy, but In Spanish Fry I don't get the following:

Fry: "In the woods. I was walking ... for Bigfoot, looking ... and then aliens beamed me up."

Amy: "Were they little grey dudes with big oval heads?"

[Fry taps where his nose would be.]

Amy: "I don't get that gesture. Am I wrong?"
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« Reply #116 on: 03-24-2007 16:20 »

I thought it was when you're keeping something secret, you tap your nose. But Amy doesnt get it, because he doesnt have a nose.

i think. *dont hit*
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« Reply #117 on: 03-24-2007 16:36 »
« Last Edit on: 03-24-2007 16:36 »

i thought people tapped their noses sometimes when they're considering something.
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« Reply #118 on: 03-24-2007 16:55 »

I think it means "right on the nose" as in "you are correct" or "bingo"
I've seen this gesture used in said context many times before
Teral

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« Reply #119 on: 03-24-2007 21:03 »

Yep, that's it. The joke is that at this point in the episode Fry doesn't have a nose, so naturally Amy with her limited (don't hurt me Kryten!) common sense is a bit confused.
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