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rjr

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« on: 04-21-2005 14:09 »

Was reading this article today where Al Gore gave a presentation on Global Warming and then had a discussion about news...blah, blah, blah...

Anyway, at the end of the article, the author describes a short cartoon Al Gore showed to the audience....This guy has no idea where it came from....
 http://cnn.netscape.cnn.com/ns/news/story.jsp?id=2005042103060002225148&dt=20050421030600&w=RTR&coview=
Nixorbo

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« Reply #1 on: 04-21-2005 14:25 »
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a yellow-haired girl who looked a lot like Lisa Simpson.



I don't see it.
rjr

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« Reply #2 on: 04-21-2005 15:03 »

I guess they both have eyes....lol!  Would have been nice if Futurama was mentioned...
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #3 on: 04-21-2005 15:16 »

I can see it ... the nose is similarish, and they both have the Matt Groening overbite, and ping-pong ball eyes ...

I wonder if that "reference" to Futurama was intended to be only understood by fans of the show?
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #4 on: 04-21-2005 15:42 »

<~~~"Peace out, y'all!"

This is one of the reason I admire Al Gore; when he's not trying to get elected, he's actually a pretty entertaining guy.
Out of curiosity, did Kristen Gore write Crimes of the Hot?

And yeah, the reporter didn't get it.  Philistine.
Teral

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« Reply #5 on: 04-21-2005 16:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
Out of curiosity, did Kristen Gore write Crimes of the Hot?

No, Aaron Ehasz did.

Nice plug there mr Gore.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #6 on: 04-21-2005 17:46 »

That was a Futurama reference. Look in the article. It says something about a "block of ice". Where's that from? Futurama! And that pic of the girl that Nix had? Futurama! It's the same educational video shown in Crimes of the Hot. I didn't see it, but it sounds pretty much like it.
Procyon

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« Reply #7 on: 04-21-2005 20:12 »
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Oringinally posted by i_c_weiner
That was a Futurama reference. Look in the article. It says something about a "block of ice". Where's that from? Futurama! And that pic of the girl that Nix had? Futurama! It's the same educational video shown in Crimes of the Hot. I didn't see it, but it sounds pretty much like it.

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Al Gore was featured in that epsiode, or course he'd want to show it. Plus its just damn funny. Godd job Mr. Gore, I'm sorry you lost to a redneck. (I wonder if Bush likes Futurama?)
David A

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« Reply #8 on: 04-22-2005 13:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
I don't see it.

She's a little girl drawn Groening style.  I think that for most people that qualifies as "a lot like Lisa Simpson."
Fryday

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« Reply #9 on: 04-22-2005 18:27 »

I believe this is mentioned in the audio commentary from the DVD, it may be another occasion but it's definitely this section of this episode.
Slackit02

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« Reply #10 on: 04-22-2005 22:32 »

No - its not, Im pretty sure

This article is dated April 05, and talks about recent issues.  The commentary was made well before the DVD came out.  So it cant be on it specific to this event
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #11 on: 04-22-2005 22:37 »

I wonder if Al Gore's on PEEL...
Jicannon

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« Reply #12 on: 04-22-2005 22:47 »

Everyone's on PEEL.
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #13 on: 04-23-2005 03:54 »

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Hello.
smision

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« Reply #14 on: 04-23-2005 12:04 »

Holy crap!! *squints* ...it is you, Al.  I didn't recognise you with that eyepatch on.
Frytechnician

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« Reply #15 on: 04-23-2005 13:34 »

word to the Gore
Andy1234

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« Reply #16 on: 04-23-2005 13:44 »

welcome to peel frytechnician, enjoy your stay at nerd-world!
Jicannon

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« Reply #17 on: 04-23-2005 16:28 »

*sigh* I'm sorry, but I've about had it with that greeting. *goes to rant thread*
T-Veronica

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« Reply #18 on: 04-25-2005 16:53 »

Why not try geek-world? Heheh. *dodges flying cabbage* Now, to business.
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WHY COULDN'T THAT REPORTER HAVE JUST SAID "Futurama"?! Then, on some internet search, or some kid's global warming report, we could have had that much more recognition. We need all we can get, dammit! But, hey. Actually, a school report with Futurama clips would be awesome. I need to try that next semester...
(And to head someone off, I am aware that there have been some Futurama-themed school reports before. So you don't have to feel the need to post up links to a bunch of other threads. I know where they are already.) ^_^
And I suppose it'd be too much to ask for if Gore were to go out of his way for our show, regardless of how much he liked it. And also, I forgot, how is Kristen Gore related to him again?

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

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« Reply #19 on: 04-25-2005 19:49 »

Because the reporter evidently didn't know the name of the show. He's probably never heard of Futurama before. If he did he would have called it by name, like he did with The Simpsons.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #20 on: 04-25-2005 20:19 »
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Yeah, you're probably right. But you'd think that a reporter would've looked into that, if he was going to mention it in his article. I mean, for goodness sake.   no no

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

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« Reply #21 on: 04-26-2005 00:27 »

 
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Originally posted by T-Veronica:
Why not try geek-world?

Because most peelers don't bite the heads off of live chickens in a carnival sideshow.

 
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And also, I forgot, how is Kristen Gore related to him again?

The same way that you're related to your dad.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #22 on: 04-26-2005 00:32 »

Hey, I used Bender in my Spanish project. It was titled "Mi Persona Favorita."
RS 2thou

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« Reply #23 on: 04-26-2005 08:16 »

Cool how Al used Futurama referance
that bit about globel warming from Futurama describes it in a simple way
T-Veronica

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« Reply #24 on: 04-26-2005 16:09 »
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Originally posted by David A:
 The same way that you're related to your dad.
Really? I didn't know she was his daughter. I thought they were more distantly related than that. Cool.   smile

 
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Because most peelers don't bite the heads off of live chickens in a carnival sideshow.
Um, I don't really get it. Is that a play on words? Sorry, I'm retarded when it comes to puns. Guess it's 'cause I'm so gullible. ^_^;;

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

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« Reply #25 on: 04-26-2005 16:39 »

A geek is a circus performer who eats gross things, commonly chicken heads off of live chickens.
Quimbly

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« Reply #26 on: 04-26-2005 16:46 »

So, why is it that when an ex-presidential candidate airs copyrighted material without proper reference or recognition, to a national audience, it just slides, but when the rest of us violate copyright, we get the entire weight of the MPAA / record labels ramming us poor end users into the ground?
David A

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« Reply #27 on: 04-26-2005 16:47 »

 
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Originally posted by T-Veronica:
Um, I don't really get it. Is that a play on words? Sorry, I'm retarded when it comes to puns. Guess it's 'cause I'm so gullible. ^_^;;

That's what a geek is: the guy who bites the heads off of live chickens in a carnival sideshow.  It's only in relatively recent years that it's become a synonym for nerd.
T-Veronica

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« Reply #28 on: 04-27-2005 16:42 »
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Really? I had never heard that before. Cool...I guess. (But I'm now much more likely to use "nerd" to describe myself than "geek".) In response to Quimbly's quibble (heheh) I think the MPAA only interferes if you're charging people money to view whatever it is. But I'm certainly no expert on the subject.

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

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« Reply #29 on: 04-28-2005 15:07 »

I'm sure that Algore got permission/paid royalties for using the clip.  It's not necessary to give proper reference or recognition.
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