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Drippy_taco

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« Reply #120 on: 02-14-2002 23:50 »

Here's my card:

Travis R. P.
Netfirms.com
Drippy_taco@yahoo.com

E-mail your pictures to me at Drippy_taco@yahoo.com and I'll get back to you with the address to your picture.
Zed 85

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« Reply #121 on: 02-15-2002 02:50 »

Thanks Drippy_taco  smile
danny-dude

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« Reply #122 on: 02-15-2002 06:27 »

Hi people

I understand that Marc isn't going to edit the offensive comments -- he's going to offer apologies for them. Considering some of the tossers who've posted (and not done our cause any good whatsoever) I'm not so sure if maybe Marc should consider editing some of them, after all?

On happier topics, 45737 signatures so far. This is incredible!

Danny
Mitsui

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« Reply #123 on: 02-15-2002 07:49 »

I know, its even more amazing seeing as it's only been up a couple of days (I think). Fox have gotta at least take some notice of that petition, cos there's so many sigs.
rach_the_tall

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« Reply #124 on: 02-15-2002 08:27 »

UUrgh, Imagine how long it will take marc to edit it... I can understand why he is sending apologies.
[-mArc-]

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« Reply #125 on: 02-15-2002 10:45 »

I'm not gonna edit 15,000 comments, sorry  tongue
Besides, the people at rough draft seem to take care of the printing job for now.

Today's mission:

call and if possible, write your local fox affiliate if you are american: http://www.fox.com/links/affiliates.htm
slimmyCGEF

Administrator
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« Reply #126 on: 02-15-2002 11:15 »

hehe, well the people at rough draft are jobless, they must do something to fill their time  smile hehe
LordKev

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« Reply #127 on: 02-15-2002 12:08 »

That was a lowblow..

  "I like this guy's lack of style" - The DonBot
slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #128 on: 02-15-2002 12:30 »

:P
iliketowankalot

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« Reply #129 on: 02-15-2002 14:13 »

There's no point in editing it, do ye really think that FOX is going to read everyones comment?
aslate

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« Reply #130 on: 02-15-2002 14:22 »

^ Just what i was thinking!
jasonlevine

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« Reply #131 on: 02-15-2002 14:48 »

 
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Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
Today's mission:

call and if possible, write your local fox affiliate if you are american: http://www.fox.com/links/affiliates.htm

Hey, the affiliate is right near me!  Less than 10 miles from my apartment.  And I'm off from work on Monday.  Maybe I'll stop by and see if I can't talk to someone there.  big grin I know calling trumps e-mail and a letter trumps a phone call, but does stopping by trump a letter?  (Assuming your visit doesn't involve incoherent rambling.) 
Mark

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« Reply #132 on: 02-15-2002 14:51 »

Deja Vu
The same thing happened to Family Guy and we did the same as you do.
I can tell you something, its a waste of time. Find another network Futurama can move to
Torquemada

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« Reply #133 on: 02-15-2002 15:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Jasonlevine:
Assuming your visit doesn't involve incoherent rambling

Or urinating in their favorite mug and forcing them ot drink it shortly after using their secretaries decapitated body to bash their door in because they would not see you.  eek
Yow, I think it's best I stick to writing letters.   hmpf
morris!

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« Reply #134 on: 02-15-2002 22:18 »

god some people are stupid, they post crap like this at the petition:
50583. dick 8=================D
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
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« Reply #135 on: 02-15-2002 22:26 »

Very cool sig, Zed 85. Gotta love the ol' kalashnikov.  big grin

 
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Originally posted by Mark:
Deja Vu
The same thing happened to Family Guy and we did the same as you do.
I can tell you something, its a waste of time. Find another network Futurama can move to

Problem is, FOX won't allow another network to pick up Futurama, as long as they still have unaired episodes lying around.

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #136 on: 02-16-2002 05:49 »

Well we now have 51,000 signatures which is great, I'm sure that FOX can't ignore that. I've noticed it's slowed down alot recently but hopefully we will still eventually hit 100,000.
danny-dude

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« Reply #137 on: 02-16-2002 06:22 »
« Last Edit on: 02-16-2002 06:22 by Nixorbo »

Hi all,

 
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Originally posted by : [-mArc-]
I'm not gonna edit 15,000 comments, sorry
Besides, the people at rough draft seem to take care of the printing job for now.

That's nice of them!

I'm not being complainer, you understand. It just bothers me a little that we're sending them a box of papers with things like "DIE ALL YOU DIRTY FUCKERS" printed on them. What are the odds that if they're going to read *any* of it, they'll read the most offensive bits? Sod's law. Still -- they've got to expect that people will be a little pissed. An apology and disclaimer should cut it.

Just a little thought... Wouldn't the fact that Rough Draft are not involved seem a little like "Ooops, please don't sack us!" and a little less like "The fans unite!"? If I were fox, I'd think to myself "Those bastards arranged the petition so they wouldn't get fired..." Or are we going to keep it under wraps that they were involved in the printup process?

Cheerio for now,
Danny

[-mArc-]

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« Reply #138 on: 02-16-2002 07:48 »

I might send it still end of next week, but its a major offer/cost. We'll see.

Anyway, this man appeared in my dreams and said he felt lonely without letters, so send him some  big grin

Code:
Mr. David Nevins
Executive Vice President, Programming
Fox Broadcasting Company
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Bldg. 100, Room 4510
Los Angeles, CA 90035 U.S.A
Mark

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« Reply #139 on: 02-16-2002 09:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
Well we now have 51,000 signatures which is great, I'm sure that FOX can't ignore that.

oh, yes they can.
Just watch them

Kev

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« Reply #140 on: 02-16-2002 19:29 »

53619 signatures as of this posting...  Any idea if anything is actually going to be done with these things?
danny-dude

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« Reply #141 on: 02-16-2002 21:17 »

Hi all,

Nixorbo edited my post apparently but I can't for the life of me see what's different.

Okay, I give up -- what did you change?

:-)

Nixorbo

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« Reply #142 on: 02-16-2002 21:42 »

In mArc's quote, you left in "*text-to-quote*"

That's one of things I look out for to help said person not look like an idiot  smile
VelourFog

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« Reply #143 on: 02-16-2002 22:15 »

whelp you really screwed up this time Danny
now we all know the truth
 wink
Nixorbo

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« Reply #144 on: 02-16-2002 23:56 »

Basically if I've edited your post and you don't see anything changed to what you've written, that probably means I fixed some code.
Werner Peeters
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« Reply #145 on: 02-17-2002 06:29 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2002 06:29 by Nixorbo »

I know this is a long shot, but I'm not going to die after having fought. Here's the letter that I'm going to write to the FOX representatives, being a non-US resident, to ask them to reconsider their decision. Of course, everybody is free to copy/paste portions of this text (or the text entirely) to use in similar letters to Fox.
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     Probably you receive desperate letters like this by dozens every day, in which viewers ask you not to cancel their favorite show. I would really appreciate it however if you could spare a few minutes of your time to read this one. I have never written to the production company of a TV series
before in my entire life, and certainly not for a programme made in the US, while I'm living in Europe myself. The point of you getting a letter from a viewer from Belgium must seem strange to you, but as you might know, many of your programmes are bought by e.g. European local networks and broadcast here, although mostly with a year or more delay.

     I am writing you after the distressing message that your network, 20th Century Fox, is planning to put the cartoon show "Futurama" on hiatus. I am being told that there were problems with the timeslot in which Futurama is broadcast in the USA, which makes that the show has to be
pre-empted for sports manifestations etc. more often than would be good for the ratings for any show. With the broadcast season half-way and only a handful of episodes of the fourth season shown, your network has decided not to commission a 5th series yet.

     While I can understand the commercial motivation to this decision, I must ask you to carefully reconsider your decision. Putting the show on hiatus for a year or more would mean its effective early demise, since the original crew working on the show, who are the sole reason that the show is of such a high quality, will probably leave because your decision will make them de facto unemployed.

     While I understand that for every show, there comes a time to "end things in beauty", a decision your network recently had to take too concerning the end of your popular SF-series "The X-Files", we, the vast league of die-hard fans of the show, feel that "Futurama"'s popularity is still growing by the minute, and that the show has not reached its full potential yet, and even then it's one of the most refreshing programmes currently on TV. Its ratings would boost if you only could give it a decent time slot and broadcast it on a more regular basis as is the case now.

     Living in Europe, I can only assert that the reason that your network's name is known even though you don't own a TV station here and only sell individual shows to your European partners, is because of the major popularity of three of your most important programmes, being "The X-Files", "The Simpsons" and "Futurama". One simple fact to prove this assertion are the massive sale figures of the DVD sets of all three shows. Even though DVD's are in Europe lost more expensive than in the US, which is certainly true for box sets, we, the fans, are happy to pay with a big smile on our faces the necessary price to own these gems in our collections. To give you an idea: the Futurama DVD boxset reached #3 in the UK sales charts only one week after its release, even though it was not available everywhere yet. Also, the critical acclaims in the various DVD magazines have been almost unanimously praising, which means that you have the rights to a rare piece of true quality, becoming scarcer every day, in your control. You may be underestimating its huge amount of "true followers", who rarely miss an episode, try to catch all the re-runs and even try and persuade friends and relatives in a very extreme way to watch the show because it's so excellent.

     While we can understand and respect Chris Carter's decision to end his popular sci-fi series after nine seasons, we think that Futurama on the other hand, given the possibilities, has the potential to even outgrow the massive hype that currently exists about "The Simpsons". You should
consider yourselves quite lucky that you have contracted Mr. Matt Groening, whom generations to come will look back upon as one of the most innovative and refreshing comedy writers of this era.

     Cancelling "Futurama" at this moment would turn out to be the biggest commercial mistakes of your life. There are various examples of TV shows that are now considered culturally important as well as commercially interesting, which were initially slagged off by a TV production network. It is tough to reconsider or alter a decision once it has been made, but it would show both your courage and wisdom if you would admit your mistake and revoke the cancellation of "Futurama".

     I expect that, by now, you will have got hundreds of letters with a similar message as this one. I also see that various Internet fanclubs are still left in shock after the announcement of cancellation of "Futurama". As I stated in the opening of my letter, I've never found a programme on
TV which was worth writing to the network for; I hope this illustrates the point of how important the show is for us, loyal fans, and I sincerely hope that this small addition to the bandwith of protest, however small and insignificant, will ultimately help you understand the distress of us, "Futurama" lovers. If however, you would not find it possible to achieve the continuation of the series, I beg you to at least sell the rights of "Futurama" to another network - since you won't be needing them anymore anyway - and to permit Mr. Matt Groening and his funny creations to provide us with many more hours of top class entertainment.


     Sincerly yours,
Teral

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« Reply #146 on: 02-17-2002 09:26 »

Excellent letter, Peeters. Calm, polite, yet passionate. Very good job.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #147 on: 02-17-2002 12:31 »

Fixed the line breaks
Dr_Dave

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« Reply #148 on: 02-17-2002 15:20 »

Petition signed ... check
Letter sent to three Fox executives ... check
email sent to Fox ... check

I have seen my duty, and I dood it!  smile
Werner Peeters
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« Reply #149 on: 02-17-2002 19:09 »

Thanks, Teral. As you might know, English it not my native language but I think I struggle on pretty well. Anyway, those letters are going in the mail first thing tomorrow Monday morning.
Chump

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« Reply #150 on: 02-17-2002 21:33 »

MY GOD! FOX HAS HIT A NEW LOW!
Next week: The Glutton Bowl, where challengers from around the world compete to eat the most food such as tounges, mayo, and eggs.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #151 on: 02-17-2002 21:45 »

I saw that.  I cried.  Not only do I think it's just plain stupid programming, it's also disgusting and appalling that it's being done for national television when people are starving.

Fox is the spawn of Satan.
jasonlevine

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« Reply #152 on: 02-17-2002 21:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
MY GOD! FOX HAS HIT A NEW LOW!
Next week: The Glutton Bowl, where challengers from around the world compete to eat the most food such as tounges, mayo, and eggs.

And an even worse travesty:  Nibbler and Zoidberg weren't allowed to sign up.  (The one thing that would have made it watchable.  big grin )
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #153 on: 02-17-2002 21:50 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2002 21:50 »

[Zoidberg]Mmmmmm!  Spoiled mayo!  Unborn chicken embryos!  A RED AND WHITE PLASTIC TABLECOTH![/Zoidberg]
Teral

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« Reply #154 on: 02-18-2002 10:56 »

FOX really have some weird ideas about quality programming. They trat good shows, like Futurama, as if it was something they'd be embarrased to step in on the sidewalk. At the same time they broadcast one stupid "reality" show after another, and now this! An eating contest! That has to be the stupidest concept yet, both for tv programs and for competition. Seriously, who wants to see a bunch of fat guys eat mayo and tongues.  puke

And let's not forget the coming flagship of FOX shows: Firefly, whose main character is described as a "hulky independent adventurer who doesn't back away from a good fight and has a face that doesn't lie."  laff
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #155 on: 02-18-2002 11:07 »

That's not a real show is it?

Please say it isn't...
Teral

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« Reply #156 on: 02-18-2002 11:24 »

Sadly, yes it is: ah hahaha (fox=sux)
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #157 on: 02-18-2002 11:30 »

  puke
VelourFog

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« Reply #158 on: 02-18-2002 11:36 »

thanks teral  smile
Chump

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« Reply #159 on: 02-21-2002 20:27 »
« Last Edit on: 02-21-2002 20:27 »

I made this little thing if you want to use it. Its one of those flyier things that you can tack up around the neighbourhood with the little things that you rip off. Hopefully you can download it from HERE.
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