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HermesPipe

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« on: 06-16-2011 20:33 »

I miss the cold opening's from S1 and S2

Anyone else?

There were always good for a quick cheap laugh.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #1 on: 06-16-2011 20:51 »

There were always good for a quick cheap laugh.

They were, or they're. Not "There were".

And yes, the cold openings were always good.
HermesPipe

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« Reply #2 on: 06-16-2011 20:54 »

Why even bother posting that to correct my grammar???

I know it was wrong, I'm not publishing an essay, I'm posting on a tv cartoon thread
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« Reply #3 on: 06-16-2011 21:03 »

I don't miss them because they still do them.

The Beast with a Billion Backs and Into the Wild Green Yonder had them, albeit non-comedic ones.

Then Rebirth, That Darn Katz! and whichever episode started with Morbo yelling "Doom!" from season 6 had them.
HermesPipe

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« Reply #4 on: 06-16-2011 21:05 »

I know their still around, but S1 had them frequently...

Every second or third ep had em
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« Reply #5 on: 06-16-2011 21:11 »

Why even bother posting that to correct my grammar???

I know it was wrong, I'm not publishing an essay, I'm posting on a tv cartoon thread

edeltraut doesnít post here much these days...

I know their still around

Uh oh...


Anyway I like the cold openings, Iím glad theyíve done a few more recently. I also liked the adverts at the beginning of select certain eps as well, just for the crack of them. I forget the reason they went off the cold openings for a while, there was a reason, but I can't be bothered to look...

Oh, and welcome to Peel! smile...
HermesPipe

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« Reply #6 on: 06-16-2011 21:14 »

Otis...thank you

I've posted probably 5 times so far and everyone on here is either to uptight bout grammar

Or just straight up dbags
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« Reply #7 on: 06-16-2011 21:18 »

Why even bother posting that to correct my grammar???
Because we like to hold ourselves to standards here.

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I know it was wrong, I'm not publishing an essay, I'm posting on a tv cartoon thread

If you knew it was wrong, why do it? That just speaks of grotesque character flaws. no no

I know their still around,

Now you're just making yourself look stupid.

They're. A contraction of they are. Lrn2English. Please. It'll make your time here less unpleasant for both of us.

I also liked the adverts at the beginning of select certain eps as well, just for the crack of them.
Cash Bone is my favourite so far. big grin

I've posted probably 5 times so far and everyone on here is either to uptight bout grammar

It's too uptight... and we're not. It's just that as I've said, we like to hold ourselves to standards, and at least give the impression that we're intelligent and high-class individuals. I've been trying to be helpful. If you'd rather I was simply rude and pointed out your mistakes without offering corrections, I can do that. I can even throw in profanity and threats of violence at no extra charge.
HermesPipe

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« Reply #8 on: 06-16-2011 21:21 »

Wow your on a roll nerduk

Your being a dbag on multiple threads

Do you get something special for that?

Or just self pride?
Aki

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« Reply #9 on: 06-16-2011 21:27 »

Wow your on a roll nerduk

Your being a dbag on multiple threads

Do you get something special for that?

Or just self pride?

Tnuk isn't a dbag, he is a Tnuk. And in this occasion, as with some others, he is correct. We generally try to have good grammar and language in general, it's not that difficult to just have it be readable. Minor faults and such aren't commented on, but when someone is frequently writing annoyingly inaccurate, people start to point it out. You're a newbie so I suppose you get quite a few extra chances, but I urge you to start behaving more nicely to the rest of the community.
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« Reply #10 on: 06-16-2011 21:30 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2011 13:44 by totalnerduk »

Wow your on a roll nerduk

Your being a dbag on multiple threads

You're, being a contraction of "you" and "are" should be substituted for your in both of those statements. I'd've said sentences, but neither of them end with a full stop.


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Do you get something special for that?

Or just self pride?
Whilst I take no pride in pointing out your failings, I have to say that I've got high hopes I might get something special out of it. Your improvement and education as a human being, and maybe even a slight elevation of your apparent intelligence. That'd be something special. Unfortunately, I do believe that it might be entirely too special to actually occur.

Wow your on a roll nerduk

Your being a dbag on multiple threads

Do you get something special for that?

Or just self pride?
And in this occasion, as with some others, he is correct.

It's on this occasion. Oh, and "as with all others". tongue wink
Aki

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« Reply #11 on: 06-16-2011 21:35 »

Wow your on a roll nerduk

Your being a dbag on multiple threads

Do you get something special for that?

Or just self pride?
And in this occasion, as with some others, he is correct.

It's on this occasion. Oh, and "as with all others". tongue wink

Ah, and see, my response is "oh, thanks, I didn't notice that, then again English is my second language so I'm glad to be corrected." :P

And I still don't agree with the other part of your comment, but I respect your opinion.

I guess.
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« Reply #12 on: 06-16-2011 21:47 »

Oh so TNUK can correct grammar but I can't?

Fucking PEEL, how does it work?
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« Reply #13 on: 06-16-2011 21:51 »

It just doesn't work at all Danny

welcome HermesPipe dont worry I also got a cold welcome when I first arrived here wink
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« Reply #14 on: 06-16-2011 21:54 »

welcome HermesPipe dont worry I also got a cold welcome when I first arrived here wink


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Aki

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« Reply #15 on: 06-16-2011 21:56 »

Cold welcomes have a purpose. If someone misbehaves they should be told off, and if they stay they have the chance of embiggening themselves, mentally, physically, and, dare I say, grammatically.
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« Reply #16 on: 06-16-2011 22:00 »

welcome HermesPipe dont worry I also got a cold welcome when I first arrived here wink


...

what? you're starting to scare me now! :S

Cold welcomes have a purpose. If someone misbehaves they should be told off, and if they stay they have the chance of embiggening themselves, mentally, physically, and, dare I say, grammatically.

one question could change some things... what is your first language HermesPipe?
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« Reply #17 on: 06-16-2011 22:03 »

one question could change some things... what is your first language HermesPipe?

The problem isn't that he misspells and has poor grammar. It's that he admittedly knows it to be wrong and doesn't care.

I know it was wrong, I'm not publishing an essay, I'm posting on a tv cartoon thread
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« Reply #18 on: 06-16-2011 22:06 »

one question could change some things... what is your first language HermesPipe?

The problem isn't that he misspells and has poor grammar. It's that he admittedly knows it to be wrong and doesn't care.

I know it was wrong, I'm not publishing an essay, I'm posting on a tv cartoon thread

well....
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« Reply #19 on: 06-16-2011 22:11 »

HermesPipe, PEEL is comprised of some of the most intelligent people you will ever meet. Typos happen - tnuk pointed out a funny one of mine in offtopic a short while ago (I blame this phone, and the fact that I was sitting in a CHP office...wait why would that have to do with me confusing night shift and night shirt? Anyway...)

I disagree with what you said about newbies Aki, that they get extra chances. On the contrary, they are under surveillance the most. I make mistakes/typos quite a bit, sometimes I edit them, other times I don't if I'm especially lazy and feel that people can still get the point of what I am saying. N00bs are especially watched closely by us...one mistake can throw your rep down the shitter, eh DannyJC13 (I'm kidding, I have no idea what mistake you made for people to be on you as of recently, I think you are a pretty decent poster! smile)?

Anyways what was my point? Oh yeah, don't get defensive when someone points out your clear abhorrence for proper grammar, and just learn to improve yourself with experience. You'll get there.

I do miss the cold openings. Among my favorites was Bender's Robot Wash and the opening to A Fishful of Dollars? The one where Fry can't sleep because of the squeaking noises in the adjacent apartment because the robots are playing cards.

"Give it a rest you two!" laff
Aki

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« Reply #20 on: 06-16-2011 22:15 »

Cold openings are nice to have, but seeing as the opening cartoon is already shortened so severely I don't think they have the time to put another 30 seconds into an episode that often... I think cold openings are excellent to have when an episode comes out short, but I have a feeling that doesn't happen all too often with Futurama episodes.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #21 on: 06-16-2011 22:17 »

eh DannyJC13 (I'm kidding, I have no idea what mistake you made for people to be on you as of recently, I think you are a pretty decent poster! smile)?

Thank you Randi, apparently I post thousands of 'pointless' posts, such as 'Second' or 'Agreed', yet when others post things like this, for example Aki, it's okay. smile
Aki

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« Reply #22 on: 06-16-2011 22:22 »

Thank you Randi, apparently I post thousands of 'pointless' posts, such as 'Second' or 'Agreed', yet when others post things like this, for example Aki, it's okay. smile

No. Now let's get back on topic.

I kind of miss cold openings that have to do with the storyline, you know, like the ItWGY one. They're exciting. We don't get to see them too often. frown
DannyJC13

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« Reply #23 on: 06-16-2011 22:31 »

Thank you Randi, apparently I post thousands of 'pointless' posts, such as 'Second' or 'Agreed', yet when others post things like this, for example Aki, it's okay. smile

No.

Yes.
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #24 on: 06-16-2011 23:04 »

Cold openings are nice to have, but seeing as the opening cartoon is already shortened so severely I don't think they have the time to put another 30 seconds into an episode that often... I think cold openings are excellent to have when an episode comes out short, but I have a feeling that doesn't happen all too often with Futurama episodes.

Totally agree with you there. I'd rather have an episode that's packed to the rafters with awesome than one that's two minutes short and therefore has a cold opening stuffed down its' shorts to compensate.

By the way, your English is excellent. I'd correct people more often, but it's only when I spot a string of egregious fails that I become angry enough. Anyways, you're good enough that I would struggle to find things to pick you up on.

Thank you Randi, apparently I post thousands of 'pointless' posts, such as 'Second' or 'Agreed', yet when others post things like this, for example Aki, it's okay. smile

No.

Yes.

It's this kind of thing that people get annoyed with, Danny. This, and complaining about people getting annoyed with it. Really, you're OK. But this sort of "quote somebody and add one word to contradict them for the sake of a joke" post is dragging down the average of your quality. You're becoming a quantity poster when you do things like that. Quality posts may include such things, but generally make an effort to also add something to the topic under discussion. Furthermore, quality posters do occasionally "shitpost" in the words of the illustrious SpacemanSpiff, but don't gripe when called out on it.
Oh so TNUK can correct grammar but I can't?

Fucking PEEL, how does it work?

Finally, I'll answer this for you. I type correctly. I spell correctly. I usually adhere to the topic, and will generally have both coherent and cromulent reasons for saying something that are readily apparant. I don't often post "QFT" or "Second" or "Yes" or "^This". I've a high average when it comes to posts that make sense and have a clear purpose. Therefore when I take the time to point out a manner in which somebody can clarify what they're saying, it's considered acceptable. Also, it's preferable to me simply abusing them, which is something that I've tended to do even whilst in the middle of making relevant observations on the topic at hand. As I am sure you are somewhat aware.

You're relatively new (at least, as a regular and an off-topic denizen), you're often perceived as spammier than an unwashed slaughterhouse bonesaw thanks to posts such as the one above, and you've yet to establish yourself as a voice of reason or sagicity. Be more sagacious, and try to follow the example of those who you think are more respected, and you'll join their ranks in no time.

By the way, I'm neither well respected or well liked around here a lot of the time, so don't try to follow my example. It's just that I don't need people's approval in order to feel good about myself, so I don't bother trying.

I do try to communicate properly though. I mean, if somebody is unable to feel the searing heat of my disdain via my words, then I'm not using them effectively, and that's something I do care about.
Aki

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« Reply #25 on: 06-16-2011 23:11 »

To not sound mean, Danny: I like you, you're a nice guy and all (from what I gather from PEEL), but you have to understand that some of your posts are unnecessary. Unnecessary posts are by definition not to be posted. Thus, if you post unnecessary stuff, people will correct you. Same goes for everyone, but when someone does it just once in a while (like me or tnuk or whoever), people don't care as much - it's a one time thing and everyone makes mistakes. When someone does it repeatedly, however, people get mad.

By the way, your English is excellent. I'd correct people more often, but it's only when I spot a string of egregious fails that I become angry enough. Anyways, you're good enough that I would struggle to find things to pick you up on.

Thank you. smile
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« Reply #26 on: 06-16-2011 23:11 »

You are lucky, totalnerduk, you don't have to deal with dyslexia.
* Svip shakes fist.
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« Reply #27 on: 06-16-2011 23:16 »

You are lucky, totalnerduk, you don't have to deal with dyslexia.
* Svip shakes fits.

Fixed. tongue

See, this was an un-necessary post. I'll get away with it though, due to my high average.
Aki

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« Reply #28 on: 06-16-2011 23:19 »

You are lucky, totalnerduk, you don't have to deal with dyslexia.
* Svip shakes fits.

Haha. I love how I read that as "shakes pussies", the Swedish word for "pussy" being "fitta" and "fits" being the Englified plural. ^^

Unnecessary-man is so out of here.
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« Reply #29 on: 06-17-2011 00:48 »


I do miss the cold openings. Among my favorites was Bender's Robot Wash and the opening to A Fishful of Dollars? The one where Fry can't sleep because of the squeaking noises in the adjacent apartment because the robots are playing cards.

"Give it a rest you two!" laff

"Among my favorites were Bender's Robot Wash and the opening to A Fishful of Dollars?"  big grin



And I agree with the opening to A Fishful of Dollars being the best. Haha just seeing the robots bouncing up and down all happy playing cards in the middle of the night gives me a laugh every time.
Aki

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« Reply #30 on: 06-17-2011 00:51 »

I love the cold opening to That Darn Katz! (CALL CASH BONES!). I saw it for what I'm sure is the twentieth time yesterday, it still had me laugh out loud. So fast paced and hilarious.
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« Reply #31 on: 06-17-2011 06:16 »


I type correctly. I spell correctly.

maybe even a slight elevation of your apparant intelligence
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« Reply #32 on: 06-17-2011 07:25 »

Hit the deck!
Aki

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« Reply #33 on: 06-17-2011 12:34 »


I type correctly. I spell correctly.

maybe even a slight elevation of your apparant intelligence

Maybe you should have read the entire post before acting like a jerk.

I've a high average when it comes to posts that make sense and have a clear purpose. Therefore when I take the time to point out a manner in which somebody can clarify what they're saying, it's considered acceptable.
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« Reply #34 on: 06-17-2011 12:56 »


I type correctly. I spell correctly.

maybe even a slight elevation of your apparant intelligence

So that's what, like your 16th post since 2006? Ok...
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« Reply #35 on: 06-17-2011 13:47 »

Oops. Fixed. Y'know, I really miss the spellchecking function PEEL used to have. It caught these little mistakes and typos before I posted. Granted, I used it as rarely as anybody else did, but when making posts like that it was invaluable for not looking like a complete spastic. laff

I guess it's back to typing them out in MSWord first for a while. roll eyes
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« Reply #36 on: 06-17-2011 13:49 »

Oops. Fixed. Y'know, I really miss the spellchecking function PEEL used to have. It caught these little mistakes and typos before I posted. Granted, I used it as rarely as anybody else did, but when making posts like that it was invaluable for not looking like a complete spastic. laff

I guess it's back to typing them out in MSWord first for a while. roll eyes

There are functions for spell checking in most common browsers. I have one on in Fx 4.
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« Reply #37 on: 06-17-2011 14:02 »

Pft. Browswer functions. I can never be bothered hunting for them. I did just spend a moment looking for one in Firefox, but then realised I could go make some lunch instead. So that's what I'm going to do.
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« Reply #38 on: 06-17-2011 14:23 »

Yes, opening MS Word is much easier.  Oy vey.
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« Reply #39 on: 06-17-2011 19:12 »
« Last Edit on: 06-17-2011 19:13 »

I totally understand that some of my posts are unnecessary, and I'm sorry, but I've seen Aki post 'Second' quite a few times now, and no one has said anything. Not blaming you Aki, just saying. hmpf

And thanks for giving me a lecture without getting pissed and swearing for once, TNUK. wink
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