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Teral

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« Reply #120 on: 04-21-2003 15:49 »

No, that would ruin the great touch about that scene. December 31st 2999 will actually fall on a Tuesday.

So you go now, aslate.
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« Reply #121 on: 04-21-2003 15:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
No, that would ruin the great touch about that scene. December 31st 2999 will actually fall on a Tuesday.

So you go now, aslate.

But if they added Blurnsday at the right time it could co-encide?

Pah! Erm...
How long will it take Nix to get some smokes?
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« Reply #122 on: 04-21-2003 15:56 »

2 hours?
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« Reply #123 on: 04-21-2003 15:59 »

Yep!
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« Reply #124 on: 04-21-2003 16:52 »
« Last Edit on: 04-21-2003 16:52 by Nixorbo »

DID YOU ANSWER THE LAST QUESTION?  I DON'T THINK SO
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« Reply #125 on: 04-22-2003 12:02 »
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CZ, there's a 24-hour limit in between a confirmed correct answer, and the posting of the next question.  If a given answer is confirmed as correct, the answerer has 24 hours to post a new question, else they forfeit their turn and it's fair game for anyone to post the next one.  You did not post a new question in 24 hours, thus a new question was posted.  It is currently Hawk's turn, and he has 4 hours to post a question before losing his turn.  This rule instituted several months ago as an effort to keep the game moving and to keep the game fair.

Also, let's think this through.  95% of the people posting here were born in the late 80's.  Of the people that would actually have been around in the 70's, 95% of them never lived in the US.  Do you really think anyone would have any idea of what you're talking about?  Outside knowledge is fine (see my last question posted - one would have to know about baseball), but you have to be reasonable.  You have to think, "Is there a good chance that anybody would have the means to know what I'm asking?"  Looking at the statistics I just made up on an educated guess, I'd have to say no.

Wow, that's my longest post in a while.
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« Reply #126 on: 04-22-2003 14:20 »

I'm sorry.  I had absolutely no idea that these were the rules.  Thanks for explaining it to me.  I thought it was just sort of a freestyle thing.  After all, this is what we read in the post that began this thread:

Originally posted by bartman:
"the rules are simple! a person asks a qeustion,the one who gets the anser right posts the next qeustion."

Simple enough that when its full elaboration is posted we read, "Wow, that's my longest post in a while."    hmpf

On the other hand, I must disagree with you about the cultural-generational gap.  I posted all sorts of stuff about books and films made long before I was born, in languages I don't speak.  You don't have to be present when history is made to know something about it.  I look at people's profiles and find they have surprising hobbies that are atypical for their ages and nationalities.  PEELers are an exotic bunch.  Conversely, I live right next to Shea Stadium and I've never played or seen a baseball game in my life.  That's atypical for someone my age and nationality.  I am fond of Shogi, which is Japanese Chess, not at all what one might expect given the cursory details known about me. 

Also, if your census is accurate, then we may have another explanation as to why Futurama was cancelled -- it's missing a large part of its target audience.  Much of the humor was aimed specifically at Americans in their late twenties to early thirties. 

It's too bad the subject didn't generate more interest.  I thought a lot of people would find the answer kind of cool.  As it turns out, I'm taking off for another couple of days starting tonight so I won't be able to deal with any of this until at least Thursday night, my time.  If anyone is still interested, we can pick it up then. 

Oh, shit.  I just noticed you axed my posts.  I'm not sure why that part was necessary.  I don't have a copy of the text anywhere.       
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« Reply #127 on: 04-22-2003 15:30 »
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Originally posted by Chanukah Zombie:
Also, if your census is accurate, then we may have another explanation as to why Futurama was cancelled -- it's missing a large part of its target audience.  Much of the humor was aimed specifically at Americans in their late twenties to early thirties. 

That is the exact target audience if i'm correct. Those are the people with a disposable income that are willing to spend money on products. I think the target age group is 18-30.
EDIT: Most PEELers are between 14 and 26 years old, more of them are above 18 in that category too.

Anyway, rules are simple:
Question
Correct answerer gets to post new question
After 24 hours, the first question is the one to be answered.
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« Reply #128 on: 04-22-2003 15:36 »
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Also, let's think this through.  95% of the people posting here were born in the late 80's. 

Is that true? I'm in a minority then (early 80s).

That would put Futurama's target (ugh) *demographic* in the minority as well, as CZ pointed out.

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« Reply #129 on: 04-23-2003 05:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Chanukah Zombie:
Oh, shit.  I just noticed you axed my posts.  I'm not sure why that part was necessary.  I don't have a copy of the text anywhere.       

Told you.

So where is the new question anyway?
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« Reply #130 on: 04-23-2003 11:42 »

hmm... Times up I think so here's a new one:

What did Bender do to be known as "honest Bender"?
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« Reply #131 on: 04-23-2003 11:45 »

Err... sell children? (when he ran his own "orphanareum" to collect the government money - don't remember what the episodes is called right now)
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« Reply #132 on: 04-23-2003 11:46 »

nop.
You mean "The Cyberhouse rules".
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« Reply #133 on: 04-23-2003 12:37 »

He returned a guy's artificial heart.

Beside ass, what's the second explosive word?
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« Reply #134 on: 04-23-2003 13:18 »

Antiquing (spelling??)
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« Reply #135 on: 04-23-2003 13:36 »

Yep, proceed with caution.
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« Reply #136 on: 04-23-2003 13:42 »

Which job did the guy have, who's arm Bender is carrying in one episode??
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« Reply #137 on: 04-23-2003 13:57 »

Prime Minister of Norway
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« Reply #138 on: 04-23-2003 14:00 »

jep....
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« Reply #139 on: 04-23-2003 15:26 »
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Who are Fry's science fiction heroes and what do they have in common?
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« Reply #140 on: 04-23-2003 15:29 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2003 15:29 »

Uhura, Janeway, Xena ... and none of them are real, because they are TV characters.
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« Reply #141 on: 04-23-2003 15:32 »

Janeway, Xena, Uhura.  Uuh, they're all women?
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« Reply #142 on: 04-23-2003 15:36 »

Gocad gets one point, but loses one point for stating the too obvious. Teral gets two points for both right answers.
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« Reply #143 on: 04-23-2003 15:42 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2003 15:42 »

Unless my elementary school knowledge is outdated 2 is better than 0. In fact it's two better than 0. Therefore:

What's the name of the Snooty House boat?
Gocad

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« Reply #144 on: 04-23-2003 15:54 »

*drops a zero on the ground and pushes Teral in it*

S.S. Snoot
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« Reply #145 on: 04-23-2003 15:57 »

S.S. Snooty
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« Reply #146 on: 04-23-2003 15:58 »

Almost there, you just need to snoot it up a bit.
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« Reply #147 on: 04-23-2003 16:03 »
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[nerd voice] I believe it's the S.S. Von Snoot. [/nerd voice]

And that was going to be my question, Teral, you bitch.   laff

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« Reply #148 on: 04-23-2003 21:23 »

Ooh, I should know this. I think it's corn bellys and canned whoopass. If that's wrong, Ignore this next question: Why did Leonard Nimoy not join his fellow cast members when they fled from Earth?
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« Reply #149 on: 04-23-2003 22:28 »
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Because he just got a new apartment, and he can't walk away from a committment like that.

Okay, here's a dificult one that requires some actual thinking. It's really, really, tough...and probably only for Americans.

When the PE crew is playing the Signoids at blernsball, which Planet Expresser is playing which position? (Yes, it is possible to figure this out.)

Hint -- Dwight plays 3rd base.
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« Reply #150 on: 04-24-2003 02:42 »
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Scruffy - Ump
Bender - Catcher
Leela - Pitcher
Dwight - 3rd
Fry - 1st
Amy - 2nd
Hermes - CF
Cubert - SS
LaBarbara - LF
Zoidberg - RF
Professor - Bleachers
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« Reply #151 on: 04-24-2003 14:56 »

So close....two need to be switched.
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« Reply #152 on: 04-24-2003 15:15 »

Exactly how would you Americans work it out?

This is the worst kind of discrimination, the kind which affects me  wink.
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« Reply #153 on: 04-24-2003 15:21 »
« Last Edit on: 04-24-2003 15:21 »

I wanted to say that!   tongue

Also, how do you know that Blernsball uses the same positions like Baseball?


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« Reply #154 on: 04-24-2003 15:48 »
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Zoidberg looks like centerfield, which by default will make Hermes the rightfielder.

 
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Exactly how would you Americans work it out?


By watching "A Leela Of Her Own". You can see most of the positions played in the episode. Pitcher, catcher and basemen are easy.

Cubert stand between 2nd and 3rd base, making him short stop. Look straight from catcher to pitcher, and you'll see Zoidberg behind Leela, means he is centerfield. Labarbara come from Bender's left, when Leela is replaced, that leaves one position for Hermes: right field.
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« Reply #155 on: 04-24-2003 15:57 »

Ah, I see. But I thought that watching the eps to get the result was cheating?

Of course, knowing Teral, he'll have the entire of ALOHO memorised  wink.
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« Reply #156 on: 04-24-2003 16:28 »

 
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Of course, knowing Teral, he'll have the entire of ALOHO memorised   wink.

It's one of the best episodes of season 4 (despite what the CGEF rating say). Almost memorized, but not quite. Watching Leela bean down the Cygnoids almost made me crack a rib (yes, I like slapstick now and then, I'm that shallow), plus it had Leela in the NNY Mets uniform.  love
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« Reply #157 on: 04-24-2003 17:23 »

And the only one that's in doubt is Dwight, who is either at 3rd Base or Left Field. His position and LaBarbra's are in doubt, but, from where he came in to the pitcher's mound, he's on 3rd and LaBarbra's playing LF.

So, yes, Teral's right.
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« Reply #158 on: 04-24-2003 17:44 »

Nix did most of the work, so he can have the turn.
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« Reply #159 on: 04-24-2003 19:21 »

 
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Also, how do you know that Blernsball uses the same positions like Baseball?

Actually, we can be pretty sure they don't, considering the reference to "5th Blernsman William Wu."  Oh well.

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