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foxvomit

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« Reply #80 on: 03-19-2002 15:08 »

Groening seems like a dope fiend to me.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #81 on: 03-19-2002 16:43 »

Nuh-uh, dude, you want the "Mary Jane Addiction & Groening" thread. It should be there right next to the "Is Matt Groening A Glue-Sniffer?" and "Huffing on The Simpsons" threads.
payndz

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« Reply #82 on: 03-19-2002 16:50 »

Ah, sweet, sweet booze. I have a glass of wine next to my keyboard right now... just hope I don't spillllllll&$^()E)(HIU

(Plus I just ran a competition in my magazine that actually *is* a drinking contest... with full approval of the company that's giving away a grand's-worth of home cinema kit! Sup it up, guys!)

But being vagely on-topic... hasn't Barney actually sobered up now? Maybe enough of the Simpsons writers are in 12-step programmes to have them address the subject of alcoholism in some small way.

As for me, I'm not an alcoholic. Alcoholics go to meetings  wink
Kryten

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« Reply #83 on: 03-19-2002 20:32 »

Well, he was drunk in Sunday's episode... but he was playing Dionysus, Greek God of Wine, so he's excused.
Chump

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« Reply #84 on: 03-19-2002 20:50 »

Ah Dionysus, the life of the party. He was also god of wild behaviour, and had many affairs.

Greek mythology is pretty sick when you look at it. People marrying their sisters and mothers and fathers and such. And that Aphrodite really gets around...  wink
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« Reply #85 on: 03-19-2002 21:37 »

Frued whould be proud of that question.
But I don't know of any open Q&A time for Matt G. in which to ask.
But why is drinking such an obvious topic in both series and smoking pot just implied?
Bender is the typical "frat boy" who never grew up.
And Homer (sometime after the first season) changed. He wasn't always drunk and stupid. There was always a leason that brought the family closer together. But now he's just drunk and stupid.
I think you may be slightly right.
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« Reply #86 on: 03-19-2002 22:11 »
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I think Dabljuh has issues. Probably s/he or someone close to him/her had their life destroyed by alcoholism.

 
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Originally posted by Dschomburg:
But why is drinking such an obvious topic in both series and smoking pot just implied?
Maybe because it is a family show and daddy is legally alowed to drink but anyone smoking a little ganja IS EVIL AND SHOULD DIE, errrm, (the governments policies are effecting my mind). Dope is illegal so vague references are the only way to slip hash jokes past the Fox censors.
Canabis is being declasified to a class C drug in the UK (non-arrestable for possession), horray, about time someone took notice of the beneficial sides.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #87 on: 03-20-2002 00:34 »

(WARNING: Big Gassy Lecture)

That's the risk you take watching "mature" or "dark" humor.

A poster I respect a lot more than some of you Earthling meatbags (kidding! well, maybe) had big issues with the "funeral" in A Pharoah To Remember, issues which might be perfectly justified by a personal experience, but which others might not relate to.

When I was younger (and far more mentally ill than I am today) I rushed out to see every slasher film that Hollywood crapped out of its feculent anus. Eventually, I stopped--not just because the endless variations and sequels were getting stupider by the millisecond, but because I was no longer finding horrific depictions of the violent, painful deaths of teenagers to be entertaining (for SOME reason). Nowadays, I can't even watch most TV crime dramas because the real stuff I read in the paper makes my stomach turn.

It's unfortunate that in our in-your-face, up-your-@$$, media-rich society, people run into "painful reminders" every time they look around...but it can't be helped without everyone getting all bunged-up and repressed.

You know, like certain members of the Priesthood.
Chump

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« Reply #88 on: 03-20-2002 15:35 »

^ As a Catholic, I find that offencive!
Close this thread! Close it I say!
SpacemanSpiff

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« Reply #89 on: 03-20-2002 16:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
^ As a Catholic, I find that offencive!
Close this thread! Close it I say!

being even more catholic, i say: let's keep it open and see who's gonna go straight to hell...  wink

hail seitan

Chump

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« Reply #90 on: 03-20-2002 19:57 »

Btw, I like that quote in your sig SS. The secret to being rich is harnessing the stupidity of the commonner for personal gain.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #91 on: 03-20-2002 20:50 »
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Originally posted by Chump:
^ As a Catholic, I find that offencive!
Close this thread! Close it I say!

As an English major I find that offensive!


J/K   wink
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« Reply #92 on: 03-21-2002 18:33 »

I don't know if someone may have posted this already, but Groening once said he didn't think Bender should really be a bad role model, because technically, he isn't human. He is a bad influence on the robot children...
"Oh won't somebody please think of the robot children!!!"
Paso

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« Reply #93 on: 03-21-2002 21:10 »

 
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Originally posted by alpha39:
Oh and one more thing...

For some strange reason I love this quote...  wink

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"Even the
newsmonster is acting
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skullhappy

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« Reply #94 on: 03-22-2002 13:31 »
« Last Edit on: 03-22-2002 13:31 »

wow.
I think Groening is making fun of drunks, and how society thinks its okay to drink alcohol in front of children. many many times we are shown what a terrible parent Homer is.
and Bender is, as many have typed before me, a robot.

PS I hate alcohol. I love weed, and prefer it to alcohol any day. But personal choice is important in a free society. Adults should be able to handle references to both, even if it may confuse tiny brains by being in cartoon form.
(if Sarge is reading this, time to put yer dukes up...again...if you remember...)  roll eyes
Just Chris

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« Reply #95 on: 03-22-2002 13:46 »

I'd skip the weed and tough it out with stupid reality. That's my preference.
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« Reply #96 on: 03-22-2002 13:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Simm Nixxon:
I don't know if someone may have posted this already, but Groening once said he didn't think Bender should really be a bad role model, because technically, he isn't human. He is a bad influence on the robot children...
"Oh won't somebody please think of the robot children!!!"

Bender's only four years old - he is one of the robot children. 

Futurama and the Simpsons are not actually written as children's shows - they are for more "mature" minds.  If the writers / Matt want to glorify booze, so what - the show is for adults who austensibly can understand and respond accordingly.

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« Reply #97 on: 03-22-2002 18:53 »

welcome to PEEL foxvomit!
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« Reply #98 on: 03-22-2002 18:54 »

um, not to be late or anything...but welcome to PEEL Dabljuh! you too Dan Da Man!  big grin
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« Reply #99 on: 03-23-2002 11:34 »

Now you're just being ridiculous, ff
skullhappy

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« Reply #100 on: 03-24-2002 15:09 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
I'd skip the weed and tough it out with stupid reality. That's my preference.

reality bites. I say create your own reality.  big grin
Gumbercules

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« Reply #101 on: 03-28-2002 03:04 »

In many years of reading Groening's comic strip I've never gotten the impression that he suffers from alcoholism nor that there was any in his family.  He even did a public service announcement in his strip:

DON'T DRINK AND DRILL!

Compare this with the work of his close friend, Lynda Barry, and you'll see what I mean.
Kryten

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« Reply #102 on: 03-31-2002 00:20 »

Also, unlike Lynda Barry, Groening is funny.
dschomburg

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« Reply #103 on: 04-01-2002 02:35 »

What did Lynda Barry do? - I've not heard of her.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #104 on: 04-01-2002 03:07 »

Lynda Barry

Check out the other comics at Salon.com! Some don't suck!

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Archie2K

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« Reply #105 on: 04-03-2002 17:25 »

I just wanna say, as a former alcoholic myself, the jokes about alcohol abuse etc. are not at all insulting to me what so ever. and anyway scenes of alcoholic behaviour are everywhere and numerous things can bring up bad memories, and usually its relations' close-minded rants about how terrible the world is today and how can people abuse themselves like that. My guess is that Groening couldnt have been alcoholic because of the fact THAT he makes jokes about it.
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« Reply #106 on: 04-06-2002 01:42 »

welcome to PEEL Archie2K!  smile
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