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Frymeister

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« Reply #160 on: 10-05-2003 22:31 »
« Last Edit on: 10-05-2003 22:31 »

Today I was at a restaurant and one of the things on the menu was Jamaican Jerk Chicken, I laughed because it reminded me of Hermes.

TOTPD!!!!!!!!!go me, go me.....
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ratm9200

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« Reply #161 on: 10-05-2003 22:42 »

there is a street near me called leela ln, and in the neighborhood its in , all the streets are peoples names( thomas dr, kate ln) an i think its funny because i didnt think leela was a real name
Venus

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« Reply #162 on: 10-05-2003 22:49 »

 
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Originally posted by ratm9200:
an i think its funny because i didnt think leela was a real name

Sure it is.
From my 1980's baby name book:

Leila (arabic)
"Dark as night"
variations:
Layla, Leela, Leelah, Leilah, Lela, Lelah, Leland, Lelia, Leyla

So concludes this issue of "nuggets of Wisdom by Venus" Thank you and goodnight!
Molly

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« Reply #163 on: 10-06-2003 02:39 »

Venus: Oh wow, cool! I never thought to look up the meaning of any characters' names... very appropriate.
moonbus69

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« Reply #164 on: 10-06-2003 02:52 »

My TV reminds me to watch at least one episode (like One-A-Day vitamins) of Futurama every day, to keep my sanity in check.  big grin
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #165 on: 10-06-2003 07:12 »

There's a Chinese restaurant near where I live called "Furama". The pronunciation is just like "Futurama" without the "tu" as well.
MrBurns

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« Reply #166 on: 10-06-2003 08:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Frymeister:
TOTPD

What does that stand for?  confused
feanix

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« Reply #167 on: 10-06-2003 08:18 »

It's top of the page someting it seems like a big thing here as everyone does it in every forum
SQFreak

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« Reply #168 on: 10-06-2003 08:19 »

Top Of The Page Dance.

Read the PEELers' FAQ. http://www.thefryhole.alltoons.co.uk/peelfaq.php
MrBurns

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« Reply #169 on: 10-06-2003 21:17 »

I thought it was the name of an episode...
JoseB

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« Reply #170 on: 10-07-2003 10:14 »
« Last Edit on: 10-07-2003 10:14 »

Hallo there! A new poster here, writing from the Netherlands.

"Futurama" is my favourite animation series... And there is something that really reminds me of it: A monumental piece of music written by Olivier Messiaen (and one of my favourite musical works). Its name? "The Turangalīla Symphony", written between 1946 and 1948, and premiered on December 12th 1949.

Well, it appears that this symphony is the source for the name of our beloved cyclops, so of course it will remind me of "Futurama"  tongue But there is more. Reading the liner notes of my CD, written by the late Olivier Messiaen himself, we see the following:

   
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Olivier Messiaen:
"Turangalīla" (pronounced Toor - ahn - gu - lee - lah, with the last two syllables accented and lengthened) is a word in Sanskrit. As with all words from ancient oriental languages, its meaning is very rich. "Līla" literally means play -but play in the sense of the divine action upon the cosmos, the play of creation, of destruction, of reconstruction, the play of life and death. "Līla" is also Love. "Turanga": This is time that runs, like a galloping horse; this is time that flows, like sand in an hourglass. "Turanga" is movement and rhythm. "Turangalīla" therefore means all at once love song, hymn to joy, time, movement, rhythm, life and death.

The Turangalīla Symphony is a love song. It is a hymn to joy. Not the calmly euphoric joy of some good man of the 17th century, but joy as it may be conceived by someone who has glimpsed it only in the midst of sadness.

To all the "shippers" out there, it might be interesting to check the names of the 10 movements of this symphony (which is over an hour long):

1. Introduction.
2. Love song 1.
3. Turangalīla 1.
4. Love song 2.
5. Joy of the stars' blood.
6. Garden of Love's sleep.
7. Turangalīla 2.
8. Development of Love.
9. Turangalīla 3.
10. Finale.

So, it could be said that the series ended around movement 8 or thereabouts    tongue

Sorry if my very first post in this forum is boring or non-interesting... I just thought about sharing something about a not too well known composition and its relationship to our beloved series     smile

All the best,

JoseB
Venus

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« Reply #171 on: 10-07-2003 10:59 »

That's cool JoseB, i've never gotten to listen to the Turangalila symphonies but i've wanted too for a while.
Telly

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« Reply #172 on: 10-07-2003 11:18 »

Last week me and some friends wantet to rent a car.But we havent orderet it, so we tried our luck and asked directly there... The guy at the rental station went to the back checked something and returned with the words "good news everyone" ...funny :-)
MrBurns

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« Reply #173 on: 10-07-2003 12:15 »

Awww that's great!  big grin Was his boss some kind of malfunctioning robot?  big grin
JoseB

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« Reply #174 on: 10-07-2003 12:48 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
That's cool JoseB, i've never gotten to listen to the Turangalila symphonies but i've wanted too for a while.

Oh, well, it should not be too hard to find it in any minimally good CD store, or (alternatively) in any minimally well-stocked library where you can also take out CDs. I think you can get it from amazon.com as well.

The version of the "Turangalīla symphony" I have was recorded in 1991, and was published by Deutsche Grammophon. Conductor Myung-Whun Chung, solists Yvonne Loriod (piano) and Jeanne Loriod (ondes Martenot), with the Orchestra of the Bastille Opera.

And, to apologise for the temporary hijacking of this thread, I will go back on topic and say that at work we have a janitor guy who I am convinced must be some kind of ancestor of Scruffy  tongue  Not only he looks a lot like him, he is also equally lazy   big grin  The first time I met him I almost did a double-take! XD XD

JoseB

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Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #175 on: 10-07-2003 15:36 »

It certainly seems like a description of Leela, the staff and creators of this show are true geniouses. (sp?)
MrBurns

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« Reply #176 on: 10-07-2003 17:04 »

I'd never have thought they would put so much effort into a character's name.  eek
I guess only 0,00001% of all viewers know that one about Leela.
Frymeister

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« Reply #177 on: 10-08-2003 21:09 »
« Last Edit on: 10-19-2003 00:00 »

Today, I was playing my football game, and the other team reminded me of the mutants Farnsworth made in "Time keeps on Slipping".  The only thing was that they won and one of their players didn't get blasted by a cannon coming out of their player's chest.  It was scary.
Prof_Funkstein

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« Reply #178 on: 10-09-2003 05:56 »

 
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Originally posted by JoseB:
Hallo there! A new poster here, writing from the Netherlands.

"Futurama" is my favourite animation series... And there is something that really reminds me of it: A monumental piece of music written by Olivier Messiaen (and one of my favourite musical works). Its name? "The Turangalīla Symphony", written between 1946 and 1948, and premiered on December 12th 1949.

Well, it appears that this symphony is the source for the name of our beloved cyclops, so of course it will remind me of "Futurama"   tongue But there is more. Reading the liner notes of my CD, written by the late Olivier Messiaen himself, we see the following:

   To all the "shippers" out there, it might be interesting to check the names of the 10 movements of this symphony (which is over an hour long):

1. Introduction.
2. Love song 1.
3. Turangalīla 1.
4. Love song 2.
5. Joy of the stars' blood.
6. Garden of Love's sleep.
7. Turangalīla 2.
8. Development of Love.
9. Turangalīla 3.
10. Finale.

So, it could be said that the series ended around movement 8 or thereabouts     tongue

Sorry if my very first post in this forum is boring or non-interesting... I just thought about sharing something about a not too well known composition and its relationship to our beloved series      smile

All the best,

JoseB

JoseB -- thanks for sharing this (and it is VERY interesting, especially as I read that Matt Groening is a big-time music collector).

I'm a music lover too and will give this work a listen.  wink

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moonbus69

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« Reply #179 on: 10-09-2003 07:14 »
« Last Edit on: 10-09-2003 07:14 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama_Hil:
It certainly seems like a description of Leela, the staff and creators of this show are true geniouses. (sp?)

^^Second that emotion!^^   flirt


In So. Calif. we have a chain of electronics stores called Fry's. Whenever I drive by one I think the logo should read "Philip J. Fry's".  big grin



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Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #180 on: 10-17-2003 17:40 »

Saw the incredible video for LP's "Points of Authority (which sadly, the video's version sounds much worse than the one on the album) and the guys in the band only had heads. I laughed, since it reminds me of heads in jars. (btw, if you haven't seen this video, try to, it's amazing.)
starone

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« Reply #181 on: 10-17-2003 17:48 »

When ever I see a picture a Richard Nixion I always think "big cyborg maniac"
catindisguise

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« Reply #182 on: 10-17-2003 17:52 »

Everything reminds me of futurama, and I try and link it into every conversation, to such an extent that my friends have nearly resorted to killing me, which brings up another very good point, does anyone know who to defend themselves against some people who are very mad and annoyed??
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #183 on: 10-17-2003 19:54 »

*Sniff, Sniff*

Every little thing seems to remind me of Futurama.



 cry

Sorry if this joke has been done already.
catindisguise

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« Reply #184 on: 10-18-2003 20:22 »
« Last Edit on: 10-18-2003 20:22 »

I don't get it. I think my eyes are warped from being at the cvomputer for 12 hours.....   frown

EDIT: it is my brain that is warped. I get it now after 5 minutes of staring at the screen going huh? Yay!
Molly

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« Reply #185 on: 10-19-2003 12:06 »

 
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Originally posted by starone:
When ever I see a picture a Richard Nixion I always think "big cyborg maniac"

Who doesn't think that when seeing him?
Rover

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« Reply #186 on: 10-19-2003 14:34 »

I think Pitt is getting it from RTEW. I could be wrong, though.
Frymeister

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« Reply #187 on: 10-19-2003 14:45 »

That's what I was thinking of too.
Pitt Clemens

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« Reply #188 on: 10-19-2003 15:11 »

Rover wins a cookie.  If you think I'm supplying it tho, you're DEAD wrong.

Anyway, my old lego-ship collection I have set up in my den, they're all space ships, so they really make me rememeber Futurama
Rover

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« Reply #189 on: 10-19-2003 17:45 »

What?!?  You're not giving me a cookie? You bastard! Only joking, only joking  big grin. There's this one song in Animal Crossing that always reminds me of Futurama. I think it's because I got that song on the day of the last episode.  cry
AJ_23

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« Reply #190 on: 10-19-2003 18:01 »

My town theme in Animal Crossing reminded me of Futurama. Largely because I changed it to the first part of the Opening theme - but that's not the point, erm, I think...

(Although now it just reminds me of the months of neglect and torment I've subjected on my poor polygonal inhabitants...)
Robiben

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« Reply #191 on: 10-19-2003 19:33 »

The thing that reminds me most about futurama is the PEEL nightclub in melbourne. Thats right. I can actually go to the "real" PEEL.   big grin

Note: thanks to alexvilagosh for reminding me that there was a PEEL nighclub. Now all i need is a pic.
Tropic of Fry

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« Reply #192 on: 10-20-2003 13:51 »
« Last Edit on: 10-20-2003 13:51 »

I get razzed for constantly making references to Futurama with my friends, many of whom never watch the show.
But who needs friends? Am I right?

Anyway, what reminds me of Futurama chiefly is the vast array of awful things of TV, most of which are so awful that i am nearly moved to tears after being subjected to them. But Futurama shines like a beacon, a last vestige of greatness in a sea of refuse.

"Please go away!" Ignatius screamed. "You're shattering my religious ecstacy!"
Nixorbo

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« Reply #193 on: 10-20-2003 13:58 »

I was reminded of Futurama when I read the cast list for Jak 2 (great game, incidently), and saw that Phil LaMarr and Dave Herman provided a bunch of voices.
boingo2000

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« Reply #194 on: 10-20-2003 14:01 »

Theres a TS where I work named Therese ("Ter-ess" ).  Someone was calling her name down the hall the other day and I thought they said Tress, which reminded me of Tress McNeil, which remind me of Futurama.

[Little Kid From Space Pilot 3000]That story stunk, loser![/LKFSP3K]

catindisguise

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« Reply #195 on: 10-20-2003 15:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Tropic of Fry:
I get razzed for constantly making references to Futurama with my friends, many of whom never watch the show.
But who needs friends? Am I right?

Anyway, what reminds me of Futurama chiefly is the vast array of awful things of TV, most of which are so awful that i am nearly moved to tears after being subjected to them. But Futurama shines like a beacon, a last vestige of greatness in a sea of refuse.


*slaps knee*
Oh yeah, hes right....
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #196 on: 11-08-2003 00:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
I was reminded of Futurama when I read the cast list for Jak 2 (great game, incidently), and saw that Phil LaMarr and Dave Herman provided a bunch of voices.

A similar thing with two games for me; most recently KOTOR, which had Maurice LaMarche among others; and in Full Throttle, which I replayed recently, one of the biker chicks is voiced by Tress MacNeille and the voice is identical to her voice for Mom.  smile
moonbus69

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« Reply #197 on: 11-08-2003 07:12 »
« Last Edit on: 11-08-2003 07:12 »

I visited a relative and they gave me a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer -- made me think of Bender wanting to buy Pabst Blue Robot beer (forget name of episode).

Which brought a  laff to my heart...
Rover

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« Reply #198 on: 11-08-2003 21:21 »

This week, some of the words on our spelling list in L.A. are "requisition," "jerked," "futuristic," and "freezer." No joke. I was laughing so hard when our teacher gave us the list. Then she made me read it to the class, to try and figure out what was so funny.
canned eggs

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« Reply #199 on: 11-09-2003 01:36 »

 
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Originally posted by moonbus69:
I visited a relative and they gave me a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer -- made me think of Bender wanting to buy Pabst Blue Robot beer (forget name of episode).

Which brought a   laff to my heart...

I bought a twelve pack of PBR the other day.  I wanted to complain about the metal shavings making my throat all bloody, but there was no one around who looked like they were going to say "Waaah! Baby wants a Zima!"

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