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Crumpet

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« on: 06-04-2003 06:52 »

Watching 'Cryogenic girl/woman' (forgot the name but you know what i mean) the other day and i was wondering. having never been to LA (poor British student bum) is the place really as bad as they make out in the episode. also does anyone take offense at this. other jokes which i was wondering about are the constant pulling down of New Jersey, and lets not forget Atlanta.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #1 on: 06-04-2003 12:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Crumpet:
(poor British student bum)

This comment offends me!
Gocad

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« Reply #2 on: 06-04-2003 12:14 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 This comment offends me!

Relax, most students are bums, regardless where they live...
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #3 on: 06-04-2003 12:35 »

-->Off topic?
Anarchist

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« Reply #4 on: 06-04-2003 12:43 »

I don't see how anyone could find anyting like that offensive. It's called satire. If you can't handle a little adverse humor and can't laugh at yourself, you should be watching safe, wholesome, politically correct shows on PBS.
zozer

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« Reply #5 on: 06-04-2003 12:44 »

i love atlanta, so i didn't like all that crap in "the deep south" making fun of the best city in the world.
Anarchist

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« Reply #6 on: 06-04-2003 12:49 »

 
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Originally posted by zozer:
i love atlanta, so i didn't like all that crap in "the deep south" making fun of the best city in the world.
  roll eyes  roll eyes  roll eyes
And I didn't particularly like them making fun of Napster in I Dated A Robot, but you don't see me whining about it.
SQFreak

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« Reply #7 on: 06-04-2003 12:54 »

Comedy is offensive; it's the nature of comedy.

Take Jeff Foxworthy for example. His whole routine is based off of making fun (offending if you will) Southern farmers.
spacepilot3000

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« Reply #8 on: 06-04-2003 13:12 »

You think that's offensive? Watch Family Guy!
zozer

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« Reply #9 on: 06-04-2003 13:29 »
« Last Edit on: 06-05-2003 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
Comedy is offensive; it's the nature of comedy.

Take Jeff Foxworthy for example. His whole routine is based off of making fun (offending if you will) Southern farmers.

no, just readnecks(like me) in general

semper fi. carry on.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #10 on: 06-04-2003 14:24 »

I'm offended by people who find it offensive  tongue
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #11 on: 06-04-2003 14:39 »

I was ever so slightly offended by The Deep South. It just perpetuated the stereotype of the dumb hick...then again, it was funny as hell.

P.S. I live in Kennesaw, Georgia (Metro Atlanta) and it is mandatory for residents of this city to own a rifle. Of course, this law isn't taken seriously. You'll see one or two couples out on their porches polishing their rifles - Just like in The Deep South. HAIL ATLANTA!
Just Chris

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« Reply #12 on: 06-04-2003 14:47 »

I'm just given the impression that LA has more crazies than New York and my town combined. Or is it posers? I dunno anymore.
zozer

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« Reply #13 on: 06-04-2003 14:56 »
« Last Edit on: 06-05-2003 00:00 »

 
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Originally posted by FrysGIRL:
P.S. I live in Kennesaw, Georgia (Metro Atlanta) and it is mandatory for residents of this city to own a rifle. Of course, this law isn't taken seriously. You'll see one or two couples out on their porches polishing their rifles - Just like in The Deep South. HAIL ATLANTA!

i wish they would do that here in henry county. i heard the crime has gone way down. but then again, everyone here is hick, so we all own guns anyway. i don't think the writers ever been to atlanta. for one, everyone in atlanta is black. also, there arn't any victorian style homes; they were all burned by the damn yankees.

semper fi. carry on.
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #14 on: 06-04-2003 15:14 »

 
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Originally posted by zozer:
 i wish they would do that here in henry county. i heard the crime has gone way down. but then again, everyone here is hick, so we all own guns anyway. i don't think the writers ever been to atlanta. for one, everyone in atlanta is black. also, there arn't any victorian style homes; they were all burned by the damn yankees.


Maybe you need to explore Atlanta some more. There are plenty of Victorian houses about. I drive through Atlanta just to look at them sometimes. Yeah, there are a lot of black folks, but there are a lot of white folks too. Just depends on the area. Hey, there was that ONE black guy in the episode. He'll have to do  laff

And I think they actually did send somebody down to Atlanta. The video screen where they watched the Donovan film was based on the the ones seen at Stone Mountain. Even the buttons look the same. If you look in the background, they even placed the Golden Dome building back there.

I just HATED the accents  mad  Nobody in the Atlanta area actually speaks like that. You have to go to the boondocks for that. But the accents add flavor and they were kinda funny. It's just that when I first heard "Howdy, ya'll," I was like,"Hell, no." But then I laughed after that.
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #15 on: 06-04-2003 16:44 »

Futurama probably just isn't popular enough for relatively small things like that to stir up offense.  But I remember a lot of people got angry when The Simpsons did that song about New Orleans, "home of pirates, drunks, and whores."
ezy234

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« Reply #16 on: 06-04-2003 17:02 »

Want offensive comedy then listen to Bill hicks - he's american you know....  wink
Kipper

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« Reply #17 on: 06-04-2003 17:11 »

matt groening and david x cohen grew up in new jersey and i think in the same town both my parents grew up in......but i was born in pennsylvania....so i dont take any offence at all when they say stuff about jersey and i know its not meant to be offensive because they are basically making fun of themselves....but my cousins get offended because they live in new jersey and think its the greatest place in the world.......(yeah right!)....
guyver4uk
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« Reply #18 on: 06-04-2003 17:21 »
« Last Edit on: 06-04-2003 17:21 »

I think, If an episode is rated a 12(UK) or pg13 then they should be allowed to say whatever the hell they like. It is all meant to be for a joke and a laugh so people should loosen up.  puke   no no
OC_James

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« Reply #19 on: 06-04-2003 17:28 »

My dad was born in a small town in Tennessee and my mom lived in Kentucky as a child for years, but I never find it offensive when a show makes fun of the south. I visit the south all the time and I think offensive jokes about the south are even funnier while visiting or after visiting the south. You'd be surprised at how many stereotypes about the south are true. I currently live in Indiana (technically in the midwest) and occasionally a show will make fun of it because we love corn so damn much. I love the joke: How can you tell if a guy's from Indiana? His crap contains corn even if he hasn't eaten any.
Cubert

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« Reply #20 on: 06-04-2003 20:50 »
« Last Edit on: 06-04-2003 20:50 »

I think that comedy was meant to be offensive so get over it k? 
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Oooh… A lesson in not changing history from Mr. I'm-my-own-grandpa! Let's get the hell out of here already. Screw history!
mikey

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« Reply #21 on: 06-06-2003 04:50 »

I dont think the fans take offense..the simpsons is just one huge stab at the american way of life.
Beamer

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« Reply #22 on: 06-06-2003 05:15 »

Fturama is totally non-offensive.  big grin

It just depends on how you take a joke. I think that this type of humor is so over-exaggurated that you'd have to really REALLY stupid to take it seriously.
The Names Nick

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« Reply #23 on: 06-06-2003 10:05 »
« Last Edit on: 06-06-2003 10:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Crumpet:
Watching 'Cryogenic girl/woman' (forgot the name but you know what i mean) the other day and i was wondering. having never been to LA (poor British student bum) is the place really as bad as they make out in the episode. also does anyone take offense at this. other jokes which i was wondering about are the constant pulling down of New Jersey, and lets not forget Atlanta.

Ok let me tell ya something LA IS THAT BAD!! Bolth my mother and father have been there and say its one of the worst places on Earth. Based on all the things they have said about it and what Ive seen on TV I think it safe to say LA is indeed a shitty place. I mean take note of the fact that LA has been the stage for some of the wildest poilce chases and worst riots the country has ever seen. Bottom line LA breeds trouble, loonatics, and scum unlike any other city in this country and perhaps unlike any other city on this Earth!!!

As for Atlanta, I have been the airport and have driven through some of the city. To me its just a big city, and has more smog than most other cities in the south.
Tweek

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« Reply #24 on: 06-06-2003 11:42 »

 
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Originally posted by FrysGIRL:I just HATED the accents   mad  Nobody in the Atlanta area actually speaks like that. You have to go to the boondocks for that. But the accents add flavor and they were kinda funny. It's just that when I first heard "Howdy, ya'll," I was like,"Hell, no." But then I laughed after that.
Perhaps they will sound like that in a thousand years, when Futurama is set, I'm sure nobody here has the same accent people had at the time of the conquest.


Teral

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« Reply #25 on: 06-06-2003 13:33 »

This reminds me, some months back there where a poster on Nitcentral.com who took issue with Futurama. He couldn't understand why the creators found raping of men funny.

He was refering to the snu-snu on planet Amazonia.

Thread here.
Gocad

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« Reply #26 on: 06-06-2003 13:38 »
« Last Edit on: 06-06-2003 13:38 »

Humans...   no no 

 tongue
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #27 on: 06-06-2003 15:53 »
« Last Edit on: 06-06-2003 15:53 »

THE BRONX KICKS LA'S ASS!

As for Atalanta, it''s cool.  New Jersey is okay, but not a great place to live!
Zozer, I'm a pure New Yorker (Don't worry- I don't drive yet) and us yanks would like you rebs to bite our shiny metal asses!
Anarchist

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« Reply #28 on: 06-06-2003 16:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama_Hil:Zozer, I'm a pure New Yorker (Don't worry- I don't drive yet) and us yanks would like you rebs to bite our shiny metal asses!
SILENCE! I concur.
BNLbum

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« Reply #29 on: 06-06-2003 17:07 »

Dear South,

You lost. Get over it.

Love, North

In response to Futurama being offensive, yes, I think it can be very offensive... But that's why I love it. Far more offensive than Atlanta or LA stereotypes, however, is anything Mom's ever said.

"I'm off to some charity BS for knocked-up teenage sluts."

 big grin
SQFreak

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« Reply #30 on: 06-06-2003 17:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Futurama_Hil:
THE BRONX KICKS LA'S ASS!

As for Atalanta, it''s cool.  New Jersey is okay, but not a great place to live!
Zozer, I'm a pure New Yorker (Don't worry- I don't drive yet) and us yanks would like you rebs to bite our shiny metal asses!

What's a reb?
And, yes, I'm a southerner. From North Carolina.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #31 on: 06-06-2003 17:53 »

A rebel is the oppisite of a yank in ther civil war.  Didn't you study it yet?  nowadays sotherners are cool, so don't worry about it.

BNLbum, you always know the right stuff to say!
Squeezit

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« Reply #32 on: 06-07-2003 00:33 »

L.A. is nice--I love Westwood Village. It's fun to visit and Jerry's deli is nummers. UCLA is a gorgeous school. Just don't go driving around in the ghetto.  smile

I think they were making fun of the place I live when they were on Mercury. . .yeah, that's it.
The Names Nick

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« Reply #33 on: 06-07-2003 11:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Squeezit:
L.A. is nice--I love Westwood Village. It's fun to visit and Jerry's deli is nummers. UCLA is a gorgeous school. Just don't go driving around in the ghetto.   smile

I thought all LA was was a huge ghetto with tons of traffic. The only positive statements I have ever heard anyone make about the city where the ones you just made, and of course I have been told good things about E3.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #34 on: 06-07-2003 16:29 »

LA is beautiful, except it is busy, overcrowded, overrated, and there is little room.  Even though you can play sports(which i play hell of a lot of)year round, I prefer the Bronx.  Plus, there's no snow!  The Bropnx seems much homier, too.  It's fun to visit, but not fun to live in.  Too many tourists, and the things I said above.
Teamo

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« Reply #35 on: 06-07-2003 17:35 »

 
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Originally posted by by Futurama_Hil:Zozer, I'm a pure New Yorker (Don't worry- I don't drive yet) and us yanks would like you rebs to bite our shiny metal asses!*
in your face!!

go new york!! big grin

...the only time futurama has offended me is in one of my fav eps, leela of her own...i am a big mets fan and, even though they have not been playing well lately, i was offended when they made fun of them...but because leela and the mets were both in this ep, its one of my favorites big grin

Teamo
Britz

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« Reply #36 on: 06-07-2003 18:49 »

It's pretty simple, Futurama use's it's shake of offensive satire, if you're offended, you have no sense of humor, if you have no sense of humor than what the hell are you doing watching the show?

And if I'm not going to bitch about the Simpson's episode that was set in Australia then I don't see why a few L.A. inhabitant's can't hack their hometown being dumped on for the sake of typical New York vs L.A. comedy.
Futurama_Hil

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« Reply #37 on: 06-07-2003 21:55 »
« Last Edit on: 06-07-2003 21:55 »

Hmm... I'm not sure if I was offended in any eps, that I can think of.  Besides, I laugh at myself ALL the time, mainly cause I'm blond and clutzy. I'm a pretty easy going person. 
newhook_1

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« Reply #38 on: 06-07-2003 23:44 »

people are to senseitive, I'm from canada and I loved south park the movie. hell I'm from newfoundland and me and my friends sit around and tell newfie jokes all the time.

I also dislike the religous fanatics. When god said "Though shalt not  kill" I'd doubt he was talking about cartoons.
VelourFog

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« Reply #39 on: 06-07-2003 23:45 »

 
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Originally posted by The Names Nick:
  Ok let me tell ya something LA IS THAT BAD!! Bolth my mother and father have been there
dude. they've been there? no way.

LA sucks pretty much. but it's also sunny and hilarious. I used to live out in the suburbs there. Even the guys running the back to the future ride at Universal are trying to sell movie scripts and that reason alone is enough to make LA awesome in my book.

um i mean to say, "it's satire! duh! make fun of everyone so that no one will be offended"
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