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FishyJoe

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« Reply #80 on: 07-30-2003 02:14 »

Man, does nobody around here know who Weird Al is?
mazaite

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« Reply #81 on: 07-30-2003 02:28 »
« Last Edit on: 07-30-2003 02:28 »

I do. I also Know "Poodle Hat" was a poor album. But a delightfull name/concept/and picture
FishyJoe

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« Reply #82 on: 07-30-2003 02:31 »

Agreed 1000%.
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #83 on: 07-30-2003 04:13 »

im really stupid so save the burning but what the hell is Soylent Green?
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« Reply #84 on: 07-30-2003 04:13 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainDeadZombie:
it seems astounding to us now, but some couples had sex for the first time on their honeymoons!
Yeah, I sure am astounded.
Beamer

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« Reply #85 on: 07-30-2003 05:10 »

I normally don't get references to sci-fi shows and stuff until somebody mentions they're a reference. With so many parodies going on in Futurama, it's hard to tell which jokes are original and which jokes aren't. Still, listening to the commentaries can tell you a hell of a lot - even if they do spend half of the time just laughing at stuff.  tongue
Teral

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« Reply #86 on: 07-30-2003 07:28 »



 
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Originally posted by SwanMan3000:
im really stupid so save the burning but what the hell is Soylent Green?

Soylent Green is a movie (based on the book "Make Room! Make Room!" ) starring Charlton Heston. In the movie Soylent Green is a food product, secretely made from dead humans.

Read more.
M Jackson
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« Reply #87 on: 07-30-2003 07:32 »

What is with Kiffs "4 million lines of basic" line in Kiff Gets Knocked Up a Notch?
Is it just a computer programming joke? Is it a joke because he says such a mundane thing with such passion, or is there more to it?
Teral

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« Reply #88 on: 07-30-2003 08:09 »

From what I remember Basic isn't wellsuited for programming shapes and objects, so writing a holoshed program in Basic would indeed be a gigantic undertaking. I think it's just a programming joke.
catindisguise

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« Reply #89 on: 07-30-2003 11:48 »

Ok. I said i normally just laugh at joke if I don't get them but I was watchin the dvd last nioght and in "luck of the Fryish" bender says they are at 71st street.  Fry says that downtown could be in any direction.  Is this a joke. I know nothing about ny.  Well, almost nothing.  Alos when fry says something about a man with a bushy beard handed out a socalist newsletter.  then bender says was it .........
What did he say and what did it mean??
Thanx xxxxxxxxxx
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #90 on: 07-30-2003 11:52 »

Bender asks if it was badly xeroxed.  It's just a joke about the weird stuff you see in New York.
catindisguise

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« Reply #91 on: 07-30-2003 12:56 »

aha. I try very hard to get these jokes with american references but sometimes its just too hard...............
Drippy_taco

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« Reply #92 on: 07-30-2003 14:00 »

It's mainly social commentary, so if you don't get it right away, you'll never be able to get the full comedic value from it.
catindisguise

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« Reply #93 on: 07-30-2003 14:45 »

sigh. I guess I'm just condemmed to a life of never fully appreciated jokes.......
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« Reply #94 on: 07-30-2003 16:20 »

 
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Originally posted by kwigibo on page 1:
The 'Keigelciser' (sp?) in "Why Must I be a Crustacean in Love?" I didn't notice until Mr. Cohen pointed it out on the DVD commentaries. I am only vaguely familiar with the reference, and wouldn't have put 2 and 2 together if it hadn't been called the dirtiest joke they'd ever done. also, from only having watched a lot of the episodes on realplayer, i missed a lot of the visual details, i just assumed it was a thigh machine off screen.

By the way, it is the dirtiest joke ever on the show, and was itself worth the price of the season 2 dvd.
I didn't get it, and this guy didn't explain it...
Anyone?
Action Jacktion

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« Reply #95 on: 07-30-2003 16:30 »

 http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?Kegel's+exercises
BrainDeadZombie

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« Reply #96 on: 07-30-2003 20:15 »
« Last Edit on: 07-30-2003 20:15 »

   
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
some people don't know what spooning is? Here's a Picture (it's not dirty, i promise) it's easier to understand by looking at the picture than having someone write an essay about it     wink

I couldn't help feeling this was aimed at me, and I felt a little patronised.

If I can draw your attention to my original comments (alright then essay), I accepted that the first definition may well be correct in this instance.

It's a definition I'm well aware of "Spoons" being a non-sexual lovers embrace, since I heard it used in the late eighties film "Frankie loved Johnny" with Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino. I have no doubt that the act of forming the spoons has come to be known as spooning. Since I never claimed that this definition was wrong how can I be wrong when you say it was right.

It is true to say, though, that that definition had not been around long enough by 1999 to appear in the English Dictionary.

The 1999 edition of the Chambers Dictionary, defined "Spoon" as "Courtship esp when mawkish or sentimental" and "a person who engages in such courtship"

The 1991 edition of the Oxford Encyclopedic English Dictionary defines "spoon" as "a silly or demonstrably fond lover" and, as a verb, meaning "behave in an amorous way" or "(archaic) to woo, in a silly or sentimental way".

These meanings have the origins I set down in my erstwhile essay. I apologise for its length, I've made an effort to edit this response down. Many claim they write like they talk. Tragically that is the case with me too!

LAN.gnome - You know I was been ironic, right? I'm not sure what I was saying with that irony, but it definitely was ironic.
VelourFog

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« Reply #97 on: 07-30-2003 20:28 »

woah. someone needs to calm down. i'm not patronizing anyone. I frankly, don't care enough to do that.
BrainDeadZombie

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« Reply #98 on: 07-30-2003 20:29 »
« Last Edit on: 07-30-2003 20:29 »

Sorry, my mistake. I was being paranoid.
(there a brief reply at last)
FishyJoe

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« Reply #99 on: 07-30-2003 21:14 »

Aw, BrainDeadZombie, you're so cute when you're being patronized! *pinches cheek*
catindisguise

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« Reply #100 on: 07-31-2003 13:09 »

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW Hes sooooooooo cute (sorry I just wanted to be part of the moment)
M Jackson
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« Reply #101 on: 07-31-2003 17:31 »

Sooooooo cute.
What?! Everyone was doing it, I just wanted to be popular.
BrainDeadZombie

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« Reply #102 on: 07-31-2003 23:08 »
« Last Edit on: 07-31-2003 23:08 »

   
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Originally posted by M Jackson:
Sooooooo cute.
What?! Everyone was doing it, I just wanted to be popular.

Look guys, just shut up. Okay? (sulks demonstrably)
 
Why isn't there a "red with embarassment" emoticon here?   
shyguy09

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« Reply #103 on: 08-01-2003 02:01 »

I was just wondering if anyone caught that joke in "When Aliens Attack," when Lurr was declaring to Earth that he was satisfied with the finale of "McNeal" and thus, returned to 'A THOUSAND YEAR OLD LENO MONOLOUGE.'

You know, because Leno Monolouges are usually stale and traditional, and uh.. not that funny. I got that joke but none of my friends did, did YOU?!?!?
Kryten

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« Reply #104 on: 08-01-2003 02:42 »

You just KNOW that in 3003, Leno's head is STILL telling Judge Ito jokes.
DmitriZoidburg

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« Reply #105 on: 08-01-2003 03:10 »

How about the scene in Spanish Fry where Fry just comes back to camp without his nose.  In response to a question he touches what would be his nose, and Amy says something like "I don't get that gesture"  ,  What gesture was implied there?
Atticus

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« Reply #106 on: 08-01-2003 03:13 »
« Last Edit on: 08-01-2003 03:13 »

When one taps his/her nose in response to a question, it is the same as saying something along the lines of "thats right on the nose", or "right on the money".  In other words, he was trying to say that she was correct, but she didn't get it because he had no nose to tap on.
catindisguise

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« Reply #107 on: 08-01-2003 13:33 »
« Last Edit on: 08-01-2003 13:33 »

YAY!!!!! I GOT THAT JOKE
AWWWWWWWW BrainDeadZombie  is soooooooo cute. I'm sorry I'll drop it now


sooooo cute!
  mad  thats probably how u look right now

And this is me laughing MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!   evil laugh
BrainDeadZombie

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« Reply #108 on: 08-01-2003 20:50 »
« Last Edit on: 08-01-2003 20:50 »

Touche Monsieur Pussy Cat!

As Mobo would say; I will destroy you!

  tongue
catindisguise

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« Reply #109 on: 08-03-2003 04:12 »

MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHA
  evil laugh


Ok I'll drop it now.........
BrainDeadZombie

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« Reply #110 on: 08-03-2003 21:26 »

Why I oughta...
That's what straight men say in black and white american comedies.
Why I oughta...
They never say what it is they oughta. I've noticed this.

Any road up... as Jack Regan of the Sweeny would say... Shut it!

payn
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« Reply #111 on: 08-04-2003 06:27 »
« Last Edit on: 08-04-2003 06:27 by VelourFog »

 
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Originally posted by SQFreak:
Al Sharpton is a minister famous for his often radically left-wing political views.

Actually, he's more famous for his radically wacky (or at best wackily left-wing) political views. He's a laughingstock among the left, to the point where the right can't even use him to make fun of their opposition.

To give you an idea of how ridiculous Sharpton is, even among the "identity-politics" crowd, Jesse Jackson once had to apologize for giggling uncontrollably during one of Sharpton's speeches.

Sharpton is also famous for wearing jogging suits. And for gaining so much weight while supposedly on a hunger strike that his jogging suits didn't fit right anymore.
 
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Originally posted by Cap'n McGlurk:
Did anyone bring up the cultural differences yet?  It reminds me if when I was in school watching the Star Blazers cartoon (a.k.a. Space Battleship Yamato -- 宇宙戦艦ヤマト   wink.  There were a lot of Japanese cultural references in that cartoon that were easy to overlook as a kid.  As an adult, you see them and realize you don't get it.  It's different from not getting it and not caring one way or the other.

Wasn't it Star Cruiser Yamato?

Anyway, that show was much tamer on the Japanese references than most anime. I'm always amazed at how many diehard Ranma fans don't get half the jokes (even when they're not translated badly).

But if you want to really feel lost, check out the live-action version of "You're Under Arrest" (aka "Taiho Shichauzo" ). I know much more Japanese culture than your typical gaijin anime fan, and I still don't get half of that show.
payn
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« Reply #112 on: 08-04-2003 06:56 »

More on Three's company:

The joke here is that using Three's Company as a guide to what to do in this situation is incredibly stupid.

Jack always managed to convince exactly the wrong person of exactly the wrong thing. If Fry successfully emulated him, he would have nearly convinced Zapp that he was gay by means of an unintentional double-entendre, then been caught with Leela in what appeared to be a compromising position by Amy's parents.

Also, Three's Company is famous for being the first sitcom centered around sexual jokes (the embarassing situations around Jack, the proto-Bundy relationship of the Ropers, the hints that Larry might be getting laid all the time or might be all talk, etc.). Because of this (and because of Suzanne's Summers' famously bouncing breasts) they didn't have to actually be funny.

So, there's the other half of the joke. Only an idiot would admit to having watched it, much less look back on it fondly, 25 (or 1025) years later.
payn
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« Reply #113 on: 08-04-2003 07:01 »
« Last Edit on: 08-04-2003 07:01 by VelourFog »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
 Soylent Green is a movie (based on the book "Make Room! Make Room!" ) starring Charlton Heston. In the movie Soylent Green is a food product, secretely made from dead humans.

Everyone must go out and rent (or download) the movie and fast-forward just to get to the one line, "Soylent Green is people!" It's even better than, "Get your hands off me, you damn dirty ape!" for understanding why Charlton Heston is the greatest comic actor never to appear in a comedy (which is a key to getting much of Matt Groening's humor).

If you get the DVD, you can even listen to the same line dubbed into multiple languages. "Soylent Green ist menschfleisch!" "Soylent Green es... no! es gente!"
 
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Originally posted by catindisguise:
bender says they are at 71st street.  Fry says that downtown could be in any direction.  Is this a joke.
The numbers get smaller as you go downtown, and then they stop being numbers when you get there. So, from 71st St., downtown is south. In fact, from any numbered street, downtown is south. Only an idiot could live in New York and not get that.

But the same is true in any city with numbered streets. In Baltimore, from 20th St., you go south to get downtown. In LA, from 40th St., you go north to get downtown; from Ave. 40, you go south. In DC, from 20th St. NW you go southeast, from 20th St. NE you go southwest, etc. Anyone who lives in those cities for a few weeks knows this.

And even if you don't, just go toward the smaller numbers. (In a few cities, that won't work; it may take you to the ocean, or the river, which may not be where downtown is--but residents of those cities know that.)

 
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I know nothing about ny.  Well, almost nothing.  Alos when fry says something about a man with a bushy beard handed out a socalist newsletter.  then bender says was it .........
In every big city in America but LA, there's an area with people giving out badly-xeroxed leftist newsletters that nobody reads. And for some reason, the clean-shaven socialists never participate in this activity; they prefer to work in the socialist bookstores selling well-printed socialist newsletters from Europe that nobody reads.

 
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Originally posted by Action Jacktion: http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?Kegel's+exercises 
What this doesn't mention is why it's a dirty joke: Women also use these exercises to build up their pelvic muscles for purposes other than controlling urinary incontinence.

 
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Originally posted by Atticus:
When one taps his/her nose in response to a question, it is the same as saying something along the lines of "thats right on the nose", or "right on the money"
Tying this to the Star Blazers/Japanese reference, the same gesture in Japanese means something similar to "a place for everything, and everything in its place" (from a Japanese proverb which loosely translates to "the nose goes in the middle of the face" ). I believe this comes up in a Dirty Pair episode, confusing all American fans.
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #114 on: 08-04-2003 08:17 »

Oh, and as we don't use the term here, "Xeroxing" is synonymous with "Photocopying".

"Was it badly photocopied?" "You bet!"

We call them photocopiers, you call them Xerox machines...
Fing-longer

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« Reply #115 on: 08-05-2003 12:26 »

Okay, in TDTESS, there's something I laugh at but I'm not sure I get it entirely...or maybe I do.

"I'm a gigantic brain!"

Is there more to that than meets the eye? Or was the brain just being loud and pretentious?
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« Reply #116 on: 08-05-2003 23:28 »

 
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Originally posted by payn:
 
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Originally posted by catindisguise:
bender says they are at 71st street.  Fry says that downtown could be in any direction.  Is this a joke.
The numbers get smaller as you go downtown, and then they stop being numbers when you get there. So, from 71st St., downtown is south. In fact, from any numbered street, downtown is south. Only an idiot could live in New York and not get that.

But the same is true in any city with numbered streets. In Baltimore, from 20th St., you go south to get downtown. In LA, from 40th St., you go north to get downtown; from Ave. 40, you go south. In DC, from 20th St. NW you go southeast, from 20th St. NE you go southwest, etc. Anyone who lives in those cities for a few weeks knows this.

And even if you don't, just go toward the smaller numbers. (In a few cities, that won't work; it may take you to the ocean, or the river, which may not be where downtown is--but residents of those cities know that.)

My interpretationof this joke was that Fry simply had no sense of direction. Also, when you're a kid, and part of the city is "downtown," so it could be in any direction. You might say that ry was not still a child when he was frozen, but given his track record, i'd say that's distinctly possible he never bothered to learn his way around the city enough to recognize street names.

PS - Star Trek: The Next Generation is absolutely *loaded* with Dirty Pair jokes -- mostly easter eggs.
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« Reply #117 on: 08-05-2003 23:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Fing-longer:
Okay, in TDTESS, there's something I laugh at but I'm not sure I get it entirely...or maybe I do.

"I'm a gigantic brain!"

Is there more to that than meets the eye? Or was the brain just being loud and
pretentious?

I think this line is the punchline to the conversation between Fry and the woman at the party.  I'm paraphrasing here:

Woman: Mr. Fry, you're quite the oddity.  A bachelor at your age?
Fry:  If you think I'm weird, wait 'till you see...
*In comes the brain*
Brain:  I am a gigantic brain.

I think the brain's line is there to finish off Fry's point.

Those lines in TDTESS are some of my favorites in Futurama because they describe what I feel like when I go to family reunions.  I always get the questions about when I'm going to get married.  A bachelor at your age?

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« Reply #118 on: 08-06-2003 00:00 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2003 00:00 »

I never got the "Guadalajara Brown Drip" joke in the episode "300 Big Boys."  What the hell is it supposed to mean?
boo

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« Reply #119 on: 08-06-2003 03:01 »

 http://www.allaboutguadalajara.com/

As you will or are or can see Guadalajara is (often referred to as) the most mexican city in Mexico.

Um... that being said IF the name of the place is a joke, perhaps it refers to diarrhea. To explain: North American visitors to Mexico are often warned 'not to drink the water' because of the likelihood of it causing severe diarrhea. The word Brown Drip would imply both this and the drip of coffee as its being made. A none to appetizing reminder. 
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