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tedious

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« Reply #80 on: 02-05-2004 18:59 »

I never said that they would give the rights away. This is what would have to be pursued. What it would take for them to give up the rights. Would they be willing to take the multi-million dollar tax write off? I would like to think that they would see the benefit in this considering they will probably do nothing else with the rights anyway.
aslate

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« Reply #81 on: 02-05-2004 18:59 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2004 18:59 »

Oh, i see! FOX will give us something for absoloutely nothing just to benefit society. It's so obvious i can't believe i missed it. You've opened my eyes to this situation. I know now to treat multi-billion dollar companies like normal people with consciences.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #82 on: 02-05-2004 19:02 »

 
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Originally posted by tedious:
I never said that they would give the rights away. This is what would have to be pursued. What it would take for them to give up the rights.

Lots of money.

 
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Would they be willing to take the multi-million dollar tax write off?

FOr crying out loud, NO THEY WON'T!

 
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I would like to think that they would see the benefit in this considering they will probably do nothing else with the rights anyway.

And maybe Bill Gates should give me some of the millions that's sitting on the pile.
tedious

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« Reply #83 on: 02-05-2004 19:02 »
« Last Edit on: 02-05-2004 19:02 »

no not exactly. companies love the press that comes with contributing to a cause and they love the tax write offs even more. In the long run it saves them a lot of money in taxes. In actuality Bill Gates is one of the worlds largest contributors to charities and non-profit grant money. That is actually a great idea. Lobby him for some money. Thanks for the suggestion
PCC Fred

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« Reply #84 on: 02-05-2004 19:05 »

 
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Originally posted by tedious:
In actuality Bill Gates is one of the worlds largest contributors to charities and non-profit grant money. That is actually a great idea. Lobby him for some money. Thanks for the suggestion

You're a plant/troll, aren't you?  It beggars the mind that you could really be so naive.
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #85 on: 02-05-2004 19:09 »

have you ever heard of the carnegie foundation or the rockefeller institute?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #86 on: 02-05-2004 19:16 »

For the sake of raising my post count, I'll say no.  What about them?
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #87 on: 02-05-2004 19:22 »

These are further examples of large organizations that set up foundations and offer grant money for tax write-offs. In reality it is not impossible to acquire money from them. I am just making the point  that there exist many organizations that actively pursue good publicity. And their saving money on taxes also helps to make it more appealing.
davierocks

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« Reply #88 on: 02-05-2004 19:29 »

Due to this guys stubornness this thread is onto it's third page when usually it would last 4 or 5 posts max.  He's nothing if not determined you goota give him that.
That and me for one wanting to boost my post count a little...shhhh.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #89 on: 02-05-2004 19:31 »

Am I the only person here who considers setting up a foundation in South Africa to be rather more attention worthy than who owns the rights to an axed TV show?
Dr_Dave

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« Reply #90 on: 02-05-2004 19:31 »

This is getting silly.  Property rights cost big bucks.  Remember that Cartoon Network paid $10 million for syndication broadcast rights for 5 years.  The fan community doesn't have that kind of money, nor the expertise in dealing with intellectual property rights.

If you really want to support Futurama (and not just clog the board with silliness):

1.  Watch Futurama on Cartoon Network (networks love ratings)
2.  Send a nice business letter to Cartoon Network, addressed to the person who runs Adult Swim.  Tell them how much you enjoy the show and thank them for broadcasting it (network people just love fan mail).
3.  Buy Futurama DVDs (even if you have to get a job to afford it).  Greed and avarice are always big in Hollywood.
4.  Buy Futurama comics.  Heck, even I buy the comics, and I hadn't bought a comic book since they cost ... well, I won't say how much they cost back then because you'll laugh at me.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #91 on: 02-05-2004 19:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Dr_Dave:
This is getting silly.  Property rights cost big bucks.

You're wrong!  Apparently the nice people at FOX network hand them out like candy if you ask them nicely.  big grin
davierocks

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« Reply #92 on: 02-05-2004 19:35 »

Buuuurn!
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #93 on: 02-05-2004 19:36 »

a foundation in south africa? I think that Nigeria or West Africa could use the money a little more.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #94 on: 02-05-2004 19:38 »

 
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a foundation in south africa? I think that Nigeria or West Africa could use the money a little more.

Hmm, sounds like someone's evading the question.
tedious

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« Reply #95 on: 02-05-2004 19:42 »

I have not evaded a single question from anyone. I am offering an idea that I believe could be incredibly valuable to you in the form of the revival of your favorite show, a chance to give a big FU to FOX for their poor treatment of the show and its viewers (which, is the only thing that they are reliable doing), an opportunity to change the way we understand broadcasting, a chance to help student film makers, editors and up and coming producers who would contribute to the shows production in some form.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #96 on: 02-05-2004 19:47 »

 
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Originally posted by tedious:
I have not evaded a single question from anyone.

*cough*

 
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I am offering an idea that I believe could be incredibly valuable to you in the form of the revival of your favorite show

And we've told you in no uncertain terms that your plan is unworkable.

 
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a chance to give a big FU to FOX for their poor treatment of the show and its viewers (which, is the only thing that they are reliable doing)

Exactly how is going to FOX and asking them nicely to hand over the TV rights giving them a big FU?

 
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an opportunity to change the way we understand broadcasting

Like the song says, I don't want to change the world.

 
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a chance to help student film makers, editors and up and coming producers who would contribute to the shows production in some form.

So instead of one of 90s TV's most famous figures heading a crack production team, we'll have a bunch of nobodies at the wheel?  Does the phrase "jump the shark" mean anything to you?
tedious

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« Reply #97 on: 02-05-2004 19:49 »

no. they would "contribute". holy crap
PCC Fred

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« Reply #98 on: 02-05-2004 19:52 »

 
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Originally posted by tedious:
no. they would "contribute". holy crap

You're using the word "contribute" an awful lot.
aslate

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« Reply #99 on: 02-05-2004 20:12 »

I mentioned somewhere that people wouldn't want the show to continue if the production team changed. What makes Futurama funny is that it's one of the most over educated production teams out there with several PHDs etc. I can't see anyone assembling such a team again.

And evading questions? You've still not said how you'll fund the staff, production, buildings, buying FOX rights and the initial cost of re-setting up of production! And then how will we get the original team back together again without losing some vital members or changing the "winning combination". You're not going to get funding from your source, nor will FOX give you free rights!
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #100 on: 02-05-2004 20:14 »

I got an e-mail from my friend, Mumbo M'Jumbo, President of Nigeria.  His consortium has the neccessary funds to get Futurama back into production, he just needs tedious's name, address and bank details so he can tranfer the money into tedious's account.
The Skoot

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« Reply #101 on: 02-05-2004 20:17 »

 
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Originally posted by tedious:
have you ever heard of the carnegie foundation or the rockefeller institute?

Oh yes, and of course, bringing back a cult animated sitcom is a cause up there with research into education, as we all know.
PCC Fred

Space Pope
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« Reply #102 on: 02-05-2004 20:18 »

I could carry this on all night, unfortunately I really need to catch some sleep.  Hopefully a mod will show some mercy and put this thread out of it's misery.
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #103 on: 02-05-2004 20:24 »

goodnight fred.

For the nth time the money for the production team would come from the grant recieved from the endowment for the arts or from another foundation. 
The Skoot

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« Reply #104 on: 02-05-2004 20:28 »

What if you don't get the grant? Where would the money come from then?
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #105 on: 02-05-2004 20:36 »

You keep applying until the money comes through. Well gentlewomen and gentlemen I bid you goodnight. Time to spank the bottle.
Melllvar

DOOP Secretary
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« Reply #106 on: 02-05-2004 20:38 »

This thread is great!  I love you, Fred!

I say, go ahead, but you're on your own until you put something a little more tangible together, especially if you're gonna get anyone to part the the grant money required to do this.

..and if you don't get it, it's not like a loan, or a record company advance, you won't have to pay it back - which will have repercussions for the poor struggling artists who really need that money.
FlasUrama

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« Reply #107 on: 02-05-2004 22:05 »

I have to agree with Melllvar, this thread rules  big grin i sullute both fred & tedious for the most entertaining read ive had for a long time  smile

Anyways tedious i can see that you are very keen to bring back a very loved show and i don't blame you for wanting to do this but in all respect i think you need to forget it futurama is like a dead pet and pleeding to god to bring the pet back, and you just have to face that it's gone/over dead put it behind you most fans (on peel and not) have gotten over futurama being canned and i think you should learn from them that you should to.
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #108 on: 02-06-2004 01:14 »

like a dead pet? pets don't die. come on. lets get real here. reality, you know, you have probably heard about it on this thread. its the place where we see new episodes of futurama every sun. night. 
Ozor Mox

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« Reply #109 on: 02-06-2004 06:01 »

 
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like a dead pet? pets don't die.

*Speechless*

What is this fantasy world you are living in?
PCC Fred

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« Reply #110 on: 02-06-2004 07:52 »
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Originally posted by tedium:
For the nth time the money for the production team would come from the grant recieved from the endowment for the arts or from another foundation.

For the nth time, why should they give the money to some hare brained scheme to resurrect a dead TV show, when there are better things to spend the money on?

 
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like a dead pet? pets don't die.

Hahahahaha   laff

Oh wait, you were serious.  Let me laugh even louder!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!   evil laugh

 
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come on. lets get real here. reality, you know, you have probably heard about it on this thread.

Yes, in everyone's posts except yours.

 
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its the place where we see new episodes of futurama every sun. night.

Have you been taking the aspirins with the "e" printed on them?
Grim

Professor
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« Reply #111 on: 02-06-2004 09:13 »
« Last Edit on: 02-06-2004 09:13 »

I feel dumber having read this thread, I should be sleeping

Tedious, you are being rather well... Tedious!
Start your petition, well sign it! ok, then call us when u are ready for the next step, if you do ever reach it, until then stop bugging us
tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #112 on: 02-06-2004 09:57 »
« Last Edit on: 02-06-2004 09:57 »

well a new day of madness has begun. i thank you for your support. but really grim, why are you incapable of not posting on this thread. if its annoying to you. . . keep checking it and post more messages, honestly.
Zeep

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #113 on: 02-06-2004 11:08 »

Well, we're getting nowhere slowly.
Tedious - everyone wants futurama back.
there is no way we can get it back! deal with it!

although i agree that this has been one of the most entertaining threads i've read, i really hope the mods get here soon to shut it down, it's hurting my brain to think about how stupid you are.
tedious

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« Reply #114 on: 02-06-2004 11:18 »
« Last Edit on: 02-06-2004 11:18 »

well you need to >

. . .

. . .

(ok. i guess the signature didn't load so here is what it would potentially look like.)

"upgrade your grey matter cause one day it may matter"
PCC Fred

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« Reply #115 on: 02-06-2004 11:46 »

 
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Originally posted by tedious:
"upgrade your grey matter cause one day it may matter"

Great, another puke incuding saying from the people who brought you "Turn that frown upside down!" and "When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade!"

tedious, your petition won't work.  The original petition had 150,000 and still wasn't listened to.  Of those 150,000, probably a few hundred have read this thread, a small percentage of which have bothered to post.  Of those who have posted, the vast majority consider your plan unworkable.  If you can't even generate the support of the hardcore Futurama fans, what hope do you have?
tedious

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« Reply #116 on: 02-06-2004 12:56 »
« Last Edit on: 02-06-2004 12:56 »

obviously you are not down with the hieroglyphics. fred, you have convinced me. convinced me to push this to the next level of involvement. the next couple of days i will put together a petition with the proposed plan. i will post it on this thread and you can, if you want, sign it. hopefully we can get the support of the webhost of this site to post it (although probably not). I really do not think that I have any other alternative now. . .

by the way, we saw how far kiddie city's motto got them. come on now, really.
sheep555

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #117 on: 02-06-2004 12:57 »

OK...I think I've got this:

tedious

Crustacean
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« Reply #118 on: 02-06-2004 12:59 »

you are a simpleton sheep. (honestly)
zapperdan

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« Reply #119 on: 02-06-2004 12:59 »

well, you could just stop.
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