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« Reply #200 on: 07-08-2004 01:25 »

what makes you think people aren't reading this thread?
Gwan101

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« Reply #201 on: 07-08-2004 01:35 »

It just seems that so far it was brought up... once. Maybe we'll just bring it up some more.
ouch

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« Reply #202 on: 07-08-2004 03:47 »

If you want to create a redundant thread for the cause, be my guest! I've already been reprimanded for it! *shows paddle marks on the booty* [farnsworth]My thong![/farnsworth]
Gwan101

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« Reply #203 on: 07-08-2004 04:23 »

You got the paddle? Lucky...

*whip marks on back*
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #204 on: 07-08-2004 20:52 »

 
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Originally posted by ouch:
heh, don't worry Gwan, I wasn't aiming that post at you! I just wanted to underline the importance of a site. I could make a crappy site too, but I think we should leave it to a pro. I'm sure we'll find someone. In the meantime, we can discuss mailing strategies.

I'm thinking we should mail it to Gail, since she sounds like she could be hip to our cause. At the same time, mailing fish isn't the nicest thing to do, and we don't want to alientate someone who is potentially hip. Murdoch and Gurshow are pricks though, so we could mail one of them fish and Gail could get respectful written letters! But on the other hand, a prick in power is the wrong person to piss off, because they can exact their prickish revenge. Perhaps we could mail the fish to Gail and emphasize that the animosity isn't personal? Then again, if we want it to be impersonal, we could send it to just plain FOX broadcasting like AFF originally intended. The question is, if we send the anchovies to that address will the message be able to reach those in power? Perhaps some advice from someone with experience in the matter coulod help.

I know it won't have anything close to the same effect, but what about just mailing the labels to specific persons?  They'll hopefully get the idea, and it won't piss anyone off.  Perhaps mailing the actual cans to FOX in general, not addressed to a specific person, would be the safer choice. 

Gail is definitely the person to send the friendly "look at our cause and help us out" letters to... we want her on our side.

Either way, we gotta work quick to get phase one off the ground... that August 10th arrival deadline will come quick.  On that note, I'm starting to think we should get a second phase in the works... something to continue our efforts after AFF comes and goes.

Steward of 50,000 Zoids and 100 each of special edition Thulium and Thallium-minted Zoids.
Zeep

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« Reply #205 on: 07-08-2004 21:59 »
« Last Edit on: 07-08-2004 21:59 »

 
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Originally posted by germanfryfan:


so are either of these the official label? i personally like the top one, since it looks like the one from the show, but i do think it's better to have some reference to futurama, so fox knows what the hell is going on.
scooty puff snr

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« Reply #206 on: 07-08-2004 22:01 »

By the way would anyone out their know when i would have to send my packages for them to get to fox by August 10th. I live all the way down here in Adelaide Australia.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #207 on: 07-08-2004 22:12 »

I'd check with the US Postal Service.  They should be able to give you an estimated delivery time (I think you can do that with an automated thing on their website, www.usps.com).   We may even be able to specify a delivery date, although I don't know if they would do that (national security stuff).  One of our very own AFFers is a postal worker; I'll ask him about that. 

Steward of 50,000 Zoids and 100 each of special edition Thulium and Thallium-minted Zoids.
KAH

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« Reply #208 on: 07-08-2004 22:41 »

Let's just be sure we're all doing the same thing: Letters to people at FOX and anchovies to Fox's post office box, ok? We need all our letters to Santa Claus to end up in the same court room.
ouch

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« Reply #209 on: 07-08-2004 23:01 »
« Last Edit on: 07-08-2004 23:01 »

LOL @ KAH!

Nice to see a futurama fan out there with a sense of humor worthy of futurama!
Gwan101

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« Reply #210 on: 07-09-2004 00:10 »

Ok, so mail to Fox, not Gail.

Ouch, how many sites have you emailed about this, if any?

Oh, and people, we still need an actual website! A website would help us out a lot and would get the message around easier!
Gwan101

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« Reply #211 on: 07-09-2004 00:30 »

I get the feeling that not many people are doing this... I'm curious as to how many are.

We must recruit!
ouch

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« Reply #212 on: 07-09-2004 01:09 »

Gwan101:

I've emailed people from the live march, Planet Eternium, the Leela Zone staff, Space Station Futurama, and the Fryhole providing info on AFF and asking for help with a website. I have also posted info and asked for website help on the Adult Swim and Futurama Zone messageboards. I am still waiting for a response, although it has been less than a day. I am currently beginning to write what I would like to see published on the site.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #213 on: 07-09-2004 01:18 »
« Last Edit on: 07-09-2004 01:18 »

I've been talking to Ouch via AIM.  For recruiting he (she?) suggests spreading the word through as many means as possible... message boards, word of mouth, personal profiles, etc.  Talk to your friends, get them interested.  Get them to spread the word themselves.  Write an article for your local newspaper, or for web periodicals.  We have time, but we don't have a lot of time, so speed and efficiency is important.

Also, we still plan on sending letters to Gail, with a label in the envelope with the letter.  We're thinking the anchovie cans (also with the lable) should be mailed to the general FOX address, and not to any person in particular.

(edit): Looks like Ouch beat me to the response, but what I said still stands.
Gwan101

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« Reply #214 on: 07-09-2004 18:53 »

Ok... it seems that this thread is slowing down. We need to keep spreading the word!
Evil Abe

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« Reply #215 on: 07-10-2004 02:06 »
« Last Edit on: 07-10-2004 02:06 »

I just saw a news about this on the TLZ for this http://www.leelazone.com.ar/
.  So I would say the would is spreading but the question is how many people are going to do it have you seen the livemarch list for Futurama http://www.livemarch.com/marchHome.jsp?marchID=65
.  It is like 11 people and that is just an email petition not an actual mailing petition.  no no  If everyone on PEEL either mailed to FOX these anchovies and/or did livemarch I think Futurama would comeback.  So we have to rally together and get this to work.  The only way we are going to take this hill pilgrim is if we go together, lets move them out.    laff
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #216 on: 07-10-2004 02:26 »

I'm thinking we need to start a new thread, specifically for AFF, where everything is explained up front.  That way, people don't have to slog through 5 1/2 pages before they get to the meat of it.  Anyone else with me there?  I am thinking, though, we might want to wait until we have a confirmed sponsor website from Ouch so we can have that link in the first post.
Gwan101

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« Reply #217 on: 07-10-2004 02:29 »
« Last Edit on: 07-10-2004 02:29 »

By the way, I just got an Email from the owner of Space Station Futurama. He said that he likes our idea and he offered to make the official site for AFF. I Emailed him back, and I'll let you guys know what happens with that.

Zoidberg- our secind topic would probably be deleted as it is basically the same as this. But, we may want to ask a MOD as it IS an announcement and we really need to catch people's attention, not bore them with 4 or 5 pages of rejected ideas first.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #218 on: 07-10-2004 02:51 »

Qwan-
Good idea... we'll talk to a MOD about getting an announcement thread out there, so we can have the up to date information on page one.  Maybe we can even get some sort of [official] tag on it...

Ouch is working on getting a sponsor site, so hold off on accepting an official sponsorship for now.  Let's keep in touch on this... feel free to IM or email me about it (be sure to put "FUTURAMA" in the subject line of an email so it doesn't get spammed out by accident.  Take care.
Gwan101

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« Reply #219 on: 07-10-2004 02:56 »

Can do.

By the way, I'm going to have to take my computer in to get repaired/tuned up, so don't be surprised if I just disappear for two or three days.
ouch

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« Reply #220 on: 07-10-2004 04:21 »

I accepted SSF's offer last night. Working hard on writing everything for it. Gwan, you down for helping write? I'm halfway through the FAQ and doing an introduction for the homepage. We still need a "Letter Writing and Shipping Guide" though, which will take the longest, as I must write a sample letter, provide tips, and do stuff like that. You said you've made your anchovy can already right? If you could write a guide for how to make the cans, package them, and ship them that would be splendid! I suppose we can put the site up and add those parts later though. I'm still working with Nick (the SSF guy) on getting our site up. When that happens, we can post a new thread with the link.
Gwan101

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« Reply #221 on: 07-10-2004 04:29 »

Sure, I can do that. I'll get started on it tomorrow morning. Or, later as it is "tomorrow" morning.

So I go over getting the label, sizing it/fitting it, and sending it out on the correct day so it gets ther by August 10th.

Sounds easy enough.
ouch

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« Reply #222 on: 07-10-2004 05:05 »

Yes...Although I'm wondering about the August 10th thing. If we wait we can get more numbers, but perhaps it is imperative to attack at that time. Perhaps a different date could be more significant. Thoughts? Does it help to nail them before Fall, when most programming changes are made?
Vida

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« Reply #223 on: 07-10-2004 06:55 »

I live in Los Angeles and work in the entertainment industry and let me tell you, nothing talks bigger than money.  So, IF YOU REALLY WANT FUTURAMA TO BE BROUGHT BACK ***SPEND MONEY***!   Not on cans of sardines, but on Futurama Merchandiseóspecifically the DVDís.  Or rent the videos from your local Blockbuster (itíll cost you about the same as a can of sardines).  If we all do this collectively I can almost guarantee that this will have a much greater impact on the FOX executives than cans of nasty fish.  (You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar.)

Bottom lineóITíS ALL ABOUT PROFIT.  The Family Guy was cancelled to and now itís back in production.  Why?  Because people WATCHED THE SHOW & BOUGHT THE DVDĒS.  (Family Guy routinely beat out the Tonight Show & Letterman during its time slot and sales of the DVDS outsold both the Simpsons & Futurama)

And while I canít deny the fact that it would be fun to bombard the FOX execs with cans of sardines, the fact of the matter is that more than likely it would never reach them.  Our futile efforts would most likely end up in the hands of some pimply faced kid in the mail room.  Actually, because of increased security, terrorist threats, anthrax scares, etc, nowadays you canít even get on a studio backlot without 6 forms of ID and a body cavity search.  And I know for fact that all mail gets scanned and any suspicious packages or mail without a return address gets tossed and will never make it past the front gate.

So if we REALLY WANT FUTURAMA BACK here is what we have to do:
1)   Watch the show!
2)   By the DVDís!
3)   Get your friends to watch the show.  (Iíve gotten 2 friends addicted to the show AND bought them both the seasons 1-3 DVDís Ėcanít deny that Iím doing my part)
4)   Rent the videos!

PROVE TO THOSE D!CKHEADS THAT FUTURAMA CAN MAKE THEM MONEY.  LOTS OF IT.  THAT WILL GET US OUR SHOW BACK. Ėtake it from a Hollywood insider, I know.
Gwan101

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« Reply #224 on: 07-10-2004 15:54 »

It would be nice to get Futurama back with sardines, but the real idea (in my opinion) is to get the "last laugh". Besides, sending Fox hundreds of cans of sardines would be more fun that running out and re-buying DVDs.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #225 on: 07-10-2004 16:50 »
« Last Edit on: 07-10-2004 16:50 »

I'm thinking, maybe, that sending the anchovies in just the can by themselves would be the best plan; that way, it is obvious the package is harmless (that's completely open to discussion though).  And the plan is to send letters and the anchovie lables to Gail Berman... she's the one we want on our side, so the lables are there as a hint to connect the letters to the cans of anchovies arriving (addressed only to "FOX Broadcasting" ) in the mail room.  If they get enough, people will hear about it. 

Also, I'm thinking of other things to do.  Perhaps, we could send in Manwich cans on the anniverasry of the first airing of "Deep South", and any other product placement type episode anniversaries.  We could also all mail in a newspaper on the anniversary of "The Route of All Evil", or wood cylynders with Slurm lables on the anniversary of "Fry and the Slurm Factory" (actual cans of pop would be a bad idea... don't want them to explode or anything). 

We can't stop at the AFF campaign, unless we are promised new episodes, unconditionally.  Also, it is imperative no one mentions in their letters to FOX that we plan future campaigns... we wanna make them actually look at Futurama pages like these if they really want to find out what's going on (and if they do look, they may find that there is still a lot of interest in the show). 

(edit): Forgot to mention that purchasing merchandise is but one part of our campaign.  I encourage everyone to buy as much as they want.  There's some pretty cool posters out there, as well as some fridge magnets and toys.  The comics are also a great option.
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #226 on: 07-10-2004 16:55 »

I believe I said that purpose of this was to protest the one year anniversary of the show's cancellation and to show FOX we fans haven't forgotten about Futurama.  I don't think this will be enough to bring the show back since this is FOX we're dealing with.  However, they'll know we fans are still mad they canceled Futurama.  If anybody is sending cans to FOX because it might bring Futurama back, I support that, but I'm not holding my breath. Whatever the reason is, I'm sure you are sending cans to FOX it is because you like Futurama and are mad the show was cancelled

I also am in support on Vida's idea in helping bring the show back.  Maybe if we fans buy more things with Futurama's name on it, it'll increase sales.
stolb3rg

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« Reply #227 on: 07-10-2004 18:58 »

I sent a sock to fox once with " Bring back futurama" written on it but thats all.  My efforts are futile, even though I did get 7 freinds addicted to it  smile
KAH

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« Reply #228 on: 07-10-2004 23:01 »

Would the Mods mind if I put Peel's address on my label?
ouch

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« Reply #229 on: 07-10-2004 23:29 »

Vida:

Send moeny? Unless it's a modest check adressed to Gail Berman that says, "for: THE RETURN OF FUTURAMA!" (that would be hilarious, and we'd probably all get our checks back. Hmmm...that would be a great follow-up to AFF, now that I think about it), I don't think anybody is going to want to send money. Precious merchandise? Who would want to waste that? You're right that money speaks loud, but fans = money, and
I agree that it is very important to buy merchandise, be we don't need to send it to FOX. They know what we buy. Sure, sending DVDs would show that we are crazy and desperate, but not nearly as many people would be willing, and how does showing that we willing to blow money on protests show that the return of Futurama is profitable? To me, it says that giving fans false hope is profitable.
Vida

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« Reply #230 on: 07-11-2004 00:46 »

Ouch:
I think you misunderstood what I wrote.  I never said anything about buying the DVD's and SENDING them to FOX.  I just said buy them (keep them for yourself and watch them) In the end that's what got Family Guy back in production.  The DVD sales were so great, the executives realized LOTS of  people loved the show,  would watch it if it came back on and therefore it could make them even more money.

If anybodyís interested I can get the exact numbers.  (How many DVDís were sold of Family Guy vs Futurama vs Simpsons) 
fryfanSpyOrama

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« Reply #231 on: 07-11-2004 00:55 »

Get the numbers and post them.
KAH

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« Reply #232 on: 07-11-2004 03:08 »

Vida, your concerns are valid but they've all been voiced before and right now it's just excess negitivity and I don't see how that helps. Yes, good DVD sales are the ideal way to get the show back, but even if everyone at PEEL bought multiple box sets it wouldn't matter. Letters and the physical anchovie tins send the important message that we're out here and that Futurama already has a large fanbase that will only grow with a comeback of the show. 
ouch

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« Reply #233 on: 07-11-2004 04:24 »

Kids, kids! Don't fight. Everybody sending anchoviesz buy the DVDs. Everybody buying DVDs send the anchovies.

KAH, what you said: "even if everyone at PEEL bought multiple box sets it wouldn't matter."

to which I'd like to remind you all that AFF plans on promoting actions to save the show (buying DVDs, protesting) to every Futurama fan we can get our hands on. Saving Futurama goes far beyond PEEL, and we want to go as far as we can!
Gwan101

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« Reply #234 on: 07-12-2004 02:52 »

Ouch- it'll be done it about... 3 days or so. I'm taking my computer in tomorrow and I have to attend my grandfather's funeral so I wont have internet access for the next 3 days.
ouch

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« Reply #235 on: 07-12-2004 04:10 »

I'll have all my work for the site done by then.
Sorry about your grandfather. I too, must manage AFF while a death in the family happens.
Cloud 9

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« Reply #236 on: 07-12-2004 15:15 »

Sorry, you guys. But, I guess it shows how dedicated ya are to the noble cause of Futurama. *salutes* OK, I bought my anchovies and am with it all the way. (AFF is becoming quite a movement!) But, the label was too big for the anchovies, so I'm simply including it in the envelope. My mom's gonna help me write a formal letter to send in addition to it as well. Maybe I'll post it up, if you guys want me to.

Those who choose to alter fate will do so at their own misery.
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #237 on: 07-12-2004 15:31 »

Cloud, you should be able to size the lable down in Photoshop or Paint or some program like that.  As for actually sending the anchovies, I don't think we have actually decided how we are going to send them - packaged in an envelope, or by just sending the can (heck, you can send an unpackaged shoe through the mail if you attach enough stamps).  We do know this, though: the letters and a lable by itself will be sent to Gail, and the anchovies will be sent to the generic FOX address, not addressed to anyone in particular.  Hopefully our page will be up and running by this weekend (thanks a ton, Ouch!).

In short, work on your stuff for now, and then you can make sure you have everything in order then.  We have not yet decided if we should set August 10th as our date, or hold off a few weeks so we can recruit more to our cause.  Stay tuned!
KAH

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« Reply #238 on: 07-13-2004 04:49 »

Good job, Cloud 9! You have an awesome mom. Definately post your letter, we can use it as a prototype if it's good.
Gwan101

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« Reply #239 on: 07-15-2004 22:44 »

ACK! People seem to be loosing interest!

Anyway, I have my part done. If there is anything you want me to add, fix, or take away, tell me!

By the way, the label picture should be at the bottom of whatever page this goes on.

Anchovies For Fry
Can/Label and Shipping Guide
With 15% more guidance than other guides!

This guide should tell you everything you wanted to know and more about labeling anchovie cans and sending them to those that you want to protest!

First things first, get your can out of this chair and go get your anchovies. The brand doesn't matter, nor the size of the can. I would recomend getting a smaller can for postage costs, but go right ahead if you want to get a larger can or if you want to send them in bulk.

Now, get the label. It will be at the bottom of this page, but it will probably be too big. You can use MS Paint, Imaging, Photoshop (or any other photo editing program), MS Works, or MS Word. I'm sure there are more, as I am not familiar with MACs, but any program that you can open a picture in should do. Now, right lick on the label and select "save image as...". Save it under any name and then open it in the program that you are going to use to size it. I used MS Word since it has the rulers on the sides for a glance. Note: You could also use the "Copy image" feature instead of saving it. Just copy and paste it into your program. Now find a ruler or whatever unit of measurement you happen to use and mausire the sides of your can. For example, my can was 1.5 inches in length, and 3.5 inches in width. Ok, now that you have your label in your program, there should be a grid of sorts around it with small boxes at each corner and on each side. Click on these and drag the side/corner to make your label bigger or  smaller. Size the label to match the measurements of the can and then print it out.

Ok, on to the next step. Your can may not be a rectangle as the label is. Cut out the rectangular label and then turn it upside down. Now take the can and put it on top of the label. Trace around the can so that the shape of it is now on the back of the label. Now, cut the shape of your can out of the label. Viola! You now have a label of the right size and shape. You can attach this label to the top of your can by using any glue or tape. You could fold the tape over on itself or just use double sided sticky tape. I just used a glue stick, and it worked fine. My guess is that if a cheap-o glue stick worked, any glue will.

Now that your can is ready, you are ready to ship it. Remember that we will be sending these so they arrive on August 10th, although I have heard talk of bumping this date back so that we get more followers. If you are just sending 1-3 cans, you could just send it through the mail. You should probably call your post office and ask how much postage you should put on them though. I am just sending mine in those large brown envelopes, and I do not yet know how many stamps to put on, but it will probably be around 2 or so (I am sending 2 cans). If you are sending many (such as 5+) I would reccomend using a delivery company such as UPS. Once again, call and see how much postage you need. It would just be easier to take it to the mailing store (provided you have one nearby) and have them send it off for you.

Now for that part the we ALL have to cooperate and cordinate with: sending them. You should call your post office/delivery company to see how many days it will take your package/envelope to get to it's destination. I live in the same state as FOX, so I would have to send my cans 3 or 4 days before August 10th. Don't be tempted to send your fish too early, and don't forget and send them too late. There really is not too much explaining to go into this part. Just be aware of when you need to send your cans.

Send all of your cans to:

FOX Broadcasting Co.
P.O. Box 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90213

We encourage everyone to send polite, neat, and well-written letters to Gail Berman. We want her on our side. Her address is:

Ms. Gail Berman
President
Building 100 Room 4450
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

You can send her letters whenever, but dont send her anchovies!
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