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PEE Poll: Could YOU handle the 20th Century?
Hell yeah!   -3 (13.6%)
Possibly, yeah   -16 (72.7%)
Find me a suicide booth, that's how I'll handle it   -1 (4.5%)
No way in Robot Hell   -2 (9.1%)
Total Voters: 22

OldeFortran

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« on: 08-05-2004 16:04 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2004 16:04 »

Simple question, do you believe you could handle the in and outs of the year 3000.

Personally, I wouldn't exactly freak out completely but there's no way I'd be as chilled as Fry was/is/will be.

EDIT: Do not say a word about the topic title, 2 is close to 3 for an idiot.
Coilette

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« Reply #1 on: 08-05-2004 16:08 »

Well, I think I'd be able to adjust to the Big Pink gum, and rings not being cool, but that's about it.
Jicannon

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« Reply #2 on: 08-05-2004 16:09 »

still, it would be the 31st century  tongue

Yeah, I wouldn't be like Fry either...but then again he only handled it that way because he's an idiot.
Bushmeister

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« Reply #3 on: 08-05-2004 16:13 »

I think I would have some problems, especially with hovercars and those tubes you zip through. Career chips would be a problem although it seems like that idea was dropped. Apart from that though I would quite enjoy it.
OldeFortran

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« Reply #4 on: 08-05-2004 16:21 »

Career chips dropped? It did seem that way but I doubt they just died.
Nosebleed

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« Reply #5 on: 08-05-2004 16:22 »

Of course there'd be a lot of confusion going on, but given that I would be able to communicate with others, not considered a primitive freak of doom, the "next generation will be taller" rule doesn't make you a suitable target for stepping feet, etc., then I'd think I'd do OK. I would need a good friend or two to point out and explain many things I'd run into though.

And of course the great leap from the idea of intelligent life off this planet being laughed at over to being asked for a light by one unknown lifeform on a streetcorner...
Jicannon

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« Reply #6 on: 08-05-2004 16:38 »

yeah, I think career chips were dropped. If they were still in issue, Dr. Zoidberg would have had to get an acting chip in That's Lobstertainment! before he could have been in the movie, or a comedian chip before he could have tried to start his career as a stand up comedian
OldeFortran

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« Reply #7 on: 08-05-2004 16:50 »

I don't think he has a career chip to be a doctor, never mind a actor or comedian chip! It probably happened but not in such a way that we got to see it. Besides all that, how would you be able to implant a chip in Zoidy's claw?
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #8 on: 08-05-2004 16:50 »

Futurama as educated me, so I think I could handle it pretty well  smile...
OldeFortran

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« Reply #9 on: 08-05-2004 16:51 »

I dunno if I'd handle it, might just end up freaking out like Michelle did.
Nosebleed

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« Reply #10 on: 08-05-2004 16:53 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2004 16:53 »

The writers just forgot about those (the career (sp?) chips that is)...they do make a return in The Cryonic Woman. Probably some black market trading on those as well, they don't appear to be able to be used as identification. Basically the thing they do is to say "Holder of this chip is qualified as a [insert job title here]".
OldeFortran

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« Reply #11 on: 08-05-2004 16:58 »

And if you don't have one, you don't get to work, that was the point made in SP3K but then it only popped up when it furthered the plotline, nothing more. Don't think it was ever said it was identification as Farnsworth had some from his previous crew so you're very much right Nosebleed, kudos.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #12 on: 08-05-2004 17:17 »

as Otis said, Futurama gave me an idea of the world at that time period, so I think i could handle it to an extent.
victor2000
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« Reply #13 on: 08-05-2004 17:36 »

I would be startled at first, but eventually I would adjust.
Nibblonian

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« Reply #14 on: 08-05-2004 17:37 »

I could handle it, I think. I'd need to study a lot of history though. We've only studied a few centuries worth of history in the 20th century. We'd have to learn a millenium's worth of facts, and not just on our own planet. I need to find out how Mars University came to be, why some states changed their names like "East West Virginia," "Sylvania," or "The Penn Republic," and learn the two alien languages on Earth.

Then again, it might not be so easy...
Dr. Morberg

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« Reply #15 on: 08-05-2004 17:54 »

At first I'd be a little shaken, but I'd get used to it after a couple of days.
Scifly

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« Reply #16 on: 08-05-2004 19:59 »

I could handle caffinated bacon, baconated grapefruit, but Amiral Crunch and Archduke Chocula no way man.
VoVat

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« Reply #17 on: 08-05-2004 20:18 »

Well, it would take some adjustment, certainly, but there seems to be a general indication that the future isn't much different from the present in a lot of ways.  Besides, flying cars and rapid space travel would be cool.
Capīn Skusting

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« Reply #18 on: 08-05-2004 20:27 »
« Last Edit on: 08-05-2004 20:27 »

I'm cranky enough as it is with cars in front of me, behind me, and beside me on the highway  in this century.
If there were cars above and below me as well?
I'd be really cranky.
Then you'd see some sky rage!
But I'd also be having fun with robots...
Jicannon

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« Reply #19 on: 08-06-2004 02:01 »

on second thought, I couldn't handle the disappearance of the French language
Powarun

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« Reply #20 on: 08-06-2004 02:28 »

I would be dead on Xmas, I just know it.  Or maybe offending some kind of Alien by tring to speak its language and actually making fun of its mom.
Beamer

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« Reply #21 on: 08-06-2004 04:21 »

Providing it was exactly like it is in the show, then possibly, yeah. Futurama contained both good and bad aspects of the world it created - and I think there was a healthy mixture of both, just as there are in today's modern world.

Another question, though - is if you were given the opportunity to go to the 31st century, then would you?
Gambit

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« Reply #22 on: 08-06-2004 06:55 »

I think id freak out for around 10 minutes, then itd hit me that there is no way back so im stuck now and id be fine, and find things quite amusing, also id take pleasure in destroying a planet and riding on a dinosuar.

You read it, you cant unread it!
DDie

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« Reply #23 on: 08-06-2004 19:51 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2004 19:51 »

I guess I will be astonished how little mankind has learned of its mistakes..   frown

As long as the power lies upon us, the people, it'll be fine to me.

edit: typo
Philp_J_Fry

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« Reply #24 on: 08-06-2004 22:24 »
« Last Edit on: 08-06-2004 22:24 »

id freak out at first but i think id get used to it in a little while but still a lot of the future stuff is cool (i think i could get use to space travel and hover cars    tongue)
M0le

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« Reply #25 on: 08-06-2004 22:29 »

I'd miss some people for about fifteen seconds and then I'd get used to it. It doesn't really seem a bad place in the future, just an extension of todays society.
Zeep

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« Reply #26 on: 08-07-2004 02:13 »

i'd probably freak out a bit, but think it was cool at the same time. kinda like fry, in some ways.
KurtPikachu2001

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« Reply #27 on: 08-07-2004 17:59 »

I'd handle it just fine!  I'll probably freak out at first, but then I'll adjust.
GnrlHammond

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« Reply #28 on: 08-16-2004 12:35 »

I'd Be Bloody well Happy to be in the future, except for eating recycled old sandwiches.
Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #29 on: 08-16-2004 13:10 »

 
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Originally posted by GnrlHammond:
I'd Be Bloody well Happy to be in the future, except for eating recycled old sandwiches.

yeah, I think I too would have to get over my fear of eating recycled food but if it tastes good, who gives?!

Oh and Bytheway, welcome to PEEL GnrlHammond! A Stargate Fan I see....

Enjoy your time here and stay off my lawn.

TheLampIncident

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« Reply #30 on: 08-16-2004 13:26 »

Well, being jetted a thousand years into the past would probably make me feel empty because I'd be so used to some of the luxuries of my time, but there are perks, like Christmas being a good thing, and soft drinks that aren't made from a worm ass. Sure, I'd manage, why not?
Zoidberg227

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« Reply #31 on: 08-16-2004 16:03 »

Despite your message edit, I have to say it ... of course I can handle the 20th century; I lived in the last few years of it.  I'm handling the 21st century pretty well, too.  As for the 30th/31st centuries, I'm sure I could handle those pretty well.  I'd be a little weirded out at first, but living with people like those in Futurama would be awesome.  All I'd have to hope for is getting the right career chip, and maybe meeting Leela ...
ghoulishmoose

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« Reply #32 on: 08-16-2004 17:58 »

Yeah, I could handle th 30th century I reckon. I'd just adjust to it and except it and deal with it. It'd be fun actually  smile
scooty puff snr

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« Reply #33 on: 08-17-2004 02:28 »

I'd be able to handle it. i think i'd have fun. Forgive me the letter after r, v, and before y are not doing their job on my keyboard. 
Beamer

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« Reply #34 on: 08-17-2004 02:56 »

See? Another plus side about the 30th century - keyboards would work better!
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #35 on: 08-17-2004 14:28 »

Futurama future? Sure thing. A career chip would be way better for me than the talks with careers staff at school, who always seemed like they were simply interested in making people doubt their own opinions. At least a career chip would be final, so I could simply get over it and find a job.

By the way, I think that the career chips haven't been purposefully ignored, it's just that they're more flexible than it seems in the pilot. A "Delivery Boy" chip could range from pizza delivery all the way up to Securicor and those guys who deliver top secret government documents. The whale biologist in 300BB would have probably received a "Marine Biologist" chip; he became a whale biologist for reasons known only to himself.

Maybe the dramatic arts don't need career chips, which would make actors complacent: "I don't need to act well, as the pool of actors is so small." Either that, or Zoidberg just didn't get paid the same rates as a chipped actor, and standup is counted as a hobby. If all standup comedians needed chips, why would there be an Open-Mike Night?
Jicannon

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« Reply #36 on: 08-17-2004 14:53 »

amen Hedonism Bot. career chips would make my life so much easier. I'm too lazy to actually find a job....now if a chip could tell me what to do, by golly I'd not have to get up and go apply at the trashy old department stores!
Bender_Waffles

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« Reply #37 on: 08-17-2004 15:21 »

Hells Fvckin yeah! I'd so dig living in the year 3000. First priority, go on a date with Fry.  big grin
Tongue Luck

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« Reply #38 on: 08-19-2004 04:52 »

I don't know if I could live in a world with Soylent Cola, Soylent Green, Soylent Orange, and Soylent Cole Slaw. Half the fun of cannibalism is the fear of getting caught.
fmx

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« Reply #39 on: 08-19-2004 05:41 »

Well...i think i can handle it, but in that case all my friends, family will be gone  frown and i don`t want that
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