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jerkberg

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« on: 09-19-2004 13:54 »
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hi its my second topic here at peel and i saw that the omicronians say that they know how  to live forever but the people of earth already know the recipe for immortality i.e  heads in  jars like nixon and others.
Xerxes

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« Reply #1 on: 09-19-2004 14:01 »
« Last Edit on: 09-19-2004 14:01 »

Would you like to live as a head in the jar? I wouldn't. Most likely the immortality Lrrr meant included full-scale living, maybe with ethernal youth included.

Edit: I still wonder how they managed to get the heads of people who died a long before even 2000 (first US presidents and such). Cloning maybe?
Sivak

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« Reply #2 on: 09-19-2004 14:09 »

I think that the Omicronians just have a much greater longevity.  Of course, we've never seen an Omicronian be killed, so maybe there's more to it.

Xerxes - More than likely.  Although digging up the graves of old presidents and such doesn't strike me as fun. 
jerkberg

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« Reply #3 on: 09-19-2004 14:42 »
« Last Edit on: 09-19-2004 14:42 »

wrong we have weve seen popplers die who are young omicronians

been hit by the same 2 people in 3 different topics
Sivak

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« Reply #4 on: 09-19-2004 14:48 »

Oh yeah.  Forgot about that episode.  Well, maybe something happens when they mature and they are given the "recipe for immortality" or something.  :P
Teral

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« Reply #5 on: 09-19-2004 15:34 »

There's a difference between being immortal and being invincible.

The Omicronians might be immortal, meaning they don't age or catch diseases, but they probably just as subsceptible to energy-weapons and sharp, pointy objects as Earthicans, meaning they can be killed). See also Tolkien's elves.
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« Reply #6 on: 09-20-2004 10:54 »

In that case, how could the Omicronians give Earthicans the recipe for immortality, if it was simply inherent in the Omicronians' biological chemistry? It would be like us giving them the recipe for hair.
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 09-20-2004 11:00 »

I didn't say it was an inherent genetic trait, it might just as well be the result of a medical treatment. Tolkiens elves just represent the best example of what I tried to describe (a race untouched by time and decease but still "killable" ).
ooy

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« Reply #8 on: 09-20-2004 22:24 »

all those bloody ads on that site. ::shudders::
David A

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« Reply #9 on: 09-21-2004 06:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
I didn't say it was an inherent genetic trait, it might just as well be the result of a medical treatment. Tolkiens elves just represent the best example of what I tried to describe (a race untouched by time and decease but still "killable" ).

Another example would be the Aesir, from Norse mythology.  As long as they ate Idun's apples of eternal youth, they would never die from old age, but they could still be killed.
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« Reply #10 on: 09-21-2004 14:30 »

Fair enough, I can deal with magic apples.
jerkberg

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« Reply #11 on: 09-24-2004 17:04 »

in the first episde when fry meets spok spok says basically that he likes living in a jar so it can't be that bad
Teral

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« Reply #12 on: 09-24-2004 17:42 »

 
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Originally posted by jerkberg:
spok spok

His name is Leonard Nimoy, not Spock. And it's spelled Spock.

 
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living in a jar so it can't be that bad

Living in a gefilte fish jar, eating fish food, listening to idiots asking you stupid questions, I think I'll pass. Even Nixon said it was a sad and lonely life and he is crazy.

Don't confuse not caring with not knowing!
jerkberg

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« Reply #13 on: 09-24-2004 17:46 »

sorry but i thought i would insult people if i spelt his name wrong and i did sorry
David A

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« Reply #14 on: 09-25-2004 05:53 »

 
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Even Nixon said it was a sad and lonely life and he is crazy.

"Even monsters need love."  -Ultraman
Prof.Killbot

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« Reply #15 on: 11-06-2004 19:51 »

No head in a jar for me.

"The worst part is the phantom hemmerhoids!"-Professor from the Futurama game
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« Reply #16 on: 11-06-2004 21:12 »

 
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Edit: I still wonder how they managed to get the heads of people who died a long before even 2000 (first US presidents and such). Cloning maybe?
That question has bothered me since the day I started watching futurama! I think it was my first goof I thought of before looking it up.

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winna

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« Reply #17 on: 11-06-2004 23:43 »

The trick to immortality is easy... masturbate until you go blind.  roll eyes
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« Reply #18 on: 11-07-2004 00:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Xerxes:
I still wonder how they managed to get the heads of people who died a long before even 2000 (first US presidents and such). Cloning maybe?
I've wondered that too, but it must not be cloning because Washington's head said "...that my body fought and died for" in PYHOMS.
evan

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« Reply #19 on: 11-07-2004 00:57 »

Perhaps someone is capable of time-travelling back to before the person died.  Said time-traveller would bring all necessary equipment in order to save just the head.  That way, George Washington could have fought with his own body, but his head was saved and brought to the future.

But then again, the writers stated that there would be no time travel in Futurama.  So I don't know.
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« Reply #20 on: 11-07-2004 01:13 »

Perhaps the heads are clones, implanted with the memories of the original, taken directly froma  brain-scan?
winna

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« Reply #21 on: 11-07-2004 01:52 »

You know what sucks?  The heads can only participate in oral sex... and they always give, never receive....
kiffan

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« Reply #22 on: 11-08-2004 12:03 »

wasn't it clinton that pointed that out?
Yuki_in_space

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« Reply #23 on: 11-09-2004 03:42 »

Recall also, gentlefolk, that George Foreman said, and I quote, "as a head without a body,I envy the dead".
Wooter

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« Reply #24 on: 11-11-2004 18:05 »

Dearest Winna,
Do you ever have anything usefull to say? What does masturbation have to do with immortality?  confused

It is possible that the Omicronians were just kidding. They seem like the kind of people who would say things like that just to make other races feel inferior.
evan

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« Reply #25 on: 11-11-2004 18:51 »

 
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It is possible that the Omicronians were just kidding. They seem like the kind of people who would say things like that just to make other races feel inferior.

I don't trust the Omicronians to be able to live forever.  Lrr'd probably screw up the process or something, killing the person looking for immortality.
winna

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« Reply #26 on: 11-12-2004 01:36 »

Who said masturbating had anything to do with immortality? I just said that the trick to immortality is easy and that if you masturbated, you'd eventually do it until you go blind... especially if you have the herpes and you shoot yourself in both eyes.  roll eyes
Beamer

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« Reply #27 on: 11-12-2004 02:17 »

Besides, masturbating until you become immortal is still worth a try... even if it doesn't work, you can't say you didn't enjoy your attempt at immortality.  tongue

Anyway, I'm amazed nobody's mention the youth tar from TMLH here yet. By bathing in that once a year just enough to de-age by a year, it is somewhat similar to being immortal... not quite the same, and doesn't exactly fit the definition of immortality, but it's the closest thing we've seen to it on the show other than the heads in jars... and Melllvar giving the Star Trek crew eternal youth somehow.
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