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Frisco17

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« Reply #600 on: 01-21-2012 01:39 »

No, I honestly didn't and I honestly still don't.

Does he mean an inside joke? Because if he did, I still don't really understand how that could possibly be an inside joke.

It's not an inside joke, and don't bother understanding it. I shouldn't be posting things only known in Philly....  roll eyes

Please stop making the rest of us look bad. Otherwise me and Gorky will ship you off to Camden so fast the first inevitable stabbing won't even slow you down.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #601 on: 02-08-2012 03:04 »

It's always sunny in stab-adelphia.
Lucy

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« Reply #602 on: 03-15-2012 05:50 »

I was watching The Mutants Are Revolting and noticed the water-wheel robot (Lisa, is it?) and Sinclair 2K at Bender's party but I thought they were figments of Bender's imagination in Obsoletely Fabulous?
I searched PEEL to see if anyone else had noticed this before I posted it and there were a few little mentions but nobody acknowledged them.
Another one is Van Gogh's Sunflowers in Benderama, the same painting is lined up to be used as a clay pigeon in A Fishful Of Dollars. We don't see it get shot though.
Fnord
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« Reply #603 on: 03-15-2012 08:47 »

I was watching The Mutants Are Revolting and noticed the water-wheel robot (Lisa, is it?) and Sinclair 2K at Bender's party but I thought they were figments of Bender's imagination in Obsoletely Fabulous?

Maybe Bender's hallucinating at the party as well. Hey, when you're hallucinating at a party, you know it's a GOOD one ...
Lucy

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« Reply #604 on: 03-15-2012 09:01 »

Ha ha maybe! But it never seems that he's consumed anything more than alcohol...? If we ever see them again then there'll definitely be continuity issues. :S
Scrappylive

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« Reply #605 on: 03-15-2012 09:09 »

Bender stops the party and remains lucid on a dime.

The horse says: Theory busted
Lucy

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« Reply #606 on: 03-15-2012 09:45 »

'On a dime', what does that mean? :/
Good horse reference by the way, it made me laugh. smile
Scrappylive

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« Reply #607 on: 03-15-2012 10:06 »

'On a dime', what does that mean? :/

To stop or turn on a dime is to do so suddenly. Perhaps I should have phrased it: "Bender stops the party on a dime and remains lucid."


Good horse reference by the way, it made me laugh. smile

smile
Lucy

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« Reply #608 on: 03-15-2012 10:20 »

Oh right. So to become suddenly contrary and change your mind on a whim is what on a dime means? Is that right?
That's a strange phrase. I've never heard it before and I watch a lot of American (is it an American phrase?) TV and films. :/
Mind you, we English have a lot of sayings that you don't have in the U.S.
Like 'taking the piss,' meaning (depending on the context) banter, mocking or a flagrantly unfair rule or price. Eg. £5 for a sandwich, are they taking the piss!?
Scrappylive

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« Reply #609 on: 03-15-2012 10:33 »

Oh right. So to become suddenly contrary and change your mind on a whim is what on a dime means? Is that right?

That is not right. You over generalized the definition. I believe the phrase is really only used with stopping and turning. I suppose it is an American phrase, and kind of a weird one at that.


Mind you, we English have a lot of sayings that you don't have in the U.S.
Like 'taking the piss,' meaning (depending on the context) banter, mocking or a flagrantly unfair rule or price. Eg. £5 for a sandwich, are they taking the piss!?

Heh... I'm only familiar with one meaning of 'taking a piss.' roll eyes
Lucy

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« Reply #610 on: 03-15-2012 13:10 »

No, no, no, it's 'taking THE piss'. smile That's what makes it distinguishable from 'taking A piss'.
I suppose the technical term would be 'extracting th urine'. XD
I'm not sure why it means the various, uh, variations that it's used for, but it's commonly used in the U.K.
So the dime thing just means abruptly stopping and doing a 180 turn about something? :/ (I hope that's right.)
I wonder what the significance of a dime is, is it the smallest of all the pennies in the States or something?
futz
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« Reply #611 on: 03-15-2012 22:23 »

Yes, dimes (10 cents) are the smallest physical size current US coin. The phrase "turn or stop on a dime" typically refers to physical agility of people or objects in motion. Sort of rare to use to describe a person's thinking or behavior.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #612 on: 03-15-2012 22:57 »
« Last Edit on: 03-15-2012 22:59 »

I'm not sure why it means the various, uh, variations that it's used for, but it's commonly used in the U.K.

There's no excuse for ignorance in the information age.

"Taking the piss" means mocking somebody, or otherwise having a laugh/joke at somebody else's expense. The wikipedia article I've linked to does an adequate job of explaining the origin (although the "alternate" theories are somewhat deranged).

The phrase to "turn/stop on a dime" originally stems from vehicles (usually cars, sometimes other vehicles) that move at high speed but do not suffer from a loss of agility, or are able to come to a stop incredibly quickly.

The phrase comes from a time when vehicles (particularly automobiles) were clunky beasts, difficult to stop and steer. It was a phrase used by the people who'd try to sell you a car. Stopping distances and turning circles were awful in years gone by, so this particular piece of hyperbole was often used to extol the virtues of a machine that would outperform its competitors. In England, folks would say that something could "turn on a farthing", which was a very small coin worth a quarter of a penny. For stopping... well, gnats' testicles might be referenced (y'know, because gnats are tiny, so they must have tiny bollocks). Both phrases fell out of use over here, but the Americans continued to use their own slang, presumably because it confuses people who don't know what a dime is.

From there, the phrase found another meaning in referring to fickle people. The equivalent British colloquialism would be to "change at the drop of a hat". This refers to somebody whose mood or opinion is liable to take a sudden turn in the opposite (or any other) direction for no apparent reason (ie: the change might be precipitated by something as slight as dropping a hat).

I guess that our transatlantic cousins either don't drop their hats as often, or they really like dimes.
futz
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« Reply #613 on: 03-16-2012 00:09 »

Dime is used in a number of phrases. "Not worth a dime" (worthless), "nickel and dime" (bargaining or just being cheap), "drop a dime" (snitch to police using phone) among  others.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #614 on: 03-16-2012 01:57 »

So, you really like dimes then. Got it.
Svip

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« Reply #615 on: 03-16-2012 02:11 »

Yes, dimes (10 cents) are the smallest physical size current US coin. The phrase "turn or stop on a dime" typically refers to physical agility of people or objects in motion. Sort of rare to use to describe a person's thinking or behavior.

Are you saying pennies are larger than the dimes?  You Americans really are wasting your time minting those, huh.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #616 on: 03-16-2012 03:05 »

Time and money. (And that article is from 2006. You know, before the economy tanked.)
futz
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« Reply #617 on: 03-16-2012 03:35 »

Actually retailers want to stop messing with pennies and round to the nearest nickel (guess which way). The mint keeps trying to replace the paper dollar with a coin dollar but people don't use the coin version. I like my broad strike nickel that worth a whole lot more than 5 cents.
Lucy

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« Reply #618 on: 03-16-2012 05:31 »

Thanks for the link TNUK. That was interesting, why has it never been on QI?
I know there's no exuse for ignorance in the information age.
Now here's my excuse: my sleeping pattern is currently terrible and ridiculous and I was falling asleep at the time and so couldn't be bothered to look it up because I wouldn't have been able to take it in with my tired brain.
I usually do look up a lot a stuff and junk. I spend an awful lot of time on Wiki looking up the etymology of words. Usually swear words.
Fnord
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« Reply #619 on: 03-16-2012 07:41 »

Actually retailers want to stop messing with pennies and round to the nearest nickel (guess which way). The mint keeps trying to replace the paper dollar with a coin dollar but people don't use the coin version.

Because the coin version invariably looks like a quarter.
futz
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« Reply #620 on: 03-16-2012 10:43 »

Even the gold tinted ones bombed. They might have more luck if they brought out $5 and $10 coins at the same time so you wouldn't have to fumble so much between pocket and wallet. Also they'd be worth enough to actually buy something.
Lucy

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« Reply #621 on: 03-18-2012 19:12 »
« Last Edit on: 03-18-2012 19:15 »

So what coins do you guys have? I know there's nickels which are 5 cents and dimes which are 10 cents and quarters which I guess are 25 cents? Do you have any others or is American currency mostly in notes?
We have loads of coins in the U.K. 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p, 50p, £1 and £2. And our lowest note starts at £5. It seems quite different from what you guys have. smile
Svip

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« Reply #622 on: 03-18-2012 19:21 »

50Ýre, 1kr., 2kr., 5kr., 10kr. and 20kr., so I guess only 6 coins.  Our lowest note is 50kr., which is about £5.
totalnerduk

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« Reply #623 on: 03-18-2012 19:25 »

You should probably discuss this in the currency thread rather than the thread for goofs in Season Six of Futurama.
Lucy

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« Reply #624 on: 03-19-2012 03:28 »

OK I'll stop. The conversation just lead to currency somehow... :/ I didn't mean to go offtopic!

Going back to the topic, no one really gave me a cromulent argument for the waterwheel robot being at Bender's party in TMAR.
Any ideas?
Scrappylive

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« Reply #625 on: 03-19-2012 04:03 »

There could be a perfectly cromulent explanation for it all (and I hope there is), but I suspect it is just a goof. There seem to be a lot of goofs like this (characters being out of place, or appearing in the background even if they're supposed to be dead or hidden in secrecy).
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #626 on: 03-19-2012 04:13 »

Perhaps she's a real person in 3011 and Bender imagined her during the upgrade.
Scrappylive

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« Reply #627 on: 03-19-2012 04:15 »

That could be so! Although it seems like a cop-out, it is a very creative and viable one. When Bender had to imagine certain robots, he imagined ones he had seen before.
Lucy

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« Reply #628 on: 03-19-2012 04:17 »

Yeh I noticed that at the end of Into The Wild Green Yonder when you look into the massive crowd Edna and the Decapodian king (I forget his name) are there and they're meant to be dead. And Morris and Munda are there but they wouldn't have been allowed out.
What about the painting in Benderama? Van Gogh's Sunflowers. That painting is in a queue to be used as a clay pigeon in AFOD. I suppose it can be easily explained away because we don't actually see it get shot but still, it's likely that it did. Right?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #629 on: 03-19-2012 21:19 »

Maybe they took the information from Bender's "trip" while he was being upgraded out of the machine that gives the upgrades and examined his memories to create a "Retro" brand of robots.
Solid Gold Bender

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« Reply #630 on: 03-19-2012 21:44 »

Well, sometimes you can see acquaintances of yourself in a dream that you haven't seen years in advance. And with Bender's memory, yes it could be true.
Lucy

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« Reply #631 on: 03-19-2012 22:39 »

Ha ha, but why would they take Bender's imagined obsolete robots to make a brand of retro-bots that wouldn't be any use!? Ha ha. smile

What do you mean SGB? That you can have a dream with someone in that (as far as you know) doesn't exist and then meet them in real life?
Like a premonition?
Fnord
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« Reply #632 on: 03-20-2012 07:13 »

Ha ha, but why would they take Bender's imagined obsolete robots to make a brand of retro-bots that wouldn't be any use!? Ha ha. smile

What was the point of Hedonismbot, for that matter?
Scrappylive

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« Reply #633 on: 03-20-2012 11:26 »

Or orphan robots? Or homeless robots? Or criminal robots?
DannyJC13

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« Reply #634 on: 03-20-2012 17:31 »

Ha ha, but why would they take Bender's imagined obsolete robots to make a brand of retro-bots that wouldn't be any use!? Ha ha. smile

Retro stuff is still popular right now in the modern day and age.
Lucy

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« Reply #635 on: 03-21-2012 06:54 »

I suppose the 'robots that fit no purpose joke' is a good answer for that. In the commentary for Xmas Story, they're laughing about why humans would build pointless robots and (I think) David X. Cohen says that the answer to that is that the robots build each other.
But I guess since TBWABBacks, it's definite that robots can reproduce. (Bender's son.)
There was a hint towards this in a deleted scene from TSHLanded, but it was contradicted by Leela in a deleted scene from WMIBACILove.
Maybe Bender built her?
Lucy

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« Reply #636 on: 03-21-2012 06:55 »

I suppose the 'robots that fit no purpose joke' is a good answer for that. In the commentary for Xmas Story, they're laughing about why humans would build pointless robots and (I think) David X. Cohen says that the answer to that is that the robots build each other.
But I guess since TBWABBacks, it's definite that robots can reproduce. (Bender's son.)
There was a hint towards this in a deleted scene from TSHLanded, but it was contradicted by Leela in a deleted scene from WMIBACILove.
Maybe Bender built her?
Fnord
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« Reply #637 on: 03-21-2012 07:50 »

There was a hint towards this in a deleted scene from TSHLanded, but it was contradicted by Leela in a deleted scene from WMIBACILove.

So you're using a deleted scene to argue against the premise in another deleted scene?

It's time for you to turn the computer off, go outside, and get some fresh air. Really.
Lucy

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« Reply #638 on: 03-22-2012 12:56 »

Ha ha, it's not a computer, it's a phone.
This is what happens when you've lived alone for nearly three years, your boyfriend lives two bus journeys away, (three if it's late) all your friends (by all I mean your one of two friends) have left to go to university, you're stuck in your rural hometown, you're unemployed and have no car.
You go shit smearing crazy and befriend footballs with crudely drawn faces on and find absolutely anything to talk about with strangers from across the ocean on the internet...
Svip

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« Reply #639 on: 03-22-2012 14:00 »

Ha ha, it's not a computer, it's a phone.

It's a computer.  The phone is merely a feature of it.
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