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Robotany 500

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« on: 06-25-2002 14:59 »

I've heard of that both in "30% Iron Chef" and "A Roswell that ends well", but in my english dictionary I didn't found the word "soylent". Does it means somewhat as "synthetic" or "recycled"? What is it and why it's is supposed to be fun?  confused
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 06-25-2002 15:04 »

It's food made out of people, I know it sounds really yukky, but that's what it is smile I think it was mentioned in "Fry & The Slurm Factory" as well smile
AstroZombie

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« Reply #2 on: 06-25-2002 15:05 »

The term Soylent Green comes from a SciFi film of the same title (I think) made in the 70's.
It featured Charlton Heston playing a cop who discovers that goverment, in order to feed a starving population,is producing a food stuff called "Soylent Green"

The main ingrediant of which is recycled human bodies.

Hence the Futurama references to it  wink .

I don't know what soylent means however  frown .
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« Reply #3 on: 06-25-2002 15:07 »
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Damn you Otis!

Steal my thunder will you   mad
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« Reply #4 on: 06-25-2002 15:09 »

 
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Originally posted by AstroZombie:
Damn you Otis!

Steal my thunder will you    mad

Hehe, sorry smile

Robotany 500

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« Reply #5 on: 06-25-2002 15:11 »

thank you all

the film Astrozombie is talking about was inspired by a book perhaps?
I'm not sure if the movie was aired here in Italy. I guess no, because I like sci-fi movies and never heard of this one. Too bad, otherwise I could have appreciated the joke in Futurama  smile

bye
David A

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« Reply #6 on: 06-25-2002 15:14 »

It's people!  Soylent Green is people!

Sorry, couldn't resist.   tongue
AstroZombie

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« Reply #7 on: 06-25-2002 15:15 »

It might well have been a book, but it is an old movie.

out of interest it isnt the only Charlton Heston Movie to be mentioned in a Matt Groening Cartoon,

The Simpsons, Tree house of Horror Story "The Homega Man was a homage to Hestons Movie "The Omega Man" where hes the only human to survive a terrible plague, Survive unmutated that is, mwahahahahaha  evil laugh
David A

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« Reply #8 on: 06-25-2002 15:22 »

And The Omega Man was directed by the late Boris Sagal, Katey Sagal's father.   wink
Teral

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« Reply #9 on: 06-25-2002 15:24 »

The movie, "Soylent Green", is based on the book "Make room! Make room!" by Harry Harrison.
Teral

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« Reply #10 on: 06-25-2002 15:30 »

Another Heston reference: Calculons unfunny and completely unrelvant line "Get your stinking trike off me, you damn dirty ape!" in "Futurestock".
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« Reply #11 on: 06-25-2002 15:35 »

I loved that scene for its completely pointlessness.
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« Reply #12 on: 06-25-2002 15:42 »

Planet of the Apes has been referenced multiple times in the Simpsons.
Robotany 500

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« Reply #13 on: 06-25-2002 15:45 »

Harry Harrison! his books are avaiable in Italy, I checked-

ohh fine, I decided which book I'll read next week  big grin
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« Reply #14 on: 06-25-2002 16:32 »

The Professor's soylent line in 'Roswell' was hilarious.  smile 
AstroZombie

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« Reply #15 on: 06-25-2002 16:39 »

 
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And The Omega Man was directed by the late Boris Sagal, Katey Sagal's father.    wink

He did? Cooool!  big grin
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« Reply #16 on: 06-25-2002 16:53 »
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clickee the pic for more info
Robotany 500

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« Reply #17 on: 06-26-2002 08:18 »

In my movies dictionary I found some interesting information about "Omega man". It appears that it was substantially a remake of and old sci-fi italian movie, directed by Ubaldo Ragona: "L'ultimo uomo sulla Terra" (The last man on Earth), filmed b&w in 1963 in Rome, at Eur estabilishments (the cast was: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoja, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Umberto Raho). It was inspired  by Richard Matheson's novel "I'm a legend". "Omega man" was inspired by this book too, but I believe it was also by the italian movie as the plot remains the same and "L'ultimo uomo sulla Terra" was released eight years before "Omega man". Both italian and american movie didn't achieve much popularity in Italy. Too bad two masterpieces of science fiction have been underestimated for many years.
Just Chris

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« Reply #18 on: 06-26-2002 08:43 »

It also made a reference in The Simpsons, when a scene in Springfield took 40 years in the Future and Bart, now Justice of the Supreme Court, goes with Homer to watch Itchy & Scratchy the Movie for the first time. Homer orders some soylent green with his tickets, and the total's like $700.
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« Reply #19 on: 06-26-2002 10:09 »

 
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It also made a reference in The Simpsons, when a scene in Springfield took 40 years in the Future and Bart, now Justice of the Supreme Court, goes with Homer to watch Itchy & Scratchy the Movie for the first time. Homer orders some soylent green with his tickets, and the total's like $700.
Hmmmm..If I can travel to the Future...and sell the Popplers...


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« Reply #20 on: 06-26-2002 14:00 »

Soylent Green was grown on one of the plankton farms on the ocean surface. They processed plankton into a soy/tofu type food, till they ran out. Soylent Red and Soylent Yellow were different planktons.
Robotany 500

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« Reply #21 on: 06-26-2002 16:57 »

the word "soylent" should come from "soya" + "lentils" words
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« Reply #22 on: 06-26-2002 19:22 »

 
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Soylent Green was grown on one of the plankton farms on the ocean surface. They processed plankton into a soy/tofu type food, till they ran out. Soylent Red and Soylent Yellow were different planktons.

Given the choice, I think I'd just eat the people.

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« Reply #23 on: 06-27-2002 10:53 »

I like Tofu....
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« Reply #24 on: 06-30-2002 16:04 »
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And what have we learned about hotlinking o somethingawful?
Robotany 500

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« Reply #25 on: 06-30-2002 16:16 »

tasty!  tongue
Ben

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« Reply #26 on: 07-01-2002 00:19 »

I prefer Soylent Dog.
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« Reply #27 on: 07-01-2002 07:47 »

Anything that green and rectangular can't be "ALL NATURAL!"
Just Chris

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« Reply #28 on: 07-01-2002 10:31 »

Soylent green: Technology, not taste.
Lesotho_Leela

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« Reply #29 on: 07-01-2002 11:04 »

And color, not appeal.
Kryten

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« Reply #30 on: 07-01-2002 11:55 »

It's muncha buncha cruncha human.
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« Reply #31 on: 07-01-2002 23:16 »

I'm going to get my dog some "Soylent Chow".
David A

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« Reply #32 on: 07-01-2002 23:44 »

Soylent Green: Now with more girls.

Homer: "Anyway, can I get you some Soylent Green?"
Ralph: "Isn't that made of people?"
Homer: "Uh oh, here we go..."
haleys_comet

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« Reply #33 on: 07-01-2002 23:51 »

Santa Bot: I'm going to rip off your skin and deck the halls with your guts.
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« Reply #34 on: 07-02-2002 01:40 »

(A comical, 'super-deformed' animated version of Charlton Heston races up to the camera, screaming.)
Chuck: "Soylent Green is made of PEEEEEOPLLLLLLE!!"
Announcer: (jovial) "It sure is, Chuck! It sure is. Soylent Green. You are what you eat...so eat what you are."

--Suicide Booth sponsor advert from The Neverfinishing Fanfic   frown
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« Reply #35 on: 07-02-2002 05:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Planet of the Apes has been referenced multiple times in the Simpsons.

The best one was that Troy McClure musical...

Stop The Planet Of The Apes, I Want To Get Off!

Just Chris

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« Reply #36 on: 07-02-2002 09:34 »

I like the breakdancing chimp in the 'Dr. Zaius' song.
Kryten

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« Reply #37 on: 07-02-2002 13:18 »

"So, for a tasty treat that's good to eat, try Soylent Green. Now in Vanilla Nut flavor. Soylent Green is people.
Soylent Green. Made from the best stuff on Earth... People."
 -- Bill McNeal, "NewsRadio"
David A

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« Reply #38 on: 07-02-2002 14:58 »

Phil Hartman, we barely knew ye.   cry
Chump

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« Reply #39 on: 07-02-2002 22:16 »

Soylent Green...
I went to all lengths to see this movie, and I haven't yet. I've tried various internet ways (nudge) and nothing. I've tried going to the video store, (I got a blank stare and a 'what-lent green?) and the library (nothing). So I haven't seen it. In english the topic swayed in the direction of cannibalism, and I yelled out the fameous line, "Soylent Green is... people!" and everyone stared, including the teacher. Not one person knew what it was.

Here ya go, some soyler-ific sounds:

The first one: http://datacore.sciflicks.com/soylent_green/sounds/soylent_green_from_people.wav

More insane: http://datacore.sciflicks.com/soylent_green/sounds/soylent_green_people.wav

Homer: http://datacore.sciflicks.com/soylent_green/sounds/soylent_green_simpsons.wav

Hmmm...: http://datacore.sciflicks.com/soylent_green/sounds/soylent_green_punk.wav
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