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Pittzoid

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« on: 03-17-2003 23:36 »

im not sure if anyone has mentioned this before but in the episode 'the series has landed' and they show how man went to the moon but they dont really know. + in another episode how they dont know what the parking meter does or something.
well wouldnt the heads from the 90's know?
what are your ideas on this?

LittleMiss

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« Reply #1 on: 03-18-2003 01:43 »

Good question.  *Scratches head*  I'm not sure about that!  lol.

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Lee Roberts

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« Reply #2 on: 03-18-2003 02:43 »

I don't understand either.
Grim

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« Reply #3 on: 03-18-2003 06:42 »
« Last Edit on: 03-18-2003 06:42 »

Prehaps the heads arent totally reliable? u know how your grandpa doesnt remember how he got that gash on his head, or what happened in the war?

Well these heads are more than 10x the age of most people grandparents, talk about memory degradation!

Edit: Plus most of the heads are celebrities, so a lot of them wouldnt have 2 brain cells to rub together in the first place  big grin
PCC Fred

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« Reply #4 on: 03-18-2003 07:32 »

A lot of the celebrities shown on Futurama are dead e.g. Nixon.

It may be that heads in jars are actually copies/clones of the original celebrity, rather than their original heads, and as such their memories may be incomplete or incorrect.
winna

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« Reply #5 on: 03-18-2003 07:49 »

Maybe no one cares to hear what the heads have to say.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #6 on: 03-18-2003 14:02 »

Or maybe the heads don't get out enough to make a difference.
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 03-18-2003 14:15 »

Their current president is a head-in-a-jar. Judging on Nixon's personality, does that give them any reason to trust the heads at all? Bitter and crazy.

VRRR

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« Reply #8 on: 03-18-2003 15:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Pittzoid:

well wouldnt the heads from the 90's know?
what are your ideas on this?


If the heads from the 90's didn't know, they could aks the heads from the 80's  wink
Carbito

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« Reply #9 on: 03-19-2003 04:36 »

I never thought of that.

Also you would think they would have some records stored away on a computer somewere.
Yorokobi

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« Reply #10 on: 03-26-2003 01:00 »

The "ask the head" idea is applicable, except it would make things too easy from a plot standpoint.  As to "stored on a pute" well just because it was stored doesn't mean it wasn't lost in the past 1000 years. 

I wonder if they still use windoze?

Prowla RX7

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« Reply #11 on: 03-26-2003 01:43 »

Well, considering Bender told a joke about "The Windows logo" from 'Where the Buggalo Roams', they could possibly still be using Windows.

"...It was THE WINDOWS LOGO!"
Kryten

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« Reply #12 on: 03-26-2003 02:07 »

"Why did they hire Windows 3000 as a prison guard? Because it always locks up."

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Gocad

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« Reply #13 on: 03-27-2003 07:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Pittzoid:
well wouldnt the heads from the 90's know?
what are your ideas on this?


What would you remember if you were over a thousand years old?



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winna

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« Reply #14 on: 03-27-2003 08:06 »

They also have a class on the 20th Century at Mars University.  "The only real way to get an A in this class is to actually have lived in the 20th Century" <Fry>SWISH!</Fry>
Prowla RX7

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« Reply #15 on: 03-31-2003 00:29 »

Aside from that.  How is it that Farnsworth is able to reference to the fact that anchovies became extinct in the 2200's, yet not have any knowledge about the first man on Mars... Philip J. Fry (Regular Fry's nephew).  The "being old and not remembering anything" excuse doesn't work here, because obviously he was able to remember that anchovies became extinct, which I think is a lesser known fact than something as being the "first man on Mars".
Australian Guy

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« Reply #16 on: 03-31-2003 01:14 »

Yeh and it was a member of his family, also he would have decended from Phillip Fry.
evan

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« Reply #17 on: 03-31-2003 01:20 »

@ Prowla. There are a lot of people with the last name Fry, I would assume. After all, the Professor's last name is "Farnsworth," so maybe he doesn't know about his relationship to Fry's nephew. Not everyone who was a decendant of Pilgrims knows about their lineage.
mikey

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« Reply #18 on: 04-03-2003 09:22 »

How did the heads survive the world being blown up by aliens twice? ( space pilot 3000)
Gocad

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« Reply #19 on: 04-03-2003 09:49 »

 
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Originally posted by mikey:
How did the heads survive the world being blown up by aliens twice? ( space pilot 3000)

We don't know if Aliens really blew up the entire world or just New York.
After all, that's what they do in bad SciFi movies...


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Denton

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« Reply #20 on: 04-03-2003 11:15 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
 We don't know if Aliens really blew up the entire world or just New York.
After all, that's what they do in bad SciFi movies...


LOL Gocad


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Ricky

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« Reply #21 on: 04-03-2003 13:43 »

The bad sci-fi movies only include aliens planning to blow up New York (to cut the costs of special effects).
Ricky

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« Reply #22 on: 04-04-2003 08:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Or maybe the heads don't get out enough to make a difference.

Fry: "This is unbelievable! What do you heads do all day?"
Leonard Nimoy's head: "We share our wisdom with those who seek it. It's a life of quiet dignity".
Nixorbo

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« Reply #23 on: 04-04-2003 10:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Ricky:
"We share our wisdom with those who seek it. It's a life of quiet dignity".

But how many people actually seek it?  Can't be too many.

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« Reply #24 on: 04-10-2003 10:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Prowla RX7:
Aside from that.  How is it that Farnsworth is able to reference to the fact that anchovies became extinct in the 2200's, yet not have any knowledge about the first man on Mars... Philip J. Fry (Regular Fry's nephew).  The "being old and not remembering anything" excuse doesn't work here, because obviously he was able to remember that anchovies became extinct, which I think is a lesser known fact than something as being the "first man on Mars".

It may be a lesser known fact, but it might have had more significance to Farnsworth.  Who can say what would be more memorable to that old prune danish with legs?

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reverend

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« Reply #25 on: 04-17-2003 08:53 »

You guys are worrying about nothing. Just compare what we know about a thousand or two thousand years ago. Classes are taught, but huge gaps in knowledge still exist. there is no contradiction. Some facts survive, others don't. Havne't any of you studied history?
reverend

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« Reply #26 on: 04-17-2003 08:54 »

Or spelling?
Gocad

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« Reply #27 on: 04-17-2003 13:45 »

[Moron]Duh, knowledge ... boring![/Moron]



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SpaceCase

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« Reply #28 on: 04-18-2003 02:11 »
« Last Edit on: 11-15-2008 09:10 »

 
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Originally posted by reverend:
You guys are worrying about nothing. Just compare what we know about a thousand or two thousand years ago. Classes are taught, but huge gaps in knowledge still exist. there is no contradiction. Some facts survive, others don't. Havne't any of you studied history?

We don't have preserved living heads in jars from those times. Futurama does. That's a direct pipeline to a wealth of past knowledge.
Now, true, human memory is fallible, and God only knows what effects the preserving process might have, but; those degraded human memories would be far more accurate than scientific guesses.

Okay, I'm done now.
  wink
Gocad

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« Reply #29 on: 04-18-2003 03:39 »

Nitpicker!


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Chalic

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« Reply #30 on: 04-20-2003 03:23 »

Pitnicker!
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #31 on: 04-21-2003 19:35 »

Not only is this guy stupid enough to try and disagree with the most intelligent posts, he's also stupid enough to try and correct spam posts.  no no

There's no hope for some people.
reverend

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« Reply #32 on: 04-24-2003 08:59 »
« Last Edit on: 04-24-2003 08:59 »

Who are you talking about? Me or Spacecase? Or the other guy? And what's a spam-post? Me stoopid too sometimes.  confused
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