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Shiny Metal Ass

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« Reply #40 on: 05-06-2003 15:38 »

 
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<h2>NERD!</h2>

indubitatly!

JDHannan

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« Reply #41 on: 05-19-2003 16:56 »

 
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Originally posted by *DoctorIn*:
*Just to nerd this up a bit more. I take exception to the premise that they would "have" to use a base-8 number system. The ancient Maya used base-20, for the obvious reason that you have a total of 20 digits. The ancient Sumerians used base-60 for some reason.*
yeah and look where it got them.. do the ancient mayas have interstellar travel? do the sumerians have robots?   has anyone heard of the sumerians? not really
Spanghewed

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« Reply #42 on: 05-24-2003 11:18 »

Did anyone see that episode of "The Simpsons" where Lisa showed Bart that magazine saying that scientists predicted that in a few millennia (or millions of years, can't remember) humans would grow another finger, and Bart commented, "Whoa, five fingers!"
sheep555

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« Reply #43 on: 05-24-2003 13:02 »
« Last Edit on: 05-24-2003 13:02 »

Yes...although I've forgotten the name of it, and I don't have my episode guide to hand...

On another finger related piece of trivia, I only just noticed that in the Simpsons, God has five fingers, not four...

 
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Originally posted by JDHannan:
...has anyone heard of the sumerians? not really

The sumerians were the earliest known people of the "fertile crescent". They lived in southern Mesopotamia in a number of independent city-states. Each consisted of a small city and its surrounding area. The rulers of these city-states constantly warred with one another. The sumerians are thought to by many conspiracy theorists to have been contacted by aliens, among other things.

   big grin
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #44 on: 05-25-2003 14:49 »

If I remember in that episode, God had five at first then at the end when he met Homer again he had four.
JDHannan

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« Reply #45 on: 05-25-2003 17:54 »
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no no no no no! GOD HAD FIVE FINGERS.
okay, i went and looked and in the ending scene, God's number of fingers changes from 4 to 5, then 4 then 5 again.
in the whole first scene though, he has five fingers at all times.
i am now mildly disappointed at what can only be described as an error when God has 4 fingers for two scenes
Arachnid

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« Reply #46 on: 06-07-2003 06:08 »

My flatmate just pointed out a possibility:
What if Futurama/Simpsons characters have 12 toes, but decided base 20 was just too big?
JDHannan

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« Reply #47 on: 06-09-2003 15:54 »

what?
i tell ya, that doesnt make a lick of sense
base 20 would mean they had 10 toes (fingers?) on each foot (hand?)
and its clear they dont have 12 toes... so i dont know where u are going with this
Arachnid

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« Reply #48 on: 06-09-2003 17:09 »

Well, they have 8 fingers.
My flatmate suggested they might have 12 toes.
Since 8+12=20 you might think they would at least consider base 20, but perhaps they decided it was too large and went for 10?
JDHannan

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« Reply #49 on: 06-13-2003 21:03 »

holy crap, its an overabundance of apathy!
they do not have 12 toes, i'm sure we've seen their toes at some point
swarez

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« Reply #50 on: 06-13-2003 23:09 »

 
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Originally posted by JDHannan:
The entire reason characters have 8 fingers is so Mickey Mouse could use his hands as little men.

No. It's just easier to draw.
rikkibarnett

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« Reply #51 on: 06-18-2003 17:01 »

the "actual" reason for the 8 fingers has something to with matt.G its just his style.heheheheh
JDHannan

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« Reply #52 on: 06-19-2003 03:40 »

if u had heard the director's commentary in season 1, you'd know u're wrong
he says that they were going to draw them with 10 fingers but it just didnt look right.
Sil

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« Reply #53 on: 06-19-2003 17:18 »

If you look at the "You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do" poster behind Leela in SP3K, the miserable looking dude giving the thumbs up actually does have five fingers on that hand.

And I was also gonna bring up about the commentary too - it's the commentary for "Mars University" for anyone who cares - but my betters have already done so.

Sorry for that little interlude!
mikey

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« Reply #54 on: 06-20-2003 06:12 »

Its only because of the korean company that actually draw futurama did not let the characters have 10 fingers. 8 was apparently easier.
Sil

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« Reply #55 on: 06-20-2003 10:20 »

Matt Groening says in that commentary that it looked weird.  I guess it would do after however many years of working with 4-fingered characters on the Simpsons.
Cube_166

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« Reply #56 on: 06-20-2003 11:01 »

My Two Cents: They draw four fingers because it saves time. Just accept it. Just because they are drawn with four fingers doesn't mean they have four fingers. I could draw a picture of someone with two heads, they wouldn't actually have two heads.
Sil

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« Reply #57 on: 06-20-2003 11:14 »

"This is not a pipe."


You'll get it in a minute!
mikey

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« Reply #58 on: 06-21-2003 03:36 »

Its been 3 hours....
Sil

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« Reply #59 on: 06-21-2003 11:14 »

It's a painting by Magritte of a pipe, which he insisted was not a pipe to his critics. When they gave up arguing he said "Ah, but it isn't a pipe - its paint arranged to look like a pipe.  It's a picture of a pipe, not a pipe."  Kind of similar to what Cube was saying.
JDHannan

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« Reply #60 on: 06-24-2003 10:35 »

What the hell is the matter with you people?  How can you like Futurama and blatantly ignore and disregard Matt Groening's words that come out of his mouth.
Futurama was going to be done in 5-finger format but it looked too weird to them and they changed it.  No one from Korea said "we're not drawing an extra two fingers, boss" and no one said "lets imply that they have five fingers by drawing 80% of them"
I guarantee that if the original cartoons from the Mickey Mouse era had five fingers, 99% of cartoons nowadays would have five.  Walt Disney is the foundation of all cartoons.
the_dudefather

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« Reply #61 on: 06-24-2003 10:47 »
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disney is also the foundation for manga and anime (according the the documentry 'the history of anime'). astroboy is a good example.

anyways, in my opinion the finger you have beside your small finger has no unique function.

with your thumb you can grab stuff more easily, with your forefinger you can poke/point, with your middle finger you can ..give people the finger and use the R2 and l2 buttons on a playstation and with your pinky you can pick your nose. What use is finger number 4? its not even as posable! thanks a f'in bunch god!

p.s: i am insane
Gocad

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« Reply #62 on: 06-24-2003 14:38 »

 
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Originally posted by the_dudefather:
p.s: i am insane

Welcome to the club!  big grin
 
the_dudefather

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« Reply #63 on: 06-24-2003 19:29 »

i decided to say that before people started yelling at me for critising a rarly used finger.

its not polite to yell at insane people.
Sil

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« Reply #64 on: 06-25-2003 14:56 »

Feel the insanity!

There's no need for vitriol, JD - we're just throwing ideas up into the air - and if you care to actually read the rest of the thread, you'll notice that there's more than one post stating what you just said.  And in a civilised manner.
JDHannan

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« Reply #65 on: 06-25-2003 16:28 »

vitriol?!
its just that if you read the rest of the thread, u'd notice that i've restated that point several times and ppl keep ignoring it and writing crap.
dudefather> we just dont have a use for the ring finger YET
we didnt have a use for the middle finger before the use of the middle finger became normal, after some biker movie...  and no good use for it until the invention of the PS controller
the_dudefather

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« Reply #66 on: 06-25-2003 17:54 »

fear the finger....

we can send a man to the moon and make spreadable butter-like-stuff, but mankind still needs to fully utilise all its available fingers.

perhaps it is an untaped resourse of great power, which is uncomprehended by man, perhaps in the distant future, when all hope is a forgotten dream, we will learn the ancient secrets ...of the finger..

DUN DUN DAAAAA!!!!
Sil

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« Reply #67 on: 06-26-2003 10:25 »

JD - *read* my posts! I'm sorry if I came off a bit aggressive - I was having a bad day. *is contrite*
JDHannan

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« Reply #68 on: 06-26-2003 12:28 »

where did it become implied that i didn't read ur posts?  after all, i did reply to it...
  confused
Sil

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« Reply #69 on: 06-30-2003 06:22 »

 
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Originally posted by JDHannan:
What the hell is the matter with you people?  How can you like Futurama and blatantly ignore and disregard Matt Groening's words that come out of his mouth.
Futurama was going to be done in 5-finger format but it looked too weird to them and they changed it.  No one from Korea said "we're not drawing an extra two fingers, boss" and no one said "lets imply that they have five fingers by drawing 80% of them"
I guarantee that if the original cartoons from the Mickey Mouse era had five fingers, 99% of cartoons nowadays would have five.  Walt Disney is the foundation of all cartoons.

I'd already said that - and backed you up. But again, I'm sorry - I really was having a bad day.   smile  I'll try to be less aggressive next time. I'm a bit too sensitive!
JDHannan

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« Reply #70 on: 07-03-2003 12:50 »

uhh, is it just me, or did Sil just re-reply to something she already replied to?
chickuaua

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« Reply #71 on: 07-03-2003 13:57 »

I think that in a Simpsons episode Bart mentioned that people used to have 5 fingers on each hand... "Losers" :P
JDHannan

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« Reply #72 on: 07-05-2003 06:02 »

chickuaua> although there is a slight possibility i could just be not remembering what u're talking about, i think theres a better possibility that u're thinking of Lisa reading a magazine and it says that in the future people will develop an extra finger, and bart says "4 fingers? whoah, freakshow"
chickuaua

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« Reply #73 on: 07-05-2003 10:41 »

JDH> maybe, I don't remember all too well because I don't watch the simpsons much  tongue
Tjoppen
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« Reply #74 on: 07-05-2003 12:22 »

Just for the record, Futurama characters have four toes as well;



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« Reply #75 on: 07-11-2003 12:52 »

this has already been done before so if you could just point me to the right place i would be grateful. Have people posted what the binary numbers are like in the honking or the on benders apartment?
Sil

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« Reply #76 on: 07-12-2003 07:39 »

Yes - I got my head bitten off for bringing it up.
JDHannan

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« Reply #77 on: 07-14-2003 15:20 »

aussie dude> www.gotfuturama.com
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DanceCommander

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« Reply #78 on: 07-14-2003 19:01 »

What smell's like bootfeet?
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