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Chanukah Zombie

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« Reply #40 on: 04-15-2003 07:53 »

Whoa.  This is weird.  Look at this excerpt from an article on the site for which SXD gave the link:

Yet another remark connected to the S phenomena may be of interest: synesthes are more "integrated" individuals than most of us, the compartments of their brains (and souls, if one like to thinks in such terms) are less separated one from the other. Due to the well-known prophesy that, in the future, "the G-d will be the same G-d and His Name will be the same Name" [for all nations], the synesthetes are in some sense "people from the future" and again some features of human evolution can be deduced from S-phenomena directed studies. In this sense, not only physiology but psychology and even the pathology of synesthes may become a topic of genuine scientific interest.

Zvi Rosenstein

Department of Physiology,
Medical School, Hebrew University,
Jerusalem, Israel
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #41 on: 04-15-2003 09:25 »

Wow, and I thought I was relevant before. Go me!

I doubt any of this stuff it was in the minds of the Futurama creators, but it's still a fabulous coincidence.

And yes, it _is_ fun to test synesthetes, epecially revealing to condition to those who have it and don't realise.

Myself: "So, what colour is Wednesday?"
Unaware friend: "Blue, of course"
*Friend gets odd looks from the others seated*
Unaware friend: "What?"
winna

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« Reply #42 on: 04-15-2003 15:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
Sir! Yes Sir! I don't know why, but had the strangest urge to post that. Anyway, might as well post something worthwhile. I wish you could smell and taste colors. Life would be a hell of a lot more interesting if we could.

At the risk of repeating something already said, I think the line was there for weirdness sake and not for much else. Just Fry being good old lovable Fry. Damn that Nibbler for erasing his memories.

Why did Nibbler erase his memory anyways?  From TDTESS we found out that nobody believes Fry anyways and that he would eventually forget anyways, remember at the begginning of the Why of Fry, Fry didn't even remember that Nibbler could talk or was intelligent or nuthin...


To those whom I have loved...
Shadowstar

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« Reply #43 on: 04-15-2003 17:46 »

In TDTESS, Nibbler didn't talk to Fry, he only talked to Leela. And I don't know why Nibbler blanked his memory, maybe to prevent Fry from going crazy when no one believed him.
Citizen77

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« Reply #44 on: 04-22-2003 07:56 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.


But ONLY if it is a Panatella...
Shiny Metal Ass

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« Reply #45 on: 04-22-2003 16:49 »

Hmm this is a very philisophical thread!
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« Reply #46 on: 04-22-2003 17:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Shadowstar:
I don't know why Nibbler blanked his memory, maybe to prevent Fry from going crazy when no one believed him.
And it would be odd to see the same ending as in TDTESS.
(...and no one believed him....)
ShepherdofShark

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« Reply #47 on: 04-01-2012 20:56 »

I'm not a bumper by nature, but this feel appropriate.
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« Reply #48 on: 04-01-2012 20:59 »

That's my job!
futurefreak

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« Reply #49 on: 04-02-2012 11:57 »

Reading Chanukah Zombie's top post on page 2 and thinking it was the initial post has b0rked my mind in all kinds of bad ways no no
km73

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« Reply #50 on: 06-01-2012 07:23 »

That is actually super cool-interesting... I did not know that that exists, but now I kind of wish I had that in a way.  It would be pretty groovy to see Tuesday as aubergine-aquamarine.
or coquelicot.

Also I love the color purple.

I'm not a bumper by nature, but this feel appropriate.

You're a fender instead?

Why did Nibbler erase his memory anyways?  From TDTESS we found out that nobody believes Fry anyways and that he would eventually forget anyways, remember at the begginning of the Why of Fry, Fry didn't even remember that Nibbler could talk or was intelligent or nuthin...

love laff

Hmm this is a very philisophical thread!

And a philistine one, too!

Also this is my first post in Ontopic in something like a year and a half, I bereave.
*leaves earth for no raisin*
SpaceGoldfish fromWazn

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« Reply #51 on: 06-01-2012 18:35 »
« Last Edit on: 06-01-2012 18:41 »

I have to admit, I wasn't sure if Fry actually has synth-can't-spell-it.  When I first heard the joke, I thought it was just Fry being too retarded to articulately explain the sensation of Nibbler wiping his memories.  Like Homer going "mmmm purple" and "purple's a fruit!" about doughnut fillings.  Or how food companies try and convince us that bright blue raspberries exist in nature, because they can't just say "Blue Flavour" or "Weird Cerulean Chemical Goop".  

I'm still kind of inbetween about the idea.  
Louiswuenator

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« Reply #52 on: 06-01-2012 19:44 »

Synesthesia?  Yeah, I've always wondered if Fry has that.  It wouldn't be a stretch.
FutureChild

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« Reply #53 on: 10-29-2012 20:18 »

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Originally posted by TomDak123:
How many of you caught the "purple" joke near the end? I guess time travel is color oriented, if you remember in Roswell that Ends Well, the two colors were Red from the supernova and blue from the metal in the microwave. . . red + blue = purple, after all that time travel. -Tom

I was just thinking to myself how clever it was for the writers to add that in. The reason I post this is because I've noticed that nobody else beside Tomdak mentioned it. Did you guys notice?
i heard only wealthy ppl had purple stuff in 27a.d.
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« Reply #54 on: 10-29-2012 21:29 »


And only royalty in the Middle Ages, I heard.  Dunno's whether it's true.

Synesthesia?  Yeah, I've always wondered if Fry has that.  It wouldn't be a stretch.

Yeah, definitely!

FutureChild

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« Reply #55 on: 10-29-2012 22:52 »

agreed
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #56 on: 10-29-2012 23:23 »

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Originally posted by TomDak123:
How many of you caught the "purple" joke near the end? I guess time travel is color oriented, if you remember in Roswell that Ends Well, the two colors were Red from the supernova and blue from the metal in the microwave. . . red + blue = purple, after all that time travel. -Tom

I was just thinking to myself how clever it was for the writers to add that in. The reason I post this is because I've noticed that nobody else beside Tomdak mentioned it. Did you guys notice?
i heard only wealthy ppl had purple stuff in 27a.d.

The idea is that good purple dyes are few and far between in nature. So the height of luxury was to be able to afford purple stuff. Everyone else just wore whatever was locally available.

And China kept the secret of how to make silk for over 2,000 years.
winna

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« Reply #57 on: 10-30-2012 11:33 »

It's because purple dies don't come along very often naturally.  It used to be that a symbol of luxurity and status was attained by people who could afford to wear things with purple in them, which were often created by mixing red and blue dyes because of the colour wheel.  All the other people just wore drab brown outfits or whatever was locally available.

On top of that, you'd be surprised that the Jhango dynasty of China kept the secret for making silk well over 2,000 years.
AllEggsIn1Basket

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« Reply #58 on: 10-30-2012 12:36 »

I'm trying to remember where I read this widely believed fact, but for quite some time the most prominent historical source of purple dye was from molluscs, whelks I think. I know for sure it was featured in a Nancy Drew book as a source of dye, but can you really trust a ghost writer named Carolyn Keene?
Tedward

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« Reply #59 on: 10-30-2012 18:01 »

but can you really trust a ghost writer named Carolyn Keene?

Probably more than you can trust a who-knows-what-kind-of-writer named Carolyn Premish...
FutureChild

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« Reply #60 on: 10-30-2012 23:08 »

but can you really trust a ghost writer named Carolyn Keene?

Probably more than you can trust a who-knows-what-kind-of-writer named Carolyn Premish...
or a 4th wall breaker like dav pilkey
IM 12 OK
Mr Snrub

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« Reply #61 on: 10-31-2012 00:37 »

I'm 18. Dav Pilkey's awesome.
FutureChild

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« Reply #62 on: 11-02-2012 01:45 »

I'm 18. Dav Pilkey's awesome.
agreed,but lets not change the topic ok I LIKE PURPLE COLOR THING
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #63 on: 11-02-2012 01:51 »

It's because purple dies don't come along very often naturally.  It used to be that a symbol of luxurity and status was attained by people who could afford to wear things with purple in them, which were often created by mixing red and blue dyes because of the colour wheel.  All the other people just wore drab brown outfits or whatever was locally available.

On top of that, you'd be surprised that the Jhango dynasty of China kept the secret for making silk well over 2,000 years.

You're basically correct here winna, but let me add that a good purple dye was a difficult thing to create back before people really figured out that whole "chemicals" thing. Which is why the wealthy were the ones who could afford to pay a premium for difficult-to-obtain dyes.

Also, most of the world didn't know that silk comes out of a bug's butt, for thousands of years.
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