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Metallica

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« on: 08-28-2003 15:47 »

ive noticed alot  that robots drink  (espically bender)  how is that possible?  he is hollow and ive never seen any drain holed on him ane he is obviously made of metal do he would rust if it sat in the open space in him...  i rember seeing him drinking in one of the eps and soon after that in the same scene he opens his door thing and there is nothinh in there!!  how does the beer go through that screen thing he has for a mouth?explain that!!!  confused 
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 08-28-2003 16:05 »

He simply opens his mouth, like this:



And Bender needs to drink, the alcohol is used to power his systems. Presumably some small tube inside his head guide all the alcohol to a power unit somewhere in his body. The brups are exhaust from the combustion process.


Welcome to PEEL, Metallica. Enjoy it here.  smile
Smitty

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« Reply #2 on: 08-28-2003 16:09 »

That was very careless Teral. He doesn't need to drink, he can quit anytime he wants.
Teral

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« Reply #3 on: 08-28-2003 16:15 »

::watch as his entire theory come tumbling down like a deck of cards::

Oh, wait. All it take is 15 seconds of peer pressure and Bender is back in the game.

::Theory rebuilds itself like an old cartoon running backwards::
Metallica

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« Reply #4 on: 08-28-2003 16:28 »

thnx but beer isnt pure alcohol so where does the other stuff go?  water (or any random jiguid accept gas and oil) in a mechanical motor of any combustion type is a bad thing  i know this i work on motors for fun
CTV

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« Reply #5 on: 08-28-2003 17:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Metallica:
thnx but beer isnt pure alcohol so where does the other stuff go?  water (or any random jiguid accept gas and oil) in a mechanical motor of any combustion type is a bad thing  i know this i work on motors for fun


Uh...in 2877, a wizard invented a device to be placed inside robots to convert beer and other similiar beverages to pure alcohol in order to improve running efficiency.
mazaite

Bending Unit
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« Reply #6 on: 08-28-2003 17:52 »

No the flame belch would also include the impuritys. Otherwise you wouldn't really be able to see the flames that much.
Metallica

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« Reply #7 on: 08-28-2003 19:03 »
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well i dont live in the 31st century so i only am fimalliar with the logic and technology of this time do i was just guessing  but u all killed it so(lol  its a joke dont be mad)what do i know?  haha  oh if there were no impurities in the alcohol the flames would be big-----  im addicted to pyroism   and now this is soon goin to turn into a pointless thing so someone CLOSE it!!!
Smitty

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« Reply #8 on: 09-02-2003 16:29 »

The water and other parts of the beer may help his cooling systems. Breathing could also help it too (I'm just stealing the breathing idea from Data in TNG so don't take that as concrete fact).
Killbot Bot Jnr
Bending Unit
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« Reply #9 on: 09-04-2003 06:53 »

In the episode "Hell is Other Robots" didn't Bender quit drinking and switch to mineral oil?
canned eggs

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« Reply #10 on: 09-04-2003 19:51 »

I had the idea at one time to track down everything (alcoholic) Bender ever drank.  I got through like nine episodes, writing down everything he drank, then I gave up.  It's hard keeping up with him.  He drinks like 3-4 times an episode, and often from unlabeled bottles.  Here's a list of everything I saw that was named:

Lobrau
Olde Fortran
martinis
champagne
iZac's "biggest, strongest, cheapest drink"
Pennzoil & Jaegermeister
Hobo's delight, Chateau Partay, Thunderschevitz
sterno
"vodka and motor oil"

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Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #11 on: 09-04-2003 20:18 »

What did they name the beer that Bender "gave birth to" and what episode is that from? Or am I hallucinating there's an episode they do that in?
Chump

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« Reply #12 on: 09-04-2003 22:40 »

Yes, they did, in the Route of All Evil.

BenderBrau?
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #13 on: 09-04-2003 22:47 »

I KNEW I wasn't imagining that! Thanks, Chump!
Chump

Urban Legend
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« Reply #14 on: 09-04-2003 23:02 »

No problems.  http://www.gotfuturama.com/Multimedia/EpisodeSounds/3ACV12/beerbrew.mp3

The clip explains it all.

As for Bender and alcohol, no doubt that the extra things in beer are used for minor repairs.
Beamer

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« Reply #15 on: 09-05-2003 03:31 »

Teral's explained HOW he drinks it, and "I, Roomate" explained WHY he drank it. But sometimes, what the alcohol does to him is really inconsistant.

Keep in mind that in the Simpsons/Futurama comic crossover - Bender acts drunk when he drinks too much. I think it's just a matter of getting the right amount of alcohol into his system to power it. Too much makes him act drunk, as does too little.

As for the mineral oil - it's probably just a subsitute. Like, there are a number of fluids that can power Bender, but he goes with alcohol because he likes the taste.

But wait a second - he has no sense of taste! Arrrrggghhhhhh, I'm confusing myself!!!
Lionel Hutz Esq

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« Reply #16 on: 09-05-2003 03:41 »

"Poor Bender,you're seeing things.  You've been drinking too much, or too little.  I forget how it works with you. Anyway, you haven't drunk exactly the right amount."  The Honking
Goldfish

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« Reply #17 on: 09-05-2003 11:42 »

He may have no sense of taste, put he may have a sort of sensor which indicates what he needs or what should taste good with a positive or negative signal to his processor, beer, for example is positive, because it contains alcohol.
Why I am saying this I don't know. I'm probably wrong anyway. Just my idea...
Lionel Hutz Esq

Bending Unit
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« Reply #18 on: 09-05-2003 12:10 »

Don't beat yourself up.  That is as good of answer as any.  Sadly, the real answer probably involves a wizard.
canned eggs

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« Reply #19 on: 09-05-2003 15:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Goldfish:
He may have no sense of taste, put he may have a sort of sensor which indicates what he needs or what should taste good with a positive or negative signal to his processor, beer, for example is positive, because it contains alcohol.
Why I am saying this I don't know. I'm probably wrong anyway. Just my idea...


I agree, I posted something like that in another thread one time.  But I just watched Cyber House Rules and Bender talks about the popsicle sticks having absorbed a lot of flavor.  If he doesn't have a sense of taste, this is an odd thing for him to say.

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Chump

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« Reply #20 on: 09-05-2003 15:56 »

Yes, also there is Robot food, that flame stuff. I think that that was burning alcohol or something. Maybe the right kind of alcohol or alcohol content is pleasing.

As for regular food, he can't taste good or bad, just knows that they taste.

"These popsicle sticks absorbed quite a bit of flavour" is not a good or bad statement, merely a qualitative analysis.
Asylum-Fry

Liquid Emperor
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« Reply #21 on: 09-05-2003 19:53 »

Yeah... note that he ate that pie made out of a boot, but just pulled it out of his compartment completely restored the next minute.

Wonder how Bender reacts to LSD?
Chump

Urban Legend
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« Reply #22 on: 09-05-2003 21:16 »

I guess he doesn't... the master uses it on all his stuff, and Bender really can't tell.
sheep555

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« Reply #23 on: 09-06-2003 03:26 »

^ Unless he's pemanently on a LSD trip throughout all the seasons...would explain a few things  smile
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #24 on: 09-06-2003 03:41 »

Hehehe... the Bender dance in Bender Should Not Be Allowed On TV suddenly is explained.
Chump

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« Reply #25 on: 09-08-2003 17:40 »

That was explained. Theres a difference between regular dancing and hospital dancing you know.
Ky12wng

Bending Unit
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« Reply #26 on: 09-28-2003 19:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
He simply opens his mouth, like this:



And Bender needs to drink, the alcohol is used to power his systems. Presumably some small tube inside his head guide all the alcohol to a power unit somewhere in his body. The brups are exhaust from the combustion process.


Welcome to PEEL, Metallica. Enjoy it here.   smile


as stated by bender in space pilot 3000, "I don't need to drink, i can quit any time i want."
Teral

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« Reply #27 on: 09-28-2003 19:32 »

Yeah, Smitty pointed that out 1 month ago.

But playing along: that was simply Bender trying to play down his addiction, making it look like he had it under control. But honestly, we've only seen him go teetotal once, and then all it took for him to get back into drinking was 10 seconds of temptation. He even murdered comrade Greeting Card when he told him that the robot workers paradise would be free from alcohol.
Chump

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« Reply #28 on: 09-28-2003 19:41 »

Comrade Greeting card knew the risks.

Obviously, robots can use mineral oil as a substitute for booze, but prefer booze because it "tastes" better. In that, you could live eatting only carrots, milk, bread and beef, but you don't. Booze has all the extra things that make fueling up extra nice.
planetcutie

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« Reply #29 on: 09-29-2003 05:50 »

I've been thinking about this for a while (probably because I have nothing better to do). 

(1) Robots prefer alcoholic drinks to mineral oil - Alcohol (ethanol) has a formula of CH3-CH2-OH and is presumably easier to burn than mineral oil (possibly hydrocarbons with more than 6 carbon atoms in the molecule - hexane, heptane, octane etc.).

(2)Bender's '5'o'clock rust' after not drinking.  Maybe he has an anti-corrosion mechanism which is one of the first things to shut down, to economise fuel, to keep more vital mechanisms going.

(3)Bender's 'drunk' behaviour after not consuming alcohol probably results from various mechanisms being slowed down/cut off due to lack of fuel.

There - I'm sure the world is a *much* better place for having this stuff explained.  As for me, I'm going to have another martini.

"Leela, there's nothing wrong with anything."
Lionel Hutz Esq

Bending Unit
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« Reply #30 on: 09-29-2003 22:03 »

 
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Originally posted by planetcutie:

(1) Robots prefer alcoholic drinks to mineral oil - Alcohol (ethanol) has a formula of CH3-CH2-OH and is presumably easier to burn than mineral oil (possibly hydrocarbons with more than 6 carbon atoms in the molecule - hexane, heptane, octane etc.).

(2)Bender's '5'o'clock rust' after not drinking.  Maybe he has an anti-corrosion mechanism which is one of the first things to shut down, to economise fuel, to keep more vital mechanisms going.

(3)Bender's 'drunk' behaviour after not consuming alcohol probably results from various mechanisms being slowed down/cut off due to lack of fuel.


1) Alc. would be a lot cleaner burning, and give more energy than mineral oil.  I would think mineral oil would be sooty.

2)  Maybe we are going about this wrong, thinking that bender has some form of internal combution engine.  Maybe his whole body process the fuel, and acts like a catylist (sp?).  When deprived of fuel, it starts to oxidize.  But when fueled, it stays fine.  The "rust" would show up around the mouth first, since it usually gets most of the alc, including in the fumes of the robots burp, and suffers first when deprived.  Given enought time, his whole body would rust, spreading from the mouth out.

3)  Agree.  It might also be for fuel conservation.


What makes a good man go neutral?  Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?[/b]
Carbito

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« Reply #31 on: 09-30-2003 01:16 »

I find the entire internal of Bender to be a bit of a mystery. If you look at the "f-ray" image of him in "Fry and the Slurm Factory" he looks almost empty. I think its best to forget all this and just enjoy it...it is a cartoon after all.
Zkebu

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« Reply #32 on: 09-30-2003 05:53 »

Yea allright...but i was just wondering that in episode A head in the polls bender sells his body but still drinks? where's that combustion thingy anyway?
Luis

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« Reply #33 on: 10-02-2003 02:56 »

Maybe his whole body is individually powered, mimicking the human body. We humans (in case you don't remember) use our mitochondrias to help consume the carbohydrates, sugars, etc. The same thing can be said for Bender, he probably just has a nanosistem instead of cells. This also could explain Bender's drunken behavior, as the alcohol content lowers, nano activity decreases, like the inverse of the human way. As for the impurities of beer, they can be converted by nanobots into other compounds as long they have the same atomic contents, thus making them useful for any purpose (and besides, beer is mainly sugar, which can be transformed into alcohol). As for the sense of taste, the human tongue is nothing more than a tool from our body that tells us sugar, beef or milk taste good because that's what our cells want, more fuel, so everything with high calories tastes good, the same can be said about the Robot's preference of alcohol over mineral oil, since alcohol is a more efficient fuel and thus probably more tasty to robots. There, did i miss something?
Metallica

Bending Unit
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« Reply #34 on: 10-02-2003 18:28 »

In English???
SamuelXDiamond

Rectum Favourist
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« Reply #35 on: 10-02-2003 19:44 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by Metallica:
In English???

Ein Zauberer tat es.
Luis

Bending Unit
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« Reply #36 on: 10-02-2003 20:12 »

Ok, to simplify the explanation, Bender's body is magical, got it?

Now seriously, look at it like an artificial human, with nanobots replacing cells, no central power sistem and he likes beer because his body tells him to like the taste of beer cause the alcohol is good for him.
Lionel Hutz Esq

Bending Unit
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« Reply #37 on: 10-03-2003 02:56 »

Same lines as my body catylist theory, but better.  I like it.  Maybe Bender's shadow represents nanos that have been totally shut down.

Of course, this means that Bender is basically a collective organism.., kind of wierd.
Luis

Bending Unit
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« Reply #38 on: 10-03-2003 03:10 »

But very logical if you think about all the times Bender's body moves with the head detached, and thanks for looking at the extensive rant LHE.
Asylum-Fry

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« Reply #39 on: 10-03-2003 03:11 »

Bender could have a complicated remote-control kind of system that comes from his head, beaming his signals to the other parts of the body to move.
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