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« Reply #40 on: 06-23-2002 09:28 »

 
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Bender buys booze because alcohol is his fuel.  When he "produced" beer, it was probably just some beer that he hadn't used yet.

Yep, probably more of a drinks dispenser.
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« Reply #41 on: 06-24-2002 06:14 »

he can do more than just dispense drinks, he can dispose of them too "daddy, how do i flush you?"  smile
as well, he can pop popcorn, squirt butter, bake a cake etc.
i wish my computer could do all that  wink
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« Reply #42 on: 06-24-2002 11:06 »

Yep, he's a spray-paint can, too.
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« Reply #43 on: 06-24-2002 15:05 »

And a camera, sorry three cameras.

What else, hmm, damn my feeble mind.

Oh oh oh - a bender.
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« Reply #44 on: 06-24-2002 18:35 »

And nuclear deposits in his body. That's gotta come in handy some day.
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« Reply #45 on: 06-24-2002 19:02 »

Don't forget the cogs and gears in there too. That robot must have some sort of multi-dimensional phase-space inside him. Like a Sapient Pearwood travellers Chest.
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« Reply #46 on: 06-25-2002 19:27 »

yeah, they'll follow you anywhere.

comes in handy as a storage device and not to mention a good suicidal candidate should one be required, which it actually was  wink
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« Reply #47 on: 07-10-2002 09:19 »

sorry to re-hash whats gone before, but since when is it ok for Bender to earn money by scabbing? I know its in keeping with the character
but money earned by strike breaking ain't ok (steps off soapbox)
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« Reply #48 on: 07-10-2002 09:26 »

Welcome to PEEL coginthemachine

I thinks it quite ok, its all in the bender character to act like he supports the strikers but really just want to profit of others. Besides, he would never have taken the job if the pay wasnt heightened as much as it were
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« Reply #49 on: 07-10-2002 13:45 »

 
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sorry to re-hash whats gone before, but since when is it ok for Bender to earn money by scabbing? I know its in keeping with the character
but money earned by strike breaking ain't ok (steps off soapbox)

Since when does Bender care about ethics?
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« Reply #50 on: 07-10-2002 18:28 »

And if you ever need a package into the country without any redtape, he always has a spare compartment!

He might be a recycling center for the bottles he eats...

He could also be an interpreter due to his voice changing and mode changing.
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« Reply #51 on: 07-11-2002 13:53 »

 
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...money earned by strike breaking ain't ok (steps off soapbox)
[capitalist]Strikes are meant to be broken[/capitalist]   evil laugh
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« Reply #52 on: 07-11-2002 16:53 »

 
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Since when does Bender care about ethics?

good question.

"You know Fry, of all the friends I've had, you're the first."
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« Reply #53 on: 07-15-2002 03:53 »

Bender probably stores it it into his retirement account  wink
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« Reply #54 on: 07-16-2002 00:33 »

Retirement account?  You mean when he switches his "on/off" switch to "off"?
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« Reply #55 on: 07-16-2002 02:20 »

Just like the SP3000 bit when he pulled the coin back out in the suicide booth.
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« Reply #56 on: 07-16-2002 12:51 »

LOL... I never got that the 5 times I watched that episode.  Why would you need to cheat the machine if you're going to be dead afterwards anyway?  Goes to show that there's always something you miss in every episode.
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« Reply #57 on: 07-16-2002 13:40 »

 
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LOL... I never got that the 5 times I watched that episode.  Why would you need to cheat the machine if you're going to be dead afterwards anyway?  Goes to show that there's always something you miss in every episode.

It's not that Bender thinks he's going to need his money after he's dead, he just doesn't want the suicide booth company to get it.  He was commiting suicide because he found out that the girders he was bending were being used to make suicide booths.  He doesn't like suicide booths, so he didn't want the company that makes them to get his money.  He also tried to cheat the machine by getting a "twofer."  It's funny, but it also makes sense, if you think about it.
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« Reply #58 on: 07-16-2002 22:44 »

A smart ass to the very end  laff
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« Reply #59 on: 07-29-2002 06:39 »

Mabey he steals to be richer than the ATM machine.
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« Reply #60 on: 07-30-2002 10:13 »

 
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LOL... I never got that the 5 times I watched that episode.  Why would you need to cheat the machine if you're going to be dead afterwards anyway?  Goes to show that there's always something you miss in every episode.

It just goes to show you how much he likes to rip-off other people and machines, even at his last possible moment.

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« Reply #61 on: 07-30-2002 16:03 »

I think a large share of Bender's earnings go to the professor. in 30% Iron Chef, Professor jumps up and screams "That's my robot! I own him!" when Bender wins the contest. So that's why Bender's wealth doesn't seem to add up, and the professor is so wealthy - Bender only gets to spend a fraction of what he brings in, the Prof. hoards the rest.
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« Reply #62 on: 07-30-2002 16:24 »

The Professor doesn't own Bender.  He employs Bender, which is a world of difference from owning him.
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« Reply #63 on: 07-30-2002 21:55 »

"That's my robot! I OWN him!"

And perhaps Bender stole from the prof and got caught, and was sentenced to time as Professor's posession/indentured servant. Just because they never got into detail about it doesn't mean I can't be right.  Nyah nyah.
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« Reply #64 on: 07-30-2002 22:05 »

And maybe Fry's having a gay affair with Hermes on the side.  Just because they never got into detail about it doesn't mean I can't be right. Nyah nyah.
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« Reply #65 on: 07-30-2002 22:27 »

You show me a scene in which Hermes or Fry states that this is the case, and I'll believe you. I HAVE an actual scene in which the claim is made that Professy owns Bender. To the best of my knowledge, neither Fry nor Hermes has claimed to be a manhandler.
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« Reply #66 on: 07-30-2002 22:35 »
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And you show me a scene where it is proved that the Professor doesn't lie/make claims that aren't true due to senility.
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« Reply #67 on: 07-30-2002 22:39 »

My evidence is still stronger than yours. Because mine exists.  Nyah nyah.
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« Reply #68 on: 07-30-2002 22:46 »
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Evidence schmevidence.  I've got logic on my side.  Your evidence is weak at best. 

Point: Bender has stock in Planet Express
Point: Bender owns his own apartment, as opposed to living in PE with the ship and other various Professor-related possessions.
Point: Bender receives the money for the government stipends in Cyberhouse, not the Professor
Point: The children in Cyberhouse are adopted by Bender, not the Professor
Point: Bender is arrested for his crimes, not the Professor.
Point: The Professor has been known to say things that aren't true.  "Controversial?  Oh my, no."  "Wait, this isn't a business plan, it's an escape plan!"
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« Reply #69 on: 07-30-2002 22:49 »

question, why would bender care that the girders he was bending were for suicide booths? Mostly people use them and he has stated on many occasions he wants to kill all humans, so as long as he was getting paid for his services why would he care what they were being used for?
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« Reply #70 on: 07-30-2002 22:52 »

Point - Planet Express stock was given to Zoidberg for free because it had no value.

Point - Bender makes money from stealing. A lot of money. Surely he can afford an apartment and live there. Professor prolly prefers that, since it gives Bender less chance to steal/break stuff.

Point - Government stipends are meant to support the kids. Not the professor. So govt makes an exception.

Point - Just because Bender's a slave doesn't mean he can't have kids, does it?

Point - Bender is a living (and supposedly adult) object as well as a posession. So Professy can't be held liable.

Point - Professor still said it. And he said it at a moment when he appeared lucid and perky, not dazed and confused.
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« Reply #71 on: 07-31-2002 18:52 »

Point - the Professor doesn't own Zoidberg.  Zoidberg's possessions are thus not the Professor's.  If Bender was owned by the Professor, he could no more own stock than the ship in a bottle.  U' EXAMPLIN': BAD

Point - Your evidence actually exists, huh?  Whole lotta conjecture going on there.  It's Bender's apartment, it was Bender's apartment before he joined Planet Express, and it is still Bender's apartment.  If he was owned by the Professor, all of his possessions would automatically be the professor's  That means that the Professor would own/rent the apartment, not Bender.

Point - The stipends would still go to the professor.  Again, if the Professor owns Bender, Bender has no legal standing of his own.  Thus, he cannot receive stipends, etc.  It would all go to the Professor.

Point - See above.

Point - Yes he can.  It's his possession.  Possessions are not people, they are things.  If a slave were to steal/break/do something bad, the owner would be expected to pay for it/held responsible.

Point - Someone has to be dazed and confused to tell an outright lie in order to look better in front of a crowd?
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« Reply #72 on: 07-31-2002 19:06 »

I tire of this game, Pope-man. If you really want to believe that the professor doesn't own Bender, that's fine. I could easily counter your monetary arguments with theories of indentured servitude, allowances, laws regarding wages paid to robot posessions, etc. But frankly, who cares. Until we see a Futurama in which Bender is shown not to be the professor's robot, I will enjoy the idea of his being Professy's plaything.

By the way, if professor doesn't own Bender, he would have no right to do things like pound a emotion chip into his head (I Second That Emotion). He WANTED to modify Fry, but since he doesn't own Fry, he wasn't able to graft a laser cannon onto his chest (Put Your Head on my Shoulder).
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« Reply #73 on: 07-31-2002 19:24 »

Point: We're talking about a show that's not big on continuity for things that don't matter.  Mistakes are intentionally made as jokes or ignored because keeping track of them across the entire writing staff would be a pain in the ass.
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« Reply #74 on: 07-31-2002 19:29 »

The Professor doesn't own Bender. You only started this because the Proffesor said that he did. Just because someone say's something doesn't make it true. For example, Bender said that Fry is his pet does that make Fry Benders pet, no. Mabey he just like to think that he owns Bender.
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« Reply #75 on: 07-31-2002 19:44 »

Bender has Fry's right of attorney and a few other important things. He probably actually DOES own Fry by now.
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« Reply #76 on: 07-31-2002 19:57 »

Nobody owns nobody. What is it with you and that?
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« Reply #77 on: 07-31-2002 20:12 »

Professor owns Bender and Bender owns Fry. What is it with you and not being able to see the blindingly obvious.
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« Reply #78 on: 07-31-2002 20:18 »

[sarcastic] And Fry own Leela and Leela owns Zapp and Zapp owns Kif and Kif is owned by Amy[/sarcastic]
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« Reply #79 on: 07-31-2002 22:13 »

I think you just admitted there's no way you can maturely defend your opinion. Game, set, match.
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