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Chump

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« on: 08-13-2001 20:31 »

I was watching the Xmas Story, and they say pine trees are extinct, but they have them on the ski slope! whats with that?

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Slavon

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« Reply #1 on: 08-13-2001 20:49 »

Hum... I think the trees on this Ski Slope are totally artificial, you can control it with the voice....
Just Chris

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« Reply #2 on: 08-14-2001 23:46 »

I just remembered the song they sang at the end of the ep, and one of the lyrics sung by Leela was "[Santa] will kick your ass to Pakistan..." that is exactly 180 degrees across the globe to NNYC, just a thought.
Rachel_D

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« Reply #3 on: 08-15-2001 11:16 »

The trees on the slope could have been evergreen trees, while Christmas trees are pine trees, which are extinct.
VelourFog

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« Reply #4 on: 08-15-2001 13:18 »

um pine trees are evergreens....
Kryten

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« Reply #5 on: 08-15-2001 13:23 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
um pine trees are evergreens....

All pine trees are evergreens, but not all evergreens are pine trees. Discuss.

KENNEDY

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« Reply #6 on: 08-15-2001 13:33 »

so...
this topic is stupid the ski slope trees arent real(trees up...trees down).
Chump

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« Reply #7 on: 08-15-2001 14:15 »

so... thats already been suggested Kennedy

and weren't there evergreens in Mothers Day?
at the cabin?
I cant remember completely...
VelourFog

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« Reply #8 on: 08-15-2001 15:06 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
 All pine trees are evergreens, but not all evergreens are pine trees. Discuss.

right, thats why i said pine trees are evergreens, because they are.

and since you prompted I'll go on...  Evergreens are a type of tree, a broad category, specifically trees that don't shed their leaves in the fall/winter.  and unless they added any new types of trees since i was a kid, the other type of trees are deciduous- (shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season).

*Another educational post brought to you by VelourFog*


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slimmyCGEF

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« Reply #9 on: 08-15-2001 16:58 »

wow, lemme get a dictionary to confirm that story of our almighty Fog. oh my god, she's right... *BOWS DOWN*
yeah I think the trees are artificial too, but let's not get further in that :P
VelourFog

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« Reply #10 on: 08-15-2001 20:19 »
« Last Edit on: 08-16-2001 00:00 »

yea this is starting to look a little too futurama-topic-related, we'd better all talk about crap now!

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rach_the_tall

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« Reply #11 on: 08-16-2001 10:08 »

i do believe 'wizard' is the answer.
FreeSlurmForAll

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« Reply #12 on: 08-16-2001 10:51 »

I have two theories on this:
1) Since fans of scifi shows are notoriously fixated on consistency (or lack thereof e.g. Star Treks Chekov-Khan incident) the Futurama people have added a couple of obvious inconsistencies as an added parody of scifi shows
2) They forgot

Unfortunately, my money's on theory 2

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Chump

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« Reply #13 on: 08-16-2001 11:16 »

Maybe #1 is the answer, like the whole anchovie thing. They claim they are extinct, yet they don't clone more, and Hermes was using them for bait...

I like slurm too.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #14 on: 08-16-2001 13:30 »

Hermes used sardines for bait, not anchovies
KENNEDY

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« Reply #15 on: 08-16-2001 13:44 »

the pines on the slope came before the point when the pines were supposed to be extinct...

so maybe they didnt notice this in the script or maybe its just t.v. and shouldnt be examined like this...


but it doesnt hurt i mean i know ill stop when season 4 comes...
Rachel_D

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« Reply #16 on: 08-16-2001 17:52 »

No, no, by evergreens I mean the ones without real needles.  They have short spines and they get those blue balls on them.  You know, those?  Maybe those were on the slope and not pine trees.
Chump

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« Reply #17 on: 08-16-2001 18:11 »

Can somebody please close this?
Its going nowhere, and I am sorry for starting it.
Kryten

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« Reply #18 on: 08-16-2001 20:32 »

No such luck. It's a legitimate topic. Stop responding and it'll go away soon enough... until ff gets another posting fit.

VelourFog

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« Reply #19 on: 08-16-2001 20:38 »

Things don't get closed just because there is no answer.  They usually get closed because it has gone to hell and it is easier to close it than to edit it, or because it was crap to start out with  big grin
Chump

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« Reply #20 on: 08-16-2001 21:27 »

Well thats good to know... I'll close it by saying:

Fir trees are extinct, but not all evergreen trees are. Because of the extinction of evergreens, palms were used instead. THE END.
VelourFog

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« Reply #21 on: 08-16-2001 22:10 »

 
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Originally posted by Chump:
Fir trees are extinct, but not all evergreen trees are. Because of the extinction of evergreens, palms were used instead. THE END.

nice contradiction there, chump

"not all evergreen trees are (extinct)"
"because of the extinction of evergreens"

no, my friend, this thread will never die


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FreeSlurmForAll

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« Reply #22 on: 08-17-2001 03:19 »

 
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Originally posted by VelourFog:
no, my friend, this thread will never die



Oh, feel the awesome power of the Moderator  wink



And finally, monsieur, a whafer-thin mint.
Mitsui

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« Reply #23 on: 08-23-2001 15:15 »

Those trees crack me up. Anyway, they must be artificial.

FreeSlurmForALL, you have MY avator, I don't know who was here first, but if you would kindly give it up and leave it by the big tree near the grassy knoll that would be appreciated.
Mitsui

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« Reply #24 on: 08-23-2001 15:16 »

OMG, Kennedy has it as well, this is not happening!
FreeSlurmForAll

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« Reply #25 on: 08-24-2001 09:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Mitsui:
FreeSlurmForALL, you have MY avator, I don't know who was here first, but if you would kindly give it up and leave it by the big tree near the grassy knoll that would be appreciated.

Too bad - It's not YOUR avatar, it is a public avatar and I'll keep it 'till I get bored with it.

And finally, monsieur, a whafer-thin mint.
KENNEDY

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« Reply #26 on: 08-24-2001 14:35 »
« Last Edit on: 08-24-2001 14:35 »

ive chosen a new avatar whitch i like so you two can just resoulve your problems.  tongue
Mitsui

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« Reply #27 on: 08-24-2001 15:37 »

Thx Kennedy, appreciated  smile

Gee, FreeSlurm, take a joke.
And get bored of it soon.
Please?
KENNEDY

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« Reply #28 on: 08-24-2001 15:41 »

now,back to the trees...
Rachel_D

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« Reply #29 on: 08-24-2001 20:35 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by KENNEDY:
now,back to the trees...

NO

winna

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« Reply #30 on: 08-24-2001 23:37 »

Ok so the trees are actually Xmasy and then they are evergreens which shed leaves which don't die, and then its something about an avatar which isn't your....... bla, bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla SEX... ...SEX AGAIN


OH i got your attention.  LMAO
Just Chris

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« Reply #31 on: 08-24-2001 23:45 »

They're genetically enginnered to look like evergreens. It's the fed's way of tricking the masses! Up with people!
Amy

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« Reply #32 on: 09-15-2001 14:39 »

Yes, they are mechanical
Stereoide

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« Reply #33 on: 09-21-2001 11:00 »

Yep.. when you look at them close enough and say the right words, they vanish - just like Amys towel  smile
Markild

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« Reply #34 on: 09-24-2001 10:16 »

Hmmmmmmm.....
Stereoide

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« Reply #35 on: 09-25-2001 17:33 »

Hmmmmmmmm what?
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #36 on: 10-22-2001 18:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Stereoide:
Yep.. when you look at them close enough and say the right words, they vanish - just like Amys towel   smile


I have been staring at the TV on freeze frame for 1/2 an hour now, saying just about every combination of words that I can think of, but no such luck. Please tell me the words!

(I figured that if we revive this there might be a few more TOTP dances for Nurdbot).


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Radijs

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« Reply #37 on: 10-23-2001 06:06 »

*Sigh* Isnt it obious?
WIZARD!

I'm really surprised that nobody hasnt said this before
TheMadCapper

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« Reply #38 on: 10-23-2001 12:19 »

I think they're artificial. All of em. Including the ones by mom's cabin. She's filthy rich, why couldn't she get fake trees if she wanted an old fashioned look? And I'll go with general concensus on the ski slope trees. They're bleeping mechanical, how could they be real.
Radijs

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« Reply #39 on: 10-23-2001 14:19 »

That they could fold didnt give it away for you?
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