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TheLampIncident

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« on: 06-17-2004 19:02 »

Why are there still bald people in the future? You see countless cameos of the Professor balding, Wernstrum is...scientists are predicting hair loss will never be a problem again 20 years from now. Will we lose the cure in 1000 years or do people just not care?
Spacedal11

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« Reply #1 on: 06-17-2004 21:35 »

Are you bald? Is that why you're axing this question? Just a thought...
Venus

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« Reply #2 on: 06-17-2004 22:05 »

remember that most of the bald characters are in their late hundreds, science can only go so far...i mean didn't the proff still have hair when he was a hundred? If science can keep hair on your head at 100, i'd say job well done.
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #3 on: 06-17-2004 22:11 »

Maybe it's a trend...

or maybe baldness truly is man's most unbeatable foe.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #4 on: 06-18-2004 00:33 »

I thought that was cancer. We know that's not cured yet.

[Walt]We're turning it into a phony cure for cancer...[/Walt]
Ranadok

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« Reply #5 on: 06-18-2004 01:25 »
« Last Edit on: 06-18-2004 01:25 »

Just because they are turning it into a PHONY cure for cancer doesn't mean there aren't real cures... But about the hair thing: perhaps having no hair is  a sign of prestige among the scientific circles... or something.  Hey, I'm tired here...

edit: a few more ideas strike: the cure for baldness was lost in one of the many destructive events in history (second coming of Jesus, one of many alien invasions, whatever). Another idea: the only cure for baldness is the hair robot and his technology, and older scalps reject the hair (for some reason).
EvilLunch

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« Reply #6 on: 06-18-2004 01:41 »

Hey, bald is kinda sexy. We all know how mad sexy Professie is. The Decapodians are bald, and they're pretty on the ball. There you go.
Hedonism Bot

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« Reply #7 on: 06-18-2004 09:30 »

Scientists probably realised that all the time they were mucking around with cosmetics could have been spent on space travel and artificial inteligence. I'd much rather a space ship than a cure for baldness, and I come from a long line of bald men.
canned eggs

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« Reply #8 on: 06-18-2004 13:36 »

Well, technically, the hair robot did cure Fry's baldness... 

I guess that's not the same thing.  Maybe you get a tax break for being bald.  Or maybe the professor said something like, "maybe I should call the hair robot and put an end to my baldness.  But then, I am already in my pajamas... *snore*"
TrekS

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« Reply #9 on: 06-18-2004 16:31 »

I definetly agree with canned eggs.

But at the same time. Get over it!  big grin
EvilLunch

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« Reply #10 on: 06-19-2004 02:56 »

Well, I'd rather have the Fry-fro than be bald, for sure. Welcome to PEEL!
Tweek

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« Reply #11 on: 06-19-2004 07:01 »

Just because it is curable in the future doesn't mean everybody will take the cure, after all grey hair can be cured by dying it on a regular basis, that doesn't mean there are no people with grey hair these days; I certainly don't dye mine  tongue
Sal

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« Reply #12 on: 06-19-2004 08:07 »

Maybe there bald because they just dont need hair, or some people want to be bald.
Teral

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« Reply #13 on: 06-19-2004 16:50 »

Maybe baldness is a sign of masculine virility in the future. I mean, habits and society is constantly developing. Once old age was prestigious, it was seen as a sign of wisdom, dignity and power. Today, people a desperately trying to hang on to their youthfull appearence, scared of the prospect of one day getting old. Maybe baldness underwent a similar (albeit reverse) transformation.

Though that doesn't really explain the hair robot or Zapp's toupé. Then again Fry and Zapp are stupid...
athena1999

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« Reply #14 on: 06-19-2004 20:49 »

Maybe it does.  Baldness could be a sign of masculinity among older men, while the younger ones consider actual hair more masculine than baldness.  (Plus, Zapp can afford a toupee (how much do they cost, anyway?) and maybe hair replacement is on the PE health plan.)  I think that the more intelligent men are too busy paying attention to their projects to think about their physical image.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #15 on: 06-20-2004 00:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Though that doesn't really explain the hair robot or Zapp's toupé. Then again Fry and Zapp are stupid...

Because maybe in the future while being bald may be prestigious, looking like you have mange still isn't. At least that's Fry's case anyway. As for the Zapp thing, another gag from an episode I haven't seen completely ruined. I didn't read it first from you, but thanks guys.

Teral

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« Reply #16 on: 06-20-2004 17:15 »

We can't continue to put things in spoiler almost a year after the show went of the air. Not to mention 6 months after the last season was released on DVD. It's a risk you'll have to take.
Alliteration

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« Reply #17 on: 06-20-2004 20:00 »

The last season has not yet been released in the US, although I do agree, it has been a while since the last episode aired, spoliers seem uneccisary.
TheLampIncident

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« Reply #18 on: 06-20-2004 22:25 »

I know there's nothing I can do about it but wait until August 24th. But what sucks is, I'd been at my dad's place, watching Adult Swim every night, la de da, all the episodes coming on...and my mom comes back from Europe the night they show one of two episodes I haven't seen. Bad timing.
bender+fry

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« Reply #19 on: 06-21-2004 05:39 »

Farnsworth probably spent all his money on doomsday devices. After all, who needs hair if you can blow up people who make fun of you? wink
dimension_8

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« Reply #20 on: 06-21-2004 12:05 »

Yeah, to be honest I wouldn't bother spending money on hair if I could purchase extremely destructive machines!
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