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Liveitup1

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« #240 : 02-12-2005 05:00 »

Thanks Futurama Nerd.  You know, I noticed a lot of people here have the word nerd in thier name... awesome... I feel at home  :)
alexvilagosh

Goose Patrol
Space Pope
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« #241 : 02-12-2005 05:29 »

I bet you're really Bruce Smith in disguise, and not a nerd at all.
Jeffbot

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« #242 : 02-13-2005 11:36 »

I just found the AFF site...while it stinks that I missed the original date, I'll still jump on this and hope it makes a difference (even a small one!)
missBender

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« #243 : 02-15-2005 13:32 »
« : 02-15-2005 13:32 »

Just found the Uk BBC site that had an article on the Roswell tv show protest(the tabasco sauce sent to fox) albeit a bit dated.

Was just wondering if anyone thought it was worth contacting the site and telling them about AFF- i know its a long shot but might get some coverage?

also, is there another date planned to send in more cans of anchovies?

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/news/cult/2004/10/04/14686.shtml
Nerd-o-rama

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« #244 : 02-16-2005 01:29 »

The 25th of every month.  Well, that's when I do it. 
Liveitup1

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« #245 : 02-16-2005 10:00 »

Im going to join you in that.  And Ill make some other people do it too, I know they will do it atleast one month, may not be a lot, but you never know what may help
Chalic

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« #246 : 02-16-2005 10:47 »

I'll add my name to that list.  What's all you people giving up?  I watched from day 1...I signed that petition.

Most of the well phrased, but ultimately dour toss off explanations for lack of support here sound more like crys of "sour grapes" then they do anything sensible. 

The 25th...and all you people who gave up on it already...spare the 5 bucks or so a month for a couple months huh?  "but you never know what may help"...precisely.  Twenty cans of anchoives hitting the mailboxes of the Fox headquarters might bring attention to the show at precisely the right moment.
Liveitup1

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« #247 : 02-16-2005 10:51 »
« : 02-16-2005 10:51 »

One thing to add - Yes, we know FG was brought back because of sales and ratings.  I believe it was said that people also sent in diapers to Fox.  Of course, I dont know the details, but I have a feeling they didnt just stop after one big send in.  I think more then anything its the persistincy that counts.

Yes, I know there was a send in, and there was a petition, but doing something once only starts things.  I think of it this way, your playing baseball and you strike out the first time at bat, are you gonna stop trying to hit the ball the next time? or the time after that? or even the time after that?  I know I certianly dont

Edit: I was in a boring class, and was thinking about this - so I have something to add. 

Ok, first Im using small numbers just to make my point.

Lets say 10 people sent in thier anchovies and that was the big movement.  "Yah, we sure showed Fox!"

So after that, nothing changed, so all but one person stopped sending, so now theres 1 person sending a month.  Newer people like me come along - lets say there are 4 of us, and we want to send anchovies.  We join the cause, and now there are 5 people sending.

How does this look to Fox?  A decrease in support and interest in the show, even though we know it is new people.

The other way, those 10 original people keep sending over the months, and us 5 newbies come along and want to join.  Now theres 15 people sending

How does that look to Fox?  Though a small increase in numbers, its still an increase of support and interest.

Even if there was a 1% chance of them bringing back the show, 15 people sending in anchovies is going to work better for the cause rather then 5
LoveForFry

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« #248 : 02-18-2005 17:13 »

I see AFFs started up again..This is a good thing, ill try to participate more in this run.
Nerd-o-rama

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« #249 : 02-19-2005 01:17 »
« : 02-19-2005 01:17 »

Amen, Sister Liveitup.
Sorry about the gender confusion, but in case you couldn't tell, I was drunk when I wrote this.

[Televangelist]The Lord-a is a-talkin' to me right now.  The Lord-a is a-tellin' me that for just five dollars one tin of anchovies plus postage a month, you can a-join him in-a Heaven today-a.  And by that, Ah mean annoy a plutocratic corporation-a and encourage good television...-a.[/Televangelist]

[Choir]Praise the Lord![/Choir]
narodnik

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« #250 : 02-19-2005 02:14 »

Fox sucks big time. Futurama was one of the few good shows around in an age of crappy reality and lifestyle shows.
Rupert Murdoch is too interested in his bottom line to care about anything but himself.
I suggest you all watch Outfoxed.  It may not be about Futurama but I like to see Fox cop some criticism.
Liveitup1

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« #251 : 02-19-2005 09:39 »
« : 02-19-2005 09:39 »

Nerd-o-Rama, I was thinking today, I really think we need to push for major participation right now.  With Fox bringing back FG, I believe this is the time to strike, and strike hard.

Yes, send in more anchovies, send in letters.

I was also thinking, I know there was an online petition, but generally, I dont think those are looked at.  I was wondering if we could do hand made ones.  I mean, everyone take thier neighborhood.  Get all your friends and family to sign it.  Tell a friend in the next neighborhood over to make one and get everyone they can out there to sign it.  Simply ask a person to sign a petition for futurama, if they havent already, leaving thier name and address for referance.  People who dont even care about it will sign something if you ask nice enough.  After getting all you can, do different things.  Make 2 copies, send one to Fox, one for yourself for referance, and the original to the pres.  Or instead of that, you can all just send the originals to me and Ill take care of the rest.  It would be a lot of hard work, but if everyone on this messege board alone got 50 signitures each...well that will add up to a lot. 

The best time is now with the support of the newer fans, and the support of the older fans.  One person wont make a differance, but a ton of people can!  I think we should all send anchovies once a month, and we should all send like 3 each to arrive on the origninal airdate. 

This is also the best time to get into the news about this.  Point out that FG was brought back, and now how about Futurama - it will give perspective which is likely to get more coverage. 

Most people will help if you ask them to.  I know my sister thinks Im the biggest nerd for my obsession, but she will send anchovies every month if I ask. 

Remember - the least amount we can do it try, everything else has some success

ps: Nerd-o, Id be sister Liveitup  ;)
Futurama Nerd

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« #252 : 02-19-2005 11:58 »

I think that's a great idea to send some now Liveitup. Good thinking.

As for the hand made petitons, that would be kinda hard. But if, say, 5 PEELers make one and pass it out in their town, we could propbably get some good results. Of course it all depends if the town like Futurama or not.   :hmpf:
Liveitup1

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« #253 : 02-19-2005 15:09 »
« : 02-19-2005 15:09 »

Well, it would be hard, but I think Fox would see the trouble we went to to get it.  And, I personally think people will sign it even if they dont know what the show is.  Like, Id make my aunt sign it, and I highly doubt she knows what it is...but Fox wont know that. 

The main reason Im so interested in doing this now, is because I think one of the main things Weve learned from Futurama is to never give up.  Fry never gave up on Leela, and he said he would have spent his lifetime at the monk tower looking for Bender.  Zapp never gave up on Leela, Zoidberg never stopped trying to be friends with everyone.  Kif never stopped calling Amy until he got her.  So how can I give up on a show that showed me not to? 

Edit: ok, reading what I just wrote - I think I might be too obsessed lol - scary!
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« #254 : 02-19-2005 15:11 »

Hehe, that's ok. Me too.  :D
Liveitup1

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« #255 : 02-19-2005 17:52 »

Yay!  I just bought my anchovies for this month and next!  So cheap!! So worth it!
T-Veronica

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« #256 : 02-19-2005 18:30 »

The entire geek (or nerd, take your pick) population of my high school loves Futurama, so if a hand-made petition is in the works, I can pretty much guaran-damn-tee that there'll be lotsa support from my end. If we were to send a copy to the press, we should send all of ours at once. But, who will we send it to? A newspaper, perhaps? (And regardless, we should still continue to send our noble fishies. Go fishies, go!)
Liveitup1

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« #257 : 02-19-2005 18:55 »

I think it would be a big deal.  We can start collecting the signatures, then work out what to do with them.  I think we could all send them seperatly to the president of Fox, (the originals and keep copies ourselves) or after a month or so of collecting names, we can send all of our orignals to one person ( Ill use myself as an example) And Ill compile the lists, find the number total, keep a copy, send the original to the Pres. of Fox, send a copy just in general to Fox, and helk, pick a famous Newspaper, write an editorial, and send in another copy of the signatures to them.

Remember People!  "You cant give up hope just because its hopeless, you gotta hope even more, and cover your ears and go Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah"
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« #258 : 02-19-2005 21:33 »

Looks like AFF has some compition  :rolleyes:
Liveitup1

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« #259 : 02-19-2005 22:44 »

Oh Im not competing, Im supporting it in an insane, scary kind of way.   
Bender_Waffles

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« #260 : 02-19-2005 22:47 »

I don't know whether to hug you or to run away from you...
Liveitup1

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« #261 : 02-20-2005 09:58 »

Well, you could hug me, and say "keep up the good work freak" then run away I guess

Dont worry - Im actually scaring myself a bit, but its for a good cause right?
T-Veronica

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« #262 : 02-20-2005 14:20 »

Of...course...*inches away slowly* Naw, I kid. It's refreshing to see someone with so much optimism after months of hearing: "Face it newbies, Futurama isn't coming back, etc." We should all take Fry's words to heart! *puts fingers in ears* Blah blah blah...
AsaB

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« #263 : 02-20-2005 16:23 »

Wow, T-Veronica's suggestion up there about making a hand-made signature petition is *exactly* what I dreamt the other day! See, in the dream someone on PEEL had made this sheet everyone could print out from the net, room for 20 sigs per page. I took a bunch to my school, and everyone was so excited to sign. And of course there's a chain reaction, my classmates would tell their friends and so on and so on. At least it was working so fabulously in my dream, obviously also in all the other countries.
And I was one dissapointed girl when I woke up.

Anyway, I still think it's a good idea. If we'd actually make one, I'd be totally up for it. But that doesn't mean we'd have to stop doing AFF of course. The more the better, isn't it?
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« #264 : 02-20-2005 16:37 »
« : 02-20-2005 16:37 »

Wow, awesome dream Asa. I was I had more dreams like that.   :rolleyes:

@Liveitup1: Why don't you e-mail me and we can talk about this whole petition thing. You're really getting into this arn't you? Don't worry, before I sent in my can of fish, I wrote 4 different letters, before I picked one to send to FOX.
T-Veronica

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« #265 : 02-20-2005 16:57 »
« : 02-20-2005 16:57 »

Yes, I am beaming my ideas to all of you through your dreams!! (Hey, it's better than Lightspeed briefs...) So, should we have been sending letters every time we send anchovies? *double-checks AFF site* Yeees... 
AsaB

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« #266 : 02-20-2005 17:04 »
« : 02-20-2005 17:04 »

So, is AFF still going strong? I must try it out, then.

 
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Originally posted by Futurama Nerd:
Wow, awesome dream Asa. I was I had more dreams like that.     :rolleyes:
I have "Newsflash-Futurama-is-ressurected!" dreams all the time. It'll make me crazy one day.

T-Veronica

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« #267 : 02-20-2005 17:11 »

Yeah, me too. I get up and rush to check CGEF, only to see the latest news of the most recent comic. *sigh* (Not that I don't love the comic or anything.)
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« #268 : 02-20-2005 17:21 »

If only the dreams were real...
T-Veronica

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« #269 : 02-20-2005 17:39 »

Mmyeah. That'd be a good what-if question. "What if Futurama had never been cancelled?" That'd be a good way to do it if they were only allowed to make one more episode, so they could tie up any and all loose ends. (But not as good as it really coming back...)
Liveitup1

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« #270 : 02-20-2005 19:32 »

I will email you soon Futurama Nerd

@Asa, a sheet would be easy to make, and your right, as I said in my first post, it would go neighborhood to neighborhood.  Even if only us 4 did it, and each got 20 signatures (80 total) it would be a huge statement that we went to the "trouble" of getting people to actually sign a sheet.  We would just need to work on them getting there all together, like sending them aff style, or sending them to one address to be sent in all at once from there.

Futurama Nerd and I can work on details I guess, and anyone interested can send me an email just letting me know so I can get you started when we know whats going on.  Once we have details, we can put this info out to our friends and family, and other messege boards. 
T-Veronica

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« #271 : 02-20-2005 20:24 »

What is your email address anyway? And perhaps you should inform the AFF site, so they can post the petition forms up there.
Slackit02

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« #272 : 02-20-2005 20:51 »

I Am Liveitup1 under a new account

Ok, so I tried to change my email addy in my profile, and it was gonna send me a new password, but it never sent, so unless I can get that fixed, this is my new account name

Anyways, you can email me at Liveitup1@verizon.net

And I will talk to the people at aff...but I dont know who they are :/
Futurama Nerd

Professor
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« #273 : 02-20-2005 21:01 »

Hey Slackit02 Liveitup1. You shouldn't have started a new account, you should have waited for your new password to be sent.
Slackit02

Urban Legend
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« #274 : 02-20-2005 21:12 »

No, I know it wouldnt come, I initially tried making an account with my current email address, and waited almost a week for it to come...never did, so I emailed -marc- now, hopefully will get old account back, if not, now I have this one
narodnik

Poppler
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« #275 : 02-21-2005 02:59 »

While Fox sucks what did anchovies ever do?
We don't want to send them all to fox because Zoidberg will miss out in the future.
Slackit02

Urban Legend
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« #276 : 02-21-2005 09:24 »
« : 02-21-2005 09:24 »

Narodnik - Its that kind of attitude that ruins this for everyone.  If you dont want to participate thats fine, but theres no reason for you to bring down the rest of us

Us trying something isnt going to effect you unless you join


Edit:  Even if he is joking, its still not the right attitude
T-Veronica

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« #277 : 02-21-2005 09:48 »

Um, he mighta been joking. I couldn't tell. But I agree with Slackit02, if you're not going to support this, then please don't post up here to discourage us. We are trying our best. And if we succeed, I get the distinct impression that nobody on here will be complaining about it.
Nerd-o-rama

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« #278 : 02-24-2005 13:39 »

As a way to put this back on the first page over the last couple days' silly bumps, I'll mention that I sent my February 'chovies yesterday.  Unfortunately, I had to walk to get them.

*sigh* Why can't the stupid light rail go by Kroger, huh?  I hate Houston.
Quantum Leek

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« #279 : 02-24-2005 13:50 »

this is the first time i've been on this thread and as per nerd-o-rama's idea of sending every month i will start as soon as possible.  FOX need to reconcile for what they have done and if i can call myself a fan i will try my best to get back futurama, or at the very least express my anger for it's cancelation. 

Fight the power! Return Futurama! Ride the Walrus!
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