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coffeeBot

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« Reply #600 on: 11-28-2019 11:41 »

NOOOOOO
Also, I got told to fuck off because I shared the gif of that sequence as a comment under that post.
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« Reply #601 on: 11-28-2019 16:51 »

Wait. Whut?

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« Reply #602 on: 12-11-2019 01:34 »

The random playing of "Do the Hustle" in the grocery store...
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« Reply #603 on: 03-16-2020 19:24 »

Currently playing around with an online calculator that allows you to compare the cost-of-living in two cities, and invites you to CHANGE PLACES after calculating each city-to-city comparison.
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« Reply #604 on: 03-18-2020 16:54 »

Hearing that the 'fundamentals of the economy are strong' makes me think of the Mets manager saying 'Let's see some fundamentals! And not clown fundamentals!'
Gorky

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« Reply #605 on: 03-18-2020 17:03 »

Ah, "A Leela of Her Own"--an underrated gem, I say! (I have reason to quote Leela's "They're the beaniest" line far more often than one might imagine.)

Anyway: All the talk of sending Americans $1,000 checks to combat coronavirus has me thinking about "300 Big Boys" in a very general sense (and, though the original inspiration for that episode--the second Bush administration sending out stimulus checks early in his first term--was sort of swallowed up by 9/11, maybe our current national emergency will make the episode almost topical again...).
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« Reply #606 on: 03-18-2020 20:04 »

OMG, it's such an obvious Futurama comparison that I completely missed it!

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« Reply #607 on: 03-19-2020 20:06 »

Heh, it's also reminiscent of "Cold Warriors," one of the less atrocious better episodes of the new run, particularly this bit from Farnsworth (which I also quote with great frequency!):



I suppose you could also make the comparison to issue #11 of Futurama Comics, "The Cure for the Common Clod," written by none other than Patric Verrone.
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« Reply #608 on: 03-20-2020 00:09 »

In that episode, as it is now, our future depends on the winners of the nerd search competition
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« Reply #609 on: 04-13-2020 15:32 »

When I'm at work entering someone's billing information, every time I check the billing phone and billing email, in my head I then say "billing thong" in the Professor's voice, since it so perfectly matches the rhythm of "driving gloves, driving goggles, driving thong" from TMLH.
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« Reply #610 on: 04-13-2020 16:45 »

I use gloves whilst driving in winter*. I too cannot help but adjust a pair of imaginary goggles after putting my gloves on, and having the Professor narrate the sequence in my head.

*The steering wheel is cold.
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« Reply #611 on: 04-16-2020 14:55 »
« Last Edit on: 04-16-2020 14:57 »

Oh, Christ, I’m listening to one of my usual Pandora stations but using the new-ish “Discovery” feature, which “will surface artists and tracks that wouldn’t normally play on this station.” The first track it played—which is still playing as I type this post, because it’s a surprisingly long song!—is “Common People” by Williams Shatner, from his album Has Been (c. 2004).

It’s surprisingly (god help me)...not awful? Nowhere near as sublime as his rendition of “The Real Slim Shady” from “Where No Fan Has Gone Before,” but also not as much of a train wreck as I might have expected! It put a Futurama-adjacent smile on my face, at least.
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« Reply #612 on: 05-08-2020 17:29 »

Just had reason to say, in a work meeting, “I think it’s a little pedantic, but he’s technically correct.” I managed to avoid following that up (out loud, anyway) with “the best kind of correct,” but I’m still inordinately proud of myself for sneaking that stealth Futurama reference into an otherwise soul-crushing meeting.
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« Reply #613 on: 05-08-2020 18:54 »
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Too bad you held back.  "The best kind of correct." is something promotion material might say; it suggests an aire of authority and a managerial capacity for evaluation.

She's right behind me, isn't she? :shifty:

Unsure if that's my favorite of the season, but prossably not.
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« Reply #614 on: 05-08-2020 19:21 »

Ah, "A Leela of Her Own"--an underrated gem, I say! (I have reason to quote Leela's "They're the beaniest" line far more often than one might imagine.)

Anyway: All the talk of sending Americans $1,000 checks to combat coronavirus has me thinking about "300 Big Boys" in a very general sense (and, though the original inspiration for that episode--the second Bush administration sending out stimulus checks early in his first term--was sort of swallowed up by 9/11, maybe our current national emergency will make the episode almost topical again...).

I mentioned 300 big boys earlier today, discussing how I can't predict what will happen economically, so I couldn't rule out what happened there.  I've thought about that before seriously, yet I don't expect that being likely in the short term.

Heh, it's also reminiscent of "Cold Warriors," one of the less atrocious better episodes of the new run, particularly this bit from Farnsworth (which I also quote with great frequency!):



I suppose you could also make the comparison to issue #11 of Futurama Comics, "The Cure for the Common Clod," written by none other than Patric Verrone.

I think I already mentioned elsewhere that I don't think it's a virus per se.... But unfortunately, if I'm correct, I have imagined the mechanics by which a "zombie"esque future might be in store.... Not so much the dead coming back necessarily (though that isn't ruled out), but one where people cannot die for some time, whether they wish to or not........

In that episode, as it is now, our future depends on the winners of the nerd search competition

Probs not....if I'm wrong, it's something humanity could live with, even if it knocked off 97% of the population....and if not this virus, somehow I don't think nature will throw in the towel for good.  I tried looking at the math a long time ago...long long time....and it's kind of expected with the global human population where it's at....significant gain between 1900 to 2000 then there is between 0000 to 1900...and I realized it didn't really scare me, since the numbers are so big, statistically, humanity would survive a global disease if only it was a small fraction that survived.  Our DNA already has the scars of such battles incorporated into it, and we are proof of the victories in those pasts.  This doesn't guarantee my personal survival, but I had a great fucking run...I'm glad for what I got, and now could be enough, or tomorrow, or 3 1/2 years from now, or 7. 

Maybe I'm wrong, but objectively I'm pretty okay with all of the outcomes.  And I know most people probably aren't...maybe they should be honest with themselves about what they really want and what it takes to get that...for me I learned asking was okay.

When I'm at work entering someone's billing information, every time I check the billing phone and billing email, in my head I then say "billing thong" in the Professor's voice, since it so perfectly matches the rhythm of "driving gloves, driving goggles, driving thong" from TMLH.

Is it bad that I know what that abbreviation stands for, or worse that I had to think about it for a second to know?
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« Reply #615 on: 06-16-2020 01:21 »

Just recently realized that pretty much every time I chop onions--and subsequently begin sobbing uncontrollably--I am reminded of the following bit from "Fun on a Bun":

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« Reply #616 on: 06-16-2020 04:04 »
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Oh, Christ, I’m listening to one of my usual Pandora stations but using the new-ish “Discovery” feature, which “will surface artists and tracks that wouldn’t normally play on this station.” The first track it played—which is still playing as I type this post, because it’s a surprisingly long song!—is “Common People” by Williams Shatner, from his album Has Been (c. 2004).

It's a cover of a song by a British band called Pulp.  The original version appears on their 1995 album Different Class.

Another song from the same album, "Disco 2000," reminds me of Futurama, but only because I keep changing it to "Disco 3000" in my head.
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« Reply #617 on: 06-18-2020 00:34 »

Now all I can think of is Space Disco 3000.
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« Reply #618 on: 07-02-2020 11:43 »

I was playing Hitman today, and this was my target's name:

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« Reply #619 on: 07-06-2020 02:43 »

You probably won't find him on McPluto
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« Reply #620 on: 07-08-2020 13:29 »

A virtual YouTuber asks her fans to show her their filthy rooms, and then gets strangely excited by the results.

Dirty boy!  Dirty boy!
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« Reply #621 on: 07-17-2020 13:12 »

A while ago when a coworker informed me that "Our team primarily uses G-Chat to communicate," my first thought was to respond "That is how you communicate" a la "Reincarnation" and then we'd all share a quick, hearty anime laugh.

And, while I'm thinking about the same segment of that episode, I'll say that in the video game X-Men Legends, every time I pick up any Weakness Analyzer item--which occurs fairly frequently--I say to myself, "I have analyzed the aliens' movements enemy's weakness with this Movement Weakness Analyzer."
Gorky

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« Reply #622 on: 07-29-2020 14:37 »

The refrigerator in my new home is an Amana brand (as prominently displayed on the freezer door), which of course reminds me of one of my favorite, nonsensical bits from "Neutopia" in which Leela apparently forgot(?) that Amana here is a refrigerator.
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« Reply #623 on: 01-25-2021 09:12 »

Found while browsing around on Dark Roasted Blend, this link I wound up visiting reminds me of Obsoletely Fabulous, if not in a direct way. Analog calculators and computers of various sorts are cool, but I never imagined that this technology existed, and had been used to solve partial differential equations.

In 1936 Soviet scientist Lukyanov built an analog water computer

Gorky

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« Reply #624 on: 03-14-2021 04:55 »

I recently read a book for school that featured a character named “Three-Fingered Jack,” and I am only slightly ashamed (read: not ashamed at all) to admit that I mentally replaced that name with “Congo Jack” every time I encountered it.
David A

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« Reply #625 on: 04-09-2021 13:36 »

The YouTube algorithm recommended this to me a while ago.
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« Reply #626 on: 04-09-2021 15:52 »

That's great...and now I have an urge to retune my wind chimes :)

Gorky

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« Reply #627 on: 04-10-2021 00:16 »

Today I read a critical analysis of a novel that apparently features a character known as the Zookeeper, whose mischievous deeds (as described by this critic) certainly made them seem like the deadliest animal of all.

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« Reply #628 on: 04-10-2021 01:00 »

That's great! :D

Was it authored by a critic using the nom de plume I.C. Wiener?

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« Reply #629 on: 04-20-2021 12:29 »

The random playing of "Do the Hustle" in the grocery store...

I also experienced the random song-playing at the grocery store the other day. They tend to play a lot of 70's and 80's music, so I got to hear "Karma Chameleon" (or "Coma Chameleon" if Bender sings it), followed by "Don't You Forget About Me." Nothing like experiencing the mood dissonance of "Rebirth" followed by the right-in-the-feels gut punch of "Luck of the Fryrish." ;)
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« Reply #630 on: 04-25-2021 11:00 »

Yesterday I overheard someone saying, "You gotta do what you gotta do," and I immediately thought of this:



I find that attitude just as distasteful in real life as it was in the show.
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« Reply #631 on: 04-25-2021 15:32 »

That's why it's funny.

* winna gives a thumbs up and a frown.
Gorky

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« Reply #632 on: 05-21-2021 20:07 »

There's currently this ridiculous series of commercials for Jimmy John's that features Brad Garrett as a mafioso-type who adds a superfluous 's' to most of his words and reminds me alots of thats guys Sal.
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« Reply #633 on: 06-16-2021 12:43 »

I'm watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Guess who instantly recognised Katey Segal's voice?
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