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E the B

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« on: 02-02-2004 09:07 »

My first post, so I'm hoping that this is in the right section for this.  ;)

So I've just become a futurama fan in the last couple of months. And when I get into any show, I like to spread the word about it as much as possible. I'm not really doing this a some kind of campaign to get more episodes, although that would be nice...if very unlikely. I'm just doing it because I think the show is great and more people need to see it. So I wanted to start up a thread here where people could post ways to spread the love of Futurama at their school, workplace ect.....

So I'm on a college campus, and the one thing you always see on a college campus is posters. So, seeing as this is an election year in the US, I whipped (using my very weak Photoshop skills) up a few faux political posters for various futurama characters.

 http://home.cwru.edu/~ixh10/Fry-Poster.gif
 http://home.cwru.edu/~ixh10/Leela-Poster.gif
 http://home.cwru.edu/~ixh10/Amy-Poster.gif
 http://home.cwru.edu/~ixh10/Bender-Poster.gif
 http://home.cwru.edu/~ixh10/Prof-Poster.gif

Yeah, they are pretty basic, but I wanted them to look good printed in B&W on the campus laser printers. So between the posters and running DVD Marathons on Fridays, I'm hoping to get as much of our campus as possible watching Futurama.

Anyone else have some good ideas or promo materials for spreading the word about Futurama?

BTW: Hope I didn't offend anyone by poking fun at some political figures. Just me trying to be funny.
John C
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« Reply #1 on: 02-02-2004 09:45 »

Looks great!  :)

Welcome to PEEL, E the B. If you need help with anything (or even if you don't) go here.
Allen

Professor
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« Reply #2 on: 02-02-2004 14:32 »

It'll be hilarious if those are mistaken for real and they wind up on the ballot next school election. :D Yes I know it'd be hard for that to happen, but it's what popped into my head.
Venus

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« Reply #3 on: 02-02-2004 14:44 »

When i worked at Toys-r-us i would go over to the animal planet section and get one of the long rubber snakes, wrap it around myself and wear it for the whole shift. It was an orange snake and whenever anyone said anything i would tell them that it's name was Fry and when they would inevitably ask why i had named it that i would tell them about Futurama.
aslate

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« Reply #4 on: 02-02-2004 15:56 »

Save Futurama Pictures - I didn't collect many for the site though.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #5 on: 02-02-2004 16:04 »

Those are great posters, E the B. I'd check out the show if I'd seen those posters and had not watched or heard of the show previously.
Rover

Bending Unit
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« Reply #6 on: 02-02-2004 17:36 »

Cool pictures E the B. Have a lovely time at PEEL. You know, I have a shirt that I wear around school that I made and it says "Save the Future, Destroy Fox." I made it a couple nights ago and some people usually come up to me and ask the meaning of it.
DotheBartman

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« Reply #7 on: 02-02-2004 18:47 »

Heh, nice poster E the B.  I don't think I'd ever do something that extreme, but cool nonetheless.

I've helped turn some people onto the show.  I quote it amongst friends and so forth, and watched every episode with a friend even (he already liked what he had seen of the show but rarely saw it).  In fact, when we had some of my cousins over I happened to put on some dvds and I think they got hooked.
ActionLaPointe

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« Reply #8 on: 02-02-2004 18:52 »

nice ballots.
benderette

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« Reply #9 on: 02-02-2004 20:02 »

We have a roster at work for the monthly BBQ and meetings so this year I've got Futurama pics for each month. This is a good 11-month constant reminder of what they're missing out on. I also have bender-placement wherever possible (all around my office) and of course naming the pets after Futurama characters is always beneficial to the cause.  :cool:
Gleno

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« Reply #10 on: 02-03-2004 09:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
When i worked at Toys-r-us i would go over to the animal planet section and get one of the long rubber snakes, wrap it around myself and wear it for the whole shift. It was an orange snake and whenever anyone said anything i would tell them that it's name was Fry and when they would inevitably ask why i had named it that i would tell them about Futurama.

"Did that guy just say rings are cool....?"
"Nope, he said they're not cool...."

"COOL....!"
woopsie daisy!

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« Reply #11 on: 02-04-2004 06:11 »

Hey i've modified them to fit with australia, if it's ok with you, i'd like to print some off and stick them arount the place E&B
E the B

Crustacean
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« Reply #12 on: 02-04-2004 09:45 »
« Last Edit on: 02-04-2004 09:45 »

Sure woopsie daisy! In fact....I posted them totally for people to use them, kinda my goal   ;).

Hey post them up though after you modify them...I'd love to see what you've done.
ooy

Professor
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« Reply #13 on: 02-06-2004 01:45 »
« Last Edit on: 02-06-2004 01:45 »

i did one for the upcoming queenland election. too late for that now! its tomorrow. all well just a coulplea years.
Kryten

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« Reply #14 on: 02-07-2004 23:27 »

Those are truly awesome.
winna

Avatar Czar
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« Reply #15 on: 02-08-2004 00:11 »

Very cool idea...
rule brittannia

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« Reply #16 on: 02-08-2004 10:57 »

good idea, e the b im a newie too, enjoy your stay
theZoid88

Bending Unit
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« Reply #17 on: 02-08-2004 21:26 »

thats dedication.
Anarchist

Professor
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« Reply #18 on: 02-08-2004 21:42 »

Those are hillarious. And the scary thing is, some of them are better candidates than most of the real ones we currently have.
Gorky

Space Pope
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« Reply #19 on: 02-15-2004 09:46 »

Those are great posters. I find that the only way I can get someone to like the show or take an interest in it is by showing them an episode. But not just any episode, it has to be something that I know the person would enjoy. For example, if a friend of mine enjoyed crude humor, I'd probably show him "Spanish Fry", or an episode with many dirty jokes (although I did enjoy the episode).
But, if I had a friend who was a sucker for romance or unrequited love or something, I'd show them "Time Keeps on Slippin'" or an episode with alot of shippiness.
Davey

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« Reply #20 on: 03-01-2004 14:01 »

Brilliant Posters Mate! They're funny and informative!
Coilette

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« Reply #21 on: 03-04-2004 09:24 »

Great posters!

I have a Bender Model on my PC at work so comments are either:

'Hey Bender! Furutama's really funny'

or

'Who's that robot meant to be?'

I then launch in to pitch Futurama mode.    :)
bankrupt

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« Reply #22 on: 03-04-2004 11:36 »

Nice posters.  Maybe Cartoon Network should pay you in Futurama DVDs for advertising for them.

Case Western student, eh?  My friend's brother goes to school there.
victor2000
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« Reply #23 on: 03-04-2004 16:37 »

Very good posters, E the B.  The Fry one was the funniest one of them all.    :laff:   :laff:   :laff:
Y_L_B

Professor
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« Reply #24 on: 03-04-2004 16:53 »
« Last Edit on: 03-04-2004 16:53 »

Those are great!  :laff:
Cloud 9

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« Reply #25 on: 03-04-2004 20:09 »

Way WAY awesome! I'd love to do something like that at my school. (Ah, the possibilities...) But, I think I'll just start a club. I'm gonna print a few of those out, though. TOTALLY COOL, once again!
  :D   :D   :D
SwanMan3000

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« Reply #26 on: 03-05-2004 14:43 »

E the B, theyre really good, i dont think they look bad, they just look like a simple candidate poster. I especially like the watch Futurama bit very good. How about under Bender having 'The first ever crook in the whitehouse...'  :)
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