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First off, there are a couple of dates I failed to note yesterday amid honoring our three great Americans. Yesterday marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year (thanks Ant), this is a two week long celebration, so I guess I'm not technically late, but I certainly don't want to forget to wish a happy Year of the Horse. Yesterday also was Fat Tuesday, which makes today Ash Wednesday, and probably also makes for some Mardi Gras celebrants who are reaching for the aspirin this morning.

Finally, you may have seen this elsewhere already, but if you haven't, the folks at Can't get enough Futurama send word that Fox Broadcasting is planning on making Futurama a thing of the past, and there's A Future For Futurama Petition online with an attempt to save the animated series (and unlike The Family Guy petition, this one does not threaten an impractical boycott of sponsoring products).

I highly recommend today's media of the day. The mind-mending adventures of Steve Elvis America and Go-Go Morningstar Perfect Assassin are not to be missed.

Story of the Day: Boy Run Over by Train, Survives. Apparently without a scratch. Thanks theAntiELVIS.
Media of the Day: Terrible Cosmic Death. Thanks Mr. Coffee.

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25. Re: STUPID ASS FOOTBALL???!!!! Feb 14, 2002, 08:29 tempus
 
As a token foreigner I'd just like to you can shove football and unfunny animated shows in all their forms. Keep sending I Love Lucy or *ALL* you bases am belong to us...

hmmm you don't talk like Fes but then again you probably aren't a foreign exchange student either

 
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24. Re: STUPID ASS FOOTBALL???!!!! Feb 14, 2002, 00:06 anon@213.120
 
As a token foreigner I'd just like to you can shove football and unfunny animated shows in all their forms. Keep sending I Love Lucy or *ALL* you bases am belong to us...  
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23. Re: STUPID ASS FOOTBALL???!!!! Feb 13, 2002, 22:32 Bronco
 
You'll smoke a turd in hell for that!

Pretty strong words. I have to say I agree with them


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22. Re: confused Feb 13, 2002, 22:31 Bronco
 
so why does real suck then folks?

I for one have never been able to install it without my system slowly descending into a hell of fatal exceptions and other wacky behavior.

Now the root cause of that could be Bill and the gang (if you are into conspiracies). But it really doesn't matter to me what the cause is, I just know that if I install the RP then I'll be formating my HD in a couple of weeks.

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21. Re: STUPID ASS FOOTBALL???!!!! Feb 13, 2002, 22:26 BlightCrawler
 
Stupid Ass Football. Truer words were never spoken.

 
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20. STUPID ASS FOOTBALL???!!!! Feb 13, 2002, 21:38 WarPig
 
STUPID ASS FOOTBALL???!!!

You'll smoke a turd in hell for that!

 
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19. Terrible Cosmic Death Feb 13, 2002, 18:35 Dclaw
 
So.... Steve Elvis America is the President of America... and, he saves America from destruction... but, America is Italy.... and, he speaks English....

All hail Robo Bobo!

Dclaw

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18. Re: confused Feb 13, 2002, 17:16 Anvil
 
As far as I can tell, neither Windows Media Player nor Apple's Quicktime have ads built into them.

Um yes i was being obtuse. what i meant was that ms and apple seem to push the user to sites/formats designed to cement their market position - for example if opening an mpg file in winXP quicktime is not listed as an available player but some other (unknown to me) company is. This isn't howvere the same as reals advertising so i withdraw my remark. it was unhelpful.

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17. Re: confused Feb 13, 2002, 17:09 Yousho
 
In my experience, Real formats support lower quality compared to filesize than all of their competitors, are more vulnerable to corruption, and, worst of all, can only be played in RealPlayer, which, IMO, is slow, bloated, and ugly. I've got several Real movies that actually cause the player to *crash* at certain points -- it's absolutely inexcusable that the company's own format could cause their player to crash.

Not to mention, of course, how installing RealSomething invariably attemps to usurp many of my file associations and place various things in my startup group.

At least, that's why *I* don't like Real's software. BTW -- what do you mean by "ms and apple are good at that too"? As far as I can tell, neither Windows Media Player nor Apple's Quicktime have ads built into them. (Mind you, I'm not standing up for MS or Apple's software, but you should at least get your facts right)

 
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16. confused Feb 13, 2002, 16:50 Anvil
 
so why does real suck then folks? Curious cos i can't see any reason for it other than constant ads - but then ms and apple are good at that too. .

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15. Re: Media of the Day Feb 13, 2002, 15:53 Hyatus
 
Yuck...
Give me RealPlayer over Quicktime any day of the week.

And I didn't think that media was all that great.
It reminded me of the end of one of the Clerks: TAS episodes
where the show is handed over to the Korean animators.
Funny as hell, that was.
This, IMO, was just kinda average...Still, it's nice to
see a link to the Exposure website. That show is awesome.

-Hyatus
"da da da"

 
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14. No subject Feb 13, 2002, 14:58 anon@63.23
 
Futurama got the audience, and fate, it deserved. Nothing lasts forever.  
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13. Family Guy Feb 13, 2002, 13:56 anon@198.214
 
Uh... No offense, Futurama is pretty good, but Family Guy is better IMHO.  
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12. Re: Media of the Day Feb 13, 2002, 13:33 anon@208.190
 
Ditto... Real Player sucks so bad... I am steamed so fcking bad when I follow a link to a ram or rm file...  
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11. Re: Media of the Day Feb 13, 2002, 13:14 Puck
 
Yeah, RealPlayer sucks, so I did some searching around and you can download Terrible Cosmic Death from rockstargames.com as a MOV file:

http://www.rockstargames.com/uploads/The%20Terribe%20Cosmic%20Death.mov

 
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10. Re: Futurama Cancelled Feb 13, 2002, 12:45 tempus
 
uhmm I like grounded for life and titus rocks. so, you can't get rid of those..... you could how ever, get rid of (to quote you) STUPID ASS FOOTBALL

that would be fine by me.

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9. MotD Feb 13, 2002, 12:40 anon@209.233
 
Tried the Terrible Cosmic Death and just Realized that XP doesn't come with RealPlayer. Huh, never noticed that before. It's actually Real nice.

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8. Futurama on /. too... Feb 13, 2002, 12:36 Ant
 
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/02/12/2158210&mode=thread&tid=129

I am mad too! I already signed the petition. As Bender says, "kiss my shiny @ss" :P.

 
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7. Re: Futurama Cancelled Feb 13, 2002, 12:28 anon@66.156
 
What a bunch of bull$*!t. Football ALWAYS supercedes Futurama here on the East coast (dunno if this is true in the middle of the country or on the West coast), so of course they don't get high enough ratings! Good lord, move some other crap show off the air (like Grounded for Life, Titus, etc.) and put Futurama in its place. I'd LOVE to watch the show, but STUPID ASS FOOTBALL ALWAYS goes over the timeslot during the season. It really pisses me off!  
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6. Re: Futurama Cancelled Feb 13, 2002, 12:05 Devster
 
The real question is whether Groening can shop it around to other networks... though that never seems to work for very long. (MST3K being the one exception, I guess.)

"JAG" used to be on NBC before it got booted and moved to CBS, where it quietly thrives.

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