Things We Saw Today
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Sure, widespread electronic voting would make the process of tallying and processing ballots exponentially easier, but can it ever really be secure? Maybe someday, but certainly not right now, as evidenced by a little experiment in Washington D.C. that ended with everyone's favorite robo-sociopath Bender Bending Rodriguez being elected as the head of the Washington D.C. school board. Needless to say, there was a little bit of hacking involved.Read More
The Future Is Now!
On Friday’s Fox & Friends, host Steve Doocy introduced a story about how Bender -- a cartoon robot from Comedy Central’s Futurama -- was voted in as the head of the Washington, D.C., School Board. The election, Doocy explained, wasn’t real -- it was a trial run for electronic voting systems and how secure they are. A team from the University of Michigan hacked in and made Bender the winner. “If you think electronic voting systems are secure,” Doocy explained, “try explaining how the guy you’re about to see won an election.” He then showed a clip of Bender’s arms falling off.Read More
Good News Everyone!
"It’s pretty deep, but there are also a lot of flaming belches,” he said. “We pull you in with the mathematical theorems, and we keep you with the flaming belches.” Daivd X. Cohen, head writer of Futurama, on the new season that premieres tonight! In other I-just-looked-it-up-on-Wikipedia-news, Cohen's actual middle initial is an S, but he was forced to change is because the Writers Guild of America does not allow members to have the same exact name. He chose "X"–because it sounded "sci-fi-ish" and included a period "so people don't think it's some mathematical formula: 'David times Cohen' or something." (quote from Wired.)Read More
Things We Saw Today
Good news, everyone! Someone has made a Futurama wedding cake. Alan Teo, who snapped the photo, writes: Attended my friends' wedding over the weekend. Both the bride and groom are über-Futurama fans. So naturally, they had to incorporate their favourite show into the wedding somehow. Needless to say, it's easily the most awesome cake I've ever seen. Check it out fully sized after the jump.Read More
After seven years on TV Ice-Catraz, Futurama is coming back to Comedy Central in June, with 26 episodes on order. Earlier today, comedycentral.com posted a 30-second teaser trailer for the relaunched series which, while it might not send fans into paroxysms of laughter, will at least elicit some nostalgia.
With that nostalgia lighting our hearts afire, at least until we remember Bender's Game, we thought we'd revisit the eight best minor characters from the original run of Futurama:Read More
Futurama is coming back to Comedy Central in June, and the very first promotional trailer is out. It's 30 seconds long, and very Comedy Central-centric (the giant TV from the classic title sequence has a big ol' Comedy Central ad on it), but the glimpse of Bender and Zoidberg saying new things that they have not said before will probably sate most fans. Hopefully, the new series is more in the vein of Futurama up to 2003 more than the Futurama movies.
Trailer after the jump: Hypnotoad commands you to watch it. (Yes, we used that exact same joke the last time we wrote about the new Futurama, but it still applies.)Read More