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Let's try this again
Posted on February 2, 2016 by Tim
Ok, that last update stayed put this time so let's get this show back on the air. First up is a couple of Fan Arts from Spaceman130. This one's a couple of poses of Zapp in a suit, not his usual garb except in the realm of the artist's Fan Fictions, where Zapp's attire is never realyy described in any detail. So now you know.

Next up, this was supposed to be for Xmas, and honest, I put it up and did an update on 24 December but it mysteriously vanished. At least, I don't remember drinking that much then. Anyway, speaking of drinking, here's a Fan Fiction by dinkdrinker called A Visit from Das Bender, which is a Xmas story where southern Germany is revisited with the Krampus being replaced by our favorite cigar smoking, cheap booze drinking robot. Enjoy a holiday classic poem, twisted and warped, Bender style. Also late, Tim style. Happy Groundhog day!

And we haven't had one of these in a good long time (cue the joke about not having anything in a good long time ), it's a new answer to one of Cubert's Rants! El-man busts another one from 1ACV02, The Series Has Landed.
Testing 1 2 3 ...
Posted on January 27, 2016 by Tim
Ok, real simple, quick and dirty update just so you know we're still open for business. There are a couple of reasons for lack of recent updates, one is busy life stuff on my part and another is some weirdness with the site - I know I did an update back in December but it isn't there, not even the stuff I uploaded to the site. Now it's gone! So, hopefully if this works and doesn't dematerialize into the cloud in a couple of days, we'll get things moving again. So I'm going to start off with a real simple link to somewhere else; that being a homage to 3ACV20, aka Godfellas in which Michael from Germany presents Bender lost in Space, where our brew guzzling bot friend ascends 30,000 meters up, only to become Lost in Space (which was the name of another space show, albeit a very kitschy one).
No, I haven't fallen off the face of the planet
Posted on November 23, 2015 by Tim
Although sometimes I wish I could. I mean, that's the basic premise of Futurama, right? So there's a bunch of people who have been waiting patiently for me to crawl out from whatever rock I've been under and get their stuff put up, so here's a start. First up, I'm sure you've heard about the recent unpleasantness in France. Well, Thomas Martin lives there and submitted this Fan Art of Leela in tribute of the recent terrorist acts in Paris, and as a global statement against terrorism.

On a lighter note, Spaceman130 was recently traveling (presumably in or near Ontario Canada) when he spotted this Ontario license plate which we'd all love to have (I thought about it but where I am only lets you have 7 characters ). I had to crop the plate for the thumbnail so you could tell what it was. If you click on it it'll take you to the Fan's Photos page where you can click and see the big picture which'll put it in context.

And finally for today, a new Comic Transcript. Spaceman130 cranked out one for issue #76 titled Captain Brannigan: The Windbag Soldier. I might also mention that if you look at the list of transcripts, you'll see that we need to fill in a few blanks, so if you've got the comics in question and want to do a transcript that would be great. Don't worry about the formatting, I can clean that up. Do one and get your 15 minutes of fame right here (or maybe 15 days if I fall off the planet again. )
Posted on October 12, 2015 by Tim
To quote Bender, I'm back baby! So the last several weeks have been really hectic for me 'cause I've been traveling and away from home more than I was here. But I've finally run out of vacation time and now it's time to catch up on all the back log. So yeah, we're still on the air. And to start off our restart (see what I did there) here's a little story and some Fan Art to go with it. Back along about Labor Day kaspired took a little road trip to an anime convention in Sacramento where a few famous names were scheduled to appear. He took along a portfolio with some of his drawings and, sparing the long boring tedious details such as the three hour drive (which in that part of California at that time of year would equate to about 5 miles (8km) ), he scored five, count 'em five, autographs on his drawings from such luminaries as John Dimaggio, Billy West, Maurice Lamarche, Lauren Tom, and Hynden Walch (Ok, not Futurama, but the voice of Starfire from Teen Titans Go - still cool). He says “They were expecting posters, maybe the occasional comic book or trinket but when I slid a drawing under their Sharpies, all five had the same reaction: They paused, looked and looked again. This wasn't the token condescending "Ohhownice..." They really looked at them, and even commented on them. John even showed my drawing to people behind the desk!”. Kaspired says all four are now framed and hanging on the wall behind his desk. Damn, he's good.

Spaceman130 has also been busy with a couple of things. One is this Fan Art of Munda.

And the other things that he found might require a little explanation, since it takes us back a little ways. A long time ago, in a reality far, far away, we ran this little photo contest called Real World Futurama where we tasked you the viewers to send us pictures of real world things with Futurama related names. And you found some fun and interesting stuff. Well, Spaceman130 found one more (well, ok, actually he found two, but it turns out we already had one of them ). This find is a street in Toronto Canada named after our favorite bureaucrat.
Speaking of holidays ...
Posted on September 7, 2015 by Tim
Seems like it's that time of year when everyone takes a vacation. I have been for the last couple of weeks, and I'm just stopping by home on my way from here to there for another week. And while I'm here I found this new Fan Art from Hip Joint which is, coincidentally, a vacation picture, with Bender, Leela, and Fry enjoying a holiday in the tropical islands.

Ok, I'm not sure I can begin to do this next item justice. Nor, in the limited time I have available have I figured out how to embed it here, so I'll describe it and link to it and you'll have to click and see for yourself. So Fabio writes “I'm a front end developer from Spain living in London right now and a huge Futurama lover! I've just made this CSS Bender animation. Here is the link.”. If you're not a HTML coder (the stuff web pages are made of), it's just kind of another Bender animation. IF you are conversent with HTML and CSS, you can see his code and how he did that, and that's impressive.
Odds of anytyhing are mathmatically insignificant
Posted on August 18, 2015 by Tim
Got an old refridgerator you don't know what to do with? Why not make it into a Slurm vending machine. My good buddy dingsda found this while surfing.

On the Fan Fiction front we have another one from Dinkdrinker. This one' called The Bride of Rodriguez. What do you s'pose happens when Bender tried to be a Gentle-bot and all around good guy? Maybe, blow up and create a monster? Nah. That couldn't happen.

And in the last of our RIPT Apparel T-shirt trifecta, this Dr. Who inspired number goes on sale August 19 for just 36 hours. Be the first to collect all three.
Shirts and naked babies
Posted on August 16, 2015 by Tim
Ok, it's time for another T-shirt. Like we mentioned last time the good folks at RIPT Apparel are offering a really cool Futurama-inspired Mario Kart crossover T-shirt which is only going to be available for a short time (short defined as 36 hours). So as soon as the calendar flips over to August 17 in your area, you should be able to click the link nab yourself one.

Now, on the other end of the spectrum, here is something that has been available for, well, probably a year or more. It's a Fan Fiction that Dinkdrinker posted on FMMB somewhere over a year ago, and just “forgot” to send to me. It's called Advent of the Mighty-Other which follows up on the Nibblonian prophecy of 'The Mighty Other'. And since Fry and Leela are expecting another child, the Nibbloanians feel the prophecy is coming to pass because, according to Nibbler and his people, the child will save the universe. That is of course if Fry and Leela survive long enough to actually have the kid.
Why Not Zoidberg?
Posted on August 4, 2015 by Tim
Ok, let's start out tonight with a shameless commercial plug that has the very real danger of getting me a free T-shirt (I sell out cheap these days ). I got this very nice e-mail from Allie who is a Marketing Intern with RIPT Apparel who are offering this very cool Zoidberg inspired T shirt for a paltry US$11 each. The catch? It goes on sale August 6th (a mere day away, give or take a time zone or two) and will only be available for 36 hours before, as I'm Allie was programmed to say, “ it’s laid to rest in our Graveyard forever”.

Ok, now down to shameless fan contributions with a couple of Fan Fictions:

First is Nabbed! by Spaceman130. It's inspired by the PlayStation 3 game Vampire Rain, missions 10 and 11 and in it a member of Fry's team gets abducted by nightwalkers and it's up to the crew to pick up the pieces before it's too late.

And Dwayne Anderson weighs in with part 14 of his fic Space Ace Doofus in which some AU action caused by Fry's fascination with a popular new video game and a malfunctioning new invention of the Professor's just keeps getting weirder for our lost interdimentional traveler.

And lastly, I received a note from Robin at Focus Online Management Ltd in the UK. They've put together this really neat round-up of retro cartoons from the 1960's to the 2000's called Those Were The Days which features top cartoons of these decades, and Futurama made the list of course! I love how the TV changes depending on the era. Check it out!
Happy Hug A Giant Day
Posted on July 21, 2015 by Tim
I'll be you didn't know there was such a thing as “Hug A Giant Day”, did you? Well, if you hang out at DeviantART you might have run across it 'cause it's something they do. And Spaceman130 did this pic in celebration of same, as if Fry didn't have his hands full with a normal sized Leela.
Later that same year ....
Posted on July 7, 2015 by Tim
Surprise! Bet you all thought I'd fallen off the face of the planet, eh? Well, that Real Life stuff HAS been kicking my shiny metal the last couple of months but I finally found the time and gumption to put some stuff up. So leading off is a new illustrated Fan Fiction from Gulliver63. It's called Give Me Steam and it's (so far as I know) the first Futurama Steampunk story. In it we find out what happens when Leela ends up in the Steamverse and becomes the pilot of the company's delivery air ship. Gulliver did a lot of research on language, and having in his past more than a few hours of flight time in his log you can bet the flight stats are spot on too.

My good friend Dingsda was in Holland Michigan recently when he spotted this familiar face outside a smoke shop. If you really want to know exectly where you'll have to check out the other photo in Fan's Photos.

You may have heard that the USofA is considering putting a womans likeness on it's ten dollar bill, so kaspired has come up with four (unofficial) suggestions. It's pretty obvious which one would be our favorite although he suspects that, sadly, one of the others might be selected first.

And bouncing back to the Fan's Photos section again, DSS wrote to say that he met Maurice LaMarche himself at Comic Con! DSS says “He was really cool to mingle with and he even liked my impressions of Kif’s sighing and of Lrrr’s over-the-top voice.” And he got the image of Kiff autographed.