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yardgames
Jun 20, 2005, 11:13 AM
I would like to start a new debate about the Living Will episode. What do you guys think the "third option" was for Jim, since it wasn't life or death?

Garbage Kills Megan
Jun 20, 2005, 11:23 PM
What were some of the clues that they gave? Lois mentioned a few things at the end of the episode, but I can't remember now, and I don't have that episode recorded. Didn't she say something about birds?

yardgames
Jun 21, 2005, 12:00 AM
I believe there were birds; everything was purchased from one store except a hat, and for some reason I thought there was something about a cornfield.

arach
Jun 21, 2005, 07:20 AM
It has something to do with birds, a radio shock (?) and a hat. That were the three things that were mentioned.

NeCoHo
Jun 21, 2005, 07:32 AM
a radio shock (?) It's Radio shack. An electronics store.


I really don't know, maybe he put Jim in a electro-magnetic field, and suspended him in time.

yardgames
Jun 21, 2005, 08:42 PM
Science-fiction expert, is it actually possible to suspend someone in time? One would think he would have needed Malcolm's advice for something like that.

MITM18
Jun 22, 2005, 01:58 AM
The ending leaves you with a question, but its not supposed to be taken seriously.

Just a comical ending aswell as an easy ending for the writers.

Thus there is no answer to this "third option".

:)

While it was a very funny episode I didnt like how the writers ended it, but thats writing fictional comedies, you have that availability to just end it ubruptly.

PS: You can freeze people, but thats when they are dead. You cant freeze someone alive.

NeCoHo
Jun 22, 2005, 08:25 AM
Science-fiction expert, is it actually possible to suspend someone in time? One would think he would have needed Malcolm's advice for something like that.
This is science fiction. Let me get that across. Now, I shall make yet another reference to all the sci-fi books I read. In one, a man is put in suspendened animation to go to another Earth time line, a parallel dimension. Using brain waves from dolphins, electricity, a goo substance to prevent him from moving, you know, he moves around in this dimension, and a breathing tube. He went to the "Other Earth" and found out why this Earth time line wanted to steal energy and ozone from other Earth time lines. he did, their time line was so messed up, they depleated it of it's resources and needed more.


Should I list all these book that I read?

yardgames
Jun 22, 2005, 11:11 AM
@MITM18 you take all of our discussions too seroiusly. It's not that we're taking it seriously, it's that we're having fun discussing things that don't have any "right" answer; use your imagination and have fun when you participate. Pretend it's real instead of always telling us what isn't.

@J a parallel dimension? That seems to be the most "realistic" solution we've come up with, lol. Interesting indeed.

Dewey
Jul 15, 2005, 08:48 PM
An item purchased from Radio Shack - I guess that could be just about anything. They seem to sell just about every electrical product under the sun.

I have a question though:
Why do they ask for your address (at least your zip-code) whenever you purcahse batteries from Radio Shack? - i don't get that at all.

Garbage Kills Megan
Jul 18, 2005, 07:18 PM
I have a question though:
Why do they ask for your address (at least your zip-code) whenever you purcahse batteries from Radio Shack? - i don't get that at all.
It's probably for statistical reasons. Other stores do it too. It might be to see how far people travel to get to the store. Some sort of corporate research or something. This is all speculation, though.

yardgames
Jul 24, 2005, 11:40 AM
They supposedly don't do it anymore due to privacy concerns since 9/11 (surprise) and you could always deny. I actually try and avoid Radio Shack because of that. It's absolutely ridiculous. And you can get the same products cheaper elsewhere.

Lucky Maroon
Feb 5, 2008, 03:20 AM
There are a few small things I don't understand about the series, like why Lois told Dewey to stop playing with himself or whatever in the Pilot.

This is one of them.

tjpeople
Feb 5, 2008, 05:41 AM
There are a few small things I don't understand about the series, like why Lois told Dewey to stop playing with himself or whatever in the Pilot.

Because its not really something he should do at the table in front of the family...

Amigo22
Feb 5, 2008, 08:17 AM
And she says that while she is shaving Hal's hairy naked body - not only in front of the family, but in the kitchen, of all places :eek:

Lucky Maroon
Feb 5, 2008, 02:21 PM
Isn't there a window right there, too? Grody...

AlexTheMartian
Feb 5, 2008, 02:33 PM
And she says that while she is shaving Hal's hairy naked body - not only in front of the family, but in the kitchen, of all places :eek:

so that is why the comment is funny!

did we all forget this is a comedy. that was an ironic comment, therefore funny. i found it funny :lol:

The Pilot needed to show the family and its weirdness to an extreme, so that scene basically did it :p

yardgames
Feb 11, 2008, 09:15 PM
It's also funny because she's talking about how they could be scooting themselves around on skateboards, but Dewey wouldn't care because he'd get to be near his body. And he's "playing with himself" in a public area in front of his naked father. Oh, and it's random, that's always funny!

MarsBar
Feb 11, 2008, 09:20 PM
Still, he was only 5 or 6 years old in the pilot...