Saturday, July 6, 2013

Futurama: Bender as a Folk Singer?

I found it funny that this episode was all about 3-D printing. A friend recently told me that her significant other wanted to purchase a 3-D printer, and both of us were stumped as to what an ordinary person would do with one. I mean, having something printed just for fun is great once or twice, but that's what libraries are for! Or, at least my local library, which does free 3-D printing for cardholders, and you don't even need to be 13 years old! Anyway, aside from the timely topic, I was not impressed with this episode and found it to be quite boring. Sure, I laughed at "flatter than a MacBook Air," but when the installment starts with a prisoner transfer, I just expected so much more, didn't you?
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Futurama "Forty Percent Leadbelly" (S07E17): While transferring a prisoner, Bender meets an ex-con folk singer and decides to fulfill his dream of doing the same. [I feel like this idea came out of NOWHERE!] After 4-5 hours on a 3-D printer, he has a guitar to use while singing his short songs. The problem is that he doesn't have the life experiences to write about, so he decides to try "working on the railroad all the live long day" to get some perspective. [I kinda laughed at the reference.] He soon starts writing songs where the truth comes to life, as he's still wired to the 3D printer. [but everything resolves in the end, of course.]
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