Follow Fry, Leela, Bender, and the crew of Planet Express as they fend off hostile takeovers, risk life and limb on a no–holds–barred game show, protect New New York City from the Santa Robot's annual slay ride, save the world from the fiendish machinations of Robot Devil, confound terminators from an altered future bent on destroying the past, form a superhero team and rid the universe of marauding break dancers, and fight off the effects of aging with a mind– bending transformation that could spell the end of all they hold dear. Take flight to the future of Futurama and leave the past behind ... today!
This wide-ranging exploration of the apocalypse in Western culture seeks to understand how we have come to be so preoccupied with spectacular visions of our own annihilation—offering abundant examples of the changing nature of our imagined destruction, and predisposing readers to discover many more all around them. • Illustrations showcase the widespread belief in apocalypse, including medieval drawings as well as contemporary photographs and movie stills • A wide-ranging bibliography points the way to significant materials from the fields of history, literature, popular culture, theology, and more
Scholarship, Art, and Action in Honor of the Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice
Author: Laurel Dykstra
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Liberating Biblical Study is a unique collaboration of pioneering biblical scholars, social-change activists, and movement-based artists. Well known and unknown, veterans and newcomers, these diverse practitioners of justice engage in a lively and critical conversation at the intersection of seminary, sanctuary, and street. The book is divided into eight sections; in each, a scholar, activist, and artist explore the justice issues related to a biblical text or idea, such as exodus, creation, jubilee, and sanctuary. Beyond the emerging themes (e.g., empire, resistance movements, identity, race, gender, and economics), the book raises essential questions at another level: What is the role of art in social-change movements? How can scholars be accountable beyond the academy, and activists encouraged to study? How are resistance movements nurtured and sustained? This volume is an accessible invitation to action that will appeal to all who love and strive for justice--whatever their discipline, and whatever their familiarity with the Bible, scholarship, art, and activist communities.
Join Up for a Sustainable, Resilient, Prosperous World
Author: John Grant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
John Grant is back! Bestselling author of Green Marketing Manifesto fame returns to get you involved in creating a sustainable future! In this book, green business guru John Grant shows how we, when we join forces through co-operative initiatives, can really make changes and work towards a better future. John uses cases and examples from around the world, from social networks to social ventures, Carrot Mobbing to the Carbon Disclosure Project, to show how a move to greater co-operation via what he calls Co-operative Networks can be a way forwards for all of us to increase the common well-being. Arguing that a climate for change can be created by engaging rather than alienating people, John also demonstrates ways of ‘relocating dreams’ to allow us to reassess our desires and priorities. Whether you are a business leader, politician, armchair economist, environmentalist or general interest reader, the inspiration and ideas John Grant provides in Co-Opportunity encourages us all to think again about our individual behaviour and our actions – our ideas of what it is to be human - and to get co-creating to build a better world for all. Sit back and watch, or become part of this grass roots new movement.
Futurama is a quirky, animated sitcom created by Simpson’s mastermind, Matt Groening. It follows the adventures of a pizza delivery man transported far, far into a cosmic future of witty, sarcastic robots and one-eyed femme fatales. Since first airing on the Fox network from 1999 to 2003, Futurama’s many dedicated fans created websites and newsletters and organized Comic-Con meetups and letter-writing campaigns in hopes of learning the further adventures of Bender, Leela, Dr. Farnsworth, and the deliveryman Philip J. Fry. In the meantime, fans survived on syndicated re-runs, books, wall calendars, and four feature-length movies released on DVD and online streaming. In 2009, Fox announced that Futurama would have a future and new episodes returned to Comedy Central channel. Futurama and Philosophy will meet this new surge of interest and popularity in its Popular Culture and Philosophy series. Twenty-first-century philosophers and Futurama fans can compare notes about time travel, alternate universes, the evolution of life, artificial intelligence, and the ethical dilemmas of suicide booths, “mad” scientists like Farnsworth and robots like Bender who aspire to bad taste and “kiss-my-metal-ass” rudeness. Would “interplanetary golf” really be possible? Why is it that a fossilized dog is really “man’s best friend”? What is going on inside Dr. Zoidberg’s Freedom Lesson? Why is Bender, in fact, a responsible moral being? Is Death Intrinsically Bad? And what’s with the “Seriously Freaked Up Nature of Morality” exhibited in the show? Fans who appreciate the wit and wisdom Futurama’s characters, and especially the cosmic, existential framework in which their adventures unfold, will find Futurama and Philosophy to be a unique and lasting contribution to the Futurama reviva—at least until Philip J. Fry is unfrozen.
Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.
WHO IS PETE SUSSMAN? Pete Sussman is HAUNTED by strange dreams, FIXATED on relationships that have slipped through his fingers, and OBSESSED by the finality of death. On top of it all, he's just quit his job and needs to go into the hospital for surgery. How's he going to manage without CRACKING UP? Maybe his coworker Lisa a.k.a. the Countess Lisa will help him Or will she just reject him like so many others in his TUMULTUOUS life? THE WOMEN the SEDUCTIVE classmate! the SULTRY professor! the calculating MISTRESS! What part do they play in the life of a man TORTURED by the nature of consciousness and TORMENTED by the reality of a world gone completely INSANE? Can they help him understand the weird dreams he keeps having about the New York World's Fair-- or at least make sure he's safely under the covers before his SLEEPING PILLS kick in? This eclectic collection of poems (some in fixed forms, some in free verse) is the sometimes funny, sometimes SHOCKING tale of a man preoccupied by the EDGES OF LANGUAGE and the END OF MEMORY. Writer Herb Guggenheim doesn't let up. He'll wring every last drop of emotion out of you then go for more. The Further Adventures of Pete Sussman is a real gut punch of a read a searing examination of the realities of modern life a book you'll be talking about for years to come! YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN!
The Planet Express crew delivers big-time laughs in this newest anthology of comic adventures. First, Fry, Leela, and Bender find themselves in over their heads when they join an intergalactic competitive swurling team. Then, in a future society where the common cold has long since been cured and forgotten, an infectious 20th century Fry becomes the most influenzal man in New New York City. Throw in a trip to the circus where the crew is abducted and displayed as sideshow freaks, a deal with the Robot Devil that makes Bender ruler of Robot Hell, a mind-bending tale by Professor Farnsworth that can be read seven different ways, and the beginning and, quite possibly, untimely ending of Fry's life in film when he takes on the iconic role of Space Boy, and you have an all-new Futurama collection made expressly for you!