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February 16, 2004




optimus prime
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 23:37:22 -0800 (PST)
From: Conrad Pak Tse
Subject: Unexpected Comments from The Apprentice

i can't believe that i saw this when i was browsing through a transformers newsgroup. look at the last question.

http://www.nbc.com/nbc/The_Apprentic...

conrad

Here's the last question/answer:

What cartoon character do you most relate to and why?
The cartoon character that I most relate to is Optimus Prime from the 'The Transformers'. Optimus Prime is the leader of the Transformers and works as a powerful force of goodness, courage and wisdom in the battle against the evil Decepticons. He first tries to find peaceful solutions to conflicts, but when battle lines are drawn, he becomes a fierce warrior capable of overpowering vast enemy forces to achieve his goals. I used to watch this cartoon when I was little with my brothers and sister and we loved it!

We don't have The Apprentice here in Japan (yet?). My friend has some tapes of Friends episodes his family sent him from the States, and I've seen commercials for the show.

Anyhow, back to the matter at hand: I never knew Optimus Prime to be one to first "find peaceful peaceful solutions to conflicts." I've been thinking about this, and the constant war between the Autobots and Decepticons is quite simple: they just fight because one is good and one is evil. Every time the opposing forces meet, there's a slew of gunslinging without explanation of why. It's a fight for the sake of fighting!

Hmm, or maybe they fight for the sake of helping the economy.

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