Robots Need Love Too
Since this blog apparently focuses too much on places down the block from me that are about to serve epic pizza and beer, I have decided to make an effort to branch out a bit. Our new topic: ROBOTS.
Best song with ‘robots’ in the title:
Dan Magdan – Robots (Need Love Too) (iTunes)
(Note that this is our best defense against SkyNet and the Animatrix.)
Best album with ‘robots’ in the title:
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Best band name involving ‘robots’:
Fembots – Good Days
Best iPhone app involving robots:
Seriously, buy this app, it is ridiculously entertaining. It’s basically a multi-touch four-channel synthesizer with auto-tune, and a cute little robot that dances and sings along. I got it for my 13 month old daughter but its awesomeness has led to epic iPhone control battles. I can make the little robot talk — he can say “What?!” “Woah!” and “Wow!” (Please note that this is equally entertaining to myself and someone 34.2 times younger than me.) Best $2 I’ve spent in a long time.
There’s also a loop/echo feature so you get your very own delay stompbox. (I suggest setting the echo to fade a bit otherwise you get the dreaded dutch concert effect.) A more detailed demo video is on the Bebot website.
Best blog post on the social implication of having a robot double
Mock Duck – Robot Doubles
(Roboganger? Note also that significant research on the effects of readily available organic duplication was conducted in the late 80s by Professor B. Watterson of C&H University.)
Best robot picture on Flickr
UPDATE – and it turns out I have already done a robot post. So much for originality.
Best unreleased TV pilot based on the Adam Sandler skit about a robot who lives in a fraternity and discovers he is gay after a wine cooler is spilled on his circuit board:
Best comic drawn in 24 hours about robots: