May 24, 2013

At the Robot Café...

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... the hour is getting late.

63 comments:

edutcher said...

That sunlight looks gorgeous. Hope it's warming up there.

wyo sis said...

calling Betamax!

Astro said...

"So let us not talk falsely now..."

West Town said...

Reminds me of Humpbot! Not the robot itself, but the temporal context within my life.

Elliott A said...

Danger Will Robinson!

I Have Misplaced My Pants said...

I love horizontal afternoon and morning light because it makes everything glow--but I do not like how it shows every speck of dust.

(not to cast aspersions on the housekeeping at Meadehouse or anything though)

pm317 said...

robots, widgets..

I had two pleasant experiences this week. The guy who takes care of my garden and lawn was planning to seal my deck and I had asked him to make sure there was no activity in the bird nests underneath the deck. Lo and behold, next thing I get a txt msg from him with pictures of the nest!

Then we had two roof guys giving us estimates. One guy, smooth talking listened to what we had to say, and had a look at the roof from the ground up and gave us a number. I was not impressed. The second guy went up in the attic to see where the water was coming on the inside and went up on the roof and emailed us later with a proposal and pictures! Pictures of our roof to show us what was the issue. Needless to say, I picked the second guy for the work.

Lem said...

No reason to get exited.

pm317 said...

Wow, this is one cool picture!

FleetUSA said...

but the sun is still shining lowly.

where's the country of the day?

Lem said...

Betamax, pick up the red courtesy phone please.

betamax3000 said...

Pose = Napolean Robot, looking West. Heroic Shading of Light. Short. Constitutional Law Professor keeps Robot as Reminder: if the Law cannot be explained and followed by a Robot it is a Poorly Written Law. The Battery of the Robot is Justice: there is Either a Battery or Not.

Robot Constitutional Judges do Not Understand Penumbra. Law or Not Law: Zeroes and Ones, Ones and Zeroes. Explanation Required = Vagarity.

Robot Understands Ducks. Ducks Enforce their Own Laws. Duck Law does not require Explanation: there is no Appeal. A Shop-Lifting Duck is a Shop-Lifting Duck.

Robot looks out the Window at an Organic World but is Only Six Inches: it cannot Enforce Obvious Truth.


I Have a Deep Understanding of Ann's Robot.


betamax3000 said...

Ann's Robot does not Understand why Justice cannot be Administered Like an ATM delivers Twenties. There are No Tens, No Fives, No Ones: the Twenty is Truth.

betamax3000 said...

Making Change from the Twenty is for the Parole Robot.

Lem said...

tell us Betamax, was Duck and Cover written by a robot?

betamax3000 said...

At the ATM the Rich Man's Twenty is Exactly the Same as the Poor Man's Twenty: should Justice not be the Same?

Robot Knows.

betamax3000 said...

Re: "ell us Betamax, was Duck and Cover written by a robot?"

I know not of Duck and Cover. Page and Coverdale, Yes.

betamax3000 said...

A Jury of Our Peers, or an Excel Spreadsheet Robot? I -- for One -- would Like My Peers to Understand Basic Math. I am in Column Three, Cell Four.

betamax3000 said...

Turbo Tax Justice: please hit Enter.

Lem said...

That's a lot a hair coverage.

betamax3000 said...

Re: "That's a lot a hair coverage."

The Robot says: Tawny Kitean.

Lem said...

Playboy bunny. I knew it and yet I had to look it up... Even with the brakes I can't drive 55.

betamax3000 said...

I believe Ann's Robot serves Two Main Purposes"

1. To draw me into Her Robotic Tantalizing Web;

2. To Serve as a symbolic Reminder of the conflict between the Mechanical Truism of Law and the Human Need to Variate Such Understanding.

Does Robot Judge Have Mercy? Should Robot Judge have Mercy?

If the Law is Bad should Robot Judge Override it?

Lem said...

oh, not playboy bunny after all... coulda been shoulda been.

betamax3000 said...

Re: "Does Robot Judge Have Mercy? Should Robot Judge have Mercy?

If the Law is Bad should Robot Judge Override it?"

The Problem with being a few Time Zones Behind: I would love Ann's Input, but she is Asleep. I figure.

Lem said...

Robots are overrated.

Just look at Judge Judy.

betamax3000 said...

Speaking of Playboy Bunnies"

Kristine Hanson (born September 23, 1951 in Illinois) is an American television broadcaster who also was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the September 1974 issue...

She currently is the host of DIY Network's The Dirt on Gardening...

Hanson has been the meteorologist on KTXL, KOVR and KCRA in Sacramento, California..

She won an Emmy Award and a first place award for American Women in Radio and Television.

I remember her Weather Forecasts as a Sacramento Teenager. How I wanted Weather Trouble.

Lem said...

That's Judge Dredd...

I am the Law.

betamax3000 said...

If Robots Administered Justice with Mathematical Purity would it not Place More Emphasis on our Human Lawmakers to Actually Write Better, Consistent, Laws?

betamax3000 said...

Big Vodka and Candy Cigarette Thought:

Lem said...
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betamax3000 said...

Period, not colon.

Lem said...

Jessica Savage.

betamax3000 said...

Jessica Savitch?

Lem said...
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Lem said...

That was the lady that used to give me the news.

Lem said...

Hello.. calling Betamax

traditionalguy said...

You can sleep well knowing Robbie is standing guard over the hostas.

Lem said...

What?

Betamax related to Jessica?

I'm sorry?

betamax3000 said...

I think Jessica Savitch and Linda Ellerbee used to trade Jello Shots out of each other's Belly Button. Ted Koppel and Marv Albert woud then trade hair=pieces and masturbate.

Saint Croix said...

As insane as the Obama administration is, the UK is even crazier

Lem said...

oh.

I thought Betamax had a case of the regrets... and had gone and bough a car with brakes.

betamax3000 said...

If Robots administered Law David Gregory would be in Jail.

Bad Robot, Bad David Gregory or Badly Written Law by Humans?

betamax3000 said...

Re: "I thought Betamax had a case of the regrets... and had gone and bought a car with brakes."

Nope. As Bob Marley would say, "No Brakes, No Cry".

betamax3000 said...

I missed the "Comment Removed." I'd like to think I would've Enjoyed It.

Lem said...

it was Jessica Savitch.

betamax3000 said...

I would love "Comet Removed." Ahhh, Kohoutek.

Lem said...

David Gregory is an Exshole box.

Lem said...

Comet removed by town ordinance enforced by robots.

Lem said...

Robots don't sensor since they don't experience embarrassment because they don't know they are naked.

Lem said...

Betamax is staring to make sense...

Possibly related to Jason Bateman.

Lem said...

Jason Bateman sister from Alex Keaton sister. I member HER.. but not her name. must have not re-read her.

cf said...

Robots? I was listening to NPR as I made dinner, always careful to think about what they are choosing NOT to discuss.

They led with a tease about how Sheriff Arpaio has been found to use racial profiling. Then they proceeded with other news, and came back AGAIN to mention it, and then AGAIN to actually report the story. wOW. Three times, that silver-tongued lady gleefully reported the delicious news. a Judge ruled!

Hmm, what a co-eenkeedeenk, this "enemy" of Obama selects group identity criteria to decide to harass American citizens, hmmm, let's see, where have I heard that pattern before lately? The federal taxing enforcement agency maybe?

What lucky timing for the Team.

Then they moved to the 1955 freeway bridge that came down in Washington. Never mind that 5 years ago, the One flooded our coffers with cash, promised to fix our infrastructure with a Stimulus Plan that never did anything of the kind, certainly not to an outdated bridge on a vital interstate on route to Canada. Cricket. Cricket. No. It was just some Canadian truck at fault for being higher than the bridge's too low clearance.

20 years from now, NPR will be appreciated for the massively yellow journalism that they make, and my heart is snapped shut for them, I hope they rot in the Hell they deserve for their lies of ommission and commission.

Red robots, every one of them, stylish, yes, and so cool in the perfect light.

Chip Ahoy said...

Robot depones

betamax3000 said...

Robot Cojones.

Lem said...

Do some performers throw tantrums so as to get emotionally charged before a performance.

Diva may not be mean, anymore than a cope with fear.

Or not.

Lem said...

Maybe that's what the flags mean... I'm paying attention.

Lem said...
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rhhardin said...

Woman behind the pharmacy counter makes joke:

How do you tell the difference between an oral and an anal thermometer?

The taste.

(I had asked about a sign, whether they were recalling a lawn supplement or weed killer. It turned out to be a birth control pill.)

Pogo said...

@rhhardin
We always used to ask medical students that question on rounds. They would freeze, frightened because they did not know the answer, some offering a technical guess.

You shoulda seen their faces when they heard the correct response.

Paco Wové said...

"an outdated bridge on a vital interstate on route to Canada"

Surely that collapse would have been prevented but for the sequester.

pm317 said...

Somebody tell Ann we are tired of looking at Snooki and Christie. Come on, Ann get back to work.. that is keep us intellectually stimulated, not bored.

edutcher said...

For those who think they can believe the news (and it appears there are plenty here who do), something you haven't heard much:

AmnestyCare can't pass the Senate.