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    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2011 edited
    It might be interesting to see a 2011 take on 2100. If only so our great grand kids can laugh at our naiveté from their underground cities serving humanity's Venusian overlords.

    (Approx 10 mins later)

    Erm...speaking of which...

    (Just noticed, apparently thigh length boots and a helmet are requirements for Venus but you're OK in short sleeves. Those crazy outerspace-o-nauts.)
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    I wonder if the guy's expression is: "Umm..uh...high five...?"
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    It's that awkward moment when you think that the Venusian frog man was waving at you but he was actually waving at someone behind you and slightly to the right.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2011
    Venusians seem to have evolved beyond the need for genitals.

    Poor bastards.

    On the other hand, they think nothing of littering their lawn with left-over fish shreds. Sloppy gits.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2011
    Little did the space man know, he committed a grave Venusian faux pas. By extending his hand outward, he was indicating to the large Venusian male he wished to challenge for the alien's mate. Moments after the picture was taken, the Venusian's fingers sprouted claws and tore the Earth man's face off.
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2011
    Give me faux pas-provoked Venusian overlord face-rendering over this:

    (Try to avoid looking directly into her eyes)

    • CommentAuthorGordon
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2011
    This little swine is secretly gathering funding for the robot uprising!

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    Happy Easter.
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    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2011

    Introducing DON-8R!
    DON-8r (pronounced “donator“) is a small, fund-raising robot that travels through public spaces relying upon coin donations from passers-by to keep it moving. Each donation not only helps to power DON-8r but also goes directly towards supporting a chosen charity.
    Inspired by the increasingly negative attitude that many people have towards on-the-street charity workers, DON-8r raises money through encouraging playful and empathetic support from strangers and passers-by.
    DON-8r has recently been wowing shoppers in Dundee, Scotland raising both money and awareness for Dundee Science Centre.
    Designed to be re-branded to suit different charities, DON-8r provides a unique platform for charities to engage with members of the public in a fun and memorable manner.

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    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2011
    The DON-8r seems like a really cool idea, but I bet it would get extremely annoying if you had to spend more than 5 minutes in its vicinity.
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    It also fails to address the real questions, as well. Specifically- Would you like a nice piece of toast?
    • CommentAuthorKelind
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2011
    It's a panhandler droid. How will organic panhandlers react to this?
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    Sorry for stirring the pot, but I thought it'd be a good thing to talk about.

    How is Lemon Laser Betty's video any different from Rush Limbaugh or that UCLA girl going "Ching chong, ching chong, ching"?

    The catchy beat, or the perceived offence on the part of the subject?
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    Because the "Ching chong" crap brings with it the baggage of buck-toothed squinty-eyed yellow skinned people in robes with their hands linked together in their sleeves, wearing straw hats with ponytails sticking out the back. This video, on the other hand, tells me things I didn't know. I like learning new things, and I also like it when it's presented in a way that entertains the living hell out of me rather than implies I'm a fat-ass entitled consumer with a cross in one hand and a flag in the other.
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    Jeeg Robot d’acciaio - Sigla integrale (1979)
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    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2011
    @William George, James hit it on the head. I've personally been very curious about what English sounds like to non-english speakers for some time. As a culture, we have a lot of conceptions about what other languages sound like, with two broad categories of conception per language: the stereotypical borderline racist conception and the ones that are trying to emulate the actual sound of the language without knowing any of the words. I know what other languages sound like to someone (me) who doesn't know any words of that language, but finding an instance of someone speaking english gibberish to an english audience is very rare. Luckily, this video doesn't seem to have much of a derogatory side to it.

    The fact that the song is also pretty catchy doesn't hurt, either.