Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Cherry 2000.  This "limited edition" android was owned by a business executive who enjoyed her full functionality.  Strangely, she appeared in the 1987 movie Cherry 2000.  In any event, when she short circuits (a common theme in robot movies) our business exec must look for another.  Too bad the factory that made her is in a dangerous apocalyptic wasteland, or it might have been easy.

(Image courtesy of All-Star Pics)

Daily Rock Band Name: Rabbit Yarn

I think you will like Rabbit Yarn's debut album Deer Hunts Elephants.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Question of the Day!

"Who would win in a fight -- Darth Vader or Godzilla?"

We're talking about the Darth Vader from the original stories who hunted down and killed the Jedi. He is not the one who killed all of those kids. Vader is mostly mechanical. He of course has a light saber and knows how to use the force. We all know that size doesn't matter when using the force. So, much of the Big G's size is neutralized.

Godzilla is 40 stories tall and breaths atomic fire. Not to mention that Godzilla is incredibly strong. He can push down buildings and pick up subway trains with ease. He is mostly (nigh) invulnerable. He has only been defeated by an oxygen destroyer and runaway internal radioactivity.

What do you think people?

Daily Rock Band Name: Volcano Warfare

Give it up for Volcano Warfare!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room,

Sasquatch.  This was the robot watchdog of some marooned aliens in the The Six Million Dollar Man.  It also appeared in a crossover episode of The Bionic WomanThese aliens wanted "Bigfoot" to cause concern in the Pacific Northwest in order to protect their privacy.  Needless to say, it did not work and Steve Austin was on the case.  Eventually, Sasquatch and the bionic cohorts become close friends.  Cybernetic friends stick together!

(Image courtesy of The Bionic Wiki)

Daily Rock Band Name: Romantic Anatomy Models

Put your hands together for Romantic Anatomy Models!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I am now convinced...

I must admit that this is compelling proof that the iPhone is better than the HTC Desire. I am humbled. (I wonder what they are saying...)

(Hat tip to Gizmodo)

Daily Rock Band Name: The Great Hall of Hams

I hope you are prepared to rock out to The Great Hall of Hams!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room,

Mr. R.I.N.G. (aka Robomatic Internalized Nerve Ganglia).  It was a top secret military robot on "Kolchak: The Night Stalker".  This robot which was given "artificial intelligence" ends up killing someone in order to protect itself from being shut down.  When will humans learn to either not give robots a survival instinct or not try to shut them down?

(Image courtesy of TV Tropes)

Daily Rock Band Name: Psychic Headache

I think I saw Psychic Headache open for The Clash.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room,

Braman is a chess playing robot built by the character Brains in the British TV Show Thunderbirds.  It is too bad the Tracy boys didn't dig him.  I don't know why.  There is nothing like a robot done by Supermarionation.  Thunderbirds are go!!!

(Image courtesy of Musings of a Sci-Fi Fanatic)

Daily Rock Band Name: Circus Elephant Retirement Home

I think I saw Circus Elephant Retirement Home open for Crash Test Dummies.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

B.A.T. (aka Battle Android Troopers): BATs were the disposable robot units created by Cobra in the second season of the cartoon G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. It took Cobra a whole season to invent the robots so that the Joes had something to shoot at and hit. After all, it appeared that both Cobra and G.I. Joe went to the Stormtrooper School of Markmanship.

(Image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Daily Rock Band Name: Intergalactic Space Control Panel

I remember my dad telling me about the time Intergalactic Space Control Panel opened for Ziggy Stardust era David Bowie.