Friday, August 31, 2012

Vote Today

With all of the politics going around, we should -- at the very least -- vote who our robot overlords should be.  So, go vote for your favorites in the Robot Hall of Fame.  The robocalypse is bound to begin at one of their induction ceremonies.

(Via BoingBoing)

Friday Iguana

A veritable rainbow of iguanas for your Labor Day weekend.  Happy Friday everyone!

(Image courtesy of ARE.IN.BEE)

Daily Rock Band Name: Extreme Space Age Hairdos of Yesteryear

Extreme Space Age Hairdos of Yesteryear is the name of my B-52s cover band.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

"The Cooker" (aka the robot cooker character):  The Cooker is the robot found on the moon in the 1989 Wallace and Gromit adventure A Grand Day Out. It is not bad enough to look like an oven but to have two trespassers come along and start vandalizing and littering up his home -- the moon -- is too much. Finally, the poor robot comes to realize that he could live out his dream of skiing if only he can hitch a ride back to Earth with the interlopers. Unfortunately, Wallace and Gromit escape from the moon with a rocket full of moon-cheese and leaving behind the Cooker and some scrap metal. Making lemonade out life's lemons the robot fashions his skis out from the debris left behind from the rocket.

(Image courtesy of the Wallace and Gromit Wiki)

Daily Rock Band Name: Liquefying Beetroots

Liquefying Beetroots has a debut album called Physical Performance is Unknown. You should check it out.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Iguana

Today's Iguana is a sunning on a rock in the Botanical Garden at Portoviejo, Ecuador. Lucky guy! Happy Friday everyone.

(Image courtesy of Wikipedia)

Daily Rock Band Name: Scratched Metal Murals

Introducing our Iron Maiden tribute band Scratched Metal Murals!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Eastern Bloc Robot Cowboy: Eastern Bloc Robot Cowboy appeared in season three of the cartoon The Tick in 1996. Probably one of the more unusual robots being that this Soviet machination is part vending machine and part cowboy. He speaks with a western drawl and has some Cyrillic-esque writing on him. The Tick is able to defeat Eastern Bloc Robot Cowboy by inserting a quarter into him and buying his brain.

(Image courtesy of The Atomic Think Tank)

Daily Rock Band Name: Ugly Nordhoff

I think my dad told me about the time Ugly Nordhoff opened for The Troggs.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

The Electric Grandmother: In 1982 movie of the same name (written by Ray Bradbury), some kids lose their mother.  So, what does a good father do?  He goes and buys them a robot grandmother.  What choice did he have? Two of the kids are easily won over, but the third it takes some doing.  When grandma is hit by a truck and no damage is done to her, the friendship is sealed.  Another story free of killer robots.

(Image courtesy of The Pink Smoke)

Daily Rock Band Name: Futuramic Two Wheeler

Get ready to rock with Futuramic Two Wheeler!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Huey, Dewey, and Louie (AKA Drone 2, Drone 1, and Drone 3 respectively): In the movie Silent Runnings, all the plant life on earth has been destroyed.  The plants only exist on these domed spaceships which circle the sun just outside of Saturn's orbit.  The goal is to replant the Earth when it is viable. These three robots aid in the maintenance of these domes.  A single robot (Dewey) survives to the end of the movie, but the crew members and the other two robots are not destroyed by a robot rampage for a change.

Daily Rock Band Name: The Graffiti of Pompeii

I think I saw The Graffiti of Pompeii open for Scritti Politti back in the day.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Robocalype Mars

The life on Mars is doomed! The robot take-over of Mars took a big step forward early Monday morning (CDT). Could the Earth be next? Stay tuned!

Daily Rock Band Name: Cows Eat Sawdust

The debut album Thrive on Strange Diet by Cows Eat Sawdust is worth a listen!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dwayne's Wednesday Robot Romper Room

Willard: In 1989 movie R.O.T.O.R., Willard was a robotic lab assistant. Make a goofy looking robot and put a police officer's hat on his head and voila! Instant comic relief. I have to say the best actor in the entire movie.

(Image courtesy of Jabootu's Bad Movie Dimension)

Daily Rock Band Name: Fuel Tank Labyrinth

I think I saw Fuel Tank Labyrinth open for David Bowie.