Tag Archives: Robots

The Economics of Wall-E

  Wall-E is one of my favorite romantic comedies. I like pretty much any movie which involves robots, but on top of the cute cybernetic characters it’s also a brilliant film. It’s visually stunning, and for some reason Pixar characters can really ham up emotions without irritating me, so that it tugs on the ‘ol read more »

Euphoria Girl Battles the Pink Robots

A few weeks ago Amanda, a MightyHeaton.com enthusiast and badass fellow blogger, made some snappy comments about my Pulitzer Prize-level cartooning abilities and pithy blog posts. In response I came up with a good superhero name for her and drew this picture of us fighting robots in the style of a Flaming Lips poster: This read more »

Offshoring, Nonsense & Robots

Excepting this “recession” I keep hearing about, if you asked the average American “where have all the jobs gone?” they would likely say “China.” There’s also a high probability that they would further denounce those damned top hat-wearing plutocrats who shipped our jobs overseas, and the complicit politicians who permit said evil. We need to read more »

Hologram Celebrities

If you’re like me you’ve heard the name “Tupac” dozens of times, and always assumed it was some sort of political action committee. It turns out that Tupac is actually the name of a gangsta-cum-rapper, who may or may not have died in 1996. There is some debate as to whether or not he actually read more »

The Fifties Weren’t The Pinnacle of Mankind

I wonder if, at middle age and thereafter, my generation will wax nostalgic about the 1980′s the same way Baby Boomers do about the 1950′s. The near-end of the twentieth century had its perks: interesting synthesizer music, kickass films, the fall of the Berlin Wall and a Britain ruled by the iron claw of Margaret read more »

Robots, Scud Missiles & Free Trade

A friend and I recently got into an argument about whether or not we should reduce tariffs, as happened a few months back with South Korea. My logic was, “Sure, free trade benefits everybody, and the more investments and markets a foreign nation has over here, the less likely they are to encourage people to read more »

Get Well Soon

Kate fell ill one time and felt so terrible that she couldn’t make me snacks or tea or anything for an entire week. I made her this picture to remind her that she is special and her absence would be felt by the flat if she succumbed to her deadly cold. The robot in the read more »

Fembots Among Us

Drinking at L2, a tony Georgetown club, is sipping martinis in a time machine zipping forward. It is beyond posh. A sleek and glamorous world of fashionistas and cocktails, tucked away in a Washington alley. It also might be where fembots are built. I do not know what “L2″ stands for, nor do I need read more »

Super Intelligent Android seeks Self-Aware Robot

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We Would like to Sell Our Robot

RobotWorx 370 W. Fairground St. Marion, OH 43302 Dear Robot Acquisitions Manager: Yesterday I was perusing your website and could not help but notice the link for “We Buy Robots.” Can you send me more information about this service? For the last three years I’ve used a robot at my company, but we’re changing our read more »