Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Robots and Dinosaurs

Folks looking for the weekly Robowriters sketch writing assignment can look for it HERE.

Robot vs Dinosaur-Chicago is in the early stages of developing a web page to keep you up to date on all things RvD. You can also vote in the weekly Robot vs Dinosaur battle. This week, The Terminator (model T=101) goes a cyborg a mutant lizard with Godzilla.

The place is a work in progress that we'll tinker with and update every week until we get it looking all sweet.


Yesterday, I asked...

"John McCain is proposing a $300 million prize to anyone who can do what?"

25% said "create an energy source out of excrement"
- I think his speech writers are already working on that.

No one said "put a man on Mars in a year" or "drink a beer on their head, naked"
- Both scientific feats requiring breaking the law of gravity.

75% got it right with "develop a better automobile battery"

According to The Associated Press, the presumed Republican nominee is proposing a $300 million government prize to whoever can develop an automobile battery that far surpasses existing technology. "a small price to pay for helping to break the back of our oil dependency," McCain said.

This from the man calling for more offshore drilling for oil. What kind of intervention program does he want us to enter? "We're going to kick booze by robbing a liquor store while increasing our number of AA meetings!"

John McCain's energy adviser...