April 27, 2006

it's like an orange on a toothpick

It's official -- Mike Myers is going to star in a movie based on my book,
How to Survive a Robot Uprising.

I'm speechless except to say, "Yeah baby!"

April 26, 2006

robots, guns, and hors d'oeuvres

Today I agreed to speak at West Point (aka the United States Military Academy at West Point). They are hosting a workshop with
30 hand-picked roboticists and military people -- all gathering to discuss robot language and machine-human interfaces.

There's even going to be a General there. Neat!

April 4, 2006

speech and debate, minus the debate

This cracks me up. A couple of highschool speech and debate kids from Duluth have adapted HOW TO SURVIVE A ROBOT UPRISING into a humorous duet. Essentially, this is about ten minutes of competitive comedy. The reason I love this so much is that I spent a lot of time in highschool as half of a humorous duet. Granted, we only competed in order to meet girls, but still -- good times!

The news story about these kids is about halfway down the page in this Hibbing Daily Tribune article. (dhw: Article no longer available...)

April 2, 2006

cat vs. robot vacuum cleaner

The cat always wins.

I received a hilarious email from Tyler, Niles, Isabella, and Griffin -- four children who market, make, and sell RoomBuds. These are bunny rabbit, ladybug, etc., - shaped coverings that fit over a Roomba to make the robot vacuum cleaner look cuter and more friendly. (And less likely to kill all humans.)

Luckily, I was able to skillfully negotiate a deal by which TNIG send me a LADYBUG RoomBud and I send them an autographed copy of HTSARU. So totally rockin'.

  My Roomba is going to be a wolf in ladybug's clothing.