Miss, your arm’s ringing

typed for your pleasure on 3 February 2007, at 1.24 pm

Sdtrk: ‘La fille d’un garçon’ by France Gall

You notice that there were no entries for the ‘Any Doll / Synthetiks news, Davecat?’ series for January? Sorry about that. There was nothing to report, which was really a disappointment on all fronts. With any luck, there’ll be something a-stirring for February!
So in the interim, here’s a link to an article I spotted on a blog called Robot Gossip.
Yes yes; fingers on the pulse of, etc etc. Or was I just trawling Google for Gynoid articles? You make the call!

Diesel Sweeties

Another sign of the acceptance of robots showed up in newspapers across the country today.
The comic Diesel Sweeties is about a robot, Clango Cyclotron, with a human girlfriend. It has been appearing online since 2000 and is now syndicated in newspapers across the country.
In the Houston Chronicle, Diesel Sweeties replaces Momma. Granted Momma was never very funny, but it was about family. It was about a typical dysfunctional family, you know, the chronically unemployed grown son who neglects his aging mother until he needs money. The spiteful mother who drives her children away with sarcastic comments and passive-aggressive emotional traps. But it was about family!
This new comic promotes the robot agenda by ignoring the traditional family in favor of robot-human relationships.
the complete post is here

Plus, it pimps Diesel sweeties, which is a fine comic, a fine comic. Why aren’t you reading it right this very minute?? O.

And here’s a nice wee clip for a Japanese keitai (cellphone) company, starring who I think is Ayumi Hamasaki as a Gynoid. Not sure if it’s actually her, but if you’ve ever seen pics of her, you’d probably agree, as she brings bold new meaning to the term ‘manufactured idol singer’.

Why anyone would make a Synthetik that’s powered by a cellphone stored in her arm is beyond me, but *shrug*

Technorati tags: robot, Gynoid, Synthetik, Diesel Sweeties, Ayumi Hamasaki

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3 have spoken to “Miss, your arm’s ringing”

  1. Tim writes:

    Yes that’s Ayu. Her name appears on the screen as a song credit. For all I know, she actually is a robot. This seems to be an old ad.

  2. Tim writes:


    The name, sir, is Rayna Kapek. Now there was a Lady Synthetique, the like of which we shall ne’er see again. Her absence here is an unjust oversight!

  3. Davecat writes:

    Ahh, I should’ve guessed. I could make out a blurry ‘Ayumi’, but the kanji were a total mystery to me. Ta very much!

    And I know nothing of this Rayna Kapek, but a quick whirl on das Googlemaschine brought me up to speed. Had I ever seen that Star trek episode? I can’t remember? More than likely; Trek eps are like the Bond films — they all run together into one enormous episode.
    Rayna though… she’s worth looking into. Nice last name, by the way. 😉

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