March 13, 2006

Bet you thought I'd forgotten about this

This week's Six Things is part of a series. (Here's where to read part one and part two if you're not caught up with the very complicated plot.) And I know it was a total lie the last time I said it, but this storyline will continue (and conclude) next week. Really.


Posted by Francis at 03:00 AM in Six Things

Maybe it's just me, but I think Chatbot's up to something.

Posted by: The Dan at March 13, 2006 07:38 AM

Yay! He's back! Go Johnny go!

Posted by: David. at March 13, 2006 07:39 AM

No, no, John Henry! Trust not in the nefarious equivocating Chatbot!

(Thanks, Francis, for reviving this plot line! I will cringe with dread until next week's conclusion. If people ask why I'm cringing, I'll direct them to the URL.)

Posted by: Matt at March 13, 2006 08:17 AM

Far be it from me to speak against extra legs, but why would you need them for chatting? Must have been an upper-management decision.

Posted by: rikchik at March 13, 2006 09:29 AM

Chatbot's got the extra legs to appeal to the non-bipedal demographic. After all, John skews humanoid.

Posted by: Tortoise at March 13, 2006 11:08 AM

Actually, I think the legs are just for added stability.

Posted by: Francis at March 13, 2006 11:16 AM

Curses! This plotline is intersecting the plotline of my favorite animated show, Futurama, in which:

[The phone rings. Coilette giggles and skips over to it. She picks it up.] Hello? What? A guest spot on Late Night With Humorbot 5.0? I'd love to! [She gasps.] My own limo? No I don't have my own limo. You'd better send one. [She hangs up.]

Now, we all know that two plotlines intersect in at most one plot point. (Unless the plotting is non-Euclidean.) So I'm wondering, Francis, what's the point?

(I assume you're building up to it....)

Posted by: Atom at March 13, 2006 11:18 AM

Those aren't legs, they're conversation threads.

Posted by: Thane Plambeck at March 13, 2006 12:58 PM

I was going to post "Maybe it's just me, but I think Chatbot's up to something." And then I saw that Dan had posted exactly what I wanted to, word for word. So I didn't post anything at all.

Posted by: Christopher at March 13, 2006 11:07 PM

Neither did I.

Although, the scare quotes around "agreed" seem ominous. Also, Chatbot's smirk is quite suggestive. Always distrust smirking robots. That's my motto, it is.

Posted by: Atom at March 14, 2006 10:43 AM

John Henry looks like he should be singing, "Oh I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay...." That really turns me on.

Posted by: Mona Buonanotte at March 14, 2006 01:10 PM
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