Maybe it's just me, but I think Chatbot's up to something.
Yay! He's back! Go Johnny go!
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.)
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.
Chatbot's got the extra legs to appeal to the non-bipedal demographic. After all, John skews humanoid.
Actually, I think the legs are just for added stability.
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....)
Those aren't legs, they're conversation threads.
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.
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.
John Henry looks like he should be singing, "Oh I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay...." That really turns me on.