Comments: Bet you thought I'd forgotten about this

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:

http://www.geocities.com/theneutralplanet/transcripts/season5/4ACV13.html

[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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