Last months fun little diversion, a Future Fair: Fair for all, no Fair for ANYbody! generated some swell replies. This was particularly challenging because the participants needed to generate Punishbot 3000’s Robotic language, the yowls of a misbehaving Chinese child named Han, and the sweet Schadenfreude of his “friend” Yuen’s private thoughts. My favorite results so far:
han: seriously punishbot, get some help. thats five kids this week
yuen: hehe go for for the balls
(hey, that’s not bad for age 15)
Punishbot 3000: I asked for RED paint not LEAD paint!
Han: Would you two shut the fuck up!? I’m trying to play Sweatshop Tycoon!
Yuen: I can’t wait to go home and eat fried duck bladder!
Punishbot: *whack* Lien! you idiot child! Punishbot314 observed you looking at Han’s computer screen and you STILL submitted the wrong answer. *whack* Idiot! *whack*
Han: You did WHAT, Lien?? Aw crap! It’s too late for me, too. I see Punishbot42 is heading for ME!
Yuen: Creating a program which controls the Punishbots for my class was brilliant! Watching others be punished makes me happy in pants.
This month’s challenge arises from a few knick-knacks on the bookshelf behind me in my office– this picture was taken in my office last night. I am looking at a series of actual figures from a popular spaghetti western film. They stare silently back at me, their faces frozen in a permanent rictus of hate. They are, from left to right: Tuco, Blondie1, Angel Eyes, and Blondie2.
This month’s challenge: What are they thinking????
As usual, no prizes, no tangible rewards for victory, just that burst of confidence that you’ve done something well. Labor is its own reward!