Sunday, December 26, 2010
Jimmy Wales' blog describes the Uncanny Valley effect as "when robots and other facsimiles of humans look and act almost like actual humans, it causes a response of revulsion among human observers". No replicant in American politics illustrates this phenomenon better than (soon to be Former) Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
We'll be outing more psychotic replicants and alien reptiloids in future posts.
(Suggestions in the comments please.)
At Logan airport, the word of the day is 'canceled'
A sea of anxious passengers filled the terminals at Logan International Airport, many glued to cellphones, updating friends and relatives about their travel plans. Passengers could be heard calling drivers who brought them to the airport, asking them to circle back and take them home. BECAUSE IT NEVER SNOWS IN NEW ENGLAND IN DECEMBER.