Monday, March 24, 2014

MOTHER BUYS A ROBOT

IT SLAPS PEOPLE WHEN THEY LIE


She decides to test it out at dinner one night,
and asks her son what he did that afternoon.
The son says, "I did some schoolwork."
The robot slaps the son.



The son says, "OK! OK! 
I was at a friend's house watching movies."
The father asks, "What movie did you watch?"
The son says, "Toy Story."
The robot slaps the son.

The son says, "OK, OK, we were watching porn."

The father says, "What? At your age 
I didn't even know what porn was."
The robot slaps the father.

The mother says, "Well, you certainly are your father’s son."

The ROBOT SLAPS the MOTHER.


*... ROBOT FOR SALE ...*
Sayonara!
... ROBOTS ... 
Bane or Boon
Marvel or Menace



12 comments:

  1. Just think of the uses that I could make of this robot in the classroom -- and in some parent-teacher conferences as well!

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  2. FreeThinke,
    Mrs. AOW just read this "joke" to me. May I borrow this for posting at my blog site?

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  3. Of course you can, Mr. AOW! I received it in an email, then found pictures I thought made it much more meaningful, but please use it any way you like.

    Glad you got a kick out if it.

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  4. AOW, be careful what you wish for -- you might just get it. ;-)

    The illustrations should help us to realize that such a device is a "Two-edged sword" that puts us in our mettle.

    The mother bought it to help her control her family, but it wound up "outing" her grievous sin.

    And, as Jesus said, "Let him (or her! ;-) who is without sin cast the first stone."

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  5. Did you see this?

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/21/us-science-faking-idUSBREA2K1YR20140321

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  6. FT,
    Yes, definitely a two-edged sword.

    So much of the time, teachers bend the truth. For example, if I were to be my usual blunt self in the classroom, my students might curl up into balls of despair.

    I try to say something positive on every essay or poem or short story submitted to me, but there ARE times that it's almost impossible to find something good enough to earn praise.

    Great post, BTW.

    PS: And now, back to the engrossing book which I recently checked out at the public library.

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  7. Hi, Jez,

    Thank you for the link. I just scanned it to see how it related.

    No, I had not run across that particular item, but somehow none of it surprises me. After all, without really knowing -- and certainly not spelling out any technical details -- E.M. Forster, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell predicted just this sort of thing -- and the undesirable effects it would be bound to have on the quality of human existence.

    Technologically, it's fascinating, but mentally, morally and spiritually I find it disturbing, and depressing to the point of evoking terror and dismay.

    The idea of OUR discovering, creating or inventing devices that have the power to restructure the human psyche, i.e. the way people respond to stimuli, strikes me as the height of irony. Rather like an enormous Practical Joke we've played on ourselves.

    Nothing to do but carry on as best we can of course. Have we ever had any other choice at any point in history?

    Let me throw this out for consideration, even though it's only vaguely apropos:

    INTELLIGENCE produced "The Atomic Bomb."

    WISDOM would have moved heaven and earth in an attempt to suppress it.


    I bring that up only because it helps a bit to define the considerable difference between being "smart" and being "wise." Wonderful when both occur at once, but that seems rare.

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  8. Love the joke, FT. There are not many jokes that legitimately make me laugh anymore, but that one did.

    That joke, and what you said about the atomic bomb: those underscore the ultimate irony of humanity and this thing we have called intellect.

    All at once, intellect gives us the ability to achieve consciousness outside of our own individual existence--that not only do we understand our own existence, but we are capable of perceiving the world around us.

    And although we are able to discover and create beauty, the human intellect has also allowed us to discover and create the means to completely destroy ourselves.

    As you mentioned above, THAT is the biggest joke played on the human race.

    Ain't life grand?

    =)

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    1. ... and then there is incredible discovery of multiverses multiverses. Human intellectual potential continues to expand knowledge... breaking myths and legends.

      A greatly funny post FT

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  9. " there ARE times that it's almost impossible to find something good enough to earn praise."

    Well at least you didn't eat the paper ;)

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  10. Heh, and that's before we attach the slapping module...

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