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How Philadelphia killed a hitch-hiking robot

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    The experiment in relying on the kindness of strangers comes to an inglorious end:

    Hitchhiking robot’s cross-country journey comes to tragic end in Philadelphia - The Washington Post

    According to the Associated Press, the robot’s creators were sent a photo of their vandalized robot collapsed among trash and dead leaves on the Philadelphia pavement, its pool noodle arms ripped from its beer bucket torso, its plastic cake saver skull and robot brain nowhere in sight. They decided not to share the image because it might be upsetting to some viewers.

    And, please, save your outrage, because I'm sure some early 20th-century author did something similar 80 years ago. And, because abortion. And Bill Clinton. :)
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    And dead cops and chicken shit cop killings. Cecil too. And screw Isbell.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Is anyone shocked that it happened in Philadelphia?
  4. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    This is terribly shocking news.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Santa wasn't hated this bad there.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Probably tried to steal an old person's medicine.

  7. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    "There's a high concentration of New Jersey people on 2nd Street at night on a Saturday, so we'll blame it on them," [Philadelphia Police] Detective [Joe] Murray said.

    Traveling Canadian robot destroyed in Philly
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The robot made it all the way across Canada no problem and doesn't make 300 miles in the good, ol' US of A.

    I guess it was a mistake to tak the robot to a Phillies game.
  9. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    Robot had traveled safely in Europe too.
  10. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    It was actually left in a pretty nice part of town. Right by Penn's Landing. And the Liberty Bell.
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Need a full story from Billy Penn.
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So now the whole country will be internet shamed. Great. The Belgians already bought our breweries. Now they have the moral high ground, too.
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