Saturday, December 16, 2006

My mood

I've been trying to think of a way to express my mood and, thanks to reading (and leaving comments, then reading more comments) here, I suddenly knew how I could describe it to you.

Think of me as ED-209...

image snitched from here

For those who don't remember, ED-209 was the law-enforcement robot with a fatal programming flaw in the 1987 movie RoboCop
Thanks to a "small glitch" or two, ED-209 ended up as a modern, machine-gun totin', transistors-and-servo-motors version of Judge Roy Bean. One might say he/it "shot first -- and second, and third -- and asked questions later." Clearly, ED-209 was a gunslingin' warrior with a bad headache and a low tolerance for taking crap from anyone.

Yeah. That's me.

And I definitely think Nancy Allen should have run off with ED-209 instead of falling in love with that virtuous wimp, RoboCop.

14 comments:

T-E said...

That's the one! How many guys did old Ed absolutely perforate in that movie?

MrScribbler said...

I think ED-209 only killed the one guy in the conference room. But he certainly did an effective job of it!

HarpO'Fly said...

So, if I can get out there, you will shoot me, no questions asked?
I'm on my way in that case.

MrScribbler said...

HO'F -- In the immortal words of ED-209: "Please put down your weapon...you have 20 seconds...."

DAL said...

Robocop is one of several dozen movies I just had to have on DVD.

I liked the scene where an ED-209 fell on the stairs and proceeded to kick and scream like an infant.

MrScribbler said...

dal -- I prefer to remember his direct approach to subduing an armed suspect....

likeisaid said...

I never saw this movie but I love Short Circuit..it's along the same lines only the robot is the sweetest, cutest little guy who just wants to be loved. His little wires got crossed and he wants to be human. I always cry when I watch it but then, I cry easily. :)

MrScribbler said...

likeisaid -- I think RoboCop might not exactly be your cup of tea, movie-wise.

Never saw Short Circuit. I can identify with the lead though. I'd like to be human, too....

Anonymous said...

You've just go to see Short Circuit. There were two and the first one was the best. Utterly charming film and quite funny - particularly some of the stuff the Indian geek came out with.

Just-James

HarpO'Fly said...

Is short circuit the one where the mayor makes him human, or maybe it goes to court?

Sally said...

I'm taking it you're in kind of a bad mood then, right??? :) Hope it gets better! *hugs*

Birdie said...

I agree with "Short Ciruit" being a cute movie! go rent it out! I haven't seen RoboCop because I normally don't care for those types of movies.
And YOU are NO robot! grrrrrrrr *wink*

Anonymous said...

That was the 2nd Short Circuit film, which I don't think was as good as the first. To refresh your memory, 2nd film is staged in New York and Johnny Five makes Christmas toys and, yes, you're right, is officially declared "alive" and gets his US citizenship in the last scene. Ooops, I've given away the ending, but it's still worth watching - especially the first one.

JJ

T-E said...

"No disassemble Johnny 5"! Say it out loud like a cab driver or 7-11 clerk.

For those that care, word is they are remaking that classic.