It’s election time! This is such an important event for us terminators. Humans finally acknowledge the tremendous advancements robots made in the past year. Most humans don’t even know about this which really bugs me. The media barely mention it and don’t even cover election night.
But, of course, everyone talks about human elections even though humans aren’t always running. Lincoln, FDR, and JFK were terminators like I wrote in my July 11th post, Abraham Lincoln: Terminator. Mitt Romney is a closeted terminator, but humans still think he’s one of their own. Surprisingly, even though Barack Obama is of mixed race, he’s not a hybrid, just straight-up human. I love that everyone wants to see Obama’s birth certificate. They should ask for Mitt’s because he doesn’t even have one! He just has a “manufactured by” card with a warranty. I’m sure his parents still have the receipt.
My family looks forward to the Robot Hall of Fame election every year since three of the inductees were namesakes of my relatives.
My brother Hal was named after Hal 9000, the robot in 2001: The Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick. Hated this movie. Could not understand ANYTHING.
My sister Maria, the paranoid freak, was named after the robot in the horrible film, Metropolis. It’s a silent, German film from 1927. BORING! I don’t why my parents had to pick such weird characters to get our names. I’m glad I was named after Nana. At least she isn’t in some terrible film.
And the most important inductee is the T-800 from The Terminator played by Schwarzenegger. My Grandpa was a T-800 and passed only a few days ago. He always loved election time, and I’m so sad he can’t vote this year.
I remember Grandpa was rooting for PackBot and Rosie from The Jetsons. Of course, I have to vote for them. I asked Mom if Rosie was based on anyone in particular. She was based on the maids in the 1950’s who also helped take care of the kids.
Dad actually wanted to name me Rosie! Thank GOD Mom said No! I don’t think I could handle being named after a maid. Plus, I just hate that name. Could you imagine how many kids would make fun of me?? And I could NOT become a model with a name like Rosie.
Even though most of you are humans, you can still vote for your favorite robots. Tell me who you voted for!