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.

 

Mitt Romney is a terminator

Mitt Romney is a terminator

 

Barack Obama is a human

Barack Obama is a human

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.

Hal 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey

Hal 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey

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.

Maria from Metropolis

Maria from Metropolis

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.

T-800 from The Terminator series

T-800 from The Terminator series

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.

Rosie the robot from The Jetsons

Rosie the Robot from The Jetsons

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!

Vote for the Robot hall of fame

Vote for the Robot hall of fame

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About Ripley Connor

Part alien. Part human. Part terminator. All mixed up.

5 responses »

  1. Your blog is so much fun! Great post.

  2. eldinsmille says:

    Don´t say that you hate 2001 Odyssey…please.
    It is most innovative SFI movie of all the time.
    Try to read a book with same title by Arthur C. Clarke, if you didn´t understand it.

  3. […] an alien-human. I initially thought Obama was a simple human as I wrote in my August 31st post, “Vote for the next inductee into the Robot Hall of Fame.”  But his birth certificate clearly states he is an alien-human […]

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