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Only Robots Use Caps Lock by Dave Horlick  Fri, 04 Aug 2006 17:54:14 GMT

Meg: Technically, they're not robots. They should call the show "Remotely-operated Vehicle" Wars. | Zeke: Doesn't have the same ring to it. | Bridget: Hey gang. What's up?Meg: We were just discussing all things droid. | Bridget: I think I know someone who could contribute to this conversation.Zeke: Canadarm! | Meg: —North America's favorite orbital manipulator!Zeke: How are you feeling today, Canadarm? | Meg: I don't think Candarm "feels" anything. It isn't self-aware.Zeke: Oh? How do you know that I'm self-aware? | Bridget: It's clear just from talking to you.Zeke: So, you could distinguish between me and Canadarm over Instant Messenger? | Meg: Um, okay.Meg: BEING_1, would you like some pancakes? | Instant Messenger session: YES I WOULD, THANK YOU.Meg: BEING_2, how about a waffle? | Instant Messenger session: I HAVE DIFFICULTY GRASPING SNACK FOODS. PLEASE LET THE PLATYPUS HAVE IT.Meg: Zeke, get back here where I can see you. | Zeke: What?!

Special Bonus Material

CANADARM, On a Lifetime Journey
based on CANADA, On a Lifetime Journey
from the Canada Pavillion CircleVision film at EPCOT Center
Original Words and music by Robert Moline
Original French lyrics by Guy Bonnardot
Substitute lyrics - with apologies - by Dave Horlick

Canadarm (Canadarm),
My Canadarm (mon Canadarm).
On a lifetime journey, you're the traveler (le voyageur).

Canadarm (Canadarm),
My Canadarm (mon Canadarm).
You're a lifeline of wonder off this planet Earth (planète terre).

Canadarm,
You were far too thin and fragile on the ground
to work especially well.
Canadarm,
Ten thousand dawns and sunsets you will see
And still be handling swell.

[ several stanzas of French ]

People from around the world manipulate your hand.
For their own nations and Canada they stand
Side by side, above the Land.

Canadarm (Canadarm),
My Canadarm (mon Canadarm).
You're a lifeline of wonder off this planet Earth.


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