Monday, March 17, 2008

Meet the Dmitrybot!


Russian president-elect Dmitry Medvedev (R) meets with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (C) and US Defence Secretary Robert Gates (L) at the Kremlin in Moscow. Russia struck an upbeat note Monday on easing tensions with the United States as President Vladimir Putin discussed a key letter from US President George W. Bush with top US officials in the Kremlin. (AFP/RIA NOVOSTI/Dmitry Sstakhov)


Ooh, do you have that feeling? That feeling that there's a new superstar making her debutante voyage into a beautiful world? Look how adorable! His name is Dmitry and he wants to shake your hand! He is just tiny and adorable and you just want to put a bonnet on his head and put him on the mantelpiece next to the Lladro.

But there's something else. Have you caught on yet? Note the sly look of amused recognition in Condi's eyes:



That's right! Condi knows an Animagic robot when she sees one! And, honestly, the Dmitrybot is charming, but not terribly lifelike. A for effort for Mr. Putin, and I'm sure the Dmitrybot will be a dependable, if somewhat cloying, servant. This Disneytronic "president" isn't as sophisticated as the celebrated Condibot, and I'm wondering if maybe, indeed, the Dmitrybot might be constructed using outdated Condibot technology from the early stages of its development.

But, hee hee hee! Yay! Look at Condi with the tinies:




Ha ha, Condi looks like Satan in that picture!

14 comments:

Ms. A said...

Hey, did Condi slug Gates? Is that why his perfect formation is marred by the sling?

Kelster93 said...

Gates' sling is the result of a traveling accident.

Apparently, Gates tried on Condi's shoes while they were airborne. It was all in fun -- TinyBob just wanted to be taller, even if only for a moment. Sadly, the Condibot's upgraded ThreatDetect software saw him fondling the Manolos and promptly took him down.

Matty Boy said...

That face the DmitriBot is making in the second picture looks like one of Bush's grimaces. Maybe Condi is amused by his attempt to act like The Big Boys.

Anonymous said...

I want James and Boris salt-and-pepper shakers! James can be salt, and Boris can be pepper.

Anonymous said...

I mean, Robert and Boris. Sigh.

Alicia Morgan said...

The twinkle of recognition in Condi's eyes can also be interpreted as "Wow! I'm in Russia! Someplace I actually studied about! I can totally nail this!"

Lulu Maude said...

It's so gratifying to know that, after years of Cold War competition, America has pulled ahead of the USSR (which is back. let us remind ourselves) in 'bot technology.

Somebody dig up Reagan and give him the news.

karenzipdrive said...

Oh goodie!
After seven years of being totally outside of her comfort zone, FINALLY Condi's dealing with the Russians! Ya know she majored in Russian studies and even got a doctorate in it from the University of Phoenix online!

dguzman said...

I'm intrigued by the flattened but swirly texture of Dmitrybot's hair. I also like the unreal blue of his suit. Very 'botty.

zoe said...

Excellent pickup, as usual, PSP. I find Condi has a bit a a prissy/pussy/punim on in the pictures.......hmmmm....maybe her new Manolos are pinching her tosies. His is a cute little bot. Kinda renids me a Ken doll's little brother.

Jess Wundrun said...

And here I thought matty boy would be swooning because, heightwise, Condi is a veritable Ursula amongst these tiny, perfectly formed men.

Lulu Maude said...

Is that the beginning of a comb over?

Anonymous said...

Maybe the "amused recognition" is Condi sizing up a prospect:"He's kinda cute for a short guy.." Or they are both having trouble with those UN throat lozenges.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Medvedev looks like a tiny American game show host.