Monday, March 05, 2007

Upgraded Animagic Condibot Passes King Test

Jordan's King Abdullah II, left, is greeted by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Monday, march 5, 2007, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Jordan's daddy-bear king was totally captivated today by the sophisticated Secretary of State simulacrum, and so am I! The Disneytronic Condoleezza has had a bumpy history, but this latest upgrade is certainly handsome, and nearly lifelike, too! It must have been nerve-wracking to remote-operate the Ferragamo-clad construct during this difficult and prestigious test, but obviously they kept their heads and produced a flawless performance. Oh, I bet there was a lot of high-fivin' in the Condibot control center today! Congrats to Team Condibot!


Anonymous said...

They seem to have put the wrong nose on the bot or does it have a cold?

Anonymous said...

Wow... just the way her body is held and the turn of her hand. I see an inspired dance coming - very robo-break dancy kind of thing that I once saw a homeless man do on the Mall on a fine DC spring day circa 1987. He must have been a very early Condi-bot proto-type!

And there are no words to describe the look on King Abdullah's face. I know he see's many possibilities in the Bionic Diplomat!

Anonymous said...

Ummm control room? She's facing the wrong way. I repeat, she's facing the wrong way.

90 degree turn then proffer hand for shaking.

Who's fucking with the algorithm?

Anonymous said...

Madame Tussaud's has got to get THAT SUIT for their Condi waxwork and nothing else will do.


Nothing else ever has said "Condi" more, not even the actual Dr. Ferragamo herself.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Mamie Eisenhower called and said she wants her suit back.

Anonymous said...

Now, let's not be mean about Miss Mamie; not in a million years would she have gone out in public in a suit like that without at least a smattering of appropriate accessories - brooch, hat, gloves, possible floral piece someplace, visible (if not quite UrsulaPlassnikian) cuff frills...

As it is, the starkness of it, it burns the retinas. I think the effect is more Madame Mao.

What has me puzzled is why the Jordanian pocket monarch (so tiny! so compliant!) is apparently sporting a frontage not unlike that of the late Margaret Dumont. Either they's photoshopped in that stanchion-with-velvet-rope in place of the royal tum, or he's got on an industrial strength foundation garment.