Now teachers are blamed for the financial crisis

File under this shit has gone too far. As a severely underpaid teacher, I find it laughable that we are now the evil force behind the economic crisis. In a way, I hope Wall St. keeps pushing on this. I don’t think people will bend much further.

Incidentally, I read somewhere that folks in the UK are holding teach-ins at banks by entering and holding classes inside their lobbies.

B(P)-movie mystery


America’s Blog posted a series of images demonstrating how BP photoshopped its command center for its Website. Apparently there is a trickster in their midsts, but the photoshopped image (posted above) actually is from the set of the wonderful TV series, Mystery Science Theater 3000. Not to make light of the seriousness of the Gulf oil spill, but is this not a plot line from the old TV show? Where are the robot comedian deconstructionists when we need them?

Update: here are some more hilarious photoshopped versions.

9/11 and hot sex

These days you can’t trust anything on the net, so the story of a new sex Robot that also spews 9/11 conspiracy theory sounds too much like a viral prank. So let this be my disclaimer. Meanwhile, watch the video and judge for yourself. The conspiracy sex talk comes in after the second minute. No doubt this will put a bump in my Web hits.

As for the cultural analysis, well let’s see.. porn, conspiracy, sex with robots. Pretty straight forward if you ask me.

Firm unveils X-rated robot (Update):

Inspiration for the sex robot sprang from the September 11, 2001 attacks, when planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon and an empty field in Pennsylvania.

“I had a friend who passed away in 9/11,” Hines said. “I promised myself I would create a program to store his personality, and that became the foundation for Roxxxy True Companion.”

Hines sees his creation as not only a recreational innovation but as an outlet for the shy, people with sexual dysfunction, and those who want to experiment without risk.