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This is the latest tirade against Kamen and FIRST in general from our friends at Something Awful.
Of course, this isn’t the first flattering article they’ve done.
Though granted, considering some of the trash talk that seems to go on in this forum, I think it provides a strong argument for karma.
Yay! Exposure from the ICP haters!
All I am going to say is that I read the first paragraph, and closed my browser window. Now normally, I’m pretty objectionable to things like this. Insulting people won’t get you far. At least not in this world.
Now you know why BattleBots is negative against FIRST. People like BattleBots for the destruction and robots only. But when they see FIRST, they think “DINKY!” even though robots are the vehicles for a much larger inspiration. And frankly, I don’t trust anything with ePenis latter down in the article, thank you.
BTW, Beatty, I wouldn’t read it.
*Originally posted by JosephM *
**Now you know why BattleBots is negative against FIRST. People like BattleBots for the destruction and robots only. But when they see FIRST, they think “DINKY!” even though robots are the vehicles for a much larger inspiration. And frankly, I don’t trust anything with ePenis latter down in the article, thank you.
BTW, Beatty, I wouldn’t read it. **
Well, it’s Something Awful. Keep in mind, they kick around the mentally impotent (Square fanboys, Insane Clown Posse fans, et al) for fun.
Though, in their favor, Dean Kamen seems to have trouble hiding his utter contempt for combat robotics.
Am I famous yet?
Ahhhh, SA is a great site. Come on folks. Don’t be offended. It’s a joke.
The funniest thing was that his “inverted chessboard” can be made by just rotating a normal chessboard 90 degrees!
I hope the writer was only pretending to be that stupid.
…and the scariest part, I don’t think any of articles are jokeing. I think that he really means what he says, and he really thought he made the Inverted Chess Board…:yikes:
I do find SA to be pretty funny and I’m not insulted at all.
But I will say… If Beatty were to go against this SA dude… My money is on Beatty
I like the comment on FIRST being a “parody” of Battle Bots. Isn’t the other way around? FIRST did come…first.
*Originally posted by 157#1Driver *
**I like the comment on FIRST being a “parody” of Battle Bots. Isn’t the other way around? FIRST did come…first. **
Technically, Battlebots has been around since the 80’s, just not televised until the last couple years.
SomethingAwful is pretty cool. Whether he means it or not, it is comical. Out of the hundreds upon hundreds of articles written on FIRST, does a single (or I guess there are two) that jokes about it really matter? It’s funny…don’t take everything in life seriously.
Ohh…one of my friends made it on SA: Cliff Yablonksi Hates You page. Hehe The pic was taken on the bus to regionals
I read that, got about 3 paragraphs in, grinned, and closed the window.
I want my wasted time back!:ahh:
jeeze, guys… take the sticks out of your butts and lighten up a bit… it’s sarcasm.
FIRST wants all the publicity it can get. people making parody articles about it is a type of publicity. if SNL made a skit where Tina Fey was some robot nerd chick in FIRST, i doubt you’d get offended… just take it with a grain of salt and be glad that someone is noticing FIRST!
There is no bad publicity. Lighten up, its a joke, trying to create a rise out of people and make them laugh, so it came at some of our expenses this time, who really cares everyone should be able to laugh at themsleves.