Thursday, May 14, 2009

Make Me A Supermodel

... no, seriously, go make me one.

While skimming the site for Popular Science, I came across this: The Latest Model. It's a robotic fashion model! Several LOL-inducing thoughts:

1. Even though it approximates human movement, right now it can't really walk, or glide, or strut down the catwalk. It stomps.
2. The programmers are experimenting with a variety of facial expressions, but apparently they all come across as "surprised."
3. I cannot wait until this makes it into the zeitgeist and I get to hear Tyson tell some poor hapless model, "You look like one of those crazy Japanese robots that is going to make us all useless by the year 2030."

That's right, bitches. Your days are numbered.


Maggie Cats said...

What do you think of this season of the show, btw? I think Jonathan and Sandhurst are the CLEAR front-runners, and could have legitimate careers as models. All the others are just trying to scrap by.

I do kind of love Salome though. But I don't think she'll win.

Monkey Sri said...

While Salome is a great model, she irritates me. Okay, we get it, you used to be a Mennonite - shut up about it already! I think Sandhurst is going to take it all - and his accent makes me smile. But I can't believe that homophobic douche Branden is still in the running. Also, did you see The Soup clip of Amanda talking about how she doesn't want her son to "turn out gay" and so she gets naked in front of him all the time? Sooooo disturbing/hilarious.

Maggie Cats said...

I saw her actually saying that on the show! It was...horrifying. And the woman says "like" every other word. I want to punch her in the face everytime she says it.