What Do Robots Do All Day? A kids' book from the future

Discuss

23 Responses to “What Do Robots Do All Day? A kids' book from the future”

  1. Henry Pootel says:

    aka “Gizzy Town”

  2. mack says:

    Without the supporting text, I read this as a trenchant commentary on the sad, mechanical life of wage slaves. Beep beep – whirrrr – clickBEEP.

  3. bkad says:

    Ok, I don’t get it. Are there supposed to be robots on the cover? Is this a commentary that building houses, painting signs, and pushing baby carriages will someday be done by robots? Is  this good, bad? Is it clever?

  4. Es See says:

    OMG someone typed a new title on an already existing book! Wow you guys sure are working hard finding news out there. I’m sorry, typing 6 words on someone elses art does not speculate on anything. Oh and nice way to spring-board your garbage onto the internet while stepping on the back of an ACTUALLY talented and VERY dead artist…

    • ZikZak says:

      Well, I thought it was clever and at least briefly thought-provoking.  Also it didn’t make me angry.  Guess there’s no accounting for taste.

    • faithnomore says:

      OMG someone actually took the time to pointlessly bitch in the comments section when they could have just as easily chosen to skip the offending post and do actual productive activities instead!

      Also, how precisely does one become VERY dead (isn’t dead already a superlative?) 

      • Henry Pootel says:

        OMG someone actually took the time to pointlessly bitch in the comments section when they could have just as easily chosen to skip the offending post and do actual productive activities instead!
        Next?

    • hymenopterid says:

      Wait, you mean this isn’t an original work?  I feel so disillusioned.

    • John Jones says:

      This person didn’t type six words…only changed ONE word. At least ‘shop some characters, too. Otherwise, you are calling all the hardworking people in the book (firefighters, bakers, farmers, teachers) robots, trivializing their work. Might be funny if you are a one-percenter, sure.

  5. hymenopterid says:

    Was machen die Roboter?

  6. skabob says:

    Goldbug is a robot??!?

  7. jes5199 says:

    maybe the point is that there are no robots on the cover? What do robots do all day because we have no idea where to find them?

  8. Editz says:

     Where’s Wald-0?

  9. Are “friends” electric?

  10. Walter Dexter says:

    I momentarily thought there was an actual “fan-fic” book someone had done in the style of Richard Scary and got kind of excited.

    Now I see that they just retitled an existing book, no doubt in an attempt to be edgy or clever or something. So I’m a little angry.

  11. Smash Martian says:

    In the Mysterious Future, robots will live full, rich and independent lives of their own but for some reason remake themselves as anthropomorphized  piggies, cats, dogs & bunnies.

    This leads me to 2 conclusions.

    1, Skynet was programmed by a Furry.

    2, The human race is being turned into some sort of edible slurry to power our cutesy robotic overlords, as demonstrated by the ButcherBot.

  12. What a delightful coincidence: the main character of http://www.thesellingthemovie.com/ is called Richard Scarry (and makes a reference to it in the trailer). The Selling is made by the same people who brought us the robotic version of Huck’ Finn.

  13. sam1148 says:

     I like the pig in the butcher shop, turning his fellow pigs into tasty sausages.

    • Optic says:

      Also (in other Busytown stuff), though the worm drives an apple car, the rabbit a carrot car, and the mice a cheese car, the pigs drive a sausage car. You’re a sick man, Richard Scarry.

    • taintofevil says:

      In one of the Poppleton books, the librarian is a chicken, and a few pages later the pig and the llama are enjoying chicken soup.

  14. Vanwall Green says:

    Ah, but what’s the fondly Fahrenheit in Busytown?  

  15. Eric Hunting says:

    My favorite alternative book cover is Richard Scarry’s Big Book of Illegal Immigrants;

    http://x0f.xanga.com/629b013410c3227992423/b19662394.jpg

    And for those who don’t get the robot connection, this;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owtbkbKhBsI

Leave a Reply