Useless Machines in a political struggle


21 Responses to “Useless Machines in a political struggle”

  1. morkl says:

    So this is the presidential debate everyone is talking about?

  2. nixiebunny says:

    I sure hope he patented this thing.

  3. I wonder how many solar cells and batteries it would take to make as custom set of these that would run indefinitely.

    • Apple Guy says:

      8 batteries and 4 cells salvaged from some patio lights 2 cells should charge 4 batteries enough to last the night and one of these things will go about 18 hours with a good charge

  4. Elijah says:

    It starts a little slow/predictable, but at the 8 minute mark really takes off.

    • Donald Petersen says:

      Blue’s position gets tenuous for a half-minute or so.  Choke!  I think Blue really suffered in the polls until finally getting in the last word at 9:41.

      After a brief honeymoon and the installation of two “bipartisan” bridges, reaching out across the aisle, we’re back to Business As Usual.

    • chaopoiesis says:

      I regretfully call your “slow/predictable” and raise it to “music-soiled dreck”. 8:25′s where to start for a pure fix of uncut ennui.

  5. Unfortunately it’s not just a disagreement over which color is best.

    • rocketpjs says:

       Unfortunately neither of them disagree on most of the core issues to do with the economy or the enhancement of the wealthy.

  6. Blaven says:

    Go blue box!!

  7. Both wrong lizards have been replaced by robots!  This is a truly tremendous day!  Morbo can now scorn machines, not just flesh-beings.

  8. This, this right here is the problem with a two party system.

  9. Marmo Squirrel says:

    I don’t understand how you can call these machines “useless”. They were designed to turn themselves off. They have been set up, in this instance, to cause each other grief in this regard. Note that they DO in fact eventually achieve their goals. Both are off with doors closed. Then the human element gets involved again, and they’ll have to work at the problem a bit longer.

  10. Andy Fraser says:

    wait, wait. these are not ‘Useless Machines’ they are ‘Ultimate Machines”. Calling them ‘useless’…my flabber is gasted, the horror. the beauty, the elegance…bam! Dumbed down to the lowest denominator. I’m _horrified_.

  11. Nell Anvoid says:

    What’s the problem? It’s elegant, simple…and works exactly as intended.

  12. msbpodcast says:

    Jeez. It was almost as pointless as watching tennis…

  13. mechtheist says:

    Marvelous, great model of our political system, even down to the use of temporary bandaid fix to solve all problems.  One grossly out of place element is that both sides are sticking their neck out with every action and thus taking their heads out of the sand, etc etc,

  14. glaborous_immolate says:

    That’s some serious false-equivalency there when one side is tolerant and the other hates.

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