Sunday, January 17, 2016
Flopcast 193: You Could Be a Fembot
We have a quick show for you this week, because we're sleepy, and Kornflake keeps spilling the coffee. In our "Chickens in the News" segment: It has been suggested that in order to sustain the human population, we should shrink everyone down to the size of chickens. (We can't decide if this is a good idea or a GREAT idea. Either way, it's another step toward a world ruled by chickens.) Then in our "Pudding Pages" segment, we look at the Six Million Dollar Man action figures of the 1970s. And coincidentally, those action figures were just about as tall as chickens! So after you step through our shrink ray (on loan from Brainiac and the Legion of Doom), stop by our wardrobe department. You can dress like a chicken-sized Bionic Man, Bionic Woman, or maybe even a Fembot. And remember, Winnie the Pooh Day is this week. So pants are optional.
Winnie the Pooh day is January 18, commemorating A. A. Milne's birthday. Below is an original illustration by E. H. Shepard alongside Disney's version of the character.
Arne Hendricks thinks the answer to all our problems is to engineer future humans to be chicken-sized. Who are we to argue?
For extensive discussion of The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman, check out our friend John S. Drew's Cyborgs podcast! You can read more about the action figures and playsets here.