Friday, February 1, 2008

Friday robot blogging

The quirky series Flight of the Conchords on HBO used a robot theme in a series of their spoof videos to garner fans for their digi-folk music. The videos were supposed to make them seem hip and future-oriented - like Daft Punk, I suppose. Robots after all can seem like men and women of mystery and potential. We come from "the distant future – the year 2000" they sing, getting even the future wrong. They simply exude silly humanity while trying to be very earnest robots. Of course, they also look like every cheap special effect hatched up on some back lot since the dawn of cinema.

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