Tuesday, March 17, 2009
6552: Female Robots And Airheads.
Girls gone wild in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Japan introduced a walking and talking female robot. The automaton is not yet capable of doing chores or working with humans, and she costs about $200,000. Um, you could probably buy a real Japanese female servant for that loot.
• Nokia is planning to dump 1,700 employees. Caterpillar wants to unload 2,500 people. And the Japanese female robot isn’t even ready to replace the workers.
• Actress and airhead Gwyneth Paltrow had some advice for Joaquin Phoenix, who is seeking to launch a career as a hip hop artist. Paltrow suggested, “Hmm … maybe to go live in the projects for a few years to get some authenticity. Maybe.” Nice. Paltrow did once appear in an ad claiming to be African. Guess that gives her the authority to make the call on Phoenix.