Tuesday February 24, 2004


Over the weekend, I was sitting and watching TV with my wife. More precisely, I was watching TV and she was in the same room but paying attention to something else. An astronomy show I'd TiVo'd from the Science channel started playing, and without looking up, she said, "Is this about black holes?" I replied, "Yeah, how'd you know?", thinking she must have seen the flat green grid superimposed on a starscape, which always means "The Fabric of Spacetime" in that kind of show.

But she said, "Because I recognize the music". (Although she said it without the hyperlink.)

I surrender. I've been out-geeked.

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Yeah, and they didn't show any movie clips, either. What a rip off!

And here's a somewhat linguistics-related question for you---if you were going to make a talking robot, why would you make it sound like Slim Pickens? What is the logic in giving a talking robot who is going into outer space to commune with who knows what kind of life forms a regional accent?


Posted by: The Wife at Feb 24, 2004 1:32:15 PM