Racist Magazine from Japan

Apparently many convenience stores have been selling a magazine entitled “Foreigners Underground Crime File”(Gaijin Hanzai Ura Fairu),which depicts foreigners in the most unflattering of terms, and as being responsible for 40,000 plus crimes every year.gaijin-hanzai-ura-fairu.jpg
What is particularly interesting though,is the debate within the foreign community,w/ one side calling for a ban on the magazine and a boycott of said stores,while the other side says something to the effect of, “this is Japan”,they can do this in their country,if you don’t like it,you can leave..

From our embedded reporter in Japan
Dr.BesSopunkt

Published in: on February 28, 2007 at 3:40 am  Comments (2)  

1950’s photos of French Psychiatric hospital

Gentle Reader,
Pleaser take a moment to browse these photos from a bygone era taken by French Photographer Jean-Philippe Charbonnier. The photos were taken throughout the 1950’s and have a deeply emotional impact on the viewer of the photographs.

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Dr.Horace Mothwing
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French Psychiatric Hospital Photos

Published in: on January 21, 2007 at 2:03 pm  Comments (1)  

Boilerman Robot Built in 1880 and the future of Robot Rights

Boilerplate was a mechanical man developed by Professor Archibald Campion during the 1880s and unveiled at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
Built in a small Chicago laboratory, Boilerplate was originally designed as a prototype soldier for use in resolving the conflicts of nations. Although it was the only such prototype, Boilerplate was eventually able to exercise its proposed function by participating in several combat actions.victorianrobot.jpeg
In the mid-1890s, Boilerplate embarked on a series of expeditions to demonstrate its abilities, the most ambitious being a voyage to Antarctica. In 1901, to celebrate the new century, Boilerplate circumnavigated the globe in what turned out to be a failed publicity attempt to garner interest in its industrial applications.
Boilerplate is one of history’s great ironies, a technological milestone that remains largely unknown. Even in an age that gave birth to the automobile and aeroplane, a functioning mechanical man should have been accorded more significance.

In the Future Robots may also demand equal rights. There maybe a civil rights movement for robots.

Dr. Horace Mothwing

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Boilerplate

Robot Rights

Published in: on December 21, 2006 at 6:56 pm  Leave a Comment