Wednesday, June 01, 2005

back to Japan: monkey 0 robot quiz

back to Tokyo.

special monkey-0-l33t-geek merit badge for anyone who recognizes the robot...

8 Comments:

Blogger jenn see said...

is that the Iron Giant?
looks like the Iron Giant, even if it's not.
can i still have the bonus points?

2:30 PM  
Blogger Daniel Heath said...

NO! no bonus points for you.

Well, okay, you get a few points for effort.

I have to say that apparently my blog readership is far less geeky than I thought. Unless people aren't answering b/c the question is insultingly easy... I just assumed everyone in the blog world was a giant nerd, but apparently not. The only person who's gotten it so far is my sister, and she's one of those people who refuses to comment on the blog publicly.

my message to the rest of you:
YOU CALL YOURSELVES GEEKS? I'VE SEEN ROOT VEGETABLES WITH MORE OTAKU CRED.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Fubbhead said...

I'd say it is very similar to the Mondoshawans in "The Fifth Element".

:-)

10:33 PM  
Blogger Daniel Heath said...

fubbhead: you get two bonus points for knowing that Mondoshawans are called Mondoshawans (something I didn't know and even now only have your word for it so it's possible this is all a clever bluff), but that's still not the answer...
[bashes head on desk]

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, it's that robot from that Miyazaki film! Oooh, "Laputa, Castle in the Sky", in the vernacular.
-Graymalkin

12:56 PM  
Blogger Daniel Heath said...

FINALLY!

good work, graymalkin. it's about bloody time. you win the monkey 0
l33t-geek merit badge.

it's the robot from LAPUTA, people, LAPUTA!

geesh.

as penance, everyone who didn't know that until they read this post isn't allowed to eat any solid food until they've watched the entire Miyazaki canon. with the exception of Howl's Moving Castle which hasn't been released in this country yet and I don't want it to be said that I'm unfair.

let's go, people. netflix, chop-chop.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Graymalkin said...

just don't start singing "Concrete road, take me home...."

So were you on top of the Ghibli museum or some such when you photgraphed the robot?

4:57 AM  
Blogger Daniel Heath said...

indeed; I didn't mean to require that people watch the full output of Studio Ghibli; the non-Miyazaki films should be considered optional.

and yes, we were on top of the museum. if I had any bonus points left in the till you would get them for knowing the location of the robot as well...

11:14 AM  

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