Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Future of the Canterbury Tales

by KARL STEEL

The future of the Canterbury Tales is the general prologue recited by a robot furry with a spastic condition.

12 comments:

Jeffrey J. Cohen said...

Why does that robot remind me so much of you, Karl?

Karl Steel said...

Because I'm big and sassy?

Jeffrey J. Cohen said...

Um, no. You probably are both those things though. I guess it is the cow outfit. Or am I not supposed to mention that on the blog?

Mary Kate Hurley said...

I suppose taking issue with pronunciation is totally analog, isn't it.

Karl Steel said...

On the contrary. A truly robust interface would have allowed me to type the dialogue using IPA symbols.

Just be glad, MKH, that I didn't go with my first instinct, which was to have my little guy reciting the opening to Beowulf.

(moo)

Rick Godden said...

Karl, I don't know if you're an evil genius, or just plain evil.

Mary Kate Hurley said...

Karl> Ask and you shall receive.

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch?e=20090805105450664

Happy days. Who doesn't want Beowulf recited by a British robot? Nobody, that's who.

Mary Kate Hurley said...

Or I could make it clickable:

Beowulf.

Karl Steel said...

Mary Kate: oh! That is brilliant!

anna klosowska said...

oh.........SWEET!!!!!!!!!Bravo, Karl and MKH!

Dr. Virago said...

Um, why is the cow doing the slap-ass dance and grabbing his crotch to Chaucer?

So confused. Makes head hurt.

JKW said...

That robot's pronunciation is horrible. To what possible question was this video the answer?