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There's been a Robocop sighting!

I'm watching Rome: Engineering an Empire on the History Channel last night (and why weren't you?) and they're doing their usual "experts talking about the topic" thing, and suddenly a dude shows up to talk about some marvelous feat of engineering. At the bottom of the screen is written: "Peter Weller, Syracuse University." I called Krys in and said, "It's Robocop!" She asked what I meant, and I told her that he was the guy who played Robocop. She shrugged, as she has never seen the movie!¹ So there's Weller, explaining how the Romans built the Coliseum, acting all along like he was never an actor. The nerve of him!³

Anyway, that is my news of the weird for today.

¹ Let us stop for a moment and ponder her wonderful husband, who deigned to marry her even though she has never seen Robocop. You may heap accolades upon him!²
² I bet she's never even seen Shakedown, either. Sheesh. What kind of woman did I marry anyway?
³ It really is him, by the way. Here is the story about it.


Blogger layne said...

That's awesome!
You shouldn't be too hard on the missus; I too have been living a Robocopless existence.

But I've seen Naked Lunch, like, four times, so that makes up for it. Right?

6/9/05 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Phil said...

"Pay attention students, or there will be... trouble."

6/9/05 11:17 AM  
Blogger Krys said...

Can't I be forgiven? I did see 'Terminator' more times than is probably healthy, and I do enjoy the work of Jackie Chan.

6/9/05 12:55 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Layne, you really should see Robocop. It's awesome. Avoid the sequel, though - not good. I suppose seeing Naked Lunch a bunch o' times is okay, though. What a weird movie.

And I guess we can forgive Krys. What say you all?

6/9/05 1:12 PM  
Blogger Roger Owen Green said...

Actually, she married you, even though you HAVE seen Robocop, so that makes Krys incredible! And I don't even know the woman.

6/9/05 1:35 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I echo Roger's sentiments. I can safely assume Krys can meet your dude flick with at least one chick flick equal. Perhaps it's something as simple as, Some Kind of Wonderful? Pretty in Pink? Oh! Maybe she watched every episode of Little House on The Prairie when she was a girl? Hmm...

6/9/05 6:34 PM  
Blogger Mikester said...

So, yet another day goes by where I've failed to avoid a Robocop reference. :)

But it's all worth it to find out about "Professor Robocop."

6/9/05 7:15 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Ashley, I love Some Kind of Wonderful and enjoyed Pretty in Pink. Of course, I loathed Little House on the Prairie, so she might have me there ...

Glad I could help, Mike.

6/9/05 8:33 PM  
Blogger Krys said...

Yes, I did see just about every 'Little House On the Prairie' episode (well, at least until the last few seasons).

Yes, my friend & I sat crying as we watched the episode where the school for the blind burns down & Mary's baby dies in the fire!! So sue me--it was really sad! I'm also guilty of watching 'The Waltons'.

Greg, didn't you used to watch 'Regis & Kathi Lee' pretty religiously, in college? If you can watch Regis Philbin for more than 5 minutes without wanting to gouge your eyes out with a fork, you've won the prize.

7/9/05 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Leapin said...

Has she at least seen Buckaroo Banzai? Or Repo Man?

9/9/05 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am just now watching the show on TiVo and had the surreal moment of "wow that guy look like RoboCop and even has the same name". I made my husband come and look - he agreed it was a weird coincidence. So I finally had to come do a search and see - found your blog and the article link. Super cool really. Oh and, please make sure your wife gets to Blockbuster for some much needed video rentals. Can't have her going through life without knowing who RoboCop is can we.

- oh I'm not on blogspot but on LJ as madamruppy where I'm going next to share the news

11/9/05 4:01 PM  

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