Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto: Honda Mocks Detroit
May 14th, 2008 10:43 AM Share
AP auto writer Dee-Ann Durbin got a chance to get dolled-up on someone else's dime and hit the Allesee Hall for a little Motown culture– providing you consider watching a Honda robot conducting a symphony orchestra as something other than a PR-inspired freak show. Did I say conducting? Seeing isn't believing; Asimo was simply playing back in 3-D the work of The Detroit Symphony's musical education director, Charles Burke. Still, as a way to rub Detroit's nose in its failure to stem the transplant tide, you can't beat sending Honda's inhuman creation to Detroit to perform "The Impossible Dream" for the crumbling city's social elites. You can almost hear the Joker's maniacal laughter in the background as his plots to take over Gotham once and for all are finally hatched. "It is absolutely thrilling to perform with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.This is a magnificent concert hall," Asimo told the assembled throngs. BLAM! Independent observers report that Asimo seemed to be measuring-up the place for new curtains and deciding which Kabuki masterpiece he will commission after mom and dad buy the place.
Published May 14th, 2008 8:43 AM
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@Bancho : if it could have sex by text, there's a higher office for it that just might be available.
Kevin: That was my thought exactly, too. Some of the suburbs are very nice, but Detroit (Rock City) is a hellhole of the first order.
If Honda donated to the arts then this is a nice thing to do. And if no one in Detroit noticed, it's because no one ever notices that symphonies happen... I hope Asimo turns out to be a nice guy when be becomes intelligent enough to enslave us all.