Boston Dynamics’ Big Dog (via Gizmodo via Youtube)

[youtube width="425" height="355"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1czBcnX1Ww&eurl=http://gizmodo.com/[/youtube]

Ok, this thing is pretty fuckin’ awesome, except for the model airplane noise that would get this thing blasted out of the woods by an RPG during combat. You know that the government has a huge boner for robots, and I’m sure they’re getting all fired up about this one.

In the video, you’ll see that the Big Dog slips on the ice and recovers. That’s my fav part. The motion of the legs is pretty astounding.

-MC Spanky McGee

“Just in case you survived the hurricane, we thought we’d kick you in the junk as a bonus”

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/01/29/fema.trailers.ap/index.html

FEMA knee
photo from http://www.velvetkick.net/

Thanks, FEMA.

Apparently FEMA thought they had been too passive during Katrina, so they thought they would become active and provide carcinogenic formaldehyde-laced trailers to these people. What’s FEMA’s next trick, to pin the victims to a giant tray and let some high schoolers slice and dice em’?

FEMA dissect

The kicker, of fucking course, is that they lied about about the risks of the formaldehyde.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency manipulated scientific research to play down the danger posed by formaldehyde in trailers issued to hurricane victims, according to an investigation by congressional Democrats.”

Yes, the nightmare of Katrina continues, unfortunately. Arrrghhhh.

-Spanks