Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ahead of the Curve

A new group of Japanese workers has joined the ranks of the sararimen as experimental robots are being developed to replace them. Thespians can now expect the same soul-crushing grind of stress, overwork, and depression as other workers, relieved only by subway frottage, late night bouts of sake-fueled karaoke, or the sweet embrace of death. Even as their jobs come under threat, the bigger question remains: will the Japanese public accept robotic actors?

They'll get used to them.

13 comments:

SouthernBelle said...

Can't help it, still love him.

Flannery Alden said...

Ha! Now I'm off to look up "frottage." Thanks for making me think...

deadspot said...

Oops. You may not want to thank me after you look it up.

Flannery Alden said...

Right again, as usual...ew.

Flannery Alden said...

Though subway frottage sounds like a good name for a band.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Hey, lay off Keanu. Staying in the closet is a real talent-inhibitor.

katrocket said...

hahahaha

hey, it's tough always being The One who saves the world. I'm sure it's quite exhausting for Mr. Reeves.

Johnny Yen said...

That's amazing that you found a shot of him that showed the full range of his emotions onscreen.

BeckEye said...

Duuuuude. That was bogus.

Hope you had a most excellent Thanksgiving.

Gifted Typist said...

If we could just accept that Keanu is not- and was never meant to be talent - but eye candy, then we wouldn't have to wring our hands over his robotic-ness

SouthernBelle said...

Deadspot, you know what I want, and I want it now.

*cough**Top Chef recap**cough*

Don't come play the comments based game on my blog until it's done, or I shall wrap you in Glad Bags and spank you with a stainless steel frying pan courtesy of Calphalon!

whoissecretdubai said...
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deadspot said...

Oh sure... this people care about. I see how you are.