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August 12, 2013 5:22 PM   Subscribe

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A holophonor? Only a few people in the
whole universe can play that. And they're
not very good at it.

posted by griphus (21 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ctrl-F Mule

Hari Seldon lived in vain. All shall remember the holo-phonor but none the visi-sonor.
posted by DU at 5:27 PM on August 12, 2013 [5 favorites]


Volpin's Flickr stream of works in progress has been a source of unending amazement. He's amazing.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 5:30 PM on August 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


The Robot Devil is probably going to want his hands back. His new hands keep touching him in places.

Also, super impressive.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 5:31 PM on August 12, 2013


I remembers the visi-sonor. Only I heard Asimov were a sexist old git so didn't quite know how to deal with that.

Re-read the Foundation Trilogy recently and ...yeah, didn't quite know how to recommend it to my son without giving him the sexism lecture *eyes crossed* if he's been brought up right he won't need need it

Sorry for derail. Yes that looks quite fantastic and spiffy. What sounds does it make?

btw I loved the Mule, absolutely favourite sci-fi character till I grew up a bit and read more stuff.
posted by glasseyes at 5:40 PM on August 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


His crafting is good and he should feel good!
posted by Hlewagast at 5:41 PM on August 12, 2013 [9 favorites]


Absolutely beautiful stuff in the photostream. He should feel good, yeah. I bet he feels good without our say-so, and so he should.
posted by glasseyes at 5:46 PM on August 12, 2013


I wish the creator (Krix: great name) had just secretly made one of these and then quietly left it in a miscellany box at an estate sale.
posted by General Tonic at 5:47 PM on August 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


This post reminds me that Futurama is one of the few shows that, when forced to end prematurely, ended absolutely perfectly and then they brought it back and it was simply somehow a bit less.

"I want to know how it ends" is one of the best last lines to a series ever.
posted by mightygodking at 5:54 PM on August 12, 2013 [22 favorites]


I approve of this nerdery.
posted by mrzarquon at 6:20 PM on August 12, 2013


I approve of this nerdery, too. Maybe this is the place to take it to the next level.

I have seen every episode of Futurama, but am not familiar with its fan culture. Has anyone addressed the fact that the holophonor looks EXACTLY like something from Jim Woodring's amazing, twisted, fucked-up, brilliant comic Frank? Are the Futurama creators big fans of Woodring's? (I can surely see them being big comix nerds.)

Or is this a really old, tired topic, and I'm late to the discussion?
posted by Dr. Wu at 6:42 PM on August 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


No, we're with you, Dr. Wu.
posted by oneswellfoop at 6:49 PM on August 12, 2013


This post reminds me that Futurama is one of the few shows that, when forced to end prematurely, ended absolutely perfectly and then they brought it back and it was simply somehow a bit less.

I completely agree, the final episode of the first run of Futurama was perhaps its best episode ever. The more recent episodes have been slightly disappointing.
posted by pombe at 8:11 PM on August 12, 2013


The problem with playing this is the real world is those 4th fingers really get in the way...
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:36 PM on August 12, 2013


The more recent episodes have been slightly disappointing.

Yeah, but that time machine one was pretty great.
posted by Steely-eyed Missile Man at 9:03 PM on August 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


The post-first-run shows are kind of like pizza and sex - even when they're bad, they're still pretty darn good.
posted by Greg_Ace at 9:24 PM on August 12, 2013 [4 favorites]


Very cool! The skill and dedication involved is admirable, the geekery top level, and the finished product looks great.

The only thing that could have made it better would be if the builder had started by using some sort of MIDI controller (an EWI would be the pricey option, I guess, or maybe one of those old Casio digital horns) so that it could actually function as a musical instrument. It would have raised both the cost and complexity of the project quite a bit, so I understand why he wouldn't want to, but it still would have been sweet.

Generally, I like the old Futurama episodes better, but the new ones still have some laughs.
posted by Nat "King" Cole Porter Wagoner at 10:21 PM on August 12, 2013


The new ones are rougher, in both good and bad ways.

I don't think the line "That was the old Fry. He's dead now," would hae ever been written for the original run, but it's hilarious.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 2:04 AM on August 13, 2013


Amazing work.

As for the new stuff, it's been a mixture of good and frustratingly bad. It feels as if in the new iteration that Bender is becoming the Homer of the show, which makes me kind of sad happy that the show is coming to an end....again.
posted by Atreides at 5:52 AM on August 13, 2013


Some of the new Futurama episodes have been good, the mind-swap one was ace, the time travel one, and heck, I'd rather have a weak futurama episode than most other stuff.
posted by marienbad at 9:21 AM on August 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Lotsa cool stuff in that portfolio, especially the two Daft Punk helmets.
posted by Spatch at 11:01 AM on August 13, 2013


I like that the stand for the instrument is the hands of the Robot Devil
posted by I am the Walrus at 10:43 AM on August 14, 2013 [2 favorites]


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