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Oh the robot in red, the fellas are crazy for the robot in red...
February 24, 2006 2:34 PM   Subscribe

A few years ago, Sam Brown of started drawing red robots (including my personal favorite). Other people started drawing similar red robots, and Sam collected links to them. Back in 2001, I posted to MeFi about the phenomenon. Then I forgot about it. But the meme continued to expand. Now, if you do an search for "red robot," you get dozens and dozens of Sam Brown bots. The bot also shows up on Flickr. He also comes in blue, green and pink. And perhaps some other flavors.
posted by grumblebee (17 comments total)

my attempts.
posted by grumblebee at 2:38 PM on February 24, 2006

does it warn you about the Terrible Secret of Space?
posted by ernie at 2:42 PM on February 24, 2006


Who cares? If you're protected, it doesn't matter.
posted by Mikey-San at 2:49 PM on February 24, 2006

Ah, explodingdog. But it always raises in me two questions, neither of which robot related: Why are the cities always in ruins? What/who does the purple dog symbolize?
posted by TwelveTwo at 2:51 PM on February 24, 2006

So that's what your red robot thingies have been about, grumblebee. I wondered if there was something I was missing out on.
posted by Gator at 2:55 PM on February 24, 2006

Paging User #14158 to thread #49494....
posted by davros42 at 3:03 PM on February 24, 2006

It's not really relevant but this is great exploding dog moment.
posted by srboisvert at 3:09 PM on February 24, 2006

I really liked Where am I? for some reason.
posted by Pontius Pilate at 3:15 PM on February 24, 2006

I like the salad of the future. (Have loved exploding dog for ages. Fun post!)
posted by onlyconnect at 3:31 PM on February 24, 2006

No link to Diesel Sweeties, inventor of Red Robot? For shame.
posted by Pseudoephedrine at 3:53 PM on February 24, 2006

Wait, who came first?
posted by TwelveTwo at 3:55 PM on February 24, 2006

Exploding Dog: March 2000
Diesel Sweeties: August 2000

Sam Brown for the win!
posted by grabbingsand at 4:15 PM on February 24, 2006

some day.
posted by jann at 4:32 PM on February 24, 2006

The 50 Best Robots Ever.
posted by ericb at 4:34 PM on February 24, 2006

Where's the love for Robot Ron?
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:03 PM on February 24, 2006

This hole I've dug is mine forever will always be my favorite (I even made a shirt with it @ cafepress).
posted by gren at 9:23 PM on February 24, 2006

Don't forget Kompressor's Red Robot Theme Song!
posted by anarcation at 10:40 PM on February 24, 2006

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