“Hitchbot II is not really street tested yet,
but we’re confident there will be no more … incidents.”
July 27, 2014 – August 2, 2015
The loveable (?) (OK, likeable) hitchhiking robot Hitchbot met his brutal demise whilst sitting on a public bench in Philadelphia, US of A – the City of Brotherly Love. Love, evidently not extended to mechanical entities – even as harmless as Hitchbot.
From the Official Website: http://www.hitchbot.me/
hitchBOT | A robot exploring the world\
“hitchBOT’s trip came to an end last night in Philadelphia after having spent a little over two weeks hitchhiking and visiting sites in Boston, Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and New York City. Unfortunately, hitchBOT was vandalized overnight in Philadelphia; sometimes bad things happen to good robots. We know that many of hitchBOT’s fans will be disappointed, but we want them to be assured that this great experiment is not over. For now we will focus on the question “what can be learned from this?” and explore future adventures for robots and humans.”
Below: the broken and mutilated body of poor Hitchbot
lies in a Philadelphia gutter.
Rest in Peaces Hitch
Funeral Services dates will be announced
as soon as all his parts have been recovered.
Above: Hitchbot at Fenway
Below: Hitchbot’s Bucket List
Wasn’t really sure what to expect from this movie. I just hoped it was good. It did keep my interest up. But it’s definitely not a conventional ‘old style’ Western. At times it almost seems like a stream of disjointed surrealistic vignettes – some violent – some humorous. I wasn’t surprised by the ending. One thing I did notice though, was an unusual weapon that used in one scene. A particular rifle that I recognized right away – from one of My Favorite Westerns. It’s used by a bounty hunter in one of the concluding scenes: Below: Do you recognize it?
You may not recall it’s Make, but if you’re a Western fan you may well recall where you saw it before.
Ka boooom !!!
That’s the rifle. So where have we seen this before?
Why right here …
Yep … same gun.
Ka boooom !!!
Even sounds the same.
Ripple / Grateful Dead
The Grand Finale of the ongoing entertainment at Old Tucson Studios
is a stunt show. Stunt Set Below:
Sadly, none of our stunt photos turned out … Grrrr.
A psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Is this taking a long time? or is it just me?
Well, the fantasy sail on the Bluenose schooner (the only item on my Bucket List) was a nice diversion.
Now back to Arizona Holiday / Old Tucson Studios.
The Hanging Tree / Norton Buffalo
Somebody at Old Tucson Studios had a great idea: make a nice picnic oasis rest area for visitors
– with a waterfall, a pond, and a some shelter.
So they did.