FOF #631 – Married to a Robot

Oct 17, 2007 · 1985 views

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We will all be married to robots in the near future, so says some artificial intelligence researches. David Levy, artificial intelligence researcher at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands spoke with LiveScience magazine about […]


  1. Cliff Dix says:

    Amanda makes my neutrons go wild. I can not wait to hear her in the San Fransico show!
    By the way the Jewish keyboard was from Glen and me to commemorate our trip to Skokie with Amanda to see Judy Gold.

    It is sad that the gay characters have to be exorcized from Altar Boyz to make it more mainstream and exceptable. Too bad. It sounds like it could have been a much more interesting and deeper show that actual meant something.

    If we all marry robots, I assume you can customize it to look like…I don’t know, perhaps Pavel Novotny.

  2. Thx for the show great to hear from Amanda

  3. Maia says:

    The Taco Cabana shout-out cracked me up! We have a friend from Texas who swears by Taco Cabana. But my partner lives and dies by Taco Bueno — she’s the mistress of the salsa bar. Anyone want to weigh in? Taco Cabana vs. Taco Bueno death match!

    Love ya, Amanda! It makes me happy to hear your voice again.

    Hate to break it to you, but there is no such thing as Christian wrestling. I just wikipedia’d it, and it doesn’t have an entry, and therefore does not exist. Sorry! 😉

  4. RcktMan says:

    Yayyyyy! I love me some Amanda! 🙂 🙂 It was so good to see you the other day. I only wish we got to talk more. But we will… oh yes, we will.

    So, really, how many Taco Bell’s are in Chicago? I only know of one: the one across the street from Wrigley Field. Are there others?

    There was a Baja Fresh restaurant on Michigan Avenue for a while– I LOVED THAT PLACE! But it closed either late last year or early this year, and I still want to find out why. They had the best FISH TACOS. Yummy!!!!!!!!!!!! But nothing compares to Chipotle. The Chicken Fajita Burrito is to. DIE. for.

    Maia you crack me up.

  5. Ventura79 says:

    OMG you guys, this is the reason I LOVE FOF!!!
    As a Texan let me say this….TACO CABANA IS THE BOMB DIGGITY when you and ur friends have been out partying and you stop to eat there at 3a.m. mmmmhhmm let me tell you, a Cabana Fajita Bowl is all you need so you wont wake up hung over! HALLELUJA!

    Amanda, you have no idea how many times my mom has freaked out when my phone rings and your voice come out saying “ATTENTION! ATTENTION!” my mom thinks my phone is gonna explode! u where gone too long, do more shows!

    Marc…u look DELICIOUS in that cage with Amanda! ARRGH!

    And finally, i felt my inner nerd felt nourished with all the talk about early life, the origins of water, robots who feel love, altar boys, I mean, WHO NEEDS the Discovery Channel when you listen to the FOF!!!!


  6. Cliff Dix says:

    Living in the land of Christian everything I can report that Christian Wrestling is alive and well in the deep south.

    I just finished the show and I want to add one more thing-
    When I was a kid, my mom and I were out walking. She told me that Aliens colonized earth. She brought up the Mayans and Aztecs and told me that one day they would return to Earth to see how we are doing. Uh, okay Mom.

  7. Gary T says:

    YEA!!!! AMANDA!!! Love the shot of Marc & Amanda in the go-go cage at the Stud.

  8. Maia says:

    Rick, if you like fish tacos, you should make a special trip to Los Nopales (at Western & Wilson)… sadly, they don’t deliver anymore, but they have amazing fish tacos. Mmmmm… fish tacos. (Also, there’s another Taco Bell on Clybourn, west of Ashland. The one near the el stop at State & Lake closed down, but it was a little sketchy anyway.)

    I DO believe you guys about the Christian wrestling. I’m sure it traces its roots back to the Old Testament, with Jacob wrestling with the angel. Only now they hit each other over the head with folding chairs. And there’s a lot more grunting.

    Cliff, wow, your mom sure knows how to strike terror in a young kid’s heart! I hope you’ve been keeping your room clean… you never know when those aliens will come back to check in. To make you feel better, let me tell you that there has been a big misunderstanding about this whole “end of the Mayan calendar” thing. It was actually a bad translation — it’s really the _Maian_ calendar. And since I’m such a huge procrastinator, I’m thinking I’ll push back the end of time for… oh, I don’t know, another couple hundred years or so. So, no worries. Sorry about all the fuss.

  9. Eric says:

    Jewish Charity is Tzedakah. It was great to hear Amanda again too!

    ‘Wiki’ is hawain for quick; the anecdote for the establishment of the word can be found here:

  10. PupDon says:

    Yay Amanda!!! We missed you in LA, sweetie.

    About that golden girl (and I don’t mean Bea Arthur), don’t forget what happened to Buddy Epson who was supposed to play the TinMan in the Wizard of Oz. His lungs got coated from the silver dust makeup they used and he couldn’t breathe. I don’t know if they mentioned it in the Bond movie but I would guess that was what happened to the girl who got painted gold. Was that based on a book? Would be interesting to see if it was based on a book if they went into more detail about the death of the girl and it was the same issue that happened to Buddy.

    Here’s an interesting fun fact about the radium glow in the dark paint. There was a factory in Athens back in the 60’s that made these little alarm clocks with glow in the dark hands and the women who worked there would paint the arms with radium paint. Well, between clocks they would dip the brushes on their tongues to moisten the tip and get a good point. It’s obvious what happened, many of them died. The B-52’s wrote the song Private Idaho about this. That’s what Fred is talking about when he sings “Don’t be blind to the big surprise, swimming round and round like the deadly hand of a radium clock, at the bottom of the pool.”

  11. I was starting to wonder what happened to Amanda, it’s great to hear her again!

    About Wikipedia … I look at it as communism, in theory it’s a good idea. In practise however, it is doomed to fail. The concept of communism works on the basis of a “perfect populous,” in which every member of the population agrees. The problem with this is the fact that no such populous exists. In Wikipedia’s case, not everyone is going to agree on a) the information in the articles or b) how to properly moderate said information. A possible way to solve this would be to have a (competent) moderation staff that examines every article that gets submitted for verification of truth and references. The problem then arises on who gets to be part of the moderation staff because they will ultimately be in control of “truth.” In all honesty, I hope Wikipedia falls, it will encourage people to seek out the information themselves and to look at things at things more carefully than simply accepting what’s on Wikipedia as Law.

  12. Brain-Fork, you nailed it. Wikipedia is as practical as communism.

    PupDon, I did know the thing about the ladies painting with radium. I also know it killed its discoverer, Marie Curie. How rude, right?

    Maia, Wiki may not be the be-all end-all of knowledge, but Google is. This was the first thing listed for a search on “christian wrestling:”

    When in doubt, add a .com to anything and see what you get. It’s my favorite way to surf. Er, search.

    RocketMan, off the top of my head, there’s a Taco Bell on Addison near Clark, on Western near Sacramento, and on Ashland near Ogden. There’s also one right across from the Wal-Mart in Montgomery, Ill, but there’s no reason for anyone to know that. Last night I saw one in Champaign, and another in Kankakee, but now we’re way off the subject. I suppose I could Google it, but I wanted to impress you with my knowledge first.

    There’s also a Pollo Camparo on the far northwest side. That’s new this year. I was at their grand opening and it was HUGE!


  13. I don’t chime in very often, but I have to say … sometimes nothing is funnier and more refreshing than some Amanda Steinstein. No kidding, as fresh as all the FOF voices are, something about Amanda just seems uplifting. Now if only she’d wrestle with me for Jesus.

  14. Curtis says:

    How’s this for a perfect synthesis of the two prominent threads of this discussion: favorite fast Mexican food vendors and wikipedia. Here in San Francisco it’s all about the taquerias and their burritos. My favorites are El Torro, and Pancho Villa. If i actually want a taco though I go to Cancun Taqueria. The obsession about San Francisco burritos is so strong that there is… drumroll please…… a wikipedia entry on the subject:

  15. Hey Marc and Fausto, I was really surprised to hear your reaction to the “Sid’s bare butt” episode in SF. I thought it was totally hot, and wasn’t surprised in the least by Heklina’s diving right in there. Judging by the amount of time that Sid spent sitting on Heklina’s lap later, I don’t think that he minded it all that much either! Maybe you just needed to see it from the audience perspective – Sid has one NICE ass. BTW, even my “straight guy” friend that was with me enjoyed that part of the show. He seemed to just think that it was daring, cool and ballsy on Sid’s part. I thought it was a perfect way to “end” the show! :o)

  16. Just caught up with this show and was interested in the ‘can you have sex with aliens’ and the ‘panspermia hypothesis’ bit. I wondered what you guys thought of the announcement a while ago from ‘The View’ host, Sherri Shepherd, that she doesn’t believe in evolution?

  17. Robbie says:

    “אתם שומעים לפודקאסט שמכין את הרוטב שלו בעצמו, סעודת השוטים”

    That’s “You’re listening to the podcast that makes its own gravy, the Feast of Fools!” written in Hebrew for y’all.

    Sounds like:

    Ah-tem shom-eem La-podcast Sheh-meh-hin et ha-ro-tev sheh-lo beh-atz-mo, seh-oo-dat ha-shu-teem!”

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