JackAss of an Invention

Did you see the way that guy kicked the thing? It's total not-quite-animal abuse.

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May 30, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Yikes! I Watched Five Times And Still Can't Tell What It Is!!!

Each time I watched the video, I came up with a different assinine interpretation.

A centipede that just lost 96 of its legs, but hasn't realized it yet?

The inventors' mothers watched too much "Beenie & Cecil" while gestating and inhaling ReddiWip?

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel: Hidden Dragon Tugging Couch?

Four recently-severed wild mustang penises trying to hump the same sawhorse?

Simon's new reality tv show: "Dancing With the Bars"?

The typical outcome of following the instructions of one of those Saunder's furniture kits (e.g., rocking chair)--two left sides and no right side with foreign instructions and diagrams that don't match, miscellaneous missing parts and well....you know the rest

Any other ideas out there?????

May 30, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

If "Beenie & Cecil"

then Cecil B Demented!

May 31, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

It is a loco escapee from

It is a loco escapee from Eureka! Ranch. It doesn't know if it is coming or going, but does demonstrate what happens when Doug tried to reproduce with Marlon Brando. Eventually, the product will find its way back to the Island of Dr. Moreau (?), but for now it can only do the tango.

May 31, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

I Thinka

The Princess got Leahed by R2D2 and had startled boys.

May 31, 2006
by Tecknomage (not verified)

Stability Test

You kick it to demonstrate that it can "take a licking and keep on ticking."
It can keep its feet even after the kick.

Jun 2, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)

Okay, but what would happen if:

-it lost a leg?
-it got kicked from underneath and became belly up?
-it got attacked on all sides by four Ninjas?
-the side impact was more forceful and it landed on its side?
-one leg got stuck in an animal trap?

Oct 23, 2008
by Anonymous

I've already saw it

I've already watched this video (and a few more). It's quite good machiene. It can walk on the ice, even if you kick it it will not fall (it walks perfectly), but it lacks one very important thing - silence. It produces too much noice. But I think it will even be able to walk using three legs. It is for sure a robot of the future (hope that thing would not be used in wars).