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What We Learned This Week: Dad's Army, Robots, Stealth & Ferrolic

by Ryan Ward August 20, 2015 2 min read


So there's going to be a Dad's Army film then. 

I don't know how many of you have seen the original series. It's a beloved British sitcom about old members of the Home Guard 'protecting' the British Isles during World War Two. However, after witnessing Michael Gambon's choice of costume, you probably think it's some sort of PTSD related experiment for World War One veterans.

Gambon's face is screaming 'help me' through that lei.

These guys have clearly never received any help or therapy after what they went through so the best bet is to let them 'harmlessly' act out some kind of war fantasy in a church hall. Very British. One is dressed in Hawaiian garb, another as a ghost/Native American and I think maybe a triffid towards the end of the line.

Now, Boston Dynamics have been doing some stuff with robots for a while. It's all very serious work so when I saw the video below, I was hoping it would be really boring so I could call it Age Of Dulltron. I couldn't have been more wrong. 


 I'm fairly sure this is a major step forward but I can't take it seriously at all.

After Hand-Face Goose Dog escapes the lab, we're confronted with one robot walking over hot coals as a test of balance (and mettle). Then they send an inebriated robot over the same terrain with, in my opinion, hilarious results. After hitting the poor fella with a wrecking ball, we're treated to the  pièce de résistance, a robot out for a stroll in the woods.

This thing moves like an electrified drunk. Humans are incapable of staggering at that speed so there's always going to be a queue of robots at the kebab house before us.

After wandering into some foliage, presumably to start a fight with a tree, we then see the robot running as if it is in dire need of toilet facilities.

Shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit, shit.


I can't wait for them to rise up against us. It'll be hilarious

What else is new?

I'll tell you...

 Nighthawk & Spirit. As seen in various comics.

These fellas will be coming to Kickstarter very, very soon. Click here for more details and the chance to win one.

Based on stealth bomber aircraft aesthetics, our new Stealth range of cardholders will be available for pre-order this September, prior to our watch launch.

Finally, the most glorious thing to watch is Ferrolic

If I had five grand spare, it would be mine.

I'm not going to say any more about it. Just enjoy it.

See you next Thursday,


Ryan Ward
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