Archive for May 1st, 2008



friday robots are my wonderwall

Friday robots are back! After being preempted for Obama Shirt ’08, we find our heroes in the Pacific Northwest. What are they up to? Where will they be next week? Each episode of Friday Robots always seems to raise more questions than it answers.
friday-robots-5-2-8In a completely unrelated note, I’d like to talk about two other Friday features on the web. There is a feature of the AV Club called Friday Buzzkills. It’s a sweet little post almost every Friday. The AV Club finds news that will bring us all down on this otherwise glorious day of the week. Well, I believe NPR has bested the AV Club for Friday Buzzkills. They have a program called StoryCorps, in which old people talk about their lives and the tapes are all sent to the National Archives in D.C. They play pieces of them on Friday mornings. Sounds like a nice, uplifting way to begin your Friday.

WRONG. StoryCorps specializes in the most depressing kind of stories. Death, racism, poverty: you name it, StoryCorps has it covered. Even in supposedly uplifting stories, there is the discernible odor of tragedy lurking just around the corner. Don’t believe me? Listen to today’s little exercise in darkness.

Falling Rock National Blog assures you that it won’t stoop the the saddest common denominator, like the Great Betrayer NPR. Falling Rock strives to bring you the most uplifting, light-hearted news of any blog in its vicinity. Stay back, Mr. Death! Falling Rock is here.