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Party like a punk star

bastille day2 In past years, the arrival of Bastille Day has taken me back to my one brief visit to Paris during an unscheduled airport layover.

Not any more.

Now my mind’s eye is full of images of Craig Ferguson, Geoff the Robot and Secretariat when they took the Late Late Show to the City of Love last year. Cavorting beneath the Arc de Triomphe. Interviewing celebrity pals around a teetering desk on the Eiffel Tower green.  Performing amid a bevy of dancing girls on the legendary Moulin Rouge stage.

craig moulin rougeYep, if anyone knows how to celebrate La Fête Nationale…

It’s Craigy Ferg.

Robo Cop

Dear New York magazine:

In your October 24th issue you ask, “Who is the toughest robot in the nerd universe?

A nerd myself, I surveyed with great interest your detailed chart on display,  featuring metal men ranging from C-3PO to Wall-E to Iron Giant to Tik-Tok.

With the help of researchers from the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, you crowned as ultimate nerd robot…

Optimus Prime, of Transformers fame

I’m not a fan of the movie, but the robot is pretty bad-ass…so I’m not disputing his right to the title.

My beef?

The world’s coolest robot skeleton being left out of the mix.

Geoff Peterson of the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Sure, he’s scrawny, only has one working arm and no lower extremities.  But his ballsy personality alone would have Optimus Prime eating out of the palm of his hand.

The one that works.

So, keep asking the tough questions, New York mag.  Just don’t make them multiple-choice until you know your nerds better.

Careful, Icarus.