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(Boston Globe)   CEO of iRobot is getting married, will circle the bride 20 times before finding her at the altar, later will try but fail to pick her up to carry her over the threshold   (boston.com) divider line 49
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2010-08-04 12:58:19 PM
My mom got a Roomba when they were first released, and the remote
has a BIG red button on it that wasn't explained in the manual.

While helping my mom set it up, she said "Hmm.. What does this button
do?"

I screamed "DON'T TOUCH THAT BUTTON!"

She blanched and said "Why?"

"No reason," I replied, "I just always wanted to say that."

(its the emergency shut off switch, which I verified by testing it afterwards)
 
2010-08-04 01:38:35 PM
Photo of the receiving line:

soundbiteblog.com

/man, that movie sucked.
 
2010-08-04 01:38:53 PM
DjangoStonereaver: My mom got a Roomba when they were first released

Were you drunk that day she got out of prison, and was she standing in the rain?

/dear lord can't believe I thought of that...
 
2010-08-04 01:39:02 PM
Hopefully nobody puts shag carpeting down in the church.
 
2010-08-04 01:39:36 PM
DjangoStonereaver: My mom got a Roomba when they were first released, and the remote
has a BIG red button on it that wasn't explained in the manual.

While helping my mom set it up, she said "Hmm.. What does this button
do?"

I screamed "DON'T TOUCH THAT BUTTON!"

She blanched and said "Why?"

"No reason," I replied, "I just always wanted to say that."

(its the emergency shut off switch, which I verified by testing it afterwards)


images.cheezburger.com

/hot, like your sister
 
2010-08-04 01:40:54 PM
angry_scientist Quote 2010-08-04 01:38:53 PM
DjangoStonereaver: My mom got a Roomba when they were first released

Were you drunk that day she got out of prison, and was she standing in the rain?

/dear lord can't believe I thought of that...


Did she get runned over by a damned ol train?
 
2010-08-04 01:42:43 PM
I am not going to just sit here and let you defame Roomba, you bastard.
 
2010-08-04 01:43:58 PM
Hopefully he'll manage the docking manoeuvrings later on.
 
2010-08-04 01:44:50 PM
MIT graduate AND Ms. Mass?
Bastard is lucky guy! I guess she's the very definition of beauty and brains!

media.santabanta.com

/fist of God
 
2010-08-04 01:45:26 PM
Igor Jakovsky: angry_scientist Quote 2010-08-04 01:38:53 PM
DjangoStonereaver: My mom got a Roomba when they were first released

Were you drunk that day she got out of prison, and was she standing in the rain?

/dear lord can't believe I thought of that...

Did she get runned over by a damned ol train?


Annnnd that's why I hang around here
 
2010-08-04 01:47:07 PM
angry_scientist: Igor Jakovsky: angry_scientist Quote 2010-08-04 01:38:53 PM
DjangoStonereaver: My mom got a Roomba when they were first released

Were you drunk that day she got out of prison, and was she standing in the rain?

/dear lord can't believe I thought of that...

Did she get runned over by a damned ol train?

Annnnd that's why I hang around here


As long as they will let you.
 
2010-08-04 01:51:07 PM
JoeCamelToe: angry_scientist: Igor Jakovsky: angry_scientist Quote 2010-08-04 01:38:53 PM
DjangoStonereaver: My mom got a Roomba when they were first released

Were you drunk that day she got out of prison, and was she standing in the rain?

/dear lord can't believe I thought of that...

Did she get runned over by a damned ol train?

Annnnd that's why I hang around here

As long as they will let you.


LET ME!
 
2010-08-04 01:52:06 PM
I read TFA. There is no Spooner...
 
2010-08-04 01:52:57 PM
Were you drunk that day she got out of prison, and was she standing in the rain?

/dear lord can't believe I thought of that...

Did she get runned over by a damned ol train?


/Steve Goodman approves
 
2010-08-04 01:57:07 PM
Ronnie_Zman: As long as they will let you.

LET ME!


In my high class, tasteful neck of the woods, it's FARK ME

/kinda like mine better
 
2010-08-04 02:00:29 PM
Well, take a look at the bridegroom smilin' pleased as pie
Shakin' hands all around with a glassy look in his eye
He got a real good job and his shirt and tie is nice
But I remember a time when she never would have looked at him twice
 
2010-08-04 02:00:50 PM
Shouldn't a company called iRobot make something cooler than a vacuum?
 
2010-08-04 02:00:56 PM
I love my Roomba. Keeps the cat hair/Dander situation under control without my having to vacuum.
 
2010-08-04 02:06:10 PM
will circle the bride 20 times

He's almost triply Jewish?
 
2010-08-04 02:07:44 PM
MooseMuffin: Shouldn't a company called iRobot make something cooler than a vacuum?

Link (new window)
You mean stuff like those?
 
2010-08-04 02:08:42 PM
MooseMuffin: Shouldn't a company called iRobot make something cooler than a vacuum?

They do. (new window)
 
2010-08-04 02:09:40 PM
Dammit Hacker_X.
 
2010-08-04 02:10:08 PM
We got one of those for our office. What a piece of junk. It would get itself stuck in the oddest places. It would go over the same spot 10-15 times while completely ignoring other areas. It would randomly shut itself off at odd times. It eventually broke.
 
2010-08-04 02:12:00 PM
ok if they don't have hyper intelligent attractive children, i'll be dissapointed
 
2010-08-04 02:15:03 PM
MooseMuffin: Shouldn't a company called iRobot make something cooler than a vacuum?

they also make robots for the govt

Ground (new window)

sea (new window)

no air
 
2010-08-04 02:19:24 PM
SuperNinjaToad: MIT graduate AND Ms. Mass?
Bastard is lucky guy! I guess she's the very definition of beauty and brains!



/fist of God


Aye that she is!
 
2010-08-04 02:21:09 PM
Do you know someone who owns a Roomba, and you want to wipe their smug self-satisfaction off their face? Try this...

1) Get a heavy black permanent marker (extra points if you can find the kind that don't dry out if the cap's off)
2) Duct-tape it to the Roomba, felt-tip pointed down, just barely touching the floor.
3) Remove the cap from the marker & set the Roomba free...
 
2010-08-04 02:24:33 PM
farkin roombas... I was an early adopter and even fell for it s 2nd time. They do their job and clean fine, but the amount of Preventative maintenance you have to do and bin dumping and keeping an eye out for being stuck is just far too much. It doesn't actually save you any time, which is the whole point, right?
 
2010-08-04 02:29:12 PM
huntercr: farkin roombas... I was an early adopter and even fell for it s 2nd time. They do their job and clean fine, but the amount of Preventative maintenance you have to do and bin dumping and keeping an eye out for being stuck is just far too much. It doesn't actually save you any time, which is the whole point, right?

I generally skipped the preventative maintenance. My problem is the speed with which the battery becomes useless... even if they did replace it for free the first time. If they can make a better battery, I'd definitely buy a new one.
 
2010-08-04 02:35:12 PM
My wife bought a reconditioned Roomba for $50 and it's great. Its job is to vacuum our big basement/tv room/playroom and it works really, really well. It has to navigate around a couch and an ottoman, but that's pretty much it, so maybe that's why it works for us. Anyways, when company is coming over it takes 5 minutes to run downstairs, kick our kid's toys into the corner and set the roomba going and then run back upstairs. We run it about 3 times a week.
 
2010-08-04 02:57:59 PM
Bondith: will circle the bride 20 times

He's almost triply Jewish?


i21.photobucket.com

Too Jewish.
 
2010-08-04 02:58:03 PM
SuperNinjaToad: MIT graduate AND Ms. Mass?
Bastard is lucky guy! I guess she's the very definition of beauty and brains!


Woman, get in the kitchen and derive me a sandwich!
 
2010-08-04 03:16:11 PM
And just like the CEO in "I, Robot", the CEO of iRobot will be trapped in his office to work while she secretly plans to take over the world.
 
2010-08-04 03:38:01 PM
Costco Roomba for the win. First one was disappoint, second one still going strong. If it dies, it shall rise again from costco as Sir Digby Chicken Caesar III.
 
2010-08-04 03:42:52 PM
I want an iRobot gutter cleaner, but I want to be able to insert it in the downspout and have it climb up to the roof. That, I would like. I would do every house on the block.
 
2010-08-04 03:43:24 PM
I have their Scooba machine which wet mops the floor. Love it.
 
2010-08-04 03:59:44 PM
farm3.static.flickr.com
Do Not Want
 
2010-08-04 04:03:45 PM
congratulations colin
 
2010-08-04 04:06:03 PM
www.technology-blog.com

The "Friendly Yellow" model was fun. It was hip and awesome. It is not without problems, but can work fairly well.

upload.ecvv.com

Then they went with puke green, and the company went downhill from there.

I'm not kidding. The "cult following" segment of their customer base left when they went with puke green. It looks like they're trying to be military, but it's obviously not, it looks more like a kid's fake toy military hardware.
 
2010-08-04 04:32:15 PM
Came for iHawk from Futurama, leaving disappointed.
 
2010-08-04 04:32:32 PM
Oznog: The "Friendly Yellow" model was fun. It was hip and awesome. It is not without problems, but can work fairly well.



Then they went with puke green, and the company went downhill from there.

I'm not kidding. The "cult following" segment of their customer base left when they went with puke green. It looks like they're trying to be military, but it's obviously not, it looks more like a kid's fake toy military hardware.



that's not an irobot product. sorry nice try
 
2010-08-04 04:32:47 PM
DjangoStonereaver: My mom got a Roomba when they were first released, and the remote
has a BIG red button on it that wasn't explained in the manual.

While helping my mom set it up, she said "Hmm.. What does this button
do?"

I screamed "DON'T TOUCH THAT BUTTON!"

She blanched and said "Why?"

"No reason," I replied, "I just always wanted to say that."

(its the emergency shut off switch, which I verified by testing it afterwards)

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Heh... years ago, I had a 1992 Mazda Protege, which had, as its emergency flasher button, a huge red bar in the middle of the dashboard that glowed subtly in the dark. I can't tell you how many times someone got in the car with me, and then promptly reached over and pushed that button to see what it did, while simultaneously saying "Hey, what does this big red button do?" One of them was my brother, who is a big sci- fi fan... After he pushed it, I said "So... I see you never learned the primary lesson from all those movies, did you?" "What do you mean?" he asked. "Because you just reached over and pushed the big red button. Don't you know that you're not supposed to push the big red button?"
 
2010-08-04 04:38:29 PM
MooseMuffin: Shouldn't a company called iRobot make something cooler than a vacuum?

They also make the little pink robot that cleans your noonie. (new window)
 
2010-08-04 05:14:29 PM
Kinda surprised no one else posted this

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2010-08-04 06:28:42 PM
Love my Roomba! It picks up cat hair while I have a cup of coffee and surf the Net for pr0n. The maintenance (cleaning the rollers and emptying the debris) takes all of 60 seconds. And it doesn't scare the shiat out of the cat like the regular vacuum does.
 
2010-08-04 07:01:40 PM
I would have thought marriage a violation of the Three Laws.
 
2010-08-04 08:29:55 PM
radiovox: Kinda surprised no one else posted this

Seems like a breakdown in communication. Some other time it might be funny, but it isn't now.

I wouldn't want to be like you.
 
2010-08-04 09:57:08 PM
homepage.mac.com

/I cried.. like a baby.. a hungry, angry baby
 
2010-08-05 03:38:26 PM
cedarpark: radiovox: Kinda surprised no one else posted this

Seems like a breakdown in communication. Some other time it might be funny, but it isn't now.

I wouldn't want to be like you.


Well played, sir........well played.
 
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