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(io9)   And now, 80 Teddy Ruxpin dolls strapped to a wall, screaming the subconscious of the internet... 'cause why the hell not?   (io9.com) divider line 86
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2012-06-27 07:53:17 AM

SweetSaws: MAYORBOB: Meh. Now this truly screams the unconsciousness of something.

[tosh.comedycentral.com image 600x400]

[Normal----Crazy---Batshiat Crazy----Psychotic--(this girl)--Cut your dick off psychotic]


I was surprised she just collected the condoms of her lovers and not their dicks....

If I had walked into that bedroom, I would slowly back out, and run for my car, praying to God that I made it to the door.
 
2012-06-27 07:54:08 AM
with a british accent -

meh
 
2012-06-27 07:56:46 AM
Finally watched it. Boring as hell. 1 bear at a time reading tweets or something, horrible. At least make all the bears say the same thing at once.
 
2012-06-27 08:03:34 AM

MythDragon: SweetSaws: MAYORBOB: Meh. Now this truly screams the unconsciousness of something.

[tosh.comedycentral.com image 600x400]

[Normal----Crazy---Batshiat Crazy----Psychotic--(this girl)--Cut your dick off psychotic]

I was surprised she just collected the condoms of her lovers and not their dicks....

If I had walked into that bedroom, I would slowly back out, and run for my car, praying to God that I made it to the door.


I bet that room is locked, and she screws the dudes in another, seemingly normal, room. Maybe every girl does this? ;)
 
2012-06-27 08:07:15 AM

untaken_name: bakarocket: Phoenix_M: I have a sibling who was the XXXXXXX director of Worlds of Wonder and was standing next to Don Kingsborough when Teddy was introduced to the world.

/I have a funny video of WOW employees in Japan drunk and being entertained by Japanese executives (wink)

//Thanks to cops killing kids playing laser tag the company died.

///sibling is still a Silicon Valley executive

Every one of those sentences was just a completely random thought that is unconnected to the sentence before it, right? Or am I going crazy?

I don't know that those are mutually exclusive, but no, everything in the post you quoted is connected - loosely. It's okay, I'll translate, since I speak fluent stoner. The poster was relating that his/her sibling used to work for the company which made Teddy Ruxpin, and that said sibling provided a funny video of employees of that company being entertained in an apparently salacious manner by Japanese executives. Then there is some sad rumination about the event which led to the demise of that company, which involved laser tag and police and killing, somehow (even I'm not very clear on that part). Then there is the detail that the sibling still works in the industry, though necessarily at a different company.

/doing my part
//you're welcome.


You're awesome. Thanks very much. I seriously thought I was losing it there.
 
2012-06-27 08:08:16 AM
wanted to hear them all at once....
 
2012-06-27 08:11:44 AM
Where was the 80 voice incoherent scream?

lame.
 
2012-06-27 08:15:02 AM
"It's a celebration of communication, and some other interpretations I came up with to make it seem like it's more than just a bunch of talking dolls on a wall. I'm an artist."
 
2012-06-27 08:24:28 AM

bakarocket: You're awesome. Thanks very much. I seriously thought I was losing it there.


You're quite welcome! Any time.
 
2012-06-27 08:25:12 AM

untaken_name: Ishkur: Was expecting them to all talk at once. Continuously. Forever.

Me too. Is it bad that I was actively disappointed that this wasn't the case?


No. It isn't.
 
2012-06-27 08:47:05 AM

Ishkur: Was expecting them to all talk at once. Continuously. Forever.


Really, I was expecting it to sound like the Borg collective in Star Trek or something.
 
2012-06-27 08:50:36 AM

Nana's Vibrator:
This is good and had a budget but all we see are teddy bears talking with synthesized voices to song lyrics.


It's not just random song lyrics.
 
2012-06-27 08:56:57 AM

SweetSaws: MythDragon: SweetSaws: MAYORBOB: Meh. Now this truly screams the unconsciousness of something.

[tosh.comedycentral.com image 600x400]

[Normal----Crazy---Batshiat Crazy----Psychotic--(this girl)--Cut your dick off psychotic]

I was surprised she just collected the condoms of her lovers and not their dicks....

If I had walked into that bedroom, I would slowly back out, and run for my car, praying to God that I made it to the door.

I bet that room is locked, and she screws the dudes in another, seemingly normal, room. Maybe every girl does this? ;)


z.about.com

some customers may get their dicks ripped off...
 
2012-06-27 09:21:30 AM
I had higher hopes for this video
 
2012-06-27 09:34:35 AM
Complete fail, they could have used 1 doll. Came expecting 80 TR speaking at the same time, got 1 doll droning on like a whiney biatch.
 
2012-06-27 09:38:18 AM
Get them to talk at once and drool blood then we'll talk about "nightmare fuel."
 
2012-06-27 09:43:25 AM
Creepy.
 
2012-06-27 10:02:37 AM
And now, 80 Teddy Ruxpin dolls strapped to a wall, screaming the subconscious of the internet... 'cause why the hell not?

Uh, about that word...
 
2012-06-27 10:11:40 AM

IExpectAKill: Get them to talk at once and drool blood then we'll talk about "nightmare fuel."


speaking of that particular kind of fuel..
 
2012-06-27 10:12:44 AM
And if one of those Ruxpins would happen to fall,
79 Teddy Ruxpins strapped to the wall
 
2012-06-27 10:16:40 AM

SweetSaws: MythDragon: SweetSaws: MAYORBOB: Meh. Now this truly screams the unconsciousness of something.

[tosh.comedycentral.com image 600x400]

[Normal----Crazy---Batshiat Crazy----Psychotic--(this girl)--Cut your dick off psychotic]

I was surprised she just collected the condoms of her lovers and not their dicks....

If I had walked into that bedroom, I would slowly back out, and run for my car, praying to God that I made it to the door.

I bet that room is locked, and she screws the dudes in another, seemingly normal, room. Maybe every girl does this? ;)


Thanks. Now I won't be able to sleep tonight
*shudder*
 
2012-06-27 10:18:51 AM

Bermuda59: And if one of those Ruxpins would happen to fall,
79 Teddy Ruxpins strapped to the wall


that's not funnie. speaking of which what is an olive cheese sandwich??
something totally gross yet disgusting.
 
2012-06-27 10:22:57 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It took most kids very little time at all to realize Teddy would play ANY cassette, not just the inane story tapes provided.

Before long Teddy Ruxpin was merrily regaling us with Slayer's "Reign in Blood," his mechanical lips straining to catch up to the beat, a growing awareness dawning in his dead eyes.


You, sir, have provided me with the only reason to want a Teddy Ruxpin bear.
 
2012-06-27 10:45:37 AM

Mithiwithi: GreenAdder: Is it just me, or are these TED talks getting weird?

I wish I could vote this Funny twice.


I rarely vote, so I did on your behalf. Cause that was the funny right there!
 
2012-06-27 11:31:33 AM

GreenAdder: Is it just me, or are these TED talks getting weird?


Came to make brilliant TED talk reference.

Defeated before opening stance.

Respectful bow.

Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-06-27 11:53:47 AM
My friends Teddy Ruxpin met an unfortunate end that I think was a much better and quicker work of art. It involved several neighborhood kids hiking into the back 40, a sizable quantity of homemade explosives, 1lb propane tank and a large dry creek bed. You wouldn't want to do such a thing these days as you get a visit from the ATF, put in jail, end up on a watch list till the day you die. Rather than the talking to from the town cop telling you to knock it off.

/shrapnel isn't your friend.
 
2012-06-27 12:26:53 PM
Does anyone else have a HUGE BONER right now?
Neither do I, just thought I would ask
 
2012-06-27 01:18:02 PM
Count me in among those expecting a babbling cacophony of random comment postings at full volume. I'm disappointed.
 
2012-06-27 01:54:04 PM
If you send a text to the ruxpins you can make them say what you want.

"Secondly I am able to add additional interactivity to those viewing the installation by providing a dedicated phone number [(559)TXT .2.T,E.D.] with which the viewer may send anonymous text and voice messages to the piece. These viewer contributions generally take about one and a half to two minutes to be incorporated into the output. Voice messages to this numbers mailbox, if enunciated clearly, are automatically transcribed as text and rendered in one of the synthetic voices as to protect the identity of the sender."

Challenge accepted?
 
2012-06-27 03:18:14 PM

SweetSaws: MythDragon: SweetSaws: MAYORBOB: Meh. Now this truly screams the unconsciousness of something.

[tosh.comedycentral.com image 600x400]

[Normal----Crazy---Batshiat Crazy----Psychotic--(this girl)--Cut your dick off psychotic]

I was surprised she just collected the condoms of her lovers and not their dicks....

If I had walked into that bedroom, I would slowly back out, and run for my car, praying to God that I made it to the door.

I bet that room is locked, and she screws the dudes in another, seemingly normal, room. Maybe every girl does this? ;)


Yet another reason to not use condoms!

Amirightguys?
 
2012-06-27 07:30:25 PM

Durendal: Not nearly enough ranting, raging, frothing, and screams of "THE JEWS DID 9/11" along with a peppering of racial slurs.


THIS
 
2012-06-27 08:03:44 PM
Mr. Coffee Nerves: It took most kids very little time at all to realize Teddy would play ANY cassette, not just the inane story tapes provided.

Before long Teddy Ruxpin was merrily regaling us with Slayer's "Reign in Blood," his mechanical lips straining to catch up to the beat, a growing awareness dawning in his dead eyes.


I think the first music cassette I heard Teddy sing was Iron Maiden's Number of the Beast
 
2012-06-27 08:15:10 PM

Squawky: If you send a text to the ruxpins you can make them say what you want.

"Secondly I am able to add additional interactivity to those viewing the installation by providing a dedicated phone number [(559)TXT .2.T,E.D.] with which the viewer may send anonymous text and voice messages to the piece. These viewer contributions generally take about one and a half to two minutes to be incorporated into the output. Voice messages to this numbers mailbox, if enunciated clearly, are automatically transcribed as text and rendered in one of the synthetic voices as to protect the identity of the sender."

Challenge accepted?


The setup appears to respond to the keyword "feel" in a message, so:

"I feel like getting off this wall and chewing on your brains"
 
2012-06-27 10:05:22 PM
all my friends had one. but all i had was a blasted speak n spell.

i sometimes took wires and button cell batteries and put them in the circuit in strange ways and got it to say weird things. like spell GWICKO
the correct spelling of GWICKO is alsdkfjakfjeh
 
2012-06-27 10:44:46 PM
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When is a bear not a bear? Sun and sand with friends can be fun. Take a good look: see the Ordinary in an Extraordinary Way. End of line.
 
2012-06-28 08:28:53 AM
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