Robo-mower!

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[From Look magazine for August 19, 1958. An ad from "America's Independent Electric Light and Power Companies."]

"Go, Robo-mower, and bring me the shapely form of my next-door neighbor's sunbathing wife!"
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 21, 2009
     Category: Business | Advertising | Utilities | Landscaping | 1950s | Yesterday’s Tomorrows





Comments
now if they just had a machine that lit the grill and flipped the bergers by remote he'd have it made!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/21/09 at 03:38 PM
I've got a robo-mower. I call her my wife.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/21/09 at 04:02 PM
Have you ever tried to get Windows to do something it should, and it keeps rejecting the most basic instructions and threatening to shut down? Give that computer a lawnmower blade. Does that still seem like a good idea?
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 04/21/09 at 04:22 PM
@kingmonkey

It would run off a Mac!!
Posted by vegas_girl in Vegas Baby!! on 04/21/09 at 04:45 PM
you know why this was never successful? because the condition of a man's yard is directly related to his penis size. and of course he can't let anyone else do the yardwork, that would be like hiring out his wife to all his buddies.
Posted by Nethie on 04/21/09 at 04:53 PM
so that's the long and short of it then nethie? :cheese:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/21/09 at 05:08 PM
yes but there is no rapidly rotating blade on sprinklers or roomba if they malfunction!OUCH!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/21/09 at 09:44 PM
Not the same thing outeast. If you look closely you will see that this robo-mower cuts, edges and trim the hedges all at the same time (and all through voice commands apparently).
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/22/09 at 07:12 AM
Yeah, if the modern ones don't come with that sweet "1950s High School P.A. system" mic, I just assume they're inferior.
Posted by Jmonkeh on 04/22/09 at 08:48 AM
I think the next illustration in the series is that mower veering right towards dude in the lawn chair then proceeding to mow and clip away at him while he shouts expletives into his ham radio mic for all the enthusiasts to hear.
Posted by Pablo on 04/22/09 at 11:25 AM
You guys should probably check out http://davidszondy.com/future/futurepast.htm for more of this sort of thing. It's disappointing to see how we were supposed to have been living by now, compared to how we actually are.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 04/22/09 at 11:26 AM
df i make it my policy to never stick any appendage in a vacuum of any kind. 😊

pablo the next panel shows his wife in the house with a mic and an evil smile. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/22/09 at 03:39 PM
ohhhh your the evil one.

p.s. i don't believe in emoticons.
Posted by Pablo on 04/27/09 at 04:22 AM
yep that's me pablo. why don't you believe in them?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/27/09 at 07:07 AM
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