Hi everybody. I just came across a really interesting skeptical website named Waffles at Noon. There, I found an interesting piece on a step-by-step debunking of a photo that has long circulated on the internet …
No, I won’t take it back! In fact, I am so sure that Shiri is an ass, that I am writing this article!
Who is Shiri you say? And why am I so mad? Mad to the point of name calling? I could give you lots of reasons for my outburst, but the fact of the matter is my headline merely states a fact. Shiri is quite literally an ass.
Now that I’ve used the word literal, I’m sure you have visions of Mules or Donkeys coming to mind, but you’d be wrong. Remember, I said “literally”.
OK, enough sappy jammer misdirection. Lets get to the butt of my joke, the tail end of this misguided journey, the story behind this rear window look into a taboo subject. I realize my commentary can get ponderosa, but my endeavor is to get the maximus out of this story. OK, that one was a stretch, but you have to remember, this shtick isn’t easy! I’d like to see you come up with…Hey! Sit down buddy! I was being rhetoricalisticated…
Alright already! Sheesh! Here’s your precious SHIRI (Japanese for “buttocks”) story…ingrates!
Meet SHIRI, the Butt Robot
The concept of robots is definitely not new to us. Robots have been a part of our world now for several years. And they are made to somehow make our lives easier.
Sice time immemorial, when people think about robots, they think of one common feature: they have no emotions. Yes, there may be some that can recognize voices, observe people, and act according to spoken commands, but a robot that feels pain or feelings, such as happiness, has not yet been developed.
A rather unusual robot prototype has recently been invented, however. The creative minds at the University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo has made a butt prototype robot, appropriately named Shiri (which is Japanese for “buttocks”).
Unlike other robots, SHIRI is expected to function like a human does in many respects. It is equipped with mechanisms that are similar to muscles and will act differently according to the sensations it “feels,” including whether it feels happy or hurt.
Like people, SHIRI will also tense up, contracting its “muscles” whenever it is in pain. Likewise, its muscles will relax when it senses a soothing feeling.
The continuous flourishing of technology has made for a lot more opportunities for humans to come up with such inventions. In a few years time, I wouldn’t be surprised if cyborgs were already walking on the streets among us.
So far this story is about as funny as a diuretic. Speaking of which, did you ever find an extra large X-Lax bar under the edge of your parents bed and scarf it all down thinking it was just a big chocolate surprise? No? *cough* me either! Oh, and when I say big chocolate surprise, I ain’t referring to the eating part. However, as I said, that never happened to me. By the way, does anyone know where the bathroom is?
Getting back to SHIRI, as you can plainly see, I was right all along and you though I was just being cruel to someone. Shame, shame, everyone knows your….uhh, something? By the by, SHIRI didn’t just happen, the above video has been out for quite some time, butt I was under the assumption that it wouldn’t be well received. In fact I’ve been glossing over it since last year. So, those of you who’ve already seen this…dummy up!
Now, switching gears, lets talk about Henry, who is also an ass. You see? I can plug just about anyone into this and uh, I mean, umm….wait, I guess it doesn’t work out the same way. OK, well, moving on…..
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Quoted content comes to us from Genevieve over at Weird Asia News. We’d like to thank her for getting to the bottom of this story. What?! Did you really think I was going to let this go without one more of my hilarious zingers?
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