Breaking Cat News by Georgia Dunn for May 27, 2021

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    deadheadzan Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Must be very careful of sentient robots…..!

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    Le'letha Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Gasp! If it becomes sentient, set up an elaborate systems of switches and buttons so it can talk to you! Don’t kill it. Unless it becomes evil, but all it’ll really be able to do is run over your feet, so…just don’t let it sing “Daisy, Daisy.”

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    kangtourcat  over 1 year ago

    Now I am on the couch with Kang and Shadow… later!

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    McColl34 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    If you don’t take the batteries out the instant you realize it’s sentient (or worse yet, sapient), Arnold will show up on your doorstep, asking for, “Sarah . . . I mean, Georgia Dunn?”

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    Brian  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    What if it whimpers when you try to take the batteries out?

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    face.less_b  over 1 year ago

    So is the Ro Voom the model 5-27 of Georgia Dunn vacuums?

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    Lady Bri  over 1 year ago

    LOL Oh! So you really think the robot’ll let you near enough to take the batteries out? They can generate advanced shields and strike out with electricity if they sense you’re attempting to take them off-line! Mark my words! ;p

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    dvandom  over 1 year ago

    Ensign Stabby!

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    MrsXandamere  over 1 year ago

    I cannot adequately convey how excited I am to see whatever comes next. Chaos? Joy? Robot uprising??

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    MrsXandamere  over 1 year ago

    Also I would pay so much money for a roomba with a little screen that made little faces when it bumped into stuff, and smiles with happy beeps when you pet it.

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    Sionyx  over 1 year ago

    Aww, you’ve got your very own DRD!

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    WelshRat Premium Member over 1 year ago

    The Batteries are included now?? They never used to be when saving the apartment blocks.

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    alien cat ghost  over 1 year ago

    I don’t know why cat’s aren’t scarred of the robo vacum.

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    Robin Harwood  over 1 year ago

    I note that there is no clear picture of the alleged “Mailman”.

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    Sue Ellen  over 1 year ago

    Pucky needs to make a poster of Azimov’s three laws of robotics and post it in a prominent place in the broom closet.

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    roelof2000  over 1 year ago

    Dirt Vader.

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    Esmeralda Anistasia  over 1 year ago

    This arc keeps making me think about Curtailed’s comic about one of the downsides to roombas:

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    Daeder  over 1 year ago

    I want to get a robotic vacuum, but I can’t decide between the “Dalek Dust Exterminator” and the “Cyber-Manservant 5000”.

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    Sue Ellen  over 1 year ago

    Robert Heinlein envisioned a more sophisticated robot vacuum in his 1956 book, The Door Into Summer.

    “What Hired Girl would do (the first model, not the semi-intelligent robot I developed it into) was to clean floors . . . any floor, all day long and without supervision. And there never was a floor that didn’t need cleaning. It swept, or mopped, or vacuum-cleaned, or polished, consulting tapes in its idiot memory to decide which. Anything larger than a BB shot it picked up and placed in a tray on its upper surface, for someone brighter to decide whether to keep or throw away. It went quietly looking for dirt all day long, in search curves that could miss nothing, passing over clean floors in its endless search for dirty floors. It would get out of a room with people in it, like a well-trained maid, unless its mistress caught up with it and flipped a switch to tell the poor thing it was welcome. Around dinnertime it would go to its stall and soak up a quick charge-this was before we installed the everlasting power pack. There was not too much difference between Hired Girl, Mark One, and a vacuum cleaner. But the difference-that it would clean without supervision-was enough; it sold.”

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    cat19632001  over 1 year ago

    In the famous words of somebody – “What could possibly go wrong?”

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    MRBLUESKY529  over 1 year ago

    If it becomes sentient, it won’t LET you take the batteries out.

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I read just yesterday where somebody’s robot vacuum picked up a dog poop and dragged it all over the house. Beware.

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    Ravioli's Gale Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Are we going to see one of the cats in a shark costume taking a ride on the new vacuum in a future strip?

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    GaryCooper  over 1 year ago

    Shades of HAL.

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    Gent  over 1 year ago

    Sentient, eh? See, folks? I had warned you. Woe is we.

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    Santana  over 1 year ago

    It’s so easy to clean a room

    It’s so easy with their new Ro Voom

    Sent by a fan of sci-fi tools

    Can we just say, the Nana rules

    It seems so easy

    Just needs a beanie

    It sucks so deeply

    Where dirt’s concerned, buh-bye’s the word

    It’s so easy to clean the house

    ’Til Ro is swiped by a Robber Mouse

    (Buddy Holly / Norman Petty – It’s So Easy To Fall In Love)

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    Kitty Katz  over 1 year ago

    Meanwhile, Back on the Nile

    At the Afar Public Library Koffee Shop, flying broom server enters. Elvin-Anum Poofs.

    Beatrixia: Broom-Sweepa!* Long time no see!

    Broom-Sweepa: Yeah, I’m working part time here at the library and koffee shop. Sorry to scare you, Elvis-Anum.

    Elvis-Anum: I wasn’t scared. You just startled me flying in like that.

    Puckmosis: Anyway, how’s the family?

    Broom-Sweepa: Just fine. My little guy Whisk is at Brush Camp this week.

    Beatrixia: Really? He’s getting so big.

    Broom-Sweepa: Tell me about it. Now what can I do you for?

    They place their orders.

    Puckmosis: (Whispers) Uh, can I have a word, Broom-Sweepa?

    Broom-Sweepa: Is it about Lupinium’s order?

    Puckmosis: Yeah.

    Broom-Sweepa: You got it.

    *Baba-Stet’s magical broom, introduced in the August 16, 2020 comments.

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    Nuliajuk  over 1 year ago

    I’d love to have a robot vacuum cleaner, but living on three levels means it would probably kill itself on the stairs.

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    poulinskaya  over 1 year ago

    I think my cats might like a sentient Roomba…

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    rs0204 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Just remember…I warned you!

    Behold! The twilight of mankind…

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    omegasupreme  over 1 year ago

    This is not gonna end well Elvis is gonna freak! On the plus side free rides around the house for Lumpkin….

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    gmu328  over 1 year ago

    love the sentient part … chuckle

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    Michael G.  over 1 year ago

    You’ll be sooooory!

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    Querao (you can also call me quinn)  over 1 year ago

    “Obey the walrus” type or a “I Feel Fantastic” type?

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    Grace Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “Batteries not included” (anyone remember that movie? :) )

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    gadenbaby (aka LadyKat)  over 1 year ago

    I shall endeavour to keep an open mind on the subject of robot vacuums.

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    christineracine77  over 1 year ago

    A Georgia Dunn Brand Ro-Voom! I hear those are the best around.

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    SHEEP on gocomics!   over 1 year ago

    update on sushi: yay! he is better!!! just had a little problems yesterday, my dad thinks it might have been cause the heat, (boy it was hot yesterday) and at his old age he forgot or doesn’t drink enough water. but today he is better!!! hooray!

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    scyphi26  over 1 year ago

    You know, she’s got a seriously cool mom. :D

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    FrannieL Premium Member over 1 year ago

    …or if it runs into the refrigerator, like Robbie did this morning, cut off his imbibing time.

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    wintercollie  over 1 year ago

    all righty – which cat gets the vac and which one gets the BOX?

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    T_Lexi  over 1 year ago

    The Nana strikes me a lot like Mary Poppins.

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    Portmanteau  over 1 year ago

    Looks like Nana is perhaps a fan of the old Amazing Stories magazine (or maybe has watched the Customer Service episode of Love Death and Robots on Netflix. Not really recommending this Netflix Show (I think the target audience is 13yo gamer boys with occasional themes thrown in for everyone else) -but it does remind me of the hundreds of short Sci Fi/Fantasy stories I have read over the decades.)

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    ekw555  over 1 year ago

    hopefully the Cylons are not controlling it.

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    poco Premium Member over 1 year ago

    well thanks a lot. Now I can’t get that tune out of my head!

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    Zoomer&Yeti  over 1 year ago

    Backwards, the vacuum is a MOOV-OR!

    Which is what it will be with Lupin riding it. :-)

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    willie_mctell  over 1 year ago

    In the middle ‘50s when my brother and sister were pre-school age my folks got them a battery powered ladybug about the size of a robovac. It rolled around the room and when it bumped into things it changed direction. It was mildly amusing for 10 minutes or so although I was 9 at the time so I probably wasn’t the target demographic. Once I figured out that the antennae worked a switch I was done.

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    Eric S   over 1 year ago

    I’m worried for my cat.. she had a bloody stool and I raced her to the vet.. she may have colitis? Been feeding her special diet for a few days but I’ve yet to see another stool since Tuesday.. :(

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    asrialfeeple  over 1 year ago

    Danger, Will Robinson! Danger!

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    nycatlady  over 1 year ago

    I have a roomba. Unfortunately, it got stuck under the couch and i had to fish it out with a broom.

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    Now let’s see it in action!

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    Le'letha Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Book recommendation! Penny: A Graphic Memoir by Karl Stevens, a year in the life of an introspective house cat in graphic novel format. Excellent. The artwork is fantastic. I think everyone here would enjoy it immensely.

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    NWdryad  over 1 year ago

    Mom’s obviously been watching Love, Death & Robots.

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    ChrisTrey  over 1 year ago

    I thought it was “mail person”? According to the mail guy saving Bea that one time? He was almost as cute as “the man” and my own local mail man.

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    Cleementine  over 1 year ago

    My prediction is: Elvis will FREAK, Lupin will RIDE IT wearing a cowboy hat (white, of course!), and Puck will nervously try to make friends with it. Not sure what Goldie will do yet. Figure out how the batteries come out if the thing becomes sentient, probably! :)

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    Taracinablue  over 1 year ago

    Aren’t you supposed to remain calm and shout paradoxes? “This statement is false!”

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