January 09, 2006

Caveman Robot

While most of my Shabot 6000 content focuses on the "Shab", we musn't forget the "Bot" in Shabot. This past Sunday I attended the year's first Brick-a-Brac variety show at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, having been personally invited by the guest host, Caveman Robot!

Jason Robert Bell, creator inside of Caveman Robot

The show started off like any normal variety show hosted by a prehistoric robot. The first act was this guy David "The Steak" D'Ostillio giving a dramatic reading while dressed like a steak. His act involved a lot of hesitant pauses and screaming for no apparent reason. I agreed with Caveman Robot on this one: I didn't get it.

Caveman Robot was by far the highlight of the show, standing nearly 9 feet tall, shoulders scraping against the wall as he struggled to squeeze by us little present-day people. At the end of the show, CR went into auto-shutdown mode and collapsed into a heap of servos and steel on stage. That's when I went to introduce myself to him in person, but my camera battery had died.

I hope Shabot and Caveman Robot can one day be friends. Because I wouldn't want to be his enemy.

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