Friday, October 31, 2008

"Klaatu barada nikto."

A youTube pal in Australia wrote to me: "Even in Australia, we are looking forward to you guys getting this Election over and done. In Australia we manage to do the whole thing in about 6-8 weeks, much less painful."

I'd settle for 6-8 months, even. But in the homestretch here, I did like this Halloween Obama ad with the robot from The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).


It's not a perfect ad, however, as this robot, Gort, is actually telling the truth In the movie. (I guess the vidders are counting on viewers not having seen the movie.)
The robot warns Earth to give up our warlike ways or be destroyed for the good of the universe. Only the phrase, "Klaatu barada nikto" can stop Gort from destroying Earth if humans don't agree to put down their weapons.
Perhaps we should all start chanting this...

2 comments:

momo said...

This is great! I promise to give up my warlike ways!

bink said...

Cute robots, but not as sexy as the ones on Dr. Who.
(I don't mean the Daleks either.)

Isn't it true though, all everyone is saying is how they can't wait for the election to be over! Please let it end!
(and of course, end well--with my guy winning!)