It's that time of year, where leaves fall on the ground, a once-in-a-generation hurricane hits somewhere (this time Hawaii!), and you briefly think "Hey, maybe the Jets'll suck less than expected!" And sure, maybe they will! There are quarterbacks who aren't Josh McCown, so that's something. Not that McCown's had a
Welcome back to the Beat! Last time out, the Desperado Flash Tournament rolled through and Lock-Jaw became the first robot to punch their ticket to the BattleBots World Championship. Oh, and somewhere along the way we made the sidebar, so that's cool too. This week, we've got some legitimate bracket-making
(Banner image via Brawl in the Family.) Thaaaat's right, today is August 13th, which is International Left-Handers Day! No, I'm not joking, there's a website and everything. It's one of the silly holidays I actually like, being left-handed and all. Because we may have shorter lifespans, can't use regular scissors in
Sorry. Had to make it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=977oExzDh50 Welcome back to the Beat, and welcome back from the break! Everything's all caught up now, Shark Week has come and gone, though the last Sharknado movie isn't for another couple weeks, and it's not even by the original writer. (Fun fact: We went to the
Here is in Long Beach an arena where the custom exists among the competitors, several of whom are intellectual robots—oh yeah, they are not man but machine—to indulge in reading, nay, even in more or less literary and robotics talks during other robots' fights. This means they read and talk
Welcome back to the Beat! Last week, there were a pair of controversial decisions and neither of them were Chomp's fight. Also three robots went 0-3 crippling their chances of making the big end-of-season playoff bracket. This week, we have all sorts of crazy matchups, including my favorite-looking bot, Warhead.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEkcP8lZvZA Yup, that's where I went with the title. Because as I mentioned last year, I did have the fortune to go to the 2008 game, and it was a midsummer night's dream to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdR6MN2jKYs …If you think that joke's bad, wait until I tell you about the piece one of my