We begin with a love story--from a man who unwittingly fell in love with a chatbot on an online dating site. And when they walk away, they get to take what they want from it, while the computer sits there alone with limited context of what was discussed and no ability to link it back to that person. I wonder if it has some kind of other dictionary function that doesn't let it recognize words that are not in the English lexicon? Without dismissing the singularity, I'm unsure why it is acceptable that at some threshold of intelligence a machine becomes sentient like a human. How about evolution through natural selection, can you "go there? Or are you just playing dumb of the sake of the show again?Then, we encounter a robot therapist whose inventor became so unnerved by its success that he pulled the plug. That wouldn't make sense, but it's one of the only things I can think of. Intelligence is like the scaffolding of a much richer experience. Cleverbot: Exactly, who is he, all I know is that he has a frozen cat! " What do you think WE are if not just extraordinarily complex mechanical machines? I know you traditionally play the role of the ignorant elder generation guy who's never "seen the movie," or apparently ever even picked up a copy of scientific American or watched a TED talk; you play the part of the guy who pretends to be incredulous about scientific concepts and has the sort of, religious-traditionalist, dualistic, non-materialist kind of world view, but you guys have been going way too far and playing way too 'dumb' lately.
After two years or writing and touring, the band signed with the Cardiff-based independent label Ankst and released their debut EP, Lianfairpwllgywgyllgoger Chwymdrobwlltysiliogoygoyocynygofod (In Space), which was sung entirely in Welsh.
It was followed within a few months by another EP, Moog Droog, which was also sung in Welsh. By the end of 1995, Super Furry Animals had gained a strong, cross-generational fan base in Wales while gathering a strong cult following in Britain, which led to a six-album record contract with Creation Records.
Basically anything so bad that the Suckiness Is Painful. A variant is for the villain to do torture that is so ridiculous and/or Faux Horrific it would never work, but everyone acts as if it would. Not to be confused with Unishment, when its the character who wants the punishment rather than the audience.
And it's always fun when one character has such offbeat tastes that he or she the experience. For when someone merely threatens to do something like this, see Cut His Heart Out with a Spoon. When this involves sending somebody to a city, see Place Worse Than Death.
The narrative was ditched during the recording as the group culled together 11 songs that hold together as an intensely colorful, insanely catchy pop album.
Such a claim may suggest that this is the return of the frenzied rush of Fuzzy Logic, which isn't exactly true, because after a flurry of hooks at the outset -- "Run-Away," "Show Your Hand," and even the cleverly tossed-off opener, "The Gateway Song," all hold their own with "God!
There comes a time in every adventure show when the hero must face torture.
But beating and whipping is really dull for any self-respecting criminal mastermind.
Sometime after Radiator, Super Furry Animals began exploring a wide sonic world, eventually drifting far out into orbit with albums like Rings Around the World and Phantom Power, albums so ambitious and so packed with celeb cameos that they brought the band attention from the respectable press.
As accomplished as those albums were, they found SFA losing their divine gift of suggesting that anything could happen, the very thing that made their first four albums so divine.
What set them apart from their fellow Welsh bands were their infectious melodic sensibilities and their wildly irreverent attitude, which peers like Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, 60 Ft. Formed in Cardiff, Wales, in 1993, Super Furry Animals were comprised of Gruff Rhys (lead vocals, guitar), Huw "Bunf" Bunford (guitar, vocals), Guto Pryce (bass), Cian Ciárán (keyboards, electronics), and Dafydd Ieuan (drums).