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Has anyone seen "I, Robot"? 
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Post Re: Has anyone seen "I, Robot"?
Google it; it was Will Smith.


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Post Re: Has anyone seen "I, Robot"?
Will Smith was in "I, Robot."

Eddie Murphy, not Richard Pryor, was the extra-added-comedic-relief shoehorned into the ruined production of "Best Defense."

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JamesGifford wrote:
Sorry, didn't mean to be cryptic. "Best Defense," based on the excellent, somewhat obscure novel Easy and Hard Ways Out by Robert Grossbach.

The novel is a look at a really twisted Dilbert-like culture fifteen years before "high tech" existed. MASH set among the aerospace industry of the 1960s. Warped my brain with it quite young, reread it at least once a year. Oh, the black, black humor...


I just got this book from the library and I have to say your description is understated. This book reads like Catch-22--which I adore--and it is just as good. It's a travesty that the author did not receive the same recognition. I'm only a little way in so far but it is pure thigh-slapping stuff. Rarely is a book funny enough to make me make involuntary noises, but this one is snork after snork.


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Thrilled to have passed it along to appreciating eyes. It just makes me laugh myself sick every time I read it.

"Immanuel Kant, your lathe needs oiling."

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The thing about books that make you laugh out loud is that when that happens the person lying in bed next to you will then be entitled to an instant recitation of the appropriate passage -

works for us, anyway


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I don't think I'll bother to see this movie. I love the "I Robot" collection; IMHO it and "The Gods Themselves" are the best things Asimov ever wrote. So seeing the title and characters in a movie with very little relationship to it would be frustrating.

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I just finished Easy and Hard Ways Out and I have to say, if I have ever read a funnier novel, its identity eludes me. This is better than Catch-22, which went a little weird in the last quarter for the sake of achieving an ending. This book knows exactly how to craft an ending. It is a comedic mixed martial arts fighter; it simply does not stop. Even when I'm down on the floor in fits of giggles crying Uncle, it keeps up a relentless rain of humorous punches pulled from a vast arsenal. It just does not fight fair.


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I am truly thrilled that you thought so - this book has been on my favorites list since I was about 13 or 14 and only barely understood some parts of it. I've often wondered if Scott Adams ever read it. It's such a gem, a real masterpiece of black satire, and is proving more timeless than I would have once thought.

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Oddly enough, the character I may identify with most is Rocco...

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ok based upon all your recommendations and my own curiosity i've purchased a copy of "easy and hard ways out"- will let you know :D


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Post Re: Has anyone seen "I, Robot"?
JamesGifford wrote:
I am truly thrilled that you thought so - this book has been on my favorites list since I was about 13 or 14 and only barely understood some parts of it. I've often wondered if Scott Adams ever read it.


The Dilbert Dunker seems like a dead giveaway, but the net knows nothing of any connection. Seems possible to me that we have discovered one.

Thinking of all the copy machines I should have wiped down before touching...


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