The *Official* Blog of the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair.

29 October 2010

This Just Happened.

These guys just stopped by the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair.

That is all.

20 October 2010

Customer Recommendation: Is Your Bot in Need of a New T-shirt?

I know mine is. It seems that, no matter how many times my bot stocks her drawer with clean white shirts she's freshly laundered, every time I turn around, she is wearing a stained shirt. Oil stains, food stains, dirt stains, and, confusingly, occasional underarm stains. It is unnerving. It causes me to question my bot's ability to carry out the tasks I have painstakingly programmed her to do. Of course I understand that when undergoing any of the tasks -- yard work, car maintenance, huevos rancheros, etc -- my bot assumes each day, there is a possibility of defiling, I prefer to keep good ol' Deirdre spotless and tidy.

So I turned to the good people of the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair and, wouldn't you know it, they had just the thing. While most of the clothing -- largely t-shirts and pullover and zip-up hoodies -- is sold to humans as opposed to robots, they have a new t-shirt I just couldn't not give to my bot, if you'll pardon the double negative. Here are two pictures:

I have five good reasons why these are the perfect fit for my robot, and probably yours:
  1. They are limited edition, so I know Deidre will feel special wearing it. (I also know this because I also picked up a Confidence Emotion Upgrade at the bot shop.)
  2. They are designed by folk songstress Neko Case. Coincidentally, I have programmed Deidre to wake me up with Neko's "Hold On, Hold On" from the album Fox Confessor Brings the Flood. (I will admit that some of the guitar fingerings were difficult to program, but Deirdre has them down now, and I can tell you firsthand, it was worth every hour.)
  3. They come in blue and green, so stains are harder to notice, and the design itself hides most small smudges and bits of grime. They also come in sizing for men and women, so just about any make of cyborg or homo-sapien-ishly-shaped bot will have a well-tailored fit.
  4. At only $25 a pop, I was able to outfit Deirdre in one of each color!
  5. All proceeds benefit the free student programs at 826michigan. I myself am not a fan of the company of children, which makes it even more important to me that they are raised well (by other people) in creative environments.
So hurry on in to the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair! From one satisfied customer to a prospectively satisfied customer, you will not be disappointed!

-- William Flemming, Ann Arbor, MI
LSRS&R Regular

11 October 2010

Liberty Street Getaways, Or: The Gearbots Plan a Vacation

At long last! A new robot shop window! Please meander by the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair and check out Liberty Street Getaways, Or: The Gearbots Plan a Vacation. Our windows are notoriously difficult to photograph, so bear with us!

This window features a rotating globe, complete with our very own Bot Airplane (for sale in the store, most often used by humans on bikes).

And allow us to introduce you to THIS guy, who's got a LOT of ideas for vacations you could go on:

Nerds rejoice! More nerdy in-jokes than you could shake a stick at. (And, honestly, why would you spend your time shaking sticks at jokes? What a futile activity. Stop by our window instead and laugh at them!)

And then, of course, our friends the Gearbots, perusing brochures:

And the centerpiece of it all, our amazing, limited-edition, made-exclusively-for-us Robot Travel Posters, designed by the talented and local Ben English:

You can order your own set of these screen-printed gems, while they are still around, here.

We've got, as ever, all sorts of new things! We just got in the latest issue of the Believer, lots of new McSweeney's titles, a large army of new tin robot collectibles, and some very delightful orange metal water bottles that say "Banana Juice: Fresh Squeezed by Robot Monkeys" -- complete with an image of a robot monkey squeezing a banana. And if you like that monkey (and we think you will), we also have Robot Monkey Tissues. Sneezing has NEVER looked so good, you can be sure.

Hope to see you soon!