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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Not Cyborg, AIBORG


The All-Knowing and Ever-Wise Oren Grad has helpfully supplied the information that the ugly Konica I was referring to this morning is the Aiborg, not the Cyborg. Thus enlightened, I was easily able to find a picture of it online. Although this is a flattering angle, seeing it again after all these years made me laugh anew—the thing just looks like a cartoon character, doesn't it?

Also, for more inspired ugliness, don't miss the breathtakingly woeful Imperial Mark XII suggested by reader 2yellowdogs. That thing makes the Holga seem elegant.

Posted by: MIKE JOHNSTON with a tip o' the hat to O.G.

4 Comments:

Anonymous alkos said...

They should name it not Imperial... but Flash Gordon :)

5:44 AM  
Blogger Scott Kirkpatrick said...

I think it's quite handsome. You could wear it on your head, like Darth Vader.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous soboyle said...

That imperial Mark XII has a certain charm, would be right at home in the 1950's american kitchen, right next to the Sunbeam Coffemaster and SOS pads.

3:34 PM  
Blogger 3yellowdogs said...

Oh, my goodness..."breathtakingly woeful"...I'm so flattered. I have so many people to thank for this honor. First, there's the American plastics industry, without which none of this would be possible. Then there's junkstorecameras.com who gave an obscure little camera that believed in itself a chance....

7:34 AM  

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