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July 25, 2007

The ATM of the future

Sometimes when we're out in Federal Hill, we stop by the 7-Eleven on Light Street for a quick snack. Every time, I marvel at this:


On this machine, you can withdrawal money from your bank account, make a phone call, wire money overseas, bake a muffin and launch a nuclear missile strike.

When I walk by it, I imagine it asking, "Shall we play a game?"

Me: Love to. How about Global Thermonuclear War?

Machine: Wouldn't you prefer a nice game of chess?

Me: Later. Right now, let's play Global Thermonuclear War.

Anybody get that awesome '80s reference? Hint: Matthew Broderick.

Also, if there really are Transformers hiding among us as the new movie suggests, this machine has to be one.  

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:24 PM | | Comments (2)


War games?


Nice job Mather.

I just hope you didn't cheat and Google it.

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