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Stephen Hawking Shoulder Parrot

order train tickets and talk about black holes
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Stephen Hawking has a distinctive computer generated voice that I particularly enjoy.

The Stephen Hawking Shoulder Parrot is a replica figure of the great man in his wheelchair, that perches on your shoulder, and delivers a range of pre-recorded messages in his famous voice.

A simple pocket held remote control interfaces with the figure, which can also be set to random gibber mode.

xenzag, Apr 06 2011

Hawking talking http://www.youtube....watch?v=ei-pKsNiINk
about his cameos on the Simpsons [FlyingToaster, Apr 06 2011]

Not art, but partially prior RC_20Hawking
[MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 06 2011]


       Maybe its twitters could be his Twitter(tm)s. Does he Twitter(tm)? Does a parrot twitter?
rcarty, Apr 06 2011

       [-] I hope he's feeling well and wish him all the best. And apologize on the behalf of those halfbakers - the majority I hope - that don't mock someone who is informed but ill.   

       BTW xenzag, I once posted an idea I thought was good (for fighting terrorists), but was told that it was just plain cruelty. I realized they were correct and removed the idea. You can do so too.
pashute, Apr 06 2011

       I'll be sure to pass on your best wishes and concerns.
xenzag, Apr 06 2011

       [pashute] I'm not sure this does mock Hawking - any more than the cartoon version of him which appeared on The Simpsons did (which presumably he agreed to).
hippo, Apr 06 2011

       Nothing to do with expectorants then?
coprocephalous, Apr 06 2011

       There is, somewhere in here, or possibly just in my mind, an Idea for statuettes of (famous) people that give lectures. (I can't remember enough of it to Search)[edit: found it: it's one of my own annos]. If I were to vote on this that's the bit what would get the bun.   

       As is we're left with the bit about ordering train tickets which is possibly mocking Hawking. I don't find it funny either way.   

       The Simpsons episodes were real voiceovers, not just "celebrities are fair game" license. <link>
FlyingToaster, Apr 06 2011

       [xenzag], brilliant. I want one. No way does this mock him... if I was him I'd buy a dozen of them to pass out as gifts. BUN.[+]
Grogster, Apr 06 2011

       I was really hoping this would be a parrot for stephen hawking, so that his famous computer voice would be spoken through a parrot-shaped speaker on his shoulder.
fischerman, Apr 06 2011

FlyingToaster, Apr 06 2011

       That's what I thought it was and bunned accordingly.   

       Guess that idea's available. I'd add a whole "Steven Hawking as a pirate" thing to it based around the speaker parrot. Have him write a program that inserts "Arrrgghhs!" and "Ye swabbies" at random in his speeches so it'd be like:   

       "Arrrgh! We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star ye swabbies. But, avast ye landlubbers, we can understand the Universe shiver me timbers. That makes us something very special ye bilge rats.”   

       I'm guessing Steve would think this was a great idea. I understand he's got a great sense of humor.
doctorremulac3, Apr 06 2011

       I sincerely believe he'd wear one himself.
xenzag, Apr 06 2011


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