Lowtax SHOULD Have Been Hit By a Bus

Double the pain.That filthy cur Lowtax wants to call me a liar? Oh, he's all big and everything when it's HIS web site, but I bet if I met him in the street and told everyone he got hit by a bus he would just nod and smile in agreement. That's because he is such a coward. But I'm not going to try to intimidate him with my massive biceps; instead I will challenge him to a duel of the minds and engage him in a BATTLE RAP TO THE DEATH! First shot's across your bow, SS R-Lo!

I grab the mic and the crowd goes silent,
Cuz when I bust rhymes I bust them violent,
R-Lo on the curb to catch that bus,
Run the nigga down without no fuss.

Wearin' video card shirts,
Like a giveaway bitch,
Broke ass nigga,
But his name is Rich.

Get back to the stop that come 50 mile an hour,
Put out your tibia and feel that power,
Run over again by my mad mic skills,
Better join an ad network to pay the medical bills.

Peace, yo.

Hooray, More Sissy Robots!

When I first saw a promo for "Battlebots" I thought "hey, now this is a good idea! Finally someone decided to bring the hit straight-to-video movie 'Robot Jox' to life!" Then I watched "Battlebots" and realized that the only kind of robot anyone made were little crappy wedges that could flip over other robots over and push them into a wall. There were different weight classes of rolling wedges and somehow some were superior to others and would win by pushing their opponent gently into a wall enough times to earn "points." I guess they could eliminate their opponent, but I certainly never saw that happen.

Just when I was beginning to think fighting robots could not get any lamer, I read on cnn.com about Dean Kamen and his high school competition that is a pathetic parody of "Battlebots." If you're not familiar with Mr. Kamen, he is the inventor behind the mysterious and supposedly revolutionary "Ginger", which I am guessing is a robot he designed that is capable of fainting if intimidated. So what was this competition he started like?

Two minutes before each round each team learns it's going to be working with three other teams. And they have to work together to score points, doing everything from putting balls on goals to balancing on a teeter totter bridge.

I for one am sick of this wussy fake "robot" crap... each year they are emasculating robots more and more. I am not going to stand for it any longer! I will turn this disturbing trend around by holding my own robot death battle competition on the barren landscape of the Utah alkali flats, with only one rule: no nuclear weapons. I am calling out the winners of this year's sissy robot competition - team Beatty Hammond from Hammond, Indiana - to match their lameass ball-balancing assault bot against "BLOODSMASHER," the robot of my own design. Let's take a look at the competitors.

 BALLBALANCER

Team: Beatty Hammond
Max Speed: 5 mph
Cost: $900.75
Team Motto: "Where there's a will, there's a way."
Offensive Capabilities:

 Can balance ball
 Can move forward
 Detects obstacles after running into them
 Might tip over and crush very tiny robots


Defensive Capabilties:

 May drop ball between itself and opponent
 Tendency to tip over makes it more difficult to shoot in half
 Can move in reverse


Weaknesses:

 Easily overturned
 Prone to battery failure
 Weak ballistic armor

 BLOODSMASHER

Team: Ultimate Doom Force
Max Speed: 180 mph
Cost: $375,000,000,000
Team Motto: "Destroy all flesh."
Offensive Capabilities:

 Double flame thrower arm w/ .50 caliber machinegun
 500mm cannon arm
 Eyes shoot blue laser beams
 Can crush SUV in hydraulic jaws
 Secret nuclear bomb strapped to back


Defensive Capabilities:

 Magnetic force shield protects against ferrous projectiles
 Ablative armor reflects focused energy blasts
 Phalanx missile interception system


Weaknesses:

 May go into unstoppable berserker frenzy
 Cannot tell friend from foe
 Backup reactors dangerously unstable
 Actuators vulnerable to high velocity tungsten penetrator rounds

Lowtax has also expressed an interest in entering his robot, "The Molestinator," into the competition. He will challenge the winner of the battle between BLOODSMASHER and BALLBALANCER. Rich isn't really raising the bar for tough robots, but regardless, here are its specs:

 The Molestinator

Team: The Leapin' Leprechauns
Max Speed: .06 mph before shutting down
Cost: $2.99 + tax
Team Motto: "Don't blame us."
Offensive Capabilities:

 Robot emits foul odors when attempting to move
 Robot emits foul odors when stationary
 Robot can be used as a paperweight... a paperweight of DECEPTION
 Some kind of pipe which looks like a gun but is actually just a pipe which looks like a gun
 Robot shocks anybody who tries to pick it up or turn it on or walk within a 500 foot radius of it.


Defensive Capabilities:

 Thick wool shirt
 Toothpick sticking out of rear, from the time at a party when a drunk guy fell on it and dropped his food into the battery pack
 Robot catches fire whenever anything gets near it
 Robot is actually a painted rock on wheels


Weaknesses:

 Strong breezes
 Summer fashions
 Rain
 Lack of rain
 Harsh words
 Electricity
 Grass Pokemon
 Sunlight

I would have to say the smart money is on BLOODSMASHER this year, although BALLBALANCER could come from left field and balance balls all over the competition. As usual, Lowtax's entry might also prove to be a real wild card.

Those Wacky Lawsuits!

Maverick SA legal counsel Leonard "J." Crabs has done it again, nipping a lawsuit against Something Awful in the bud. After a vigorous e-mail exchange between Lowtax and the nefarious polite David A. Tijoe, who wanted Cliff Yablonski to remove a certain incriminating photo, Leonard swung into action, bringing to bear the laser-like precision he uses in the courtroom.

If I had an ounce of rope for every two bit Nancy Boy who dare challenge my legal arms, I would have more rope than Stanly Frebowski, the Rope King of San Antonio. Please forward me the name of your lawyer, so I may attack him with the fury of righteousness and injure him with my LEGAL FURY. I look forward to receiving documents detailing your case, and will use them as a BIB when I dine on fine lobster and Coca Cola tonight!

If this case does actually make it into a court of law, Mr. Tijoe will have to watch out for the unmitigated wrath of Leonard Crabs. He can call upon the experience of hundreds of mock lawsuits against his dog played out in his basement and the one time he defended himself against charges that he contributed to the delinquency of a folding table.

– Zack "Geist Editor" Parsons (@sexyfacts4u)

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