Sunday, February 28, 2010

CAD # 35: Cyborg 07: Scooter Vermeer

Scooter Vermeer is the king of the papparazi. His left eye is a high rez camera lens. Perfect for covert picture taking. His legs, built for speed can keep him rolling at close to 40mph, more than fast enough to keep up with celebs trying to escape in cars down urban streets. His hands fast enough to stop blows from the most pissed off of actors. This means you, Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

CAD # 34: Cyborg 06: Veronica Sonata

Veronica is a (mostly) human juke box. Even before her enhancements she was a natural musician with the ability to play any song after hearing it only once. She's powered by sonic panels that absorb sound. As such, she loves city life and is inspired by its sounds to create
Philip Glass
like compositions. She also composes real music.

Friday, February 26, 2010

CAD # 33: Cyborg 05: Karl Schamp

Karl was a truck driver for a major distributor of important stuff. He had stopped to take a nap in his cab at a truck stop in Delaware. When he woke up, he was in an empy warehouse in Alabama. Both arms, his left foot and beard had all been replaced with cyber parts. Karl admits the cyber stuff is pretty cool, but it has ruined his dreams of becoming a
champion arm wrestler.
So now, he spends his time searching for the mysterious mad scientists that have stolen his dreams.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

CAD # 32: Cyborg 04: Fedor Taschenmesser

This charming fellow has a swiss army knife of thievery tools which extend from his right hand. He has a synthetic liver for superhuman processing of alcohol and other poisons. He also has cranial implants which allow him to communicate with others, like having a cell phone built in his head, and also enhance his hearing to filter through and pick out a conversation going on across a crowded room. He's a master spy but he's really always wanted to direct.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

CAD #31: Cyborg 03: Lucinda Longarm

Lucinda's right arm and lower torso have been mechanized! To what end she's a bit shy on revealing. It's hard to be precise, but her arm looks like a short range Asten 7800 Spectral Plasma Beam weapon.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

CAD # 30: Cyborg 02: Ninety-Three-Sixteen

Ninety-Three-Sixteen is number 93 in a series of 200 identical cyborgs that are each only 16% organic. These machines roam urban streets picking up and recording signals from all kinds of wireless devices. This particular unit is somehow also able to pick out the ripest, freshest avocados, even when they're not in season. His handlers often send him on mundane chores, though there's nothing mundane about a great avocado.

Monday, February 22, 2010

CAD #29: Cyborg 01: Yan Khai Akih

Akih has a three pronged flexi grip hand, multi-spectrum visual goggle eyes, solar panel hair extensions and a robot purse named Lady Vilma.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

CAD: Update

Character - A - Day Update
There are no shortage of characters in NYC so I never worried where the next one would come from. Hipsters, hippies, drunks, druggies, demons, aliens, politicians - they're all here. Even the occasional cyborg. Occasional until recently. I've started seeing cyborgs everywhere. I took a few weeks off from my CAD blogging to research why.
The simple answer to why I'm seeing more cyborgs is, there ARE more cyborgs. DARPA and their civilian counterparts are creating all kinds of hybrid folks. Everything from a human with a single robotic limb to a robot with human organs.
Because I've found so many of them, for at least the next few weeks, this blog will look more like Cyborg-A-Day.
I hope you dig it.

Monday, February 08, 2010

CAD #28: Pa Rocket

Pa Rocket was an angry old man. " I only got so many years left, damnit!" he was fond of saying, while waiting on line for a bus, or elevator, or his urologist's office.
Tired of wasting his time waiting, Pa Rocket, true to his name, built a rocket. Now he doesn't wait for anything. Except that damn urologist.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

CAD #27: Bunny Monger

1978: Sitting in her high school biology class, stoned, Bunny had an epiphany. She would cross breed rabbits with dachshunds and make the perfect pet.

1982: Still stoned, sitting in her parents back yard with five dachshunds and 414 rabbits it finally sinks in that this cross breading won't work. Bunny gets rid of her rabbits and tries to breed dachshunds to look like rabbits.

1987: Same back yard. Bunny sells the dachshunds and buys some rabbits.

1987: Success! Breeding the rabbits to be longer is working.

1997: Bunny, almost making a living as a boutique breeder, hits the big time when her Dachshund-Kaninchen Breed becomes all the rage Germany.

2010: On the German version of Top Chef, Stephan Schmieren wins by making one of Bunny's rabbits into schnitzel with a side of spaetzle. Yum!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

CAD # 26: Marilu Rigales

Marilu RIgales has spent her whole life running away from love. She has sworn that it will never catch her even if it's the only thing that can lift the heavy shroud of loneliness that surrounds her heart. AND she makes a great bundt cake.