Sunday, May 11, 2008

I for one welcome our robot overlords 

So last month Mrs. DataWhat and I started seeing flyers around town for a Robot Repair Shop...not for a rock show, or PIRGIM, or for an Obama rally...nothing that we could pin down...Just that Robots were missing and if they were found, please return them to the Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair.

As it turns out, Liberty Street Robot Supply and Repair is going to be the cool front-end of Dave Eggers' Michigan branch of his 826 Project, offering writing classes, mentoring and events for young authors.


This in and of itself is cool, but I am proud to have our little Ann Arbor listed alongside the other cool spots that have 826 commercial outlets:

826 NYC is home to the Brooklyn Superhero Supply store.

Flickr Photo Set
Another Flickr set

826 Valencia in San Francisco is home to the Pirate Supply Store.

San Fran
One Flickr photo set
Another Flickr set

826 LA in Venice houses the Echo Park Time Travel Mart.

A terrific article with photos here including video of the opening.

826 Seattle launched the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Store.

Flickr set here.

826 Chicago tries to hide The Boring Store, NOT offering the latest in secret agent and espionage gear.

Walk-through with photos here

826 Boston sheds light on The Greater Boston Bigfoot Research Institute.

Flickr photo set here.


There is a grand opening of the Ann Arbor branch next Saturday (the 17th) at 7pm including all kinds of robot-related tomfoolery. More info 1000101001010101:


Thanks chinese_fashion
Thanks btmeacham
Thanks Stefan
Thanks The Kozy Shack
Thanks The Windy Citizen
Thanks WBUR

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