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Your Turn: Bender Bending Rodriguez

From Futurama, created by Matt Groening
Nominated by Travis Larchuck

The short-lived and then revived animated program Futurama features a futuristic New York populated by aliens and mutants. So it's ironic that the most human character on the show is a robot by the name of Bender Bending Rodriguez.

Bender was designed only to bend steel rods, but he would much rather sit on the couch and watch TV all day. He fuels himself by drinking beer. He swears. He's addicted to gambling and pornography (which consists of computer circuitry diagrams). He dreams of becoming a master chef, taking over the world and killing all humans. Who among us can't identify with those urges?

Despite his flaws, Bender has a heart. He stays true to his best friend, Fry. And when he is accidentally launched into space and gets to meet God, the lesson he learns ("you can't count on God for jack") is something we can all use.

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Bender'zzzzzzzz awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOLOLOLOL

Sent by xxBlackxxNinjaxx | 11:17 AM | 2-17-2008

I would stoop so low as to kiss Bender's shiny, metal *** to hear NPR do an interview with Bender!

Sent by John Cooperrider | 7:46 PM | 2-18-2008

Fred C. Dobbs played by Humphrey Bogart in the movie "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" from a novel with the same name.

Before the three men go gold mining, Dobbs vows they could trust him, and he would be satisfied with a few thousand dollars.

After they find gold, Dobbs becomes distrustful, paranoid and greedy. A cautionary tale for all.

Sent by Eldon Anderson | 7:37 PM | 2-26-2008

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