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Posted at 1:27 PM on June 29, 2006 by Bob Christiansen
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I was watching Robin Williams' movie "Bicentennial Man" the other night, enjoying, among other things the spectacle of a robot telling jokes in a rapid-fire, robotic manner.

There was one scene early on where the robot (Williams) is sitting down in the basement, listening to an old Victrola playing "O Silver Moon" from Dvorak's "Rusalka." I always knew that aria could make metal cry!