Toronto Mike

I am ASTAR, a Robot

If you recognize the title of this entry, you're a child of the 80s and Canadian.  You're also likely a little creeped out right now.

I'm a child of the 80s, and the ASTAR public service announcement from The War Amps always freaked me out.  It was a pretty cool PSA, but chilling.  During the ad ASTAR's arm is amputated by moving blades and he/she reattaches it.  Then, he/she delivers that memorable line.

I am ASTAR, a robot. I can put my arm back on. You can't. So play safe!

Does that ring a bell?  Perhaps you need to revisit the PSA.  Here it is in all its original glory.

The War Amps hit a home run with this one.  Twenty years later and I still remember it.  It was also effective.  I've never played around spinning blades.  You see, ASTAR was a robot.  She (or he?) can put her (or his) arm back on, but I can't.

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