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It’s Monday, so welcome back to productivity, everybody! We’re glad to have you. I’d like to suggest you be inspired by these two silvery 1930s well-dressed androids, hanging around by an Opel Olympia. Androids like these were common in Germany in the 1930s, but Nazis had them all destroyed because, remember, Nazis suck.

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A Drop of Hell, A Touch of Strange

Cruelly known to their creators/enslavers as robots and to their destroyers as Metallschweinmannër it is believed they called themselves simply ‘The People’. They enjoyed but a brief period of independence during the Weimar Republic. The unkindest cut of all was when the bodies of German androids who emigrated for freedom were used to build the Panzers that would demolish their ancestral home, the Čapek factory in Prague. Truly, a recycling that will live in infamy.

-A Machine People’s History of WWII by Historical Dramatization Unit 3945, Narrated by David Attenborough