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  •  There is another tin man in the Oz books: Tic-Tok (2+ / 0-)
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    MKSinSA, BusyinCA
    Tik-Tok is a fictional character from the Land of Oz books by L. Frank Baum.  He has been termed "the prototype robot,"

    ...

    [Tik-Tok (sometimes spelled Tiktok) is a round-bodied mechanical man that runs on clockwork springs which periodically need to be wound, like a wind-up toy or mechanical clock. He has separate windings for thought, action, and speech.

    Tik-Tok is unable to wind any of them up himself. He becomes frozen or mute or, for one memorable moment in The Road to Oz, continues to speak but utters gibberish. When he speaks, only his teeth move. His knees and elbows are described as resembling those in a knight's suit of armor.

    and I love this:

    Tik-Tok is a mechanical man who resides in the Land of Oz.
    The card
    on his back reads:

    Smith & Tinker's
    Patent Double-Action, Extra-Responsive, Thought-Creating, Perfect-Talking Mechanical Man
    Fitted with our Special Clock-Work Attachment
    Thinks, Speaks, Acts, and Does Everything but Live

    Manufactured only at our Works at Evna, Land of Ev
    All infringements will be prompty Prosecuted according to Law

    You’re Damn Right Obama Cares. Why Doesn’t Romney?. ~HELEN of margaretandhelen.com

    by denig on Thu Aug 02, 2012 at 11:30:05 AM PDT

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