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Inventor Builds Robot Wife

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the you-lonely-lonely-man dept.

Robotics 469

Inventor Le Trung must really like the book "The Stepford Wives," because he has built the dream of every lonely man without hope, a robot wife. Le's wife, Aiko, starts the day by reading him the newspaper headlines and they go for a drives in the countryside. Le says his relationship with Aiko hasn't strayed into the bedroom, but a few tweaks could turn her into a sexual partner, even redesigning her to have a simulated orgasm. *Shudder*

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Inspiration..Star Wars robot C3-PO? (1)

lecithin (745575) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071803)

It appears from the picture in the article that Chewbacca was way ahead of this guy.

Re:Inspiration..Star Wars robot C3-PO? (5, Funny)

mewshi_nya (1394329) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071875)

"even redesigning her to have a simulated orgasm."

Like ALL women! AMAZING!

Re:Inspiration..Star Wars robot C3-PO? (5, Interesting)

LaskoVortex (1153471) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071911)

At least in Star Wars they did a better job of following the script. Watch her trace the glasses. She moves her head and then he follows with the glasses. She is ahead of him. Seems dubious to me.

Re:Inspiration..Star Wars robot C3-PO? (5, Insightful)

lysergic.acid (845423) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072193)

that part did seem rather awkward. it doesn't help that the article tries to play up the capabilities of the robot.

"She is always happy to clean the house for "husband" Le, help with his accounts or get him a drink.

right... how does she get him a drink or clean the house without being able to walk? i don't see any wheels attached to her in any of the photos. typical media sensationalism...

this story seems to be more hype than substance. it's just a creepy nerd who's added speakers and some actuators to his Real Doll(tm). i don't see any technology demonstrated here that hasn't already existed in some form or another in various children's toys from the 80's and 90's.

i mean, does /. really have nothing better to put up on the front page than fluff pieces from The Sun [thesun.co.uk] ? this kind of tripe might impress technologically illiterate housewives, but it doesn't belong on a site purportedly aimed at nerds.

Re:Inspiration..Star Wars robot C3-PO? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072361)

i mean, does /. really have nothing better to put up on the front page than fluff pieces from The Sun [thesun.co.uk] ? this kind of tripe might impress technologically illiterate housewives, but it doesn't belong on a site purportedly aimed at nerds.

that's why it's in idle?

Re:Inspiration..Star Wars robot C3-PO? (1)

spazdor (902907) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072455)

Even Idle ought to be for idle nerds.

Re:Inspiration..Star Wars robot C3-PO? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072575)

Even Idle ought to be for idle nerds.

And if Slashdot agreed with you, then one way or another this would not have been posted. IMO, it is obvious that they don't share your feelings on this issue. So what exactly are you bitching about, again?

Re:Inspiration..Star Wars robot C3-PO? (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072401)

He just wants a Unit to Sample and Hold.

Re:Inspiration..Star Wars robot C3-PO? (2, Funny)

Zsub (1365549) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072593)

Sure it does belong on a site aimed at nerds... This informs us on how easy life could be if we got one of these robot girls, instead of trying to get a real one.

Re:Inspiration..Star Wars robot C3-PO? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26071945)

"even redesigning her to have a simulated orgasm."

Like ALL women! AMAZING!

informative?? come on, yeah I know this is /., but informative?? WTF!!!!!

Re:Inspiration..Star Wars robot C3-PO? (1)

tchiseen (1315299) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072617)

LOL and EW all at once.

Re:Inspiration..Star Wars robot C3-PO? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072567)

Imagine a Beowulf cluster of these!

I forget the movie or documentary (4, Funny)

rolfwind (528248) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071817)

But it starts with the premise that dumb people breed... a LOT. While the smart people, well, this here is one extreme.

Giving us the resulting societies we are in.

Re:I forget the movie or documentary (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26071851)

You mean Idiocracy ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/ ).

Re:I forget the movie or documentary (-1, Offtopic)

Tribbin (565963) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072199)

Idiocracy is the name of the movie.

Re:I forget the movie or documentary (4, Insightful)

LS (57954) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072233)

Depends on your definition of "smart".... There are actually smart people out there who aren't autistic and can actually get laid.

Re:I forget the movie or documentary (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072595)

There's also the fact that even dumb people can have smart children. Otherwise, we'd have never worked our way up to human...

Re:I forget the movie or documentary (3, Funny)

rekica (1407729) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072675)

.. assuming humans are the smarter versions, which is not yet proven.

Re:I forget the movie or documentary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072687)

The other part of the movie was that the dumb people would breed irresponsibly and the smart people would all end up working on trivial problems.

What's wrong with this picture? (1, Insightful)

ElectricRook (264648) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071819)

That's just soo wrong.

Re:What's wrong with this picture? (4, Funny)

Xaoswolf (524554) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071899)

but it feels sooooo right

Re:What's wrong with this picture? (1)

OeLeWaPpErKe (412765) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072457)

Finally a realistic comment. The "only in Japan" tag was obviously delusional. I mean who do you seriously expect to resist something like this ? Europeans ? The middle east (you know they agreed to "stop" slavery in 1970s temporarily (permanent wasn't allowed by a certain religion), at some point the existing slaves are going to start dieing off you know ...

Let's not kid ourselves : another 10 years and everybody will scream "every house should have one".

Re:What's wrong with this picture? (1)

phantomfive (622387) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071963)

Indeed. That is the first time I have ever experienced anything that I would call the uncanny valley. The moment in the movie when the camera panned back and it showed just her head really DID give me shudders. And to see the poor head struggling to move down to look at various objects, was really painful. Poor thing.

All the same, I'm pretty sure that if these things actually did become commonplace, I would get used to them, and they wouldn't seem uncanny anymore. Much like a teacher I had with a substitute teacher.

Incidentally, did anyone else get the feeling from the movie that the guy was happy to have someone he could control? He needs to learn to be less controlling if he wants to have a good relationship with real people.

Re:What's wrong with this picture? (3, Funny)

osu-neko (2604) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072131)

"... He needs to learn to be less controlling if he wants to have a good relationship with real people."

Given what he's trying to do here, I would say your if clause is false.

Re:What's wrong with this picture? (1)

will_die (586523) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072301)

You are so right. The whiteness in that hat, can you really call it a hat??, is just bad for her pale complection. She needs some time in the sun to do the outfit justice.
But really that hat, you are suppose to accessorize but how about some style when you do it?

Just when you thought japan couldn't get weirder (0)

Xaoswolf (524554) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071821)

They make an orgasming robot... So, ummm... Where can I order one again?

Re:Just when you thought japan couldn't get weirde (2, Informative)

MindlessAutomata (1282944) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071837)

Actually, this was a guy in Canada, according to the article.

This is probably the best thing I've seen on Idle so far.

Re:Just when you thought japan couldn't get weirde (2, Interesting)

Xaoswolf (524554) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071863)

I don't know if that makes it better or worse...

Re:Just when you thought japan couldn't get weirde (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072415)

This is probably the best thing I've seen on Idle so far.

Or least worst, anyway.

Re:Just when you thought japan couldn't get weirde (1)

Koiu Lpoi (632570) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072335)

His name is "Le Trung", which is about as un-Japanese as you can get...

Two responses: (4, Funny)

Farmer Tim (530755) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071829)

...even redesigning her to have a simulated orgasm. *Shudder*

1) Nope, not convincing

2) So it faithfully reproduces every aspect of a real wife? Except that it has an off switch*...

* /me is going to hell for that one

Re:Two responses: (4, Funny)

ElectricRook (264648) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071879)

faithfully reproduces every aspect of a real wife
That must mean there is a very advanced random behavior generator on-board.
Otherwise, it'd be about as much fun as watching a digital clock click off the time.

Re:Two responses: (1)

Yuuki Dasu (1416345) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072303)

Granted, this guy is still a ways away from being able to go off-script at all... but it doesn't take a lot to get some very interesting (and seemingly complex) emergent behavior from some fairly simple rules. The better dating sims out there can provide some pretty good variety, and if their rabid niche market (who, might I add, significantly overlaps with those interested in a robowife) is any indication, can keep some people fairly enthralled already.

I'd say the downside would be dealing with her when she's in "upset" mode for no good reason, but that's hardly unique to wives of the robotic variety...

Re:Two responses: (1)

Tribbin (565963) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072211)

A human wife has an off-switch too, it's located pretty deep tough.

Re:Two responses: (1)

ZzzzSleep (606571) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072553)

Just ask Hans Reiser.


Yep, I'm going to hell for that one...

Re:Two responses: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072475)

faithfully reproduces every aspect of a real wife

Really?, Then how bad she drives?.

origasm. (1)

bronney (638318) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071831)

Dude... I have like, simulated orgasm like, everyday!

adding bedroom ability.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26071857)

I'd hit it

No, no (4, Funny)

Strange Ranger (454494) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071861)

even redesigning her to have a simulated orgasm. *Shudder*

Don't you mean *Quiver*

Re:No, no (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072029)

It depends. Mostly on you.

Re:No, no (1)

acrobg (1175095) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072037)

Does he want everyone going around thinking he's a robosexual? oops, too late

Re:No, no (5, Funny)

D-Cypell (446534) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072323)

In any case, it sounds to me like he has designed himself a robot *girlfriend* at the moment. When it is capable of having a simulated headache, we can upgrade it to 'wife' status.

so ronery ;_; (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26071883)

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AND WITH A TOWEL, PLACE SOME PRESSURE OVER THE HOLE THE NEEDLE CREATED......YOU MAY HAVE SOME BLOOD OR BLOOD MIXED WITH SALINE TRYING TO EXIT YOUR SAC! THEREFORE THE TOWELS

DON'T WORRY KEEP PRESSURE OVER AND DOWN ONTO THE HOLE FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES TO LET THINGS REST AND ANY BLOOD COAGULATE.

REMOVE THE "PRESSURE" TOWEL AND WITH SUPER GLUE, PLACE A FEW DROPS ON THE HOLE TO HOPEFULLY SEAL IT UP QUICKLY. KEEP THE COCK RING OR EQUIVALENT ON DURING THIS AND CONTINE TO LUBE YOUR SAC.

IF ALL IS GOING VERY WELL, IN A COUPLE OF MINUTES, YOUR SAC AND THE HOLE IS SEALED AND YOU ARE DONE.

IF ALL THINGS ARE NOT GOING WELL, YOU MIGHT NOT GET A GOOD SEAL THE FIRST TIME JUST PEAL OFF THE SUPER GLUE RESIDUE AND START OVER.

At first your sac will be very tight,but over the next few hours or over night, keeping the cock ring on less tightly or without a cock ring your sac will relax and begin to stretch.

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Enjoy it, flaunt it if you are inclined, watch the perm stretch and sac tissue growth that happens over time.

You will need to p a little more often than regular as the saline absorbs into your body, but just enjoy the weight and feel of what is between your legs.

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Take care

Why? (5, Funny)

gacl (1078259) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071891)

Come on! . . Why would the readers of Slashdot be interested in this type of subject?

Wait a second. . .

Don't Date Robots! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26071893)

Ok, so it's not the original but it's the best I could find.

Don't date robots! [youtube.com]

dude like wth (4, Funny)

jonas_sten (1330435) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071913)

dont make "your wife" jokes to this guy, she will find you and chase you around with a truck to ultimatly be thrown in a smelter "come with me if you want to live" ~Sumer Glau

Re:dude like wth (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072099)

Don't sign your post with Sumer Glau unless you understand the root of it AND DO IT PROPERLY. It just makes you look like a tool.

Stella (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26071929)

"Har-court! Harcourt Fenton Mudd! Where have you been? What have you been up to? Nothing good, I'm sure - well, let me tell you, you lazy, good-for-nothing-"

Great for detecting Hambaglers (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26071937)

but why is Slashdot linking to Sun articles, when it could be linking to a reputable news source , a year ago, featuring her whole (wheelchair-bound body).
Only joking.

fwiw (1)

Lando Calrissian (1428779) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071953)

I have a protocol droid and an R2 unit which will serve their owners well. I am also renting out my bulk Corillian freighter. She may not look like much, but she can make point five past light speed.

Re:fwiw (2, Funny)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072067)

Does the protocol droid speak the binary language of moisture vaporators?

Re:fwiw (1)

laejoh (648921) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072443)

There are 10 kinds of protocol droids.

The guy is obviously a freak. (5, Funny)

Atario (673917) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071955)

I mean, he had the chance to design his own wife, and look how flat-chested he made her.

Re:The guy is obviously a freak. (1)

theredshoes (1308621) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071973)

I kind of agree, but I guess there are people that lonely. I lost my husband four years ago and I am not that lonely! It is Cherry 2000 Japanese style. :)

Re:The guy is obviously a freak. (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072021)

Blame it on the economy and downsizing.

Re:The guy is obviously a freak. (4, Informative)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072077)

I mean, he had the chance to design his own wife, and look how flat-chested he made her.

Some of us like women like that ;)

Re:The guy is obviously a freak. (4, Funny)

bledri (1283728) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072271)

> Some of us like women like that ;)

Robotic? (Sorry, lack of impulse control...)

Re:The guy is obviously a freak. (4, Funny)

VShael (62735) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072495)

He's Japanese and he didn't design her to look like a teenage school-girl.

I'm confused.

Harcourt!!!! (3, Funny)

kimgkimg (957949) | more than 5 years ago | (#26071969)

Harcourt Fenton Mudd!!!

Re:Harcourt!!!! (1)

theredshoes (1308621) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072003)

I think I met that Harcourt guy at the bar, but I warned my girlfriend not to go home with him. She agreed. :)

Re:Harcourt!!!! (1)

theredshoes (1308621) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072019)

Regardless, it is impressive. A man that spent that much time planning and implementing a robot woman. It is a marvel, just hard to stomach as a female. I don't understand the application of a robot like this but I am not a man. I am also not a judge of what human ingenuity can accomplish, I am more of an observer. Either way, it is interesting.

Female on Slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072087)

It is a marvel, just hard to stomach as a female. I don't understand the application of a robot like this but I am not a man.

You've just attracted the attention of many Slashdot readers. ;)

Re:Female on Slashdot (1)

theredshoes (1308621) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072217)

I really don't want to comment further on this story beyond this last post, but I do have a few points to bring up. So, he created an agreeable robot that takes drives with him and does not nag. She goes for 24 hours a day without a complaint? I guess Le Trung had the brains and the money to create this and it is admirable in that respect.

But if a woman created a man robot, he would be a sperm donor that brings home a paycheck that would boost her ego constantly, buy drinks and give massages on demand. I don't think robots are a substitute for a flesh and blood person. 13,000 responses can not make up in anyway for a real woman or a real man in any conversation or the uniqueness and imperfections of a human. Not much else say or to contribute on this story.

Re:Harcourt!!!! (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072125)

I don't understand the application of a robot like this

Something about deeper understanding.

Wedding bells (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26071995)

Stallman has his on pre-order, provided her brain isn't written with non-free software.

Project's web site (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26071999)

Project's web site [projectaiko.com] , including technical specs and more videos [projectaiko.com]

Hold your comments until you see this pic [projectaiko.com] of the robot...

Not Japan, Not America (1)

m1ss1ontomars2k4 (1302833) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072009)

"Le Trung" is not a Japanese name. Also, he lives in Canada.

Re:Not Japan, Not America (4, Insightful)

kklein (900361) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072047)

Also, his command for her to read Japanese was not actually a Japanese command. It was an English command translated to Japanese (i.e. in English a command is issued with just the uninflected simple non-past verb, whereas it has to be conjugated to form a command--and there are several politeness levels--in Japanese).

What we are seeing here is a creepy foreigner with a creepy Japanese otaku fetish.

Re:Not Japan, Not America (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072339)

Maybe he is Vietnamese or Cambodian. I wonder if they hate the Japanese as much as the Malaysians?. Brings to mind Ng from Snow Crash who had a virtual Japanese girl servant.

Lars and the Real Girl (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072015)

Lars and the Real Girl [imdb.com] . A great film about a guy's relationship with his "Real Doll" partner.

Re:Lars and the Real Girl (1)

larry_larry (669612) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072105)

This conjured up recollections of Lars and the Real Girl for me too, as dangitman mentioned.

Math Abilities (1)

troll8901 (1397145) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072025)

From TFV. The processing unit can do math. You only need to write these:

cos(z) * (w .... sin(y))

w = 40
y = 10
z = 11

and say "Aiko, process math", and it will tell you the answer. Amazing!

The correct answer is 0.1746. I can't see the whole formula. Anyone can guess it?

chobit alpha version? (1)

800DeadCCs (996359) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072031)

Does it go around saying "pan-tsu. pan-tsu. pan-tsu." ?

Hope he moved the power switch.

Rampant robophobia on /. (1)

twistah (194990) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072039)

I am surprised at the dismay over this. I didn't realize so many people here were such robophobes. Robots are productive members of our society; we must remember that our modern world would probably collapse without robots doing the type of work we no longer want to do. Maybe it's too advanced for THIS generation, but I think robots and human marriage will be a normal thing for our kids.

Simulated revulsion (4, Insightful)

erc (38443) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072061)

Shudder? Ick? Oh, please. Don't pretend you haven't thought about it.

I hate people who pretend to be above it all .. it usually turns out that they are actually doing the dirty along with everyone else, they just don't want anyone else to find out about it.

Anyone else think this is a hoax? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072063)

...particularly given the 'newspaper' (read: comic) it's published in.

Also slightly weird that he made the robot look like a 12-year-old.

What kind of models do they have? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072079)

How much does a Swedish model run for?

Easy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072085)

while(1){
      nag();
}

wife program code (1)

kashif.ahsan (1130667) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072095)

for(;;) {clean();makefood();sex()}

It's an old story (4, Funny)

Xtifr (1323) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072103)

It's an old, old story: boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy builds girl.

(Shamelessly stolen from my uncle the science fiction writer [isfdb.org] .)

Sudo (5, Funny)

BountyX (1227176) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072149)

Reminds me of that xkcd cartoon...

Man: Aiko, make me a sandwhich.
Aiko: Access denied.
Man: Aiko, sudo make me a sandwhich.
Aiko: Turkey, or ham?

Re:Sudo (1)

laejoh (648921) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072467)

I know the cartoon but... all you can think about is a sandwhich?

AI (1)

thatbites (961094) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072161)

Hey Jane, whats the game?

I know this one... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072239)

if(conductivity sensor in *beep* starts conducting)
          give_electric_shocks();

Ghost in the Shell (1)

3seas (184403) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072253)

Exteriors for both men and women [realdoll.com] and this seems to be something of a match in technology. but thise is this too ASIMO [honda.com] which can walk and run.

Re:Ghost in the Shell (1)

Edam (911039) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072485)

Ah man - you could have given us an at-work warning!

And when his real wife comes home... (1)

macraig (621737) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072269)

... his name will be Mudd.

Hrmm. (1)

Anachragnome (1008495) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072291)

The first thing I would do if I had one is corrupt the poor thing. Be swearing like a fucking sailor in no time and her volume would gradually get louder and louder until you told her to shut up. And it may not work. Maybe teach her to shoplift. Built-in plausible deniability, dude.

Fake (4, Interesting)

Wordplay (54438) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072357)

A couple minutes from the end, he forgets the question briefly, stutters a little, and breaks his usual pace--and she answers the question anyway, even though he hasn't gotten it out yet.

I'm 99% sure this is scripted. There's not much evidence here that she's anything more than a RealDoll Ruxpin. There's probably -some- computer control there, assuming it's not a remote-control Mechanical Turk, given that it responded to the "stop!" commands. The rest? I'll believe it when it's not just him asking the questions.

What Universe is this (2, Funny)

goatpunch (668594) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072381)

where Slashdot links to articles in The Sun!!?

If he still has money then it's not a wife (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072481)

To perfect his creation he needs to improve it's nagging skills and program it to complain about his job and how he should look for a better one. Also programming an icy gaze for your anniversary would help. It's far easier to program a robot to remember an anniversary than a human.

Aiko/Real Doll (4, Funny)

k-macjapan (1271084) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072491)

It'll be interesting when people can order customized versions of this... I can imagine the shop will get calls similar to this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-Irs1ewDoM [youtube.com] one of my favourite prank calls. Enjoy

Don't date robots! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072497)

Would you like to register me?...

Roomba (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072541)

I once stuck my penis inside the Roomba. Who am I to judge this guy?

FInally! (1)

rekica (1407729) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072603)

I wonder if the guy can do a slightly ameliorated version from a picture?! I am sure a lot of women would buy this and their husbands won't even make the difference. It sounds too good to be true, you go out and you leave the man with your better-self, no cheating, no scandals.. the paradise :D

Y'know... (1)

lisaparratt (752068) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072605)

I'm sure it'd be easier to get a BDSM slave or two, and they really will do pretty much anything you want.

Big problem with current legislation.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#26072621)

She's only TWO YEARS old!!!

PAEDO!!!!!

wow (1)

Sapdot (1408293) | more than 5 years ago | (#26072627)

Great ^^ , now I don't need to get married .
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