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Wake N’ Blog: ‘Every Robot Was Kung-Fu Fighting, Those Bots Were Fast As Lightning’

Wake N” Blog is the Sportress of Blogitude’s American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medals-winning morning link dump. Why couldn’t you have made me an architect? You know I always wanted to pretend that I was an architect. Send tips, links and CAD drawings to weedagainstspeed@gmail.com.

• Two bots enter, one bot leaves. Robots are set to engage in a bouts of taekwondo in South Korea. Staged by Knowledge Economy Ministry and Gyeonggi province in October, the robots, in “bouts guaranteed to be bloodless” (you think?), “the robots will detect their opponents’ movements with sensors and respond according to the data” and will battle “under the same rules as human contestants — three rounds each of three minutes, with three judges.” Here’s a peek at what the robots look like:

Far out, man. The future is now. [Yahoo!/AFP]

• The end is nigh: the vuvuzela now has its own Twitter account. [Out of Bounds]

• Nobody better lay a finger on Robert Green’s Butterfingers. [TAUNTR]

• An earthquake in San Diego interrupted the Padres-Blue Jays game last night. [Larry Brown Sports]

• Throughout the week, the lovely and talented Stephanie Wei will be on hand at Pebble Beach to keep us apprised of all that is going on at the 2010 U.S. Open. [Wei Under Par]

• An angry World Cup fan accidentally injured his father. [Rumors & Rants]

• If you’re interested, you can purchase Mickey Mantle’s sheriff badge for $10K. [FirstCuts]

• YBB brings you the second edition of their new feature, “The Sports Snob.” [You Been Blinded]

• If you haven’t seen Wally Backman’s epic meltdown on an ump during a minor league game, you are definitely missing out. [Deuce of Davenport]

• The top 10 reasons FIFA is allowing the sonic overload of vuvuzelas to continue at the World Cup. [Five Tool Tool]

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