Robots in American Popular Culture may be 140,000 words long even without the footnotes, bibliography, and index, but I kept finding bits and pieces about robots and almost robots that didn't quite fit the narrative. Yet they were were so often wonderfully weird that that I couldn't bear to neglect them. The solution? A column on the wilder and zanier corners of robotdom at the web magazine BlackGate.com. (Back when it was a print magazine, I had a story in issue #2, pictured above.) I've been producing the column biweekly for going on two years. These pieces are a bit shorter and looser than my robot articles, but just as heavily illustrated. More robot ephemera pops all the time, so I plan to keep the column going as long as possible. Stop back every once in a while to see what's new.