Caption this pic!

Please caption this picture:

Now, caption this picture:

(Via the suddenly disreputable Captain Kevin Drum: washingtonmonthly. com/archives/individual/2005_04/006068.php)

The second picture is of a robot jockey being tested in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The Captain says about as much about this as I do, but it's quite possible he's more interested in the neat-o techology of robot jockeys than the subtext. Of course, if it were, say, Swedes who gathered around a robot jockey who looked like the first picture, then and only then would we expect some outrage.

As for me, I'm less outraged than I am interested in the cultural subtext.

And, I'm wondering why the jockey has red lips.