This afternoon, my friend Jeff texted this foreboding story to some of his friends, including my brother and me.
Jeff: "If the kid stopped picking his nose and touching the chess pieces, this would not have happened."
Earl: "'Righteous Robot Puts Brat in His Place' would have been a good headline'"
Sean: "I hope the robot was saying 'Checkmate' over and over as he crushed the finger"
Earl: "CHECKMATE--PUNY HUMAN"
Sean: "I TOOK YOUR KING AND NOW TAKE YOUR FINGER"
I lost it, as the saying goes, at that point.