Interpretations:Unctuous Robot

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Aspbergers + Imposter Syndrome[edit]

I think there's at least two layers here:

1: Narrator is "on the spectrum" and thinks everyone is using too many unnecessary smarmy words - unctuous. And can't figure out the true intentions or even the reason others are talking to him - they are robots that can't be understood or deciphered.

2: Then narrator goes a step further and thinks that he isn't actually doesn't deserve credit for anything positive - Imposter Sydrome.

Now neither of these themes is new to the Johns. Most direct to #1 is "Hope you don't become a Robot!" which also (from allusion to how they're numbers and that's great) I personally think reflects someone on the spectrum too. And very recently for #2 is "The Greatest". —Preceding unsigned comment added by Minimumwage (talkcontribs) 13:34, July 11, 2018‎

I'm sorry, John, I'm afraid I can't do that[edit]

These lyrics make me wonder if Linnell recently watched 2001 and had HAL on the brain. Talk about unctuous robots! --MisterMe (talk) 16:07, 11 July 2018 (EDT)

I'd like to add that the chorus can also be read "You're an Unctuous Robot: U.R., U.R." -- 09:53, 26 October 2018 (EDT)

Great observation! I assume you are referring to the Karel Čapek play. Another way: "You: R.U.R." --Nehushtan (talk) 11:39, 14 September 2019 (EDT)