Kjirstin, October 17, 2011 (view all comments by Kjirstin)
So thrilled to hear this is being made into a film~it will become an instant classic~so read it now and be the first on your block to become an expert on the steampunk robot with a heart, and his Gumpish adventures!
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rev, September 7, 2009 (view all comments by rev)
I fought along-side Boilerplate in the Spanish-American War and I can't think of a better commemoration of the old boy. Ye Olde Rustbucket (as we used to affectionately call him in our day) used to drop his load pan every time we took a hill. 'Twas hard to shoot from laughing I must say - Bully!
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