Wednesday, February 10, 2010

What A Ridiculous Way To Waste Time

I'm watching college hoops that are taking place on the west coast--that's not a ridiculous waste of time, as UNLV is making a late charge to defend their home floor against New Mexico. Sponsor of the game Sonic invited me to try out the Tater Taunt, in which you type in a fair amount of text, and send a little animated tater tot to say those words to a friend of your choice.

So, I've spent the last 15 minutes or so attempting to stump the Sonic Tot, seeing which words it knows, and which ones it may know but considers non basketball related, or what. So far, it is willing to accept a creepy religious message, and pronounced all the words correctly.

I personally don't see a need for a cartoon potato product to say, "I wonder if you have heard the good news about the coming truth. the lamb will lay down with the lamb and the peace will reign for eternity. But not until such time that the seals are unsealed and the demon horses are loose on the land, and there is much gnashing of teeth and wailing of women."

It is silly. I will be using it a lot. But hardly ever for its intended purpose.

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