While I was sitting in my second class today, I decided to whip out the cell phone, typical. I was going through my apps and I stumbled across an app that I got from the Amazon Android App Store for free. I got it a few weeks ago and never really got a chance to tinker with it, but since it was free, originally three bucks, I had to get it because who doesn’t like free stuff? First of all, for all my friends with Android phones and have an Amazon account, I definitely recommend the Amazon App Store, they have a free app of the day promo and it is the business.
For example I got an app called, SoundHound, it is basically like Shazzam but for SoundHound you can type the lyrics or even hum/sing the lyrics and it will find out the song for you. I know, it’s awesome. It was originally 5 bucks but it was free that day, unfortunately it isn’t free anymore but it’s an example of how awesome the store is.
So back to my story. I opened an app called Akinator, and started playing with it. The way the app works is, you think of a person, any person at all, they can be politicians, criminals, cartoon characters, musicians, and even video game characters. Akinator, the virtual genie, asks you a series of questions to try and figure out this person. Simple enough, but be sure you know a fair amount about the person you choose. The response answers range from: Yes, no, probably, probably not, and not sure.
So Katie and I gave it a shot and the first person we wanted to do was, Aladdin, from Disney. We went through the questions, about 8 or 9, and then it gave us an answer, and it was right. Okay, so what? Aladdin is an easy one, right? Next, we tried Ben Stiller. Bam, got it right. Alright, let’s try someone else, a politician? Yes, we’ll do George Bush, bam, got it again. Alright, alright, so these are pretty popular icons and they aren’t too hard to figure out right? But what you have to consider is, the questions asked are so vague at first and they only range from 7 to 10 questions, eventually when he knows who it is he’ll narrow down the question. It’s like once he knows, he’ll ask you an incredibly specific question about that person just to let you know that he knows exactly what you’re thinking, AND THEN he’ll ask a totally off question just to screw with you and then answer the question right after. It’s a total mind fuck. He even posts a picture of the person when he tells you his answer, it’s ridiculous! It’s like getting spit in the face!
Okay, so you may not be convinced, and I was still skeptical too, so we tried something really difficult. Something, totally outrageous. We thought of Creed. Yes, Creed from The Office. There is no way this little Genie could figure this out.
He totally figured it out…. He even told us his last name, Bratton. WTF. I honestly felt defeated. I felt defeated but at the same time, I was happy that I was defeated because let’s face it, everyone loves a good underdog, at least, I thought he was the underdog. Isn’t he? At one point when Katie and I were playing, Katie literally said, “OH, MY GOD,” outloud in the middle of class while the teacher was giving his lecture, it was great.
Nevertheless, we bravely ventured on to challenge this virtual genie regardless of the embarrassing disturbance. Eventually we had this idea to try something more ridiculous than, Creed, so we tried him. Yes, him. The Michelin Man. And to our surprise, the Akinator still got it right! In my total attempts during class he got 7 out of 7 correct. My choices ranged from: George Bush, Aladdin, Ben Stiller, Osama Bin Laden, Rafael Nadal, Mozart, and even Princess Peach. Creed, Michelin Man, and Michael Scott were Katie’s ideas.
So, the moral of the story is: If you can’t beat ‘em, uninstall ‘em.
Because eventually, machine will take us over!
For anyone with an Android phone, and let’s face it, it’s the only way to go, check out the app Pulse. If you ever wanted to get all the articles and news feeds all in one app without having to open up the dedicated browser, this is the business. I use it for articles like, TFLN, FML, Engadget, IGN, Time, Fail Blogs, Tech crunch, etc. Freakin’ love this app, it’s probably my most used app on my phone, for sure.
I wonder how long it’s gonna take before I can commit to what I’m studying in school. Commitment is a bitch and so is finding a career for the rest of your life.
If only it were this easy.
A very smart friend of mine was tellin’ me that after he took his accounting exam he wasn’t even sure if he wanted to do it anymore. He is a junior now in college. We decided that if all else fails, we are gonna start a business together and ride classic 50s style motorcycles, after our business makes us millions, of course. #livin’thelife
Hellz yeah I’ll help you get famous! as long as you don’t forget me when you turn famous.
I’ve come to the idea that I may just take a completely different field. Physical Therapist now have to attend school for 8 years—are you shitting me? I could go to school in a totally different field and still graduate before I get a PT degree. I’ve already taken all my prereqs for PTA so I could just finish that up and then start on another degree, software design or computer engineering maybe?
I’m sure this picture has been liked and reposted several times. Glad to know I’m not alone. Here is to uncertainty, and in hopes that one day we get our shit straight.
Listening to some Cary Brothers while sending mass emails and talking to timmy about the differences in lesbians. Oh, life, there are so many wonders you have that I have yet to discover.
Indie lesbians. Pop lesbians? Butch lesbians.
Forced to go with my sister to get her prom dress. FML.
On a funny note, I met a momzilla. Poor, poor child. She just can’t escape mother’s wrath.
And on a brighter note sarah is helping her out so I don’t have to do anything.
Apple store here I come.