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Blessed are the cheesemakers...
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Published Sunday, June 01, 2014 @ 11:42 AM EDT
Jun 01 2014

Smartphone technology is amazing, but if we're going to continue anthropomorphizing these devices, let's get the casting correct.

They're not mature, thirty-something personal assistants with eidetic memories and a preternatural awareness of our needs and their surroundings. They're precocious ten-year-olds who don't listen closely, are easily distracted, and are willing to sacrifice accuracy for the chance to joke around.

This past Friday the local Rite Aid pharmacy couldn't completely fill my prescription for montelukast, the generic form of the allergy drug Singulair. On my way out of the store, I told Google Now to "remind me about montelukast when I'm at Rite Aid."

To be fair, I didn't look at the phone's screen. I didn't want to remove my sunglasses and I was in a hurry. I just confirmend the reminder and kept moving.

So this morning I'm at Rite Aid getting milk and bread, and my phone "dings' and vibrates. The reminder screen read:

Monty Lutheran.

"Ok, Google Now. Show me Monty Lutheran."

Smart ass.


Categories: Google, KGB Opinion, Monty Python, Technology


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Monty Python reference of the day
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Published Wednesday, October 16, 2013 @ 4:23 PM EDT
Oct 16 2013


Categories: Congress, Monty Python, Observations


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October 5, 1969
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Published Wednesday, October 05, 2011 @ 2:56 AM EDT
Oct 05 2011

Forty-two years ago today, the first episode of Monty Python's Flying Circus was aired on the BBC, and humor was forever changed.

(YouTube video: The Philosophers' Drinking Song)


Categories: Monty Python, Video, YouTube


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Remembering Graham Chapman
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Published Tuesday, October 04, 2011 @ 8:19 AM EDT
Oct 04 2011

Warning: contains vulgar but entirely appropriate language.

(YouTube video of John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Eric Idle speak at Graham Chapman's memorial service.)


Categories: Monty Python, Video, YouTube


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