Taking Siri out for a spin?

October 25, 2011

Blog Guy, I gather from your recent posts that you’re a big fan of Siri, the personal assistant on the new iPhone 4S who carries on conversations with users?

I am. I’m pretty dazzled, I must say.

So, have you gotten to know her personally?

Well, I don’t like to boast, but as you can see from this screen grab, yes. Siri sent me her personal, private phone number.

Blog Guy, you’re just pathetic. That’s one of those fictitious 555 numbers that they use in movies, which don’t really exist. Siri is just having fun with you. So, I heard a weird rumor about the timing of the release of the iPhone featuring Siri.

Yeah, it’s true. Apple released the phone a couple of weeks before Halloween so they can cash in selling Siri costumes for trick-or-treating. All the kids will be trying to look and sound like Siri next Monday night.

But does anybody know what she looks like?

Yes. She sent me this photo of herself. She’s sassy, perky, coy and confident.

So this woman who wouldn’t even give you her real phone number claims she looks like a fashion model in Russia? I give up, Blog Guy.

It’s only going to get better. On the next iPhone release, you won’t even have to punch that button to get Siri’s attention. She’ll answer if you just give the phone a whirl, spinning it around quickly.

That’s amazing! I hadn’t even heard that yet!

Really? You don’t know about the Whirled Siris?

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The guidance counselor never mentioned table dancing.

Sister Merry Bambi would have had good balance back then. Now, I tend to be a little off balance (snicker).

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Heh heh heh, Onedoor. You can’t get something like that past me. Okay, at least not past Lamar….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Wow… I am in awe in all of you… its like being a kid again and watching superstars/idols performing on stage for the very first time… and ofcourse I am staring in wide-eye wonder at the costumes..

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

This is what happens when Siri breaks down and you miss your Country Roads.

“I hear her voice, in the morning hour she calls me,
The radio reminds me of my home far away.
And driving down the road I get the feeling
That I should have been home yesterday, Siri-ously!”

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Bring it on home, Malt:

Country Roads,
take me to Roscoe’s
It’s The place I want to dine
Siri mis-led me
And no-one’s fed me
Take me to Roscoes,
Country Roads

Posted by Nosmo__King | Report as abusive

Oh gosh,Malt, I love you for getting Country Roads in..
Its one of my fav Jon Denver songs!

Sing along, everyone!!

Times Critic Review: the OE Blog Musical, was a hit, even before it hit the stage :)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Speaking of costumes, @Shra, apparently, if you ask Siri what she is wearing, she says, ““Aluminosilicate glass and stainless steel. Nice, huh?”
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/1 4/siri-is-one-funny-lady/

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

To continue with the genre, this might have been sung by Nicely Nicely Basler:

I dreamed last night I got on the boat to heaven
And by some chance I had brought Siri along
And there I stood
And I hollered “Siri, answer me”
But the passengers, they knew the 4s from the Droid

For the people all said sit down
Sit down, you’re rockin’ the boat

The people all said sit down
Sit down you’re rockin’ the boat

And Siri will book your diary
To the sharp tone from your throat
Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down
Sit down you’re rockin’ the boat

I sailed away on that little boat to heaven
And by some chance found that Siri answered my last query
And there I stood,
Nicely appreciating Siri-Dearie
But the passengers were bound to resist

For the people all said beware
You’re on a heavenly trip
People all said beware
Beware, you’ll scuttle the ship.

And Siri will book your diary
A finer program Jobs never wrote
Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down
Sit down, you’re rockin’ the boat

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Great, Spin. Glad to see you’re not Runyon out of ideas….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Blog Guy, some might argue that mine is a Loesser version of the song.

Posted by 69Spinster | Report as abusive

Geez Blog Guy, I took your advice and broke down and bought one of the new iPhone 4S’s. At first it was fine, took it out of the box, plugged it in, etc. Then I asked Siri a question:

jclimacus081: “Siri, can you tell me which theaters are showing Anonymous this weekend?

Siri: “Sure thing honey, but the name’s not Siri.”

jclimacus081: “Uhm, sorry?”

not Siri: “No I’m Debi, a special prototype. Debi Hari actually. Hit it boys!

Colour me your iPhone, baby
Colour me your heart
Roll out the red carpet, darling
I know who you are
Come up off your keyboard baby
I know where you blog!
Call me, on the line
Call me, at 555, any, anytime
Call me, jclim, you can call me any day or night
Call me!

Cover me with new apps, baby
Cover me with smiles
Roll me in designer clothing
Russian models are just fine
Emotions come I don’t know why
Ain’t it something, this new AI?
Call me, on the line
Call me, at 555, any, anytime
Call me and we’ll blog all day
Call me, call me any day or night
Call me!

Got commentor’s block? I’ll solve it baby
In any language that you like
Ooh, amore, chiamami chiamami.
Oo, appelle-moi mon cherie, appelle-moi
I’m an app anytime, anyplace, anywhere
Dump that Stinkberry, Android, with a touch of flair
Take me out and show me off
Put me on the scene
Dress me in the fashions of the sassy, perky
Zombie fashion queens
Ask me, ask me
Any thing you want to know
I’ll find the best steak in town
Or the nearest musical Broadway show
Oh, call me, ooh ooh ahhhhhh!
Call me.
Call me, call me, any, anytime…”

It’s been singing for six hours, and frankly I’m scared to go near the thing. Help!

Posted by jclimacus081 | Report as abusive

Hey, Dave! They designed this one with you in mind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q0kd5LlA Nk

Daisy, Daisy…

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