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macmath
02-06-2005, 07:15 PM
While this is a request, it is not a help request and I couldn't see putting it in a real help forum above.

If you turn on 'Apple Speakable Items' under Speech Recongnition in the Speech PreferencePane, you can say 'Tell me a joke' and your Mac will tell you a knock-knock joke. Some are good and some not so good, but they all are a little more funny coming from your computer. Example:

Knock Knock
who's there
Toothy
Toothy who
Toothy the day after Monday.

Knock Knock
who's there
Thumpin
Thumpin who
Thumpin green and slimy is climbing up your back.

...and from when I did this in OS 8:
Knock Knock
who's there
Orange
Orange who
Orange you glad you bought a Macintosh?

...but which is now:
Knock Knock
who's there
Orange
Orange who
Orange you glad you bought MacOS Ten?

Well, invariably I have a difficult time getting it to recongize the "_____-who" part when I speak it. So there are a couple of jokes I'd like to know the answer to. I've looked for where these might be located and I can't find them. For instance, does anyone know the answer to

Knock Knock
who's there
Turin
Turin who
__________

or

Knock Knock
who's there
Tarzan
Tarzan who
__________

hayne
02-06-2005, 11:04 PM
So there are a couple of jokes I'd like to know the answer to. I've looked for where these might be located and I can't find them.
I'm guessing that the jokes must be in a resource file (or something like that ) in one of the speech folders.

But to get the answers to those specific two jokes, there's an easier way:
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22tarzan+who%22+%22turin+who%22

macmath
02-08-2005, 01:52 PM
Somehow I still underestimate Google. Sorry. Thanks. They are a lot funnier coming from the computer....some are only funny coming from the computer.

styrafome
02-08-2005, 04:33 PM
It's almost time for MacHack (http://www.adhocconf.com/). You know what would be cool if someone could program a Mac to tell the "Aristocrats" (http://sundance.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000933029330/) joke the way it's been done for decades: improvising a different way each time. That would be a hoot! :eek:

charlieT
02-09-2005, 01:11 PM
just downloaded the south park video of the joke. erm, am i being stupid? i dont get it. am i not supposed to?
http://www.spschat.com/RareMedia/videos/southparkjoke-thearistocrats.wmv