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15 Minutes of Jokes From Google Home. That’s It. Nothing Else. Why Are You Still Reading This Title?

Ok, Google. Tell me a joke. Ok, Google. Tell me a joke. Ok, Goog--you get it.

I know we keep harping on the same opening, but I truly believe that we do need a laugh or two after that election. Or, as David Chen would have it, fifteen minutes of straight jokes. To test his brand new Google Home device, he asked it to tell him jokes for fifteen minutes straight. This is some extreme edge case QA testing, I have to say, and Chen’s findings are, well… kind of funny.

You can see for yourself in the video above, which chronicles his entire endurance test. Oh, and its accompanied by a wonderful view of the Seattle sky and the Space Needle. About halfway through the video, Google Home starts to repeat jokes, as if it’s come to the bottom of its list and it’s starting to really rake in the boos at the Laugh Factory. After a little while longer, it takes longer to pull up a joke. Then, eventually, it crashes, likely deciding that giving up and beginning again is a lot less painful than having to tell the same knock-knock joke yet again.

If you’ve got one of these–or if you have any voice command-enabled phone–you should try this out yourself and see what happens. I wonder what Siri would do if it were offered its own Comedy Central special.

(via Laughing Squid)

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