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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

My Top Five Alexa Commands

Photo by Salt Water New England

 My top five Alexa commands:

  • Remind me in 30 minutes to check the yams.
  • Play Audible (currently, How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition).
  • Shuffle playlist Wolfgang.
  • Play the shipping forecast.
  • Announce - Your salad is ready.

17 comments:

  1. Amazon Echo Silver for the Greatest Generation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvT_gqs5ETk

    The best laugh you'll have today.

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    1. You are so right! That was one of the funniest sketches ever on SNL. Can't even tell you how many times I've watched it - hilarious!

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    2. Oh my God, I had never seen that one before. Hilarious!!

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  2. We've held out on Alexa. I see the convenience, but it still seems to Jetsons for us right now. GLH

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  3. I don't have Alexa (still a bit suspicious of too much tech chez moi), but I do love to listen to the shipping forecast for the British Isles (though I live in Switzerland, which is of course, landlocked). My favourite Saturday evening thing to do is to have a nice bubble bath at 6 pm, enjoy a mug of herbal tea, and listen to the shipping forecast.

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    1. Your real name isn't Mrs. Bale, is it? if so, say hello to Rocky and Madge for us.

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    2. One of my all-time favourite sit-coms.

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    3. Darn, you beat me to the Mrs. Bale comment! Great show.

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    4. Mrs Bale- Everyone beat me to it. What a great show. the best.

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  4. Benjamin VontailJune 8, 2022 at 3:59 PM

    Alexa play Mahler, 9th Symphony Adagio. Alex Play Arvo Part, Festina Lente. Alexa play James Brown... the list goes on...

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  5. Don't have an Alexa but my most asked question would definitely be, "What is the temperature?" (Here in Atlanta, I stay indoors most of July and August.)

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  6. I just bring myself to go there!

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  7. What time does the dispensary open?
    Where did I put my vape pen?
    Tell me a joke, Alexa, nothing racist or sexist though
    Turn off the lawn sprinklers, it's raining!
    Put on some groovin' tunes, pronto

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  8. Dr. Robert Greenberg is a character -- though in the audio format you don't get to see his emphatic gestures.

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    1. I was going to say that I love that course and Professor Greenberg. Even though it's a music course with very little to look at, I prefer the video to the audio. I have watched/listened through the course several times. He does a number of other music history courses at Wondrium.

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  9. Regarding the Shipping Forecast, some of my favorite memories are of listing to NOAA Weather Radio with my grandfather on his Cape Dory sloop on the coast of Maine--before NOAA switched to computer-generated voices. The real humans of the Shipping Forecast are a joy even when I have no intention of sailing anywhere near the British Isles.

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  10. Michael in TennesseeJune 12, 2022 at 5:20 PM

    When the grandkids are here, they love to hear Alexa play “Dead skunk in the middle of the road”.

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