Jonathan Dobres

rise of the machines

Spend enough time on the Internet, and eventually you’ll find some very cool things. Cool thing number one? Guess the sitcom character. Here’s how you play. Run through your pathetically pop-culture saturated brain and pick a TV character, like maybe Sophia Petrillo, or my childhood idol, Darkwing Duck. Then sit there and answer the continuing sequence of yes/no questions as if you are that character. There’s a frighteningly high chance that at the end of the questions, the computer will guess your identity correctly. Scary. What’s worse, if you stump the machine (and it verifies that you weren’t just answering questions wrong), it’ll ask you to help make it smarter by adding your own question to the database. Fight the power!