Is that rain? Zooey Deschanel & Siri team up in cloudy morning thriller
iPhone 4S/Siri: Zooey Deschanel
It's hard to believe it's been 8 months since I last posted. One way or another, I let my commercial hate subside within the deepest reaches of my antagonistic being. That being said, this Zooey/Siri interplay has lit a fuse within me. Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Commercial Hater is back to spew embers of vitriol. Cue the tube.
OK, I have an iPhone. It comes in handy for a lot of things, like grabbing a local restaurant's phone number or checking my important (and not so important) emails. But these queries are unconscionable. I'll outline what she probed Siri with, and why it's stupid.
Zooey: Is that rain?
Why it's stupid: It's raining.
Zooey: Let's get tomato soup delivered.
Why it's stupid: Nobody gets tomato soup delivered.
Zooey: Remind me to clean up -- tomorrow.
Why it's stupid: If this is messy, I should be on Hoarders. I figured she'd have all those books on Kindle -- wait, iPad. And by "remind me to clean up", I'm sure she means not her.
Zooey: Play "Shake, Rattle and Roll"
Why it's stupid: Actually, there ain't nothing wrong with that. Notice how it gets pretty loud when she asks Siri to play the song. Does she have a wireless application that connects her iPhone music library to her speakers? Also, Is dancing by yourself as bad as talking to yourself?
What I'd really like is if Siri had some guts and could retort without deference. Say what you want about Hal 9000, but it stuck to it's guns.
I'm sorry Zooey, this commercial can serve no purpose anymore.