An Addictive New Waste of Time!

Has everybody already discovered the Askinator game? The Wolf household can’t stop playing it. Think of any character, real or fictive, and the Askinator Genie will guess the answer. So far, it has correctly guessed Ignatious P. Reilly, the Gimp from Pulp Fiction, god, Madame Bovary, Borat, Marianne Faithfull, my mother-in-law and our dog.

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19 Responses to An Addictive New Waste of Time!

  1. Suspended says:

    My choice was Edward Gorey. It came up with Gary Gygax and then Robert Jordan. I think it was just throwing anyone with a beard my way 🙁

  2. boops says:

    i stumped it with Lucy Honeychurch. i guess the ‘nator hasn’t read em forster?

  3. Aja says:

    It totally came up with Karl Lagerfeld. Amazing.

  4. Aja says:

    . . . but then I stumped it with Alek Wek.

  5. Susan says:

    Love it, Sister! I thought of Keith Richards and it guessed it correctly. Gotta go play some more. =)

  6. Deni says:

    It got my cat right, my son right, but when I thought of Albert Einstein it guessed Walt Disney?

  7. Suspended says:

    It got Coco Chanel rather quickly, but instead of Josephine Baker it gave me Tina Turner. At a certain point I could tell it thought I was thinking of Billie Holiday, asking about drugs, but then it led itself astray with sexy mini skirts. Tina’s skirts ‘being sexy’ is VERY subjective.

    Aja…I’ve just been looking at Karl Lagerfeld’s diet book, its bloody hilarious!

  8. Bob says:

    I played 5 times. It got Aristotle and Batman, and I stumped it with John Henry steel drivn’ man, comic artist Darwyn Cooke, and Marc Bolan from T-Rex.

  9. Suspended says:

    I decided to put the Akinators skills to a more positive use and help the police find this man…

    http://www.asylum.com/2009/12/22/police-hunt-bizarre-supermarket-butt-sniffing-shopper/

    It turns out the culprit is none other than antiques expert David Dickinson. Rank old pervert!

  10. Bob says:

    I thought of Georgia O’Keefe, it guessed Hypatia of Alexandria, Diane Arbus, and then the wife of that Billie Joe guy from green day? Something Armstrong. I wouldn’t think that one would have been hard?

  11. Bob says:

    @Suspended: good call! get that guy off the streets! yuck.

  12. Alicia says:

    Took him a couple of tries, but he got Cary Grant. =D

  13. enna. says:

    I stumped it with Daphne Guinness. It guessed Anna Wintour instead.

  14. Sarah P says:

    It got Sherlock Holmes and Ghengis Khan. I was freaked out and called Mr P to come and play. He said, “Does it have to be someone famous or can it be one of my friends?”

  15. Bevitron says:

    It didn’t get Bix Beiderbecke or Hattie McDaniel. But it did get Leonard Bernstein, Holden Caulfield, David Mitchell, Sam Rockwell and Satan. All of whom I would love to have over for one of those “if you could invite anybody, living or dead” dinner parties. And Sister Wolf, you come, too.

  16. maya says:

    jeez it even guessed peter murphy! i am surprised. it also got stephen king. how does it doooitt?

  17. OMGGMAB says:

    I could not have asked for a better incorrect answer. Of whom was I thinking? Our favorite dingbat, wingnut, did not win VP, quitter Guvner, Sarah Palin. The incorrect guess: Monica Lewinski!!! Now that is some crazy shit!

  18. Andra says:

    This is good stuff. It didn’t know Michael Somare (prime minister of Papua New Guinea) but knows about Sammy Davis Jr.
    Impressive.
    Something else to pass the time instead of Free Rice.
    Thanks Sister W.

  19. Ann says:

    It got Max Azria for me! Crazy!

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