Monday, March 12, 2012

The Frumest iPhone Ever - A Hilarious Purim Short Video


The new Apple iPhone 4S has a feature called Siri that understands your spoken commands, finds the information you're looking for, and responds in a female voice. Here's the way Apple describes the service:
Siri on iPhone 4S lets you use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, and more. Ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you talk. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and even talks back. Siri is so easy to use and does so much, you’ll keep finding more and more ways to use it.
Last week the Mount Sinai Jewish Center in Washington Heights, New York, had a Purim Spiel competition for best short film under 5 minutes. The winning film is a takeoff on the Apple iPhone 4S with Siri (now Suri, her Jewish name) fielding the messages and responding in a very personal and frum way, taking over the lives of the phone users, censoring their choices in restaurants, movies, dating...you get the idea.)  It's hilarious and we thought you'd enjoy it.

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)