Siri, What is One Trillion to the 10th Power?

"Hey Siri, drop dat hot fire so I can kick a funky rhyme."

Your request does not compute.

"Siri, hit dat beat box, yo!"

I'm sorry, Dave.  I'm afraid I can't do that.

"Dang it, Siri.  What's one trillion to the 10th power?"

Check out this trio of skillful musicians, including an Indian beatbox, rhythm vocals, and lead melody. Oh yeah, and don't forget Siri, the true star of the show.  They managed to trick Siri into providing a backing beat so they could perform an original song.

We Quartet Now.


I feel betrayed.  My life is in ruin.  I don't know anymore, or care.

I just deleted an entire paragraph about my prediction that this little stunt would blow up with a ton of copy cats.  Turns out these people are the copy cats!  It just goes to show you that there's nothing new under the sun and everything comes in cycles, including repurposing viral content on the internet.  Seems like someone could do a high production value of this concept with multiple phones and make a quick buck.  I want a 10% commission if you use that idea.

I found a 12 year old kid doing this in 2013, with his smug self.  As a matter of fact I'd probably ground him and restrict his access to food for being so smug.  I'm pretty sure it's past his bed time.  I bet he didn't even do his homework.

And then I also found this superior beatbox but alas the video has since been removed like so many before it.  I have no clue what it up with this genre of videos.  They keep getting deleted and re-uploaded nonstop.  I wonder if Apple has an issue with it or if YouTube creators are constantly claiming each others videos.  Who knows but it's driving me nuts.  I'm so sick of this post and these silly Siri stunts!  I was going to make my own version just out of spite, but at this point I'd rather not.

This reminds me of all the stunts we pulled as kids in the toy store, using nearly anything to make music.  Like those "clocks" you'd wind and it would spin an arrow and choose a random farm animal.  Or "Baby's First Cellphone."  Or "Toddler's First Walmart Guitar."  It also reminds me of reading cereal boxes in the grocery store for an hour while my mom shopped in other aisles.  Later I got smart and started hanging out in the magazine aisle, reading The Source and Guitar World.

Be right back, I'm going to make my own Alexa or Cortana beatbox and be internet famous.  That'd be a good trade for all of these overlord tech companies streaming our lives straight to big brother.  As I update this post, I'm actually watching Mark Zuckerberg get grilled by Congress.  I don't want tech companies or the government surveilling my digital life, not that they'll get any more than me writing stupid posts about the dumbest YouTube videos available.  That hasn't stopped me from pointing my webcam to the ceiling!  Be paranoid, my friends.