Thursday, December 6, 2007

Holiday Themes Continue: Part 1: "Bad Santa"

You all have seen (or should immediately add it to your Netflix cue) the movie "Bad Santa" featuring Billy Bob Thronton and Bernie Mac (as well as John Ritter in one of his last movie rolls) but today Microsoft revealed that it had pulled the "plug" on it's own Jolly Fat Man.

According to an Associated Press article. The computing giant had created an automated bot messenger address where kids could go and IM with Santa. Well two little girls got on there and kept asking the Fat Man of the North if he "wanted to eat some pizza?" After a few replies back along the lines of "I'm not sure what you're asking", the girls kept at it and finally got an automated reply back of "You want me to eat what?!? It's fun to talk about oral sex, but I want to chat about something else."

Gasp.... "BAD SANTA"
Sly Grin... "Bad Santa baby!"

I'm not sure what the moral of this story is but it's interesting none the less and I have the moral obligation to point out that if Apple had posted a messenger bot "none of this would ever have happened."

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