Comedians and Dictators

Wow. An oddly fun diversion: Guess the Dictator or Television Sit-Com Character (thanks to Jon for the link). It asks you a long string of yes/no questions and then spouts off regarding its superiority.

I win again! You are player number 330 to have chosen Doug Hefernan from King of Queens. I knew you were Doug Hefernan from King of Queens from the start, but I strung you along for a while to make it seem more sporting. I hope that one day you will overcome the powerful sense of humiliation that you now feel. Until then, good luck.

6 Comments

  1. Tricia
    Apr 23, 2003

    Very fun indeed Jay!

    And please congratulate me!! I was able to stump the smug program when I pretended to be Holly from King of Queens. It guessed I was Fred from Angel.

  2. Rollin
    Apr 24, 2003

    Too funny! I thought I’d stump it with Jack Tripper from Three’s Company and Willis from Different Strokes (because I haven’t watched a sitcom in years…), but I guess the database used for this goes back a ways.

  3. Rollin
    Apr 24, 2003

    Ah, but I was only player number 8 to pick the Flying Nun!

  4. Barb
    Apr 25, 2003

    I beat the machine.

    “Well, there you have it, I was wrong again. I was positive that you were chief wild eagle from f troop! But you are far too clever for a puny computer like me. Now you can go and tell everyone while I sit here and try to put the pieces of my crumbled existence back together.”

    Ha! I was Ed from Northern Exposure.

  5. Stephanie
    Apr 27, 2003

    Sigh! I was correctly identified by the computer as Abby from ER…maybe I am too predictable! :)

  6. Tricia
    May 6, 2003

    Obviously I don’t have enough to do with my time…I stumped it again! I was the ever-annoying Francine from Scarecrow and Mrs. King!

    Here’s what computer said:
    “Well, there you have it, I was wrong again. I was positive that you were Jamie Sommers from Bionic Woman! But you are far too clever for a puny computer like me. Now you can go and tell everyone while I sit here and try to put the pieces of my crumbled existence back together.”

    After I submitted a question, at its request, to help it play better next time, it grovelled some more:

    “Your valuable replies have been added to my database. With your help the database is now vast enough to guess any evil dictator or sit-com character that anyone can ever think of ever! Next time you will not find me nearly as inadequate. Please come back and visit me often so that I don’t grow sad and lonely.”