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February 17, 2006 5:20 PM   Subscribe

Monk-e-mail If you want to send a message, this is....unique.
posted by konolia (47 comments total)

 
The text to speech option is awesome.
posted by thanotopsis at 5:26 PM on February 17, 2006


I'm missing the part of the brain that finds monkeys funny.
posted by smackfu at 5:30 PM on February 17, 2006


It's too bad the text to speech thing has no inflection. "Hey hotstuff, I hear you have a banana for me" doesn't sound so sexy in robotspeak.
posted by onegreeneye at 5:36 PM on February 17, 2006


I've said it before. There's nothing funnier than midgets and/or monkeys. Nothing.
posted by EseLoco at 5:47 PM on February 17, 2006


If you play around with the spelling and punctuation, the text-to-speech feature will respond. Pretty funny stuff.
posted by horsewithnoname at 5:47 PM on February 17, 2006


I've said it before. There's nothing funnier than midgets and/or monkeys. Nothing.
posted by EseLoco at 5:47 PM on February 17, 2006


here's mine: monkey!
posted by tev at 5:48 PM on February 17, 2006


I just sent one. How awesome is this post?!
posted by scarabic at 5:48 PM on February 17, 2006


The monkey by phone thing doesn't work! It refuses to accept the code, says it is incorrect! Bad monkey, no banana for you! go back to governing the country!
posted by newfers at 5:50 PM on February 17, 2006


Midgets frighten me. (I know I'll get hatemail for that.)

Hey, if you choose the english accent woman and have her say "spank me" repeatedly, it's fairly humorous when your coworker has the speakers turned up.
posted by onegreeneye at 5:50 PM on February 17, 2006


Hehe, great find. I feel like I'm back in middle school and trying to get the old Apple IIe speech thing to say dirty words.
posted by lazywhinerkid at 5:56 PM on February 17, 2006


In soviet russia, a million of shakespeare-wannabes typing for enough time will get you monkey speech.
posted by qvantamon at 6:07 PM on February 17, 2006


Okay, I hate monkeys (and apes). I really hate monkeys (and apes). I think they're gross and not at all cute. But it was totally neat to text-to-speech the text of Poe's "The Raven" with that particular chimp.
posted by Gator at 6:07 PM on February 17, 2006


I never do these "send to a friend" things because I always figure that just puts my friend on some spam targeting list. Am I overly concerned?
posted by freebird at 6:15 PM on February 17, 2006


Why would anyone do this when there is a perfectly good monkey alternative. Sure it's 10 bucks, but you get what you pay for.
posted by jikel_morten at 6:21 PM on February 17, 2006


Am I overly concerned?

I doubt it. You're probably quite right, I'd say.
posted by jikel_morten at 6:22 PM on February 17, 2006


-what a great way to data-mine some email adresses....get ready for the chimp spams!
posted by OU812 at 6:34 PM on February 17, 2006


Mildly funny but it sucks they have a limit on how many text to speech audio conversions you can do in a day. Makes it difficult to get the punctuation in the right spot so it sounds right.
posted by Zinger at 6:35 PM on February 17, 2006


tev - fantastic. :D
posted by Drexen at 6:47 PM on February 17, 2006


Hard to get the timing right.
posted by horsewithnoname at 6:48 PM on February 17, 2006


I've been playing with this since last weekend. One of my friends and I have been monk-e-mailing us random stupid song lyrics, and it never ceases to crack me up. Call me easily amused.
posted by tastybrains at 6:50 PM on February 17, 2006


Text input doesn't work on a Mac :(
posted by substrate at 6:51 PM on February 17, 2006


Substrate you are seriously missing out. :( Write them a nasty letter!
posted by tastybrains at 6:55 PM on February 17, 2006


I love how the eyes track your mouse cursor.
posted by PurplePorpoise at 7:36 PM on February 17, 2006


Works fine on my mac (safari). But works really great with Pepsi Blue. Oh no you didn't!!
posted by fungible at 7:47 PM on February 17, 2006


my my... this is fun.
posted by sleslie at 8:14 PM on February 17, 2006


Text to speech does not know how to say "I'm" - you have to spell it as "eyem". The text I gave it was:
I'm hot, hot, hot. But I have cold hands. Im hot, hot, hot. But I have cold hands. I am hot, hot, hot, but I have cold hands. eyem hot, hot, hot, but I have cold hands.
I don't know why it put the extra pauses in there.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 8:14 PM on February 17, 2006


Here is mine: Hunting with Dick
posted by lobstah at 8:17 PM on February 17, 2006


I like the way you can make the chimp look like Geordie from Star Trek. Or maybe I find it a bit suspect.
Wish I had known about this before Valentine's Day.
posted by asok at 8:51 PM on February 17, 2006


what?
posted by phylum sinter at 9:19 PM on February 17, 2006


I think tastybrains is onto something with the whole stupid lyrics thing.
posted by Vervain at 9:54 PM on February 17, 2006


pepsi blue?
posted by VulcanMike at 10:15 PM on February 17, 2006


Here's a disturbing thought...
posted by Davenhill at 10:54 PM on February 17, 2006


Crap, I re-posted someone's earlier one by mistake. One more time... (it works)
posted by Davenhill at 10:55 PM on February 17, 2006


smackfu said:
I'm missing the part of the brain that finds monkeys funny.

What's wrong with you, bro? I love monkeys! And pirates! And zombies and robots and Chuck Norris! I'm a unique individual with a quirky sense of humor! Love me...LOVE ME!
posted by Ian A.T. at 11:43 PM on February 17, 2006


Awww. I was hoping that a monk would hand-illuminate my carefully composed message, and then scan it and send it along on my behalf.

Where does one go to get that service? (And would they also find themselves receiving richly embellished manuscripts about stocks, home loans, and Viagra?)
posted by SteelyDuran at 12:14 AM on February 18, 2006


Try this on for size, SteelyDuran.
posted by Gator at 12:21 AM on February 18, 2006


All those of you who sent a message to your friends or cow-orkers have just added their address to a spam list. Who's the monkey now?
posted by Joeforking at 2:56 AM on February 18, 2006


Here's Career Builder's Privacy Policy. I don't think you really have to worry about e-mail harvesting. It's just some harmless viral marketing.
posted by tastybrains at 7:02 AM on February 18, 2006


Monk-e-mail.
posted by rafter at 10:10 AM on February 18, 2006


Ack, my sound was cut. Alas.
posted by rafter at 10:11 AM on February 18, 2006


lovely.
posted by sgt.serenity at 10:36 AM on February 18, 2006


I like how you can change the number in the URL and see someone else's message.
posted by obvious at 10:36 AM on February 18, 2006


I really wish I had not changed the number to the following monk-e-mail.
posted by tastybrains at 11:30 AM on February 18, 2006


Awww. I was hoping that a monk would hand-illuminate my carefully composed message, and then scan it and send it along on my behalf.

OMG. I was too and I was so disappointed. Or... maybe you email something TO a monk, and then they write it out and send it someone by post.
posted by smackfu at 6:55 PM on February 18, 2006


good idea, obvious! they also don't seem to censor what people put in their messages, even if it's nsfw. (and i didn't make this one, it was just a couple digits past the one that obvious posted.)
posted by snofoam at 3:07 PM on February 19, 2006


omg konolia this post is seriously fun. thank you!
posted by nickyskye at 10:03 PM on February 19, 2006


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