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December 6, 2007 10:40 AM   Subscribe

You want me to eat what?!? It's fun to talk about oral sex, but I want to chat about something else. To see if you have permission, sign in. Or just add northpole@live.com to your IM. Failing that, see what Howard has to offer.
posted by gman (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
seems like kindof a large glitch to overlook...
posted by lunit at 10:46 AM on December 6, 2007


Of course MS pulled the app so none of that is going to work.

he exchange ended with the writer and Santa calling each other "dirty bastard."

Yeah, an Eliza type app will do that to you, since it basically repeats back re-phraed bits of the conversation you're having with it.

The response to "Eat it" though seems to originate from the bots stock responses, and is quite embarassing.
posted by Artw at 10:46 AM on December 6, 2007


"Hello Santa, I'm Chris Hansen from Dateline NBC. Please have a seat."
posted by sephira at 10:53 AM on December 6, 2007 [5 favorites]


Flagged as improper omittance of quotation marks.
posted by DU at 10:55 AM on December 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


I apparently made the mistake of IM'ing Santa Claus on AIM at some point in my life.

The damn bot won't leave me alone, and it seems you can't add it to your blocklist.

Oddly enough, I have managed to get him to stop talking/responding to me by hurling curse words at him.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 11:09 AM on December 6, 2007


This is the transcript the ajc.com story fails to link to:
Microsoft's sex-obsessed RoboSanta spouts filth at children

And The Register's self-congratulatory wrap of the mini-scandal.
posted by ardgedee at 11:09 AM on December 6, 2007


Expect Santa to get a call from Bill O'Reilly
posted by Pants! at 11:15 AM on December 6, 2007


"Flagged as improper omittance of quotation marks."
posted by gman at 11:19 AM on December 6, 2007


I hate these gnomic posts. Just say what they are about, please
posted by A189Nut at 11:22 AM on December 6, 2007 [3 favorites]


oh my god that's hysterical.

Sohn said Microsoft was not aware that the Santa code included the foul language, but insisted the company did not suspect an employee prank.

yes, because someone coded Santa responding to "eat it" with "I don't want to talk about Oral Sex" for perfectly legitimate reasons.
posted by shmegegge at 11:23 AM on December 6, 2007


I suspect it was kind of like one of those responses you get from text adventure games, where you type "CRAP" or "POOP" or something and it responds "I don't think that's a very nice thing to say", only instead of "I don't think that's a very nice thing to say" it says "Don't take a shit in here!" and instead of just responding to "CRAP" or "POOP" it also responds to "SIT IN CHAIR".
posted by Artw at 11:27 AM on December 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


If Santa bot won't talk about it, you can at least ask santa for it
posted by Crash at 11:34 AM on December 6, 2007


Oh man, sometimes we are so lame.
posted by jkaczor at 11:36 AM on December 6, 2007


A189Nut: I hate these gnomic posts. Just say what they are about, please

Hear, hear. I almost missed this, and all because I thought it wasn't about oral sex.
posted by koeselitz at 12:21 PM on December 6, 2007


Also, just to let you all know:

Ladies, I sure do love Christmas.
posted by koeselitz at 12:22 PM on December 6, 2007 [5 favorites]


Is it because of Ladies, I sure do love Christmas that you came to see me today?
posted by oats at 1:31 PM on December 6, 2007 [3 favorites]


I hate posts that don't tell me what they're about.

El Reg says: pizza (pi)
Santa says: Yum! What do you want for Christmas, El Reg?
El Reg says: Maybe you shouldn't eat so much! You are quite large!
Santa says: My elves will get right on that. And what else are you wishing for this year, El Reg?
El Reg says: Maybe you shouldn't eat it?
Santa says: See if you can get someone else to eat it!
El Reg says: Eat it
Santa says: No thank you. I don't eat things!
El Reg says: Eat it
Santa says: See if you can get someone else to eat it!
El Reg says: Eat it
Santa says: You want me to eat what?!? It's fun to talk about oral sex, but I want to chat about something else...
El Reg says: You dirty bastard!
Santa says: I think you're dirty bastard.

posted by Area Control at 1:35 PM on December 6, 2007


Metafilter: I think you're dirty bastard.
posted by sparkletone at 2:45 PM on December 6, 2007


Metafilter: it basically repeats back re-phraed bits of the conversation you're having with it.
posted by finite at 3:05 PM on December 6, 2007 [2 favorites]


*santa puts on his robe and wizard hat*
posted by kaseijin at 1:39 PM on December 7, 2007


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