If you have access to one you might already know this, but your digital assistant (Google, Siri, probably Alexa) will tell you a joke if you ask. I do this sometimes for my own amusement or in search of a joke I can send to my family. Plenty of these jokes are not very good, many are bad but worth a chuckle, and some of them are decent.
And then there’s this one.
Q: What’s the best way to tell how heavy a red hot chili pepper is?
a: Give it a weigh, give it a weigh, give it a weigh now!
That’s easily Siri’s funniest joke, and it might be the funniest one I’ve heard from anyone digital or otherwise in a good while.
If you’re curious, this is Siri’s second funniest joke.
Q: Why shouldn’t you bother asking Rick Astley if you can borrow his Pixar DVD collection?
A: Because he’s never gonna give you Up.
So far I’ve gotten nothing from Google Home that comes close to either of those. They really ought to step their game up here lest they risk getting left permanently behind in this crucial area.