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Drabble by Kevin Fagan for September 30, 2019

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    Lucy Rudy  about 2 years ago

    Did you see the segment on AFV tonight where a guy is telling alexa to turn off the lights and a guy in the next room keeps yelling at her to turn them back on! Would have been funnier if she blew up.

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  about 2 years ago

    Here in the South Carolina low country, we still do.

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    Baarorso  about 2 years ago

    I thought you played video games on a “Switch”. ;-D

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    Auntie Socialist  about 2 years ago

    G’night John-boy!

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    RobinHood  about 2 years ago

    Alexa Open the pod bay doors, Hal won’t.

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    ajr58  about 2 years ago

    Alexa, Release the Kracken!

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    WDemBlk Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I have her turn them off as I pass each area. It’s helpful when the lamp or switch isn’t right by the door or your hands are full. I also like having a group when the group goes on (as when I get home) & I turn them off as I need. I don’t know why she would do them all after she’s in bed.

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    Clotty Peristalt  about 2 years ago

    I just can’t see the point in these stupid smart speakers or digital assistants. An internet-connected computer that listens 24/7; what could go wrong? And, as this strip illustrates, the benefits are so utterly marginal as to be non-existent.

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    BearsDown Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Alexa, butt the hell out.

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    dadoctah  about 2 years ago

    At least we got her off the Clapper.

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    Nighthawks Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I miss the old days when we used ‘The Clapper’

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    david_42  about 2 years ago

    Zero interest. Living in a tri-level, turning lights on and off constitute exercise.

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    Dr_Fogg  about 2 years ago

    I have one plug-in smart light switch. But only because it was free.

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    Grutzi  about 2 years ago

    Read the directions online and set each light to go off on a schedule. You can over ride it if you vary your routine but people don’t usually vary that much. Then as you lay down you can just turn off the bedroom light. The other way is to make a group, go to bed and then turn off the entire group. Yes, directions for Alexa really do help.

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    Space & Kitten  about 2 years ago

    No Thanks,I’ll Keep the Control of Our Home to Us.(Also Our Vehicle.) :-)

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    JD'Huntsville'AL  about 2 years ago

    I don’t have one of those. Can’t you just say “Alexa, turn off all the lights”?

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    craigwestlake  about 2 years ago

    In the old days we used the bedroom light to find out who was the boss; while you were turning off the light you’d look back and the one still in bed was the boss…

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