Twinkie Deathwatch: Day Three, Eau de Q-Tips

I heard this exchange between Ira Glass and Siri recently on This American Life that proves Siri has a pretty subversive sense of humor:

Ira Glass
Siri, where do you come from?

Siri Software
I, Siri, was designed by Apple in California.

Ira Glass
Where were you manufactured?

Siri Software
I’m not allowed to say.

Ira Glass
Why?

Siri Software
Good question. Anything else I can do for you?

The above is from the opening to a piece called, Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory, on conditions in Chinese factories that manufacture popular brand (including Apple) consumer electronics (including the iPhone4s).

Well worth a listen.  Guaranteed to put all your First World problems into perspective.

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3 responses to “Twinkie Deathwatch: Day Three, Eau de Q-Tips

  1. SaraCVT

    Is this TRUE? Did we actually come to our senses enough to put Hostess out of business? RJ may never forgive us.

  2. Garfieldh2 Codename: Lasagna

    I wonder what’ll happen once RJ figures out that Hostess really is bankrupt. Probably stay in his Strategic Twinkie Reserve. We’ll lose RJ in OTH!

  3. James Riendeau

    Hostess isn’t going anywhere. They are just trying to shed “debt”, much of it owed to their pension funds. Their unions will be broken, and their pensioners forsaken, but you will be able to buy twinkies at a new low price when all is said and done.

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