OT - petition for Mike Rowe's voice as a Siri alternative.

Just came across this on Facebook so thought I'd share since I'm a big fan of Mike's. Does anybody know if these petitions get results?


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I saw this and thought it was cool but put it on something usable like Alexa or Google Assistant. Siri is useless.

I'm still holding out for glaDOS, though

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

I was hoping for something more also. Someone mentioned possibly his voice for google maps (as a comment I don't remember if it was Facebook or the petition itself). Alexa is a good idea.

How about Fred Schneider's voice instead?

I vote Kevin Harlan

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

I love me some Kevin Harlan. Every now and again I set my ringtone to his "What did we just see!?" call of Nick Foles and the Philly Special

Obvious choice is Frank Beamer

There's some traffic ahead that'll really get after ya

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Or, for entertainment value, could try Mark Richt or any of several ACC network broadcasters. I mean, make every question a challenge.

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

If his voice was being used for Google maps, it might take 5 minutes for Mark Richt * to get the sentence out and by that time you will have driven by the turn.

* All in jest, I happen to like him as a person.

Ut Prosim Ad Dei Gloriam

Majel Barrett or what are we even doing?

And she's already done the process to make it work so that they could continue using her voice on the show after she passed.

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Mike Rowe is just awesome. One of my nutty dreams from years ago was that my wife and I would someday give up the office work and get some job like cleaning stables at Skyland Resort in Shenandoah NP or working at a dogsled lodge kennel in Northern Minnesota or Alaska and get to be on Dirty Jobs. Can just hear him:

"A and B, you gave up their jobs at X and Y to shovel poo at Z. What were they thinking ..."

Recovering scientist working in business consulting

If we're going the football route, I vote for Howard Schnellenberger

Gilbert Gottfried anyone?

Could something like this be used as a fundraising opportunity for Tech? How hard would it be to sell Bill Roth as your navigation or digital assistant to Hokie fans?

"Sooner or later, if man is ever to be worthy of his destiny, we must fill our heart with tolerance."
-Stan Lee

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

I'm thinking not as easy as you are thinking or there would be no shortage of celebrity voice choices.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.