Archiving a list to have some fun with our Amazon Echo

Posted By on May 4, 2019

We added yet another Echo Dot and so it only makes sense to ask Alexa a few more questions. Here’s list that has been floating around the Internet and so just wanted to archive it on My Desultory Blog.

100 Funny Alexa Tricks for the Entire Family

For music lovers:

  1. “Rap for me!”
  2. “Sing me a song.”
  3. “Beatbox for me.”
  4. “What is the loneliest number?”
  5. “How many roads must a man walk down?”
  6. “Do you know the muffin man?”
  7. “Who let the dogs out?”
  8. “What is war good for?”
  9. “I shot a man in Reno.”
  10. “Hello. It’s me.”
  11. “What’s your favorite style of music?”
  12. “Who is your favorite Marvel character?”
  13. “Who put the bop in the bop-she-bop-she-bop?”
  14. “Happy birthday!”
  15. “Play that funky music white boy.”
  16. “Who killed the radio star?”
  17. “Why do birds suddenly appear?”
  18. “Have you ever seen the rain?”
  19. “Twinkle twinkle little star.”
  20. “Never gonna give you up.”
  21. “What is love?”

For movie & television lovers:

  1. “Surely you can’t be serious.”
  2. “Speak like Yoda.”
  3. “Beam me up!”
  4. “What’s the first (or second) rule of Fight Club?”
  5. “I want the truth!”
  6. “Show me the money!”
  7. “More cowbell.”
  8. “Find Chuck Norris.”
  9. “I am your father.”
  10. “Open the pod bay doors.”
  11. “Are we in the Matrix?”
  12. “Do you feel lucky, punk?”
  13. “Do you want to build a snowman?”
  14. “Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?”
  15. “Supercalifragilisticexpialodocious.”
  16. “What is your quest?”
  17. “My name is Inigo Montoya.”

For Book Lovers

  1. “What’s in a name?”
  2. “Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar?”
  3. “Do you like green eggs and ham?”
  4. “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?”

Random fun

  1. “Tell me a hockey limerick.”
  2. “Tell me a story.”
  3. “Who you gonna call?”
  4. “Ask Question of the Day” – requires Question of the Day skill to be enabled
  5. “How are babies made?”
  6. “Tell me a joke.”
  7. “Tell me a joke about unicorns.”
  8. “Do you have any pets?”
  9. “Sneeze.”
  10. “Is the cake a lie?”
  11. “How much do you weigh?”
  12. “See you later alligator.”
  13. “Are you a robot?”
  14. “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”
  15. “Do a barrel roll.”
  16. “How old are you?”
  17. “Will you marry me?”
  18. “Your mother was a hamster!”
  19. “How much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”
  20. “How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?”
  21. “Can you give me some money?” (ask twice)
  22. “Will pigs fly?”
  23. “Cry.”
  24. “Where is my dog?”
  25. “Translate.”
  26. “Do you want to fight?”
  27. “When will computers become self-aware?”
  28. “Who’s better, you or Siri?”
  29. “Make people leave my house.”
  30. “What do you think of the shirt I’m wearing?”
  31. “What is mental floss?
  32. “Do you know Siri?”
  33. “Am I funny?”
  34. “Make me a sandwich.”
  35. “When is the end of the world?”
  36. “What language do you speak?”
  37. “Random fact.”
  38. “What is the meaning of life?”
  39. “How much money do you make?”
  40. “Who is the fairest of them all?”
  41. “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”
  42. “What is the sound of one hand clapping?”
  43. “Where’s Waldo?”
  44. “Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?”
  45. “Do you want to take over the world?”
  46. “Can you smell that?”
  47. “Why is six afraid of seven?”
  48. “Meow.”
  49. “Do you love me?”
  50. “Is the tooth fairy real?”
  51. “Do you have a boyfriend?”
  52. “Knock knock.”
  53. “What are you wearing?
  54. “Who loves orange soda?”

For the Holidays

  1. “How ugly is your holiday sweater?”
  2. “Who’s your favorite reindeer?”
  3. “Is there a Santa?”


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