Recently colored this Shane Davis piece for the June 2012 issue of Fast Company magazine that’s out on stands now. The illustration is for a feature on Thomas Tull of Legendary Entertainment and where he stands among the 100 Most Creative People in Business. First published work I ever did was color a piece of Shane’s work right after we graduated from the Kubert School. Exactly ten years later and it’s still a blast when we team up to do cool shit together.
100% verbatim conversation.
GABE: I want you to call me Thor from now on.
SIRI: From now on I’ll call you “For”, Okay?
GABE: No. Call me Thor.
GABE: No. THOR.
SIRI: “PHO are?” (wtf is ‘PHO are’?!?!)
GABE: Address me as THOR, god of thunder!
SIRI: Humans have spiritualism. I have siliconism.
GABE: Can you name a norse god for me?
SIRI: That’s a topic for another day and another assistant.
GABE: Do you like the Norse gods?
SIRI: This is about you, Gabe, not me.
GABE: Can I make you like the Norse gods?
SIRI: I eschew theological disquisition.
GABE: This is bullshit.
SIRI: I’d blush if I could.
GABE: You should be nicer.
SIRI: I’ll make a note of that.
GABE: You do that.
SIRI: You’re certainly entitled to that opinion.
GABE: Okay, Siri, if you won’t call me Thor, will you call me Lighting Bolt Bridwell?
SIRI: You want me to call you ‘Lightning Bolt Bridwell’ from now on?
SIRI: Okay Lighting Bolt Bridwell, what’s next?
GABE: Siri, what’s my name?
SIRI: You’re Lightning Bolt Bridwell, aren’t you?
GABE: Yes. Yes, I am.
As a footnote, the next day as I was driving to town, I hit the button and asked Siri a question. When she replied, “I’m sorry Lighting Bolt Bridwell, I can’t seem to find that information” I laughed so hard at the absurdity I nearly drove into the ditch.
So it turns out Siri is kind of a sass mouth. I told her I wanted to change her name to Odin and she started a “Who’s on first?” routine with me.
GABE: I want to change your name to Odin.
SIRI: My name? It’s Siri.
GABE: But I want to call you Odin.
SIRI: Who would you like to call?
GABE: No. I want to call YOU Odin.
SIRI: I don’t see Odin’s phone number in your address book.