Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Chinese Room Argument

Message to Turing: Perfect computer simulations of language use ain't necessarily the real thing.

Phil and Frankie buy a boat

Phil Harris Alice Faye Show, 5-22-49 Click to listen, right click to own.

Vacation plans: Phil wants to tour Kentucky distilleries or travel to Hawaii. Alice isn't interested in either, but Frankie talks Phil into buying a boat, the "Flying Mermaid." From whom, you ask? 

Frankie: "I know a guy." 

H.M.S. Pettibone.

Salvage operations ensue.

This is one of the series' best episodes.